Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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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:
531
Ratings:
3,415
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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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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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned yesterday...TeKu glass. This beer smells like an orange grove that has been invaded by mangoes, passion fruit and grapefruit. I find that the smell is much more intense out of the can than when poured into a glass. I am already trying to find a way to turn this into a cologne. Looks like a muddled orange, rind and all...hazy to the point I can't see the emblem on the other side of the glass, a signature of Tree House brews, I am learning. A good inch and a half of head that slowly melted away leaving plenty of lacing along the way that just sticks to the side of the glass. Has a slightly sour orange/grapefruit introduction that gradually fades into a more sweet and soft finish, very creamy. Super soft feel, like stuffing a handful of fresh powdery snow in your mouth. If you have to drive over two hours to get your hands on this like I did I have to imagine you are going to be just as satisfied and glad you did as I am. So glad I have 6 more of these patiently waiting for me in my fridge.

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Photo of Nugget40
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What can I say about this beer that hasn't already been said? The hype is very real, Julius delivers on every aspect, this beer alone could sustain a profitable brewery for a very long time. Julius pours a very beautiful, hazy yellow/orange with about a one inch head. It's about the same color as the can it comes in. Smell is in your face tropical fruits, mango, orange, tangerine, pineapple, a touch of melon. Taste follows the smell, big orange, mango, tangerine flavor, hints of melon, very slight rounded bitterness. An absolute juice bomb. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, very stout-like. Overall it is a very easy drinking, delicious, dare I say sessionable at 6.5% abv...

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this next to an Alter ego.....what a treat and both beers are very similar but this one had the edge imo. The nose promises a juice bomb and the taste delivers it.....its all there, mangoes all over the place.a definite juice bomb worthy of being described as one of the best out there.

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

I love everything about this beer. The smell, taste, feel and look of Julius just blow my mind every time I have it. To me this is the greatest beer I have ever tasted.

Very slight bitterness to start but the fruit quickly takes over. Texture and finish are incredible, like cream.

The perfect day drinking beer.

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Photo of RobNewton
4.1/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is woefully overrated. You get some pleasant melon on the taste, and then a lot of floral notes without much else. The packaging is the best aspect. I love that logo.

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Photo of nawpnawp
4.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | 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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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
4.64 out of 5 based on 3,415 ratings.
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