Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

514 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.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Photo of Nachojon
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Julius is a longtime want of mine. Amazing sweet citrus combined with hops. My one and only complaint is that it's just slightly sweet syrup mouthfeel. Still an incredible beer without a doubt. Real mango here.

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Photo of h0wdy
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Julius has a lot of head with an orange coloring. There is a fruity and orange smell. The taste is to no surprise is full of orange juice! Overall, I would advise to get this if you *surprise* enjoy orange juice and if you don't; then skip it.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The flagship! After trying green and alter ego, and blown away by both let's see what this is about. I might make a few comparisons to green and alter ego.

Pour is a cloudy, hazy straw like orange. No light getting through this one. White tight bubbled head, beautiful lacing just like the rest of the tree houses. More bright orange than green and alter ego though. More orange juice appearance.

Citrus juice bomb soon as you crack the can. However, unlike alter ego and green, I'm getting more of a bitter hop resin with this one. More noticable malt in the nose as well. Don't get me wrong though, I'm still getting loads of fruit. Oranges, peaches, pineapples, tangerines. Just not as a pronounced fruit smell as the other two.

Taste is definitely not as tropical bomb foward as green or alter ego, definitely more citrusy and resinous. The hop resin sticks to your tongue for a while, and the bready malt has a nice bite. Very subtle oranges and lemon zest.

Still has the signature mouthfeel as the other two I've tried. Pretty creamy, medium bodied and dole-like juice character.

From only trying alter ego and green, I'd say this is my least favorite out the two. More of a traditional tasting IPA with hop resin, and bready malt as the main characteristics. Still slightly tropical, but nothing over the top with the fruitiness. Still a world class beer in its own right.

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

I love it when a beer lives up the hype and boy does this one do exactly that. It's easily the easiest drinking, hoppy IPA I have ever had. And it truly does look like a glass of OJ. Absolutely world class

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

If you ever reach total enlightenment while you're drinking a beer,
I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose. This happened to me while drinking this beer. And the overwhelming citrus notes sure did sting my nose on the way out. But now I'm enlightened. So I have that going for me.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks a lot to my brother for sharing this 2 Liter growler with me! I enjoyed this from a taster and willybecker.

The color is bright orange with thick haze and thick frothy white head with copious lace that sticks. The smell is very orange-like with citrus having a bright and fragrant aroma with mild herbal quality in a raw hop-type smell. The feel is very good with mostly hop resins with moderate carbonation and medium body with semi-low bitterness for the style with mild sweetness into the finish which is mostly dry.

The flavor is good with a intense amount of hop flavor with citrus flavors and slight tropical almost tangerine-like quality but not very acidic or bitter just juicy and lightly sweet in the middle without any definitive malt flavor just a balance to the mildly bitter herbal hop flavor which verges on grassy or vegetal as it finishes on the dry side. This is a highly drinkable Ipa -the hops really shine with low bitterness that makes it almost to easy to drink a large amount of.

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

A huge thank you to Matthew for hooking me up with a can of this. Hazy, light orange body with a white head. The aroma...oh my. I actually giggled like a little schoolgirl. And the flavor delivers everything the aroma promised. Juicy, dank, resinous, citric hop character. Beyond delicious, this beer exceeded my lofty expectations. One of the best beverages I have ever had. The best IPA I have ever had. Just wow.

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Photo of Jay_P22
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can into a snifter. Traded for this and was stoked to finally get one.

Pours a hazy OJ looking juice bomb beautfulness. Thick head with sticky lacing. Looks like a great NE IPA.

Smells like a juice bomb. Notes of pineapple, citrus, and a hint of dank/hops.

Tastes like it smells. Amazing juice forward IPA with hints of hoppiness and fruits exploding in your mouth.

Feels unfiltered, a touch of grit, a great mouth feel for this beer style.

