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Julius - Tree House Brewing Company

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282 Reviews
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Reviews: 282
Hads: 1,983
Avg: 4.63
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 1,530
Gots: 449 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% 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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Photo of DrZoidburg
4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! A friend brought it to me at work witch was a wonderful surprise. It was canned just around a week before opening. I got great grapefruit notes off the nose which I really enjoyed. All in all a great beer which I was super happy about, cheers !

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Photo of dahlen22
4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have enjoyed many of the hyped up IPA and DIPA. This beer is the bomb! Massive amounts of tropical fruit in the nose and taste (from Citra hops I suspect). Peach, Mango, and grapefruit juicy dankness are the flavors that bust through. Smooth, creamy feel to accompany this, but does finish a bit less hoppy than what I would like. I drank first out of the can, but if you pour, deep orange hazy color. IMO, one of the best IPA's that I have ever had. The only thing I would say would make it better would be a little more ABV (its at 6.8, but a nice 8 like Sip of Sunshine would rule), Regardless, top notch for the style and I could drink this for the rest of my life. Cheers!!

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Photo of Ski3PO
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I mean, you can knock it for having the haze it does, but if you're looking to appearance for what to expect, it's exactly what it should be!
JUICE. Orange. It's exactly what you'd expect. My favorite IPA to date.
There are not many beers where you drink it, your eyes get big, and you double-take. Haven't had that with any of the other big NE or West Coast IPAs.

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Photo of Docrock
4.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can into a teku glass. Can dated 10-6-15 so exactly 2 weeks old.

A: pours a funky orange color, like murky Tang almost. Decent 1/2" of head and nice sticky lacing.
S: one of the most interesting smelling IPA's I've ever smelled. Lots of fruit, specifically citrus and mango and it is bursting out of the glass. As soon as I popped the can the aroma was evident.
T: not as impressive as the smell. The fruitiness is present but quickly fades and leaves just a slight dry bitterness.
M: mouthfeel was just above average. Carbonation was appropriate but nothing out of the ordinary.
O: glad I got to try it, have another can to do a side by side with Alter Ego. Nowhere near the best IPA out there, not even in the top ten for my tastes. Would drink again if given to me but not gonna try and trade as its value is way over inflated..

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours turbid milky orange, finger head fades to a thin layer, lots of lace. Super juicy aroma, oranges and ripe tropical fruit, wow. Taste is just as juicy and fruity. The juicyness fades faster than I'd like to a dry piney earthy finish. I'll soft mouthfeel. Up front this brew was through the roof, finishing a little flat but overall outstanding.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.14/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3rd try, once from a growler and twice from a can. This batch 10/6. Pours an opaque peachy, vitamin water color with 1/2 finger of tan head and nice lacing. Smell bursts with tropical fruit, peach, mango and passion fruit. Taste is more carbonated fresh squeezed orange/pineapple juice and less tropical/mango. Not world class for sure but certainly very good.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a tallboy can into a Belgian tulip.

Pours cloudy with an orange and peach-colored body. Looks a bit murky. Fizzy white head that turns into a beehive-like wax. 3.5

Bursting with tropical aroma. Tons of pineapple and mango and dank, resinous aroma. That fruit aroma is insane. 4.5

A step below the aroma. The tropical fruit recedes a bit. Still get a nice blend of pineapple and mango and passionfruit but it lacks the pop the nose suggested. There's some earthy and resinous flavor there that reminds me of a fresh hop beer. Floral and bubblegum on the finish. 4.25

Drinks light and lovely. Very smooth and easy to drink. Light bitterness and a resinous, sticky feel. 4.25

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 10/6, consumed 10/17. As fresh as a Californian is going to get this bad boy...

Sunset hazy yellowish orange, nice frothy head and very excellent lacing in my Rodenbach Grand Cru Tulip.

Wow.. Tons or orange and tangerine. Peachy mango. The story here is primarily the orange julius flavor as if there were a wee bit of cream in there. Pretty amazing really how well this fits the name of the beer. Taste is all the same. just a wee bit of pine in the finish, keeping it creamy, yet dry on the back end.

