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Julius - Tree House Brewing Company

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world-class

323 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%


Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012)
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to Matt (blckout20) for sending me a growler of this gem via trade. Cheers, Matt!

Poured from growler into Hill Farmstead tulip glass. Beautiful deep orange/amber color. Fluffy, white, inch-thick head which quickly dissipated, leaving white collar and LOTS of sticky lacing throughout. Zillions of very tiny bubbles. Nose is danky tangerine & mango citrus with hint of piney resin. On the palate, orange/mango & papaya/pineapple combos compete, as malt emerges. Alcohol is there, but barely detectable and well-masked by balanced by other goings-on. Mouthfeel is full, warm, ample, cozy, and inviting. Carbonation is subtle, but appropriate. All in all, a very favorable impression, even though the growler was 11 days old. I can't even begin to imagine how incredible this might be fresh from a tap. I hope to find out some day. Until then, add me to the long list of admirers at the altar of Julius.

Serving type: growler

04-15-2014 01:39:54 | More by JohnParadee
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mrz200

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

was the last person in the door at Treehouse on Thursday 3/28, and got both my Treehouse Growlers filled with Julius. This was to be my first taste of this one. I've had Green last fall, which is a pretty good IPA.

Julius is better. This is certainly on the short list of great IPA's that I've had. Certainly on the East Coast. It's a bigger hop punch than Maine's Lunch shoots for, and is right there with Flower Power in the "regular IPA" group.

On top of that, the folks at the brewery couldn't be nicer and are both excited and laid back with the goings-on at the Treehouse. The location is very cool, and I hope this crew keeps making Treehouse ales for a long long time.

Serving type: growler

03-31-2014 00:20:52 | More by mrz200
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtdolla911 for this one. Enjoyed this the night before EBF Session 2.

Poured from a 750ml swingtop growler.

Looks quite nice with an orange-gold body, quite hazy and some drooping lace. Melon, mango and orange are predominant in the aroma. Flavor is very creamy, green hops, bitter but not too much, lush mango and tropical fruit, fleshy orange. Not an in your face IPA but has marked fruit flavors which make it delicious.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2014 17:13:14 | More by papat444
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler, about 4 days old. Pours a kind of hazy copper/orange. Small head. Smells nice. Citrus, tropical fruits. A little bitterness in the smell. The taste is very juicy, slight bitterness on the end. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit rind. A little sweet. Very nice display of hops. Nice prickly mouth feel. What a great beer.

Serving type: growler

03-19-2014 17:30:16 | More by Mikeypnh
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Hendry

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a bit torn in reviewing Julius after my second growler in two weeks: the first sample was everything I had imagined after the stellar reviews and ratings, but the second sample was like I was drinking a different beer (confirmed by the sender, a huge Julius fan).

Rather than try to describe both samples, I'll stick with the first batch and temper the ratings between the two samples.

Cloudy orange/yellow, just what I look for in an unfiltered IPA: even through the brown glass swing top growler, you can see the delightful cloudiness. A frothy one finger head reduces within a minute or two leaving splotchy lacing in the tulip.

Explosions of ripe tropical fruit assault your nostrils, maybe the nicest aroma of any single IPA I have sampled so far. Ripe mango, passion fruit, and nectarine are prominent, making your mouth water for the first sip.

The exceptional nose translates to the juiciest tropical fruit experience imaginable. Alcohol is so well hidden behind the mango blast, it is almost as if you are drinking carbonated juice with a delightful hop tang. Bitterness is moderate and long lasting, such a great beer to savor!

Mouthfeel is a nice medium, dry finish, carbonation just right.

When the second sample arrived, a peek through the growler revealed a non cloudy liquid, and the "mojo" simply was not there, though a nice smelling and tasting beer.
I would rate the first batch as a 4.90 and the second as a 4.10

Word is Julius is supposed to be canned soon: I hope that Tree House will be able to deliver a higher level of consistency than what I have experienced in my two samples. Higher volume production usually results in a lower quality product, it will be interesting to see what happens here. I would love nothing more than Tree House to be able to produce in cans what I experienced on my first sip of Julius: beer nirvana!

