Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #10
Ranked #31
4.67 | pDev: 6.64%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Julius Gone Wild (not funky wild, like insane hop saturation wild)! For the second special edition of Julius brewed specifically for the third anniversary party, we pushed the level of citrus to the fringes of obscenity through additional kettle and dry hopping with the base Julius hop blend. The result is perhaps the most juicy and delectable creation we have ever made! Preposterous Julius, in the best way imaginable.
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

There's some subtle differences between this and the base beer.

First, it's muddier in appearance. Second, the nose is more earthy and not as brightly citrusy. Finally, the body seems heartier and the malt has a stronger backbone.

The plusses and minuses equal a push in my book.

Jun 08, 2021
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 5/13/21

Consumed 5/25/21

High expectations here and luckily they’re met. It looks beautiful, smells amazing, feels amazing, and has a unique (for me) flavor profile with a perfect balance of bitterness and juiciness. Some 6.8% beers could leave me wanting more oomph, but they hit the nail here. This is why hazies rule now. I’m glad I have 3 more cans and will look for it again.

May 26, 2021
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At 54° pours a cloudy deep gold/peach juice color; two fingers of rocky white foam; looong cap retention; streaming carbonation; heavy ring with heavy minus bands of lace. Nose is pineapple, grapefruit and peach. Taste follows nose; semi sweet malt base; grapefruit rind bitterness; lemon, tangerine as beer warms. Medium full body; moderate minus carbonation that is kinda prickly; no astringency; light creamy tongue coating. Overall, very well balanced; tropical fruit flavors and citrus hop bitterness play well with the firm malt foundation; yummy light bitter fruit juice aftertaste; I could easily drink another one - delicious!

May 23, 2021
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Eddieeight from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm trying to do a quick review. Bottom says "Dan's notoriously bad at date codes 4/1/21". Purchased for $7 from a private collector because let's face it i can't get it here in ohio so i might as well get it from someone who can. i've heard a lot about this beer and i'm excited to try it. i pour it out and it's immediately got a 3 inch head, probably among the biggest heads i've ever seen. Color is a very hazy peach / mango. Smell is all citrus, all day long. Orange, lemon, mango, peach, any of those light colorful orange colored fruits is what we're smelling here. Taste follows the nose and is extremely light and refreshing. This is like drinking a cold glass of orange juice, but pure and a bit lighter. Mouthfeel is light, thin, and quite carbonated, with a dancing effervesence that tickles the palate. Residual taste after a swallow is orange and lemon peel. This is as good if not better than Resin, one of my favorite beers. I could drink this all day long. The ABV is a little under what my taste palate likes, I prefer the heavier beers, but I have to review this beer objectively and it's quite good. Overall a nice citrus taste from a beer that could make mowing the lawn seem like just a fun way to get to the end. Cheers!

May 21, 2021
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Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I’m glad I don’t live closer to Treehouse. I’d be broke and probably be on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Another winner that’s also relatively low abv. Keep ‘em coming!

May 09, 2021
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dboon from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can, man. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a white head. Citrusy hop bouquet. Orange and citrus highlights with a serious bitter aftertaste. That being said, it’s really good. Nice body and mouthfeel.

Apr 30, 2021
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a super hazy dark yellow/orange. Very nice head and good lacing. The aroma is explosive with floral, juicy orange, peach, and mango, and a nice dank edge. Some sweet, slightly toasty malt makes for the perfect backdrop. The flavor is intense and resinous. The same orange, peach, and mango flavors found in the aroma are here in big fashion. The malt adds a nice honey like sweetness and a creamy, lush body to provide the perfect backdrop for the hop flavors. Overall, an absolutely delicious hop bomb. Not a hint of anything vegetal, nothing but super intense, sticky hop flavors perfectly balanced against a creamy malt body. Perfection.

Apr 24, 2021
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours amazingly turbid and hazy, looks like it is glowing! Yellow/orange in color, huge foamy head lasts a long time, fading slowly. Sweet hops citrus aroma, I get lemon, orange, grapefruit, light pine. Amazing hop flavor, mixes dankness and citrusy hop flavors with a touch of pine perfectly. Has a great citrus hop punch with a delicate touch of bitterness that allows wave after wave of hop flavor. Excellent carbonation. Overall an amazing IPA, definitely in my top 5 IPA’s.

16 oz can dated 4/1/21
4.75 rating

Apr 16, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a matte, dark orange color. Completely opaque. Thick full four finger off-white head forms on the top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of orange, mango, a bit of melon, handsome light grassy hop notes.

Taste follows the nose with notes of orange, mango, dried grass, papaya and again, a bit of melon. Moderately sweet and a bit creamy. Light grassy hop bitterness on the back end that lingers into the finish.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth, creamy, with a moderately bitter finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice IPA, well executed and flavorful.

