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Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class
428 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
2,854
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
16.81%
 
 
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2,096
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Photo of pinkard19
4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I describe it as the best orange Witbier combined with the best IPA. And you get JULIUS. amazing aroma of orange and other tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose with the slightest malt and bitterness to balance off one of the best IPAs ever produced!

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Photo of timc100
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

After the pilgrimage to Tree House and several growlers and cans of Julius, I feel ready to write a review of the best IPA I've had.

Beautiful hazy, bright, glowing orange with a pure white head. Truly incredible aroma of orange juice and zest, mango, and several other lighter colored citrus fruits. Some juicy strawberry comes through as well when it opens. There is a backdrop of dank pine and very, very slight resin. Almost no malt at all - just a slight breadiness that lays the foundation for the explosion of hop flavors.

They are working magic out there in Monson

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark orange, golden honey. Nectary.

S: Rich, over ripened mango. Tons of citrus and skunk pine.

M: Smooth, crisp, light-med body and refreshing.

T: Orange, tangerine, apricot, mango. Pine earthiness. Grapefruit peel and some hop florals. Lives up to expectations.

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Photo of JonathanC
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Essentially one of the most drinkable IPA's i've ever had. It's smooth, fruity like biting into an orange peel.

I get notes of passion fruit, orange skin, mango, maybe even some pinapple.

Very bright citrus notes with just the right amount of hopiness and carb. It would be perfect to lay by the pool and sip on this on a hot sunny day. I french pressed some blackberry and blueberry into it and it just brought out more of the fruit.

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Photo of M_chav
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- dark brown/orange - assumptions are a B - still very pretty but this wasn't as beautiful as advertised
S - Damn, this is excellent- again just sweet sweet nectar
T - Appropriately named, this thing is straight juice. awesomely smooth - tons of orange, passion fruit mixed in a blender with added alcohol that is almost nonexistent.
M - forget it, hands down one of the smoothest IPAs ever consumed. Maybe under carbonated(?) my only half-complaint
O - It's orange and beautiful and beer - BUT it's maybe its too juicy, I prefer the sticky/dank smell and taste..just my own taste preference, still an incredible beer.

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: pretty, dark orange with. Bone white head that leaves a good deal of lacing and a sizable collar
S: ripe, juicy oranges, some darkness
T: same as the nose, juicy sweetness, with just a touch of pith. refreshing. Like biting into an orange slice during halftime at a soccer game.
F: again, juiciness dominates. Light, but with some body from the sweetness. Some dank and pithy bitterness comes on the finish.
O: excellent. As close to an orange beer as you can get without actual oranges added.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got a can of this on a trade as an extra. Very simple cool can. Basically a silver tin can with a simple orange logo. Poured into a glass. Very cloudy pale straw body. Smells so good. Lots of citrus in the aroma. Just amazing aroma. Big fruity taste. Tons of citrus and orange come though. Fairly bitter as well. Absolutely excellent beer.

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Photo of dmgeng
5/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Get some ASAP! Juicy hazey orange in appearance. Frothy head that slowly fades only if u drink slowly. Smells of fruit juice perfume and dank hops.. Great rep of the hop cone. Great job fellas!

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.17/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | 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! I had a taste test Julius vs Heady on 8/18/15 and Julius won!! Better aroma, citrus notes galore and the pillowy mouthfeel is superb!!

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Photo of Persdawg
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just had this for the 4th time...next to a ZD and Congress St.
ZD literally was left in the dust next to these two juice bombs.
This particular Julius had about 4 weeks on it...and it was better than I remember it being on tap or a couple of weeks out canned.
This beer is special and untouchable. Too easy to drink.

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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of tregan_20
5/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

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Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.61/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, copper-orange color with a 2 finger off-white head that dissipates very quickly. Leaves some decent, splotchy lacing.

The aroma is intoxicating. So much citrus and so much tropical fruit it's absurd. Sweet orange and tangerine notes, as well as grapefruit and pineapple, followed by a touch of pine resin. There's a lot of mango and peach as well. Just so much going on here.

The taste is a juice bomb. I get tons of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple, as well as some honeydew melon. The finish is slightly bitter.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fluffy, smooth, and creamy.

Overall, one of the best IPA's I've ever had. The aroma is ridiculous and the flavor follows suit. Definitely lives up to the name.

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Photo of fulcrumbs
4.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

At under 7%... with the company is currently resides... this will certainly climb much higher in the ranking than where it sits today. The way an IPA should be...

Would rate a 5 on feel... but can't give it a 5 with how I feel now that I know when I won't get the taste of more...!

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Photo of EveningCordial
4.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a one week old can poured into snifter. I thought this was a good IPA, but definitely overhyped. I don't think it holds a flame to some other IPA options out there, especially in the NE region. While it's got a great smell and taste, it had a tad too much malt presence and was not as citrus or juicy as anticipated. Still a great beer, but not a 100 score for me. I had this next to MBC Dinner and it blew Julius away.

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Photo of WasupBeerQueen
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ahhh Julius. This is my favorite IPA from treehouse, by far. Dark orange, hazy, murky deliciousness. Immediately hit with nectarine, grapefruit, peach and mango. Feels creamy and has perfect carbonation. I could drink this any day, any time, and in any weather. Perfect beer in my opinion!

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Photo of -Rick
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a tropical fruit bomb. One of the best IPA's I have ever had. Taste is juicy mango/orange with a slight bitter finish. A must try!!!!

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.