JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy, rust orange with a white head. Borderline disgusting appearance. Nose is brighter hops than most Tree House, as in less budensome and heavy, less fruit meat and more fruit peel (that’s good). Still in the orange/mango family. Mouth nicely bitter and bright, still a good dose of orange and mango meat. But again lighter and better than bigger ones (King Julius, Green). One of the better Tree House beers.
beernbourbon (1547) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Pour is cloudy orange with a soapy white head. Dirty even. Aroma is loaded with citrus and floral hop. Dry sharp Aroma. Flavor is all orange juice up front with a Dirty floral water note. Actually, this is awesome.
cfrancis (3136) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kevin for this unexpected treasure. Pours like orange juice, severely cloudy orange gold with a nice white froth. Aroma is sweet mango, citrus hops, intense. Taste is a blast of hops, intense citrus and mango. Almost too much, it’s very five-alive like. It’s a little off balance because of the hops. I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. Still awesome though.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is full of bright citrus and tropical fruit notes. Taste is complex, with a mixture of citrus, mango, resin, sweetness, a touch of yeast/bread note, and a medium length citrus finish.
Strife21 (317) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark hazy amber with thick white head. Smell is juicy tropical fruit, orange, lemon and dank hops. Taste is creamy bitter hops with notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit and orange. Heavy body, heavy carbonation. Very Good
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best single malt ipa I’ve had in a very long time. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org. you the best
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Cannette provenant de la source): Une quantité presque inégalée de houblons émanent de ce liquide boueux orangé. Le bouquet est vaste, mangue, fruit de la passion, lichee et agrumes sucrées qui mène vers une amertume presque secondaire tellement l’avant-plan est spectaculaire. Je l’ai bu plusieurs fois et de temps en temps, le diacétyl tente de percer mais sans grand succès.
Johnstledger8 (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a murky cloudy orange with a mostly lasting foamy off white head. Aroma is of pine, orange, grapefruit. Taste is of grapefruit, burnt, pine, blood orange. Chewy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint can from the brewery. Pours a deep yellow orange gold with a medium fluffy cream colored head. Aroma of mango, passionfruit, guava, orange and hops. Taste of mango, passionfruit, guava, orange and hops. A delicious tropical fruit, hop experience. Excellent.
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 Draught (growlers) and cans since batch 3 (I believe) back in January of 2014 and onwards, most recently a growler filled on 8/5/16 and drunk 8/6/16.
Julius was never a soupy beer, though its cloudiness/haziness is fairly variable. This most recent batch had a good haziness but nothing intense. Head is large and very well-retained, of white color. The body is a maize-golden with a bright copper-blonde hue.
Citrus in the nose of the orange juice variety (not white grapefruit or intense lemon) but mixing with the base malt to give the distinct juiciness of this "style". Bright, tangy, juicy and with plentiful mango-kiwi-pineapple. Some melon lingers nicely on the finish, with bits of lime and honey. Hugely aromatic, as Tree House beers almost always are, with no flaw/alcohol/resin/punchiness.
Sweeter in the mouth, than many of Tree House’s beers, though not to say too sweet. It’s soft and malty with a tight carbonation, tons of tropical-juicy fruits and an appropriate, balancing bitterness that isn’t aggressive/resinous. As it warms and breathes, I get the same very distinct watermelon/honeydew melon/pommelo or what have you, note that is quite enticing and found in the other Julius variants. Juicy, lush, malty, lightly bitter and exquisitely flavorful and bright. While I think they’ve gone on to produce some more innovative and exciting things since their early days when this beer reigned supreme, it’s still a classic and a beer I’m always VERY happy to drink whenever given the chance.