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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPATree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA has roots right here in Colorado. We balanced familiar citrusy hop notes with the subtle sweetness of local peaches. You might say we gave both the tree and the style a playful little shake.

48 IBU

Added by denver10 on 04-10-2013

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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 554
Photo of FBarber
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a copper tinged gold color. Clear, crisp, effervescent initially although it eventually settles down. Thin white head dissipates leaving no lacing or residual head.

Smell has notes of mango, peach, and apricot giving way to a hoppy aroma.

Taste follows the nose with notes of mango, peach and apricot. Lots of bitterness on the finish with an unripe peach like flavor. This is called a peach DIPA and there is certainly peach notes here, but calling it a peach DIPA seems a bit far. The peach is more a flavor that you notice from the hops used, not a strong flavor. That being said it is a tasty beer.

Feel is mild carbonation, bit sweet on the tongue. Definitely what you'd expect from a DIPA.

Overall a solid DIPA in its own right. That being said, for a "peach DIPA" I'd love more peach flavor here.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Selected in a "build your own six pack". Yummy. A dark melon color; I taste the peaches upfront, then a hops aftertaste. 48 IBU, I thought it was lower. Nice carbonation, very refreshing. I may stock up on this for the summer.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a very solid IPA, but sadly there is almost no peach at all. I got excited about this one, but found very little flavor in this other than a decent hop profile.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great semi opaque golden beer with a lasting little bubbly head. Large alcohol percentage but almost no character of alcohol. Light bodied, peach or apricot tinged ale, the iBU is only 48 and it shows. There are much more bitter beers with a lot less alcohol. I like it. Leaves a little something to be desired in the peach department but for being so drinkable and so light they did a great job. Much balance. Cheers.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 7/14/16
A - slightly hazed peach colored ale with a frothy off-white head that dissipates slowly into a foam
S - juicy peach, caramel malt, mango and tropical aromas
T - peach is present but not overbearing with notes of caramel malt, mango, orangey citrus, pineapple, and white pepper
M - fuller body, nice carbonation, finishes very well balanced and quite dry, which entices frequent sips of this easy drinking DIPA
O - I really thought this was well put together with just the right amount of peach added, but I don't think I'd buy it again. Really glad to try it though!

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Photo of basaywhat
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with small white head aroma of peach and citrus. Huge peach flavor overpowers the hops but is pretty good overall.

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Photo of dcotom
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into stemless wine glass. Dark, hazy orange in color, with fluffy white head that leaves lots of gorgeous lacing. Piney hops on the nose at first, with just a hint of peach. The peach is understated on the palate. Well balanced, easy drinking, very clean finish. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of Shermski
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The original 750's from 2013ish that were higher in ABV and had so much peach were insanely good, incredible feel. They started putting it in 4 packs, lowered the abv and peach amount. So disappointing. It is a totally different beer than the original. I feel like it dupes people into buying it who enjoyed the original. I had 8-10 original 750's. After one 4 pack never again. Most geeks feel the same but Odell doesn't care because this is a beer now marketed to people just getting into craft. Too bad because it was actually good, adjunct fruit in IPAs usually ends up tacky, watermelon dorado, pineapple sculpin, etc.

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Photo of Martin194
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear, golden, small white head, looks great. I've seen a lot of people talking about cloudiness or floaters, mine was perfectly clear, I think they might have changed up their style recently.

Smell: Hops and lots of peach plus maybe a slightly stronger fruit - orange perhaps, or nectarine? A little bit of pine.

Taste: Very sweet and peachy with some more of the slight citric sting I was talking about earlier, slightly bitter, dry aftertaste from the hops but not so much as with other IPAs, also just a hint of pine in the aftertaste.

Feel: Average carbonation

Overall: Very pleasant and sweet, definitely something I'd like to try again.

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer, floaters and all. Beautiful orange yellow color, nice head and lacing. Pleasant peach smell and taste. A bit sweet and not bitter. I look forward to this in the spring!

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Photo of akolb
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mild citrus, apricot, and peach aroma. Taste has bready malts, canned peaches, orange, and some hops. A decent imperial IPA, but I personally prefer the focus to be more on the hops than fruit.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 7/18/15. Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle brought back from AZ by snaotheus.

Color is clear orange gold with a very bubble thick white head and lots of floaters. Aroma is citrus with a bit of canned peaches. Taste is a some canned peaches, some orange, and a bit of pine that finishes with a bit of mild pith. Mouthfeel is medium with moderation carbonation. Overall, a very nice and drinkable beer.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a ton of floaties and a one-finger white head. Light amount of lacing.

