Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

518 Reviews

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American 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 6.5% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.

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Photo of nawpnawp
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark yellow with creamy inch of head. The aroma and taste are are spectacular: mangosteen and passion fruit with a finish of jasmine tea. The body is juicy with a healthy dose of creamy carbonation.

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Photo of hiphops
3.62/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

murky yellow orange just like the can. guava mustard passion fruit slight scallion sauerkraut peach. taste is kind of muted. feels full and chewy luscious. not bad i was expecting more from the smell though

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light amber with one and half finger head which is gone in a couple minutes. Awesome lacing though.

Aroma has massive amounts of Tangerine and mango. A little peach and earth, a hint of yeast and biscuity malt.

Taste has a prominent earthy apricot background over which the brighter hop flavors of orange and mango play. A little sweet tart up front and a present but heavily subdued bitterness on the finish.

Medium to light body though very smooth, crisp carbonation.

Overall the aroma is the greatest part of this beer, which is tough when the flavor just can't quite hit all those notes. It is a very good NEIPA but I believe there are better ones from Tree House.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: hazy orange juice sticky laced glass with a massive white frothy head at pour

S: orange farm grass citrus rind tangerine fresh ripe mango and grapefruit in force

T: fruit overload. I haven't had this in over a year and this second try is just as surprising as the first. The mango is in abundance, the tangerine flavors are extremely pronounced. For many people, this beer is too much. The sweetness of the beer is overbalanced with whirlpool hops that are not bitter but full of flavor. I am convinced that this beer for the inexperienced might be confused for a cocktail with orange and peach juice. Fuzzy navel anyone?

M: thick with light to moderate carbonation

O: only a person with poor taste would not appreciate this

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Photo of PeabzZ
4.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 2/21/17
Consumed 2/22/17
Poured into a Tulip
Palate Contaminants: None.
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange almost amber with a pinky finger's layer of head. Great head retention.

Smell: Oh. My. God. As soon as you crack the can you get hit with a citrus and mango punch, so sweet you may want a Julius in-scent for your home. A real treat for your nostrils!

Taste: You guessed it! Probably the classic North East tropical hop-bomb! Absolutely outstanding, mango, citrus, peach, all up front with the perfect amount of bitter and the finish is so smooth it's almost creamy.

Mouth Feel: Somewhere in the middle of medium and heavy mouth feel that's almost entirely concentrated on the tongue. Heavier than mouth feel than a Focal banger but much lighter than a Crusher, for example.

Overall: If there is such a thing as a perfect beer this would certainly be in the ball park. Everything you want in an East Coast IPA. Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Sweet, Tangy, Bitter, Smooth. How is it possible? Find it. Drink it.

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Photo of dertyd
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Julius pours a super hazy dark orange/Amber color with a pinky finger of thin foamy bubbles. The aroma is like the first time I drank a orange Julius, aromas of orange juice, orange sherbet, orange peel, mango, apricot and a green basil bitterness... The taste follows the nose with a orange sherbet/juicy fruit gum flavor followed by apricot, mango and a bunch of other tropical fruits....this beer is so soft and creamy, no one does mouth feels like tree house.... They must be wizards!!!!

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Photo of Tola
4.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oh my God.. Beergasm in a can. How can it get much better than this? Looks great, smells great and taste fuckin fabulous. Must have before you die beer. You won't regret it.

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Photo of tonybonvechio
4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 1/31/17... "Stone Cold Crazy" printed on the bottom. I knew I loved these guys!

L: Deep opaque orange, very hazy
S: Citrus, creamsicle, arm-pitty
T: Unreal. Tons of juice, citrus, enough hoppy bitterness to satisfy my IPA tooth
F: Smooth and soft like vanilla ice cream
O: One of the GOATs. Sets the standard for East Coast IPAs.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with some fizz. Smell is big tangerine, orange, sweet lime, creamsicle. Flavor is fresh squeezed tangerine juice, a bit sweetened up. Texture is soft and wheaty. Great beer.