Serving type: growler

03-16-2014 02:34:41 | More by Hendry
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MissSarah

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Murky and glowing – like polished copper and sunshine

N: Tangerines and garden cucumbers

T: Julius is well balanced and drinkable - it smacks of juicy peaches and overripe honeydew melons

M: Medium carbonation (served from a growler) and awfully dry

O: Made for Central Park picnics and afternoons by the lake

Serving type: growler

02-09-2014 19:58:55 | More by MissSarah
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wethorseblanket

California

4.15/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by drewone - Thanks.

A: Pours a hazy light-orange with an initial quarter-inch thick white head which fades to the rim leaving splotchy lace. (Possibly being biased here with the score due to a growler pour - but that is how it is).

N: Really nice tangerine, orange, and grapefruit present inside the zest. Tropical fruits also in the mix (passion). Floral and fruity. Really nice.

T: Balanced malts and hops. An enjoyable soapy-like quality with the up-front citrus.

M: Moderate body and barely medium carbonation (growler, yes). Not overly bitter or dry finish.

O: Nice with the best being the aroma. Interesting how a lot of east coasters seem to score this high. Not a west coaster style, but still a treat.

Serving type: growler

11-30-2013 22:44:08 | More by wethorseblanket
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply awesome.

Purchased from brewery on 11/9, consumed 11/10.

A-mild carbonation, light orange hues.
S-Fresh cut grass and gasoline. Perfect.
T-Unreal!!! Perfect.
M-bitter, hoppy, crisp.
O-One of the best beers I've ever had. Period.

Similar to Stones Enjoy By series but without the ABV. Now if they would just brew more of it.

Serving type: growler

11-17-2013 18:58:03 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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GordonShumway

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Went there this weekend... which just happened to be "Julius Day"... This beer was outstanding worth the 2 hour wait to get my three growlers filled... The big call to this beer though the citrus I did not really notice... Will totally be buy this beer again in any case..

Serving type: growler

11-12-2013 01:33:51 | More by GordonShumway
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy, herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a slightly better hop presence in the flavor in my opinion.

Serving type: growler

10-28-2013 15:46:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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frizzzle

California

4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Provided by an awesome trading partner Tadd!
Received this in a growler and poured into a tulip glass.
This was bottled 10/12/13. Approximately 1 week old.
Nice floral citrus scent, pours hazy orangeish color. Nice clean ipa, very refreshing and citrusy. This beer is awesome!
I wish I had access to this on a regular basis, it's one of those beers I can drink often and not get tired of it!
I highly recommend this one!

Serving type: growler

10-19-2013 15:06:37 | More by frizzzle
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler (filled earlier today) into a Gandhi-Bot tulip.

A: Hazy pale orange body under an inch of softly frothy off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves delicate rings of lace. Quite nice.

S: Nothing but hops, with emphasis on tropical fruitiness - mango, papaya, lychee and grapefruit. Some pine and spruce resin as well. Complex and excellent.

T: Grapefruit and mango up front, with pine and floral notes behind. It's delicious, but a mix of extreme resinous bitterness and faint malt stickiness make for a rather heavy finish. Extremely flavorful, extremely tasty, but a little unbalanced.

M: Smooth, lightly-carbonated medium body. Excellent.

O: Terrific beer, and rightly acclaimed. I'm a little put off by the heaviness of the finish, but too much flavor is a wonderful problem for an IPA to have. Really happy it happened to be on tap during my first visit to the brewery.

Cheers!

Serving type: growler

10-13-2013 01:18:49 | More by woosterbill
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The amber liquid arrives with an impressive head that leaves gobs of sticky lacing behind

Smell: Very citrusy, with ruby red grapefruit tones

Taste: A hint of caramel, up front, and then there is an enormous wallop of ruby red grapefruit; floral and citrus flavor in abundance

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit creamy

Overall: This IPA is the real deal - too bad the brewery doesn't bottle it

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 23:39:43 | More by brentk56
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wedge

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bright, hazed orange topped with a low, thick, creamy head. Delightfully pungent hoppy aroma: pineapple, grapefruit, pine resin, earthy greenness, clementines, and a little bit of toasted malt. Huge, sticky, lip-smacking hop flavor with loads of sweet ruby red grapefruit, pine sap, tangerine, and miscellaneous tropical fruits. Medium bodied and bitter, but very smooth and obviously supremely drinkable. Gloriously hoppy and one of the finest beers I had on my vacation home to New England.

Serving type: growler

09-26-2013 17:55:28 | More by wedge
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vonnegut21

New York

4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. Poured into a Tree House Willi glass.

A: Beautiful golden orange haze with a billowing white head.