Mouthfeel. Well, as a lover of the finer west coast IPAs, I now finally get what these east coasters are talking about with these new school softer IPAs. Translation: All the hop flavor without the crazy high IBU hop bitterness that follows. Nice and delicate soft pillowy mouthfeel. Unlike any I can remember having.

This is my first experience with this brewery. I also have an equally fresh Lights On I will dive into later this week which I can't wait to get into. The Hype is real Guys....the hype is real.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Bottom of can says 10 06 15.

A- Pours a murky orangeish amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random splotches of bubbly surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Somewhat bright juicy aroma brings to mind orange juice, pineapple juice and peach with a slightly dank quality overlying.

T- More tropical fruit juiciness with a solid resinous hop bitterness that work so very well together. I keep coming back for more and more sips, it's so drinkable. Slightly sweet. Really good hop burps.

M- Dry and a bit sharp from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- The thing that sells this as a superior IPA is the flavor-intensity-to-drinkability ratio. Yes, I've had IPAs that are more dank and in-your-face delicious, but the way this beer accomplishes that juicy, refreshing, vibrant hop character while also being so smooth and somewhat sessionable...this is where it's at.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Looks like orange juice in the glass! WOW! Haze for days.
Smell - Mangos, candied tangerines, pineapple, tons of herbaceous notes.
Taste - Very herbaceous, very tropical, very citrusy
Feel - Heavenly mouthfeel, creamy/velvety, a real treat

Overall - Don't get me worng, this is an AMAZING beer, but the best IPA in the world is a bold statement. That being said, I would drink this any day....all day, if I had the opportunity.

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Photo of JNPIII127
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was an absolute outstanding brew. Smelled of citrus, pineapples, oranges, mangoes and a little apricots. Taste was smooth and packed with punch. Mouthfeel was very good and finished with light bitterness. An absolutely great beer. Would drink over and over again.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color on this one is orangish brown, with perhaps a green tinge, like all the TH IPA's I've seen, its very hazy and pours a solid two fingers of head that retains beautifully aroma is a burst of citrus, taste is oranges and tangerines, with a hint of subtle, peppery spiciness. Nice biscuiy malt supporting the complex hops. No booze whatsoever. Bravo

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I've ever had. Amazing citrus aroma, clean hoppy taste, perfect amount of bitterness and a ridiculously smooth and creamy body. Granted, this comes from a can literally off the line yesterday so it's unreal fresh. The aroma and taste are very assertive but it's the smoothness and ease of drinking that sets it apart from all other IPAs. Hits the sweet spot of being dank, tropical, almost juicy in its fruit flavor, with the lightest kiss of malt to prevent the taste from being sticky. Drinks and finishes so crisp without a resiny or bitter aftertaste that when you're done with a sip, you're done; the beer doesn't overwhelm the palette. Balance is its greatest virtue. World class.

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Photo of Digital_luda
4.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

hazey golden nectar poured from the can. Reeks of orange juice and zest. beautiful bright hop aroma followed buy a juicy flavor that keeps you wanting more. Nice medium bodied almost creamy mouth feel. This is a beer worth seeking out. The hype is very real for this beer.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

16 ounce can bottled about 1 month ago. Poured a hazy golden orange with a solid white head. Nice lacing. Fantastic smell: citrus (orange and mango). Very smooth. Tons of citrus. Lots of orange taste. Minimal earthy hops. I truly enjoy this. Would highly recommend trying if you ever get the chance.

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Photo of weonfire
4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. But not world class. Yes, I would agree it indeed smells and tastes like orange juice in the beer form. Very earthy. Feel is top notch.

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Photo of Danny1217
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like tropicana. Smells intensely citrus/tropical fruits. Taste is is too bitter for my taste, with the good elements of the smell falling a bit to the wayside in favor of intense bitterness and a bit of caramel sweetness.

It's a good beer, but the bitterness is overdone and the flavor is disappointing in comparison to the aroma.