S - Aroma of sweet malts, floral hops, and light peach.

T - The taste has sweet malts and light peach upfront. The sweetness into a some nice piney hops. The finish has some grapefruit peel and a lingering light hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice twist on the normal DIPA. The flavors are nice and balanced. Nice easy drinker.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, whose provenance is escaping me right now, other than it was in my haul when I returned from Sandpoint, Idaho a few days ago.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with a whole lot of chunky floaties (peach flesh, I certainly hope), and one finger of puffy, weakly foamy, and kind of caked dirty white head, which leaves some sunken mountain range lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of musty stone fruit (peach, I guess, but more dried apricot than anything), grainy pale malt, a masked caramel sweetness, subtle orange and indistinct grapefruit citrus, ethereal yeast, and more leafy, piney, and floral hops. The taste is much more overt in its peachy goodness, over a staid bready caramel malt base, a muddled citrus and drupe fruitiness, soft earthy pine needle and acrid leafy bitters, and a bit of a Yuk-a-Flux party booziness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its barely playful frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, the tacked-on fruitiness aiding to a certain degree, I suppose. It finishes off-dry, the inherent malt still relying on the peachy adjunct to shore up its lines against the lingering, if fading citrusy, piney, and floral hops.

Not a bad overall deal here - sure, it looks rather unpleasantly turbid (the majority of the times this happens, it's a drainpour and/or demanding my money back sort of situation), but that quickly blurs with a small dose of cognitive dissonance, and, Bob's yer uncle, we have a tasty peach-inflected, baby Yankee DIPA. Yeah, this is good, just don't think too hard about it.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best before 7/30/15.

Appearance: Orange and chocked full of clumpy sediment, never seen an Odell beer that wasn't clear. Thin white head.

Aroma: Crystal malts, some citrus, just a hint of something dank.

Taste: Quite light. The malt flavor is a sweet but clean and there hop character is mostly moderate bitterness. There is a bit of peach in there but it ends up feeling overly sweet paired with the malt. Not much hop flavor, which is unfortunate since Odell has some other seriously good IPAs. Finish is peachy and sweet with a nice bitterness in the aftertaste to balance things out. Wouldn't have guessed it's 8% ABV, but not thin either.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with average carbonation. Decent drinkability but the sweetness becomes cloying.

Final Thoughts: I haven't had an Odell product in a while even though their line-up is great (hard to find fresh, though). I may have gone in with too high of expectations. Tree Shaker is a good IPA and better than most the competition on the shelves, but doesn't have a "wow" factor. Would I drink it again? Maybe on tap.

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Photo of maximum12
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single picked up as a probe. 12 ounces of probe with an elephant on the label. The bottle is dated 7-30-15 which I’m going to assume is the drink-by date. Just in under the warm weather wire.

The pour is peachy orange with what appears to be about two ounces of peachy floating weightlessly. A swirl makes the thing look like an orange cream tornado. Carbonation is low. The nose is low enough volume that it’s hard to process: vague sweetness & peach. Not much of either.

Tree Shaker is less elephant/peach tree than dachshund/buckthorn. The peach comes on as it warms & puts its fruity boots on the throat of anything else that might surface in the beer. Mid-palate there’s some evergreen & light bitterness, but it’s the peach that’s stomping here. Really juicy & what it lacks in smell it’s making up in drinkability as the gunk-filled glass empties rapidly.

Cold this is a snooze, but opens up nicely as it warms. A good beer that I’d happily sip again.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015-07-12
12oz bottle split between a pair of Georgetown samplers. Date on the bottle is 07/21/15. Brought it back from Phoenix in my suitcase. Poured completely, but most of the sediment ended up in the other sampler, so mine's fairly clear.

Pours nearly clear with some little chunky floaters. Medium carbonation and small head. Smell is very mild, slightly citrus and slightly peach. A little pineapple.

Taste is a little hay, a little grass, a little grapefruit, and the peach flavor kind of acts as a mild sweetener. It's interesting and tasty, but not awesome. Some moderate bitter finish, maybe more fruitskin than anything else. Despite the picture on the label, I taste no elephant whatsoever.

Mouthfeel is slick and juicy. Overall, it's a pretty good beer.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Lovely hazy amber-gold with a finger of white head and a bit of lacing. Lots of globular floaties - I gather this is typical for this beer.

