King Julius
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
100
Ranked #11
Avg:
4.7 | pDev: 6.6%
Ratings:
1,515
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Added:
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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4.71/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16oz can into pint glass in May 2022. There was a canned date of 05/19/22 @ 06:15:46 on the bottom of the can. I bought this at the brewery, and drank less than 1 week from purchase.

Appearance: Deep gold color with 2-finger white head. It is deep with a very hazy complexion, like many New England IPAs. Head is very thick, and it lasts a minute, leaving a small covering. There is a medium amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and pine, as well as some hops and pineapple. The citrus and pine aromas dominates the other aromas.

Taste: Bitter taste from the hops with a moderate sweetness like citrus. The sweetness and bitter edge are well-balanced. Has a very nice after-taste that lasts a moderate amount of time. Overall a nice balance and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Average alcohol, which matches the 8.2% listed on the can.

This is an excellent New England IPA. It has a nice mix of citrus, hops, and other flavors, which makes it enjoyable. I like the overall balance, and would buy this again.

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4.34 by BSW from California on May 14, 2022
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4.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Poured on 5/7/2022 from a 12oz can that was purchased at the brewery on 4/29/2022 into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a hazy deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong floral and dank hops, strong juicy citrus and tropical fruits and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with strong sweet and juicy flavors of citrus and tropical fruits. Then a strong floral and dank hops bitterness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings an excellent balance. The after-taste is hoppy and sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean for the style.

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not too filling, well-disguised kick, excellent representation of style, this is an excellent 2NEIPA to drink for a very long time.

May 08, 2022
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4.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

Excellent semi-hazy body; peach and orange color; incredibly dense and creamy head, rocky and sticky in texture; splotchy patches of foam stick to the glass. Fresh orange aroma; soft citrus and oat tones. Well-balanced flavor; citrus and biscuit notes; moderate bitterness; moderate phenol tones. Heavy body; super smooth and creamy; low-key warmth underneath.

This is a superb beer. The looks and mouthfeel are the true highlights. That said, the smell and taste hold their own, too. Well-rounded with fantastic appearance and texture augmenting top-notch flavor and smell. Balanced, complex, intriguing depth and allure.

Pouring temperature: 50 °F; canning data: IN THE LAND OF SKUNKS, HE WHO HAS HALF A NOSE IS KING 03/17/22

May 08, 2022
 
4.48 by Mikexw from New York on May 07, 2022
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4.54/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Glad to finally try the gold standard for NEIPAs fresh on tap at the brewery. Great all-around taste and balance of flavor. Orange and mango, bitter pine, really great malts and a pillowy feel. Really good.

May 05, 2022
 
4.25 by Affinity from Missouri on Apr 29, 2022
 
4.84 by frankie818 from New York on Apr 27, 2022
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4.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

can into glass
12 days after canning date.
Medium bubbled, frothy white head that becomes like a crumpet surface. Lots of clingy lacing, as the head slowly recedes. Really murky, even colored, medium orange, with nary any other color highlights. Sweet, malty, spiced, mango, papaya and some tangelo peel, for good measure, in the aroma. Less body than expected for a double IPA. Off-dry, mellow Mandarin orange peel, with a lightly malted foundation. Not bitey, and finishes into a mild Mandarin orange peel and whiff of malt.

Apr 25, 2022
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4.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by erosier from Connecticut

Pours a nice orange yellow with a thick two fingered head that fades slowly and laces the glass a lot on its way down. Smells of melon, citrus hops, and sweet malt bill at the end of it. Tastes of sweet malts up front and then quickly walloped by melon and citrus hop flavors. Slightly bitter at the end, not bad. Smooth, feels lighter than it is, perfect amount of carbonation, Tree House crushes it again.

Apr 23, 2022
 
4.46 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Apr 20, 2022
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5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania

Velvet orange beer

Apr 18, 2022
 
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3.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by woemad from Washington

12oz can courtesy of Rub_This_BBQ. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, this was canned on February 3, 2022. It also says "12 oz KJ!!! What???" I'm guessing that means the 12oz format is a new one.

Poured into a pseudo-IPA glass, this was an opaque yellow-orange color. Decent sized, creamy looking off-white head.

Orange and mango-like hop aromas. A bit of a chalky note as well.

Fruit forward, and quite mellow. Almost no bitterness at all until the swallow, where a slightly pithy, slightly mineraly taste comes in. Perhaps that's the chalkiness noted in the aroma above.

Medium bodied, with a soft and quite creamy mouthfeel.

This is like a dessert, or an orange & mango smoothie. There's a lot to like, here, but I feel like this is throwing my general preference for WCIPAs into sharp relief. I'm enjoying this beer, but I can't see myself wanting a second pint per session (probably a good thing, given it's abv percentage). Glad to have tried it

Apr 10, 2022
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4.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Beers-es from Virginia

From a 3-week-old can purchased at Tree House. Pours a glowing deep orange. Smell and taste have tons of orange, melon and tropical fruits, along with some resinous pine. Like Julius only bigger. Incredible smooth, creamy feel. Insanely good.

