Name: Tree House Julius
Style: American IPA
“Bursting with pungent American hops, Julius – our flagship American IPA – is a bright, juicy beer filled with flavors and aromas of mango, peach, passionfruit, and a melange of citrus juice. A soft, pillowy mouthfeel and rounded bitterness ensure Julius will never tire the palate – a true joy to drink!”
Tree House is one of the most sought after breweries right now, as they keeping on pumping great beer after great beer. Right now 4 of the top 10 beers on BeerAdvocate.com are from Tree House, with 3 in the top 5. They put our great beer of every style, but they are especially known for their big juicy Northeast IPAs. I was able to get my hands on their flagship IPA Julius, so lets crack his can and start drinking.
I poured the beer our from a can into a Teku glass and immediately get hop aroma before I even start to pour. The beer pours a murky yellow orange with about an inch of white head that laces down the glass as you drink. It gives off notes of orange, mango, grapefruit and peach with slight floral undertones. The beer has big grapefruit and floral notes on the front end. Slight pineapple and peach notes blend into a smooth finish that has some nice malty balance. The beer is medium to full bodied that is somewhat creamy with moderate carbonation.
I usually never think beers as hyped as this live up to the hype, but this beer does and then some. It is a juicy and drinkable with tons of hop flavor, but what I love about it is they don’t forget to showcase the malt as well. Every aspect of the beer with big and bold, yet it is all blended together with perfect balance. Tree House beers are obviously tough to get your hands on unless you make a drive our to their brewery in Monson, MA, but god damn their beer is worth it. This is my favorite IPA, period. It doesn’t try to be crazy with ingredients, it is just a masterfully brewed beer that I recommend everyone
Editor’s Note: Please excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes as I am a drinking alcohol while writing since this is a beer blog after all.