Eureka W/ Galaxy
Tree House Brewing Company

Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy
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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #3
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,692
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
348
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Massachusetts, United States
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Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy
Notes: An elegant showcase for Australian Galaxy hops, this riff on our favorite blonde ale has just the pale malt bill in common with her sister beer, Eureka. Delicate and pleasantly hoppy, with aromatic and flavorful notes of pineapple, passionfruit, and citrus, you'll have a hard time believing this one is so sessionable. Refined and bright, this is the perfect beer for any occasion. We absolutely adore it.
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 12/5/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Moderate retention and lacing. Unripe peach and white grape in the nose. Light bodied with a thinnish mouthfeel. Peach with grapefruit and orange pith on the palate. Finishes dry with lingering pithy citrus and zero malt.

Jan 07, 2020
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought at the brewery yesterday. Canned 12/5/19. Only way to tell which hop was used is there is a little slogan on the bottom above the canning date. This one reads: "In a Galaxy far, far away."

a: Opaque orange with a finger thick white head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild tropical fruit,

t: Tangy light fruit combo with moderate bitterness which lingers on the otherwise mainly dry finish.

m; Medium with lots of carbonation tingle.

o: One of the most substantial "session" pales/blondes out there, especially if you are comparing only those called "blonde ale," which tend to be more like a sweetish pilsner. This oe is more like a hoppy American pale or IPA. Tasty enough but the net effect of the hops is not quite in the optimal NEIPA wheelhouse, and it becomes rather unpleasantly bitter as it warms.

Dec 09, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours a cloudy yellow with two fingers worth of fluffy white head. smells of oranges, lemons, mangoes, papaya and even a hint of lime. this is a citrusy tropical fruit bomb on the nose. taste is dominated by oranges with a noticeable bitterness to the finish. there’s some of that dank element i typically get with galaxy hops but not as much. this is is extremely fruit forward. like straight orange juice. mouthfeel is quite full for such a small beer. decently thick and beyond easy drinking. this is an incredible blonde ale. so flavorful for a 4% ale. this has been my favorite of the eureka series thus far having tried everything but nelson. this is something you could reach for again and again and not tire of it.

Nov 01, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a tulip pint glass. Murky yellow with an off-white head and decent lacing. Aroma and flavor a tropical fruit with a light malt backbone. Almost watery, but what do you expect at 4.1% abv? Impressive amount of flavor and mouthfeel for such a light beer.

Oct 21, 2019
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Eureka is a perfect beer to end my night, easy to drink and so smooth; surprisingly to my taste buds, the Galaxy version does not stand out as much as the other variants I have tried

Oct 18, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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 a can, a bahgain. Canned-on date of 10/8, my fifty ninth brew from these guys. Perfect beach beer (working well with college football), like slightly less than the citra version.

Oct 12, 2019
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crotharagain from Rhode Island

3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in a trade

Beautiful appearance in a pint glass as most TH beers are. I normally prefer their DIPA's (and Ma, the amber they put out a while ago...wish that would come back) but this is decent.

For a Blonde Ale - pretty darned good. Light and refreshing. Wouldn't wait in a long line for it though.

Nov 04, 2017
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shrimplypibbles from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the best! poured into a two roads ok2berfest mug. the aroma is out of this world. so inviting and floral. like a beautiful woman. the looks is cloudy and earthy like juicy yum yum. that’s right, pal. the flavor is one that will make you proud to alive during this time. cheers y’all

Nov 04, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Eureka! With "At home in my galaxy" (Blind melon referance...? Obviously with Galaxy hops) printed on bottom of can. 10/26/17 canned on date. Opened on 11/3/17. Soooits freshhhhh.

A wildly hazy and thick white gold and subtle orange ish hues. A bright, white foam topping holds on strong. Tight and intricate lacing leftover.

The aromatic complexity is really something to behold. Dense, sweet fruity hops..??tropical, bright reds and dank blues. Floral, fruity, sweet but light honey scented malt. Some vanilla in the malt but.....wow, man them hops are so bright and stinky! Herbal and spicy chunks of pineapple and harsh dried summer earth just pops.

The first sip delivers a mega ton blast of freshhhh tropical and sweet tasting hops. Juicy but herbal, zippy, light, highly sessionable with a certain complexity meant for bigger, stronger brews. This one tastes and feels like a brew created by John Barley Corn himself in the open and hot fields. Golden malt stuff, wheat, grains, corn....light and zippy malt brings a seriously healthy but light mouthfeel. Refreshing, citrus and deep herbal effect seems endlessly interesting and well developed.

A thick, chunky, hazy pour and appearance, unfiltered but amazingly light feeling with a serious zippy effect. Very bright and happy.

I must admit I like stronger brews with a higher abv% and "session" brews with abv's well below 5 often bore me to death. However, since this was a gift, I must admit, the complexity and righteous flavor makes this the exception to the rule. Easily the most interesting and intense Blonde ale.

