King JJJuliusss
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #3
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
100
Ranked #10
Avg:
4.77 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
630
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Notes: To continue with our 4th Anniversary celebration, we brewed an extra kettle hop and extra dry hopped version of King Julius! The result is an incredibly intense citrus hop blast unlike anything we've experienced here at Tree House. Mango, orange, and sweet grapefruit are predominant in the aroma with hints of pineapple and blended tropical fruit juice. The taste mirrors the aroma with a juicy mouthfeel and a proper bitterness. Fluffy. This beer challenges the sense and rewards the palate as it warms in the glass. Complex, raw, and beautiful, the amplified King is a beer we are excited to share with you to celebrate four years of Tree House. Thank you!
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4.99/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was nothing short of incredible! So many flavors intertwined together, with a feel and nose to match perfectly. Poured into a Firestone Teku. Looks like an orange cream milkshake. Smell: a bouquet of heavenly hops! Brown sugar, melon, lemon zest, pineapple, rich malt, orange juice. Taste: sublime. This is almost like sipping on a fine, expensive bourbon or scotch. There are so many flavors that roll across the tongue: refreshing bursts of carbonated orange juice, pineapple, very dank mildly sweet, citrusy hops, rich malt, orange cream, lime juice. This was so delicious, refreshing and rich all at once. Overall: an experience! Would love to drink again someday.

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Chcshammonde from California, Apr 27, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Opaque, pulpy, dark orange brew. Big head production, good retention, and fantastic lacing.

Massive herbal and juicy aroma. Oregano, mild dankness, biscuit, pepper, tangerine, mango, pineapple, papaya.

Big bodied and creamy on the palate, yet with a lively kiss.

Hops are exactly what you might expect: mandarin orange and tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, mango, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, pepper, oregano, basil, very mild dankness, pepper, grass, doughy white bread, honey, brown sugar, banana puree. Absolutely bursting and bold.

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Roguer from Georgia, Apr 26, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very attractive looking as it pours out of the can. Looks and smells great. Solid head retention, and very good lacing. I can definitely taste the grapefruit, but lack the palate to pick up on the the other flavors. Drinks fairly easily for 8.4%, and I could see how you could throw down a couple of these without thinking about it. Overall, I think it's a very good DIPA. Was it one of the best beers I've ever had as the global ratings might suggest? No, but it was very good and I'm happy to have been able to try it, and to have been able to share a few with others.

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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut, Mar 14, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours turbid OJ color. Nose is of OJ some hop. Taste is fruity, bitter, little hop resin. Easy to drink, maybe a little heavy. Overall, better than kjj and jjjuliussss but still like haze more.

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jheimbigner from Washington, Mar 13, 2020
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4.98/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Tree House snifter from a can dated 2-4-20.

Look- A fantastically deep orange with over a finger of thick head. The only thing more impressive is the lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell- So much citrus it almost an overload. There is dankness of pine resin which blends all the fruit flavors. I get a little mango, peach, grapefruit and pineapple.

Taste- The taste is everything I expected from this citrus monster. The citrus blend with pine mixes perfectly. Mango seems a little more dominant then grapefruit, some lemon, and maybe mandarin or nectarine.

Mouthfeel- A nice medium carbonation tops it all off. Each sip sits on your tongue and leaves you wanting more.

Overall- Another brew knocked out of the park by Tree House. I understand so many of their brews are terribly hyped but this one lives up to all of it. There was no hint of alcohol even though it starts to hit toward the end of the glass. If you love NE super hoppy IPAs, then this will be a dream come true. Get it if you can!

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Kdouble from Tennessee, Mar 06, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at source. Wow. Incredible in yo’ face lip-smacker of a beer. Very tropical fruit salad esque with a healthy dose of watermelon rind ouch as it goes down. Perhaps a bit too intense. Delicious nonetheless. Wish it was still available in cans...

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oldmankoch from Tennessee, Mar 03, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a beer that I heard so much hype about so when I was able to trade for a can of this recently, I was quite excited. The iterations of Julius that I was able to get my hands on were so enjoyable and this was just as juicy and enjoyable down to the last drop. While I *did* enjoy this, I'm not sure how this ended up with such a lofty rating on here, as it wasn't that much different than the other iterations of this that I've reviewed on here...

Plenty of orange, cream, and juice in the nose as it was sweet and lively while being somewhat dank and heavy-handed at the same time. A bit of mango sweetness and underlying dankness was also there as the taste was quite slick, juicy, and easy to get accustomed to. Some oats and malty sweetness rounded out the mouthfeel as this was just as enjoyable and easygoing on the palate as my initial impression indicated. Not as bright or as lively as I had hoped for, there was enough to like here as the pine and dank aftertaste gave this the depth that it desperately needed, in my humble opinion...

