Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
3,282
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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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 Cprose
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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Photo of oldn00b
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect across the board. I don't rate here much anymore but have been having a lot of NE style IPAs lately (lawson, trill, veil, tired hands etc.) and this is one where I'd give a perfect score on the BA scale. Flat out worth the hype and acclaim.

11/16 can, complete haze. Looks like orange juice. Gorgeous head, retention, lacing.

Nose is hop juice, flavor and feel follow. Huge and perfect in every way.

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Description: A hazy, cloudy appearance with a color that is sort of like apple cider but maybe a little lighter. White lacing but not much head. Aroma is full of tropical and citrus flavors (grapefruit, orange, peach) along with floral notes and some pine. Smell is deep and complex with several different layers. The taste is more bitter up front than the smell would indicate and that bitterness carries through to the finish. As it warms more of the fruity, floral notes make an appearance. Candidly, I wish the taste had been more consistent with the aroma. Mouthfeel is rich, velvety and much thicker than a normal IPA.

Suggested food pairing: Ahi tuna

If you like this beer then you should also try: Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely have it again) This beer didn't really disappoint - it's a good beer - but I don't know that it lives up to the hype. The aroma was really great and maybe raised my expectations for the taste which I thought was a little bit lacking. All in all, not the best IPA I've ever had but certainly worth trying if you have the chance.

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

worth the wait.....the juice bomb you heard about, more orange or tangerine of the offerings from Tree House, look was spectacular and smell was robust and fruitful, taste - come on what did you hear? well it is true. feel is great a mouthful even though you tend to sip this.....great great great, Tree House is DA bomb

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

From a 16oz. can that has traveled the world better than I. 10-15-16 on the bottom. Poured into a 16 oz. pint glass. We're not wasting time with a tulip glass on this one!

Looks: Pours a turbid turbidity that is more turbid that I've ever seen before. An orange color somewhere between that of orange juice and our president-elect. The head stands up a full inch and never backs down.

Smells: Fruit fruit and more fruit. Citrus is apparent. So are other more tropical fruits. But there is so much I can' separate them all out. Fruity Pebbles could learn a thing or two from this beer.

Tastes: More of that fruit. Sweetness up front. Hops on the back. Neither one asserts itself over the other. They seem to be getting along OK. *shhhh* Just let them be. They'll be OK.

Feels: A thick and tangy blanket for my tongue. So heavy I keep making chewing motions with my jaw. Scientists would say I'm trying to macerate it. Scientists are dumb and use too many big words. Just drink it.

Overall: This is a pretty amazing beer. It is overwhelming on all characteristics. Yet somehow it all seems to balance out. This might be the beer that was spoken of in days of old before mankind lost his way and began writing things down!

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Photo of Jam23
4.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Hazy, orangish, nice head
smell: grapefruit, citrus
Taste: delicious citrus/grapefruit and a nice dank, not overwhelming. juicy, great IPA
Feel: refreshing
overall: a damn good beer

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from can into tulip. Served chilled. Less than a week old.
Beautiful head formation. Long finger lacing.
Almost spot on pulp free orange juice in colour and mouthfeel.
Opening the can was like exploding a hop bomb. Aromas came straight to my nose. Fresh orange citrus hop explosion. Flavour was extremely balance between malts and hops. It was hard to drink it slow. Really an incredible well crafted brew. Possibly a desert island beer contender!

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the first beer that showed me the wonders of the NE IPA. Pours kinda thick and sits a hazy yellow orange in the glass. Almost looks like orange juice with a touch of blood orange juice with a ring of head that lingers around the edges and at splotches floating on top. Smell is something unique. Smells of tropical fruit: passion fruit predominates but you also gets notes of guava and mango. The nose on this beer is what really makes it world class; how can you get so much fruit smell with not fruit!? The taste is just generally juicy with a pleasantly bitter finish. Sweet and fruity on the front end with no clear flavor coming through other than tropical punch. Really balanced and not too bitter on the back like some other beers. The body on this beer has heavy gravity that feels thick yet it is not sticky and goes down light and smooth. This is one leg of the Treehouse Triumvirate that really has no clear leader. They are all amazing in their own right and very unique.

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Photo of azurel
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip
Pours hazy with a thick white head.

Aroma is dank, citrus heavy on grapefruit, orange, mango.

Taste follows aroma with a front of hop dankness that is cut by the citrus of grapefruit, orange, mango.
Well balanced citrus bitterness with an underlying sweetness. The finish is clean.

Mouth feel is full, slick, velvety...you know your drinking something.

Phenomenal! Right in my wheel house

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First had 8/30/15 at home. Had a friend throw me a can to try out. Its been a love affair ever since. I look forward to visiting the brewery on my way to EBF this February.

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4.64 out of 5 based on 3,282 ratings.
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