Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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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 Zaximus
4/5  rDev -13.6%

750 into a HotD tulip. Filled 11/28/14.

Definitely juicy. A little dank(?) but not in a bad way, just unique. Nice balance of hop and malt. This is good but not as mind blowing as I hoped. Happy I had the chance to try it but not sure I'd seek it out again. Perhaps a little fresher and it would be amazing.

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Photo of JSweens
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Holy juicy tropical juicy nectar, like EXTREMELY JUICY. Could use a little more balance behind all the hop juice in your face. Cant wait to see how the canned product turns out.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden hazy orange with a thick white lingering head, nice lacing on the glass. Bursting with tropical, orange hop smell with a hint of dankness. Bitter orange flavor with tropical hop flavors shining through as well. Great mouthfeel, carbonation is a bit lower out of the can than out of the growler I had previously. One of the best out there right now.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

First time I had this was straight orange juice. This is more of a hazy bronze. Still good lacing and still 2+ finger frothy head. Such a strong smell. Dank orange juice and other citrus. Hint of pine. Absolutely fresh taste. Both sweet and bitter orange. Really get a background juicy sweet mango. Other citrus and tropicals I can't place. Super juicy but carbonation is a tad low. Leaves a sticky sweetness like I ate a Starburst or something. Phenomenal beer.

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Photo of Prop28WasBetter
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Julius looks beautiful in the glass. Smells like tropical fruit. When I first tried Julius I thought it was almost too fruity, now after 20+ times of enjoying it, i love the fruity taste. Finishes just bitter enough to make you come back for more. Although it's not my favorite tree house beer, it deserves its reputation as world class.

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Photo of skinny_mcginley
5/5  rDev +8%

An absolutely amazing IPA. This is full of cirtus and so juicy. So glad I finally got a chance to try this beer. Probably the best IPA I have ever had!

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

A: Pours a super hazy dark golden color with a one finger off white head. Chunks of lace on the glass after each sip.

S: Honeydew, which I don't think I've ever found in an IPA before, loads of crushed citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit and just a touch of ripe peach. Smells awesome.

T: Again, honeydew and cantaloupe right off the bat. Very different. Pineapple, a little bit of peach, honey malt and just a hint of grapefruit pith bitterness before a juicy finish of pink grapefruit and light pine. Delicious.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.96/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy orange body. Big white head with nice lacing and a chunky collar.

Smell - Orange hops. Metallic sort of aroma. Some toasty malt.

Taste - Tastes much better. Tropical fruits. Orange. Lightly toasty cracker malt. A bit of sweetness backs it up.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is good, but I don't get the crazy high ratings it has. I could definitely drink lots of this and would be happy drinking it all the time, but not sure it's top 50 caliber.

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Photo of KOrtyl
5/5  rDev +8%

The best IPA being brewed today. Yes, better the RRBC and HT. Full of flavor, aromatic, complex to the taste. Every time I taste something else within this perfect libation. Mission Accomplished.

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Photo of TimZebGir
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Open passionpineapplegrapefruit,
Bubbles make an alcoholic soda,
Drink one, drink two,
Drink a whole bottle,
And tell your mom how much you love her.

A: Orangey haze with thick foamy head (3/3)
S: Sweet passionfruit and pineapple nose (11/12)
T: Passionfruit dominates with grapefruit. Still trying to figure out what that after-taste is but I get it in a lot of IPAs it is similar to finishing some salsa and it is mildly unpleasant . Can't taste after second sip. Otherwise perfect. (18/20)
M: Medium bodied and bubbly, super wet but a little dry on finish. (5/5)
O: A delightful IPA defying the piney hop bombs with a very rich complexity. I like fruit, and I like beer. This guy has both in spades. (9/10)

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Photo of jjdc
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Just wow. Gorgeous orange sunset in the glass. Wafts of grapefruit, sticky resin and a hint of pine. Flavor follows the nose profile: Notes of grapefruit, tangerine, nice stickiness and the undernote of pine again. This is a single IPA that has the huge flavor and juiciness of a double. Reminds me a bit of HF's hoppy offerings. Balanced, sophisticated and great. Look forward to trying more Treehouse.

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Photo of Erockruns
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%

Just an amazing representation of the single IPA. Tree House pretty much knocks it out of the park with everything they brew and it's obvious why Julius is the flagship. I've been fortunate and have had many offerings from them and they produce the finest beer in MA, hands down. That's considering the stiff competition from others like Trillium, Pretty Things, etc...

In my mind, Julius is best described as a blast of citrus followed by a dank, earthy rustic backing that glides to the finish. Could pretty much replace your morning OJ with this one!

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Photo of Chico1985
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had this 4 or 5 times now and finally getting around to reviewing. Thanks to Cam for sharing this 750ml growler.

