King Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jlindros on 12-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
853
pDev:
6.33%
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4.58/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.67/5  rDev -1.5%
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4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting to try this after getting mixed reviews when comparing to the previous release of this long-awaited re-release.

The pour on this is is hazy, beautiful, orange pour. The hints of rusty brown throw off the tone a bit, but a great looking beer nonetheless.

The nose hits right away with a flurry of bitter, juicy, and sweet. Breaking it down, the hops are present throughout, but sweet citrus rind and grapefruit really characterize this potent and amazing nose.

First hit with lots of grapefruit . Bittee hops dance with the hops, which are very potent. Wouldn’t be anything spectacular if it weren’t for the hints of mango filling out the backbone of this subtly complex Imperial.

Juicy and smooth, as expected. A nice creamy feel, aided by a low, effervescent carbonation.

Hard to say where this stands among the world’s best Hazy Imperial IPAs. I don’t have any previous KJ to base it on, but there’s no doubting this beer is very well executed and very tasty.

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4.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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4.72/5  rDev -0.4%
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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +5.5%
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4.25/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/20/18; drank 5/5/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big off-white head; strong, tree-rung lace.

Wheat, orange citrus & cream notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & mild cream flavors up front; wheat notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Creamier that Julius, with less citrus brightness...I think I'd rather have the original. Still quite good.

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4.41/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

April 2017 release. Canned two weeks ago, released a week and a half ago.

A: Pours a murky, almost dark (?) orange color with a half finger of dense white head with generous sloppy lacing. Very good retention. Looks like homebrew.

S: Delicate white grapefruit and peach, light pine, a bit of candied pineapple and white wine, a little sweetish grainy wheat/malt providing some backbone. Subtle with nice complexity.

T: Peach, candied orange, grass, a hint of guava, finishing with a wisp of bitterness and moderate sweetness through a long-ish finish. The sweetness limits the drinkability somewhat. There’s also a sort of raw hop taste which is not that appealing.

M: Medium-full body, creamy, with medium-high, sharp carbonation.

O: An improvement on Julius, decidedly, but probably not any better than some of the regular rotation from Treehouse or Trillium.

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4.46/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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King Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 853 ratings