S: Big citrus notes and a significant dose of pine that I wasn't expecting. A bit of tropical fruit but just tons of citrus and grassy, dank notes. Big, juicy, floral, resinous, citrus bomb.

T: Like the nose, huge citrus notes and a ton of pine dankness. Residual sweetness on the back end. Bitter, aggressive and in your face, but refreshing.

M: Absolutely spectacular. The best part of this beer. Soft, creamy and unctuous. I have never had a softer, more cloud-like mouthfeel on a beer that wasn't made by Hill Farmstead. Insane.

O: Simply excellent. I came in as a doubter, but Julius won me over. I ended up having three pints of it. A must-try.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2013 02:41:59 | More by vonnegut21
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Treebs

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml growler served in a Kuhnhenn snifter. Thanks to time4lunch for the brew.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger height of white foam forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: So juicy and vibrant. Fruity mango, pineapple and orange. Floral notes with a sweet bread malt body. Grassy with a mild citrus pith.

T: Really follows the nose. The mango is a little more juicy with accenting pineapple, pear and orange citrus. Sweet floral notes with a little bitterness from the light grassy notes. Minimal malt sweetness on the backend.

M: This is wonderful. Super light with just a little prickle from the carbonation. Sweet, fruity and floral on the finish. The drinkability is out of this world.

O: Absolutely crushable. I could drink growler upon grolwer of this stuff. Perfectly balanced with nod given to the hops to come to the forefront.

Serving type: growler

09-13-2013 01:28:20 | More by Treebs
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL growler I picked up at the brewery yesterday, the beer is a bright, hazed, opaque, orange-copper coloring with a filmy, clingy, sparse white head that coats the glass as you drink. Aromas of grapefruit tart and sweet, pineapple, pine and resin hops characteristics, subtle bready backbone, lemon zest and orange peel. Flavors of grapefruit and passion fruit on the forward tongue, with a mango/pineapple sweet follow, a subtle sweetbread backbone, and then a slow build of pine pitch, resiny hops profiles, and a touch of roasted characteristics. The roast helps to cut the building bitter and robust characteristics, keeping the beer very drinkable. Robust, smooth brew with a tart, drying finish. The aftertaste is a heavy blend of tropical fruits, with a grassy, piney undertone. Very robust brew, yet extremely drinkable. Great flavors, and worth the trip to the brewery!

Serving type: growler

08-24-2013 01:23:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Tree House Brewing co. branded growler (per Mass. law) into a Tree House brewing co. tulip glass.

A: Pours a stunning orangey-yellow color with a finger or so of white sudsy foam. What a beauteous looking beer.

S: The aroma of mango, peach and pine invade my nose with the smell of awesomeness. There's a slight malt undertone that I also pick up. I'm going to be in for a treat here!

T: The taste follows the nose as well as it can. Mango and peach just flood my taste buds. There is a pine flavor that rounds out the hop profile. There is a considerable amount of malt action going on here as well. There is a lack of bitterness and it makes this beer extremely pleasant. I'm already on my second 750 mL growler of this tonight and still no bitterness.

M: A medium bodied brew that dries out the mouth in a subtle way. There is a good carbonation level that allows me to not chug this beer, which is ultimately a good thing. The 6.8% ABV is non existent, which is also a plus.

Overall: This is definitely the best IPA I've ever had. The tropical flavors that emits from this beer are like nothing I've ever experienced. It's not a punch you in the face IPA, but rather a balanced treat. Also, the fact that I cannot taste a hint of alcohol means that I could drink this for as long as I want to (assuming that I had an unlimited amount of this.) Tree House has themselves a true winner on their hands. What an incredible beer and experience. Wow!

Serving type: growler

08-19-2013 22:23:47 | More by RichD
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750mL swing top growler purchased from the brewery a few hours ago. Pours a murky brownish amber with a 1/4 inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of tropical fruits. Pineapple, peach, mango and citrus hops. Smells fantastic. The taste is a lot like the aroma. Big pineapple and peach flavor. Bitter mango with hints of floral hops. I'm surprised this one is only 6.8% because it seems to have a bigger alcohol presence. However it works perfectly with the tropical fruits and is still insanely drinkable. Bitter orange peel at the finish. Heavy, oily mouthfeel. Fruity, bitter and hoppy. Great IPA. Overall, hype warranted.

