Eureka W/ Galaxy | Tree House Brewing Company

Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy
BA SCORE
95%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 282 ratings
Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy
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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,510
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
282
Liked:
268
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
7.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
33
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

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Photo of avas
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pja786
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
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 PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WickedBeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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 schinebd
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
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 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 -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robgage
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bieniek30
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
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 JoeyDubs
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Eureka W/ Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95% out of 100 with 282 ratings
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