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:
530
Ratings:
3,409
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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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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Photo of Slack
4.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold in color with a fair amount of heads that settled to about an 1/8". Lacing is moderate to heavy as the beer was consumed.

Smell is piney resin, citrus - orange, grapefruit, and lemon, and some malty sweetness.

Taste is citrus and hoppy. Pineapple, mango, and orange come out as it warms. Malt sweetness is also present.

Mouthful is medium with medium carbonation, smooth. Finish is dry and lingering.

Overall I am surprised at how nice of an IPA this is. The flavors are bright and not overwhelming. The balance is there along with the drink ability. Very pleasurable. Seek out.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an unfiltered cloudy papaya color. Has a great aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavor is bright and hoppy. Notes of passion fruit and citrus. Has a slightly bitter hop aftertaste with a smooth clean mouthfeel. Overall this is super delicious.

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Photo of starclassic21
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The top IPA in the country and for a damn good reason.

Although I prefer Tree House Green over Julius, they're both world-class IPA's. What Tree House is doing is very, very special right now in the craft beer community. Big, soft flavors. Every beer is so delicious.

Pours a very hazy, bright orange color. Beautiful in a glass. Smells very potent of oranges, tangerines, orange creamsicle, orange cream soda, etc. Is this even beer?!

Wow. So flavorful on the pallet. Bright, tropical fruit and tangerine with the taste. Mild to medium bitterness on the back end. So smooth, so drinkable, so crushable. Medium sweetness (but with a high hop/low malt profile, which I prefer in an IPA). A bit of mango flavors come out as the beer warms up. Really something special.

Mouthfeel is near perfect. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. That of a stout, almost. Really makes this beer all that much more special.

I prefer the flavor profile of Tree House Green a bit more, but to me, this beer is near perfect.

100/100

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Photo of KMachHops
4.87/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 11-23-15
Look: It looks like orange cream soda. The froth looks creamy and color was as orange as the can with haziness. This maybe the most unique looking IPA. Hard to believe this color comes naturally.
Smell: Tons of tropical and citrus. Smell is like no other beer.
Taste: A lot like the smell. Mangoes and papayas with some oranges. Finishes sweet.
Feel: Perfect carbonation, and small bite of bitterness at the end.
Overall: This maybe slightly better than Alter Ego. Very easy drinking. Thanks @sims55bfb.

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

Pours cloudy light orange with a small white head. Love it.
After pouring into nice pint glass the aroma comes at me from far away - frankly reminds me of the first Heady I cracked. Great fuity nose. It smells "sweet" if that is possible. Orange/tangerine.
Mouthfeel is sooth, perfect carbonation for an IPA.
Taste: First hit is fruity, orange, orange zest (nit pithy at all!). Beautifully integrated, smooth. Nice long finish with a bit of bitterness. Mango comes through on my 4th sip.
Immensely enjoyable. I've had Heady, SOS, Nelson, Pliney, Zombie and lots of other big money DIPA/IPA's. This one feels very different and right there with any of them. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks like a hefeweizen. Nose is decent. But cot' dam' it tastes good. All the dank hop bite but very little bitterness. Smooth, with citrus notes.

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Photo of monkeybone7504
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imagine a mist of pure aromatic mango and passion fruit hops with some orange scattered about.
Then the mist passes through a soft fluffy cloud of sweet fluffy wheat beer and sticks all over it.
No hopppy bite in the least- no alcohol residue period.

If Katy Perry was dancing on this cloud- wearing a candy bikini I would sell my soul twice.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally get to try the pinnacle of Tree House beers. Shared a can with my brother. Pours a cloudy orange, amazing aroma. Taste reminds me of Heady. A little more bitter in finish than desired.

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Photo of stakem
4.12/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Kegatron for the share on this pounder can. Heard lots of good things and was excited to try this freshy last month. It appears a chalky orange color with white head that fades leaving stringy lace.

It smells of orange juice and slight herb garden feel to counter the fruity hop qualities. This tastes pithy and pulpy with zesty rinds reminescent of orange juice with herbal aspect and a cooling menthol sort of thing in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. Pretty nice stuff but I dont understand the craze and justification to line up for hours just to pay a hefty price for a couple cans. Regardles im super appreciative to get to try this.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.87/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Glowing orange opaque smoothie like color
Oranges galore but also some kern mango juice
Orange zest, ripe mango, piney bitterness
Smooth velvety mouthfeel
Now I understand the hype. It's super balanced and offers the best an ipa give!

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

WOW. Lucky enough to have a friend share a can with me. Magnificent IPA.

appearence: very opaque orange-yellow, super hazy frosty look to it

smell: orange, mango , tangerine , citrus

taste: incredible. sooo juicy. Full of orange/nectarine flavor but still maintains its slightly bitter start.

feel: thick smooth orangeness.

Either the best or 2nd best beer I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Johtro
4.31/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Holy haze! Never seen a non-homebrew this thick
Smell: Strong floral like any fresh IPA
Taste: Wow, did not expect the mango (I did't read the can first), great finish and linger.

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Photo of Notserp107
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look : Thick murky orangish yellow
Smell : Strong citrus (Orange/grapefruit) notes light mange and pine sent
Taste : Strong citrus with mild pine resin (not to sappy)
Feel : Creamy thickness

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

Opened another can of Julius to enjoy during the football game. The smell is a fantastic mixture of orange and apricot. The look is that of a orange-red-brown and slightly cloudy with micro bubbles. The taste is a perfect, juicy, complex smack to the taste buds and its drinkability is making it difficult to save any in the fridge for another day. One of my favorites.

