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 6.8% alcohol, it is refreshing and freakishly drinkable.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13
Reviews:
663
Ratings:
4,229
pDev:
6.44%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
2,372
Gots:
1,540
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 4,229 |  Reviews: 663
Photo of kevanb
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, poured into a Tree House Snifter Glass. Enjoyed on 12.19.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a crazy turbid and hazy orange color, looks just like a glass of OJ when poured, super haze, thick and foamy white head, two fingers tall that has great retention and lace. The aroma is really juicy, tons of citrus, lots of orange juice, tangerine juice, light grapefruit, some floral and grassy hop character with a bit of tropical mango and very sweet yeast and doughy malt. The flavors follow the nose really well, insanely juicy hops, really citrusy, orange and grapefruit with loads of tropical fruits, light resin and pine flavor, grassy floral and green hops with plenty of sweet, doughy malt, and the soft sweetness from the NEIPA yeast. The mouthfeel is very good, coating, creamy, super smooth, gentle medium body that has a lightly dry finish.

Verdict: A standout IPA from Tree House. Juicy, bursting with bright, intense hoppy flavor that is super drinkable, very refreshing and delicious. Definitely a worthwhile brew.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh can from the brewery. Super excited to get this on the random day I was heading to TH. Pours a very hazy pale orange like watered down orange juice. Medium head that has very good retention and tons of lace sticking everywhere. Unlike some murky NE IPAs, this remains bright despite being super hazy. Nose is actually not nearly as big as I expected based on what I'd previously heard. Nice orange zest, some tropical notes, and certainly yeastier than I expected. Taste is a little bolder with durian being the main fruit I get. Plenty of citrus and again that yeasty note. Mouthfeel is really pleasant and soft while still popping on the tongue like citrus pop rocks. Overall, a great beer that didn't quite match the hype but was still a great experience. Delicious burps.

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Photo of YvesB
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caponeduke
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2Xmd
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvodom
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vicjr85
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelpearson
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Teku snifter glass with a solid two fingers of head from a can dated just shy of 30 days. Color is a turbid dark orange reminiscent of oxidized pineapple juice. Aroma is like burying your nose in hop pellets—intense. Contrary to the noted citrus, I'm getting more pine and resin with hints of candied orange peel and ripe honeydew. Taste is lush and full bodied, but the hop presence remains front and center. Flavor notes of clementine, and citrus juice, but that pithy hop presence is consistent and astringent, even against the backdrop of malt. Overall, I've had this twice from the same batch and felt the hop presence on this one backed off from the stronger citrus hop notes from a can two weeks fresher.

Final thoughts: I frankly have no idea what the Alstrom Bros loved about this hazy, unfiltered IPA, but hated about Bissell Brothers' The Substance IPA, another hazy New England IPA. These two, in my mind, are very similarly styled, but whereas Julius was praised, The Substance was stated by the Bros to be "a bit of a mess". All reviews are a matter of opinion—that just caught my eye as I had the two nearly back to back and both were terrific and certainly not 18 points different on a 100 rating scale.

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Photo of dyjuan8
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickmantia
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimG_0913
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Wish tree house was more accessible.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nograz
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark_
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had it 4 days old and it was okay... Was expecting more

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Photo of smk1363
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 4,229 ratings