The amount of booze in this was right as it was present and complementary but certainly not enough to serve as a distraction. Plenty of grapefruit and fruit cocktail salad lingered in the aftertaste to remind me of this beer's depth and lasting impression on me. No, I wouldn't consider this to be a letdown but with so many other good beers out there, this didn't quite measure up to the hype for me. It was slick and enjoyable enough to warrant another go-around although no particular aspect about this was outstanding to me. Canned on 2/4 with "STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH' written above it, this would be worth seeking out, but only do so without the highest of expectations. This was a solid beer that would offend no one but wasn't among the best that I've ever had.

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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, Mar 02, 2020
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4.99/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours thick, like a freshly squeezed mango juice. It’s hazy, thick yellow body, with a nice frothy white head. It follows the Julius hop profile to a point; it has more notes of grapefruit and citrus. I love it’s tropical fruit presence, which is always a plus, so delicious. To me, there’s a bit of sweetness to it but it blends well with those tropical taste and oranges from the hops. I think this beer is very well-balanced, the IPA characteristics really impact this beer in such an amazing way. Really loved drinking this beer.

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Jrami26 from New York, Feb 24, 2020
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4.74/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz can, served in a Tree House goblet glass. Pours a cloudy mango colored body, one finger frothy white head, effervescent, good retention and lacing. Big pulpy orange, citrus and a touch of pineapple. Caramel and the slightest herbal resin, touch of spice. It follows the Julius hop profile very well- a bit bigger grapefruit and citrus, really. Flavour has more of the massive tropical fruit presence that lingers all the way through the backend. It's a big wave of deliciousness. The background has a nice mild caramel and sugar sweetness that only sufficiently backs up the massive tropical fruit and oranges from the hops. Medium fuller bodied, soft, creamy and delicious. Good carbonation, only a mild bitterness on the backend that is enough to provide the balance it needs. I found this to be a very well-constructed double IPA that really hits all the right notes in accelerating the Julius base by a factor of ten.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Feb 22, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I know I am waaaaay off others' experience on this one but I live close to Treehouse and have had all their big beers and I found this to be my least favorite of the bunch. I suspect the overly high rating may be those who don't get Treehouse regularly.

First off, this is just too darn thick for me ... it pours like Eggnog into the glass and has the mouthfeel of a melted ice cream sunday. I'd call this a milkshake IPA before anything else. The Julius reference is right on the money with this one. Maybe the juiciest IPA I've tried ... so thick that after 4 hours in the fridge, it stayed only slightly cold. You really need to leave this overnight in a cold fridge to have it a good, ice cold temperature. A few hours won't cut it.

The taste ... right away you get blasted with pine and citrus rhind. Imagine zesting an orange with a sap-sticky pine tool. The smell for me was there ... just what you smell when you walk into the brewery. I will agree with orange and mango, only the mango I taste is the bitter-ish piney unripe mango that we've all encountered. There's a little of the well known 'dish soap' aftertaste Treehouse drinkers know well. I don't get the blueberry others have mentioned. Overall, a citrus and pine smoothie.

A more than usual foam head appears ... almost shaving cream-esque it is so lush and it doesn't disappear as fast as many other IPA heads. My overall on this would be a 4.5 tops ... it's so unique maybe others would give higher points for originality. You just don't find thickness like this everywhere.

I much prefer Juice Machine or King Julius. This is way not subtle and very in your face. This is the Invicta watch of beers ... a clone of a fine tuned watch expanded to the size of a dinner plate with lots of unnecessary shiny bells and whistles designed to draw attention. It's too over the top for me but if you are not conservative and looking for the Jersey Shore of over the top beers, like Ed Hardy clothing and spray tan, here is an extreme in your face IPA, like it or not.

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4.41/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy orange/yellow. Completely opaque.
S: orange, mango, papaya
T: Follows the nose. Juicy. Little bitterness. Some hop resin. A touch of malt
F: Even bigger than a typical TH beer. Good carb
O: I prefer jjjulius, but this is very good. Not sure it quite lives up to the hype, but overall a great expression of a NE IPA.

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RNbeerfan from New York, Feb 20, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an entirely hazed orange with a huge, froth white head atop.

Packs an orange and lime forward nose with additional passion fruit and papaya on top. Offers even more tropical fruits, once the nose opens up, leaden by the limes, highlighted by orange sherbet and juicy kiwi.

Drinks fuller and smoother than your regular dipa with a medium body, providing a rewarding refreshment during its finish with a well nuanced effervescence.

