A head to head comparison between Tree House Brewing Company’s own flagship IPA’s, Julius and Green. A little personal history here; I tried Julius and Heady Topper on the same evening with friends. This was my first introduction to a local brewery by me and it was an amazing experience! I’ve always had an endearment to Julius for that reason and that evening mentioned spent around a fire with friends. A majority of my friends and strangers have always stated they like Green better, but I have always felt Julius was my favorite. Some time has passed since then and I’ve recently felt Green was the superior of the two. Tonight, I am left unsure to be truthful. I found I like the nose on Julius better but Green won in appearance. Taste-wise, now this is where it matters. Green had a creamy feel to it that was soft & fluffy on the tongue. I tasted tropical flavors along the lines of pineapple and melon that featured a hoppy edge than compared to Julius. The hoppy/bitter flavor was a subtle bite, but more noticeable than compared to Julius. This is where I was unable to really choose between the two. Julius’ taste has a sweeter finish that was more citrus-like on my tongue. It featured a mellow hop profile that didn’t bite like Green’s. Green wins in appearance and that fluffy feel, but ultimately in my personal opinion Julius beat out Green, which surprised me in the end because I thought I’d be picking Green. That’s something I always take into account when tasting anything new, you can take others advice on food and drink but everyone tastes things differently. Don’t base a decision on trying things solely on what the majority are saying. You’ll never know if you’re going to miss out on your next best taste! (Notes: Julius featured a recent throwback label dated 9/6/18 while Green was a little older, stamped 8/22/18. Some variations may come into play between the age of the two and you could even say, discrepancies may exist because of the aforementioned. I think it would be really interesting to do a blind test between the two. Lastly, these words are based off my taste and I encourage you to try it on your own. Honestly, these are both winners in the end!)
No Problem. We started our mini Beercation to Vermont with a detour to the mecca @treehousebrewco.
Today there was a plethora of can choices to come away with starting with staples, Julius 🧡 & Haze 💜with their OG labels. New offerings for the day were Pale Ale, Present Moment 🧘♀️ & Gggrennn 💚. Some other hold overs for the week were Hurricane ⛈, Doppleganger 👬& In Perpetuity 👫. Finally a new Porter named Abstraction stuck around for us. Cheers to @sw1000
for taking this fun excursion with us. 🧡💜🧘♀️💚⛈👬👫🍺🐈🔥🐾
Abstraction created by Tree House Brewing Co. just for the coming Autumn months. “But it’s still Summer” you say; I say....bring it!!! Bring on the flannel. Bring on the cool nights spent around a fire under a blanket of stars. This is an imperial porter at 8.8% brewed with chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Tree House states it’s like drinking brownies but no brownies were introduced throughout the brewing process. I’m excited with this release because they also say that this is a first, in a diverse set of new dark beers being created for the winter months🍁🌲🍂🌬
Tree House Sap (USA)
I think this might be my fave Tree House yet. This is a 7% IPA with Chinook and Simcoe, hazy of course, super fruity and tropical, creamy get not overly thick, bold yet refreshing, slightly dank, grapefruit, mango, pine and earthy, with a dry, dusty finish. So so damn good.
Tree House Bright w/ Citra (USA)
Just made it to Toronto after 2 provinces, 2 cities and one state. Long day so I deserved this. Thanks @gilesasmith
! Canned August 13, this is a 7.8% haze bomb with Citra, great foamy head, tropical nose, super creamy, less of that dank TH vibe I usually find in their beers than others I’ve tried, refreshing and bright (pun intended), with a dry, dusty finish. Fantastic.