Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: New England 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.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 723 | Ratings: 4,614
Photo of NiceTaps
4.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured in to a teko glass, 28 days of age.

Frosted and cloudy orange color with a light and airy cap, 1F of white foam. Subtle micro bubble action. Modest lacing.

Lots of orange and grapefruit up front ; some mango, light malt, alcohol, and tropical fruits.

Mango, orange, citrus, light and dry barley. A little bit of yeast and sour.

Smooth and robust at once. Fruity, slightly juicy. there's malt backbone. Hop tang and a lasting dry finish.

A successful effort that avoids the "juiced-up juice" trap. I get the hops and the malt. It's a beer!

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Photo of Thundermuscle78
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, copper orange color.

Smells like a peeled orange with a hint of sour hops.

Unbelievable orange and mango flavor with almost no bitterness and a perfectly clean finish.

Super drinkable and sets the bar for all new England IPAs.

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Photo of JRG281
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours burnt orange and you definitely want to pour the haze from the bottom of the can. Nice bit of foam. My ratings by number overrate this beer (for me). Each number is true on it's own, but I don't think this beer measures up to other Tree House offerings. This beer IS responsible for my switch back to IPA's after not liking Heady Topper and some other New England craft beers. But I usually have Green, Hurricane, Alter Ego, and Doppleganger in the fridge. This one would sit 'til those are gone except that so many friends LOVE it. I would say, "buy it, enjoy it, it is an amazing beer. But it isn't the best IPA in the world."

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.27/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(1 pint can, dated 10/13/18...poured into a fat Trillium tulip glass)

L: impenetrably opaque, cloudy peach-orange liquid; thick, rocky-spongy pad of off-white foam on pour, collapsed into chunky, messy collar, also leaving some thick, crusty combs of lace... after foam settled, a thick, ominous slug of sediment with final couple oz... only a little lace beneath the original pour line

S: grapefruit, pine, wet spring grass... pulpy navel orange slowly, but boldly soon enters... orange powdered sugar; faint spike of alcohol emerges, twisting into a floral spicy eau de vie color... overall dominant aroma is orange pith; later a urinal-cake note emerges

T: dry, heavily floral, with a mellow mimosa(drink)-like alcohol at the back and a brief swell of an orange-y shortbread malt in the finish... subtle simple-syrup sweetness upon second sip... once dregs in, a little nutty yeast note in the tail, slight accentuation of leafy bitterness... lasting aftertaste is of floral-infused, naked-yeasty-unsweetened pancake, dusted with grapefruit powder

F: only slightly more pillowy and silty than an unfiltered weizen... alcohol and bitterness leave a glowing warmth at the back of the palate; only lightly abrasive... sudsy/foamy wash going through, but a good bit of gas rising back up

O: my 2nd NEIPA - first since HT a few years back... relatively full-flavored - but I'm sure there's more complex, nuanced, dynamic examples out there... its balanced dryness, stealth nicely-balanced bitterness, and humming floral aftertaste sticks out most

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Photo of Amendm
4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A strong pour was needed for a 1/3 finger sized off white short lived foamy head. Irregular punctuation mark lacing, the head quickly shrunk to a ring. Labeled can, blue green dot, 11/02/18, is this too fresh?
Turbid, translucent pale yellow straw color, pineapple/grapefruit juice mix in front of light.
Fresh hop smell with yeast esters and citrus rinds in the background.
The taste starts a little bit tart from piney hops as a semi-sweet juiciness and maltiness, enrichens the middle. There is remnant yeast present that adds to the richness. The finish is semi-dry with a funky grass twinge and a spicy, peppery bite. A fresh hoppy aftertaste lingers a bit.
Medium light body, lower than average CO2, alcohol is barely perceptible.
Dangerously quaffable, smooth and balanced. Malt, yeast, hops and citrus fruit, all so fresh tasting.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jon, thank you so much for this can. You're the best!

Pint can dated 10/04/18 - poured into my trusty tulip, at 44F.

Pours a MILKY dark orange juice color. This is beyond the definition of "hazy"... This is creamy and murky looking. Absolutely gorgeous. Two fingers of eggshell white foamy whipped head, and very sticky lacing. Recedes very slowly to a creamy 1/5 inch head.

