King Julius | Tree House Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
755
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124
Avg:
4.74
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
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4.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of spycow
4.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super hazy. It looks like orange juice.

Flavor is obviously juicy. Orange and mango with a lot of floral and sticky flavors. Some bitterness and some lingering resin.

I still think jjjuliusss was the best of the 4, but this is great as well!

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Photo of jlindros
4.67/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours into my Hill farmstead stem tulip with a nice creamy but lighter head that hits about 1/2 finger, with some decent sticky lacing... as you mentioned Nate, the lacing on the glass right off the tap was much nicer, but that doesn't stop the awesomness of the beer itself from shining through. Speaking of shining, the beer is not shiny at all, a murky hazy tangerine slightly coppery colored beer.

Nose is amazing! The transcending aroma wafted out as soon as I popped the swing top, and when I poured it I almost dropped the bottle as I was too busy dreaming of the tropical fruits dancing into my brain. This sucker is beaming with tropical fruit and citrus, loaded with passion fruit, mango, a big waft of exploding grapefruit juice packets, tangerine, light orange rind, resins and lots of fresh hop goodness. Under that a light malty aroma tries it's best to balance the hops, to little avail. As I'm burying my nose in it for minutes at a time (literally), and breathing deep, a light booze touch wafts out like an alcohol infused grapefruit.

Taste comes in... I can feel the weight of the beer and oily hop layer before my taste buds come back down to earth from the tropical fruit explosion. Holy shi*t mango! Memories come flying back of chewing on the pit from a mango trying to get that last bit of great mangoness off of it. There is also again some passion fruit, light resins, tangerine, a bit of citrus, and more fresh grapefruit explosions. I can barely put it down long enough to type a sentence. A nice malty base in there, very little malt flavor, but a nice balancing mild sweetness and fluffy feel, it has some weight to it, but no detectable booze. bitterness comes out nicely but not over explosive, or even really strong, its more of an after thought, like the light grapefruit rind bitterness when you're chewing on a fresh grapefruit. Finish is even more grapefruit as the mango fades a bit, a bit of papaya comes out as well, more tangerine and clementine, fairly dry, light lingering bitterness.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied but fluffy and soft, little oily, and quite nice fluffy carbonation.

Overall gmmrrguguumm.... that's the sound my brain is making trying to put words into how awesome this beer is. Easily top 5 DIPAs I've EVER HAD! So much fresh tropical fruit, literally like mango and grapefruit juice, booze is nowwhere to be seen except the nice weight of the body, light hop oil feel, juicy, delicious, drinkable, well balanced, just so friggen good!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
4.49/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
4.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of duceswild
4.08/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned Sept. 2, 2016, enjoyed Sept. 27, 2016

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Hazy deep orange. Darker at the bottom of the pour, like peach juice where the pulp settles to the bottom. Smell is tropical fruits. Mango, orange. Some sweetness. Tastes tropical as well, with more emphasis on the orange flavor. Light sugary sweetness up front. Dries out and becomes a touch bitter in the finish. Medium body. Exactly as described. A bigger version of Julius. Drank a Julius before drinking this for science. It would be impossible to ramp up the hop flavor by the same order of magnitude that the sugars are amplified. By that metric, I think I would take Julius over this.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at EBF 2016
Hazy orange amber color. Huge juicy citrus tropical light earth and pine nose. Sweet bready malt big hop flavor mild hop bitterness. Another great beer from Tree house!

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4.4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4.4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.82/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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King Julius from Tree House Brewing Company
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