King Creamsicle
Tree House Brewing Company

King CreamsicleKing Creamsicle
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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Milkshake IPA
Ranked #2
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
98
Ranked #367
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 6.9%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
83
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 07, 2024
Added:
Jun 12, 2021
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  0
Authentic ingredients. Individual character. An integrated and delicious outcome. A draft favorite among staff! King Creamsicle is King Julius conditioned on a heavy dose of vanilla beans. The resulting beer carries waves of orange notes encircled by intense and rich vanilla character. We taste orange creamsicle, orange vanilla bean syrup, and orange juice-like hops atop an original Tree House mouthfeel. This beer works well on its own but also contributes mightily to novel cocktails and other inventive summer drinks!
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Ratings by Mikexw:
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Rated by Mikexw from New York

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can into a Tree House pint.

Creamsicle color. Nice frothy head. Measured lace. Nose is sweet cream, vanilla bean, and citrus. Striking how much this one smells like a Creamsicle float. Beer opens sweet cream, vanilla, and citrus. Lactose and clementine. Lightly sugar and juicy end and finish. Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. More prickly than smooth and soft. Lively. Slightly lingering aftertaste.

This is delicious. Just the right amount of vanilla here to complement the bouquet of citrus.
Apr 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.43 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Mar 28, 2024
 
Rated: 4.76 by Justinbshelton from Alabama

Dec 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.54 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned a month ago.

Not surprisingly, this shares a lot in common with regular King Julius -- especially in terms of appearance, aroma, and mouthfeel. The flavors are where the vanilla really shines through, and in a surprisingly good way. It really does taste like a melted orange creamsicle, which is pretty cool. This is the type of beer that Tired Hands popularized, but it would seem that Tree House executes it better

88/100 (same as King Julius)
Oct 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by PprBurke from Virginia

Sep 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Dec 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Dec 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Dec 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Gnotux from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Split this with a friend post-Thanksgiving. Supposedly it had been sitting in his fridge for at least 2-3 months.

L: Pours a nice gentle, opaque orange with maybe half inch foam w/minimal lacing.

S: I smelled the orange and citrus notes with a hint of vanilla, but I can't honestly say the creamsicle was on the nose for me.

T: Wow - that taste blew me away. Citrus notes, vanilla, and acerbic hops on the tongue with medium carbonation with a very distinct, lingering aftertaste of orange creamsicle. Never had anything like it - I guess that's how a milkshake IPA is supposed to taste like?

F: Creamy mouthful, but smooth - on brand with other TH brews.

O: Absolutely incredible. King Julius is probably my favorite DIPA from TH and I absolutely love this rendition. If you love milk stouts as I do, highly encourage you to give this one a shot. Definitely a keeper - will look to pick up a few for myself next time I'm up there.
Nov 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Sour king is showing a softer, smoother and delicate side as he gets older. Tree House gives the king the vanilla treatment with King Julius having a soothing character.

King Creamsicle pours with the same heavy silt as its predecessor, somehow glowing through its opaque golden orange appearance. Orange and cream are paramount on the nose while the remnants of IPA still shine with bright herb, citrus, tropical fruit and stone fruit complements. Heavy sweetness coats the tongue like meringue with the heavy dosing of vanilla giving full rise to grain flavors of honey, shortcake and cereal.

As the flavors come together like sherbet on the middle palate, the bright and nearly tangy impression of fruit span from citrusy orange, red grapefruit and lemon; then tropical mango, passionfruit; and papaya and finally stone fruit flavors of nectarine, apricot and white plum. With the vanilla giving greater rise to grain sweetness, the rounded and smoother flavors persist to balance the herbal bitterness of verbena, sassafras and spruce that's tucked nicely behind.

Full, creamy and velvety on the palate, the ale finishes slightly cloying with its heavy cream accented sweetness. But its intention of creating a creamsicle IPA is spot on as the character of orange and cream are nearly perfectly balanced. Trailing into a medium long aftertaste, impressions of bellini, sorbet and gelato march onward.
Oct 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a med creamy thick head with tons of thick lacing, hazy cloudy dark orange color

Nose loads of Creamsicle, like legit orange Creamsicle, orange tangerine juice, super creamy

Taste again pure orange Creamsicle, orange juice, orange mango sherbet, tangerine, but vanilla orange cream and tons of it

Mouth is med to fuller bod, creamy, hint if alcohol, med to lighter carb

Overall interesting, not super beer like, but very much an orange vanilla Creamsicle
Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can poured into a willi becher. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a long-lasting head and nice lacing. Aroma is straight-up orange creamsicle. Amazing that there is no actual orange in this beer! The flavor is similar with a nice wheaty malt backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. It's easy to drink the full 16 oz and wish for more. Awesome stuff.
Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can dated 7/6/22.

Pours cloudy gold with a short-lived head of white with minimal retention. Orange creamsicle in the nose. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Vanilla and orange on the palate with minimal malt or bitterness. Finishes sweet and orangy.
Jul 14, 2022