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Julius - Tree House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.91%
Wants: 989
Gots: 153 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012

Bursting with 1.6 oz per gallon of American hops, Julius is loaded with notes of passionfruit, mango, and citrus. At 6.5% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.
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Ratings: 1,096 | Reviews: 135
Photo of dmgeng
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Again I got this one from Hopsouras when he was on a business trip up in the NE. He said it had just rolled off the canning line when he was there and sent it express to me! Unbelievable! And it is Beeradvocates #1 American IPA. (I agree!)

A - Awesome dark orange color. Completely opaque with a perfect, fine white head and incredible lacing.

S - Super pungent hop fragrance with lots of orange, mango, pineapple, pine, and dankness. Absolutely amazing in the nose. Just like the best IPA should smell like. No getting around it there is a ton of hops squeezed into this beer.

T - Unbelievable flavor with the strongest orange, tangerine, passion fruit hop character predominant followed by mango, pineapple, dank, and pine notes. It is very smooth and refreshing with a light malt sweetness in the middle but very minimal compared to the hop blast. The hop bitterness is also present but not a wrecker like a DIPA, really just a nice palate cleanser.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Perfect IPA feel with enough resin and malt to give it a good body but enough carb and bitterness to keep it crisp and refreshing.

Overall, I would agree with most tasters and say that this is the best (SINGLE) IPA I've ever had. Like I said the tremendous orange hop character is awesome and there is still a ton of tropical fruits, pine, and resin to really make your taste buds pop! The body and balance is great with the malt backbone. The bitterness is clean and crisp without any bite. I definitely stress the "single" IPA aspect since there isn't the alcohol, thickness, or bitter bite that comes with a DIPA but make no mistake they used "DOUBLE" the hops for this awesome beer!

Glass- Tulip

Photo of DirtyJerseyMatt
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection! One of the best brews I've ever had

Photo of edplante
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Full of citrus flavor, like taking a bite into an orange. Full body, and great hop aroma.

Photo of Jarnol21
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This stuff is liquid gold!! Can't believe how dangerously drinkable it is!

Photo of ClevererRemark
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Transcendent. Transcends even that. Next-level shit to the power of 80.

Photo of Plissken
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's everything that's good about beer.

Photo of NickWebster87
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is as perfect a beer as they come

Photo of KillerJigger
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Get some ASAP! Worth every sip.

Photo of johnbills
3.41/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

At brewery. Not sure what happened, but not what I was expecting.

Photo of Williaar
3.51/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Either a bad pour or terribly overrated

Photo of Devman171
4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big citrus bitterness, aroma is very nice as well

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To be completely upfront on my review:

This was acquired in a trade that was 'completed' around Jan 20, 2015 -- sent USPS. The package 'disappeared' from the tracking info within two weeks. They told the shipper it was gone, undeliverable, discarded.

Well, it showed up on my doorstep on May 19, 2015, box smashed to hell. BUT!! This one, the one I was looking forward to most in the beermail, made it! I didn't expect much, hell...a growler, 4 months old, undoubtedly sitting somewhere not refrigerated for the longest time...but then, I popped the cap after a night's chill in my fridge.

*slight gush* Oh my....there's still carb in this bad boy! Enough for a finger and a half or so of head upon pour. And it smells of fresh melons still!

The flavor was great on it as well, although probably not as sharp as Treehouse intended due to its origins, journey, and age. But it was still delicious! I would love to try this one fresh, now that I've had it in its pitiful, but beautiful, state as it was.

100% impressed even with the one that I got, a beer that I'll be thrilled to try again, especially in a can.

Photo of JamesStreet
4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from @NickWebster87. Poured into snifter
A- murky orange with huge, soapy, off-white head. Moderate lace as the glass empties.
S- orange upfront along with some mango and grapefruit. Really sweet citrus going on here.
T- orangey citrus with a bit more malt presence than expected. Great balance. Not too bitter or dry.
M- oh my goodness! Best feel ever on an IPA! So balanced and creamy.
O- my expectations were pretty high and this is a really great IPA. Not perfect, but definitely holds it's place up there with the big boys.

Photo of MA_hops
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers available today! This IPA tops the charts and frankly I can't see how it will be beat! Juice bomb! Holy oranges! Syracuse has a new mascot! The citrus component gives way for a crisp, hoppy finish. Almost no bitterness and/or dryness. Well done!

Photo of ajcuster89
4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

So pillowy and juicy, just keeps you wanting more. My favorite beer from my favorite brewery!

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed from 16 oz can (canned 5/6). This was everything I was hoping for. Beautiful cloudy appearance. Citrusy/piney smell. Perfectly balanced sweet and bitter taste.

