Eureka W/ Galaxy | Tree House Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
259
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
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21
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30
For Trade:
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

While citra-centered beers tend to be my favorite, galaxy definitely serves Eureka better. Amazing how much aroma and flavor this packs in for 4.1%!!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
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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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
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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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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4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Eureka W/ Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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