King Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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:
#5
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
903
pDev:
6.34%
 
 
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4.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 16 oz can dated 4/20/18 poured into a Tree House teku.

Look: A deep burnt orange with two fingers of thick foamy head. A nice sticky lacing around the glass that slowly drifts down.

Smell: A tropical fruit explosion of mangos, papaya, hint of pineapples, and maybe apricot. About halfway through the glass it has more citrus and bubblegum type aroma. The smell is phenomenal and I’ve never had anything like it from Tree House.

Taste: Sooo much citrus with a very tropical forward taste. Everything you smell comes through with the taste. The flavor profile changed about the middle of the glass. I’m not certain why but there is definitely a good little change. The papaya and apricot seem stronger at first then the citrus bubblegum gets you. Such a unique flavor and the change was just as great.

Feel: medium carbonation with a creamy finish. Not sticky like a great stout but it does linger. Just enough to help you not want to drink it fast.

Overall: I must admit I’m a huge Heady Topper fan but this brew is definitely in the same league. Wish it was easier to find. Unbelievable beer that is well worth the effort to get. World Class!

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5/5  rDev +5.7%
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5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: This has that huge yeasty pink bubblegum note that is just bursting out of the glass. Along with huge tropical fruits. Pineapple chunks, mango, papaya, watermelon, apricot, mandarin oranges. There isn’t really any malt presence to speak off. This is just an amazing smelling beer full of fruit and bubblegum. Probably the best nose I’ve smelled on a treehouse beer.

Taste: This beer is full of vibrant fresh tropical and citrus fruit that is complemented by this amazing yeasty pink bubblegum note. This follows the nose exactly. Upfront I’m hit by a bigger citrus presence then the nose lead on. Fresh juiced mandarin oranges, with a touch of tangerine. The mid palette is where the beer just becomes this beautiful mix of tropical fruits and yeasty pink bubblegum. Just like the regular Julius the pink bubblegum starts to take over and the tropical fruits follow. Pineapple, mango, apricot, papaya, this is a wonderful basket of fresh fruit that lays on the tongue. There is also a touch of a wheat bread malty presence, but it’s almost not even noticeable, it’s just kind of there because it has to be. In the finish you get some citrus peel, yellow grapefruit and this flash of passion fruit. The aftertaste is a mix of grapefruit and tropical fruits that stick around for what feels like forever. This is just a gorgeous tasting beer.

Feel: Medium to full body. The creamiest of creamy body, just think of silk brushing against your tongue. Soft, creamy, and crushable all while being extremely complex.

Overall: I’ll let the what I said above speak for itself. This beer is out of this world!

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4.28/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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King Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.73 out of 5 with 903 ratings