Tastes big time of passion fruit, complimented by huge amounts of lemon, blueberries and ripe oranges, with no maltiness to speak of. The beer then develops a white grape pith quality together with a note of wild honey, creating an intense, fruity and complex peak in this, balanced by underlying lime and water melon. Finishes with banana peel, more passion fruit and a long lasting lime bitterness, coating up the recognizable fruits uncompromisingly, leaving with a smooth whipped cream softness.

This is fantastic - the beer has an intriguing flavor intensity from start to the end, shows no signs of hop or alcohol burn at all, packs unforseen, well working, complex hop forward flavors and offers a very rewarding bitterness, which coats the tongue for ages.

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aleigator from Germany, Feb 16, 2020
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4.78/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

in Worcester on business. Finish up work early and I have two options: head back to the office or head over to treehOuse. They two beers that I want, one of them being King Jjjuliuss.

Relatively short line for a rainy Monday, cute golden puppy in line ahead of me greeting everyone. Great breed. I am called up to the serving line and am waited on by an original pour girl, Lauren. We exchange niceties about a mutual friend and former treehouse employee, “ The Dentist.” I get my beer and pay up and the memories of Dean yelling, “Bigggg Tipper” echo thru the canyons of my mind.

Canned on 2.4.2020, opened on 2.10.2020, poured into a Treehouse teku glass

“Stay hungry, stay foolish”

Two finger soapy white, big bubbled foam cap with great retention, settles to a thick white ring and solid island after five minutes. Floating above the obligatory NE style hazy orange liquid.

aroma is orange, mango, apricot, tangerine, kumquat

taste is “oh my!” orange dominant, mango

hop taste, no bite, chug a lug smooth, hop taste nicely lingers

excellent beer

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WunderLlama from Massachusetts, Feb 11, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely incredible IPA from Tree House. Each time I try one of these beers my expectations are sky-high and for the most part these beers tend to exceed everything I’d imagined a pale ale could be. Found this one online. 2/4/20 date printed on can so it was incredibly fresh. Great appearance, hazy yellow color with loads of fluffy white head and small lasting sheets of lingering lacing. Amazing aromas of ripe pineapple, mango, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, melon as well as malt, creamy vanilla, bread and weaker floral hops. Taste follows the nose, extremely well balanced and creamy. Juicy and so flavorful, high ABV but this beer was just so damn drinkable. Smooth sticky luscious, pillowy-soft mouthfeel that is the Tree House trademark. Perfect amount of carbonation. Almost a perfect taste and mouthfeel profile. Would definitely buy more of this if I could.

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Feb 11, 2020
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4.8/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's the king of NEIPAs-a luxuriant cornucopia of fruity hops with a full bodied mouthfeel. My only criticism is the smell, it lacked the punch to match the taste and feel.

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thedaveofbeer from Massachusetts, Feb 09, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz can into a treehouse willi glass.

Pours the typical Treehouse hazy orange. Aromas of orange and mango, fresh hops, ripe fruits, creamy tangerine, melons. Nice easy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

This is the real deal!

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gcamparone from Rhode Island, Nov 24, 2019
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5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Take King Julius and and it up. Pours a a slight orange hue aromas of orange and grapefruit.
Tropical, but not sweet, taste with slight bitterness in the middle. Long finish. No booziness. Epic.

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Fernans from Rhode Island, Aug 03, 2019
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5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a can into a beer can shaped glass (odd selection I know). A beer that solidly matches the hype. This beer is everything I love about IPA. Wonderful mouthfeel, aroma, flavor. Amazing.

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Sandis from Minnesota, Aug 02, 2019
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5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at Tree House.

The tip of the spear for the style. It's juicy, tropical, sweet (but not overly), thick but soft and creamy.... it's excellent.

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From can into teku, less than a month from canning.

It’s hard to imagine a beer better done for the NE IPA style. Yes this has all the best of the typical NE IPAs: it looks like bright orange juice with great carbonation, it has fruity tropical aroma and flavor sweetest. And it has a creamy full mouthfeel. The difference with this one is it’s bigger in all those qualities versus the competition. Bigger aroma. Bigger ripe tropical fruit basket flavors. Bigger and better mouthfeel.

It is the King of the NE DIPA style.

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eppie82 from Illinois, Jul 10, 2019
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4.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - orange clolor, murky body, two fingers of white head

S - Melon, orange rind, dank hops

T- Melon bomb with orange sherbet, lime, and lemon. Earthy notes too.

F - Soft, full, and creamy

O - Great DIPA as usual from this brewery. I wouldn't trade in your 401K to get a can, but still a great beer.

