Eureka W/ Citra
Tree House Brewing Company

Eureka W/ CitraEureka W/ Citra
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Blonde Ale - American
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Ranked #1,057
4.28 | pDev: 6.31%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Eureka W/ CitraEureka W/ Citra
Notes: Our Jam! Eureka w/Citra explodes with citrus fruit on the nose and the palate , and finishes cleanly with light bits of cracker malt. Someone forgot to tell it that it's only 4.1% alcohol. A beautiful and pungent, yet delicate and highly drinkable beer!
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AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned: 04/20/21

L: Pours a pale gold color with a full haze. A gentle pour gives a finger and a half of fine, white head with good retention. The head leaves fat rings of lace as it goes down.

S: Oranges, grapefruit, citrus rind, a touch of grainy malt, and a hint of tropical fruit.

T: This one is packed with flavor for a 4.2% ABV beer. I get orange rind, grapefruit flesh, a touch of lemon-lime, a light grainy malt character lending a touch of sweetness, light notes of passionfruit, and a bit of herbal bitterness on the backend and finish.

F: Medium-light body with medium to medium-low carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of creaminess coming in mid palate and riding to the finish which has very light dryness to it.

O: This is an excellent blonde and an excellent example of what can be done with citra in a low ABV beer. If I didn't see the haze I could almost imagine I was drinking a Lawson's Super Session; granted the mouthfeel has definately got a bit of the signature Treehouse house style to it. Highly recommended!

May 13, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of citrus up front along with some lighter tropical fruit and floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and then slowly picks up some tropical fruit, floral tones, and crackery malt. Lightly bitter. Finishes with lingering citrus

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft

O: A very good blonde ale that does a great job highlighting the citra. Super easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out

Apr 25, 2021
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dele from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow with a quickly dissipating head. Looks more carbonated than a typical TH beer, maybe because the body is thinner (no surprise at its low ABV).

Nose is straight citra: grapefruit and lime with just a touch of grass.

Really nice body, certainly lighter and less fluffy than TH IPAs, but just right for a easy drinker.

Flavors are once again pure citra, this is just delicious.

A wonderful beer. Perfect for a warm afternoon or to cap off a day of heavier beers.

Apr 24, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a conundrum to me. It doesn’t look like a blonde ale (never seen one that is cloudy), and the mouthfeel is a bit “brighter” than I’ve seen in blonde ales.

But it smells great (obvious citrus aromas given the Citra hopping, but also a malt note), and it tastes great.

All in all, I’m not sure it’s a blonde ale, but I am sure that I really like it, which is what matters, IMHO.

Oct 16, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a skim cap with a fat collar; very little lacing;

S: bright Citra balanced by light malt;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking; refreshing; not as hop forward as I expected;

Sep 23, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/12/20. "Citralicious deliciousness!" Light yellow, somewhat hazy appearance with dense white foam. Nice citrusy smell. Taste was a little milder than Tree House DIPAs, but still was very bright and refreshing. The citrus tang lingered on the back of the tongue long after the beer was gone. Extremely drinkable beer, perfect for quaffing by the pool on hot days. I still prefer the heft of some of the more robust TH beers, but this one is a really nice change of pace, and better than most of the TH pale ales.

Aug 03, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 6/12. Pours a pale golden yellow, a shade darker than the can it came in. A thick frothy head, drinking it is like trying to get through the whipped cream on top of a milkshake. I’m glad the word “pungent” is in the description, because that is a 100 accurate way to describe the smell. Citrus hops are very powerful, light bready malt undercurrent. Taste is dank citrusy hops, flavors of lemon and mild orange. Feel is light bodied, slightly dry finish, very easy sipper. I have not had a lot of this style, and a number of the ones I have had incorporated adjuncts. This doesn’t need any-it’s a straight up refreshing easy sipper, and it’s my first non IPA from Tree House, so I can see they’re not a one trick pony.

Jul 25, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from Jeremy. Milky pale yellow body with a fine head. Light citrus, milky notes in the aroma. Taste is lemon peel, grapefruit. Very light on the palate.

Nov 08, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is super fresh aromas of citrus fruit, sweet lemon and cane sugar. Bright, aromatic and delicious. Beer opens crisp. I get lemon, fresh cut oranges and a touch of grassiness towards the end. Real nice. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down crisp, refreshing and clean.

Could be one of the most drinkable beers ever. Perfect for the warm summer days.

Oct 16, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in a willibecker. Pours a bright, straw gold with a loose, quarter inch, white head. Clarity is somewhat hazy. Nose is lovely - huge hits of Citra upfront and light toasted malts in the background. Taste consistent with nose; albeit, malt character is upfront and hop character is quite subdued, yet floral and citrus notes still come out. Mouthfeel is light in body with a bright carbonation. Overall, really quite quaffable and enjoyable ay 4.2%

Oct 05, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice hop-first blonde. Tangerine color in the glass, creamy lace head. The Citra hop flavor ran a little ahead of the malt flavor, giving a little juice, and a little more heft than a conventional blonde. Best in summer.

