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 6.5% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
3,354
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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2,240
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1,112
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Photo of Nickcal
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Everyone says it and its true, just an incredibly big juice bomb. So very juicy. Beautiful citrus smell and color. This could be a bushel of fermented oranges that were then squeezed into a can, and I think most people would believe it. Screams everything orange.

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Photo of Yourahoser
4.49/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Just fantastic. Cloudy and orange. Loads of citrus fruit flavor. Just a touch of sweetness on back end. Easy to drink with just a touch of bitter.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a chalky-bright, rich orange, cloudy haze with a one finger head. Smells like fruit, tropical juice, mango, pineapple and orange. Taste is incredibly crisp and refreshing. Lots of bursting citrus followed by a lean bitterness, fading into bready malt. Wonderfully balanced. Leaves your mouth with a mild peppery zest and clean aftertaste. Insanely drinkable. Airs just slightly on the thinner/lighter side, but hardly worth mentioning. If this glass was bottomless it's hard to say when you'd ever put it down. This beer lives up to every bit of the hype.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.96/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 1 pint can into a Rhode Island Brewfest IPA glass.

The color is a very hazy orange with some nice light orange to yellow highlight around the edges. There is three fingers of foamy white head and some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The aroma is very fruity with some juicy orange flavor and some nice tangerine. There some great lemon, peach, apple, banana, and even some green grape. There also is a light grassy note that is toward the back but slightly present throughout the nose.

The taste is fruity and slightly tangy with a candy-like flavor. There is more juicy fruit flavor here that takes your senses for a ride. There are hints or tangerine, navel orange, and some banana Now & Later thrown into the mix. There is a sugary sweetness that is like an orange flavored Pixie stick at both ends of the palette as soon as this beer hits the tongue.

The feel of this beer is big and bright with a nice drinkable feel. There is a really nice smoothness here that makes this goes by easy and even when the alcohol tries to make a presence the flavor distracts from things getting too heavy. A really great and tasty IPA,

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Photo of macher0
4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours bright copper with orange hues. Slightly frothy egg-shell head with low retention. Cloudy but not particles. Spotty laces. The nose is orange zest to start, then hoppy bitterness and nectarine. The taste starts with a hop bite that goes to very nice notes of orange zest, nectarine, malt, and ends with a crisp hop bite. This is not over juicy but more bitter, like orange rinds. This is smooth, moderate carb, and moderate body.

This is a phenomenal beer. This is at the top of my list, worth the hype, worth the price, worth the hassle. The orange is there but not sweet, it's zesty

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Photo of Sandalwood
4.63/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy murky orange peach color, with a thin off-white head. There is a bit of carbonation and some lacing. The odor is powerful, IPA, peach, orange, grapefruit, apricot, tropical fruits, passion fruit, clove, a little bit of pine. The taste is crisp, citrus, fruity, orange, grapefruit, apricots, juicy, floral, slightly grassy, slight spice, slight bitterness throughout.

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

A magnificent, citrus, somewhat thicker, legendary IPA. What a beer! Find this, buy this, seek this out as it is a masterpiece in the World of craft beer.

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Photo of bjmartin14
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/12/15 I believe:

Julius poured a murky, copper gold color with a frothy white head that has decent retention, and leave sticky lacing on the glass. The nose was pretty awesome; aromas of mango, papaya, malty sweetness, and hints of orange undertones (not as much as you'd expect from the can's labeling). The flavor profile is similar to the smell, but a little subdued, and sweet. My favorite part about this beer was the mouthfeel. Super creamy! A+ on that. Overall, I thought this beer was great, but I've had several different offerings that I prefer. Still was a treat to enjoy minus the slight disappointment.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer really is absolutely fantastic. It is the pinnacle of what has been christened the New England IPA style. It is unbelievably fruity and easily drinkable. This is one of those beers where every sip you go "oh my god, oh my god." It has a beautiful translucent orange color, somewhat like orange juice, it smells and tastes like near-perfection. One of the best IPA's I've ever had.