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

poured from 16 oz can into RAR teku. Canned 11-29-2016

Appear: was a nice fingers worth of pretty off white head that lingered and faded in about 2 mins. left nice lacing on the glass. color is class NE Haze orange goodness

Nose: Big OJ notes smelled as soon as I cracked the can. there's also some nice stone fruits peaches mango. slight herbal note but it's really all about the fruit juice in this one.

Taste: Follows the nose for sure. nice citrus notes grapefruit orange and the pith of both as well nice smooth tasty finish. slight bitter note but if you don't think about it you wouldn't even notice it.

Mouth: Awesome. medium juicy creaminess

Over: Does it get any better. I still think Haze and maybe Alter Ego are better (that I've had) but this is right there with those two from TH. I also am giving this beer a little extra here because it's holding up. We're closing in on 60 days and this beer still taste amazingly fresh. I've had other NE's from other breweries that after 30 days it's hit or miss.

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Photo of kevanb
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, poured into a Tree House Snifter Glass. Enjoyed on 12.19.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a crazy turbid and hazy orange color, looks just like a glass of OJ when poured, super haze, thick and foamy white head, two fingers tall that has great retention and lace. The aroma is really juicy, tons of citrus, lots of orange juice, tangerine juice, light grapefruit, some floral and grassy hop character with a bit of tropical mango and very sweet yeast and doughy malt. The flavors follow the nose really well, insanely juicy hops, really citrusy, orange and grapefruit with loads of tropical fruits, light resin and pine flavor, grassy floral and green hops with plenty of sweet, doughy malt, and the soft sweetness from the NEIPA yeast. The mouthfeel is very good, coating, creamy, super smooth, gentle medium body that has a lightly dry finish.

Verdict: A standout IPA from Tree House. Juicy, bursting with bright, intense hoppy flavor that is super drinkable, very refreshing and delicious. Definitely a worthwhile brew.

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Photo of millerdb48
4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the first Tree House Brewing Co. beer I tasted, and I was wowed by its intense citrus aroma and taste. It has a hazy orange color that reflects the inclusion of intense citrus hops. I've never had any other IPA like this one. Over the past year, I've had it many times, and my opinion has not changed. My high rating reflects my willingness to wait in line for an hour at the brewery on their canning days.

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Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably the best IPA that I've ever had. Such drink-ability! The flavor and the aroma are next level. If you enjoy a good IPA, then you have to try this beer.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: thick white head, beautiful carbination rolling up the sides of the glass, golden orange yellow color
Smell: mango was the first thing to hit my nose followed by a ton of tropical fruits and a light malt
Taste: big citrus and mango followed by Danky hops and some malt. The citrus just keeps going and going
Feel: super easy to drink, medium carbination and a light body
Overall: was an unbelievable easy to drink and refreshing beer... perfect for a summer day... or anytime

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Photo of SawDog505
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 12/22/16. Pours a very hazy orange with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that coats the entire glass with lace.

Smell is guava, apricot, passion fruit, mango, papaya, and tangerine with dimensional and exceptional.

Taste follows tropical from to start to finish and that isn't a complaint.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, enough carbonation, not dry, but juicy as hell, and drinkability is off the charts.

Overall my expectations with one where exceptionally high and it lived up to it. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't really add much to the other reviews, just a phenomenal beer that I'm glad I finally got to try! Juicy, hazy , hoppy deliciousness, hard to beat this one!

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Photo of SicilianDefenseR
4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm lucky to live a scenic 50-minute backroad drive from Tree House... Julius consistently lives up to its reputation. Pours into a light golden cloud with a thickness that holds down its froth. Aroma is instantly inviting with tropical fruitiness. It's smooth drinking with pulpy mango juice mouthfeel, but with enough hop foundation to give it a little bite on the tongue. A lively finish that leaves you trying to capture each flavorful note. Makes me want to slow down, think, and appreciate how lucky I am to experience it. The lower ABV makes it hard to say "no" to seconds. A beautifully crafted beer.

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Spectacular beer.

L: Pure haze. A muted yellow/orange hue. Fair head retention.

S: The same delicious fruit notes I get from most of Tree House's beers. Melon, mango, and orange.

