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 6.8% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
548
Ratings:
3,483
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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2,251
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1,181
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Photo of Griffin2
4.49/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.
L - Poured a deep hazy orange with a white head.
S - Smells of citrusy, especially oranges.
T - Very juicy, like a glass of orange juice.
F - Medium mouth feel with a nice hoppy bite on the finish.
O - I've been dying to try this beer, and it didn't dissapoint.

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Photo of Bush33186
4.49/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Very solid beer. Alittle underwhelmed because if the hype surrounding this one. Definitely glad I was able to try it and see what all the fuss was about.

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

Two finger head that clings to the glass pooling into a halo and collecting into a few islands of foam. Aromas of sweet ripe mango and fresh cut pine. Mango purée and an undercurrent of hop resins swirl into a perfect luxeroulsy soft finish. Words aren't sufficient for this beverage. Hall of fame beer.

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

Pounder Can > Tulip Glass

A - Cloudy yellow gold with a finger of foamy white head, medium lacing.
S - Fresh squeezed hops, big pine and hop resin, orange juice, pineapple, floral and grassy.
T - Juice for sure, tons of pineapple, mango, some grapefruit, white grape, pine and very light malt base.
M - Light in body and feel, not a lot of lingering bitterness.
O - This is the definintion of a New England style IPA, granted I will say its not a mind-blowing experience, as Ive had a number of these beers, but this is solid and drinkable for sure. Tree house is an awesome brewerey, this is an exceptional beer.

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Photo of BHDLCC
4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A standout beer, great taste, feel, smell, and worth drinking every day. Treehouse characteristics through and through...a beer that everyone should try.

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Photo of Veejuh
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very solid beer from treehouse but in my opinion not quite worth all the hype. Smells great of juicy nectar and looks beautiful hazy orange but the feel leaves some to be desired. Or rather the flavor. The great smell doesn't really translate into the flavor as much as I would have expected, I thought it would smack me in the face with flavor but it was rather subdued. The beer would also be way better if it had more carbonation.

All this said it is another great unique treehouse beer well worth trying. I personally prefer their IIPAs such as haze and doppelganger, but this is still a winner.

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

This is such a fine beer my review will not do it justice so I will keep it short. Hazy, orange, sticky head, Smells like orange, mango, weed, and pine. The taste is full of weed and citrus with a nice sweetness and a great piney bite. This is a damn fine beer and the people that can get it regularly are lucky.

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Photo of aoampm
4.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big time want here and first beer from Tree House! Cannot make out the canning date (looks like 3/17) but it tasted fresh.

Pours a glowing hazy orange color with one of the nicest heads for an IPA. The head is fluffy and laces itself beautifully around the glass. Some of the nicest lacing I've seen from an IPA. Perfect 5/5 for me there.

Smell is very nice. A grassy dank pine aroma with some sharp citrus mixed in there along with a hint of mango.

Damn this thing is the business! Big time tropical fruits up front especially passionfruit / tangerine and quite a bit of mango. A really nice piney and dank taste it. It is one of the most balanced hoppy beers I've had. They balanced the hop / pine bitterness with the mango perfectly.

Feel is ridiculous. I could drink this thing all day it goes down so smooth. Not much carbonation to speak of but it doesn't drink thin at all.

Overall this is an amazing brew worthy of the hype. It is so balanced and clean in taste that it is truly mind blowing. It reminds me of a hazy and more fruity Pliny.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a trade, canned 3/29

Pours a hazed rich gold color with a small frothy head. Nose is honestly like candy... TONS of candied mango, pineapple, key lime pie and some honey. VERY bright smelling. Taste is very malt forward! Malt bill is strong with caramel and even dominates the flavor profile over hops. Hops provide little bite but bursts of tropical fruit and melon. Overall, I was so surprised how malt-forward these Tree House beers are and kind of love that. Solid beer overall, but not my favorite NE IPA out there

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Photo of c_tails
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1st time trying - out of can dated 3/8 - so just over a month old

a great beer. maybe i need to try a fresher one to appropriately rate it. i really enjoyed it but think there are so many beers of this style now that it tasted rather familiar to me. i guess that's the problem with rating/reviewing high rated beers and is it fair to judge if they live up to the expectation. this one was great but it didn't for me, i was far more blown away by Other Halfs DDH Mylar Bags from a few weeks ago - which tastes very very similar to me. Or LIC Beer Project Higher Burnin - that beer tastes even more "juicy" if i'm forced to use that word...still very glad i tried it, want to try a fresher one, and wish it was easier to come by!