Apr 09, 2022
 
 
4.21 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Apr 01, 2022
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4.72/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Completely lives up to its reputation and rating, if not more. Unbelievably smooth and creamy on the palate; lush and juicy hop expressions of mango, orange, melon, and papaya. NE-style IIPAs honestly don't get much better than this.

Mar 26, 2022
 
4.75 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Mar 25, 2022
 
4.53 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.87 by ricknelson from Vermont on Mar 09, 2022
 
4.51 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Mar 05, 2022
 
4.27 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Feb 27, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BubbleBobble from New York

2/3/22 in a handy 12oz can. Pours an abyssal dark orange, light 0.5" head from an aggressive pour, light floaties of head. Thick thick thick. Nose is Naked Juice Mighty Mango, screwdrivers, banana, scallion, white pepper, alcohol. Taste is far cleaner and citrus-forward than expected from the nose - tangerine is big here, but not overly sweet. Not much in the way of tropical notes, at least early. As it warms, sweet peach and peach candy becomes very prominent. Mouthfeel is thick all the way through, with a small amount of prickly carbonation. Overall, it takes a while for the flavors to develop as it warms, but the flavor evolves nicely.

Feb 19, 2022
 
4.75 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Feb 16, 2022
 
4.68 by Ejc from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2022
 
4.25 by BeerWasp from Germany on Feb 13, 2022
 
4.85 by Mojo9 from Illinois on Feb 10, 2022
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4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Chadbo from Illinois

Huge tropical hoppy aroma. Juicy grapefruit & pineapple with a little sweetness & some great bitterness. Awesome brew.

Feb 10, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

2-month old can poured into a tulip.

Amazing deep-orange-gold coloring with a creamy haze and attractive glow. Big initial head of soapy white bubbles with decent retention and a lot of sticky lacing. Gorgeous beer.

Amazing orange, pineapple, Juicy Fruit, mango, apricot, peach, ruby red grapefruit, and sweet tropical fruits up front. Grassy and a little weedy, touch of pine and breast malts, with a nice creamsicle twang. The seediness turns oniony as the beer warms, which I really like. Simultaneously bright and a little decadent.

As is often the case with me and TH hazies, the taste profile is a bit of a letdown after the nose. Just can’t keep up, but still incredibly well crafted and drinkable. Might be the age on the can, but the grassiness is much more pronounced and the fruit flavors are much more muddled and subdued. Still, wonderful notes of orange, sweet grapefruit, underripe pineapple, red berries and grapes, with lots of stone fruit and tropical fruit juice washing around underneath. Goes down awfully easy for 8%! Finishes with some pith and bitterness to balance out the semi-sweet juice.

Soft and silky and coating.

Feb 09, 2022
 
4.84 by cj8311 from Maryland on Feb 08, 2022
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4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by CHickman from New York

Canned 02/03/22, it pours cloudy orange color with a 2 finger thick creamy beige colored head that faded slowly and left good lacing along the glass as it went down. The smell is dank with ripe citrus fruit including tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, apricot, tropical fruit, caramel, mild spices and buttery biscuits. This is a complete citrus hop bomb that brings a lot of fruity notes together in a complex and very pleasing way.

Tastes like tangerine, orange juice, Tang instant drink, pineapple, grapefruit, melon, apricot, gummy bears, peaches, tropical fruit, biscuit, tea leaf, coriander, faint piney notes, mango, Orange Crush soda, dry chalky yeast and Razzles candy as it fades off dry. Complex as it has so many fruity flavors, yet it’s also balanced enough with a malty backbone that it goes down smooth, hiding the ABV. The bitterness is nice and at an average level, while the carbonation is mild, making this a DIPA which I could easily session. Really damn enjoyable.

Feb 07, 2022
 
4.63 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Feb 01, 2022
 
5 by birdsellam from Indiana on Jan 25, 2022
 
4.78 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on Jan 23, 2022
 
4.65 by KBarn from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2022
 
4.62 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by beerbully from New Jersey

L-small head with little retention.....almost no lacing.......looks like pineapple juice but darker......opaque but not overly hazy.....more turbid and murky

S- pineapple, mango, orange, ripe cantaloupe, juicy fruit, jolly rancher

T-greatfruit, pineapple, orange peel, mango, 7- up, greatfruit is noticable in the finish as it has a citrus rind bitter finish.......starts of with tropical fruit notes and finishes with the bitter rind.....nice balance between the two

F-smooth, slick, low carb but still still slightly prickly.....a bit oily.....

O- well balanced.....8%abv is not noticable......dangerously drinkable

Jan 15, 2022
 
4.65 by TravisMc3 from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2022
King Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
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