Overall I love this beer. Is it worth the hype and how hard I worked to find it? Yes, it is. Great looking can. Amazing nose. Great juice bomb taste. I wish I could get more tree house beers.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my first Tree House beer and I have to say it lives up to the hype. Incredibly hazy from the abundance of hops makes it as opaque as any quality stout. It smells like an orchard of citrus trees. Julius tastes just as it looks almost like orange juice. The flavor profiles for me come in three waves first with the hops up front, then a smooth as silk water, then a slight return of the hops at the end. Extremely complex yet balanced. Julius makes me want to move to Massachusetts. This is my favorite beer of all time. Cheers!

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Doesn't get much better than this. Pours a hazy orange juice body with a collar of white head. The nose is fruity and drank, tons of mango, peach, nectarine. Taste follows with tropical fruit, passion fruit, peach, and mango are most dominant. Feel is full and creamy. World class IPA, lives up to the hype.

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

16 oz can.

A- Cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Sticky lacing on glass.

S- Huge citrus with mango, pineapple, papaya, peach. Slightly dank. Fantastic scent.

T- Fruit juice in beer form. Slight pine and bitterness. Sweet but not as much as expected.

M- Medium/full and smooth. Chewy for an IPA. Goes down dangerously easy. Medium carbonation.

O- Lives up to the hype? IMO, yes. If you like juicy IPAs get this.

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

Julius is a murky, hazy IPA that looks more like Sunny D than beer. The aroma it gives off I daresay is more citrus-forward and juicy than Heady. Flavor is very pleasing notes of orange zest, sweet resinous hops with hints of grass. Very excellent. Smooth mouthfeel, terrific finish. One I could sip for a long, long time.

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Photo of Roguer
4.48/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Legendarily cloudy and pulpy, with a strong off white head. Good retention, and long thick lines of clingy lacing. Truly opaque.

Surprisingly dank aroma. Quite juicy, both citrus and tropical, but also pungently dank. A touch of pineapple, mango, and orange peel and pulp.

Quite sweet on the palate, with more emphasis on smooth tropical juices (mango again, with a hint of pineapple) than citrus. Still fairly dank and green. Smooth, sweet pale malt profile. Almost too sweet and smooth; no harshness, bite, or bitterness.

Smooth and extremely drinkable; full mouthfeel; creamy. Goes down way, way too easily. Fairly wet aftertaste, with hop oils lingering.

A touch more bitterness for balance would truly elevate this already excellent beer up another notch.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

This one pours a brilliantly turbid bright orange, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like orange, passionfruit, and mango, just leaping out of the glass.

This is an absolute juice bomb, as I expected. There's basically no bitterness, and huge tastes of orange, pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, and some mango. It's unbelievably juicy.

This has a pretty thick and creamy mouthfeel, and goes down ultra easy. It's got a normal level of carbonation.

This is almost TOO juicy, I'd prefer a little more bitterness here, but I can't deny that it is delicious.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best beers I have ever had. I wish I cold give it like a 4.90 because King Julius to me was slightly better but a double ipa. This beer was one of the first hyped beers I ever had that lived up to it. Smells good, has a nice juicy hoppy bite but smooth as silk. Enjoy and definitely try this at least once. And if you don't like it, try it twice in case you got a bad batch.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler filled 2/16/17. Enjoyed 2/18/17.

Look: Dark orange, almost red. Very hazy. (8/10)
Smell: Nutty, Juicy, Bubble Gum, Star Fruit, Passion Fruit, Mango. Not a powerful smell. (9/10)
Taste: Grapefruit, Spice, Earth, Yeast, Mold, Tart, Tropical Fruits, Mango, Arugula. Finishes with a lemon juice feel. (9/10)
Feel: Spicy bite at first that lingers, alcohol is hidden well. Great balance. (9/10)
Overall: This is another amazing beer brewed by an amazing group of beer lovers. Not as mind blowing as Haze, but nonetheless a fantastic brew. If you have the opportunity, definitely seek this one out. Could drink this all damn day. (9/10)