The pour into a snifter is hazy darkish orange with a finger or so of white head, retention and lace are great. This one is huge on citrus and tropical fruit hops, big time melon, mango and oranges stick out the most, with a little bit of weedy/leafy hop. Quite bitter with just a little bit of sugar cookie malt backing. Smooth, well-carbonated mouthfeel, the heft and bitterness of this is surprising for 6.5%. Could pass for a DIPA.

I prefer Green to this personally but still a pretty great IPA.

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Photo of cbutova
4.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- My second 750ml of this throughout the last week. Poured into two snifters with a slightly hazed apricot amber body. The head is white and foamy, frothy textured rising to about one finger. Decent retention and lacing is a mix of webs, sheets and spots.

S- A lot of melon and juicy cantaloupe bursts out of the growler as soon as it is opened. After some inspection a bushel of juicy tropical and stone fruits rises out of the glass. Mango, tangerine, peach and some citrus as well.

T- Becomes a bit more citrus forward here with a notable zesty bitterness coming to mind. Orange is quite big with a bit of lemon zest in there as well. The fruits from the nose carry over with mango, melon, cantaloupe, peach, apricot and general tropical fruits coating the palate.

MF- Medium bodied with a slightly creamy and frothy consistency. Carbonation still at a high level after a week in the growler. Finishes moderately bitter.

Very juicy fruity in the nose as well as the flavor but in the latter a nice bitter citrus zest hop feel opens up. Certainly a great "flagship" or staple of a brewery. I have had this a few times now and it seems to just get better and better.

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Photo of dar482
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%

The beer comes in a deep rich orange. Looks like fruit juice with a splash of blood orange.

The aroma explodes of tropical mango, peaches, papaya, mandarin orange, sweet nectarine, white peaches, with a touch of sweetness. Literally sugary tropical fruit candy.

On the palate, one first notices a creaminess that rolls on the tongue, almost as if oats were added, despite the beer being very clean and dangerously drinkable for its ABV. The beer offers nectarine, green mango, papaya, mandarin orange/tangerine. The middle has some green grassy herbal. A good amount of yeast dough comes throughout. The finish ends with grapefruit pith. How this beer flies off the palate and the very gentle bitterness makes this drink towards a 5% brew.

This beer tastes absurdly close to an HF brew, notably Susan. I give Susan the slight edge, but this is the 2nd best IPA I’ve had.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%

Growler courtesy of Cam....oh man, what a great surprise. Thank you buddy!

Rich orange, big fluff, pillows of lace....wow!

Big waves of citrus...orange, tangerine, nectarine...so damn fruity.

Huge notes of citrus here as well, baby aspirin, some caramel and bready malts for firm yet welcomed support, and a light grassy bitterness that keeps things honest.

Sweet and lightly syrupy but modestly carbonated allows this to feel juicy as well.

So much to like here and just a ridiculous amount of fresh hops and citrus twang with enough malt support and gentle bitters to keep everyone playing nicely. Damn Cam...thank you!

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Photo of MWilcox20
5/5  rDev +8%

This beer is something else. The one word that I will forever associate with Julius is FRESH! It tastes so dang fresh. The hops smell as though you were holding them fresh picked in your hands. Seriously. The flavor is off the charts and for a sub 7% abv ipa, it is packed full of hop flavor! With all that being said, this beer isn't a hop bomb like a west coast style. Its well balanced like Heady topper with a touch of sweetness to even things out. One of my favorite IPAs of all time. wow.

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Photo of Gvsccraftbeer
5/5  rDev +8%

Had a sample of it straight off the keg at the brewery and it changed my life. Freshest single IPA I have EVER had. Crisp and hop forward but well balanced. I bought 2 growlers of it to take home and it kept its freshness well!

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Photo of orangesol
4.45/5  rDev -3.9%

Big thanks to Deuane for cracking this growler open at Campground Brewdown.

A - Pours hazy peach orange with a beautiful one and a half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a thin white film, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of freshly zested tropical fruit, a whole field worth of fresh cut grass, sticky pine resin and some mild caramel sweetness. The hops are so strong but not totally over the top.

T - Starts off much more balanced than the nose. The piney, grassy, tropical fruit hop punch is there in spades but the slightly sweet caramel malt is there to hold it in check for the most part. The finish is nearly identical but the bitterness does eventually win out, leaving the palate quite dry.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel with plenty of dryness backing it up. The hops meld amazingly well with the base grain.

O - One of the better IPA's I have had in recent memory. The hops are intense and yet they don't destroy the palate. Now that I have friends in the area I am really looking forward to visiting them in the near future to try all these beers on-tap.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler filled 8/1/2014, poured into a Lawson's snifter 8/10/2014.

A- Hazy deep orange body, one finger white head with the right amount of retention and rings of lacing. Great lookin' beer.

