Eureka W/ Citra | Tree House Brewing Company

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Eureka W/ CitraEureka W/ Citra
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by jaasen64 on 12-28-2013

BEER STATS
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#1,152
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
929
pDev:
6.31%
 
 
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
Photo of Andrew041180
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a vibrant golden straw color into an Allagash glass the day I brought it home from the brewery. I was surprised to see that it was quite hazy. There is a creamy, bright white head that retains remarkably well, aided by a strong amount of visible carbonation. A little bit of lacing remains on the sides of the glass.

S - Fairly light aroma, but what I can pick up is very nice. I get a little bit of peach mixed with tropical fruit. Little bit of pine. A touch of bready sweetness as well.

T - Follows the nose. The flavors are all there, and very well blended. It doesn't really vary significantly from front to back. Maybe just a hint of bitterness on the back end, but only enough to balance.

M - I have a hard time not giving this a 5. It's so incredibly soft and pillowy. I struggle not to just drink this right down. It finishes clean and just begs you to drink more.

O - I thought that Eureka would be the lesser sibling of the Tree House lineup. Big mistake. Next time I have an opportunity to grab this one I've already got a 2L reserved for it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled a couple days ago, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent creamy head covering, hazy murky blond peach pineapple color. Great soapy lacing.

Nose is great, bright floral tropical fruit, lots of citrus, tons of citra, hint of the kiwi tropical fruits, light floral character, passion fruit, grapefruit pith, orange creamsicle, mild dank resin and musty, papaya, little tangerine, etc.

Taste is juicy, a mix of the juicy citrus tropical fruit with a little blond grainy malt almost straw like, little grainy and crackery with a hint of yeast. Nice mango and passion fruit, less citrus, little orange rind and musty resin. Mild melon like and grapefruit pith, little thin though. Finish is dry and fairly bitter, nice grapefruit and passion fruit lingering, little melon rind, pretty tasty.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb, little thin though.

Overall very nice, so much citra and tropical hop fruit character in your face, little thin but still nice.

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Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this would be the 3rd or 4th I have had this brew over the years. Can brewed on the big new system.

A- Tallboy empties into my teku with a moderately hazy yellow-golden brew. The head is thick, frothy and white retaining well. Very thick clouds of lace at the top with large webs cascading from the base of that.

S- Mostly clean base from the yeast and pale cracker malts give the hops the stage. Toned back strength from the TH Pales and IPAs but still fresh tropical and citrus notes of mango, oranges, lime zest, papaya and slight passionfruit.

T- More to mention here as the malts and yeast base open up a lot compared to the aroma. Notes of yeast bread, cracker, cereal and cracked pale base grains. That being said it is still hop-centric with aforementioned tropical and citrus fruits coming to mind. Bubble gum, banana hint in the background; something I have noticed more in TH brews recently.

MF- Creamy and frothy consistency in a medium bodied Blonde Ale. Carbonation level is moderately high leading to a crisp and lightly bitter finish.

Light and sessionable brew packing plenty of hop flavors smoothed out with a pale grainy base. Not a pungent juice bomb but somewhat more balanced and appropriate for the style. Quaffable.

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Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a cloudy light orange.

The aroma hits of peaches, oranges, tropical, a light crackery malt.

The flavor follows with bright peachy candy, lemon, tangerine sherbet, citrus zest, orange pith, a touch of Juicy Fruit, a crackery malt base with pale ale and some cereal, oats possibly, a light lingering grassy bitterness.

A stellar sessionable hoppy beer.

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Photo of bluehende
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can that was about 6 weeks old. This is an amazing beer for 4.1%. By far the best session IPA I have ever had. Creamy and citrusy to the max.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my brother for sharing this -purchased from the brewery enjoyed in a tumbler chilled.

The color is golden with thick haze and white head after settling with fine bead and lace that sticks. The smell is very aromatic with hops -very dank hop smell with weed-like and tropical smell almost a pineapple quality with citrus and nice herbal odor dominant with slight yeast ester and low malt in the nose. The feel is very resinous with low bitterness with mild astringent element and light body with mostly dry finish.

The flavor is very juicy tangy and herbal with a spicy element and almost minty hop flavor with slight lemon-lime in the middle with light malt in the taste to support with mild sweetness and gentle yeast adds to the flavor as it finishes with a lingering taste of hops. This is an excellent blonde with good hop flavor and light summery refreshing quality with drinkable all around pleasant in taste and feel.

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Photo of mothman
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blonde ale with a massive amount of hops. Reminds me of a watered down ipa. Very citrusy and fruity. I like it.

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Photo of mynie
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler growled yesterday and consumed within 18 hours or so.

Pours dark yellow and very hazy. Maybe a bit aggressively colored for the style, but still pretty.

Smells strongly of Citra against a backbone of barley, yeast, and cereal. Imagine a nice, chewy American blonde Ale (like how Goose Island's used to be) against mango citrus. Quite nice.

Tastes just as delicious and well-balanced as the aroma had led me to believe. Mango Citra starts things off, moving into a middle and finish that's a straight-up American against a background of tropical fruit.

Citra is probably the best imaginable hop for single hopping a style as meek as an American blonde, but it could perhaps be too easy; the hop is delicious enough all by its lonesome, so you can get away with a not-so-great malt backbone. Treehouse's effort is excellent because while the Citra takes the main stage, this is still recognizably an American Blonde. And aside from Half Acre's Gossamer Golden Ale, which takes a much more complex and spicy approach to the style, this is probably the best ABA I've ever had.

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Photo of beaver69693
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tectactoe
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sherls30
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AshlandNacho
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jcorn
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmcurran
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Rejis
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 929 ratings