Emperor Julius
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #33
Ranked #137
4.54 | pDev: 5.95%
Sep 04, 2023
Jun 24, 2021
Notes: Emperor Julius stands tall alongside Very HHHazyyy at the very top of the Tree House family tree. We don't take brewing a beer like this lightly. It has to make sense, and the flavors have to be soft, rounded, elegant, and easy to drink all the way through the glass. To that end, we consider Emperor Julius to be a triumph. It pours an opaque orange in the glass and gives off notes of orange juice, orange Starburst, and overripe mango. It's the summation of almost 15 years of refinement of our unique style of hoppy beer!
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Rated: 4.63 by Cheesehoops from Alabama

Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - Opaque, hazy golden/orange with a soft offwhite head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind a good amount of lacing
S - Floral/grassy, piney hops along with tons of citrus and malt
T - Follows the nose: orange bomb up front and throughout intermixed well with piney, bitter, grassy hops
F - Full bodied, light to moderate carbonation. Soft, fluffy, smooth.
O - an orange DIPA bomb and a fantastic example of a NEIPA
Aug 29, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by Billolick from New York

Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Reviewer prior is too hilarious to ignore. I also hope I never fall prey to Reverse Lupulin Threshold Shift!!

Dang, well my reviews get duller and duller over the years.

This is a damn good beer by Tree House. You should get it.
Aug 24, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-2-2023
Consumed: Aug-15-2023

That's what I'm talking about! After a couple TH beers that seemed noticeably different in overall profile than my memory of them, I was starting to get worried that either they had majorly tweaked something, my memory was failing, my senses were wonky, or (worst of all) that I had fallen prey to reverse lupulin threshold shift. But praise be! That doesn't seem to be the case. This bad boy is dead on.

From the look to the aroma to the taste to the palate, the whole thing just pops and met my standard (unconscious audible groan/swearing) for being nigh-perfect. Solid representation of the style, to my tastes and noticeably a Tree House character. Can't do much better than that.

The nose and flavor are big characterful mixes of sweet citrus, ripe mango with a dash of boozy citrus/lupuline oil aromatics. Like the oil that you can see spray off a twisted rind of the light is just right. The flavor is similar and has a nice bitter but not overly bitter, boozy but not too much finish to it that kind of dissolves into orange rind and makes it take all my concentration to not just plow through the glass. As it warms (and this one started out at cellar temp*) the perfumey/boozy character mentioned above melts into a creamy, sweet sort of character that really ties the whole beer together and sums up that classic estery, fruity, soft, juicy TH character. Simply excellent.

Glad I have a couple more and many thanks, Minor God of Drunken Flannel, for peer pressuring me into buying it.


*- Actually, typing this out I realized this is the first of these recent Tree House beers that came out of my trusty beer fridge (48.5°) and not a normal fridge temps below 40. I think there well could be something to that and my last 3-4 seeming a little lackluster. Lesson to you kids out there that warmer is often better contrary to what Big Beer™ brainwashes us with.

**- the last drink in the glass made me unconsciously curse out loud alone on my balcony. Better than the first sip, bumped overall up 0.25 points.
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Aug 08, 2023
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A finger and a half worth of an airy yet fluffy bone white colored froth... Sid retention... Color is an opaque pale orange... Nose is much more muted than expected... Light orange juice and subtle tropical fruits... Flavor profile is completely inline with the nose... Feel is medium to full bodied... Rather sturdy and mostly sleek with a good bite... Reaaly good and rather unique, but didn't quite live up to the rather lofty expectations I had built up...
Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by Filabee from Michigan

Jul 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jul 10, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by goblue30 from Michigan

Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a turbid golden with off white head, great retention to be fair. Freshly squeezed Florida oranges straight off the tree. I find that Tree House beers don't always deliver on the hoppy aromatics but this one does somewhat. I get a lot of mango kind of in that Dole Tropical juice deliver, with some rind citrus on the finish. On subsequent sips, the rind and citrus which you could call dank is more pronounced and the tropicality has all but disappeared. It's sharp as @sabtos said. It's kind of boring after the first sip to be honest. And it lacks the balance that regular Julius has. This is fine.
Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by bret27 from California

Jun 27, 2023
Rated: 4.99 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Lobina from Arizona

Jun 22, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2023
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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tried at Gregg’s, 6/16/23
Jun 16, 2023
Rated: 5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2023
Emperor Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 292 ratings