Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #10
Ranked #35
4.66 | pDev: 6.44%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: For this special rendition of Julius, originally brewed for our 3rd-anniversary party, we push the level of citrusy hop character to the fringes of obscenity through additional kettle and dry hopping with the base Julius blend. Further, we amend the process of the base beer to create a denser and richer malt profile.

Decanted carefully in a Teku glass, JJJuliusss pours thickly with a densely packed head and gives off aromas of orange juice, melon, guava, and mango gummies. The flavor follows suit, with jam-packed and satisfying juicy fruit character enveloping the palate.

The beer is intensely citrusy when fresh, and over the course of a few weeks in the fridge softens into a supremely well-rounded, richly fruity, densely hop saturated delight - Enjoy!
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Stevebroseke from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 05, 2017
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folkstar from Rhode Island

4.21/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

October 2018 can release

Deeply turbid and murky appearance .. rough pour yields a significant head which dissipates quickly; leaving that signature treehouse lacing.

Smell is amazing— very aromatic orange and peach notes, with a very subtle wet earthiness , which I like!.

Taste doesn’t exactly follow the nose— this is very creamy and smooth yet only gives a hint of grapefruit/citrus pith— never really takes off into super hoppy or juicy territory, at least to my tastebuds . There’s still some citrus tang that dances on your tongue , but I’d simply classify this as a sold standard IPA

Oct 27, 2018
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pkalix from California

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

okay, there has to be a ceiling, right? i understand nothing is perfect, but how can you NOT give this 5s across the board? the head is a beautiful billowy white fluff, the aroma is sweet and juicy, the flavor is like Sunny D except smoother and the rest is, well, enough said.... got this in a 750 growler with the 'Grolsch-top". as someone else said "all 250 top beers are gonna be Treehouse"..... Pliny who? the evolution has begun!

Jul 30, 2016
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winningwes91 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I didn't think it was possible for treehouse to get better, but they keep stepping it up. This beer showcases that. A more hoppy, complex julius. Another th masterpiece.

Jun 29, 2016
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baseball1976 from Arizona

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is everything that I wish the normal version of the beer was. Don't get me wrong, the normal version is awesome, but this one is light years ahead in terms of taste and smell. When they move to Charlton I hope that we see this one more often.

Jun 13, 2016
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rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Think of JJJuliusss as simply a more hop-forward version of Julius.

Take the juicy orange creamsicle taste of the base beer, dial down its sweetness a notch, then introduce a noticeable hop bitterness to its flavor profile.

Jun 13, 2016
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lovindahops from New York

4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Time to review this 750 of JJJUILIUSSS from Treehouse

A- orange opaque presence that looks like a creamsicle dreamsicle frothy beverage. Literal lumps of fluffy head layer the top of the brew and the sides too. Glowing body within the glass and perhaps the most unique look I've ever scene for a brew

S- an orange themed boutique that is accompanied with mango, Papaya, and most of all the pulpy oj that was served at the rare times I had breakfast as a child. The scent profile buries pine and resin themes 6 feet underground. This stands alone as such a unique scent profile.... But I still love my hop scents of pine and resin. The malt theme is non existent and I love that

T- what an impeccable orange juice flavor profile. Soupy and coating flavor laces my mouth. Pulpy oranges, tangerines, melons, and orange creamsicle flavors abduct your palate all while slapping it in the face with momma's old fashioned orange soup! Ok i know that doesn't exist but that's the theme. Again, it's treehouse and it's unique. I just can't get over the taste profile. While I prefer my DIPAS as a Shaun Hill all citric hop profile... This is something different and delicious

M- coating soupy flavor that's unprecedented. Sooooooo soft

O- there is nothing like JJJuiliuSSS in this earth from any other brewer. An OJ milkshake that is incredibly enjoyable

Jun 24, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First batch 2015/06/01
Second batch 2016/06/10

Review is for the second batch. This is all I have in notes for the first:

"Just look at that deep dark, hazy appearance. So rich, so juicy, and the extra dry hopping gives it a more robust dank element. Julius+"

Now, onto the in-depth review!

L - pours a thick, solid, juicy-looking block of pure murk. Hazy doesn't quite describe it. Turbid. This is OJ with pulp. Dark and murky at the bottom of the glass, slowly transitioning into a mellow golden orange as the light tries its darnedest to penetrate as deep is it can (not very deep). Reminds me of attempting to shine a flashlight through my palm. You get some glow, yet not much. But it looks as cool as can be.

