Eureka W/ Galaxy | Tree House Brewing Company

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Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by rudzud on 09-20-2013

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Reviews by Vylo:
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4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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 beaver69693
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Troegsfan
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pja786
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Madmiker13
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BRoweski30
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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 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, 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 schinebd
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light, fluffy Snow White head atop a hazy yellow brew. Great retention.

Nice subtle aroma of orange peel, white wine, slightly dank herbs, and a hint of pepper.

Flavor follows: hop-forward, with notes of citrus peel and pulp, pepper, and white wine. Clean, light pale malt profile.

Lively and smooth medium-bodied feel.

Very good hoppy brew, punching well above its ABV in terms of flavor.

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Photo of Davewm24
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillLyon4
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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