King Julius
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #3
Ranked #8
4.75 | pDev: 6.53%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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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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Spudsy from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid beer Treehouse does right. I find this one to be delightfully citrusy. Classic east coast. Lush in the mouth. Great nose, I would love to try this on tap.

Tuesday at 10:08 PM
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stevoj from Idaho

4.26/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can at share. Hazy orange golden pour, foamy head. Fruity aroma, citrus, light stone fruit. Taste piles on more citrusy goodness, sweet, juicy, fruity, creamy. Solid through and through. Classic.

Jun 14, 2021
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can date 4/28/21

L: thick fluffy white head well lasting strong lacing, haze, yellow deep orange

S: mango and tropical fruits, bubble gum

T: right over the line of tropical fruit vs that over ripe note. Light bitterness

M smooth creamy

O does not drink like 8 abv and feel Julius as more straight orange with out the over ripe notes

May 10, 2021
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.86/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Canned 4/18/21. Poured at 54°. Three fingers of rocky white foam with a creamy dome; some clarity under a long lasting cap; opaque medium amber color; heavy ring and heavy lace sheets the glass from first to last sip. Orange, lemon, pineapple, mango fruit punch nose. Taste follows nose with passion fruit and guava; bitter lemon rind; firm semi sweet malt base; finish is a melange of tropical fruit. Juicy yet soft creamy feel; medium body; no astringency; no warmth from 8.2% abv; light carbonation. Overall, great balance of citrus and tropical fruit flavors, bitter hops and sweetness from the malt; so easy on the palate I could happily drink another; one of the best DIPAs I’ve had; delicious!

May 09, 2021
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dboon from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Big citrus hop aromas. Tangy citrus and stone fruit hop notes. Loads of caramel malts. Good body and mouthfeel.

Apr 30, 2021
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.61/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darkish, hazy yellow/orange. Great head and lacing. The aroma is overripe mango and orange with peach and a light candied malt character. The flavor follows suit with a smooth bitterness, juicy tropical fruits, overripe citrus and some sweet cereal grains. The mouthfeel is lush and velvety, and the beer finishes cleanly on the tongue. Overall, this reminds me a lot of very hazy with the overripe fruit character. Very little dankness, and huge juiciness. World class for sure.

Apr 24, 2021
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Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

4.83/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An amazing hazy New England IPA like one know that Tree House can do: extremely fruity with a nice, easy-going better twist to it. The real juice, for sure!

Apr 20, 2021
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mlatvakokko from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm going to have to check what I gave Doubleganger, as it is still my favorite, but this is darn close. The hop bill is just amazing, and I like the flavors on the nose. Orange, mango, even a hint of peach, with absolutely full body.

Apr 20, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a completely opaque bright orange color. Thick and juicy. Two to three finger off-white head forms on top of the beer before dissipating leaving a thin residual layer of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has lovely bright notes of orange, citrus, pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, with a light green grassy hop note on the back end.

Taste follows the nose with robust notes of orange, citrus, pineapple, mango, tropical fruits, dried grassy hops on the back end with a pleasant but mild bitterness. There is some sweetness to the beer, but its not overwhelming.

Feel is medium to moderately full bodied. There is a real heftiness to the beer. Prickly carbonation.

Overall its a lovely, well crafted IPA.

Apr 16, 2021
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker straw color with a hint of orange. Ample foamy white head lingers nicely. Great citrus aroma, lots of lemon, orange, some tropical fruit too. Very flavorful, lots of citrusy hops; lemon, orange, light grapefruit, mango. Carbonation is good. Overall an excellent DIPA.