S - from the initial crack PSSHHT of the can and into the pour, huge sticky aromas of mango and orange abound. While Alter Ego tends toward the dankness, JJJULIUSSS packs in the sticky sweet, overripe, candied fruit juice deliciousness. Bright, yet deeply penetrating. I can feel it in the back of my throat. Earthy and pungent. Primal.

T - this is one of those beers that makes you take a step back and look at your glass in disbelief. Absurd to anybody watching. The lively, bright, and vivid nature that makes Julius Julius is still there in full force, but with a backbone from the beer gods. Robust support structures of deeply rooted mango and pineapple life this one up above the rest. Julius just seems somehow... thin compared to this. Commandingly sweet, yet delicately balanced bitterness and flavors of orange, tangerine, nectarine, satsuma, mandarin... you name it! Bam sha-pow! A tropical bouquet of candied fruit, juice, fresh citrus, and a pointed bitterness to round it all out. Passionfruit and guava. So many flavors. So much flavor!

F - as always, Tree House delivers with the soft, pillowy goods. Lush and creamy, full-bodied and low carb, which melds well with the tingling bitterness. Other TH offerings may have better mouthfeels due to higher alcohol content, but this one suits this fantastic beer just fine.

O - this is the beer I wanted King Julius to be. KJ certainly is awesome, but it gets too galaxy heavy and the flavor starts to take a backseat to the overwhelming taste of pure hops and booze. This... this retains all that flavor and kicks the alcohol down a notch to bring out even more flavor. The drinkability is insane. I had this once before last year after the 3rd anniversary party and it blew my mind over AE and regular Julius. I just had to make sure it wasn't a fluke. My Untappd check-in describes it perfectly: "Julius+"

Jun 25, 2015
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brewed to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the first experimental Julius being brewed; growler filled on 6/11/16 and drank in a Tree House teku the same day while watching the USMNT play Paraguay in the Copa; another awesome Tree House beer, for my palate is definitely a clear step up from the base version

Jun 12, 2016
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Alright you hyped-up sumbitch let's see what you got.

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass. Can is 3 days old.

Pours an opaque deep burnt orange color with a fat finger of white head. The head lingers around like a good road trip fart, leaving a nice crown of sticky, cobweb lacing before eventually settling into a thin film.

The aroma is basically Julius on steroids: Mangoes out the arse, orange pith, grapefruit flesh, honeydew melon, and a subtle kiss of pine on the back end. Dumb. Just dumb.

The flavor is a mango truck being shoved down your throat and you like it. It tastes more like mangoes than an actual mango. There's also a ton of candied orange, orange pith, grapefruit, tangerine, and honeydew melon. The finish is ever so subtly bitter with a touch of pine and citric acid. Pants-on-head stupid.

The feel is medium-full bodied with soft carbonation. Very pillowy and creamy; fluffy even. Absolutely perfect.

Overall, I've once again had the Tree House hype train run on me. I came into this saying "it won't be as good as OG Julius" but it very much is. It's better. There might be a day when I stop stroking the proverbial Tree House wang, but it is not this day. This one exceeds the hype.

Feb 19, 2019
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So at this rate the entire top 250 is going to be Tree House beers - with half of them being Julius variants lol! But dammit if they aren't all delicious. This rendition to me tasted not too much different from the standard Dr. J, but that's not much of a complaint since it's one of my favorite IPAs out there.

Jul 26, 2016
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TomFoolery_x from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Feb 25, 2020
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AirBob from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 19, 2019
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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May 10, 2021
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richobrien from California

4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 19, 2015
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Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 12, 2018
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rab53 from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 24, 2020
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tk-milkbone from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

God this is good. Orange rind on the coloration, such orange zest on the nose. Orange and Mango coat the palate like julius, but jjj does it in a much more full way. Much more full bodied than the classic, but doesn't quite pack the punch that KJ does. It's a very nice balance. Excellent beer.

Jul 09, 2019
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DaveCash from New York

4.67/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 28, 2018
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NAPO from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The nose on this is just out of this world.

Jun 14, 2015
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Dharmelink from Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 22, 2019
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Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 13, 2021
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Zhillsgator from Florida

4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 19, 2017
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DDrugg from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 02, 2017
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CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 11, 2020
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