Nov 04, 2017
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IPAExpert69 from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Honestly I've been to quite a few breweries and it just dumbfounds me how Tree House makes every single beer they produce incredibly unique and delicious as hell.
L: Hazy, yellow blonde with that unfiltered cloud that perks your ears up just looking at it.
S: The most punch and tangy/hoppy goodness I've ever experienced in an American Blonde Ale.
T: This is a blonde ale, and even knowing I still don't believe it. A TON of flavor and it's only 4.2%. This is the perfect day drinking beer, with the galaxy hops oozing with pineapple and lemony grapefruit flavor.
F: Goes down smooth, you basically look down and the whole can is gone. SOFT mouthfeel with perfect carbonation levels.
O: 4.8696969, not a worldbeater like Treehouse's IPA's and Stouts, but and I cannot stress this enough this is an AMERICAN BLONDE ALE. Taste it and you will realize how incredible an accomplishment it is to make a Blonde have this much taste.

Nov 01, 2017
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mattbchow from New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

People, let us consider that this is a BLONDE ALE. It is only 4.1% and it packs some serious flavor. It's easy sipping enjoyment any time of day.
L: Looks exactly like Green. Has that light greenish-yellow haze that reminds one of lime sherbert.
S: The aroma is incredible. The first thing that hits you is that classic treehouse yeast profile. A little bit like juicy fruit bubblegum and tasty hops. Then you get a big hit of tropical fruits. Passionfruit, pineapple, orange, lemon, and lime.
T: Tastes exactly like Green but toned down.
F: Excellent carbonation and soft mouthfeel as per usual.
O: Awesome beer. It's just exactly what I want because I won't be hammered after drinking a few compared to some of the other higher percentage Tree House offerings.

Oct 29, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out with a huge head that tops the orange honey colored liquid; great stickage and clumpy lacing

Smell: Tropical fruit tones of passion fruit, papaya, guava and a hint of lemon/lime; buttressed by peach and melon

Taste: Bright, floral and juicy, at the outset; slightly dank, with the passion fruit, papaya and guava intermingling with the peach and melon tones; moderately bitter and dank, through the middle, as the lemon/lime flavors emerge; all the elements blend nicely, into the finish, though the honeydew melon is particularly distinct

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation; lively and refreshing

Overall: I don't know why Tree House markets this as a blonde ale when this is clearly a session IPA; I suspect that if they marketed it as a session IPA to the BA community, the scores would be at least .25 higher

Thanks, marcrgrenier, for the opportunity

Oct 06, 2017
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cracking this guy open on this beautiful day in SoCal. Canned on Cinco de Mayo.

Pours an awesome hazy gold, small head of foam.

The aromas here are incredible. So tropical. Getting peach, guava, hints of tangerine. An amazing combination of fruit here. Slight finishes of pine.

Again, a lot of tropical fruit in the flavors. Hints of mango and some more citrus. More of a piney hop presence, and getting malt on the tongue as well. TH defines a fantastic Blonde.

Nice seltzery carbonation, thin body, super crisp and light. Slight malty stickiness lingers. This beer is crazy good.

The second variation of the Eureka series that I’ve tried, and both have been awesome. However, I’ve got to give the edge of Galaxy. This thing is packed with tropical goodness, and the flavors you get are undeniable. Top 3 blondes on my list.

Sep 25, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

26oz can poured into a tulip
Canned 8/9/17

A- pours a murky pale orange with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention long after the pour

S- aroma opens with a blast of tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, guava, peach & passionfruit. Citrus zest and pith, just a trace of malt

T- tropical hop flavor follows the aroma with pineapple, mango and passionfruit leading the way. Mid palate gives some orange zest and grapefruit, dry finish falls off to leave lingers mango, citrus and light malt

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to anfosmy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish, high drinkability

O- undoubtably the most flavorful blonde ale I've had, tropics his throughout while remaining super drinkable

Sep 16, 2017
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curtis6290 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better beers that I've had from the Treehouse family. As an IPA fan, I was hesitant to pick this one up, but am now happy that I did. The feel is light and fluffy, but you get the dank and hoppy feel that Treehouse has introduced to us all. This doesn't feel like a blone ale, which is why the ratings may be so low, but I really enjoyed this one. Can't go wrong with Galaxy.

Sep 06, 2017
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Sheppard from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy mango like hue. Some citrus rind aroma. While there is some flesh fruit character, there is some raw vegetal citrus from the galaxy that really is unavoidably pungent. While the base beer seems good, the galaxy variant isn't exactly my cup of tea.

Aug 31, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 08/09/17

Thick juicy light orange haze with a large, beautifully creamy head leaving behind big chunks of lacing. Light hoppy aroma has that trademark Galaxy hop fruitiness...passion fruit, lime, kiwi, pineapple, and a wee hint of grassy herbs. Super smooth, creamy, fruity hop flavor with a subtle grainy backbone. Big passion fruit, kiwi, tangerine, and red berry flavors, finishing clean without and residual sweetness. Medium-light bodied, finishing super crisp. Delightful.

Aug 20, 2017
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avas from New York

4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: About as pretty as a beer in this style can be. Absolutely gorgeous deep gold mixed with burnt orange. Full, even haze as to suggest juice, not vegetable stock. Plenty of frothy, fluffy, scoopable head that sticks around for while, leaving sticky rings of lacing on the glass. As appealing as any TH beer I've seen.