S- Juicy citrus, grapefruit and sweet bready pale malt. I don't know how this smells so good, but it does. Again this is really dang juicy. I understand where the name comes from now.

F- Somehow, this beer tastes better than it smells. Citrus, oranges, grapefruits, mango, passion fruit, bread and caramel with more oranges and a slightly grassy citrus finish. Really juicy but balanced. Fantastic stuff.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with a nice peppy carbonation. Phenomenal and very drinkable. Juicy, citrus zesty finish that is bitter but just the right amount of bitter grassiness to keep it interesting without interfering with drinkability.

O- Fantastic IPA. This one is worth its weight in gold... and more. Probably the most enjoyable single IPA I've had the chance to drink. I will have to obtain more of these on a regular basis!

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Photo of Ian_B
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy but luminescent apricot colour. A nice foamy head recedes rather quickly leaving a thin ring around the edges of the glass.

Smells pretty sweet with a lot of tropical notes like lime, mango, passionfruit, and orange. A bit of dank/grassy aromas in the background.

Tastes much like it smells, with a slightly more resinous flavour. It starts sweet with mango & lime, then moves toward passionfruit and a bit of resin. There's a little more dankness than the nose, which lends a hint of something like onion.

Fantastic pillowy mouthfeel, with a medium body and ever so slightly drying alcohol on the finish.

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Photo of beerjunky413
4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got a growler 3 days after it was kegged! Pours hazy yellow with a sustained 1/4" head. Aroma is oranges, kiwis, and peaches with a little pine. Intense fruity taste. Peaches, apricot, papaya and cantalope with a few distinct hop layers. Tastes like an amazing fruit that doesn't exist. Sweet hop resin absolutely coats your tongue at the second half of the sip. Intense hop character without being overwhelming. Finishes dry but because of the lingering hop coating on the tongue it doesnt feel like a normal dry finish. I don't think I've ever had a beer before that I just couldn't stop drinking like this one. I barely put the glass down. Treehouse is up there with the best of the best. So psyched to have such a badass brewery here in MA.

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Photo of popery
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Thanks, jlindros. The beer is bright orangey gold in color. It's quite hazy, which I rather like for an IPA.. Not that I really dislike clear IPAs. Eh. The head is white and fairly vigorous for a growler pour. Lots of lacing. Good retention. Even after a few minutes and many sips, there's still a solid coating of bubbles on top. The aroma is massively juicy and full of hop flavor. Citrus for days. I remember reading BuckeyeNation use the term "electric tangerine" in a review; that would be a very apt descriptor for this beer. It smells like tangerine juice with a healthy shot of lime. There's also pineapple, kiwi, raspberry, grapefruit and pine. It's like a wonderful citrus drink spiked with a tropical fruit background. Mouthwatering stuff. Little malt presence, which is just fine with me. Taste is similarly big on juicy hop flavors. Pale malt sweetness is well in the background. Tangerine, grapefruit and lime hoppiness dominates with tropical fruits providing highlights. Moderate bitterness. Fairly dry. Tangerine rind finish. Extremely easy to drink. Light, pleasant feel. Seems like normal carbonation. Some hop oiliness. Each sip makes me want more. I feel a bit bad not sharing this growler, but I'm also glad that I didn't. This is a fantastic IPA, fully deserving its acclaim. Tree House continues to impress.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml flip top growler that was filled at 515pm today!

poured into a pair of HF wine stems.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with large bubble creamy white head that 3 fingers tall. Lots of thick lacing and head has good staying power.

Smell: Tropical fruits and citrus. Hint of bready malts.

Taste: Almost moderate bitterness level. Orange peel, tangerines, and tropical fruits. Especially mango, papaya and pineapple. Light juicy pine resin.

Mouthfeel: light bodied almost a medium body beer. Moderate carbonation. Creamy and juice mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Overall: This has a strong reputation and it is just as good as any Hill Farmstead IPA in my opinion. I get the Orange Julius thing that the brewer was going for every time that I burp, all I taste is oranges and orange rinds.

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Photo of drmcleod10
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler poured and shared with the girlfriend. 2L growler. Was really excited to try this, I have been craving Citra hops after King and Pseudo Sue

A - Hazy yellow golden pour that forms a 2 finger white head with awesome lacing. Looks somewhat like King Sue in the glass. Clearer carbonated orange juice.

S - Smells like Citrus, mango, orange, and hops. Soooo juicy smelling, can't get over this.

T - Taste follows the most with huge notes of passion fruit, mange, orange, citra hops. This is one of the best Citra beers that I have experienced and would place this right between King Sue and PsuedoSue in terms of just how smooth and creamy this is.

M - Creamy medium bodied smooth awesome beer.

O - This is definitely in the top 5 IPA's for me. For a single IPA, this is my favorite that I have had. Will definitely be seeking this one out again. Thanks Rich

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.