Emperor Julius
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #31
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
100
Ranked #140
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 6.13%
Ratings:
124
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 01:43 AM
Added:
Jun 24, 2021
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  7
SCORE
100
World-Class
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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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4.25 by 22Blue from Kansas on Thursday at 01:43 AM
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4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Tree House Brewing Co. "Emperor Julius"
16 fl. oz. can coded "PALPATINE APPROVED 05/04/22 06:19:36" and sampled on 05/17/22
$11.60/2-pk at the brewery on 05/12/22

Notes via stream of consciousness: So is this the BIGGEST Julius? I think it is. It's poured a murky deep golden-orange beneath a full head of slightly off white foam. The aroma is loaded with orange and mango and a light touch of peach. There's some resin there as well, but for the most part this one is focused. On to the taste... it's very much the same to the surprise of no one. The malt is sweetish and bready, and there's a good bit of acidic "hop bite" that helps to balance it along with a firm bitterness and touch of alcohol. I honestly can't figure out what the maltiness is made up of but I'm guessing it's 2-row brewers malt, wheat, oats, and maybe just a little bit of honey malt. I'm finding orange, pineapple, apple, mango, and passionfruit. It's nicely balanced and highly drinkable for a beer of 8.8%. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth. The head held up well and left some solid sheets of lace behind. This is a beer I'd buy again.
Review #7,985

Wednesday at 04:41 AM
 
4.42 by SpaethJam from New York on May 17, 2022
 
4.56 by JAWS from New York on May 17, 2022
 
4.3 by clay23 from New York on May 16, 2022
 
5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 14, 2022
 
4.58 by forum8417 from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2022
 
4.5 by IanX from New York on Mar 30, 2022
 
5 by Buzz9509 from New Hampshire on Mar 28, 2022
 
4.49 by Cibsie from Minnesota on Mar 20, 2022
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4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jngls from Germany

6 weeks old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a full and hazy orange with a fluffy white head leaving a good amount of lacing. No floaters.

Smell: Orange and mango. Sweet and ripe. Very well-defined.

Taste: Also orange and mango, but less sweet. Rather fresh and fruity. Medium zestiness and a slightly bitter finish.

Feel: Not as thick and full as it looks, but still very juicy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Looks and smells like the perfect liaison between Julius and Haze, but unfortunately it doesn’t live up to it taste wise. Don‘t get me wrong here, this is a great beer, but after pouring and smelling I was just expecting a somehow fuller taste and feel.

Mar 19, 2022
 
5 by PC_Principal from Texas on Mar 15, 2022
 
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.75 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.9 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.35 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Mar 09, 2022
 
4.66 by Dicers from Colorado on Mar 07, 2022
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3.31/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by BubbleBobble from New York

Pours a deep, dark orange, brief 1" head that settles out to a thick ring, very good lacing. Nose is spent grain, orange and tangerine juice, Sunny D, light green hop notes, peach candy; lacking in any of the "vibrancy" that I see so often mentioned in TH reviews. There's nothing "big" about the aroma here - very sanded down and muted. Taste is a mixed bag - there's tropical fruit sweetness but a distinct harsh, astringent alcohol note (similar to what I got from Queen Julius). As it continues to warm, sweeter, tackier fake OJ sweetness emerges, along with some peach candy. The finish remains harsh. Mouthfeel is thick and full with small carbonation. There are so many other great NEIPAs out there. Shrug.

Mar 07, 2022
 
4.9 by dan_amdg from Illinois on Mar 06, 2022
 
4.5 by SkiBum22 from New York on Mar 03, 2022
 
4.5 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Mar 02, 2022
 
4.6 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2022
 
4.6 by shelby415 from Oregon on Feb 26, 2022
 
4.75 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Feb 25, 2022
 
4.81 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Feb 24, 2022
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4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by TimThiele

I have never written a review on BA but feel totally compelled to share my thoughts about this beer. I’ve been 2 TH Charlton & have had many of their amazing beers. I tried Very Hazy with pineapple along with several other beers in November ‘21 & was amazed. I also thought TH king Julius in cans was the pinnacle of IPAs but emperor is actually better. Pour is great, foam lacing lasts forever. Smell not as overpowering as other TH beers I’ve had but still get the floral & OJ that accompanies all of the Julius variations. Taste is where this separates from almost every other beer. Almost orgasmic. Very little hint of alcohol. Overall Amazing & indescribable but I will try by saying; dole pineapple whip, freshly harvested Florida OJ, freshly harvested flowers. One of my favorite IPAs is Toppling Goliath DDH king sue & this is comparable but is better in my opinion. If you can find this buy as much as you can.

Feb 20, 2022
 
4.56 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Feb 20, 2022
 
4.54 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Feb 19, 2022
 
4.74 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia on Feb 18, 2022
 
4.59 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2022
 
4.68 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 17, 2022
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4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by CHickman from New York

Canned 01/26/22, it pours cloudy dark orange color with a 2 finger thick foamy/creamy beige colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles, dissipating extremely slowly and leaving really nice rings of foamy lacing after each sip. Smells of tangerine, orange peel, grapefruit, faint pineapple, dank citrus hops like wet hops, tropical fruit, biscuit, some piney notes, bread crust or toasted grains, peppery spices and lemon zest. It's a very hoppy nose that's complex but comes off soft smelling and not in your face like it's bursting out of the glass.

The taste is like drinking a glass of fresh squeezed OJ with pineapple juice and grapefruit juice poured in it, then mixed over tangerine, honeydew melon, apricot, chunks of pineapple, orange wedges, peach slices crushed up Razzles candy, lemon zest, lime juice and gummy bears. Then stir in tea leaf, crumbled biscuit, mint leaves, fresh wet hops, kind bud, caramel, toasted grains dusted in brown sugar, rose pedals, coriander, dry chalky yeast and peppery spices, and that about sums up the delicious complexities of this brew. It's well balanced, not too sweet, juicy and enjoyable with every sip. The mild bitterness and light carbonation help hide the ABV and let this go down super easy. A really damn good beer in every way.

Feb 17, 2022
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4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 1/26/22. “Be kind“ stamped on the bottom of the can

Alright, this is Tree House’s new heavy hitter; entered into the BA database last summer and already managed to climb into the top 250. I’m not sure where this fits in the Julius/KJ lineage, but I’m happy to have it either way. This is my last beer from my recent TH trip sadly, and soon I will close out on 100 beers from them. A wild number, literally about 10% of the new beer I try

Pours a hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

Upon first whiff, this is just oversaturated with hops, super tropical and vibrant. I'm picking up on aromas of green mango, peaches & cream, orange juice, doughy malt, tangerine zest, resinous hops, and overripe cantaloupe

This strikes a wonderful balance in taste of softness and vibrant juiciness. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting underripe honeydew, mango, bready malt, tangerine zest, pineapple, and light peppery hops. The swallow brings notes of peaches & creamy, bready malt, tangerine zest, green mango, overripe cantaloupe, orange juice, and resinous hops

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a super juicy beer. Finishes mostly dry with a balanced sweetness

Well it doesn’t top OG King Julius, but this one is still worthy of the hype. It’s wild how they can still release new beers that climb up high in the rankings almost 10 years in

Feb 15, 2022
 
4.56 by boogerisu from Iowa on Feb 14, 2022
 
5 by doctorgary from New York on Feb 14, 2022
 
4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Feb 13, 2022
 
4.5 by Argento from Rhode Island on Feb 06, 2022
 
4.75 by Dadthew from New York on Feb 05, 2022
 
3.6 by chippo33 from Vermont on Feb 04, 2022
 
4.29 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2022
Emperor Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 124 ratings