Eureka W/ Galaxy | Tree House Brewing Company

Eureka W/ GalaxyEureka W/ Galaxy
BA SCORE
95.3%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 278 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:
#1,517
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
278
Liked:
265
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
7.14%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
33
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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 aaronyoung01
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
3.17/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Note: Zero quintessential Blonde attributes. Decent if considered an IPA.

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Photo of Vitalsigns
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEEPOP
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.31/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 curtis6290
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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 ADTaber
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sheppard
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
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 billab914
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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
4.59/5  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 PSU_Mike
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michaelpro824
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Eureka W/ Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.3% out of 100 with 278 ratings
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