Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
4,438
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
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2,382
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1,646
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Photo of Carlahee
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jzykorie
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Miketess32
4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

No bitterness at all. Easy drinking. Very unique balance of flavors.

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Photo of Longclaw
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Emldtown
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs I’ve had. Great taste and smell. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of JAMN4U
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PHLDude
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(1 pint can, dated 10/13/18...poured into a fat Trillium tulip glass)

L: impenetrably opaque, cloudy peach-orange liquid; thick, rocky-spongy pad of off-white foam on pour, collapsed into chunky, messy collar, also leaving some thick, crusty combs of lace... after foam settled, a thick, ominous slug of sediment with final couple oz... only a little lace beneath the original pour line

S: grapefruit, pine, wet spring grass... pulpy navel orange slowly, but boldly soon enters... orange powdered sugar; faint spike of alcohol emerges, twisting into a floral spicy eau de vie color... overall dominant aroma is orange pith; later a urinal-cake note emerges

T: dry, heavily floral, with a mellow mimosa(drink)-like alcohol at the back and a brief swell of an orange-y shortbread malt in the finish... subtle simple-syrup sweetness upon second sip... once dregs in, a little nutty yeast note in the tail, slight accentuation of leafy bitterness... lasting aftertaste is of floral-infused, naked-yeasty-unsweetened pancake, dusted with grapefruit powder

F: only slightly more pillowy and silty than an unfiltered weizen... alcohol and bitterness leave a glowing warmth at the back of the palate; only lightly abrasive... sudsy/foamy wash going through, but a good bit of gas rising back up

O: my 2nd NEIPA - first since HT a few years back... relatively full-flavored - but I'm sure there's more complex, nuanced, dynamic examples out there... its balanced dryness, stealth nicely-balanced bitterness, and humming floral aftertaste sticks out most

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Photo of Amendm
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A strong pour was needed for a 1/3 finger sized off white short lived foamy head. Irregular punctuation mark lacing, the head quickly shrunk to a ring. Labeled can, blue green dot, 11/02/18, is this too fresh?
Turbid, translucent pale yellow straw color, pineapple/grapefruit juice mix in front of light.
Fresh hop smell with yeast esters and citrus rinds in the background.
The taste starts a little bit tart from piney hops as a semi-sweet juiciness and maltiness, enrichens the middle. There is remnant yeast present that adds to the richness. The finish is semi-dry with a funky grass twinge and a spicy, peppery bite. A fresh hoppy aftertaste lingers a bit.
Medium light body, lower than average CO2, alcohol is barely perceptible.
Dangerously quaffable, smooth and balanced. Malt, yeast, hops and citrus fruit, all so fresh tasting.

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Photo of benjaminsa
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super juicy, super citrus. Nice and thick

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Photo of atheisteaster
4.67/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jon, thank you so much for this can. You're the best!

Pint can dated 10/04/18 - poured into my trusty tulip, at 44F.

Pours a MILKY dark orange juice color. This is beyond the definition of "hazy"... This is creamy and murky looking. Absolutely gorgeous. Two fingers of eggshell white foamy whipped head, and very sticky lacing. Recedes very slowly to a creamy 1/5 inch head.

Nose is out of this world hoppy. Juicy tropical fruit, guava, mango, papaya, with big Mosaic-like blueberry notes up front. A pretty big dankness, some orange rind, a touch of pineapple, and a tiny hint of catty. It smells like the perfect (NE)IPA.

Palate is dank-as-all-hell and heavenly juicy hops. Oh my god. The hops. There's so much hop flavor. Hop oil. Hop resin. Huge pine essence, big citrus, tropical juice flavors of mango, pineapple, and papaya. There is a very faint malt sweetness upfront, but the vast hoppiness would lead you to think it'a more of a candied hop sweetness. It's extremely subtle, but definitely there. This is NOT a malty IPA, though. For the amount of piney resin flavor in here, there's hardly any bitterness at all. There's a good touch on the finish that takes this juice smoothie monster, and gently drys it out, leaving a chalky, hoppy resinous finish that lingers lovingly over the tongue. This is truly a world class IPA, and easily the best I've ever had.

Mouthfeel on this is luscious. It's thick and creamy and smooth and heavy, while still retaining a fairly medium body. As the name seems to imply, the mouthfeel on this is exactly like an orange julius (whipped orange juice, for anyone who's been under a rock).

Overall, I tried to ignore all the hype going into this, as it's my first Tree House beer, but I can honestly say it deserves every ounce of its world class ratings. I tried to down talk it and tell myself I'd be disappointed, and that it's just a regular old IPA. But I was blown away from the first sip. This is truly spectacular, and in a league entirely of its own. I have nothing bad to say about this. My ONLY single complaint is that this is my only can, and I can't get any more.
Phenomenal.

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Photo of s_minette
4.83/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigsnugs
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

probably the best IPA I have ever had.

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Photo of awb5401
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daleyke
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of erschneid
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Naughead
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've only rated one other beer 5's across the board, and that was a Double IPA. This is the best Low/Mid-ABV IPA out there, no doubt in my mind. Orange nose and flavors galore, and a joy to drink. This is a famous beer, and it lives up to its reputation. It is the standard to which all other juicy, NE-style single IPAs should strive. If you are seeking to enjoy the best that beers have to offer, Julius is the one to savor.

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Photo of Dodisman
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BillRoth
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Massive citrus juice with plenty of Orange more so than mango. Nose and taste were big and pleasant. Great biscuity malt to back up the huge hops. Very drinkable but a bit bright vs soft on the carbonation. Then again could just be can vs draft.

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Photo of dirtyjerk
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jps715
4.94/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ShallowHal27
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Consistent top 10 beer out there.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 4,438 ratings