Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #5
Ranked #27
4.65 | pDev: 6.67%
Nov 26, 2023
Oct 17, 2012
We are excited that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company's flagship American IPA: Julius!

Julius is a bright, tropical beer, filled with notes of peach, mango, passion fruit and a melange of citrus. It is gentle on the palate while still incredibly hop-saturated.

It's the result of our uncompromising dedication fresh, progressive, delightful beer.

We hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.
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Ratings by bpk59:
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Reviewed by bpk59 from Massachusetts

4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
Picked up a fresh growler from the Tree House brewery. Split a growler with my wife, she had half in a Tree House Tulip, I'm reviewing from a Tree House goblet (only a few left, go get one!).

Appearance - cloudy, straw-like orange beer poured a one finger foamy head that quickly dissipated. A nice creamy halo lingered throughout the session. Minimal lacing was apparent on the glass.

Smell - holy citrus Batman! Bitter citrus, like rind as Rudzud mentioned is at the forefront of the nose. Behind the citrus is a glorious hop scent. Easily my favorite smelling IPA.

Taste - Citrus. Oranges. Lots of oranges. Rind and zest. Ok, after the citrus explosion is a hoppy IPA taste I crave no matter the time of year, time of day, whatever. All day, to the face.

Mouthfeel - crisp yet smooth - perfectly carbonated. Drink this one fresh and you'll see what I mean.

Overall, one of my favorite beers ever. Light, sessionable, tasty and a hop and citrus explosion. It comes on tap every so often at the Cedar Street Grill in Sturbridge, that's currently the only place to get it on tap so if you're there and you see it, you know what to do.

I gave the growler to Rudzud as a birthday gift and told him "This holds up to Hill's Citra." Yes, Rudzud, he of the almost 1,000 reviews. Read his review and you'll see I'm not lying. Enough said.
Nov 13, 2012
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.5 by Derekj7985 from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 5 by BeerMn1982 from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Oct 07, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can into a teku glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange color with a big puffy head of off-white foam. THE head has a great level of retention, fading very slowly over time and leaving tons of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell -The aroma is big of a musty grainy and bready smell mixed with lots of raw hop aromas of a herbal and earthy nature. There are other citrus aromas of orange and tangerine as well as hints of grapefruit mixed within. Notes of apricot and some grass are in there as well, giving a rather raw and sorta green smell to the brew overall.
Taste – The taste starts out drier than one would anticipate from the nose. It begins with a mix of bready and cracker malt flavors combined with hop flavors of a very potent herbal and grapefruit hop. Notes of a floral and pine hop flavor are there as well, but these tastes are light in comparison to the herbal hop. All the hop flavors are rather “raw” in nature, having an almost hop pellet like flavor associated with them. These potent flavors are the dominant ones throughout much of the taste. While said, there is a decent showing of fruit flavors of tangerine, peach, and apricot, as well as a hint of mango. The mix of sweet, bready and hop take the taste to its end, where it leaves one with a rather green hopped and slightly fruity and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is a bit more on the creamy and chewy side with a carbonation level that is on the more moderate side. For the rich hop and malt flavors the feel is well done and makes for a nice easy sipper.
Overall – A very nice brew overall. I think I like this better than the King Julius as it is more approachable from my standpoint, but hits all the same high notes as the king variety. Big and flavor and drinkability with a nice blend of hop, malt, and fruit.
Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.73 by Soupmode from Ohio

Sep 11, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 01, 2023
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Rated by BubalooBrewMaster from Kentucky

4.89/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Its in the top 250 for a reason. Top tier.
Aug 31, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Gobzilla from California

Aug 26, 2023
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Rated by Drew35 from Maryland

5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Favorite beer between this and King Julius and all the other Julius versions.
Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A smidge more than a fingers worth of rich fluffy light khaki colored froth... Rock solid retention... Color is a moderately hazed medium to dark tangerine.. Lovely nose of pineapple, mango and assorted citrus... Some light wheat notes linger beneath the surface... Hop presence is more floral and less citrus and reminds me of whole cone fresh hops... Some lemon zest notes as well... Feel is light to medium bodied and a touch thin... Carbonation is minimal... Highly quaffable... Enjoyable and highly recommended but much more muted than I would have expected given the lofty reputation...
Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 4.93 by mart_qesanto from Massachusetts

Jul 13, 2023
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Reviewed by smackdanie360

4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Smell is all ripe mango with a faint hint of peach. Pour is a dark orange, and totally opaque with a small head that dissappates fairly quickly. The taste is bitter upfront, with sharp carbonation, followed hard by mango and then a peachy aftertaste. A really good beer for sure, bit it may benefit from sitting for a week on the shelf to mellow the upfront astringency some; this one was purchased from the brewery yesterday.
Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Jw13

4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The beer that made Treehouse. Bright orange haze, nice balance between sweet and bitter, reminiscent of orange zest. Mouthfeel that's pleasantly tongue-coating, but not cloyingly creamy.
Jul 03, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Look - orange juice, hazy, fluffy white head, scattered lacing left
Smell - peach, melon, citrus
Taste - peach, melon, citrus pith, hoppy
Feel - medium body, well carbonated, citrus pith hoppy finish
Overall - A wonderfully crafted brew coming in at 6.8% that is the epitome of a hazy, juicy, NE IPA. Right from the start with a juicy, hazy look and strong scent of tropical fruit it just feels like it's gonna be great. Then you hit the first sip and yes it is. Julius lives up to the hype. I loved the citrus pith hoppy finish. Get a hold of Julius if you can and pair up with Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith. Enjoy!
Jun 11, 2023
Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
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