T: This is where it hits the mark. Perfectly sweet with a faint, lingering bitterness. It even tastes of the fruits described above. Not sure how to describe the bitterness other than very light, but leaves you wanting to take another sip.

F: Medium to medium-light body. Delicate and soft. Almost no astringency. Dryness dissipates quickly.

O: I could drink this again, and again, and again... One of the best beers I've had. Absolutely lives up to its hype. Well done, Mr. Lanier.

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Photo of Hoppytimes88
4.92/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

So so drinkable as the label suggests, complex citrus flavors throughout yet creamy and full, not hint of alcohol at any point. Smooth from start to finish one of my favorite TH brews

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Photo of aac5269
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer you would give a youth soccer team at half time.

The beer pours like homogenized pulpy organize juice, and as the precious liquid is hitting the glass wild aromas are emerging and you can smell it from a couple feet away. (Like really how does Tree House do this? As a home brewer I am stunned every time)

The beer is a robust orange color and the nose is juicy orange (no lemon or grapefruit at all) with a pleasant rotting hop quality to it. Now when I smell it I am 99 percent sure they are using Simcoe in there somewhere, which means I need to use Simcoe in my hazy IPA recipe.

The taste is lucious, mouth watering, and there is just hoppy orange juice with virtually no hop bitterness at the end, just more succulentness (is that a word? Now it is!)

Julius, you do me right.

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Photo of larryi86
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can, dated 11/29/16, poured into a teku

A- A super hazy brunt orange with a two finger white head.

S- Mangos, oranges, tropical fruits, hints of piney and floral notes

T- Mandarin oranges, mangos/tropical fruits, passion fruit, piney/floral finish.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A great IPA and much more of a stand out than Sap. Nose is amazing, but the taste falls short of the quality of the nose, still great though. Very easy to drink, alcohol really is not noticeable. If you can get some it will be worth your time.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: growler 12/10/16
Palate Contaminants: none

The appearance is a very opaque, thick medium orange. Moderate amount of fine head.

The smell is slightly bitter orange juice. It also has lactose, watermelon, pine nut. It's that kind of savory sweet that's so pleasant.

The first taste I get is watermelon bubblegum. A little warmth brings up honeydew melons. Bits of grapefruit and banana are buried in the background, but add a welcome bit of color. There are also strong elements of herbs, like tarragon. Some fresh vegetation is certainly there. It's not super complex, but what's there is very good and very well executed.

The feel is moderate thickness with very fine carbonation. The melons and tarragon hang around. I'd hardly guess that it contained any alcohol unless the growler tag said so.

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Photo of Rugg315
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New to this game. Went to tree house yesterday could not believe the atmosphere! Julius is my first tree house. Everything about the beer look, smell, feel are great. Is it bad to say that a 100% rated beer didn't live up to my expectations? Have had beers in CT. that I thought the taste of the beer was better (dose,coriolis). Maybe my palate is not sophisticated enough I get that with wine. Curious about different batches if there is a taste differential. Great beer just maybe too much hype?

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Photo of DoctorMyEye
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy golden color, soft lacing

S: straight tropical citrus. Heavy orange, clementine, pineapple.

T: like a fresh juicy bite into the best tasting fruit you've had. Clean flavor profile with minimal bitterness. Lots of bright flavor without crowding the palate. Not much malt to speak of. Finishes much like the fruit, mild rind flavor without the heavy bitterness.

M: just right. heavy enough to carry the hops without a malt profile yet light enough to remain refreshing and highly drinkable

O: Excellent IPA, fresh, tropical citrus flavors with smooth, effervescent body. There is a reason this beer is the flagship of one of the best breweries in the world and is the figurehead for a revolutionary style of hazy IPAs.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.09/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; a dull medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; very nice lacing;

S: mango, orange, mint, pineapple, a little soapy; normally when I think a beer smells or tastes soapy, it's not a compliment, but in this case, it's a clean, inviting, character;

T: mango and orange from start to finish; any malt flavor is way in the background; finish is mildly bitter with orange and orange rind;

M: medium to full bodied - somewhat creamy; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not sure I've ever tasted an IPA that was this fruit forward (that didn't contain that fruit);

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