Aug 19, 2019
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Naughead from Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rating it for the style - low alcohol beers do not get better than this! It's bursting with Citra flavor, way more than the ABV. It's almost perfect, not quite Juluis, but amazing nonetheless. It cannot be compared to other low alcohol beers - none of them match up. Yes, it's that good!

May 07, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very refreshing light beer at the right price point. Smells of citrus and passion fruit. Crushable at low ABV for those that are looking for a good golf course beer, etc.

Apr 07, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up two cans at the Tree House brewery in Charlton for $2.80 per can. My thirty fifth brew from these guys. I was favorably impressed by this, which was very refreshing after playing rugby. This would be a great beach beer, & love the price point.

Apr 06, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/21/19 canning date

Lighter yellow squash, fully hazed, leaving nice looking fine sheeting.

Mild tropical fruit nose

Lighter, fresh, zesty, tropical fruits...light grapefruit, tangerines, class sessioner

Mar 29, 2019
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Pdrisk from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer! Grab this one when you shouldn't have any more! 4% APV vs 8% APV makes a big difference, but not in taste! Bud Light doesn't stand a chance. Thank you Treehoues, please make low APV beers more available. "Lights On" and "Baby Bright are also outstanding!

Feb 14, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can from brutalfarce! Poured into Calusa mini snifter. Can date 7/4/18 (I like to let my Tree House beer refrigerate for 4-5 months before enjoyment to stave off the "green" flavors).

Hazy light blonde color with a fuzzy creamy head of 1 finger. Recedes to 1/2 finger and has hilly lacing around the glass.

Lovely Tree House house yeast lifts to the olfactory with notes of tangerine, navel orange, and white grapefruit. Slight passion fruit. It's gorgeous and mouth watering.

Oh, this is lovely. It's not an IPA, but almost. It's light and fizzy enough that you can session it all day, but why? Just sip it and enjoy the flavors....which are of tangerine, orange, grapefruit juice, and fruity banana yeast.

Feel is a touch too carbonated but that could be the age of the can. Otherwise it's light and effervescent, with faint lingering resins left behind.

Overall, very enjoyable and an incredible beer. Tree House yeast does wonders. Wish I knew their secret.

Oct 22, 2018
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DavidR_9 from California

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More like a session ipa but blonde ale yeast finish before another wave of zesty citrusy hoppiness. Also has that classic treehouse bubblegum flavor but fairly light compared to their pales and ipas. Hazy golden yellow and tall white head. It’s crushable.

Aug 22, 2018
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light, hazy yellow with a white head.

I get lemon, crackery malt, orange rind, white pepper, and bubblegum. Tasty and complex for 4% alcohol. Medium mouthfeel.

Solid beer.

Aug 12, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated July 23, 2018. Purchased July 27, 2018 and poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Hazy orange, with a bit of yellow/gold. 1F+ head, some lacing, and a cap and ring.

S: Orange/lemon, grassy nose with light malts. Light and pleasant.

T: Really follows nose almost to perfection. More grassy than earthy. Crisp-ish neutral finish.

F: Light-bodied, light carbonation. Very solid construction and very well-balanced. Super poundable.

O: Probably as good of a session IPA as you're going to find anywhere.

Aug 03, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7/23/18 "Citralicious Deliciousness"

Hazy straw color with pale white tones. Thick and opaque, creamy white foam dome remains chunky, solid lace.

The fruity and earthy Citra hop aroma dominates, with a sour-malty, cream of corn style, backdrop. Very bright and intense hoppy nose!

A very light feeling approach, thick and full feeling of heavy hops and seriously sour toned blonde style malt seems just about right for The style. The Citra hop density and complexity is not known from within this style. IPA level hop charecter with Treehouses classic, healthy and thick appearance and overall style.

High grade drinkability, easy breazy style, low abv. Brew with major hop complexity.

Aug 02, 2018
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Boto from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can: This one pours a milky straw yellow color. There was a small white head that leaves some lacing. Good nose. Lots of citrus hops. Maybe a touch light, but it is only a 4.2% beer. The taste is very good. A fair amount of bitterness, especially for a blond ale. Taste is mainly the citra hops. Very drinkable.

Jul 31, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotty lace from a decent head. Very cloudy yellow color.

Floral hop aroma. A bit of iron to the nose.

The flavor is harsher but in a good way. Very high bitterness for a blonde.

Jul 07, 2018
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Worcester90 from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this series and my first time trying Citra. Any hate these get is unwarranted. Super sessionable, especially an warm days. Loads of flavor at only 4.2%

May 18, 2018
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NathanBeets from South Dakota

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/3/18 could be a day or two off. Consumed 2/7/18.

Typical Tree House look, minus a little opaqueness.

Best American Blonde Ale I have had, can't say I have had many but this one is great. Expect nonetheless from Tree House Brewing.

Feb 07, 2018
Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 995 ratings