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Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Derek for the chance to try this beer.

Julius pours a somewhat hazy/cloudy light orange color with good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose, I get considerable orange citrus, with a hint of underlying gingersnap and light pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well balanced, not particularly hoppy IPA. There is a considerable amount of tropical fruit as well, but the sweetness is nicely buoyed and balanced by the hops in this easy to enjoy and appreciate IPA. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is terrific.

A very nice IPA, but as with Masala Mama some years ago, I'm a bit puzzled by the lofty review scores I see on BA. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but a score of 100? Really? That makes no sense to me. Whatever, this is still a very fine, well crafted IPA from Tree House.

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Photo of W_Des
4.83/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a golden-orange haze from the can and it looked fantastic. The nose was wonderful with just a bounty of citrus flowing from it. Oranges really stand out to me. The body was just like orange juice beer. It tastes so juicy and refreshing and sweet with a light bitterness at the end. Really really crushable and a fantastic beer from Tree House!

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a can, this beer was a bright golden-orange color with a good bit of haze and a frothy eggshell white head on top. This head stuck around awhile and mellowed slow leaving great lacing. The moment the can popped open the aroma of pineapple, citric, dank, pine resiny hops all filled the air and the release over the glass was intense. Some mango, and fresh bread and light honey aromas also came to mind. The flavor was a super drinkable citrusy, dank burst of fresh hops curtaining over a smooth, sweet malt base. The pineapple and mango tropical notes were clear in the taste too. A smooth beer with light carbonation and mellow bitter finish. Lots of flavor going on here and a top tier American IPA!! I am so glad I picked some up at the brewery and have been happily sharing it. Wish Treehouse brewery was closer.

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Photo of Nordbier
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cheers to Adam for getting this divine nectar to me. Poured from a fresh can into a snifter.

A - This is really the only thing I could fault this beer for. It's pure orange juice in appearance, which is lovely, but doesn't leave much room for comment. Decent head retention and lacing. But this isn't what you drink Julius for, anyway.

S - Here we go. This beer is insane. Massive tropical notes in the nose: mango, pineapple, melon, and a healthy dose of citrus as well.

T - At it's gravity, this is the juiciest, most full flavored IPA I've ever had the pleasure of trying. Delivers perfectly on all the promises made by the aroma. Finish is delicate and complex. Wow.

M - Thick and substantial, but ultimately quite drinkable.

O - Again, for 6.8%, this is the best standard IPA I've ever had. Really just incredible. Now to work on a clone recipe!

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

Had a growler from Tree House. Really unlike almost any other IPA I've ever had. Pours out like orange juice and smells like it too. A total juicebomb, slightly dank, super drinkable....one of my favorite single IPA's...

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Photo of uvachief
4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. Pours a yellow orange opaque color with a full finger of fluffy white head that lingered for a while with nice lacing. Beautiful looking American pale ale. Smells of oranges, mangos and other citrus fruits I cannot identify. Want to say pink grapefruit. Little hop smell too. Taste is super citrus forward with a rush of mango and oranges. Little hop bitterness on the back in but overpowered by the citrus. Really juicy. Definitely more hoppy as it warms up and you drink it. Really good but I'm not giving it a 100. Thicker than most imperial pale ales. Almost like a thin stout. Really drinkable. You could down a case on a hot summer day. Ready glad I got to try this. Excellent juice bomb.

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Photo of gregcordle
4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: A deep murky orange
Smell: Huge citrus notes with orange the overwhelming aroma
Taste: Again, citrus, orange primarily with strong hop flavor and a strong malt backbone.
Feel: Creamy malt, well carbonated.

Overall, I love this beer. I hope to get some more in the future.

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Photo of Getalegup
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like thick pieapple juice. Color is cloudy orangish yellow.
Smells like tart orange/lemon juice
Has a very juicy orange flavor for an IPA. Super thick, viscous palette. I guess the huge amounts of hops and there resin make this a surreal in-your-face IPA experience.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.