Apr 16, 2021
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a beer! Cloudy orange-gold, a nice fluffy white head with staying power. Aroma? Pop the top and experience how the air around you now has a citrus scent. Nice hop intensity, complexity and a loooooong finish. Wish I was celebrating an important event when I had this beer, but then realized that having the beer was an event in itself! Cheers!

Apr 14, 2021
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jjjuliusss! from Treehouse. Received on 9/4/21 from @Rub_This_BBQ in NBW BIF #13. 16 oz can stored upside-down at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 13/4/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom stamped “I LOVE SPORTS, BEER, AND WU-TANG 03/09/21”. Served at 48.0 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 58.2 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), murky and opaque.
Body – Pale Gold (SRM 4), murky and opaque. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), creme, high density, good retention, diminishing to a 15 mm meringue-like cap and crown. Three-dimensional narrow bands of foam remain above the crown. Second pour produces a high density 1.7 cm head.
Lacing – Good. Head retraction and volume reduction leaves an irregular three-dimensional narrow band of tiny to medium bubbles with occasional wide columns connecting to the next lower band and oddly mutated stalactites. See also above.
Aroma – 4.25 – Moderate generic citrus with distinct guava and tertiary pineapple. No malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins bitter and resiny with guava and generic citrus. Some pineapple on the aftertaste. No malt, no yeast. No alcohol (6.8 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. A weak gastric warming occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Full, creamy, lively carbonation followed by an acid bite.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Well, a true NEIPA at long last! Certainly hoppy and citrusy, with IPA bitterness and good old palate-coating resinousness. At the low alcohol content of only 6.8% ABV, several of these would go down very easily.

Apr 13, 2021
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.88/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can (01Apr2021) into a wine glass

L: pours a totally opaque orange juice orange, slightly creamy, with a moderate white head that fades after a minute. Leaves some mild lacing when it does, as does each sip

S: creamy orange and mango goodness. Nice tropical and citrus fruit notes leading the way, orange and mango upfront with some pineapple, guava, papaya as well

T: follows the nose very well, orange takes over in a welcome way to start. The other fruit plays a supporting role, getting that mango and guava from the nose. There’s a nice citrusy bitterness present from start to (medium/long) finish

F: medium+ body, medium carbonation, nicely drying bitterness, very drinkable and smooth

O: must be the most flavorful, crushable NEIPA I’ve had. The flavor here is truly remarkable for a sub-7% beer, puts all other singles of the style I’ve had to shame. Refreshing bitterness on a very smooth and soft body, a home run beer

Apr 11, 2021
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RaulMondesi from California

4.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After watching Michael Conforto lean Into a pitch with the bases loaded to win a game, I’m feeling a bit perplexed. But Treehouse says “don’t worry, Raul, the best medicine for “perplexion” is JJJuliosss! And Raul likey! Soft, ripe, juicy... I’m not tripping like the first time Mickey saw a Minnie, but it’s pretty good.

Apr 08, 2021
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CHickman from New York

4.95/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Canned 04/01/21, this pours cloudy sand/orange color with a huge foamy off-white colored head that faded very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides. Just as impressive as the regular Julius so far.

The aroma is amazing; I can smell the dank juicy hops from a foot away from the glass. I was watching the head go down with the glass on the table away from me and able to smell pineapple, mango, tangerine, peach, grapefruit, tropical fruit, wet hops, fresh sticky weed, faint piney notes, biscuit, apricot, Razzles candy, clementine and herbs. It's super fresh smelling and similar to ripping open and orange in the citrus burst that hit by nose as I went in for each sip.

I'm happy this tastes as good as it smells with the same lineup in the flavor: pineapple, mango, tangerine, peach, grapefruit, tropical fruit, wet hops, fresh sticky weed, faint piney notes, biscuit, apricot, Razzles candy, clementine and herbs. It gets better as it also unleashed honeydew melon, faint caramel, lime, graham cracker, tea leaf and/or coriander, some bready notes and real mild spices as it starts to fade off dry and clean. Bitterness level was low which helped make it so smooth as it hid the ABV that it was like a super charged wet hopped beer that drank like a session IPA. Ridiculously easy to drink, this lived up to the hype as well.

Apr 05, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A bit murky and dark colored; excellent head production and good retention.

Super bright and hoppy nose; absolutely delivers, with citrus, bright herbs, pine, and some tropical fruit.

Similar on the palate, delivering far more juice than a beer at this ABV has any right to claim. Waves of juicy and bright hops, all with a pleasant malt sweetness. Orange, mango, lemon, oregano, mint, and pineapple. Very nicely balanced bitterness.

Smooth and creamy, huge body for the ABV. I expect nothing less from Tree House, who have mastered the delivery of this style.

Apr 03, 2021
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2021-03-18 near Pittsburgh, PA from a 16oz canned on 2021-03-09

A - Murky straw-gold with a 2-finger pillowy-white head that sticks around leaving excellent lace.

