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%
Feb 02, 2024
Jun 24, 2021
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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Ratings by BEERchitect:
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Never resting on any past victories over the tastebuds, Jullius sets his sights on new conquest with even stronger hop power. Backed by the Tree House clan and new conquests are ahead.

Turbidly hazy and cast in a pastel golden taupe appearance, Emperor Julius slowly separates from the ale with an ivory mousse of froth. As its musty fruits rise from the foam, notions of tropical fruit, citrus, stone fruit and melon carry an over ripened yet juicy scent. Sweeter on the tongue, the full flavor and textures of poundcake, honey and dough all smoothen out the early palate.

As the lusciously hoppy ale rolls along the middle palate, the tastebuds are awaken with the tropical flavors os papaya, passionfruit, mango and pineapple with a citrusy followup from grapefruit, tangerine and lime. All wrapped in the juiciness of cantaloup and apricot and the fruit flavors are nearly complete. Seemingly macerated and over ripened in their taste and a transition to an herbal, peppery, grassy and damp sod bitterness is seamless.

Full bodied, creamy and richly malted to the palate, a full bed of cereal is too much for Julius to overcome. An attempt to overwhelm with hops comes with exposures of earthy, dank and vegetal bitterness that gives rise to his foes. As the ale finishes malty-dry and bitter-sweet, the session lacks refreshment or drinkability, albeit still quite good.
Nov 08, 2023
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.75 by sordyl from Illinois

Feb 02, 2024
Rated: 4.61 by chrisjws from California

Jan 18, 2024
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Typical higher ABV highly drinkable Treehouse beer. Soft, full, some alcohol presence in mouthfeel but highly quaffable. Nose had an unusual astringency but otherwise a good beer.
Jan 10, 2024
Rated: 4.25 by Gobzilla from California

Jan 01, 2024
Rated: 4.46 by Original_Gravity from Washington

Dec 24, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Nedster10 from Michigan

Dec 21, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by mltobin from Connecticut

Dec 16, 2023
Rated: 4.67 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 10, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by cambabeer from New York

Dec 09, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by mando31 from Illinois

Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 5 by RichD from Rhode Island

Sep 30, 2023
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
Emperor Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
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