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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts, Jul 09, 2019
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4.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 06/12/19, 11:27:07, “YOU COME AT THE KING, YOU BEST NOT MISS”.

It’s the top-rated beer on Untappd, so it must be the best beer of all-time... right? Guess we’ll find out.

The pour on this is beautiful, a deep golden hue that’s completely opaque. The rising head froths up to about an inch, leaving a ton of uneven patterns of lace behind it as it settles into the beer in varying patches of foam.

An absolute citrus bomb on the nose. You’re greeted immediately with sweet red grapefruit and mandarin, with underlying aromas of overripe pineapple and mango. Dank, resiny pine circles around the fruit, cutting through with a sharpness that’s noticeable, but not in any way distracting.

Big, bold flavors here. The earthy pine from the hops that was such a balancing act on the nose comes on full-force on the palate. The fruit re-emerges from that initial punch of hops, introducing notes of grapefruit, nectarine, papaya, and mango, all sitting on a familiar citrusy backbone of lemon and mandarin.

I think the mouthfeel on this beer is something really special that may get overshadowed by its other bolder characteristics. It’s medium-bodied, but verging on thick with a full, creamy feel to it. Incredibly smooth for 8.4%, with a resiny coating and light boozy warmth left behind in the finish. Although big and creamy, the carbonation is very much present, not too sharp but there to help cut through the abundant softness.

Overall, it’s hard to argue the nature of this beer. Incredibly hyped up, a factor nearly impossible to ignore, however it’s also impossible to ignore how damn good it is. Very well-balanced, and noticeably superior in every facet of grading. Beautiful color; bold, fruity nose; balance of flavor in hops and fruit on the palate; an amazingly smooth and soft mouthfeel that still gives a boozy warmth on the way down. A beer any IPA fan should feel lucky to try, and more importantly one that will appease both Juice junkies and OG hopheads alike. Cheers!

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WickedBeer from Alabama, Jul 09, 2019
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4.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a cold 16 oz can of this and split it with my brothers for the 4th. First beer of the day as I wanted to have no palate fatigue etc. Pouring into an english pint glass.
Beer pours a hazy orange juice color with fluffy eggshell white head of 2cm foaming up on a gentle pour. The foam fades slowly leaving a sturdy edge layer throughout the sampling.
Big aroma of citrus right off the pour. Orange notes and some grapefruit rind with a bit of sweeter tropical mango mixed in. not really any malt note that I detect and the booze is hidden as well.
First sip reveals an amazingly creamy texture with soft gentle rolling carbonation. The physical traits on this brew make for easy drinking and are very enjoyable, maybe the best physical feel of a TH beer that I have had.
Flavor is what is expected with citrus and citrus. I get some sweet orange and mango with a bit of grapefruit pith bite on the finish that is muted by the sweet juicy notes. No hint of the ABV and this 8.4% brew could be dangerous, if anyone drank more than one in a sitting.
Glad I got to score this brew and even happier that I could share it with my brothers. Quite a nice NEIPA!

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sulldaddy from Connecticut, Jul 05, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: The foamy, two finger head stays around for a very long time and leaves behind a lot of lacing in rings and patches. It's a murky, opaque gold color.

Smell: It's a soft and pleasant fruity aroma of grapefruit and orange peels, fresh pineapple and a dank, pine earthiness.

Taste: The rich, juicy fruitiness hits first with notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon and pineapple. As it goes down a thick, hop resin oiliness coats the palate with soft hints of pine and herbs. This becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: It's thick, rich, creamy and very smooth. The medium-high carbonation keeps it crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A juicy, fruity and piney hop bomb of a beer. Even though it's quite robust and clocks in at 8.4% ABV, it's very refreshing and easy to drink which is great.

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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico, Jul 01, 2019
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4.76/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque, turbid orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is tropical fruit, jelly, mango, tangerine, nectarine and lemon. Splendid tropical fruit display. Flavor profile is jelly, nectarine, grapefruit, papaya, tangerine, orange, mandarin and a little nettle and herbal hops when it's colder (~40F). Mouth feel is medium-thick with soft and pillowy texture. Overall, big tropical fruits with sublime smoothness.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 16oz can. Side-by-side with Narrow Gauge King OJ Run.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, Jun 29, 2019
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5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It’s on another level. Mouth feel is big and fluffy, tropical fruit for days with no unwelcome bitterness or off flavors.

Drinking side by side with fresh, regular Julius and it’s not even close. Bigger, thicker, hoppier, with no downside. Wow

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King JJJuliusss from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 630 ratings