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Julius - Tree House Brewing Company

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340 Reviews
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Reviews: 340
Hads: 2,342
Avg: 4.63
pDev: 17.28%
Wants: 1,775
Gots: 613 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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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Reviews: 340 | Hads: 2,342
Photo of dee4maine
4.81/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a fresh one canned 12/31/15 and marked "Merry New Year" along with the date! Was my second TH (After Green). Great lacing and amazing aromas. Taste was a little too sweet for me and I ended up liking the Green better. Great great brew nonetheless. TH knows its stuff and wish I was living nearer. Lots of candied orange on the taste with mild bitterness like grapefruit peel.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine east coast style IPA. I've only been lucky enough to try a few brews from Treehouse but they have all lived up to the hype. This one does as well. Nice hop hit up front but a little more subdued than some others. Wonderful fruity flavor throughout with nice mouth feel. Very tasty brew. Not the best I've had, but a great brew that I will seek out in the future. Cheers

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Photo of BillErickson
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Hazy orange. Not too dark... or as my buddy put it "not murky"

Smell - So many fruits: orange, mango, grapefruit.

Taste - not sure if this will make any sense but this is creamy AND juicy. Also, it's bold yet balanced. Obviously the orange stands out, but the are also some other bold fruit flavors but nothing overpowering.

Moth Feel - wow, exceptional! Perfect for this beer, nice and thick but not overdone.

Overall this is simply one of my favorites. It's a tasty IPA that's not overly bitter. Fruity, yet not sweet at all. Tree House is an amazing brewery and this is their most popular one... and for good reason.

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

Fruity or as those who've had it call it "a juicy IPA". Juicy flavor explodes on your taste buds. You can still taste the hops. Great texture. One of the best from my favorite brewery.

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

To start off, I want to say this beer is in my top 3 beers of all time. Im pouring a fresh can into a HF tulip glass, the head is off white creamy and settles down to a very rich lacing. The nose is just pure tropical juice and bright fresh hops. I smell more of an orange/tangerine than the typical grapefruit. The color is an unfiltered hazy opaque orange. The taste is definite tropical fruit with some pine coming through. I can tell there is a massive amount of hops in the whirlpool and dry hop bill. Being unfiltered the mouthfeel is just awesome. Really creamy and has a rich feel as it goes to the back of the palate. As soon as I swallow a sip I have to have another one. Overall, this is a beer which is a must have for anyone who proclaims themselves a hop head! Hands down one of the best Ive ever had. That's a big statement.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, packaged on 10/27/15. "Live wild" on the bottom of the can.

Pale amber and cloudy, almost murky, with a big, creamy, persistent white head. Good lacing on the glass too. The aroma is heavy on the hops, but you knew that already. Citrus, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and peach come to mind. Faint grainy malts in the background, but make no mistake, this is all about showcasing the hops. Long lasting, juicy hop flavor that makes for a bitter finish. That being said, it's smooth on the palate. Medium-full bodied and chewy, with a bit of warmth as it goes down.

This beer is bright and fruity, to say the least. Probably better suited for the summertime, as opposed to a cool winter night. I prefer hoppy beers to be a little cleaner than the new breed of cloudy IPAs that are being produced, however a massively fruity IPA such as this is a rare treat to indulge in. Thank you, Ian, for not one, but two cans of this excellent brew!

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

The orange flavor is less my thing, as I prefer the resin flavor profile, but this is a great beer that does this to the fullest. Cloudy haze, with a refreshing mouthfeel.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer. This pours so thick and cloudy like orange juice with tons of hops and citrus on the nose. I drank this within 2 weeks of canning and it made a difference for sure. Tons of happiness and great flavors all around.

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Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I hadn't been to Tree House since they stopping by their original location a few times a few years back, until I had a chance to stop by while in western Mass today. I picked up some cans of Julius, canned today, and opened one right when I got home--doesn't get much fresher than that.

L: hazy golden-orange, the color of the can. I don't mind haziness in my IPAs, and this is one of the hazier ones I've seen, but without any murkiness.

S: Not as strong as I expected, but very nice--mango, melon, citrus, lots of fruit, only the slightest glancing hint of alcohol once it warms. Not getting much in the way of breadiness or any other characteristic malty attributes.

