Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #10
Ranked #29
4.68 | pDev: 6.62%
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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Photo of GivingNebula
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm relatively new to the world of IPA's. Maybe there are better offerings out there, but I doubt it. I tried to find a reason to give even a slightly lower rating but there isn't one. Seek this one out.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.04/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date on the bottom. Served in a Teku.

Appearance: The fluffy, two finger head goes away fairly quickly and leaves behind a lot of lacing in big sheets and spots. It's a murky, bright gold color. 

Smell: It's a simple, fruity aroma of fresh orange, tangerine and peaches. 

Taste: A juicy, sharp, slightly acidic citrus flavor of orange, lemon and peach hits the palate first. In the aftertaste there's a slight grainy quality to it as well. 

Mouthfeel: It's creamy, velvety smooth and pillowy with a medium body and low carbonation. 

Overall: An awesome beer from Tree House that's become a crowd favorite since it was originally released for their 3rd anniversary and for good reason! Their entire Julius lineup is just fantastic.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep solid orange with off white head that builds up quickly and fades leaving thick lacing around the glass and patchy foam on the surface. Sweet ripe tangerine, orange with slightly bready and piney undertones. Flavor is similar with a bit of grassiness upfront. Very soft and smooth with a delicate bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well shit, let's crank out a review for my fave Tree House beer thus far?

Appearance is like imperial Julias. Not far off from an Orange Julius, I'm sure you've heard. Even the head has this off white color that is corrupted by orange. 3/4" deep. Aroma, jeez man, so much orange you'd think it had oranges in it.

Taste just keeps pushing the awesome sauce. More orange, a bitterness that isn't some sawft hazy pillow, but also not a triple digit one note grapefruit bomb. Dat firm 45 ibu like crispness. Sure, the mouth feel and body are soft, but you're hoping for that, and given that the carbonation is 'normal' instead of flattish, this just keeps up its banger status. I dunno, there is a lot of tropical talk, but for me, this was all orange citrus, no grapefruit, no pine, no tropical. Delicious in its one note mastery. The body seems thick, but its just the appearance, it drinks like an effortless champ.

So look, I'm 3000 miles away from this brewery. This is some heavily coveted shit, and for good reason. No homer.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First off, this beer is very close to a Hazy masterpiece.
Pours dense thick orange. Nice big white head that sticks around into great lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell is orange fruit and mango and tropical bursts.
Flavor is a meld of all of the flavors with a nice malt presence with a little bit of dryness to round it out and keep it from being too sweet.
Well done - seek it out.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours like orange juice into my glass. Hazy yellow-orange. A finger of foamy white head. Crazy strong lacing.

Nose is JUICE. Citrus, orange, mango, peach, pineapple. Scents just jumping out of the glass. This is one the best brews I have ever had the privilege of smelling.

Taste follows closely. Fruit flavor comes through full force. Some grassy hop quality comes through. A touch of bittering reigns it in. Fades to a nice, mild, cracker malt outro. For a brew that is this bombastic and explosive on the nose, the flavor shows respectful restraint. Controlled and skillful.

Mouthfeel is classic Tree House. Pillowy, soft feel and smooth carbonation.

One of, if not, the best IPA I've ever had. This is just a fruit smoothie beer. Well done to Tree House. I'm glad I've finally gotten the chance to have this brew.

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Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into stemless teku (not sure what you call this type of glass).

Hazy and bright orange with foamy off white head, head takes its time to settle into thin foam cap and collar.

Aroma is full of juicy sweet citrus, ripe tropical fruits and some zesty lemon

Flavor is all fruity hops with layers of sweet/bitter/zesty citrus on top of some ripe tropical fruits including mango and peach. A bit of earthy and resinous hops comes into play as well/

Soft like all TH ipas with moderate smooth carbonation

A really nice brew, similar if feel, flavor and taste to the typical Tree House IPA/DIPAs but with a bit of an extra kick

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Do juice bombs get any bigger or better than this? I haven't had any of the King versions of this but up until this point, I'd be hard-pressed to find a beer that was more fruity, slick, or representative of a New England IPA than this. Dank? Check. Juicy? Check. Soft? Check. Out of my glass quickly? Check on that one as well...