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Photo of addiwilliams
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

☁️ cloudy as can be... Pillowy head.

Tangerine, orange oils, tart passion fruit, mango...

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

It's still above all the imitators! Despite the haze, there is no powdery sediment flavor. Cans have been consistent and the formula is really something else. I'd maybe like some more bubbles, but it's otherwise flawless.

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Photo of IMWizzy
4.52/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great aroma. Wasn't sure what to expect with this one. Had a fair share of NEIPAs recently and this was one of my top 5 favorites. Wish it was available in PA. Very hard to get

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

Thanks goes out to colby600 for this brew.

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice hazy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger, which also leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy, with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, citrusy, very nice diesel. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive. My first Tree House! Thanks Bill!

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

Brewed today!!! Poured into a Tree House pub glass. It looks like orange juice with a thick pillowy head. Aroma is tropical juice. Taste like tropical juice. Feels like a fluffy pillow in my mouth. Good lord Tree House, what have you made and why can't I get it on the regular. The hype is understated!

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Photo of Daggs911
4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Snagged Julius and Green at the brewery yesterday. Cracked Julius the same day it was brewed, after 2-3 hours in the fridge to chill. Pouring it into a pint glass I immediately catch the rich aroma of hops and citrus, which is remarkably potent. Once in the glass the beer is completely opaque.

The taste of the beer very closely follows the smell. It is rich, incredibly flavorful, complex and yet smooth as can be. There is hardly any bitterness at all, and after each sip you are left with only the taste of fruity hops. If I have one criticism, it is that Julius lacks the hop intensity of other highly-rated NE IPAs, such as Green or Sip of Sunshine. I enjoy the mouth-filling hop rush of those beers, and you don't quite get that with Julius.

Still, this is one of the best beers I have ever had, and as many readers have said before me, you should drink it any chance you get.

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Photo of Coachcw_51
4.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my ideal NE IPA. When it's fresh, the nose and look set you up with expectations of a real treat, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Full of Orange flavor, choppy without overpowering bitterness. A great experience.

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Photo of MFMB
4.39/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much I can add about this beer that everyone hasn't already said. It's a beautiful hazy orange pour with a bright citrus nose. Now I have the taste a 4 which is well below the norm for this year perhaps but I did so because of the huge flour presence in this particular can. The juice was there but it was just muddled a bit by a flour like for taste. It's a good beer and no doubt my particular was not the standard bearer for what Julius should be looking forward to trying again soon.

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

You have heard all the hype. It is real. I got this in a trade in the DC area. Super fresh and juicy. The aroma is strong as soon as you pop it open and the taste backs it up.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy cider/reddish body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma hits me as both citrusy and sweet although the sweetness is all over the place. The beer has little balance as the sweetness (tropical fruit like) lies underneath a dry and bitter hopped body. Pretty good beer that I enjoyed a lot but just a tad off for me.

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Photo of Danstaats
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. Still give the nod to Haze as my favorite treehouse. This beer is more amber in color and more of a dank citrusy IPA. almost like an orange juice IPA

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Photo of sgebhardt
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable. Wasn't sure I'd like the amount of citrus, but it's really well balanced while being really juicy. Really enjoyed it, especially on tap at the brewery. Was lucky enough to be there on one of there special permit days allowing them to sell full pint pours.

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Photo of tlema1
4.27/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: light orange/yellow, very cloudy, thin lacing head, looks just like grapefruit juice
S: total fruit bomb,
T: followed the nose, mangoes, citrus, pineapple... delicious
F: dry finish, all of the mouthfeel is up front
O: outstanding, not overrated at all

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Photo of hapiday
4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just loved this one. Picked it up yesterday on my first trip out to Treehouse. The smell is incredible. The look is bizarre (like . smoothy) and super cool. The taste is so good. Like they used all of the fruits in a fresh fruit bowl to ferment it and then added millions of orange peels at the very end. I don't get the feel part b/c it's beer. It better feel good in the mouth if it tastes good, right? One of my top 10 beers of all time. I wonder if it tastes this great in the can. Mine was out of a growler.

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Photo of BeerGod27
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't believe I finally got my hands on one of these! The hype is earned!
Definitely getting mango, orange, grass and yeast. I want to live inside this beer! She is a hazy goddess!

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