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

you know, its a pretty cool surprise when your friend scores one of these, doesnt know what it is, and then after finding out, wants to open it right up and share it. thanks to claystation for making this friday a special one. a pint can poured into a pair of mason jars (in the parking lot at a golf course). its milky and more than hazy, downright thick with sediment, looks under attenuated and weirdly greenish orange under a two inch bubble cushion of pure white. it would be unattractive by ipa standards if i wasnt so used to the vermont style ipas. the nose is fantastic, really fruity punchy, with mango and orange for sure, smells like fresh juice, really awesome hop profile to it. is it mosaic in here or what? the taste matches the nose, i was happy to see the vibrant nature of the hops carry over. its super fresh tasting, and aggressive as they go, packing some bitterness to back it up. the grain doesnt seem to contribute anything too unique on the flavor, maybe a pinch of wheat in here, it has some real full body, but isnt heavy in any way thanks to its radiant carbonation. i taste it for a long time after its gone too, bitter hops and orange zest on my palate all day. now, this is pretty special ipa, some really top level suds, but is it the tenth best beer in the world as its listed here on BA? im not so sure. i liked their alter ego even better than this one, and wonder how much high marks come from hype. dont get me wrong, its amazing, but is it way better than so many other forgotten india pales not on this list? not in my humble opinion. thanks again to claystation for making this rarity (in colorado) a reality!

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Photo of leighton
4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared with the fellas at HamTech Reunion 2014 - Clinton, NY. Pours hazy gold with a white foam top. Rich fruits abound with lots of the tropical stuff, melon, tangerine and orange. Not too bitter, fairly sweet. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Juicy and rich but still well rounded. Really juicy on the finish with some honey, pale bread, lots more melon and tasty citrus. Just loads of expressive fruit character in here. Wonderful.

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Photo of SoxFan
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

can dated 3/8 - 9 days old. poured hazy, light orange, white head. great citrus aroma. flavor is full of beautiful hops but not overly bitter at all. juicy and crushable. mouthfeel, to me, is what separates this from many of the others. so hard for me to crown "the best ipa"...like picking a favorite child. but it's there among the elite.

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

World class. Best IPA I've ever had. A step above Sip, G-Bot and Captain's Daughter.

Need to make a trip up to Tree House to grab some of their other beers.

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

drank this on saturday and was overwhelmed with what i tasted.... beautiful aroma and flavors, super easy to drink and probably the best AIPA out right now, in my opinion, and of my short scope of tastings.... so many great IPAs coming out right now it's unbelievable.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.28/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really great IPA, but not what I expected. May have had a little age on the can or just not my thing I'm not sure. Poured a hazy gold as you would expect a non-filtered IPA to pour and had a slight citrusy aroma to it. Had a great mouthfeel and flavor was on point for sure. May have just been the hype getting to me

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

I'm going to have to fall into the minority on this one. I prefer Haze or Green to Julius. Having said that, this is Treehouse. Julius is better than almost any other AIPA out there.

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

Unfiltered pour. Thick orange color. Smells of passion fruit, mango, orange and citra hops. Super smooth on the palate, but a little too fruity for me. I'm not a huge fan of passion fruit or mango, and it's overpowering. Not necessarily a bad thing, unless you're not a huge fan of passion fruit/mango. I've read other reviews who claim it's not super juicy, and it most certainly is.

It's still head and shoulders above most other IPAs I've tasted, but it's not even Tree House's best IPA. That privilege goes to Alter Ego.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Orange yellow cloudy mess, in a good way. Not as ugly as Heady Topper. Two finger off white cloud, long lasting. Sticky lacing.

Smells great if a little subdued. Fruity, piney, feint biscuits.

Phenomenal taste, fruity with a slight bitterness.

Typical carbonation, nice coating in the mouth, sticky at the end.

Overall a great IPA

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
4.64 out of 5 based on 3,343 ratings.
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