Eureka W/ Citra | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaasen64 on 12-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
803
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
6.26%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
205
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 803 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of Kwazilla
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Samact
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Eureka" is an exclamation usually reserved for striking gold. But then again, blond is close enough. Tree House takes their juicy and hazy talents to the often under appreciated blond ale to see if their special hop treatment can resuscitate this American style of beer.

Eureka with Citra does just the trick, enlivening the senses with a starburst of citrus, tropical and light herbal perfumes. Captured above the pale, turbid and frothy golden ale; the seductive scent is followed by a first sip of honey, angel food cake, powdered sugar and the freshness of baking wheat bread.

As the creamy sweetness of lightly kilned barley and pale wheat shed a soothing taste of vanilla across the middle palate, the rounded taste of hops apply citrusy layers of tangerine and pink grapefruit, with a quick followup of mango and apricot before trailing modestly bitter with herbal hints of lemon verbena, sassafras and cedar.

Medium bodied and creamy from start to finish, the blond ale dries slowly on the finish and allows the beer to retain an even keel balance early and often. Although hoppy to taste and in scent, its associated bitterness is light, smooth and a far cry from the gullet gripping tendencies of IPA.

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Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a snifter. A very hazy bright yellow color with a frothy white head. Decent retention in the glass. Bright grapefruit and orange zest on the nose with faint bread. The first sip brought bursting citrus flavors with floral notes and a biscuity presence. Light on the palate with a clean, dry finish, ringing with citrus. Huge flavor in this one.

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Photo of haazer
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got 4 of these along with 20 Lights On after Alter Ego sold out in front of me in line :( Canned on 6/8/17

A - A beautiful, tangerine colored brew that is very bubbly pours allowing for a lasting chunky white foam that sit's atop. Reminds me of whip cream on top of hot chocolate. Lacing is left on glass.

S - Citra hop on display. Very tangy, ripe orange/tangerine slices. Piney hop scent as well.

T - Pale bready biscuit malt leads to a sweet citrusy juice that the hop delivers. Quenching throughout with a dry crisp finish.

M - Incredibly light, highly carbed and insanely drinkable.

O - Although sad I missed Alter Ego, this is so refreshing and drinkable I am glad to have gotten it. This is the perfect summer beer. So crushable yet it makes you appreciate it with how well the citra is displayed.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobbyT836
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclejazz
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fathercharles
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwyrwa2421
3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic summer beer! So smooth and easy to drink. Thus far, it's my favorite in the Eureka series!

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while back, as this beer had a date of 8/18 on the bottom of the can with "ALL THE FUN" written above it, and "1/2 THE BUZZ" written below it. Normally, Tree House's beers are dank hop bombs but this was a thoroughly enjoyable session American Blonde Ale that still had hints of fruit and hops at the same time.

The pour to this was nice as the beer had a hazy, golden hue to it that was a bit muted but was certainly bright enough to be enjoyable. Plenty of head and rings of thick, soapy lacing were left behind as I worked my way through this. Not a strong aroma to this but there were some dank citrus hops and vanilla creamsicle to be had with both of those becoming more pronounced in the taste. Combined with bread, grain, and cracker for the malt and a hint of melon pith, those were more than enough to give this beer depth and keep it from being a typical, mindless Blonde Ale like so many others out there.

Not only was this tasty, but it was easy to quaff given it's amazingly low alcoholic content. It's not often that a beer this weak grows on me like this did, but I wish I had more cans of it here. Summer brews don't get much better than this, but would you expect anything less from Tree House?

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

aromas and flavors of fresh cut grass, green herbal note, lemon, bready malts, a sweet yeasty note that hints of bubblegum. super mellow hint of piney bitterness on the finish. mouthfeel is on point for style. super well balanced and clean, incredibly refreshing. this is easily the best ive tasted in the style, awesome stuff!!

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Photo of oldsailor
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darth_Smacktard
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best blonde ale ever.

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Photo of Sinesipm
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I have ever had. Great summer beer with light citrus flavor.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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