Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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 IowaBiertrinker
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

About the perfect blend of beer and juice, if that is possible. Looks like light orange juice, smell and taste are a juicy hop balance. Tried this alongside King Julius and actually prefer this one, as the lower alcohol taste makes this much more drinkable. With juicy IPAs and coffee/maple stouts, maybe beer is trying to take over breakfast now?

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Photo of Bdawg1
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip
Nice hazy orange juice appearance
Smells very tropical and dank
Taste follows suit with the citrus upfront with very little malt or alcohol present!
Nice dense thick mouthfeel
Overall i could drink this brew everyday and have absolutely no complaints!

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

Pours out looking like its some sort of tropical fruit drink.
Hazy with a foamy/slightly creamy head.

Grapefruit/citrus/tropical fruit aroma.
Taste is similar. Smoooooth and fruity.

Really great mouthfeel.
I find myself taking huge sips because its so drinkable.
Getting papaya now as its warming up a little.

Definitely the most flavorful AND drinkable IPA ive ever had.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light, foamy, airy, and... peachy?

Yes this beer is hoppy, but not in the bitter sense, in the sweet peach flavor that its specific hops deliver. This super smooth brew is that way because of how outrageously juicy it is... medium feel and very soft bubbles make this a completely amazing IPA.

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Photo of bol3by
4.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tried Julius with a friend after trading SoS.. First brew from Tree House and did not disappoint.

Two words: Orange Creamsicle

The mouthfeel and taste stand out most from this beer. Strong notes of orange with a creamy mouthfeel was uniquely particularly for an American IPA. Super smooth and very drinkable, does not rock the palate but something enjoyable for a cool summer day.

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

A- Just like Alter Ego, this IPA pours a stunningly bright orange in color and extremely hazy in the glass. Again, it basically just looks like orange juice in the glass. A big and dense head of about 3 fingers thickness forms and never goes away, leaving a solid wall of lace down the glass.

S- Tropical citrus fruits and bursting, juicy orange hit the nostrils when you take a whiff of this beer. I would almost say that the scent lacks hops bitterness, but it is just masked by the juiciness of the same hops. Juicy notes preside throughout the beginning and middle of the scent, barely relenting until the very end. The back end of the smell shows a bit of the more traditional IPA bitterness, and it lingers just a bit after the sniff.

T- When the beer hits the tongue, there is just a brief instant of hops bitterness in the flavor before the orange and other fruit flavors move in. A touch of orange, tangerine, and mango lightly dance across the tongue with some mild hop bitterness in the background. The back half of the drink sees the orange flavor fade a bit with a slight ramp up of mild hops bitterness. The lingering flavor on the tongue ends up being a smoothie of citrus and mild hop bite.

M- Incredibly drinkable and fairly light on the palate, this beer is very thirst quenching and an easy drink. Neither the hops or alcohol creep up on you in this one. The drink itself is very smooth and the carbonation level is just right for the style.

Overall, this was a very pleasant drinking experience. The nice and subtle orange and citrus flavors, both in the scent and taste, make this beer somewhat unique and pretty delicious.

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

16 oz can poured into Teku glass. Canned 1/6/16 and consumed 1/6/16.

Look: Opaque orange; a bit darker than orange juice. Half to a full finger of off-white head. Dissipated fairly quick leaving behind significant and almost immediate lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mango, papaya, peach, citrus, bit of pine. Absolutely intoxicating aroma

Taste: Tropical and citrus flavors. Orange, mango, guava. Hops still cut through nicely. Finishes a pleasant bitter, with a surprising amount of heat. 6.8%'s nothing to scoff at, but I feel it more here than most beers in this ABV range.

Feel: Moderate carbonation and quite crisp, very pleasant. However, I cannot praise enough the lingering mouthfeel left behind. Creamy and velvety and very decadent. Unparalleled.

Overall: My first Julius and Tree House Brewing experience delivered on all levels. An unforgettable experience from start to finish. I also picked up Green which I am looking forward to enjoying and reviewing.

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Photo of tconlon69
4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another solid IPA from Tree House. Green is my favorite but is very close. I really love the sweet mango and citrus taste to this beer. It has a subtle malt and creamy finish. This is along with green will be a constant addition to my IPA inventory. My favorite brewery right now.

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Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, sample from the brewery.

