Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #8
Ranked #20
4.68 | pDev: 6.62%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Bursting with 1.6 oz per gallon of American hops, Julius is loaded with notes of passionfruit, mango, and citrus. At 6.8% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.
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BigIronH from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I’m not sure if I’ve ever rated a beer this high before. The color was an opaque orange juice. Nose was slight bitter hop with many tropical fruits and citrus taking center stage. Taste follows suit but bitter hop is almost not there, rather a slight dank taste is present on the back end but the front is all fruit and citrus puree. Mouthfeel is so pillowy and soft it’s reminiscent of a stout or thick porter. This beer was excellent and I will seek out more.

Jun 10, 2021
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The_Dean from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I waited in line on Memorial Day for 45 minutes to pick up a case of this. Canned on 5/28. First impression: Quite good and very drinkable. Nice balance of hops and citrus. I think I prefer the more bitter mouth feel of Heady Topper, but this is a really great beer.

Jun 02, 2021
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Fieceheart from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For me, it does not stand above other neipa’s and ct style ipas in the manner I see so often described. Its very good beer but I don’t think its the best treehouse beer that I’ve tried. Definitely gives off Orange, tangerine even warping into mango. Its certainly luscious bodied and big... but it did not blow me away. But... when you’re expecting “the best beer in the world”... its not really fair to the beer, or your expectations. Excellent beer.

Jun 01, 2021
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep flat orange color with a bit of sediment at the end of the poor. Head was thick and bright white. Nose fills olfactory senses with citrus overtones, but none specific. Taste was juicy with a bite of bitterness. No wonder this beer continuously scores 100

May 03, 2021
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Mortal_Wombat from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Can dated 4/5/21. Poured into a spiegelau glass.

Look: Pours a deep orange with some slight murkiness. Thick fluffy white head that leaves significant lacing. Perfect haze.

Smell: Tropical fruit right up front but much more earthy, almost hoppy on the nose. The malt is apparent. Not a standard juice bomb by any means.

Taste: Fantastic to put it lightly. Citrus, passionfruit, some peach and mango. Finishes with that perfect blend of flavors throughout with almost no bitterness.

Feel: Perfect, pillowy mouthfeel. Creamy on the back and and incredibly smooth. Dangerously easy to drink.

Overall: Easily apparent why Julius is an all-tiem great for the style. Other beers have definitely caught up a bit but this beer is still a good ways ahead of the majority.

Apr 17, 2021
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beerbones from Washington

4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a beautiful beer. As soon as you open the can tropical aromas fill the room! Such a beautiful beer, notes of mango and passion fruit were very evident. Balanced by perfect bitterness and a dry finish makes this such a drinkable beer. The hype train is real and I am travelling to destination ecstatcy!!

Apr 14, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful orange juicy color with a fabulous big head. Aroma is different but really inviting. Not really juicy but hoppy is my best guess. I think I smell some malt in those hops. It tastes different for this style as it lacks any sweetness. I get citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit and maybe peach texture as it's mouthfeel is creamy smooth and lacks any bitterness so this is on helluva blend. I can see how tasters rate this very highly. It's awesome and reminds me of some other beers as this is my first Julius. I hope it's not my last. Special Thanks to my BA @TastersChoice Larry C for sharing this very awesome beer. A 16 ounce can dated 02/12/21 "IT MIGHT AS WELL BE WRITER'S BLOCK". My first TREE HOUSE. Two-Thumbs Up!!

Apr 12, 2021
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artiefufkin from New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Basically a perfect IPA. Aroma, mouthfeel, taste/aftertaste... all balanced beyond comprehension. One of the few beers which lives up to the hype. One of the best beer you'll ever have.

Apr 11, 2021
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TheStoinks1251Hoptilia from New York

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was gifted this when I turned 21 at midnight after a night filled with hydration. Being my first legal drink I'm not sure how it will ever be topped. I am definitely on the hunt to find a case of them to have on deck. This IPA is decadency at it's finest.

Mar 22, 2021
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Brianh427 from New York

4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The original is still one of the best TreeHouse has to offer. The balance between hops and juiciness is top rate. Will always be my favorite TreeHouse beer.

