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Eureka W/ Citra | Tree House Brewing Company

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Eureka W/ CitraEureka W/ Citra

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this is not going to be challenging the Tree House heavies any time soon, it is a very drinkable, tasty beer. It is kind of Tree House lite in every regard -- smell, taste, and mouth feel (hence the 4.1 ABV). Some typical, albeit muted tropicals on the nose. I guess it is the citra bringing in a little extra grapefruit taste to go with the tropical fruits. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really impressive for a 4.1 abv session beer. Smell is tremendous with lots of fruity, hoppy notes. Taste is well balanced with some decent malt body to go with the mild bitterness from the hops.

Easy to drink and tons of flavor and body for a beer of this scale... would be happy to drink again, especially down here in Texas!

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Semi-hazy straw gold with a large white head. Aroma has strong notes of tangerine and lemons as well as hints of pineapple and grass. For flavor, we have strong notes of lemon and tangerine as well with a nice light biscuity malt character. Nice and dry and refreshing. Light body with medium carbonation that blends well with the rest of the beer. Overall, great beer. Would love to drink many more of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of avas
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Canned 8/8/16. Consumed 9/1/16.

A: Pours a light golden orange with about a finger and half of pillowy white head. Really strong carbonation is apparent in the glass as bubbles stream up from the bottom. Medium plus haze allows for minimal light to pass through the glass. It's not quite as turbid as some of their thicker beers, but it's got that NE haze for sure.

S: Pretty much all Citra on the nose. Sweet peach, pineapple, and lots of tangerine. Bits of bready, bubblegum yeast/malt and the slightest hint of a dank, herbaceous quality. Huge nose relative to the ABV... Smells better than a lot of IPAs in the 7+% range.

T: Big tropical fruit notes hit you up front, way more potent than anything I've ever gotten from a beer in this ABV range. Mango and peach for sure. Notes are big up front, but fade quickly to allow a yeasty, bubblegum flavor to really shine through. It's the same note I get in many of the IPAs, a very unique almost banana-bready flavor I've heard aptly likened to Juicy Fruit bubblegum. Light crackery malt and another round of fruit--this time, more sweet citrus than tropical--hits on the finish, the malt flavor lingers for a while.

M: So creamy for a 4.1% blonde. Perhaps it's the perfect level of carbonation, but like all Tree House beers, this one just glides across the tongue with silky smoothness. It finishes dry, but without overwhelming bitterness (medium).

O: This is straight up crazy for a 4.1% blonde. Tree House really can do no wrong. Here's they've taken on a style that is difficult to do right and absolutely nailed it. Eureka w/ Citra doesn't have any of the bitterness or dryness that plagues even the most highly rated beers in the 'session' category. Not only does it avoid feeling watery--rather, it actually feels creamier than beers 1.5x its ABV. It packs a huge punch of aroma and flavor, and given it's size, it truly is crushable. On a warm summer day, there's almost nothing I'd rather drink than a few of these!

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 8/18 into a nonic pint glass yesterday. Pours an opaquely hazy bright gold color with a thin head that fades to nothingness.

Sweet aroma, light citrus, bit of dank hoppiness, floral notes. Flavor wise it has that dry bread in the beginning, followed up with some sweet fruit, melon rind, raw hops, citrus, and bit of grass. Good hop flavor on the finish.

Light in the stomach, easy to quaff but yet still packing a whallop of citra. Would love to have again.

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Photo of joezak5
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Dull hazy gold... pure white lingering two inch head.
S: Soft bready pineapple and lemons... this is not your normal citrus beating from Tree House, but for a 4.1% ABV this is the best smelling beer I've had.
T: Hop soaked lemon meringue pie and candied pineapple... dry and delicate hoppy finish.
F: Delicate and lightly hoppy... it begs you to take big glorious gulps. I do want to drink this all day.
O: A perfect light-by-alcohol beer packed with flavor.

