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Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
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.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
441
Ratings:
2,925
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
17.06%
 
 
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Photo of Sheppard
4.15/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky dark orange. It doesn't get by on its looks, but it does have nice fluffy off white head. Faint aroma of melon. Definitely get a lot of melon, honey, and honey dew in the taste. A little bit of papaya and bitterness on the finish. Flavor is a bit underwhelming and lacks some of the juicy intensity that I enjoy, but it has a very nice soft mouthfeel. Overall, I like Julius, but it's far from the best IPA I've had and it's definitely not the best beer I've had from Tree House.

UPDATE: I am getting more citrus and a touch of bitterness. However, there's still some jello like sweetness from the combination of malt and mouthfeel that's kind of off putting.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

100% opaque, Julius looks like peach juice with a large bubbly white spongy head that settles down to a relatively thick, creamy top layer leaving behind a good amount of wavy lace.

Aromas of vanilla orange cream with some spicy pine, and a little candy, like Pez. There is a hint of cannabic dankness, but it manages to deliver a ton of fresh hops without stepping too heavily into that territory.

Flavors of bright citrus awaken the senses with some refreshing acidity. Julius manages to kick the tropical and fruity flavors up a notch over what the nose telegraphs, and more than most any other IPA that tries to mimic it, without being cloying, overboard or artificially juicy. Flavors of orange mango, marmalade abound with young, green pine, and spicy lemon lime.

Julius finishes dry, bittersweet, with a touch of cracker, and a frothy, creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by drewone - Thanks.

A: Pours a hazy light-orange with an initial quarter-inch thick white head which fades to the rim leaving splotchy lace. (Possibly being biased here with the score due to a growler pour - but that is how it is).

N: Really nice tangerine, orange, and grapefruit present inside the zest. Tropical fruits also in the mix (passion). Floral and fruity. Really nice.

T: Balanced malts and hops. An enjoyable soapy-like quality with the up-front citrus.

M: Moderate body and barely medium carbonation (growler, yes). Not overly bitter or dry finish.

O: Nice with the best being the aroma. Interesting how a lot of east coasters seem to score this high. Not a west coaster style, but still a treat.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.17/5  rDev -9.9%
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 KSOZE
4.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't get me wrong - this is a fantastic IPA bursting with tropical fruit and citrus. However, with the hype behind it, I expected something a bit more. It was outshined by the double dry hopped fort point I had the same night. Drinks a bit thin, but it's very smooth and absurdly crushable.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

***3 weeks and 2 days old***
L: Looks like OJ with pulp un-shaken. Thick orange body, very cloudy body and lighter on top. But the head fades very fast.
S: Hard to find citrus notes, but I get orange anyway.
T: Nice citrus but nothing over the top. Very good, but not crazy good as expected.
F: Smooth and very drinkable.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from the brewery, a few days old.

So here it is, the next in the lineage of famous/infamous semi-hard-to-get IPAs, instantly joining the ranks of Pliny and Heady, loved by the truest snobs when it's rare, and shunned by the same once everyone has had it. ;)

Attractive pour, cloudy orange-yellow, with a nicely-retaining white head. Hop-laden aroma, as would be expected, pithy, tropical, dash of ammonia. Citrus and tropical fruit in the taste, piney bitterness, and some fruit-candy sweetness as well, complementing the slightly sugary malt profile. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, lasting hop bite. Overhyped to hell, but still very nice IPA overall. I'll take a Heady or Sunshine over this any day.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL growler I picked up at the brewery yesterday, the beer is a bright, hazed, opaque, orange-copper coloring with a filmy, clingy, sparse white head that coats the glass as you drink. Aromas of grapefruit tart and sweet, pineapple, pine and resin hops characteristics, subtle bready backbone, lemon zest and orange peel. Flavors of grapefruit and passion fruit on the forward tongue, with a mango/pineapple sweet follow, a subtle sweetbread backbone, and then a slow build of pine pitch, resiny hops profiles, and a touch of roasted characteristics. The roast helps to cut the building bitter and robust characteristics, keeping the beer very drinkable. Robust, smooth brew with a tart, drying finish. The aftertaste is a heavy blend of tropical fruits, with a grassy, piney undertone. Very robust brew, yet extremely drinkable. Great flavors, and worth the trip to the brewery!

