King JJJuliusss
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
100
Ranked #9
Avg:
4.76 | pDev: 6.72%
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
801
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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.
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazey boy pours from the tallboy into a becher. The body is a pale orange hue and pulpy looking and the beer has a long lasting, very creamy head. Large sheets of lacing wrap around the glass.

S- Massive citrus fruits up front with tropical and stone fruits in the backdrop. Hops all the way with minimal grain presence here. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit, strawberry, berries, mango and lime.

T- Fruity hops are mondo level on the palate and the beer has a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Melon comes out more here than in the aroma opening things up for mango, tangerine, nectarine, bubble gum, orange, berry, cantaloupe and bitter citrus like lime mostly. Medium sweetness with oat coming to mind.

MF- Medium bodied and as usual Tree House knocks it out of the park here. Creamy and soft and extremely smooth. Ends fairly bitter with no burn.

I think I have had this through the years but never realized it was #9 on the top beers list. I still prefer prime batches of Julius and Green but this is a great DIPA that has a bit of everything.

Oct 05, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Never resting on their laurels, Tree House embraces the strength, the hops, the complexity and the char, in pushing the American ale atop of the craft beer totem pole. Once again, excellence is expected.

And the excellence in King JJJJuliusss is realized with a creamy peach-taupe and golden upstart of colors with airy textures in its creamy meringue. The beer's turbidly muddled appearance only works to make the session more appetizing. A slow separation of froth ale underneath suggests a viscous character that carries over to a creamy, tangy-sweet and fruit-filled taste just after a grassy, citrusy, herbal and sprucy scent starts out like a fruitier citronella.

The flavors that blossom on the middle palate are abundant with all-things-fruit. Tangerine, in all its tangy, fructose-sweet, vibrant glory springs to life with a zesty support of red grapefruit, lemon and lime. Tantalizing tropical fruits join the taste with pineapple, pawpaw and kiwi nuances. Smooth in the beer's fleeting taste, a sense of herbal sherbet with citrus apply their final and lasting impressions of spiked fruit punch.

Creamy and malty-dry, the taste starts plush on the palate but trails into a semi-dry, lightly bittered, resinous and tea-like finish. The soft sappiness of fresh and perfumy cedar links up with fragrant citrus peel for an evaporative minty cooling and a nearly teeth-churning creamy tartness that aligns with sherbet textures as well as flavors.

Sep 30, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.6/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy, approaching turbid, orange color with a dense, creamy white head that laces the glass beautifully. Truly looks like orange juice in my glass. The nose is rife with juicy, tropical citrus notes, with orange sherbet most prominent, along with pity grapefruit, and mango.

The taste is led by the orange sherbet, which is truly delicious, and the grapefruit, mango, and especially the pineapple flavors work really well with a slightly sweet oat flavor to create a staggeringly crushable 8.4% ABV beer.

The mouthfeel is full and slightly pillowy, as expected with a NEIPA. This beer lived up to its hype, IMHO, and more. A world class example of the style.

Sep 25, 2021
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 09/15/21. Served in an IPA glass.

Pours a murky, mucky orange juice color with two fingers of soft, lathery, cream-colored head. Retention is excellent, leaving a blanket of creamy suds and a heavy curtain of bubbly lacing.

Aroma is sweet and fruity. Peach, pineapple and mango, cream and bubblegum.

Taste is less sweet than the nose suggested. Earthy peach skin, orange pith and pineapple core bitterness is all messed up with dirty, raw hop grittiness. Sweet cream, orange, mango and herb.

Feel is juicy, fluffy, fairly hefty bodied but lightened and brightened with plenty of fine, prickly carbonation.

Overall, it bellies right up to the absolute utter brink of undrinkability, and takes a bare half-step back.

Sep 20, 2021
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very hazy golden yellow color, with a small fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like sweet grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and orange creamsicle.

This really does hit all of the marks for this style. It brings me back to 2014 and 2015 when I was still really into IPAs. It's very hop saturated and verdant, with sticky citrusy hop character, pineapple, and mango. There's a healthy bitterness here, and it's all very well balanced.

This is medium bodied, very creamy, and very refreshing, with a really nice drinkability to it.

This is one of the best IPAs that I've had in a while now. It's a really great accomplishment.

Jun 23, 2021
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erosier from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a thick white colored head with tons of lacing down the glass. The head stays as a small layer over the beer for most of the way down. Smells like a treehouse, it's extremely aromatic with hints of orange, grapefruit, and even a bit of sugar at the end of it. Tastes of juicy grapefruit mostly with a hint of a sweet melon about halfway through. Finishes tart, not exactly as smooth as I was hoping for coming from the famed Julius line but overall pretty good. Thick mouthfeel with a bit of warming from the high abv.

Jun 20, 2021
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stevoj from Idaho

4.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can at share. Hazy orange pour with white foamy head. Mostly citrusy aroma, notes of tropical fruit too. Taste is fruity and full, super juicy, sweet. Top notch. I can see why the scores are so high.

