Eureka - Citra
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,550
4.28 | pDev: 6.31%
Nov 04, 2022
Dec 28, 2013
Eureka - CitraEureka - 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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Rated: 4 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by smb71481 from Vermont

Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
a: murky burnt orange and light yellow color with a large, 3 finger frothy white head. a bit murky for a Blonde, but that's ok

s: very delicate aroma. sweet citrus, sweet grains and a very faint touch of sweetness. faint onion and pineapple. lemongrass and sweet citrus. nice crackery backbone

t: crackers, onion, and light pineapple. lemongrass and grains. sweet grains and very faint sweet lemons. lots of dry crackers in here with some oranges

m: light mouthfeel with strong carbonation

o: light and easy to drink. i don't get too much citrus, and i might like to see a bit more grainy from a Blonde, but that's just me. nice one, but worthy of the #1 rank....i'm not sure
Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by DustyBeerz from New York

Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Canned 7/12/22. “With Citra” stamped on the bottom of the can. Thank you Tree House, I’m aware

Alright, the last beer from my mini trip to Tree House earlier in the week and I saved the best for last. This is the highest rated American Blonde Ale on BA, and I’ve been waiting a long time to catch this one. They’ve only brewed it a few times since I’ve started going, but I always seem to miss it. When I saw they had this and I had some free time on a weekday, I knew I had to go. Let’s crack it open and see what it’s all about

Pours a cloudy pale gold with 2 fingers of soapy off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

This is super bright and fruity in the nose, not really distinguishing itself much from its NEIPAs in that regard but I do enjoy it. I’m picking up on aromas of orange juice, lemon zest, toasted grain, peppery hops, crackery malt, light toffee, and pithy grapefruit

In taste it’s a bit more subdued and traditional, and much better than the aroma because of it. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting bready malt, pithy grapefruit, toasted grain, lemon zest, floral hops, light honey, and orange juice. The swallow brings notes of lemon juice, crackery malt, orange zest, floral hops, fresh grass, white pepper, honey, and light gooseberry

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a very crisp beer. Finishes very dry with a slight sweetness for balance

I really enjoyed this one. Downright crushable regardless of whether or not you can really define the style, but I don’t really care about that
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden. It tastes how it smells. Some light amounts of mango and grapefruit. Definitely some residual vegetal hop matter. Like in a abrasive hop burn way but close to that. It was light and nice to drink, but definitely far from perfect.
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.91 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.1 by jdlive from Massachusetts

Apr 28, 2021
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.37 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Apr 21, 2021
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.25 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by bubseymour from Maryland

Sep 25, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.4 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ale_addin from Illinois

Sep 01, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Jul 27, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4 by PatrickCT from Connecticut

Mar 17, 2020
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.16 by AD17 from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.28 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2019
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Rated by jykleo from New York

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 9/12. Poured on 9/20.

ABA ABV4.2%.
Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by eddiefl from New York

Sep 21, 2019
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