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.

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

Legendarily cloudy and pulpy, with a strong off white head. Good retention, and long thick lines of clingy lacing. Truly opaque.

Surprisingly dank aroma. Quite juicy, both citrus and tropical, but also pungently dank. A touch of pineapple, mango, and orange peel and pulp.

Quite sweet on the palate, with more emphasis on smooth tropical juices (mango again, with a hint of pineapple) than citrus. Still fairly dank and green. Smooth, sweet pale malt profile. Almost too sweet and smooth; no harshness, bite, or bitterness.

Smooth and extremely drinkable; full mouthfeel; creamy. Goes down way, way too easily. Fairly wet aftertaste, with hop oils lingering.

A touch more bitterness for balance would truly elevate this already excellent beer up another notch.

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

Can shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

This one pours a brilliantly turbid bright orange, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like orange, passionfruit, and mango, just leaping out of the glass.

This is an absolute juice bomb, as I expected. There's basically no bitterness, and huge tastes of orange, pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, and some mango. It's unbelievably juicy.

This has a pretty thick and creamy mouthfeel, and goes down ultra easy. It's got a normal level of carbonation.

This is almost TOO juicy, I'd prefer a little more bitterness here, but I can't deny that it is delicious.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best beers I have ever had. I wish I cold give it like a 4.90 because King Julius to me was slightly better but a double ipa. This beer was one of the first hyped beers I ever had that lived up to it. Smells good, has a nice juicy hoppy bite but smooth as silk. Enjoy and definitely try this at least once. And if you don't like it, try it twice in case you got a bad batch.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is another amazing beer brewed by an amazing group of beer lovers. Not as good as Haze, but nonetheless a fantastic brew. If you have the opportunity, definitely seek this one out.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

you know, its a pretty cool surprise when your friend scores one of these, doesnt know what it is, and then after finding out, wants to open it right up and share it. thanks to claystation for making this friday a special one. a pint can poured into a pair of mason jars (in the parking lot at a golf course). its milky and more than hazy, downright thick with sediment, looks under attenuated and weirdly greenish orange under a two inch bubble cushion of pure white. it would be unattractive by ipa standards if i wasnt so used to the vermont style ipas. the nose is fantastic, really fruity punchy, with mango and orange for sure, smells like fresh juice, really awesome hop profile to it. is it mosaic in here or what? the taste matches the nose, i was happy to see the vibrant nature of the hops carry over. its super fresh tasting, and aggressive as they go, packing some bitterness to back it up. the grain doesnt seem to contribute anything too unique on the flavor, maybe a pinch of wheat in here, it has some real full body, but isnt heavy in any way thanks to its radiant carbonation. i taste it for a long time after its gone too, bitter hops and orange zest on my palate all day. now, this is pretty special ipa, some really top level suds, but is it the tenth best beer in the world as its listed here on BA? im not so sure. i liked their alter ego even better than this one, and wonder how much high marks come from hype. dont get me wrong, its amazing, but is it way better than so many other forgotten india pales not on this list? not in my humble opinion. thanks again to claystation for making this rarity (in colorado) a reality!

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

Growler shared with the fellas at HamTech Reunion 2014 - Clinton, NY. Pours hazy gold with a white foam top. Rich fruits abound with lots of the tropical stuff, melon, tangerine and orange. Not too bitter, fairly sweet. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Juicy and rich but still well rounded. Really juicy on the finish with some honey, pale bread, lots more melon and tasty citrus. Just loads of expressive fruit character in here. Wonderful.

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

can dated 3/8 - 9 days old. poured hazy, light orange, white head. great citrus aroma. flavor is full of beautiful hops but not overly bitter at all. juicy and crushable. mouthfeel, to me, is what separates this from many of the others. so hard for me to crown "the best ipa"...like picking a favorite child. but it's there among the elite.

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

World class. Best IPA I've ever had. A step above Sip, G-Bot and Captain's Daughter.