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Photo of tigg924
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, bright yellow in color with one inch head. Taste is big juice, lemon and oranges. Light bodied, slightly bitter and dangerously drinkable. I think I prefer Eureka with Galaxy better, but this is still in the top five blonde ales I have had.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, orange-yellow coloring, with a tall, foamy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of orange, lemon zest, and pineapple, with grassy and subtle piney notes. Some light pepper spicing in there, too. Flavors are tart and sweet forward, with a solid citrus blend of lemon and orange rind, followed by some pineapple and melon notes. The backbone of pine and grass, both dank and subtly spiced, help to balance out the beer on the light, soft, smooth body. The aftertaste is more of the tart and sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes, with a subtle acidity starting to build. Light, effervesced finish, with a fruity linger. Good, refreshing, drinkable beer.

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Photo of ComeTogether
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up in a 750ml bottle and cans at the brewery. If this isn't the best blonde ale ever made, I can't imagine what is. Drinking Eureka is this: subtle hops aroma therapy followed by a quenching/satisfying easy palette of ale grain and slight tartness. Consider yourself one of the privileged few if you have the good fortune to drink this brew.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought on the Friday before Fathers Day weekend. Finally getting around to review it from a glass. The beer has a murky, pale yellow appearance with hints of orange in the light. Patchy lacing forms on the sides while a thin ring lines the glass. Sweet lemon citrus aromas can be smelled from the beer with a little pine, bread, and grapefruit. This beer balances a lot of flavors without being overwhelming. The beer is generally sweet, refreshing, and crisp with a balance of grapefruit, lemon, and spiced malts. The beer has a great body; not too light, but not too creamy. Outstanding really. Overall, this is a fantastic, well balanced blonde ale that is full of flavor.

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Photo of professorchow
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought at Brewery Saturday, multiple tastings from Growler and tallboy since then. Wonderful citrusy/floral nose--one of my favorites, ever--but the rest of the beer isn't up to that level. To me, this beer is still really impressive as a triumph of craft over style: How interesting can an American blonde ale be? I'd thought not at all, so, to me, this one is surprisingly interesting. I'd rather have any number of the other amazing beers from Tree House, but this is very flavorful for 4% alcohol. An excellent summer ale. Later note after more tastings: I am finding that it keeps growing on me. Upping my rating a bit.

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Photo of Lappleby24
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Love at first sip. Poured from can to tulip. Straw colored with a beautiful cloudiness. Citra really shines through in the nose with notes of tropical fruit. Same tropical notes in the flavor. Subtle, but flavors really pop. Very refreshing. Perfect for a summer afternoon. Will definitely drink again - just wish I didn't have to drive all the way to get my hands on it.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy straw color with a healthy 2-finger fluffy white head. The head dissipates into a nice crown but leaves very little in the way of lacing.

The aroma is definitely the best part of this beer. As soon as you open the can a wave of orange citrus and grapefruit comes through assertively and continues as you poor it into the glass. After the head settles there are plenty of notes of mango and pineapple. On the back end is the subtle but present cracker malt.

The taste starts off with plenty of citrus, as well as a touch of mango. Finishes on the crackery malt with a faint peppery spice character lingering after each sip.

The feel is medium-light bodied with relatively low carbonation. Slightly oily as the beer coats the mouth, then finishes on the dry side. Not real crisp or smooth but definitely refreshing.

Overall, a very solid if slightly disappointing beer. The flavors certainly represent the low ABV but I think they could have been better given the aroma. The mouthfeel is also not what I look for in this style. Still, a very drinkable and refreshing beer that's perfect for summer.

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Photo of pkalix
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow. this is delicious!this is the perfect starter beer for the day! which it is. a little thin but that is probably due to the lower alcohol content. lots of flavor though and that's what counts. ok, i lied, abv is important also.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

huge thanks to rob for the impromptu treehouse share. canned 4/21/16 says keep cold drink now. very light and super drinkable. feels a little faded, but easy drinking.