Photo of tregan_20
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One word to sum up this beer... outstanding!! As of late, even with the amazing beers I've been trying, this is one of the best beers I've ever had. The beer's flavors and aromas are awesome and it is ridiculously drinkable (straight out of the can, or served in proper glassware). Treehouse definitely killed it with this one! Cheers!

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally! The big, bad Julius. Got it in a 2L growler and cans at the brewery in early May 2015. Beautiful, and I mean beautiful, cloudy/hazy golden-orange color with a decent bright white head. Poured much better out of the growler than the can, oddly enough. Whole lotta citrus and other tropical fruit. Very soft and fragrant in both the nose and the taste. I get some malt, too, which was unexpected. Just not as much going on as I had hoped. Incredible drinkability and feel. Like cream. Good finish, slightly bitter and piney. To be honest, it didn't blow me out of the water like I expected it would. I think the growler was better. Still fantastic, though.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to hoppymcgee for the hook up on this can! Thanks!!!

A - Poured a very dark orange; cloudy and opaque. A thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Orange, grapefruit, mango and a hint of caramel sweetness.

T - A sharp bitterness up front with juicy peach, mango, tangerine and passion fruit notes. A hint of caramel/honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness.

M - Medium body, chewy and oily. Light carbonation. The perfect IPA mouth feel.

O - This lived up to the hype for me. Hopefully I will be able to revisit this one at some point.

Photo of justinneg
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Benchmark for all other American IPAs

Photo of irishtdw
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smoothest IPA I've ever had. Incredible beer. Doesn't get much better than this.

Photo of weiserr
4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2L growler poured into a Tree House tulip.

Creamsicle orange with pronounced haze and a finger of off-white foam. Enough residual lacing to give me flashbacks of previous girlfriends. Can't wait to dig in. The nose gives hints of guava, mango, and peaches. A hint of over ripened tangerines and fresh baked bread as it warms. The taste is an abundance of tropical juices, with some peppered grapefruit on the finish. The alcohol is barely detectable, and the mouthfeel is a tad creamy. At 6.8% abv, they packed a ton of flavorful hops in this beer, and it shows. If you find yourself in Monson, MA, do yourself a favor and pay a visit to Tree House Brewing. These guys have created a world-class IPA that lives up to the hype. I think I'll have another. Larrrrrrrrrge.

Photo of pmarlowe
4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second canned batch (?). Canned about a week and a half ago. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy darkish orange, with two fingers of orange juliuis-tinted, exceptionally fine head. Extremely murky. Superb retention and wide swaths of lacing.

S: Loads of citrus (orange juice, tangerine), a bit of malt, some lemon. Apricot as it warms. A bit muddled.

T: Incredibly juice like. Candied orange, some mango and white grapefruit, a strong floral note, an undertone of pale malt, and a mild, nearly moderate, bitterness towards the back end rounds this out a bit on a long-ish finish. Apricot as it warms. Again, the flavors are delicious but a bit muddled.

M: Medium-full body and a crisp, medium carbonation that cuts through it.

O: Delicious. This is almost more like drinking orange/mango juice than beer, and I say that in a not completely negative way. But that means I’m not entirely sure how I feel towards it. In any case, it’s not quite a god-tier IPA like Alpine Nelson or Heady, but it’s very tasty.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

can enjoyed from a treehouse taster. pours thick murky nectarine lace is sheets of foam on the glass. nose is straight up oj. tangerine/nectarine. what a flavorable ipa. super easy drinking. super delish. worth hunting down.

Photo of ScaryEd
4.76/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy, copper-orange color with a 2 finger white head that dissipates very quickly.

The smell is an absolute hop monster. There is so much going on in the nose it's almost impossible for me to pinpoint every subtle aroma. There's definitely an alcohol sweetness present, however there are notes of tangerine, freshly-mowed grass, orange juice, some onion, and a bit of bready malt to top it all off. I love the smell of this beer.

The taste is surprisingly well balanced, with some pungent, onion-y like flavors followed by tons of tropical fruit and pine. On the back end the cracker-like malt really brings it all together. This is absolutely a citrus forward beer, but there is so much more going on that calling it that doesn't entirely do it justice. It's more malt forward than a lot of the top IPA's we all know and love, but in this case it's executed to near perfection.

The mouthfeel is fairly smooth with medium carbonation. None of the flavors linger for too long but I'm always looking for my next sip.

Overall, perhaps not as mindblowing as I was expecting given the hype. But this is still an absolutely fantastic beer that really shows that great IPA's can also have some complexity to them as well.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,096 ratings.