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Julius - Tree House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

651 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 456
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
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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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

billab914, Aug 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
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!

GarthDanielson, Aug 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Cynic-ale, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13%

drummermattie02, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.8%

chippo33, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

jrallen34, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Duff27, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

ZEB89, Nov 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

eawolff99, Mar 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

kscaldef, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13%

LoveStout, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Jwale73, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of popery
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

popery, Jul 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tectactoe, May 15, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as a birthday gift from BPK59 and poured into a tulip. Guess these guys only do growler fills on Saturdays. Secret recipe for this one I guess. Have a pretty good idea on the hop they used though.

A - Pours a hazy dark, kinda grayish, orange with a nice two finger head that faded somewhat quickly to leave some light side lacing and a thin cloud/halo. I chuckled when I poured it as the colour resembled that of Filmishmish. Could this be another ugly duckling type beer?

S - Aaaaand upon smelling it my initial thoughts are realized. An ugly duckling indeed!Mother of mercy...EXPLOSION of citrus rind. Orange, tangello, clementine, and tangerines. No malts, not getting any bready yeasts. Just pure, unadulterated hops. Holy fuck!

T - Uhh, yah. Where did this come from huh? So, like the nose it is an explosion of oranges and tangerines. Lots and lots of hop oils here, delicious hops. So much great orange and citrus notes. Super, super faint bubblegum buried in the citrus. Really cant convey just how well the citrus pops here.

M - Mouthfeel is very, very nice here. Solid carbonation, super sessionable with a lingering bitter citrus peel aftertaste.

O - Summit? Galaxy? I dont know, just as long as I can get this beer more often. So, this is good. This is very, very good. This is almost like a poor mans Hill Farmstead IPA, in that you don't have to drive 8 total damn hours for some. This IPA is, in my opinion, completely on par with a Shaun Hill IPA, minus the appearance. The nose, the flavours, out standing. Mind = blown

rudzud, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BGsWo22, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
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!

woosterbill, Oct 13, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL growler poured into a pint glass

The body sits a bright orange color with a cloudy appearance. A firm two finger off-white cap rose and fell slowly, leaving some sheeting lace covering the glass.

Bright oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tropical fruit--mangoes and pineapples, primarily. The fruits leap out of the glass. Some lightly toasted malt provide a firm foundation.

Sweet, juicy tropical and citrus fruits coat the palate. Waves of mangoes, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines. A blanket of malt hangs in the back. A very mild bitterness comes in late and lingers for a little while. The focus her is more on the juicy, sweet fruit and not the bitterness.

Smooth, medium body with a mild lingering bitterness that is counterbalanced by the big sweet fruit notes.

A very nice IPA in all aspects. I would prefer more bitterness to really fall in love, but that would be splitting hairs. This is a very nice beer.

ColForbinBC, Mar 11, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1790th Review on BA
Growler to Tree House tulip
750ml

Thanks to Rudzud and Jlindros for this one

App- A very soft and hazy orange with a bit of peach pink in there. A bit cloudy and a bit dense in the center. A small one finger head was there and leaves some good cling down the side. A bit of a pond water top with random bubble patches. Looks good in the glass.

Smell- This is a good smelling IPA. A bit soft on the bombardment of hops, but instead is dominated by a lot of tropical fruits. The citrus notes really dominant and control the whole thing. A light alcohol wofts up on a big pull of the nose.

Taste- I really enjoyed the domination of the fruits on this one. Certainly controlled by the aggressive hopping on this one. The malts are subtle and take a while to find on this one. The dominate citrus is very well layered and one sip will give some mango while the next is a little peach and passionfruit.

Mouth- To me this was a balance of a medium to a slightly thin body with a very good carbonation level. Saturated by hoppy and floral remants the residual flavors are citrus dominated with a little bit of booze.

Drink- A very well layered and delicious IPA. Thank you Jared and Matt for giving me the chance to review this one. The floral and citrus work wonders together.

FosterJM, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BMart, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Reagan1984, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

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8/9/14

Finally got a full growler of this awesome elixir. It has the most unique, tangy hoppiness that is almost like bubblegum at some points. I absolutely love this beer.

VelvetExtract, Jun 03, 2013
Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.