King Julius
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1
Ranked #9
4.7 | pDev: 6.6%
May 31, 2023
Dec 09, 2012
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Notes: The holiday season has a way of stirring up nostalgia. In late 2012, we brewed King Julius on our original Brew Magic brewing system - a whole ten gallons of it! Despite the size of the batch, the memory of it is enormous in our hearts. The thought of it brings us back to our cozy Brimfield barn, with the wood stove cranking, the record player spinning, Santa Dean mulling about, and Lauren and Kim filling growlers out of a modified chest freezer in a small nook under a wooden staircase. As we continue to move forward in our journey it felt like the perfect time to pay homage to our beginnings. King Julius is our endeavor to marry our past with what we aspire to be in the future. King Julius is an American Double IPA brewed to be an exceptionally flavorful, juicy, and hop saturated beer while never tiring the palate. It’s vivid citrus aromas give way to flavors of orange creamsicle, mango smoothie, and a bounty of fresh tropical fruit. We find it to be supremely soft in the midst of an onslaught of flavor. . . A beer we are quite proud of.
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Rated by Notninja from New York

4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
IMHO its fantastic. A juice bottom but it still seems like very high IBUs.
May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
As a native of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire, my living in Massachusetts is often accompanied by a longing for the familiar comforts of home. Fortunately for me, King Julius found its way into my life, offering a delicious taste of nostalgia that perfectly bridges the gap between my two worlds. King Julius embodies everything I love about New England IPAs: From the moment the can is cracked open, a burst of enticing citrus and tropical aromas wafts through the air, conjuring images of sunny days spent by the serene lakeshores. The vibrant golden hue, reminiscent of a breathtaking sunset, beckons you to dive right in and savor its offerings.
With the first sip, I am transported to my beloved lakeside retreats, where the cares of the world seem to fade away. The velvety-smooth mouthfeel caresses the palate, ensuring each flavor is embraced and cherished. King Julius boasts a harmonious blend of juicy orange, luscious mango, and succulent pineapple that dances across the taste buds, leaving behind a pleasantly lingering sweetness.
One sip evokes a sense of community, as if the spirit of The Lake is somehow infused within its effervescent bubbles. It carries the essence of lazy summer afternoons, lively conversations by the bonfire, and the laughter shared amongst friends and family. The beer not only quenches the thirst but nourishes the soul.”
May 30, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by KCBeerNerd from Missouri

May 16, 2023
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Reviewed by a-BeerDrinker from New York

4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I'm not specifically an IPA guy. I enjoy almost all types of beer, but from pour to finish this masterpiece from Treehouse is unimaginably delicious. There are rushes of juicy flavors from every angle and zero bitterness. This is the best beer I have ever had. If you can find these cans somewhere just get as many as you can at any cost. You won't regret it.
May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by ndmoore22 from Massachusetts

Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by Wagglerock from Washington

Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by hockeypuck from Maine

Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 5 by pvibeer from Colorado

Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 4.71 by Jaccident

Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by AngEo from Texas

Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.73 by rightcoast7 from Maine

Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by brodyonthecorner from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
L: Super hazy, dark gold orange, medium white head
S: tons of mango, melon, pineapple, sweet tropical fruit
T: sweet creamy body, lots of mango, pineapple, melon, super super juicy, almost no bitterness
O: probably the juiciest neipa i have tried. the flavors are honestly similar to most neipas but its the texture, juiciness that sets it apart
Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by antimasone from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 4.62 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.83 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4.85 by Oceanbear1 from Colorado

Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.93 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 5 by chrisjws from California

Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by JimKochFan from New Jersey

Dec 27, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#140, yum!
Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Darwin232 from New York

Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by dkawalski from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2022
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Aroma is muted, flavor strikes me as blandly fruity with a decent balance of bitter and sweet. I dunno, I'm not a big fan of the neipa/hazy ipa thing generally, but this is just not an especially stand out example in any way.

Julius was better. And the celebration I had today was even better to me
Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by Jlee0810 from Indiana

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Treehouse tulip

L: Hazy golden orange pour. Thick and juicy with massive foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Rich and juicy. Big orange/citrus... lighter tropicals and mango.

T.F: Just like it smells. A big time juice bomb. Loads and loads of fruit/citrus. Orange desserts, mango, and papaya. Super smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied... a little sticky. Lingering citrus finish.

O: An elite hazy DIPA, and one of the few beers that lives up to its hype. Entirely worth seeking out.
Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a cloudy peach nectar color with a three finger head; excellent retention and nice smattering of lace

Smell: Bright aromatic tones of tangerine as well as some grapefruit, lemon/lime and pineapple

Taste: Citrus punch with tangerine dominant and the grapefruit and lemon/lime elements supporting; along the way, the pineapple adds a tropical dimension; moderate bitterness builds, through the finish, where a dry, pithy element emerges

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body and creamy; moderate carbonation

Overall: Here is an NE IPA that lives up to the Tree House hype

Thanks, devoured_by_vermin, for the opportunity
Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours kind of a murky orangish golden, maybe dirty blonde. It's not an attractive NEIPA. The nose is quite nice - mango and papaya permeate. It is definitely citra (mango and papaya) forward with the Tree House yeast also playing a co-starring role providing some bubblegum-like chewiness. It's got some balance too with some pepper on the finish. While containing enough residual sugar to bring out that fruit character, this is still lean to the point that it's not heavy for a DIPA. The accolades thrown at this are impossibly high, but this, to me, meets its reception.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Canned 9/30, super fresh!

Not favorite from Tree House, this comes across as kinda thin. The body is actually a bit watery. I get lots of nice, pithy citrus though, mostly orange. Not much else, but I like it anyway.
Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can, dated 9/30/22 so only about a week old, picked up a the brewery

opaque dark yellow orange color, thick white head. big orange sherbet like citrus aroma, a touch of dankness underneath. similar flavor in the taste, a bit sweet, finishes with enough bitterness to balance the sweetness, but just a touch chalky in the finish that detracts. softer fuller feel.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a murky orange juice color smaller off white head even from aggressive pour only a pinky high falls fast to a ring of bubbles.

Aroma is big fruit smoothie goodness, its soft tangerine, mango, sweet nectars, honey dew, malts may be showing honey sweetness too. Just a tingle of hoppy bitterness under all the fruity notes.

Taste on this defiantly follows the nose unlike its small brother Julius big fruity notes on a chewy smoothie base. loads of fruity goodness that was in the nose tangerine, nectars, pineapple, mango all mingled in honey dew sweet malts. finish is light lingering bitterness a orange peel rind with touches of herbal notes to finish it out. Very enjoyable IPA good and fruity along with a decent amount of bitterness to keep me happy.

Mouthfeel is a big medium with smooth mellow carbonation that makes it seem even more like a smoothie.

Overall very well done I2PA.
Sep 29, 2022
Rated: 4.94 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Not every beer is deserving of the hype it receives. This is not one of those beers. It's wow-factor off the charts in every aspect - no need for me to list my amazement in every category. If you can obtain this beer, and you generally enjoy NEIPA style, this one's a must. Near-flawless brew.
Sep 21, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by Dgman8053 from New York

Sep 17, 2022
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