Feb 25, 2021
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brokensail from California

4.21/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Growler @ Beachwood Brewing, thanks to Clark for this treat. Hazy orange with a nice white head. Wow, incredible fruit character on the nose. Tons of pineapple, papaya, mango, and grapefruit. Tangerine, some caramel sweetness, and blueberry. This smells amazing. Flavor isn’t as intense, but still quite good. Tastes like a blueberry muffin. Pine and herbal/weed bitterness. Moderate pineapple and mango with some grapefruit. Solid.

Feb 05, 2021
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LeftSeat from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pint can gifted from a friend. And what a gift. As soon as the can was opened, I knew it'd taste as great as it smelled, but it was even better. Not much head retention but to me that's not a biggie. There's nothing I can offer regarding the taste that wouldn't be superfluous to what's been said before. You owe it to yourself to try this beer if you can.

Jan 10, 2021
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Dbot from Delaware

4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from can into pint glass. Bright and hazy orange and peach appearance.

Immediate hit of orange wafting from opening.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, easy. mellow loving body that comforts the palate.

Tastes of mango, orange, slight hop. Not overwhelming but juicy and drinkable with the hops ticking the tongue on the finish. This isn't one that hits you over the head, yet you know from the first sip that this is going to be one of your favorites.

Jan 01, 2021
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Opaque golden orange in color, with a tall dense cloudy white head. Lovely lacing on the glass after a few sips.

Aroma: Ripe ripe ripe orange, hops, lemon.

Flavor: Fruity ripe orange surprise basically... Ripe orange, cream, fresh hops, greeeen grass. It has so much flavor popping out of it for a 6.8% IPA.

Palate/Finish: Creamy, carbonation, very very smooth and fluffy. Finishes with ripe bitter orange.

Overall: Damn I wish this was in grocery stores! At the same time I guess I don't... it's extremely well-made, but more-so it's a signature of true craft. Great job Tree House.

Nov 25, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this plenty of times but finally getting around to reviewing. Appearance is copper with a finger and a half of creamy white head. Aroma is juicy, hoppy goodness. Mango, grapefruit and more. Taste is a nice balance of the same, with a medium level of bitterness. Nice full mouthfeel.

Oct 02, 2020
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Sachin-Tendulkar from New York

4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 08/26/20

Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of foam. Immediate smelling waves of orange juice and mango - wow, the smell immediately fills the room when poured into a glass. Taste follows the nose with an emphasis on the orange. Trademark Treehouse pillowy soft mouthfeel. Hands down best hazy IPA I’ve ever had.

Sep 27, 2020
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy yellow/orange with a thick, rocky head and excellent lacing

S: Huge peachy nose. Very citrusy as well with some tropical fruit salad in the mix. The malt adds a honey like sweetness to the aroma that blends beautifully with the hop character.

T: Moderate bitterness, huge hop flavor. Juicy orange, peach, mango, and grapefruit. The malt has a similar character to the aroma and again really amplifies the juiciness of this beer.

F: Medium bodied, crisp, dry finish.

Overall: I have had few beers that can compare to this beers hop flavor saturation. It is very impressive. It also still manages to integrate this hop flavor with the malt and yeast ester profiles. I can see why this beer is so hyped, it is so easy to approach and delivers a ridiculous load of flavor.

Sep 21, 2020
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At a post Labor Day backyard pizza and beer night, Julius turned heads. A deep orange body, half inch creamy foam, the aroma entices with late summer peach/nectarine citrus notes. So smooth... refreshing mouth feel! The balance makes this mouth watering and ever so memorable.

Sep 12, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 8/18/20; consumed 9/8/20

Pours an opaque dark orange with soft bronze hues and topped with multiple fingers of dense, creamy white head; excellent head retention fades slowly to a slim, craggy cap, expansive, frothy collar, and a multitude of chunky, soapy rings of lacing rounding the glass.

Aroma bursts with a steady array of juicy tangerine and passionfruit backed with grassy tones and flaky malts as layers of orange complexity develop throughout the bouquet; subtle lemon flows effortlessly beneath a perfectly nuanced tropical profile as ripe guava, mango pith, peach chutney, and fresh grapefruit all develop in harmony over time.

