Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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100
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3,621 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
3,621
Reviews:
568
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
Wants:
2,286
Gots:
1,237
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 3,621 |  Reviews: 568
Photo of 2ellas
3.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange with a thin white head, not the lighter orange, more juicy color I was expecting
Smells "juicy", mostly of citrus
taste is hoppy and a bit sweet with a slight bitterness at the end of the sip
feel is soft and not overly carbonated
overall, not a beer I'd go out of my way for. I've had it once from a growler and once from the can, both very fresh and it hasn't lived up to it's hype for me.

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Photo of EnronCFO
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JTomczak
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

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

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Michael_E
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

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

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 CADMixes
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Rekrule
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of mketchen
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jrallen34
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Jpepe08
3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of candleghost
3.76/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.77/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Don't get me wrong, this is a tasty IPA. I like hazy IPA's but this just looks like flat orange juice. I've it had within two weeks of canning on several occasions, and have consistently found it under carbonated. IT has some great citrus and tropical fruit flavors, but I can't really get past the mouthfeel with this beer. It simply doesn't deserve the hype it gets, Tree House has several better IPAs.

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Photo of facesnorth
3.78/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Phil_H
3.82/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhindian
3.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler from 4/14/2016.

Appearance - The appearance is every bit as hazy as Tree House's reputation portends. The beer itself has a pretty sunburst color, almost radiant even, which may even be accentuated by the opaqueness of the liquid. It essentially resembles pineapple juice. The head is clumpy and dense and leaves a blanket of lace behind as it recedes.

Aroma - The aroma is pungent and fresh, ripe with tropical notes and a toss of grass and perhaps the slightest hint of green onion. Mango and pineapple lead the way on the tropical front.

Taste - The flavor very much resembles the aroma, especially the mango and even some passion fruit. Except here, I'm not getting that overwhelming juiciness that made the aroma so enticing. It just seems muted and a bit more grassiness comes through, especially in the finish where a hop bite is starkly noticeable.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is actually very nice and fits perfectly with the the style and the hops. It is soft and pillowy, allowing the flavors to slowly rest and develop on the palate. I would perhaps want a little more carbonation, but it's possible the canned version displays more.

Closing Arguments - Overall this a solid IPA for sure. I tried this in a blind tasting a few weeks ago and it finished near the bottom of the pack (in a field of other impressive IPAs, to be fair), but I wanted to give it another look with a fresh palate. My thoughts now echo mine then - a nice beer but not one that lives up to the hype or trouble needed to get it. In defense of Tree House, we had Lights On that same tasting and it was the near unanimous winner in its field, so this isn't a hit piece on Tree House.

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Photo of Williaar
3.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery and fresh in a can.

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Photo of s1ckboy
3.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.85/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy, herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a slightly better hop presence in the flavor in my opinion.

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Photo of ljc973
3.86/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
4.64 out of 5 based on 3,621 ratings.
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