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Photo of DannyS
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can poured into 16oz. CLBC/Jameson snifter

Look - almost opaque orange with half a finger of bright white head that fizzles into a foam collar. Spotty lacing. Looks raw, rustic, and untamed. What NE/VT-style IPA should look like.

Smell - sweet citrus rind, cut grass, and pine. I've gotta dig for it, but it's an appropriate bouquet.

Taste - Orange orange orange! Nice hit of bitter to start, mellowing into bright, sweet orange rind and pine. Definitely not the most intense flavor hit I've had on an IPA, but still quite good. Gonna be belching orange peel all night.

Feel - I get that soft carbonation is their thing but I so wish this was fizzier. Mouthfeel is thick, velvety, and smooth nonetheless.

Overall - Perhaps I had spent too much time riding the hype train for this one, but it was actually a tad below my expectations. Don't get me wrong; I thoroughly enjoyed it, don't regret buying it at all, and would gladly buy it again if I were in the area and had an hour to kill waiting in line, but I went in expecting to be bludgeoned with oranges and got something much more well-rounded instead. Still recommend it if you can get it.

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

Poured 11/28/15 from a 64oz growler that was filled at the brewery on 11/27/15, into a large mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep cloudy gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong citrus flavor along with notes of caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering floral hops bitterness comes in. The hops bitterness is comparatively weak at first but it strengthens as you continue to drink the beer. The malt character is heart and brings an excellent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is quite clean for the style.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Patrick. Canned 11/05.

Pouring a hazy orange with a dense dirty white head with very good retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is a giant blend of tropical fruit with mango, papaya, passionfruit , cooked oranges, fleshy, pulpy and delicious. Doughy malt is present. The palate opens with a riot of hop flavor, just tons and tons of fruit. Mango, peach, papaya, baked oranges galore with a definite doughy malt character, a little bit like cereal? Not unlike other New England IPAs I've has on this trip east, it's a little messy, lacking in the clean bitterness that ties together all the hop flavors. What bitterness is present is a little minty/ spruce like, interesting but a touch unfocused. Medium in body with a beautiful creamy carbonation, this beer had a long finish, mostly fruity with a little bitterness on the finish. Interestingly, the bitterness does also have a mild astringency, mildly aspirin like. Solid. I'd drink a ton if I could.

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Photo of BeerZombies1
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16oz Can!

Appearance - Murky orange hue.

Smell - Citrus and dank.

Taste - Citrus and dank. Delicious.

Feel - Perfect carbonation. Medium attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Very good IPA! Highly recommended!

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Photo of GregA135
4.91/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one juicy IPA! Loved this beer, for being an IPA it was super easy to drink, perfect amount of hops and bitterness. Poured a cloudy burnt orange color; smelled of citrus, orange, tropical fruits; tasted amazing! Had bits of mango, orange, and grapefruit taste. Everything about this beer is perfect! I need more Tree House in my life!

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.53/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Nov-11-15


A:
Pours a thick pulpy-cloudy orange-gold with a big three + fingers of frothy beige that settles to a scummy cap. Good retention; sticky dirty-looking lacing. (4.25)

S:
Fruity and bright. Tropical fruits, cracker, green slightly herbal funk. (4.25)

T:
Mango puree and piney weed. Macerated papaya, lime, passion fruit, spruce tips, mango, orange creamsicle, tropical bubbilicious, slightly herbal bitterness in the finish. (4.75)

M:
Smooth, soft, creamy, medium body, light-medium carbonation, very drinkable. (4.5)

O:
Really amazing beer.
This is a nice looking, nice smelling, great tasting/feeling IPA that will make you wonder how so much fruit flavor can come from little green buds on a vine. It pours pretty nice out of an attractive can. The immediate punch of hops hits you upon opening the can. The aroma is subtle but layered with lots of tropical fruit and some earthy green backbone. The flavor, though, is incredible. Sweet and thick, creamy and soft there is tons of mango, some mandarin, overripe melon, pungent pine/herbs/marijuana. The whole thing drinks like a milkshake and makes you want to just slam it.
What I find impressive here is the balance. Every feature seems to be cranked to 11, but I don't think anything really steals the show or overshadows the rest (although there is a wave of mango and dank, bitter "pungentnessness" at the end of each swallow.). Every sip brings a wave of experience and each time I thought it would overwhelm. All it does is make you want more. I could seriously chug the can (and I'm no Bluto--Animal House, not Popeye).
I would absolutely have this one again. Worth searching for until you find it.
Made me audibly groan upon smelling/tasting it. (4.5)

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

Cracked open a can and poured into a Tree House tulip.

Look: A murky burnt orange hue. 1/2 inch head that dissipates. Lacing on the glass.

Smell: Dank citrus with a little pine. Certainly lives up to the name with a lot of orange juice and orange zest/rind on the nose. Tropical fruits as well.

Taste: Citrus, mostly orange, bready malts with lightly lingering bitterness. I liken it to biting into an orange -- skin and all. Bitter, juicy, delicious.

Feel: Mellow carbonation creates an almost creamy mouthfeel. Coats your palate sip after sip with a light bitterness.

Overall: I'm spoiled, because this is truly a world-class IPA that is pretty easy to get a hold of if you live in MA like I do. Stands up to most of the big dogs in its style. Always a treat.

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

Hazy golden orange color. Beige head. Lace.

Very juicy and hoppy. Mango papaya and grapefruit.

Light bitterness. Light to medium bodied.

So much flavor for such an easy drinking. Very well done.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
4.64 out of 5 based on 3,409 ratings.
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