S - Like being in an orange grove with wet earth right before it's time to harvest. Really nice.

T - A bounty of layered flavors. Orange, cracker, herbal, earthy, pine , honey and slightly dank. As the honey sweetness dissipates, the pine and orange baby aspirin bitterness comes in.

M - Medium body and carbonation. LIghtly resinous and then very dry.

O - World class. I've had plenty of NEIPAs and it isn't a style that I seek out, but this one tastes as much like a dry West Coast IPA as a NEIPA; somewhat similar to Heady Topper.

Mar 18, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pulpy orange juice color with a dense off-white head that literally coats the glass as you drink the beer. The nose is bright and dank tropical citrus aromas, with ripe oranges and grapefruit rind most prominent.

The taste is a slightly bitter orange creamsicle, with some passion fruit tossed in for good measure. The mouthfeel is per the style, with maybe a smidge more bite.

This beer is worthy of its reviews and status. Exceptionally well done, IMHO.

Mar 15, 2021
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dank203 from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

love the drinkability of this, sessionable. plenty of tropical hop flavor on nose and mouth, plenty of orange peel and bite, still fluffy smooth. low abv% a nice break from higher IPAs

Mar 09, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 1/29. I get the love for this beer-it’s great, but I wasn’t blown away. I think the best things about this beer are the bitterness and the subtlety of the juicy citrus. It’s so subtle I’m wondering if it’s fallen off, as it’s promoted as super citrusy. It has juicy citrus notes with orange and grapefruit prevalent, but the tangy fruit flavors balance well with a strong piney bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, easy sipper. Great beer, but I can’t believe I’m under rating a beer this good.

Mar 08, 2021
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy bright orange color with a thick, soapy white head and sticky lacing.

The smell explodes with orange from several feet away. There's also strong grapefruit, underripe mango, and a hint of pineapple.

The taste is orange, orange zest, grapefruit, a hint of floral, and a strong bitterness on the finish.

The mouthfeel is velvet smooth, medium/low carbonation, and medium/thick body.

Overall, this is really enjoyable, very well done, and a really big beer.

Feb 06, 2021
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

“Finally time to get pucks deep” says the can. Whatever.

Pours a murky straw gold with a 1/2 inch head subsiding to a ring of suds. Probably because of the extra pushing to the limits, I get a more resinous taste and the nose is boozy.

So silly me, I thought there was going to be more balance here; now I know it’s not for me.

Jan 26, 2021
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick and opaque orange with decent brightness. Big swath of foamy white head.

S/T: Citrus on three levels: dried orange zest, fresh mandarin slices and a little bit of resin from the grapefruit. Some mango and smooth bitterness with deciduous pome...Bosc pear and floral sweetness. Herbal vanilla and sweeter nilla cookies resonate in the finish. Aroma is more dialed in on the citrus tropical while the taste scats a little finishing with minty overtones along with a vanilla-orange creamsicle.

M: Very smoothie like feel...creamy, soft and minty. Med-full, dense body.

I haven't had a Julius in awhile..
definitely too long to make accurate equivalencies. But when I had Julius initially a half decade back it did sing; a true standout. Now, this beer tastes just a little too overprocessed yielding a smooth tropical whip ephemera. This beer still manages to be delicious, but just not as memorable.

Jan 24, 2021
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VoxRationis from New York

4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned on 11/24/20, code DRIIINNKKK MEEEE.
A: Pours a cloudy, dark orange color with two to three finger, white head displaying clearing and, at least a finger of retention. Complex rings of Belgian lacing evident all the way down the glass.
S: Fruity. Aromas of orange, tangerine, nectarine, and mango from hops predominate, but caramel and barley evident. A pepper note.
T: Semi-sweet with palate basically following the nose closely, although the fruit and caramel/barley elements are more balanced with each other . Bitterness solidly in the mix with fruit and sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy with an almost minty finish.
O: Drier, less overtly fruity, and more bitter than Julius (from which I assume it is somewhat derived). Enjoyed it, but nothing is like the original.

Jan 05, 2021
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stuffandthings from California

4.09/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Like taking a bite out of an orange and chasing with hops! This thing is an experience. A little surprised it's rated so highly as I could see some people being put off by this flavor profile but I can definitely understand the hype. I'm not curious to try this against the original.

Jan 02, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.68/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Huge tropical fruit and citrus up front, with big notes of floral orange sticking out the most

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a big wave of citrus and tropical fruit. Again, orange stands out, leaning more towards the floral/blossom side of the fruit. Light-moderate bitterness. Finishes with lingering floral vanilla orange notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely not the most complex of TH brews, but most certainly one of the more intense and lingering ones. The flavor and hop intensity just lingers forever. This one is a can’t miss

Dec 22, 2020
JJJuliusss! from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 981 ratings