Tons of orange and apricot in the beautifully muddled, murky, pour as there was enough head to top this deep beast of a brew off. Loads of bubbly head topped this off as the lacing left behind was quite deep, extensive, and layered down to the bottom of my pint glass. Loads - and I mean loads - of orange juice, orange blossom, and lovely tropical fruit in the nose as the taste was as just as juicy as anything that I've ever had...minus the sugar and high fructose corn syrup that permeates so much of the contemporary American diet. No, I didn't expect those in this beer but it was nice to have something that was sweet and slick without the fillers or gimmicks as this easily went down with hints of tangerine, orange creamsicle, and onion in the mix to give this a bit of body and depth to keep it from feeling too one-dimensional.

Sure, there's booze in here but you'll be so busy wondering how this is a beer and not a juice that you won't even notice or care that this was indeed, a beer. Canned on 11/12/19 with "HEADY TRIPLE J" written above it, it's a beer like this that puts Tree House and ultimately, the New England IPA on the proverbial map. Believe the hype, this is worth seeking out and enjoying as it left me wanting more well before I finished it off...

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Consumed 2/10/20

A: Murky orange gold, with some darker orange at its core and some yellows near the edges - even hazier than the "typical" Tree House haze - pours with a small white head, fades to wisps leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Juice, as in this seriously and intensely smells like a fruit juice - bright tangerine and orange juice, citrus flesh, floral citrus - ripe peaches, mango slices, lesser amounts of apricot, pineapple, melon, and other tropical fruit - leafy, herbal hops - light sweetness, very faint hint of pale malt

T: Just as fruity as the aroma, if not more so, could probably pass for a smoothie - tangerine and orange juice, floral citrus, with a few spritzes of grapefruit and lime - lots of peach, apricot, and mango - herbacious and leafy hops, with some gentle resin - low bitterness but there is some - very pale, crackery malt at the base - lingering fruit

M: Medium body, super smooth and a touch chewy, carbonation on the low side

O: CCConsonantsss

Julius is a juggernaut of a beer. For all intents and purposes, it is the prime exemplar of what constitutes a "New England IPA." JJJuliusss is a more extreme version of Julius, obviously, but it's noteworthy in its own way because it manages to be ridiculous without going completely over the top. It's juice, yet describing it as "balanced" would not be incorrect.

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Photo of SunnyD90
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Juice bomb of all juice bombs! It’s the dead of winter here in New Hampshire and yet it feels warm and summery whilst drinking this delicious brew.

Tree House sets the bar on the Juicy IPA; this is a great, amped up iteration of fan-favorite Julius. Cheers!

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dry January has ended , leg wet February begin...

Canned 1.21.20, opened 2.1.20

“All your juice are belong to us”

16oz can poured into. Treehouse teku

Two finger dense, creamy off white foam . Five minute + retention on the head . Thick , sticky lacings . Settles to a pencil thin dense layer

Juicy orange aroma, mandarin orange, tangerine, very juicy , whiff of pine

Prominent orange taste , tiny hint of pine

Smooth , slight sudsing, pure hop taste, zero bite , slightly dry finish

Excellent beer

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Photo of SawDog505
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 1/8/20. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves loads of thin lace behind with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell is papaya, tangerine, pineapple, and apricot. 4.75

Taste follows tropical front to back papaya, tangerine, pineapple, and apricot just amazing! 4.75

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, soft gentle carbonation, sticky not dry, and it really easy drinking, but drinks more like 8% in flavor. 4.75

Overall just another amazing beer from Treehouse Brewery. Always go in with huge expectations and they never let me down. Hype is real and deserved. 4.75

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Photo of Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's getting hard for the non-superman beer snob to distinguish some of the offerings from Treehouse. All are great ... slight variation in the hops and a little tweak here or there but if you gave most people Doppleganger, Very Green or Jjjuliuss it would be hard for them to distinguish the best or tell them apart.

Treehouse has a set of very unique characteristics and in fairness they have basically created the category of Juicy IPA which others follow. Are we at the point in ber history where the industry hasn't caught up yet? Nope. They're there. A King Sue or so many others have basically figured out a way to mass market and distribute beer almost as good as Treehouse. Given that Treehouse distributes only in house, I think you'll find that the ingredients and process can be a little more expensive due to scale of production.