Pours an orangey (completely hazed over) hued, can was acquired fresh from the brewery and was in the beer fridge for 10 days. This hazed look is not to be compared with "milkshake" beers IMO though fresh from the brewery or cans that are decanted all of the way will make it look even more hazed. A lot of the haze is chillhaze though who wants to drinking this beer warm? Head retention is great. Fresh juicy orange zest & tropical fruit nose, the aroma is nothing short of epic. Smooth and very crisp, lush semi-creamy medium body. Hop bitterness is a piney, hop flavor is juicy an all with suggestions of guava, ripe honeydew, dragonfruit, & cumquats.

Way too much fun quaffing this back ... everyone should hunt this beer down.

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

Not the best Treehouse beer I've had but still outstanding. Slightly overhyped in my opening but still a world class IPA. Name speaks for its self, tons of citrus, orange. Grapefruit, pithy citrus. Aroma like all treehouse beers is off the chain. But what makes this and all treehouse hoppy beer insanely good is the crazy haze and mouth feel.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can into tulip. 12/21/15. Yippie ki yay

L. Dark orange, copper. With a 1 plus inch head. Nice lacing.
S. Mango and peach jump out. Lots of tropical.
T. Tons of mango and other tropical notes. Sweet finish with no real bitterness.
F. Light on the carbonation. Medium mouthfeel with sweet finish.

Best beer I have ever had? Quite possibly.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a fresh one canned 12/31/15 and marked "Merry New Year" along with the date! Was my second TH (After Green). Great lacing and amazing aromas. Taste was a little too sweet for me and I ended up liking the Green better. Great great brew nonetheless. TH knows its stuff and wish I was living nearer. Lots of candied orange on the taste with mild bitterness like grapefruit peel.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fine east coast style IPA. I've only been lucky enough to try a few brews from Treehouse but they have all lived up to the hype. This one does as well. Nice hop hit up front but a little more subdued than some others. Wonderful fruity flavor throughout with nice mouth feel. Very tasty brew. Not the best I've had, but a great brew that I will seek out in the future. Cheers

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Photo of BillErickson
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Hazy orange. Not too dark... or as my buddy put it "not murky"

Smell - So many fruits: orange, mango, grapefruit.

Taste - not sure if this will make any sense but this is creamy AND juicy. Also, it's bold yet balanced. Obviously the orange stands out, but the are also some other bold fruit flavors but nothing overpowering.

Moth Feel - wow, exceptional! Perfect for this beer, nice and thick but not overdone.

Overall this is simply one of my favorites. It's a tasty IPA that's not overly bitter. Fruity, yet not sweet at all. Tree House is an amazing brewery and this is their most popular one... and for good reason.

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

Fruity or as those who've had it call it "a juicy IPA". Juicy flavor explodes on your taste buds. You can still taste the hops. Great texture. One of the best from my favorite brewery.

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

To start off, I want to say this beer is in my top 3 beers of all time. Im pouring a fresh can into a HF tulip glass, the head is off white creamy and settles down to a very rich lacing. The nose is just pure tropical juice and bright fresh hops. I smell more of an orange/tangerine than the typical grapefruit. The color is an unfiltered hazy opaque orange. The taste is definite tropical fruit with some pine coming through. I can tell there is a massive amount of hops in the whirlpool and dry hop bill. Being unfiltered the mouthfeel is just awesome. Really creamy and has a rich feel as it goes to the back of the palate. As soon as I swallow a sip I have to have another one. Overall, this is a beer which is a must have for anyone who proclaims themselves a hop head! Hands down one of the best Ive ever had. That's a big statement.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, packaged on 10/27/15. "Live wild" on the bottom of the can.

Pale amber and cloudy, almost murky, with a big, creamy, persistent white head. Good lacing on the glass too. The aroma is heavy on the hops, but you knew that already. Citrus, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and peach come to mind. Faint grainy malts in the background, but make no mistake, this is all about showcasing the hops. Long lasting, juicy hop flavor that makes for a bitter finish. That being said, it's smooth on the palate. Medium-full bodied and chewy, with a bit of warmth as it goes down.

This beer is bright and fruity, to say the least. Probably better suited for the summertime, as opposed to a cool winter night. I prefer hoppy beers to be a little cleaner than the new breed of cloudy IPAs that are being produced, however a massively fruity IPA such as this is a rare treat to indulge in. Thank you, Ian, for not one, but two cans of this excellent brew!