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Photo of Zonk
4.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Steve!

Opaque with haze, but no floating particulate. Medium white head.

Orange and citrus nose, sweetish without leaning super tropical.

Again got orange and grapefruit, not much of the sweeter mango notes.

Medium bodied IPA.

Overall and excellent beer, I think it suffered a bit from me having a Doppelganger from a growler just before. The Doppelganger was much more aromatic.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL growler poured into a pint glass

The body sits a bright orange color with a cloudy appearance. A firm two finger off-white cap rose and fell slowly, leaving some sheeting lace covering the glass.

Bright oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tropical fruit--mangoes and pineapples, primarily. The fruits leap out of the glass. Some lightly toasted malt provide a firm foundation.

Sweet, juicy tropical and citrus fruits coat the palate. Waves of mangoes, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines. A blanket of malt hangs in the back. A very mild bitterness comes in late and lingers for a little while. The focus her is more on the juicy, sweet fruit and not the bitterness.

Smooth, medium body with a mild lingering bitterness that is counterbalanced by the big sweet fruit notes.

A very nice IPA in all aspects. I would prefer more bitterness to really fall in love, but that would be splitting hairs. This is a very nice beer.

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Photo of Danny1217
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like tropicana. Smells intensely citrus/tropical fruits. Taste is is too bitter for my taste, with the good elements of the smell falling a bit to the wayside in favor of intense bitterness and a bit of caramel sweetness.

It's a good beer, but the bitterness is overdone and the flavor is disappointing in comparison to the aroma.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had this 4 or 5 times now and finally getting around to reviewing. Thanks to Cam for sharing this 750ml growler.

The pour into a snifter is hazy darkish orange with a finger or so of white head, retention and lace are great. This one is huge on citrus and tropical fruit hops, big time melon, mango and oranges stick out the most, with a little bit of weedy/leafy hop. Quite bitter with just a little bit of sugar cookie malt backing. Smooth, well-carbonated mouthfeel, the heft and bitterness of this is surprising for 6.5%. Could pass for a DIPA.

I prefer Green to this personally but still a pretty great IPA.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml, filled 3/16/13
Tree House snifter

A: Unfiltered cloudy orange color. Full finger of slightly off white head. Sticking round and leaving some nice lacing.

S: Fruit bomb on the nose! Big apricot, mango, papaya, and some pineapple. Some sweet malts are in there behind all the hops. Some pine like spice.

T: Nice bitter hops up front. Assault on the tip of the tongue of piney flavors that moves into the mid-palate and hangs out. Those are nice reisinous juicy flavors that you had the nose of as well. Finish is dry and there is some lingering pine notes. Almost puckers the mouth.

M: Medium bodied. Good mouth coating of hops.

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Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Derek for the chance to try this beer.

Julius pours a somewhat hazy/cloudy light orange color with good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose, I get considerable orange citrus, with a hint of underlying gingersnap and light pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well balanced, not particularly hoppy IPA. There is a considerable amount of tropical fruit as well, but the sweetness is nicely buoyed and balanced by the hops in this easy to enjoy and appreciate IPA. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is terrific.

A very nice IPA, but as with Masala Mama some years ago, I'm a bit puzzled by the lofty review scores I see on BA. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but a score of 100? Really? That makes no sense to me. Whatever, this is still a very fine, well crafted IPA from Tree House.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque orange color with a thin white lacing ring.

S - Intense vinous, orange creamsickle aroma. Period.

T - Follows the nose - vinous, orange creamsickle with orange resin on the back end.

M - Medium body.

O - A great beer but a tad overrated, IMO.

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Photo of smcolw
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy and rich looking. The color is whitish, dirty gold. Moderate head-- good streaking lace on the glass.

Very strong grapefruit rind aroma. A touch of fruitiness and evergreen. Powerful.