16 oz can dated
4.5 rating

Apr 16, 2021
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can (06Apr2021) into a wineglass

L: pours a darker creamy and totally opaque orange with a huge slightly off-white head that fades slowly. Leaves chunky lacing when it does, as does each sip. Some very green vibes here

S: ohhh baby. So much orange, pineapple, mango. A really rich tropical nose, with great bitterness cutting through that overripe fruit aroma. Creamy orange, just cracked can of dole pineapple juice, freshly cut mango, citrusy bitterness to balance it all out

T: follows the nose well, orange takes the lead to open with the rest of that tropical fruit mix following close behind. Creamy orange gives a bit more of a sweet flavor, along with a ton of fresh cut, drippy mango and chunks of juicy pineapple. That bitterness is present start to finish, lurking behind the fruit to open and then taking over as the fruit fades, into the medium/long finish. Not much on the abv front, blends well with the rest of the beer

F: medium carbonation, medium+ body, very smooth, very slightly drying

O: high expectations going in, not disappointed. Huge nose and flavor, perfect bitterness on a very smooth and pillowy brew. Think JJJ is my favorite of the family so far, but damn this is worth it

Apr 11, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a glass of orange juice in the glass with a bone white head that is a bit fluffy and a LOT clingy, sticking to the glass as the beer descends. The nose is heavy on ripe oranges and mango, with other tropical fruit aromas as well.

The taste is also dominated by the ripe orange and mango flavors, and there’s a nice pineapple flavor as well. The mouthfeel is per the NEIPA style and fits well with this world-class juice bomb.

Mar 16, 2021
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mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Opaque yellow/light orange color; almost like orange juice in the glass. Big, pillowy head on the pour with a thin rim that lingers and leaves great lacing. Smell is a blend of tropical and citrus fruits, but also dank and floral. Remarkably smooth and well balanced; juicy and chewy. The tropical and citrus fruit flavors are there with a slight sweetness, as is a floral hop bitterness that sticks around on the finish. Goes down easy for an 8.3% DIPA. Would seek this out again.

Mar 13, 2021
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a finger of head. The nose has bold notes of citrus (especially lemons) and dankness, as well. The flavor is juicy with a hop bite that is more potent than most offerings from this brewery.

Mar 10, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 2/2. Hazy yellow orange, mild head and lacing. Dank and citrusy on the nose, piney resin popping in there. Taste is balanced bitterness, dankness, and juiciness. Medium bodied, mouth watering, well disguised alcohol presence. Like Jjjuliusss!, I’m wondering if this has fallen off. Is it great? Undoubtedly. Top ten? Not sure.

Mar 10, 2021
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dank203 from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nothing but fresh, hoppy dankness coming out of this glass. pours an unfiltered golden orange, hop flower aromas wafting. more complex nose in the glass, plenty of tropical and citrus. drinks great

Mar 07, 2021
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wtg29 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow with a finger of frothy head. Nose is heavy citrus: lemon and orange, mixed some tropical mango fruit and floral notes. Taste is all citrus, more lemon and orange. Feel is fantastic, light but creamy and full bodied, crisp finish, not overly dry. One of the best hazy IPAs I've had, but I'd probably still give the nod to King JJJuliusss.

Feb 13, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.83/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: A mix of citrus, dank weed, and tropical fruit up front. Some lighter floral and pine notes in there as well. A juicy hop bomb

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit. Orange, mango, and grapefruit stick out. Some of the dank weed/herbal notes also come through, but not nearly as strong as the nose led on. Lighter floral notes present as well. Light bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus and tropical fruit

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Super fluffy and smooth

O: The king is for real. Amplifies on all the great aspects of Julius while getting bigger and somehow better. A juice bomb that does everything right. Extremely highly recommended

Feb 10, 2021
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Blirbis from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: it’s flat out gorgeous
S: after having gone through most of their top catalog, I’ll say it’s not way up there in terms of alluring smell; certainly solid but there’s better
T: so smooth, almost too smooth, not as characterful to me as the Green family, the candyness of Super Treat, or experimentalism of the Juice Project family
F: luxurious of course
O: I don’t sprint to Treehouse when I see it anymore; that’s a testament to how many great beers they have

Feb 10, 2021
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HawkeyeBeerGuy from Iowa

4.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a can of this before a big share over the summer. It's exactly as advertised, a king version of Julius. So happy to have finally tried this as Julius was my first ever TH beer. Extremely juicy with no hop bitterness to speak of.