T: Wow. They weren't kidding: mango, passionfruit, papaya, tangerine--tropical fruit abounds. There's a bit more of a biscuity background here than in the smell, but it's still very faint. This is easily one of--if not the--juiciest IPAs I've ever had, an extremely drinkable one at that. Very little piney or grassy notes, and almost no bitterness really. This puts to shame all the grapefruit-added IPAs that seem to be all over the place these days.

F: Surprisingly creamy, with very little bite or bitterness; medium-bodied, almost silky; and very soft carbonation.

O: Lovely. As my wife said, "This may be my new favorite beer."

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Photo of 11JON11MO
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another Great Brew from Tree House. Love the Beer and the Brewery.

Very Rich Orange aroma - the aroma is fantastic, not too complex just a bust you in the face Orange citrus hopped up beer.

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Photo of RJQ3
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 12/9/15 16 oz. can into a tulip glass. Pours out a cloudy orange color with a thick off white foamy head. Aroma was a bit subdued, was expecting more but what I did get was all tropical fruit hints. Taste was all tropical citrus flavors and finished so smooth like drinking a carbonated tropical juice drink. Only negative was the lack of bitter bite, otherwise a great great beer. Mouth feel was incredible, silky but somewhat thick and smooth. Overall, great beer but was expecting a bit more.

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

This is one of the best IPAs (and beers) out there. There is so much citrus from the hops but there is a huge presence of biscuit from the malt. It's hard to believe this beer is only 6.8%. Well done Tree House. This beer is worth actively seeking out.

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Photo of Hutch76
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - golden haze that has an inch of foam.
taste - smooth drinking with taste of peaches and mango. Also a little bit of the piney but not enough to be overwhelming.
Smell - a wonderfully put together array of peaches, mango, and orange.
Feel - smooth like Billy D Williams
This is a must have for the all beer lovers.

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Photo of Myotus
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A massive thanks to Pearpicker for this generous gift. I don't ever drink canned beers nor do I like them, but when someone's gives you a Julius, you can't ignore that. So here goes my first canned review...

Poured at 45°F from a can (I couldn't make out the smeared date on the bottom) into a Spiegelau IPA glass Consumed on 14Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with 3 fingers worth of dense, white foam that begins transforming beautifully as the time passes. After 1 minute, the foam becomes very rocky and spacious. After 1 minute and 20 seconds, dissipation begins to kick in leaving behind extremely thick lacing. At 3 and a half minutes, the half fingers worth of foam that is left has returned to its condensed state. Orange in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. The rising bubbles that can be seen are at the base of the glass where it is slightly less cloudy than the rest of the beer, are both small and very small in size and subtle in quantity. Lacing is very thick in and high in quantity.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peaches, mangos, guava, ans papaya balance beautifully with mild aromas of piney hops, oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and sweet bready malts. A hint of bitter hop aromas can also be detected, but they further add balance to this gorgeous aroma.
TASTE: Strong peach, mango, guava, and papaya flavors enter initially as very strong orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors immediately follow. There is a slight tartness to the citrus flavors that I have not encountered before with other IPAs. It is very pleasant. Mild piney hop flavors and subtle sweet bready malt flavors enter the palate next as peach, mango, guava, and papaya flavors grow slightly stronger. Subtle bitter hop flavors make their debut and quickly grow to mild as all previous flavors persist in strength.
FEEL: This is somewhere between light-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is subtle. Goes down creamy and incredibly smooth. Finishes with a mild dryness.
NOTE: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I have finally found an IPA better than Yellow Rose. The fruit flavors dominated and I loved it. What really got me was the tartness from the citrus flavors. It reminded me of drinking a nice glass of orange juice.

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Photo of Slack
4.36/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold in color with a fair amount of heads that settled to about an 1/8". Lacing is moderate to heavy as the beer was consumed.

Smell is piney resin, citrus - orange, grapefruit, and lemon, and some malty sweetness.

Taste is citrus and hoppy. Pineapple, mango, and orange come out as it warms. Malt sweetness is also present.

Mouthful is medium with medium carbonation, smooth. Finish is dry and lingering.