Need to make a trip up to Tree House to grab some of their other beers.

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

drank this on saturday and was overwhelmed with what i tasted.... beautiful aroma and flavors, super easy to drink and probably the best AIPA out right now, in my opinion, and of my short scope of tastings.... so many great IPAs coming out right now it's unbelievable.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.28/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really great IPA, but not what I expected. May have had a little age on the can or just not my thing I'm not sure. Poured a hazy gold as you would expect a non-filtered IPA to pour and had a slight citrusy aroma to it. Had a great mouthfeel and flavor was on point for sure. May have just been the hype getting to me

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

I'm going to have to fall into the minority on this one. I prefer Haze or Green to Julius. Having said that, this is Treehouse. Julius is better than almost any other AIPA out there.

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

Unfiltered pour. Thick orange color. Smells of passion fruit, mango, orange and citra hops. Super smooth on the palate, but a little too fruity for me. I'm not a huge fan of passion fruit or mango, and it's overpowering. Not necessarily a bad thing, unless you're not a huge fan of passion fruit/mango. I've read other reviews who claim it's not super juicy, and it most certainly is.

It's still head and shoulders above most other IPAs I've tasted, but it's not even Tree House's best IPA. That privilege goes to Alter Ego.

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

Orange yellow cloudy mess, in a good way. Not as ugly as Heady Topper. Two finger off white cloud, long lasting. Sticky lacing.

Smells great if a little subdued. Fruity, piney, feint biscuits.

Phenomenal taste, fruity with a slight bitterness.

Typical carbonation, nice coating in the mouth, sticky at the end.

Overall a great IPA

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

Poured into a tall tulip about a week and a half after purchasing at the brewery. Consumed after a swordfish dinner.

Appearance is a turbid, dark orange color with a two-finger white head that leaves huge lace.

Aroma is amazing, with mostly tropical and sweet citrus fruits - mango, papaya, pineapple, orange - and just a bit of dank and spice.

Taste is also very tropical, but with a little bit of melon and fresh mown grass, a tiny bit of pine and dank, and a very slight soft bitterness on the finish.

Mouth feel is just right.

Overall, an exceptionally juicy and hop forward beer

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Photo of Nhens0016
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed in a tall glass from the can, date of canning was mid february so it was enjoyed fresh.

Look: The turbid look is in full effect. It is hard to see through but that orange juice look is something to behold. Putting this up to light just makes me want to chug the whole thing. I am definitely a fan.

Smell: I don't think I have ever had a beer this dank. It is absolutely the best smelling IPA I have ever smelled. The tropical and citrus comes through to the highest degree. I could smell this beer all day.

Taste: It hits you in the face with the hop profile. I get strong mango and citrus (orange with a touch of lemon) with that hop pine in the aftertaste that is barely there. The malt is back focused meaning it is barely there but you can distinguish it towards the end. Again the hops are key in this and they nail it. Best hop profile in an IPA I have tasted.

Feel: So I always like to compare IPAs/DIPAs to the best mouthfeel I ever had in an IPA. That beer is Heady Topper. It has that sticky hop profile I love, but combines with a great malt profile that just nails it. It lingers in your mouth. Julius has a similar profile. The hops have that dank, sticky profile but the malt is lacking a little bit. I wish it would coat your mouth and linger a little bit longer. I am not knocking this beer at all, I think it nails the feel well. The more I drink, the more I growing on this beer in this department.

Overall: This beer has the best smell and hop profile I have ever had in an IPA. I feel the mouthfeel is lacking a little bit, but I really like this beer. It is a solid top 3 IPA/DIPA for me. I would buy a case and just drink it constantly. I am jealous of all of you who live in MA. Truly a great brewery and a fantastic IPA.