It looks thicker than the mouthfeel suggests. Good carbonation with an above average richness. Strong, biting citrus bitters in the swallow. Very little malt start--this is hop forward beer in every way. Loooong aftertaste. It doesn't fit into the extreme category, but the alcohol is warming and subtly present. It would be a "go back to" easily but may not crack my top ten.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks a lot to my brother for sharing this 2 Liter growler with me! I enjoyed this from a taster and willybecker.

The color is bright orange with thick haze and thick frothy white head with copious lace that sticks. The smell is very orange-like with citrus having a bright and fragrant aroma with mild herbal quality in a raw hop-type smell. The feel is very good with mostly hop resins with moderate carbonation and medium body with semi-low bitterness for the style with mild sweetness into the finish which is mostly dry.

The flavor is good with a intense amount of hop flavor with citrus flavors and slight tropical almost tangerine-like quality but not very acidic or bitter just juicy and lightly sweet in the middle without any definitive malt flavor just a balance to the mildly bitter herbal hop flavor which verges on grassy or vegetal as it finishes on the dry side. This is a highly drinkable Ipa -the hops really shine with low bitterness that makes it almost to easy to drink a large amount of.

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Photo of bol3by
4.26/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tried Julius with a friend after trading SoS.. First brew from Tree House and did not disappoint.

Two words: Orange Creamsicle

The mouthfeel and taste stand out most from this beer. Strong notes of orange with a creamy mouthfeel was uniquely particularly for an American IPA. Super smooth and very drinkable, does not rock the palate but something enjoyable for a cool summer day.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a tallboy can into a Belgian tulip.

Pours cloudy with an orange and peach-colored body. Looks a bit murky. Fizzy white head that turns into a beehive-like wax. 3.5

Bursting with tropical aroma. Tons of pineapple and mango and dank, resinous aroma. That fruit aroma is insane. 4.5

A step below the aroma. The tropical fruit recedes a bit. Still get a nice blend of pineapple and mango and passionfruit but it lacks the pop the nose suggested. There's some earthy and resinous flavor there that reminds me of a fresh hop beer. Floral and bubblegum on the finish. 4.25

Drinks light and lovely. Very smooth and easy to drink. Light bitterness and a resinous, sticky feel. 4.25

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Photo of tempest
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damn, that passionfruit aroma. Massive juicy fruit with a milder, balanced bitterness. Very hazy, like a hefe. There's a floral character running through with almost a lavender edge. Unlike anything I've ever drank.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
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 NatoMasochism
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Tree House Brewery beer and review. Very curious over the hype on this brewery and was lucky enough to score a can in Nashville, Tn! Pint can dated 01-21-16 so not quite a month old.

L - Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Full 2 finger off white head. Opaque murky muddled orange. Good carbonation.

S - Big citrus nose. Not much else.

T - Very pleasant but not what I was expecting and unlike any IPA I've had. It's pretty tasty but very minimal upfront hop profile. Orange, peach, mango, followed with a slight bitter finish reminiscent of the white skin between the fruit and the peel of an orange or grapefruit.

F - Nice full mouthfeel. Very smooth.

After seeing Tree House beers quickly rise to the top of the ratings ranks, I assumed foul play (or at least the proud people of Monson, MA giving overly generous ratings to their local brewery). After finally being able to sample some of the goods, my opinion has changed, but not by much. I was hoping that this was one of those beers that makes you close your eyes and just melt away. Maybe it is for some. It just didn't do it for me. Still a solid offering that deserves to be in the top 250 for now.

I hope this review, at the very least, eases the curiosity of the out-of-towners that may not get to sample this anytime soon. Don't offer up any of your cellared treasures in trade.

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Photo of Travitten
4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer. I don't get as much of the citrus notes as other reviewers. Malts seem to mask the hops a little. I could drink this all day. It is a wonderfully balanced beer. But don't expect a citrus bomb like Trillium.

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Photo of weonfire
4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. But not world class. Yes, I would agree it indeed smells and tastes like orange juice in the beer form. Very earthy. Feel is top notch.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
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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Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.
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