This taste profile is very familiar ... King Julius, Juice Machine, Very Green, Julius ... there's just enough difference between them to distinguish but for the average beer drinker, you'll get guava, pineapple, orange juice, a hint of creaminess, etc. The smell will be grape bubblegummy hoppy goodness and it will look like hazy orange soda in the glass. That's what you get with most Treehouse IPAs. Also, despite the higher than Bud booze content, it usually takes 2-3 Treehouse IPAs to equal the buzz of a Sip of Sunshine. Maybe the sugar content in the orange juice metabolizes the alcohol quicker?

I suspect that the rarer a Treehouse beer is, the more people want it and a psychology thing goes into effect which justifies a high rating after waiting 40 minutes for a beer or getting there on the right day. Suddenly this becomes the #17 beer in the world whereas one which is tried and true and readily available gets #1,741. Is this a good beer? Yes. Is it worth 40 minutes in line and a 2 can minumum? Probably not. Is it the 17th best beer I've ever tried in my 38 years of beer drinking? Not even close.

If you are at the brewery and it's available ... grab 2 or 3 cans if that'a the allotment. But save us all from a perfect 100 score.

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Photo of cbutova
4.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours from the 16oz can into a can glass with a floury and hazy golden-orange body and a one finger cap. The head rises quickly and has a thick and frothy-creamy consistency and decent retention. Plentiful spotty lacing but no substantial sheets or webs.

S- Juicy, bright and fruity hops with herbal and floral notes as well. Hops are the main attraction with fresh orange juice, melon, bubble gum, papaya, tangerine, dank weed and grapefruit shining. Gives off that juicy sweet suggestion that entices you to sip.

T- Very much tropical and stone fruit nectar hops driving the flavor as they did the aroma. Add in some citrus, floral and dank herb notes and you have yourself a great NEIPA. Opens up with melon, bubble gum, mint, onion, dank weed and cantaloupe before support from tangerine, grapefruit, orange, papaya and creamsicle hints arrives. Whole grains, moderate sweetness, oats and a medium herbal bitterness. Free from any powdery burn.

MF- Kind of on the thick side as the brew has a very creamy and chewy texture to it. Carbonation level is on the high side. Silky and super smooth.

A very good offering from the brewery that really pushed the IPA style to a new level. Has a lot of great flavors but in the end it just doesn't settle and balance out as well as the best the style has to offer.

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Photo of EMH73
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a murky gold color with a well retained one inch fluffy white head that left ample blotchy lacing. Smells of sweet citrus, tropical fruits, a bit of earthiness and some malt. Tastes of grapefruit, clementine, orange peel, mango, papaya, pineapple, sweet malt presence, a hint of pine and grass. Medium bodied, light side of medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel, low bitterness.

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Photo of farrago
4.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Whipped up and frothy head, lots of large bubbles, cream white, thin wisps of lacing. Pine sap, coal tar, grapefruit pith, pineapple, there’s a solid core of herbaceousness but it’s not stinky dank, a bit more white orchard fruits as it warms. Medium-bodied, firm with a taut, steady carbonation churn. Mild sweetness in the tangerine, mandarin orange citrus, not especially bitter. Hoppy but with the same “clean dankness” found in the nose. Biscuit, cracker, spent yeast, not that peppery nor piney. More soft and creamy than dry, no astringent burn. Modicum of mango, peach, apricot to perhaps cherry fruit. Pleasurable, high marks for drinkability, notable more for its overall integration than unique characteristics.

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Photo of mk1292
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the pillowy foam to the striking haziness, this beer is an orgasmic explosion of flavor.
It’s a steroidal version of Julius in the best hoppy sense.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.44/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 12/12/19.