Jan 19, 2021
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 12/22. It's a nice feeling when you get your hands on such a highly regarded beer. But then comes the tricky part of reviewing it. A deep and murky orange color. What is most impressive about the appearance is the lacing and remnants of suds on the surface. A nice ring of suds around the edges. All of it lasts forever. Smell is a little not quite as pungent as I was hoping for for but still bursting with citrus and floral notes. The beer is full of flavor with notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, grass, Smooth a full bodied, hops linger long after the swallow. Definitely well worth the wait on this one. Would gladly seek out again in the future.

Jan 02, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

4.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thing of beauty in the glass, like cloudy tangerine juice. Short head and not much lacing. The nose notes are outstanding. First the over ripe tropical fruit hits you. Then the citrus and finally the resiny hop notes. The palate follows the nose and has a big juicy fruity hoppy creaminess to it. All of those notes come into perfect harmony, none outplaying the other. Earthy, grassy, a good deal of mango and grilled pineapple. Finishes almost as nice as it smells and tastes. A St. Stephen's Day treat for me :) .

Dec 27, 2020
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

4.96/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Taste tested against Julius and Juice Machine. Superb control of the hops and an aroma that fills the nose - citrus apricots and maybe a sweeter mango back there. Mouth feel is refreshing and the look hazy. A notch more hops control than Julius. Not boozy at all.

Nov 17, 2020
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ChewsitMtMan from California

4.77/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not sure perfection exists as clearly as this. You can smell the beer before you open the can. Tree house in the Cape and Deerfield come 2021, will hopefully broaden new englander’s horizons. Maine-rs may be the most beer proud state in NE, but tree house owns the court for now.

Have consumed a number of times, review is not specific to mode. Pours a thick Cheeto orange. Remarkably drinkable. It’s a DIPA, we oft forget. I guess passionfruit and apricot, but the drinkability hides distinct notes.

If you’ve ever had Wachusett Wally IPA and tasted Wally Juice thereafter, the transition from OG Julius to the King J rings true. Basically perfection!!

Nov 07, 2020
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nepamikef98 from Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served cold in a tree house teku. Drank same day as canning. I do not know the exact temperature this time around sat in the fridge for a good 2 and a half hours after purchase. So fairly cold.

Look- This beer pours very turbid. Super dark orange almost a brown hue. Not poured very hard but still just about 2 fingers of head forms. It is bright white and soapy. medium size compact bubbles fill the top of the glass. The lacing is beautiful. Coast the inside of the glass and falls fairly quickly. The head sticks around for a few minutes. Absolutely no light come through at any point of this beer. It is just like a thick mango slushy.

Smell- At the crack of this can you are punched in the face with every tropical citrus fruit you can think of. Immediately I pick up on mango, and fresh oranges. It just punches you in the face with sent of tropical fruits. It smells like the freshest citrus forward smoothie you have had.

Taste- This beer is melted creasicles, mixed with mango. Up front it has a huge fresh mango presence. As it warms it brings out the more delicate citrus fruits like tangerines. On the back end I pick up papaya. This beer is a fruit medley of citrus fruits. And the body is so creamy it really makes you think it has something added but i really makes it taste like a citrus fruit smoothie.

Feel - To keep this simple this beer is chew able. It feels like a ground up mango. It is thick to say the least. The mouth feel is crazy. It makes for an amazing drinking experience.

Overall- IMO this is a top 5 Double IPA for me. Number 1 probably not. I still think Very green holds that spot in my heart. but this is very very close. I mean it is definitely a god tier beer for me that I was able to knock off. It really is like a mango smoothie in beer form.

Oct 27, 2020
King Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
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