Eureka W/ Citra
Tree House Brewing Company

Eureka W/ CitraEureka W/ Citra
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #1
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
95
Ranked #957
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.31%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
977
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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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Reviews by musicsherlock:
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4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of AD17
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 BobZ
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of skyfra
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of professorchow
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
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 Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UrbHawkEye
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwyrwa2421
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
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 abrodsky
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abbbp
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffGuilly
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dansushi
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mersh
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rockernino
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy appearance. Really nice aroma with a drinkable, hoppy flavor profile. Could drink this all summer.

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Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 977 ratings