Nose is out of this world hoppy. Juicy tropical fruit, guava, mango, papaya, with big Mosaic-like blueberry notes up front. A pretty big dankness, some orange rind, a touch of pineapple, and a tiny hint of catty. It smells like the perfect (NE)IPA.

Palate is dank-as-all-hell and heavenly juicy hops. Oh my god. The hops. There's so much hop flavor. Hop oil. Hop resin. Huge pine essence, big citrus, tropical juice flavors of mango, pineapple, and papaya. There is a very faint malt sweetness upfront, but the vast hoppiness would lead you to think it'a more of a candied hop sweetness. It's extremely subtle, but definitely there. This is NOT a malty IPA, though. For the amount of piney resin flavor in here, there's hardly any bitterness at all. There's a good touch on the finish that takes this juice smoothie monster, and gently drys it out, leaving a chalky, hoppy resinous finish that lingers lovingly over the tongue. This is truly a world class IPA, and easily the best I've ever had.

Mouthfeel on this is luscious. It's thick and creamy and smooth and heavy, while still retaining a fairly medium body. As the name seems to imply, the mouthfeel on this is exactly like an orange julius (whipped orange juice, for anyone who's been under a rock).

Overall, I tried to ignore all the hype going into this, as it's my first Tree House beer, but I can honestly say it deserves every ounce of its world class ratings. I tried to down talk it and tell myself I'd be disappointed, and that it's just a regular old IPA. But I was blown away from the first sip. This is truly spectacular, and in a league entirely of its own. I have nothing bad to say about this. My ONLY single complaint is that this is my only can, and I can't get any more.

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Photo of Naughead
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've only rated one other beer 5's across the board, and that was a Double IPA. This is the best Low/Mid-ABV IPA out there, no doubt in my mind. Orange nose and flavors galore, and a joy to drink. This is a famous beer, and it lives up to its reputation. It is the standard to which all other juicy, NE-style single IPAs should strive. If you are seeking to enjoy the best that beers have to offer, Julius is the one to savor.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Massive citrus juice with plenty of Orange more so than mango. Nose and taste were big and pleasant. Great biscuity malt to back up the huge hops. Very drinkable but a bit bright vs soft on the carbonation. Then again could just be can vs draft.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

look: Hazy peachy orange. Have admired this in pics for a while and up close doesn't disappoint.
smell: Loads of citrus. Bursting with citrus.
taste: Similar to the nose, though a tad more muted. Mostly dry, a bit of bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.42/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a hybrid glass from a 16 oz can

A - a swampy cloud straw/orange with a half finger bright white frothy head and some lacing

S - Lots of citrusy hops, lots of fresh squeezed oj, very floral, lots of sweet island fruits and almost no yeast or booze on the nose.

T - bright hops (citrus), dry, slightly roasted and sweet malt/grains, island/tropical fruits and flowers, slight pine, cracker yeast and loaded with hops, hops and more hops.

M - Medium body, nice balance, nice complexity, medium acidity and medium carbonation.

D/O - This beer is tops when talking about drinkability, very easy to drink. Flavor is pretty neat and the smell gets crazy strong as it "warms". Velvety on the tongue and pairs well with chicken soup. Simple, easy to drink and pairs well, not really much else you can ask for, am I right?

Final thoughts - received this as a gift, so no price to go off of, I like the 6.8% ABV, but the KJ has a 8% and that is more my speed. Well worth a go or six.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one nice looking beer. Deep orange color, and super hazy. Big amount of thick white head with tons of lacing.
Citrus, mango and tropical fruits are the main smells.
Citrus dominates the taste here with some melon and tropical fruits. Also getting some mango flavors.
Has that insanely soft and smooth mouth feel that Treehouse seems to nail.
Really enjoying this beer.

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Photo of JASnyder
3.8/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall: I bought a mix pack at Treehouse. They're all delicious... BUT ALL THE SAME.
So, for the umpteenth time in a row..
Big foamy head.
Beautiful DEEEEEP peachy haze.
Smells of orange.
More bitter aftertaste than the rest of the beers.
For a "Flagship" beer, is actually not my favorite of the lot because of the aftertaste.