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Photo of Phillip13
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A great IPA. This beer has a unbelievable taste from start to finish. It pours a wonderful orange haze into the glass with a citrus flavor that is as smooth and sweet with just a incredible bitter aftertaste. Just about the best beer I have ever had. ENJOY!

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Photo of QueefLatina
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I have had this 3 times now, can, growler, and then growler again.

A: An orange haze, about half an inch of head, retaining well.

S: tropical goodness, lots of orange, mango, papaya.

T: A little hop bitterness up front, slight orange taste, lots of malt flavor, and not very balanced. This leans more towards the malty side, with you wishing there was more of this orange hop flavor that the can suggests.

M: very creamy, moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a huge let-down. I went into acquiring this beer with huge expectations, and thought that maybe my canned version was sub-par so I sought out the growler version. A good IPA at best, don't believe the hype, go after Tree House's other awesome offerings like the Curiosity series, Haze, Double Shot or the elusive Good Morning.

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Photo of Aduff860
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heaven in a glass or in a can! Julius delivers on the hype. Truely wonderful beer. Not overly bitter, definitely a ton of citrus and tropical fruits in there.

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Photo of Borkman18
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoying a fresh one from todays release on Treehouses' 3rd anniversary! My new fav. So much mango, papaya. A hint of cracker malt and then bam!!! You get a solid kick of bitterness. Well done.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 06/11/15 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one, finally got to try it. 16 oz. can into a tulip.

Pours a hazy orangish-yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus hops, fruity malts, oranges, mangos, zest, pine hops, taste is lightly bitter. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, some light bitterness.

Overall a very, very good beer, but I actually prefer their Hazy and Double Shot. The nose is outstanding, while the taste is a little less tropical and lightly bitter. Would buy it all the time if I could.

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Photo of pinkard19
4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I describe it as the best orange Witbier combined with the best IPA. And you get JULIUS. amazing aroma of orange and other tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose with the slightest malt and bitterness to balance off one of the best IPAs ever produced!

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Photo of timc100
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

After the pilgrimage to Tree House and several growlers and cans of Julius, I feel ready to write a review of the best IPA I've had.

Beautiful hazy, bright, glowing orange with a pure white head. Truly incredible aroma of orange juice and zest, mango, and several other lighter colored citrus fruits. Some juicy strawberry comes through as well when it opens. There is a backdrop of dank pine and very, very slight resin. Almost no malt at all - just a slight breadiness that lays the foundation for the explosion of hop flavors.

They are working magic out there in Monson

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark orange, golden honey. Nectary.

S: Rich, over ripened mango. Tons of citrus and skunk pine.

M: Smooth, crisp, light-med body and refreshing.

T: Orange, tangerine, apricot, mango. Pine earthiness. Grapefruit peel and some hop florals. Lives up to expectations.

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

Essentially one of the most drinkable IPA's i've ever had. It's smooth, fruity like biting into an orange peel.

I get notes of passion fruit, orange skin, mango, maybe even some pinapple.

Very bright citrus notes with just the right amount of hopiness and carb. It would be perfect to lay by the pool and sip on this on a hot sunny day. I french pressed some blackberry and blueberry into it and it just brought out more of the fruit.

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Photo of M_chav
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- dark brown/orange - assumptions are a B - still very pretty but this wasn't as beautiful as advertised
S - Damn, this is excellent- again just sweet sweet nectar
T - Appropriately named, this thing is straight juice. awesomely smooth - tons of orange, passion fruit mixed in a blender with added alcohol that is almost nonexistent.
M - forget it, hands down one of the smoothest IPAs ever consumed. Maybe under carbonated(?) my only half-complaint
O - It's orange and beautiful and beer - BUT it's maybe its too juicy, I prefer the sticky/dank smell and taste..just my own taste preference, still an incredible beer.