S: Oh my goodness. Are you kidding me? This is 4.2%? First impression is that I'm smelling Green. Someone at Tree House messed up, and they accidentally put Green in Eureka cans. Seriously, this has that same crazy punch of spicy pineapple, earthy passionfruit, and rich orange sorbet that I get so uniquely in Green. Damn, those Galaxy hops are a crazy animal. It's maybe just a TOUCH on the earthier side, emphasizing more of the pineapple/passionfruit vs. the creamy citrus, but man, that is wild. As it warms, earthy qualities emerge even more. Something tea-like.. ah jasmine flower, that's it. Very floral.

T: Alright, so it isn't Green, but it's not far off. Follows through on the promises of the nose, but not quite as intensely. Soft fruit flavors combine with a sharp, biting resinous quality and a just-barely-sweet malt presence very nicely. There's some passionfruit and pineapple, but more lemon/lime vs. the orange from the aroma. Lighter malt breadiness than I've picked up in other Eureka variants, but it's there toward the finish--very Wonder Bread-esque.

M: Light and airy, using its carbonation as a device to mimic body without compromising flavor. A bit more bitter than other Eureka variants--it has that same bitter green vegetable (think: raw kale) that I get in Green, perhaps even magnified by the lack of malt sweetness given its smaller body.

O: Man, oh, man, if that's not the best sessionable hoppy beer I've ever had... I knew immediately when I smelled it (Green is my favorite IPA), but man, this one hits all the right notes. It's extremely aromatic and flavorful while also maintaining a balance that affords extraordinary drinkability. With more bitterness than other variants, it's more assertive on the palate, but for such a small beer, I welcome that. Incredible stuff.

Aug 19, 2017
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DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.The date on the can is 08/09/17 GALAXY!

L- Thin soapy white head with low retention,and minimal lacing.Hazy orange / golden colored body,with low clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Low amount of carbonation,and medium amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get fresh pineapple and mango,with some light bready notes.

T- The palate follows the nose with pineapple,mango and grapefruit up front and in the middle.On the back end I get light bready notes,with a gentle bitter hop finish.

F- The mouth feel is thick and creamy,with a sticky texture.Low amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a slightly dry,yet smooth finish.

O- I like this one better than the mosaic hop version.Once again I don't like blondes,but this one is good.Definitely would drink again,and highly recommend if you like the style.

Aug 15, 2017
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head leaves a good amount of sticky cobweb lacing as it settles into a ghostly sheet atop the beer.

The aroma starts off with a wave of pineapple, candied orange and peach. Then comes some grass and doughy sweet bread before a very subtle spicy pine note. Very well-balanced aroma.

The hops are a bit more in-your-face with the flavor. Exceedingly floral and grassy up front, followed by a wave of pineapple. There's some bready malt on the back end, with a citrus rind finish. Hoppy, but nicely balanced.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and fluffy, yet very crisp and dry on the finish. Bitterness coats the tongue and is pulled away like stealing a blanket from a sleeping hobo.

Overall, a great and hoppy blonde ale. I mean, this is basically a session IPA but I'm not a style snob. This beer really showcases the Galaxy hop and makes this my favorite of the Eureka series.

Aug 11, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Delicate speckled lacing around the glass. The smell had sweet juicy citrus over some sweet fresh grass. Light resin. Tropical fruits enter in as it warms. The flavor brings together all of the previously mentioned aromas sweetly with a delicate bitter to juicy underneath. Sharp bitter rind-like aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides nice and low. Crisp sweet to bitter dragging across my tongue. Overall, very good as a well flavor-ed beer, but this seemed way more hoppier than a normal blonde/golden ale.

Jul 09, 2017
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drew42e from California

4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The only can released when I was there in August. For a blonde this is great. At under 5% abv this beer comes with alot of aroma and flavor. Totally crushable.

Sep 28, 2016
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ryno6616 from New York

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm a HUGE Tree House fan. Am slowly working my way through their selections.....With that said, this one was just ok for me. Admittedly I am a big IPA guy - vast majority of what I drink is IPAs and I was not a huge fan of this blonde ale. It is good for sure, but just not for me.

Sep 21, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, light yellow in color with one inch head. Taste is orange, pineapple, and mango. Light bodied and slightly bitter. Really impressive that they got this much flavor into this low an ABV beer. Perfect sessionable beach beer. Glad I stocked up on these.

Aug 15, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can obtained at brewery (yes! i made the pilgrimage!) on August 4. Poured into 18 oz Belgian glass.

L: 2F head with good retention, lacing, cap, etc. Beer is a hazy light orange.

S: The wonderful tropical smell of Galaxy hops. Pineapple-tangerine the most prominent along with peach.

T: More a blonde ale and less a fruit bomb, but that's what this is. Light tropical flavors with some lime. Pale malts and light yeast.

F: Light bodied, light to medium carbonation. Excellent drying. Very crisp and refreshing and you feel you can drink the entire run.

O: A great summer beer.

Aug 08, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 348 ratings