Name: Tree House Brewing Company Eureka! /w Citra
Style:American Blonde Ale
“A Blonde Ale brewed entirely with Citra hops. This is a true “session beer” and one that does not make any compromises. It has a delicate bouquet of passionfruit and a slight lemon flavor that will surely quench your thirst.”
Another great brewery I traveled to recently is Tree House Brewing Company in Monson, MA. Tree House Brewing Company currently brews 2 of the top 10 beers according to BeerAdvocate and as much as I would love to be reviewing one of those beers, we are instead reviewing an American Blonde named Eureka! /w Citra. When I went to the brewery there was a line out the door to get their beer, which had an 8 can per person limit, luckily my wonderful fiancee was there, so I was able to snag 16 cans. Tree House is one of the most sought after breweries, so lets crack open a can of Eureka! and see what the hype is about.
The beer pours a cloudy golden yellow with about an inch of white head. The nose is nothing like your average blonde ale, you are immediately greeted with tons of big citrus hop notes with hints of lemon, grapefruit, passionfruit. The beer tastes simpler to the nose, tons of nice hop notes, which surprisingly are not overpowering as there are subtle caramel notes underneath all the citra hops. The mouthful is actually medium bodied, which is surprising with the low abv. Overall, this is probably one of the best beers I have ever had. It is literally everything I have been looking for when I drink a session IPA, even though this is a Blonde Ale. There is ton of hop flavor, but it is blended perfectly and still has some body it. If this beer wasn’t such a pain to get, it would be my go to drinking beer every summer. I highly recommend it, but the only way you get some is to make the pilgrimage yourself to the brewery in Monson which is just over the boarder from New Hampshire in Massachusetts. Seriously, drink this beer Cheers!