Jun 16, 2021
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Damasen from Massachusetts

4.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Creamy honey mango and pineapple with a background of orange. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Straight up the mango hichew if there was pineapple and orange in it in liquid form. There is a balanced bitterness with that hichew like sweetness.

Jun 14, 2021
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I don’t know why but I’m partial to the std Julius; this king version is fantastic and an awesome treat, but maybe just a tad overworked on my palate. Yes it is hopped but the citrus tropical notes come through clear.

Jun 05, 2021
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pkalix from California

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

...because what really IS a 5 in an IPA 'Look' ??? but we all know the reputation. if i had any 'bucket list' beers left, this would be one of them... and here i am! but it's just another very-well done Treehouse brew... not as rich as someof the other 'standards' but very very good.... it deserves the rating i gave

May 15, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 2/8. Absolutely amazing. Cloudy orange, fluffy minimal head and lacing. Tropical citrus notes of orange, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit on the aroma that carry over to the taste. However, there’s very little of the dank or bitterness I’ve come to find in their NEIPAs. This one is juice all the way home. Mouth watering, medium bodied, and I’m going to have to try to find a way not to drink it too quickly to see if it fills out as it warms. Just outstanding, and more than lives up to the hype.

Mar 13, 2021
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**
03/05/21

Can (2/8/21) to snifter.

Look
Dark orangish yellow color, max haze, thick and creamy cream colored head. Excellent retention.

Aroma
Orange, orange rind, pineapple, mango, guava, palm. Tangerine. Amazing Aroma.

Taste:
Orange, Tangerine. More citrus and less tropical than the aroma. Orange is still the dominant flavor in both (as expected).

Feel: medium body, quality light carbonation. Smooth finish.

This is super tasty and complex, while still seeming simple. Really good.


**

Mar 05, 2021
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Rristow from Ohio

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

Tasted it up against King Julius and Jjjuliusss. Liked King Julius just a hair better but all incredible. Huge citrus and I get some tropical fruits. Orange and grapefruit up front with a finish of pineapple and some papaya. Definitely crushable. Wow.

Feb 26, 2021
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shimmyk26 from New York

4.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

King jjjulius (I’ve had multiple batches but the review is for the one canned 6/08/21)

Look: Pours golden orange. There are almost multiple different golds and yellows depending on where in the glass you look (could just be the lighting). Leaves amazing glass lacing. This beer glows.

Smell: There’s a brand of OJ (can’t remember which) that makes a OJ/Mango/Peach/Pineapple juice blend. This smells exactly like that. Orange and grapefruit peel, mangos, mango sorbet, peaches, pineapple, juicy fruit….you get the idea

Taste: this batch was unique in how juicy fruit/candied orange it was up front. It’s actually crazy how much it tastes like juicy fruit. You then get the tropical fruits that were on the nose. Very minor green bitterness on the backend..just enough to dry things out. It was a just a tad watery on the finish oddly enough.

Feel: Very creamy as is the case with most TH big beers.

Overall: this is definitely one of the best IPAs out there. I got it on a road trip while hitting 9 different NE breweries (Hill Farmstead, Fox Farm, OH, etc), and there weren’t any IPAs better than it. However there are so many great IPAs out there that I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to get it. The difference between this and other great IPAs are maybe 5-10% at best.

Feb 21, 2021
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bret27 from California

4.6/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 day old can courtesy of yllib.
Look: orange juice. Creamy fluffy head.
Smell: orange sherbet, ripe papaya.
Taste: papayas, mango, orange sherbet. No alcohol presence. Minimal resiny bitterness.
Feel: perfectly juicy, but not so much it is filling or thick.
Overall: very impressive. This is the kind of neipa I am generally critical of. Too sweet, not bitter enough. This is perfect despite lack of bitterness. Treehouse is just masters of this style IMO.

Feb 20, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

4.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beaut of a double IPA, don't get me wrong. The thing is...I expected more based on how this brew has been extolled to me by people I trust and reviews here and elsewhere. It's a gorgeous looking thing to behold in the glass that's for sure. Banging juicy citrus and tropical nose up front with hints of ripe peach, crushed mango and wafts of piney resin. It's the palate to me that's just okay. I feel like this brew it tight. It doesn't open up like say King JJJULIUSS or Very Hazy. The juiciness is subdued and while I get the pine, the stone, citrus and tropical fruit notes in there, it's just restrained. Big full mouth feel is exceptional as are most of TH efforts.

Feb 16, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

S: Loads of citrus up front along with some tropical fruit and light floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit. Orange, grapefruit, and mango stand out. Light floral notes still present. Low bitterness. Very juicy. Finishes with lingering juicy citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A truly amazing brew. Extremely well balanced and drinkable, while still throwing the hops down like no other. A pure and true juice bomb NE IPA. A must-try

Feb 13, 2021
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Gcam311 from Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Yeah, well worth the wait. All the hype surrounding this beer was well deserved. Color is glowingly orange, and I was stuck between wanting to savor and chug!