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Photo of Boto
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A friend picked up a growler from the brewery: this is the first of their beers that I have had. It lived up to the hype: this is an excellent IPA. It pours an orangish color with a nice head on it. Nice nose. It’s fairly hoppy, with orange and tropical notes. The taste is also quite good. Lots of tropical and orange hoppy flavors. A faint sweetness from the malt body. Very smooth. A very nice beer. Edit: Have had the canned version now too. It is equally good!

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My thanks to @FFreak for bring me a couple cans.
Canned on 2/24 and enjoyed 2/27.
Poured from the 16 oz can into a snifter. Pours a beautiful thick hazy light tangerine color with one finger of head. Although the heads drops away, what remains has really nice lacing.
Aroma might be the most aromatic IPA I've ever encountered. Huge notes of tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple.
Taste is delicious and complex with hops 90% of what I taste, little to no bitterness.
Mouthfeel was excellent.
Overall, this is my first Treehouse beer and it's the real deal. Certainly right there with the best of Hill Farmstead and Alchemist. Bravo!

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

A marvelous unfiltered orange look and a lovely juicy citrus on the nose. It is even more pronounced in the taste and as it warms a mango flavor emerges that nestles nicely in the citrus. I would believe that there is actual fruit juice in here and the mouth feel is complete like a glass of orange juice. At the edges of you tongue the mango drops off into a hint of bubble gum flavor. Best IPA I have ever had.

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

WOW. So hazy, citrusy and delicious. An absolute treat of an IPA, that is well worth the hype that it receives. The name serves it well. Canned on 2/11/16

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Photo of joezak5
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned on 24Feb 2016 and enjoyed the same day. Poured into a Duvel Tulip.
L: Dark, burnt orange... completely opaque. Glows a glorious orange with light shined behind it. Gorgeous pure white head leaving sticky lacing.
S: The can does not lie… a tropical bouquet… not phony juicy juice but like a fresh, ripe peach and mango. I’ve had peaches in Georgia that didn’t smell this good.
T: Their twitter page does not lie… big and soft flavors… fruity and light and bright hops.
F: Very light with bright, prickly hops dancing on your tongue.
O: Just staggering… I could drink all 6 of my allotment tonight. Having come from Bub Light country in Southern Alabama for a contract in Milford, CT, the 3hr drive is well for it for a Wed. can run. Tree House has exceeded the hype. I almost can't believe that this beer will knock Westy 12 out of the top 10, but there is no better brewery to do it.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a turbid burnt orange with a 2 finger fluffy off white head. Retention is excellent and there are massively thick sheets of lacing everywhere. The smell is a fruit juice bomb. Aromas of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine burst out of the glass and engulf the senses. There is also a slight dankness. Taste is exactly the same. Feel is light side of medium and just so pillowy soft, juicy and drinkable. The dankness shows up on the back end, but there is barely any of the bitterness you would expect to go with it. Overall absolutely world class. Next level IPA.

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Photo of HippoDude
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A very well balanced IPA. I've had plenty of Treehouse brews and actually never tried Julius until well after I've tried some of their others. For this batch, I'm not getting the crazy citrus that is described as in other reviews of Julius. Rather, I'm getting a dank, smooth hoppiness that is quite drinkable, and not bitter at all. Very delicious.

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Photo of SilkyGJohnston
4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I like to think of Dr. J like the Kool Aid guy. Everyone wants it, and when it smashes through the front of your house, it doesn't even matter because it makes your day better. Color and smell make your mouth water, taste doesn't let you down either, superior drinkability. Delicious.

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Photo of Ryno82883
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As far as those Juicy DIPAs, this is it. I can't imagine what King Julius tastes like as the prince himself was that damn good. Beautiful orange color, great smell, best taste and mouthfeel.

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

This is obscenely delicious, if it counts as a pale ale i guess. Beyond juicy, and zero transparency, an amazing nose and a wonderful yet light body. Meets hype. I can see why people call it watery, and too light on flavor, because it is. But this is the new style. Again, almost unfair to call it a pale ale by the classic definition

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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.
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