Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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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 6.8% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Cloudy orange body. Nice amount of head at first pour that gave way to a slight ring of head and some lacing while drinking the beer.

S: The hops come out in a tropical way. Picking out smells of oranges and grapefruit.

T: Getting the tropical smells again on the taste. Grapefruit, oranges, and mangos seem to be the largest tastes of the beer.

M: Very soft silky mouthfeel. Very little carbonation tingle coming out on the beer. Extremely smooth drinking beer. Possibly the best part of an awesome beer.

O: Top notch beer. Easily one the best beers I have drank. The mouthfeel, in my opinion, stands above the other areas of an phenominal beer.

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Photo of Nace4
4.87/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MustangPauli
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sulldaddy
4.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pouring a cold can into a snifter. The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a bleached white creamy head of 1.5cm. The foam fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer and leaves clingy lattice on the sides of my glass after each sip. Some bubbles stick to the bottom of my glass instead of rising to the surface.
The aroma is big and juicy right from the pour with peaches and mango dominant also orange citrus notes rising from my glass. Definitely sweet and fruity right form the start.
The first sip reveals very fine tingly carbonation rolling across my palate. Silky smooth texture with a medium body, very soft mouthfeel on this beer. Easy to drink fairly quickly without really noticing my glass getting empty.
Flavor is all fruit with peach and mango mixing with orange citrus notes. Generally a sweet beer from start to finish with no hints of the booze and only a little bit of biscuity malt comes through as I sample the beer.
The top example of the NE IPA?

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned on 10/24/17.
A: Pours a cloudy, dark orange color with one inch plus, white head displaying clearing and, good retention. Rings of lacing evident all the way down the glass.
S: A bouquet of oranges and mangos from hops predominate.
T: Semi-sweet with palate basically following the nose closely. Bitterness appropriately understated.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy with an unusually crisp finish.
O: This is as close an approach to a Mimosa as a beer is capable of. A pleasure and a gift, but not just for breakfast any more. Kudos to the master brewer.

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Photo of Ryanbonardi508
4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Treyliff
4.62/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16oz can poured Into a tulip
Canned 10/24/17

A- pours a murky dark orange color with one-finger creamy white head that has good retention after the pour

S- aroma bursts of bright fresh tropical and citrus hops; mango, passionfruit, cantaloupe, orange pith, grapefruit & peach gummy ring candy

T- fresh bright citrus and tropical hops follow the nose with notes of orange pith, mango, passionfruit, grapefruit peel & ripe melon. Mid-palate gives just a trace of sweetness that brings out the flavor of peach gummy ring candy. The finish is juicy and citrusy and lingers dry with a hint of citrus zest

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp dry finish, super drinkable

O- crushable and juicy, plenty of citrus hops without being too bitter, outstanding

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Not a bad day for Dr. J" 10/24/17 opened on 11/1/17

When I first cracked open the can, and gave it a sniff, all I could think of was some freshly ground up cannabis. Very "herbal" indeed! It smells like a "Haze" cannabis strain. Spicy, herbal, fresh and tangy with citrus, pineapple, black pepper. Wickedly unique and aromatic hop aroma. Smells like a wet and dry hop IPA. Once I poured it out, the hops developed many aromatic layers to the nose. Julius gets about as stanky as a good IPA can get.

Pours out a hazy, opaque orange and gold color. A very healthy, clumpy and lacy white foam stands high and proud, recedes slow. Lines of lace all around.

The very light bodied malted barley reminds me of a pilsner or golden ale, crisp and earthy toned, which allows this seriously unique hop flavor to fully flourish. The hops taste very fresh, "wet-hopped" style complexity with a very "dry-hopped" earthy and herbal finish. Golden grains of barley and wheat seem to pop out of the malt with multiple Layers of earthy, grainy and peppery hops. Grapefruit, citrus, green veggies and sour candy is found in the hops as the flavor rolls on, changing with every sip.A woody, earthy and grassy layer present in the hop. Complexity in the hops and balance with the light malt effect are highlights.

A crisp, changing to a thick, smooth (perhaps a bit cloying) and full feel and body is very unique and rather impressive. Clearly unfiltered, the body is full of thick, chunky and grainy ingredients. A classic new wave New England style IPA that is not setting the standard, but maintaining it righteously.

The first Tree House offering I had was Green. Which I thought gave Heady Topper a run for the money. Julius has a thicker, bolder body and very earthy hop charecter in comparison.; leaving you with some long, sour malty tones and tangy, sour hop cone after effects. A seriously, robust and thick body with a psychedelic blend of malts and day-glo hops.

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

Photo of HopLeviathan
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hawkeyejam
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look- Hazy glass of very beautified full bodied orange

Smell- Citrus forward. Very much like tangerine rind with undertones of tropical fruit

Taste- Bitter Citrus. Not much of a bite.but nice tangerine/pineapple combo

Feel- Here is the true winner of this beer. Great carbonation and thickness. A real mouthful every sip

Overall- Another great offering from Treehouse. I would love to drink this everyday and very impressive for a single IPA. Not my favorite from them but everyone should try this one

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - creamy thick tannish orange color with a good sticky white head
Smell - So much citrus with some mango, very tropical!
Taste - Easy going supper fruity citrus like tangerine and grapefruit along with some mango as noted with the scent. Very well balanced but not bitter.
Feel - Medium body with a light carbonation
Overall - Very fruity, well balanced, not bitter beer.

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Photo of IPAExpert69
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this on draft at the brewery and needless to say it's definitely worth the hype. Probably the best beer I've had in years.
L: Just a beautiful, cloudy, orange masterpiece. 5.069
S: Explodes with passionfruit and citrus notes, smacks you in the face. 5.069
T: Just what every NEIPA strives to be. Hop BOMB with incredible fruit flavor. Refreshing as hell and chock filled with juicy hoppy goodness. 5.069
F: Thick unfiltered perfection. 5.069
O: 5.069, a perfect beer that I'll be chasing cans of for the distant future. MAKE THE TRIP IT'S WORTH IT!

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Photo of deonreds
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Qdubb
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaxon53
4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chong0
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite and most consistent of the tree house. Just overall the most delicious and changes your palate forever

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Photo of Maudrey
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vylo
4.14/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 4,118 ratings