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

The orange flavor is less my thing, as I prefer the resin flavor profile, but this is a great beer that does this to the fullest. Cloudy haze, with a refreshing mouthfeel.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer. This pours so thick and cloudy like orange juice with tons of hops and citrus on the nose. I drank this within 2 weeks of canning and it made a difference for sure. Tons of happiness and great flavors all around.

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Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I hadn't been to Tree House since they stopping by their original location a few times a few years back, until I had a chance to stop by while in western Mass today. I picked up some cans of Julius, canned today, and opened one right when I got home--doesn't get much fresher than that.

L: hazy golden-orange, the color of the can. I don't mind haziness in my IPAs, and this is one of the hazier ones I've seen, but without any murkiness.

S: Not as strong as I expected, but very nice--mango, melon, citrus, lots of fruit, only the slightest glancing hint of alcohol once it warms. Not getting much in the way of breadiness or any other characteristic malty attributes.

T: Wow. They weren't kidding: mango, passionfruit, papaya, tangerine--tropical fruit abounds. There's a bit more of a biscuity background here than in the smell, but it's still very faint. This is easily one of--if not the--juiciest IPAs I've ever had, an extremely drinkable one at that. Very little piney or grassy notes, and almost no bitterness really. This puts to shame all the grapefruit-added IPAs that seem to be all over the place these days.

F: Surprisingly creamy, with very little bite or bitterness; medium-bodied, almost silky; and very soft carbonation.

O: Lovely. As my wife said, "This may be my new favorite beer."

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Photo of 11JON11MO
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another Great Brew from Tree House. Love the Beer and the Brewery.

Very Rich Orange aroma - the aroma is fantastic, not too complex just a bust you in the face Orange citrus hopped up beer.

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Photo of RJQ3
4.57/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 12/9/15 16 oz. can into a tulip glass. Pours out a cloudy orange color with a thick off white foamy head. Aroma was a bit subdued, was expecting more but what I did get was all tropical fruit hints. Taste was all tropical citrus flavors and finished so smooth like drinking a carbonated tropical juice drink. Only negative was the lack of bitter bite, otherwise a great great beer. Mouth feel was incredible, silky but somewhat thick and smooth. Overall, great beer but was expecting a bit more.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best IPAs (and beers) out there. There is so much citrus from the hops but there is a huge presence of biscuit from the malt. It's hard to believe this beer is only 6.8%. Well done Tree House. This beer is worth actively seeking out.

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Photo of Hutch76
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - golden haze that has an inch of foam.
taste - smooth drinking with taste of peaches and mango. Also a little bit of the piney but not enough to be overwhelming.
Smell - a wonderfully put together array of peaches, mango, and orange.
Feel - smooth like Billy D Williams
This is a must have for the all beer lovers.

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Photo of Myotus
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A massive thanks to Pearpicker for this generous gift. I don't ever drink canned beers nor do I like them, but when someone's gives you a Julius, you can't ignore that. So here goes my first canned review...

Poured at 45°F from a can (I couldn't make out the smeared date on the bottom) into a Spiegelau IPA glass Consumed on 14Dec15.
LOOK: Pours with 3 fingers worth of dense, white foam that begins transforming beautifully as the time passes. After 1 minute, the foam becomes very rocky and spacious. After 1 minute and 20 seconds, dissipation begins to kick in leaving behind extremely thick lacing. At 3 and a half minutes, the half fingers worth of foam that is left has returned to its condensed state. Orange in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. The rising bubbles that can be seen are at the base of the glass where it is slightly less cloudy than the rest of the beer, are both small and very small in size and subtle in quantity. Lacing is very thick in and high in quantity.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peaches, mangos, guava, ans papaya balance beautifully with mild aromas of piney hops, oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and sweet bready malts. A hint of bitter hop aromas can also be detected, but they further add balance to this gorgeous aroma.
TASTE: Strong peach, mango, guava, and papaya flavors enter initially as very strong orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors immediately follow. There is a slight tartness to the citrus flavors that I have not encountered before with other IPAs. It is very pleasant. Mild piney hop flavors and subtle sweet bready malt flavors enter the palate next as peach, mango, guava, and papaya flavors grow slightly stronger. Subtle bitter hop flavors make their debut and quickly grow to mild as all previous flavors persist in strength.
FEEL: This is somewhere between light-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is subtle. Goes down creamy and incredibly smooth. Finishes with a mild dryness.
NOTE: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I have finally found an IPA better than Yellow Rose. The fruit flavors dominated and I loved it. What really got me was the tartness from the citrus flavors. It reminded me of drinking a nice glass of orange juice.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
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