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: pretty, dark orange with. Bone white head that leaves a good deal of lacing and a sizable collar
S: ripe, juicy oranges, some darkness
T: same as the nose, juicy sweetness, with just a touch of pith. refreshing. Like biting into an orange slice during halftime at a soccer game.
F: again, juiciness dominates. Light, but with some body from the sweetness. Some dank and pithy bitterness comes on the finish.
O: excellent. As close to an orange beer as you can get without actual oranges added.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got a can of this on a trade as an extra. Very simple cool can. Basically a silver tin can with a simple orange logo. Poured into a glass. Very cloudy pale straw body. Smells so good. Lots of citrus in the aroma. Just amazing aroma. Big fruity taste. Tons of citrus and orange come though. Fairly bitter as well. Absolutely excellent beer.

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

Again I got this one from Hopsouras when he was on a business trip up in the NE. He said it had just rolled off the canning line when he was there and sent it express to me! Unbelievable! And it is Beeradvocates #1 American IPA. (I agree!)

A - Awesome dark orange color. Completely opaque with a perfect, fine white head and incredible lacing.

S - Super pungent hop fragrance with lots of orange, mango, pineapple, pine, and dankness. Absolutely amazing in the nose. Just like the best IPA should smell like. No getting around it there is a ton of hops squeezed into this beer.

T - Unbelievable flavor with the strongest orange, tangerine, passion fruit hop character predominant followed by mango, pineapple, dank, and pine notes. It is very smooth and refreshing with a light malt sweetness in the middle but very minimal compared to the hop blast. The hop bitterness is also present but not a wrecker like a DIPA, really just a nice palate cleanser.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Perfect IPA feel with enough resin and malt to give it a good body but enough carb and bitterness to keep it crisp and refreshing.

Overall, I would agree with most tasters and say that this is the best (SINGLE) IPA I've ever had. Like I said the tremendous orange hop character is awesome and there is still a ton of tropical fruits, pine, and resin to really make your taste buds pop! The body and balance is great with the malt backbone. The bitterness is clean and crisp without any bite. I definitely stress the "single" IPA aspect since there isn't the alcohol, thickness, or bitter bite that comes with a DIPA but make no mistake they used "DOUBLE" the hops for this awesome beer!

Glass- Tulip

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

Get some ASAP! Juicy hazey orange in appearance. Frothy head that slowly fades only if u drink slowly. Smells of fruit juice perfume and dank hops.. Great rep of the hop cone. Great job fellas!

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.17/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To be completely upfront on my review:

This was acquired in a trade that was 'completed' around Jan 20, 2015 -- sent USPS. The package 'disappeared' from the tracking info within two weeks. They told the shipper it was gone, undeliverable, discarded.

Well, it showed up on my doorstep on May 19, 2015, box smashed to hell. BUT!! This one, the one I was looking forward to most in the beermail, made it! I didn't expect much, hell...a growler, 4 months old, undoubtedly sitting somewhere not refrigerated for the longest time...but then, I popped the cap after a night's chill in my fridge.

*slight gush* Oh my....there's still carb in this bad boy! Enough for a finger and a half or so of head upon pour. And it smells of fresh melons still!

The flavor was great on it as well, although probably not as sharp as Treehouse intended due to its origins, journey, and age. But it was still delicious! I would love to try this one fresh, now that I've had it in its pitiful, but beautiful, state as it was.

100% impressed even with the one that I got, a beer that I'll be thrilled to try again, especially in a can.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from @NickWebster87. Poured into snifter
A- murky orange with huge, soapy, off-white head. Moderate lace as the glass empties.
S- orange upfront along with some mango and grapefruit. Really sweet citrus going on here.
T- orangey citrus with a bit more malt presence than expected. Great balance. Not too bitter or dry.
M- oh my goodness! Best feel ever on an IPA! So balanced and creamy.
O- my expectations were pretty high and this is a really great IPA. Not perfect, but definitely holds it's place up there with the big boys.

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
4.64 out of 5 based on 3,354 ratings.
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