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

When this is dialed in, it's the bees knees! The first time I had it back in November 2014, it was top notch. And I am happy to report that they're back to that same level once again - aromatic, juicy and fruity, yet a nice hoppy bitterness in the back without being West coast-esque. Tasty!

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Photo of dzni
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into teku glass.

Deep, hazy orange, frothy white head.
Orange creamsicle on the nose.
Orangina taste with a really nice hop bitterness for balance. Almost what I would call minerality if I was reviewing a wine.
Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Appropriately named beer with dominant orange flavor, but no sort of cloying sweetness like you would expect. Very refreshing.

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Photo of ritter57
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good beer. I've been seeking good, craft beer for decades and this is in the upper echelon. I've had several from Tree House and it is honestly hard to distinguish one from another in terms of quality and, frankly, distinct character. Hate to say it but, you drink one Tree House beer and you've drank them all. But they are fantastic.

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Photo of metter98
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color—as you get closer to the bottom of the can the color becomes darker and murkier. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some specks of lacing down the sides.
S: Strong aromas of orange citrus and mangos are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate to strong flavors of orange citrus along with notes of mangos and hints of grapefruit. Only a bit of accompanying bitterness is present and no alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and juicy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is really packed with lots of aromas and flavors of hops. I found it very easy to drink, especially since it didn't seem that heavy on the palate.

Note: Canned on 8/17/2018

Serving type: can

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Photo of npolachek
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing IPA from Treehouse. Bursting with citrus and a non bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable 6.8% ABV, recommend a trip to the brewery in MA or a trade to taste this beer.

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

This beer pours a thick, milk shake, cloudy orange juice color, forming a 1-finger,creamy and rocky crown head. The smell is luscious citrus with an a creamy orange peel, mango, passion fruit, vanilla with a hint of pine. The taste is juicy with a creamy, zesty orange and stone fruit flavor with a medium mouthfeel and very little hop bitterness.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a pint glass. Given to me by a friend at work. His girlfriend brought it back from the NE. 08/14/18.

Pours milkshaky thick and cloudy with a big creamy/fluffy head and a lot of carbonation. The beer is a little oranger than the the yellow can. Smell is luscious hops and tropical fruit.

Taste is more luscious, hoppy, and tropical than the aroma. Nice bitter finish to make it refreshing.

Mouthfeel is a little conflicted -- it seems both thick and light. Overall, this is a very nice beer.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.17/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz. can that was canned on my birthday into a wine glass. This beer pours out and looks like a less bright orange juice, like maybe a natural orange juice and formed a perfect one finger dense and rocky crown. The smell is citrus and tangy with somewhat of a sweetness on the back, almost like a peach sweetness. The taste is the same thing but finishes with a dry cracker like element. I do want more bounce from it! Could use some more carbonation to make it shine for me. Overall, this was alright, and I do truly respect the balance that was brought, but I wanted more from it! Honestly a little disappointed...

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a lovely hazy orange with white head. Nose is awesome. Orange creamsicle, vanilla, a hint of pine. Very balanced and smooth on the nose. Taste is great. A slight bitterness is there, but mostly tropical notes of orange and banana. Maybe a touch of mango. Getting some citrus peel and pine for sure. Mouthfeel is spot on - medium bodied and a bit dry. Overall, a great balance and complexity in this hazy IPA.

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Photo of phillyfan9
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had a lot of IPAs, but this is probably my favorite. Very citrusy and smooth, it packs a punch but doesn't have a sharp flavor at all. Amazing brew

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Photo of Ronl12
4.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz into tulip.
Look is hazy golden. Smell is tropical orange pineapple papaya. Taste follows and is very balanced. Feel is nice and creamy.,Overall not much different than many of the TH offerings, but the flagship. A very good drink.

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Photo of BklynBryan
2.38/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Canned 07/10/18 and drank on 08/17/18. Idk this beer wasn't so good. Very bitter taste and not juicy at all. Thought it would be more flavorful like Lawson's Sunshine or Mikkeller Windy Hill. Oh well, maybe the can I had was starting to turn bad. Just over 1 month though Idk. The SMELL was kind of citrus like, but the TASTE didn't follow the nose. You win some, you lose some.

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Photo of Kraz
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer that made me want to start experimenting during the home brew. Everything it is made out to be, soft pillowy mouth. Taste of mango with a small malt backbone.

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