Pours murky gold with an inch-plus of bone white. Retention and lacing are exceptional.
Candied tangerine with peach and apricots in the nose. Juicy and lush but short of pungent. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Ripe tropicals on the palate with zero malt and a drying bitterness. Orange pith, unripe peach, and candied grapefruit. Finishes with plenty of juicy tropicals and a trace of raw hop burn on the throat.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: murky, hazy matte orange and burnt yellow. a little copper in here as well. large, rocky fluffy 3 white head

s: tangerine, clementines, mango, papaya, pineapple, sweet citrus, creamsicle, and biscuits. extremely tropical and juicy smelling - very intense

t: creamy sweet citrus, passionfruit, papaya, and grapefruit upfront. creamsicle, orange zest, mango and pineapple behind that. there is a little bit of a crackery malt backbone as well. a little bit of an earthy sweetness as well

m: creamy, fluffy medium mouthfeel with low carbonation

o: a supped up Julius for sure. the hop flavors are more concentrated with more intensity. a touch more bitterness in this one as well. awesome stuff with great balance for the style

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Photo of padan7
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

L- a little less head than typical treehouse looks like it could be extra juicy?
S-lots of fruity aromas
t- very tropical juicy fruity predominant orange and citrus
F-medium body what the heck is abv just too ez to drink
O- terrible terrible beer never never go to Treehouse and especially give all these beers to me.
Wow what an experience! Different than any other Treehouse I have tried. Just a tour-de-force of tasty. Man this beer will corrupt your palate!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 12/18/19. Poured into Trillium Six States glass.

L: Hazy light golden-orange. 1.5F head, leaves minimal lacing and a decent cap and ring.

S: Grapefruit + orange and a promise of earthiness to come.

T: A bomb of orange and grapefruit flavors, with lemon-lime rind. Transitions into an grassy, earthy, slightly bitter finish.

F: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, superb construction and balance, flavors are more sharp and vivid than rounded and soft, but never harsh.

O: It is told this is how the "old" Julius tasted when the brewery was getting started a few years back. It certainly works for me. Absolutely top-notch.

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Photo of lucius10
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet, tropical hoppy, juicy and slightly dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a well-balanced citrus/tropical hoppy bitterness on the swallow...hint of dankness on the finish. Great!

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Photo of Specialmick
4.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look.... As usual a lovely light yellow with a medium level of carbonation, and some lacing.
Smell... pungent smell of hops, house yeast and sweet fruits.
Taste...it s the usual awesome sh*t. Heads above what I can mostly buy at the store. Absolutely have the hoppy up front with a bitter bite at the end. noticing the dry hop difference from the base beer. Closer to alter-ego than julius in my eyes
Feel...Not as frothy as some of their other beers. good not exceptional
Overall.... what can I say their sh*t is top notch. worth a try but I like others more and that is not a slight here

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Photo of rbschult
4.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a tulip poured from a can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company 12/17/2019.

Pours a very very hazy golden/straw yellow with a very sticky, lacy 1" head. From the first pour you get the powerful aroma of grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruits. I knew from there I was in for a real treat.

Straight from the fridge the flavor is very similar to the nose, moreso than most other beers I've consumed. Grapefruit, orange, and some mango dominated. As the beer warmed up I got more of the lemon flavor combined with mild breadiness.

Mouthfeel is super creamy and even more than most other treehouse brews I've consumed (though I admit I rarely touch the DIPAs).

Jjjuliusss was an absolute delight to drink and were I able to purchase more than 2 cans I would have happily forked over more cash.

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Photo of Damian
4.39/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a teku

Fantastic appearance. The cloudy, mustard yellow body was topped by a fluffy, two-finger tall, off-white crown that slowly fell to a bubbly film. A craggily latticework of lacing coated the glass from top to bottom and stuck around until the drink’s end.

The nose contained a terrific melding of citrus and tropical fruit notes. Freshly squeezed orange juice dominated. Ripe mango was also noticeable. Bit of tangerine as well. As the beer sat, the signature Tree House yeastiness really came forth. Later, the fruity notes reappeared. Touch of peach too.

The flavor profile was also super citrus forward. Juicy orange notes were most apparent. Lots of tangy tangerine as well. Mango was also detectable. Yeasty notes came through in the center. Some pineapple too. Orange peel was noticeable on the back end and carried into the moderately bitter finish. As the beer warmed, sweet candied citrus notes appeared.

Solid mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. Creamy, fluffy and smooth on the palate but definitely not as pillowy soft as your average Tree House beer. The liquid contained a super fine, frothy effervescence.

JJJuliusss is an solid beer, but it definitely did not blow me away like many of Tree House’s hoppy beers do. The flavor profile seemed somewhat bitter and one-dimensional, and the mouthfeel was less plush than I anticipated. I definitely prefer original Julius over this.

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