Eureka W/ Galaxy
Tree House Brewing Company

Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #3
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,704
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
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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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Photo of crotharagain
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of shrimplypibbles
5/5  rDev +18.5%
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

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of IPAExpert69
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of mattbchow
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
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

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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

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Photo of curtis6290
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of avas
4.64/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of drew42e
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
4.43/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of joezak5
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed the same day as canning as an addition to the Very Green wait.
L: Dull hazy gold... pure white lingering two inch head.
S: Soft bready pineapple... this is not your normal citrus beating from Tree House, but for a 4.1% ABV this is the best smelling beer I've had.
T: Hop soaked pineapple cake... dry and delicate hoppy finish.
F: Delicate and lightly hoppy... I do want to drink this all day.
O: This was a new try bonus for waiting for Very Green. Would I make a special (2hr one way) trip for this? No... Would I buy every can of this I could get in hopes of a 12 pack of this in Gulf Shores of the great Yellowhammer State? Absolutely.

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Photo of cbutova
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A day off the canning line.

A- The sweaty tallboy pours a very milky golden brew into my tulip atop which a two finger, thick creamy cap forms. Great head retention as it eventually ends as a huge island and ring on the beer. Lacing is plentiful with very thick blankets.

S- Not exactly pungent, especially by Tree House standards, but similar to the other Eureka in terms of hop strength. The Galaxy hops bring aromas that ride the territory between dank herbs, tropical fruits and citrus. The tropical aspect is not the deep juicy one but more or less reserved notes of mango, pineapple, peach and guava.

T- The dankness takes over even more here with dank minty herbs joined by a strong presence of juicy melon, mango, guava and tangerine. The citrus is on the backburner although some lime does show through. Other things that come to mind are floral, crackery pale barley, bread, straw, white wine grapes and a basal hint of sweets.

MF- As with the other Eureka the body is on the thin side and that has to be by design. Enough of a frothy and foamy texture to keep it from being watery at all. The finish is just a tiny bit bitter.

Take the Citra out of the spotlight and add in the dank and tropical fruity Galaxy. Eureka is not your juicy and pungent beast but it remains as one of the best smooth, easy drinking really hoppy brews out there.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is solid but has a Malty back taste. Strong dry hop smell and solid cloudy look. Pretty drinkable beer but too malty to make it one that I would seek out

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Photo of Phillip13
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very flavorful beer.As good as any blonde ale out there. Slightly hoppy with a wonderful citrus flavor. A great beer to drink on a summer day really quenchs your thirst.

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Photo of Gatch
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty disappointed with this although I thought I liked Galaxy hops. Too much hay/straw and a bit more barny than I expected, in a bad way. Not like wild yeast and farmhouse ales which have the good barny quality. It's a bit thin and just lacking something. Eureka with Mosaic is way better, in my opinion.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 05/19/15 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing a 16 oz. can of this with me.

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with one inch of white head low to moderate carbonation evident. Lots of galaxy hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, lightly bitter. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light bite.

Overall very hoppy and very nice; loads of galaxy hops which I love and lead to some nice tropical notes. Well worth seeking out.

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Eureka W/ Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 331 ratings