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:
#7
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
802
pDev:
6.33%
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1.16/5  rDev -75.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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2.25/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.51/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeeL
3.56/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh, 2-day old can, chilled, and poured into a tulip glass.
L: orangish, with a hint of brown; so sort of a dark dirty orange color. Totally opaque, light frothy head. When I poured it, it seemed to kind of "glob" out of the can, thick like orange juice.
S: could smell it as soon as I opened the can. Pouring it agitated the aromas more. Smelled like mangos, cream, with a herbal quality.
T: typical Tree House Brewing citra/galaxy hops: Very fruit forward, mangos, orange, pink grapefruit, with a hint of spice on the back end of the flavor profile. A slight bite of a spice I can't name, maybe cardamom? It's more balanced than Julius, I like it better than Julius, but it's not my favorite from TH. I didn't think it met the hype. I've certainly had better beers and can't believe this is currently number 8 on the top 250. I suspect it got that number from people who drove hours to get this beer and therefore have less objectivity.
F: smooth and creamy, like really soft soft serve ice cream. It coats your mouth and lingers.
O: this beer does what TH wants it to do: be a full bodied, full flavored, slap to the face... not an aggressive slap. More like a love slap. Maybe more like a solid, wet, kiss on the cheek from a summer crush. You know it's there and won't forget it, but the sensation fades over time.

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Photo of msteves99
3.64/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farnold
3.79/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good, lots of citrus in this beer, but not as balanced as Julius. Orange and tangerine came to mind, with a hint of grapefruit. Also some tropical fruit, mango and peach. The alcohol was present too. Overall very good beer, but not as good as I'd hoped.

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3.9/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 1.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -15.6%
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4/5  rDev -15.6%
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4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -15.6%
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4/5  rDev -15.6%
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4/5  rDev -15.6%
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4.02/5  rDev -15.2%
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4.07/5  rDev -14.1%
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4.08/5  rDev -13.9%
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4.08/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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King Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 802 ratings