Taste opens with silky peach and more pronounced guava, with wisps of creamy orange lurking beneath; passionfruit and grapefruit peel develop a citric twang to the profile over the mid-palate while herbal lemon zest and a fluffy malt base fades with the finish/swallow.

Mouthfeel offers a medium body synchronized with a delicate and fluffy moderate carbonation, plush along the palate with an impressive consistency and steadily building grit; juicy textures present subtly past the mid-palate, peaking with a fading hop acidity into a dry finish with a mild, zesty bitterness lingering.

A stunningly nuanced approach to the NEIPA, almost deceptively balanced between an exceptionally refined flavor and unfaltering overall structure; a product of significant focus, depth, and ultimately, a level of simplicity which ties it all together as the world-class beer it is; there may be others with more a bombastic profile, but this remains unwavering and unassuming in its brilliance.

Sep 10, 2020
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FreshMemes from Washington

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dream of this beer. I would spend my entire paycheck on this beer. If I could, i would write songs about this beer.

If you have ever been to Treehouse (Charlton) in person, you can smell a preview of the taste. They only sell cans at the brewery. It is absolutely fresh when you grab it. The taste is absolute perfection. Its juicy. Its not bitter. Oh yeah, its juicy. Its what beer should taste like. The color is like fresh squeezed OJ. When I finish a glass of this, I wonder How did time go by so fast?

In my humble opinion, a lot of the Treehouse beers taste similar to each other, BUT 1. you will know a Treehouse beer if you taste one, and 2. every beer I've had from Treehouse is better than anything else I've ever had. Hands down. Period.

If you've never had Treehouse, I recommend you try this one first. Its high on the top rated beers for a reason. I would literally move close to Charlton to be close to this brewery if I could.

Aug 27, 2020
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a pub glass.

Look is a very hazy pale yellow with a thick white head.

Aroma is bright orange tangerine.

Taste is pithy bitter tangerine. Very bright.

Aug 19, 2020
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matcris from Arizona

4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

LOOKS: Opaque, and basically looks like a glass of burnt orange juice. Large white foam, that really sticks to the glass. Nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Big mango and orange, lemon. Citrus pith, and stone fruit. Smells good, almost like a glass of 5 Alive. Do they still make that juice?
TASTE: Just smooth as can be. All the notes mentioned above. Not harsh or astringent in the slightest way.
FEEL: Average carbonation, almost creamy feel to it. Medium body.
OA: My first NEIPA that is from NE. Definitely smoother and tastier than any mass produced or even local NEIPA that I've had. The bar is now set a lot higher.

Aug 10, 2020
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basaywhat from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours a hazy orange with white head. A ton of lacing. Taste is semi sweet with juicy tropical fruits and citrus. Medium to low bitter finish. Overall very good, extremely juicy, Just spectacular.

Jul 25, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 7/10/20 “Buzz is back!” stamped on the bottom

Here we go! I made a trip up to Tree House for the first time yesterday to pick up a mixed case that had 8 different beers. I did have this one and a few of the others last night, but now it’s time to sit down with it and give it a thorough review

Pours a murky, hazy orange gold with a massive 3 finger tall white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing

A huge explosion of juice in the nose, this is loaded with notes of candied peach, orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Resiny hops and pale malt balance out the fruit, veering this closer to a standard IPA, at least in the nose

To start things off in the taste, there is tons of orange and mango, not carrying any of their associated tartness. The fruit brightens on the swallow, and is balanced out by incredibly smooth bready malt and oily hops

A very soft feel right in line with the style. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation, this still surprisingly finishes quite dry and just a touch sweet

Damn, this is the first Tree House brew I’ve had the honor to try. It was worth the hour drive for a mixed case. Hats off to these guys, they make me proud to be from Mass

Jul 18, 2020
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Seamus_Hanrahan from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best. Pretty color, great aroma and absolutely delicious. Worth waiting the lines at the brewery in Charlton,MA.
What more can you say.. Would be nice to have on tap at your favourite ale house.

Jul 14, 2020
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 4923 ratings