Feb 04, 2021
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a fully turbid, almost glowing deep apricot orange, sitting like apricot purée in the glass. A finger of creamy white head sits atop, receding to a full collar.

Nose: The Julius lineage is evident. Ripe juicy orange, mandarin, grapefruit, pomello, orange zest, grapefruit pith, super ripe mango, pineapple, kiwifruit, a touch of melon, a hint of orange creamsicle, and that signature Tree House pink bubblegum note. Sweet, ripe, incredibly citrusy, and saturated.

Palate: King Jjjuliusss greets the palate with an instant burst of all that citrus goodness. Orange, grapefruit, and mandarin. Pulpy and juicy, but not without some nice zesty and pithy characteristics. Plenty of ripe tropical notes with pineapple, mango, a touch of papaya, and some ripe apricot. There's a subtle grassy impression beneath the fruity notes, along with this thin dank thread that I can only describe as...well, cannabis. The tropical notes meld together, lending a rainbow sherbet flavour, before just a hint of that King Julius orange cream note peeks through. The finish boasts big pithy notes or orange and grapefruit, a touch of grassiness, even a hint of pine, and dries our really nicely, showing some clean base malt.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is fluffy, plush, and velvety, definitely pushing it into full-bodied territory. About as soft and fluffy of a beer as Tree House has made. Despite its softness, it remains fluid, drinkable, and even a bit crisp. Incredibly balanced while still delivering that plush New England feel. Effervescence is moderate, soft, and adequate. Malt is mildly sweet at first, drying out nicely.

Overall: One of the highest rated beers, and one of the most respected in the lineup of one of the most respected breweries. There's a lot riding on this one. I don't think it's the "10th best beer in the world", but if you only drank NEIPAs, I could see this being the gold standard. It is without question one of the very best Citra-driven New England IPAs I've ever had. It's different from King Julius, and i think that's the point. I do prefer the intense orange-creamsicle character of KJ to this, but this is also arguably more complex. At the end of the day, it's still arguably *one of* the best New England IPAs I've had, and that will do.

Jan 18, 2021
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Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

4.94/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So, finally trying this one was an achievement... did it live up to the hype? Oh yes, absolutely! Insanely great balanced, with hops, fruityness as well as a solid body. Extremely well balanced. Delicious!

Jan 08, 2021
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.55/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/1/20, tasted 10/28/20. A super-hyped beer that was certainly delicious, but didn't quite reach the pinnacle I was expecting. The look was not super-appetizing because it had a muddled orange/brown color - I found the brighter look of King Julius or Jjjuliusss to be much more appealing. The smell was excellent, though - very rich and enticing. The taste was very good but not incredible - it had a slight sourness to it that I wasn't a huge fan of. It definitely has a touch more bitterness and grassy hop character than KJ or Jjjsss, which may appeal to some palates, but in my view it detracted from what made those other beers stand out. The feel was good but not as fluffy or creamy as some other TH DIPAs.

Oct 28, 2020
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KevSal from California

4.53/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very well done beer, aroma and taste are a big leap from KIng Julius, however not enough for the price of admission. It would be better to get a six pack of regular jjjulius over this one and be just as enjoyable, 6 times over.

It was worth trying, but not special for all the extra effort

Oct 27, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass canned on 10/2/2020. Pours a hazy orange with nearly a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves thick streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell passionfruit, mandarin, pineapple, mango, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows passionfruit, mango, mandarin, pineapple, and apricot really solid but honestly was expecting more. 4.25

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, a tad sticky but not dry, fairly soft carbonation, and at 8.4% ABV goes down very easy. 4.5

Overall this one is excellent, but I really was expecting more because I thought this would be one of the best from them and it is just really good. 4.25

Oct 25, 2020
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy orange/yellow capped by a fluffy off white head with good lacing.

S: Bright tropical fruit juice, peach, and candied malt. Very intense aroma.

T: Tons of juicy pineapple, mango, and peach with a gentle bitterness. The malt is very bready but also has a touch of caramel candy flavor.

F: Lush, creamy, but dry.

Overall: An absolutely amazing beer. They got the absolute best out of their hops and created a complex and juicy IPA the likes of which I have never seen.

Oct 22, 2020
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 10/1/20

Poured into a pint glass yields a fluffy 1 finger head and moderate lacing, it's color looks a lot like a glass of orange juice.

Aroma is tropical and citrus as in oranges, pineapple, mango and pink grapefruit.

Taste is tropical fruit juice, orange juice and hints of mango and sweetened grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is full, medium carbonation and smooth. Slightly sticky sweet with a mild bitter citrus rind finish.

Overall I feel it's a perfectly balanced NEDIPA juice bomb. It's sweet but not overly sweet, the citrus and tropical fruits come out but not over powering and it has a nice slightly bitter finish that lends to a lingering orange taste.

Oct 19, 2020
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 801 ratings