GODFROMANAL (50) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
*** BAD TRADER ALERT *** gn0sis only sent me a single 750 of this beer. He shouldíve anticipated the profound effect the liquid would have on me and swung a Melchizedek, obviously. Tsk, tskÖ Iíll just copy and paste from my texts: "In terms of hop-forward beers thatíre outside the realm of sessionability, the only beer Iíve had on this level is Ephraim. And while Ephraim nails the floral profile in such a peerlessly beautiful way, this gets juiciness with no unnecessary bitterness/residual sugar in a genuinely magical way. And the fruit notes arenít one-dimensional, either! So damn complex. Best IPA Iíve *ever* had in a big way - legit thought I was past the point of being wowed on that level style-wise" Ö So there you have it. A true masterpiece, Tree House! And thanks a million Eric.
Godofthecellar (495) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 #200 rating
Wow..... Thanks Eric for grabbing me this growler. I didnít expect much but needless to say, I am blown away.
Nose was grapefruit and resin
Poured a peachy amber color with three finger head.. very little lacing. Taste followed the nose, very citric countered by the sweetness of stone fruit. Peach and nectarines produced one of the juiciest IPAís I have tasted.., resin and pine. This growler reminds me of the beauty societiy and solitude #5 brought to the table.
Simple yet well refined. Canít wait to try more from this brewery
davey101 (566) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 64 oz counter pressure filled growler into a Treehouse tulip glass. The beer was kegged this morning so an IPA doesnít get much fresher than this.
A - Unfiltered IPA porn. This beer pours a gorgeous hazy peach/orange body. Super hazy and holding it up to the light just illuminates that perfect color. Three fingers of an off-white head with sticky lacing and long lasting retention. Thick edging sticks around the whole time. I canít imagine a beer looking any better than this.
S - I had a few pours of this earlier and saved half of it to properly review later. When I reopened the growler I got a release of carbonation and with it a blast of rich and sweet tropical notes. In the glass I get layers of bitter grapefruit, sweet yet under ripe peaches, mango, and a faint touch of biscuits.
T - A rather unique hop profile that really makes itself stand out from other IPAís. Bitter grapefruit lead into super sweet concentrated peach juice. Its almost tropical, but the level of sweetness really points toward a peach or apricot for me. Finishes with a touch of clean crackers and a quick hit of bitterness. It starts off being very concentrated, juicy, and sweet but it quickly transitions into a very clean and refreshing finish.
M - Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. The level of bitterness is just perfect here, quick and intense but fades away pleasantly. Crazy drinkable.
O - For a beer that is being brewed out of a shed in a guys front yard in Central Massachusetts...this is just fucking phenomenal stuff. Totally impressed and left wishing I had purchased many, many more growlers of this. The next Hill Farmstead? Probably not. But I am very lucky to have this place so close to me.
Ataraxia (239) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange tinged with pink, white lacing; looks like grapefruit juice. Aroma is fresh grapefruit, orange, and mango. Initial sweetness gives way to resin bitterness. Crisp, light-bodied, and refreshing. Clean bitter finish with traces of alcohol presence. Reminiscent of Hill Farmstead IPAs.
johnnnniee (1840) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013
Cloudy light gold color.
Citrus, grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit explosion.
I went back more than once for this brew it is fantastic!
SveNssoN (1) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a swing-top bottle to find one of the most exquisite, balanced and tasty IPAs Iíve ever had. This is truly a world-class beer and one of Massachusettís finest.
mikey711 (2) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I no longer rate, but this time I am making an exception at the request of a friend who sent me the growler, simply saying that "Julius is the Truth"
I have had a lot of IPAs before and must say that this one goes down as one of the most enjoyable that I have had in quite some time. The smell is killer, loads of tropical fruit with peach and mango at the forefront, followed by a very subtle light caramel sweetness. It was a cloudy gold and poured a puffy white head with good retention. The taste was incredibly fruity and drinkable. Dominantly citrusy will a very mild bitterness and sweetness from the malt. Maybe its a personal preference but I love drinking tropical fruit salads like this. The body was equally as impressive as it was soft and full.
I can honestly say that after having this beer Julius is the Truth. I did not go in with any expectations, but left wanting more and wishing that the glass would never end.
VikingHammer (501) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 liter growler from the brewery. Poured into a Tree House tulip glass. The appearance is a very turbid golden orange with a white two finger head. The lacing sticked to the glass and also had great head retention. The aromas of this beer were spectacular. Dank tropical and citrus fruits. Some subtle hints of melon and pine. This flavors did not disappoint. Started slightly malty and then the bitterness takes over until it dries out. This beer is dangerously drinkable. My first Tree House beer with many more to come.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange pour, soapy white head. Dank aroma and some sweet citrusy goodness. Flavor is citrusy, juicy and somewhat bitter. But within the hops is some really nice sweet malts. Wonderful.
PhillyCraft (2594) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, hazy golden orange color with white head and medium lacing. Nose and flavor of skunky grass and tangy NZ goodness, passionfruit, earth and citrus funk abound. New zealand funk yo, that sessionable good thit, 1 day old. Epic beer, will be searching these guys out.