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Photo of ELS
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I took one whiff of this beer and a huge smile came across my face! Wow does that citra smell good! Grapefruit and a little orange. Then, I tasted it and I was a bit disspointed. I was expecting big flavor but received a little citrus followed by a dry, bitter flavor that wasn't living up to the aroma. Also, the feel was not that smooth and a little overcarbonated. Overall, the aroma was the best part and thereafter it didn't deliver the beer I was hoping for. This is the fourth hop forward beer I've had from TH and other than Julius (which is great) I'm not jumping on the hype bandwagon.

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Photo of Rejis
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've previously had the Eureka with Mosaic so when i stopped at Tree House on Saturday, I knew I had to try this one. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Tree House session glass, it has a light hazy fizzy yellow appearance with a thin but foamy head that leaves a generous lacing at is it dissipates. The aroma is all citrus: orange, grapefruit, and something very tropical. On first taste, I get light crisp citrus, mostly grapefruity, that is followed by nice dry bitterness to finish. The mouth feel on this brew is crisp and dry, nicely carbonated. Overall, I think I like the Mosaic version slightly better but it's very close!

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Photo of zshaft
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours hazy cloud of yellow orange. smells of biscut and lite hops. from a 4 percent beer this delivers. taste is bright juicy citrus flavors w mouthfeel of much heavier beer. I like eureka w mosaic better but the whole series is top notch. no better session out there. my rating based on style. as a blonde ale this is amazing. drinks like a world class ipa

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance- Two finger soapy head. Color is light yellow and completely dense and hazy. No visibility whatsoever.

aroma- Tons of hop aroma with juicy citrus, peach, and mango standing out. Little bit of a bready malt hiding in the background.

taste- Follows the nose exactly except for a few things. It starts off with a huge punch of the citra hops followed by a stronger presence of bready malts. Very little to no bitterness whatsoever.

Feel- Light bodied for sure and a little thin at times, but overall its impressive how much body it has for 4%. The feel gets better as it warms too, picking up a creamier texture.

Overall- Its incredible how hop flavor is packed into this 4% blonde, and how much body is present. Blindfolded this could fool me for a 5-5.5% pale ale. Really good stuff, solid balance, incredibly drinkable, and a perfect summer beer too.

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Photo of GregA135
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not really a fan of blonde ales, but the citrus and hops gave this brew its awesome taste! I seriously need to visit this brewery just so I can stack up on their amazing beers!

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juicy and tropical. Clean and bright. Doesn't feel thin despite the low ABV. Wonderful balance. Packs so much flavor at such a sessionable level. Very impressive.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz canned on 11/3/15, "Drink me now!" inscription. Okay!

Pale gold in color and hazy with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention and a fair amount of lacing.

Light biscuit malt aroma with citrus, flowers, and apple. Taste follows suit with all of the balance towards the hops, leaving a very bitter finish.

Medium-light body, soft carbonation and an oily texture.

Despite the low ABV, this one was a little too thick for a blonde ale. The hops were too prevalent and failed to create a crisp, clean beer. Perhaps filtering it a little more would improve the mouthfeel. Still glad I had the opportunity to try. Not a bad beer by any means, just failed to impress. Thanks, Ian!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Cloudy yellow with finger white head, coating lace. Light citrusy aroma. Light cracker malt taste with citrus peel presence, nicely balanced, flavors work well together. Finishes dry with grain and orange peel lingering. Medium mouthfeel better than expected. Overall very tasty hoppy blonde, would definitely drink again.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Patrick!

A mildly hazy light yellow with a dense white head with good retention and nice lacing, this looks good. The nose is relatively clean and focused on the hops with stone fruit and citrus along with some grass. The sweetness that afflicts other Tree House beers is absent here; instead a mild straw like malt backbone that complements the hops is present. The palate opens bright and fruity with citrus and white peach, a little grape and sine floral honey. The mid palate has some grain flavors with a mild sweetness present. There is a mild aspirin and grassy bitterness present. Light in body with a moderate level of carbonation, this beer finishes dry and mildly bitter with some nice fruit notes. Maybe a little thin at times? Solid.

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Photo of W_Des
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden yellow from the can. Nose is full of the CItra with lemon and orange sweetness coming through. Body is lightly citrusy juicy with good malt presence. Really easy drinking and would be great on a beach.

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