Overall I am surprised at how nice of an IPA this is. The flavors are bright and not overwhelming. The balance is there along with the drink ability. Very pleasurable. Seek out.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an unfiltered cloudy papaya color. Has a great aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is bright and hoppy. Notes of passion fruit and citrus. Has a slightly bitter hop aftertaste with a smooth clean mouthfeel. Overall this is super delicious.

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Photo of starclassic21
4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The top IPA in the country and for a damn good reason.

Although I prefer Tree House Green over Julius, they're both world-class IPA's. What Tree House is doing is very, very special right now in the craft beer community. Big, soft flavors. Every beer is so delicious.

Pours a very hazy, bright orange color. Beautiful in a glass. Smells very potent of oranges, tangerines, orange creamsicle, orange cream soda, etc. Is this even beer?!

Wow. So flavorful on the pallet. Bright, tropical fruit and tangerine with the taste. Mild to medium bitterness on the back end. So smooth, so drinkable, so crushable. Medium sweetness (but with a high hop/low malt profile, which I prefer in an IPA). A bit of mango flavors come out as the beer warms up. Really something special.

Mouthfeel is near perfect. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. That of a stout, almost. Really makes this beer all that much more special.

I prefer the flavor profile of Tree House Green a bit more, but to me, this beer is near perfect.

100/100

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Photo of KMachHops
4.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 11-23-15
Look: It looks like orange cream soda. The froth looks creamy and color was as orange as the can with haziness. This maybe the most unique looking IPA. Hard to believe this color comes naturally.
Smell: Tons of tropical and citrus. Smell is like no other beer.
Taste: A lot like the smell. Mangoes and papayas with some oranges. Finishes sweet.
Feel: Perfect carbonation, and small bite of bitterness at the end.
Overall: This maybe slightly better than Alter Ego. Very easy drinking. Thanks @sims55bfb.

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

Pours cloudy light orange with a small white head. Love it.
After pouring into nice pint glass the aroma comes at me from far away - frankly reminds me of the first Heady I cracked. Great fuity nose. It smells "sweet" if that is possible. Orange/tangerine.
Mouthfeel is sooth, perfect carbonation for an IPA.
Taste: First hit is fruity, orange, orange zest (nit pithy at all!). Beautifully integrated, smooth. Nice long finish with a bit of bitterness. Mango comes through on my 4th sip.
Immensely enjoyable. I've had Heady, SOS, Nelson, Pliney, Zombie and lots of other big money DIPA/IPA's. This one feels very different and right there with any of them. Fantastic beer.

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

Looks like a hefeweizen. Nose is decent. But cot' dam' it tastes good. All the dank hop bite but very little bitterness. Smooth, with citrus notes.

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Photo of monkeybone7504
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine a mist of pure aromatic mango and passion fruit hops with some orange scattered about.
Then the mist passes through a soft fluffy cloud of sweet fluffy wheat beer and sticks all over it.
No hopppy bite in the least- no alcohol residue period.

If Katy Perry was dancing on this cloud- wearing a candy bikini I would sell my soul twice.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally get to try the pinnacle of Tree House beers. Shared a can with my brother. Pours a cloudy orange, amazing aroma. Taste reminds me of Heady. A little more bitter in finish than desired.

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Photo of stakem
4.12/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Kegatron for the share on this pounder can. Heard lots of good things and was excited to try this freshy last month. It appears a chalky orange color with white head that fades leaving stringy lace.

It smells of orange juice and slight herb garden feel to counter the fruity hop qualities. This tastes pithy and pulpy with zesty rinds reminescent of orange juice with herbal aspect and a cooling menthol sort of thing in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. Pretty nice stuff but I dont understand the craze and justification to line up for hours just to pay a hefty price for a couple cans. Regardles im super appreciative to get to try this.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Glowing orange opaque smoothie like color
Oranges galore but also some kern mango juice
Orange zest, ripe mango, piney bitterness
Smooth velvety mouthfeel
Now I understand the hype. It's super balanced and offers the best an ipa give!

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Photo of Jkolls
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW. Lucky enough to have a friend share a can with me. Magnificent IPA.

appearence: very opaque orange-yellow

smell: Orange, more orange, some other citrus, and hint of the piney American hops.

taste: incredible. sooo juicy. Full of orange-y flavor but still maintains its slightly bitter start.

feel: thick smooth orangeness.

Either the best or 2nd best beer I've ever tasted.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.