Serving type: growler

07-26-2013 01:42:02 | More by PicoPapa
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL growler into a tulip. This was filled at the brewery 3 hours ago.

Appearance: Pours a medium amber and leaves a nice two-finger, pretty dense off-white head that hangs around for a while. Lacing covers the glass and remains as I swish the beer in the glass.

Smell: Delicious tropical citrus upfront, peaches, mango, grapefruit. The aroma really jumps out at me in a wonderful way.

Taste: Again peach, mango, grapefruit and citrus. This is like a delicious hopfruit juice. Finishes with a nice malt backbone.

Mouth-feel: Very smooth, light to medium body with a low to medium carbonation. Very similar to a juice or a cask beer.

Overall: A wonderful fruit-flavor-forward hoppy beer. Extreme drinkability and extremely refreshing. Very impressive IPA.

Serving type: growler

07-26-2013 01:27:13 | More by Resuin
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml

A: Orange and cloudy with a 1 1/2 finger white head.

S: Wow, smells amazing!. Pineapple and peach dominate with orange, mango, and grapefruit complimenting.

T: As fresh as they get. Pineapple, grapefruit, peach and orange explode upon the first taste. Nice level of bitterness and carry's great flavor all the way through. Finishes as strong as it starts.

M: Medium body with a creamy mouth feel and mellow carbonation.

O: Great IPA! All those amazing citrus flavors and aromas with just hops is craft beer brewing at its best. I can't wait to go back and refill my growlers.

Serving type: growler

07-08-2013 14:27:07 | More by Lambocalrisien
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bum732

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

S: Bright tropical fruits, heavy mango and orange, grapefruit and passion fruit complementing, some dankness as well.

L: Very cloudy, burnt orange, creamy white head with solid retention and lacing.

T: Ripe, heavy mango up front with a semi-sweet caramal malt complementing. Medium, fruity bitterness leading into some slight dankness. Definitely mango fruit forward throughout. Finishes slightly resiny and dry.

M: Medium low carbonation, very smooth and clean. Medium bodied.

Great IPA, not sure if its worth the 1.5 hr wait, but nice fruitiness and dangerously drinkable. Probably has a bit more bitterness when carbed properly instead of directly out of a growler.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2013 00:20:35 | More by bum732
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BColton1 for being a great growler mule. Served in a standard pint. Pours a dull golden orange with a slight haze to the clarity and a dense, rocky, two-inch, cream-colored head. Head eventually settles into a consistent 1/8th inch cap with textured, semi-concentric bands of lacing revealed as the brew recedes. Nose expresses citrus, a slight piney aroma and a hint of tropical fruit. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is also an herbal character, but not overly bitter, a light toasted malt quality and a hint of spice. Great mouthfeel on this beer - medium-light in body with a creamy texture (almost reminds me of a cask offering) and a trace of oiliness. Overall - these guys are killing it. Julius is top notch - not a bitter hop bomb, but a complex and extremely drinkable American IPA.

Serving type: growler

06-25-2013 23:30:48 | More by Jwale73
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mattparentned

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice orange color, immediately sets off the tones of citrus and pineapple you will pick up in the nose and on the palate.

Most important thing to note is how unique this beer is. I've never tasted a brew with this much citrus flavor coming straight from the hops and not from adding juice or lemonade on the back end. Great to sip and enjoy, but refreshing enough to handle a lot at one time.

Highly suggested!

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2013 02:24:38 | More by mattparentned
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a turbid orange color with a great head of froth. The body has some glow and the head retains well.

S-Exactly what I want from the nose. Aromatic, ripe, exotic and juicy. Melon, citrus, pineapple. Love the wild yet structured hoppiness. A bouquet of hoppiness. A sweet, doughy maltiness rounds it out.

T-First I must comment in the beer's finish. After the initial flavors astound the taste buds, Julius finishes with an awesome, hoppy flavor that seems to be completely separate from the beginning. Every other aspect of the flavor is excellent as well. Freshly squeezed fruit juice hoppiness everywhere. Mango, abundant grapefruit, pineapple...everything I look for.

M-Very drinkable. The bitterness complements the hoppy flavors perfectly. Mellow carbonation. Juicy.

O/D-Finally got to try this. This one was very high on my hit list. Julius did not disappoint. Its just how I want my IPA to taste. The brewers are cool people too. Delicious beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 23:33:09 | More by VelvetExtract
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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.