Smell: Fairly subdued at first, but as it warms the sweet, fruity and slightly piney hops come through.

Taste: Sweet, tangy fruity malty flavors and a moderate amount of bitterness. The peach is noticeable throughout but it blends really well with the rest of the flavors. I'm not a huge hop head so for me the moderate level of hops is actually very welcome and appreciated.

Feel: Medium body with a pretty smooth mouthfeel. As I got to the bottom I could feel the slightly gelatinous floaties, which vaguely resemble orange juice pulp (semi-solid) and create a thicker mouthfeel.

Overall: I would describe this beer as an "imperial peach ale". The level of hops and ABV are pretty mild for an imperial IPA and the emphasis is definitely on the peach and other fruity aspects of the malt and hops. The main con is the floaties, which are basically harmless but disturb the appearance and to a lesser extent the mouthfeel of the beer. Honestly, I think that if they were invisible there would be far fewer complaints.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You can really taste the peach and is a pretty decent DIPA. It is pretty thick and heavy though, even for a DIPA. Execution is nice and it is an excellent departure for the style.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Dikfour
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Finger of head dissipates at a normal clip. Beer is clear golden yellow with a floating pulpy sediment.

Smell: Cat pissy hops, bright fruit right up front. A little peach but more so grapefruit.

Taste: Really well balanced. Not to sweet, not to bitter. Fruity juices up front with a mildly skunk bitter finish.

Feel: Medium to medium light body. Kinda oily. Fairly sticky.

Overall: Pretty halfway good. I was expecting way more fruit. Much more malt. The hop profile didn't really work for me. Meh.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a peachy-straw color with a two finger head that recedes slowly leaving a thin ring of lacing. It is heavily loaded with sediment, which seems to be the expected. Aroma of piney hops and a light note of peaches. Taste kinda follows the nose. Bitter, upfront piney hops at the front of the tongue with a slightly sweet peach flavor mellowing out the finish. The alcohol comes through in the aftertaste and isn't well hidden. Medium-full body and medium carbonation with the aforementioned boozy aftertaste.
It has the blatant hops of a DIPA with a touch of fruit sweetness. It is less harsh than expected and the fruit really does come through in the finish. A revisit definitely made a difference with this.

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Photo of mschantz
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle with a 8/1915 drink by date. Bright yellow with lots of visible floaters that I am assuming are peach. 1/2" of fine white head. Nose is sweet juicy fruit with little to no hop aroma. Taste is quite balance with stone fruit and citrus jammy sweetness balanced by slight grassy bitterness on the back end. Quite enjoyable and highly drinkable.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow with just a film of white. 3.5
Citrus zest, blossoms, and maybe a hint of nectarine skin on the nose. 3.5
Caramel sauce and some soft fruit fleshiness then powdered tangerine drink, lemondrop, and herbal hops. 4
Grapefruit and yellow plum end and ringing bitter linger.
Halfway to medium, clingy, slight oil. 4

Underwhelming in the glass but makes up ground with hopping that is fresh, deft, yet assertive - like St Lupulin that way. But there's also an oversweet fruitiness in the middle, and there's neither sufficient IBUs (48?!) nor aroma to justify a DIPA (and it's 5 weeks out from bottling, so that's not the issue.) A rare flat note from Odell. 3.5

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Photo of pat61
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy gold with floaties under a 2” cream colored foam cap that clings to the side of the glass.
S: Peachy citrus melon nose.
T: Peach, citrus, biscuit and melon. The balance between the added peach and the hop driven fruit flavors is very well done. The peach is there but it does not over power either the hops or the light biscuit flavor from the malts.
F: Medium body and carbonation. Soft on the mouth.
O: A very flavorful and well composed beer but the floaties are disconcerting.

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ran across Tree Shaker on a jaunt to Winfield, KS at Bob's where I scored several great beers unavailable in OK. Never having had a peach IPA, I figured wtf. I could see the pile of dregs at the bottom so I poured softly. Still took on a fair amount of fuzzy peachy flocculation. The color is a nice golden yellow hue, but my gentle pour yielded very little in the way of froth. No lace to speak of either. I was ready for a peach blast to the nostrils, but to no avail. It was more of a grassy hopped up marmalade pastry thing. Well, surely the flavor will bring on the peach. Nope, not really. Not until room temp and then I got a tinge in the after, but mostly this beer was of the orange/pear citrus hop light bread variety. Feels fine - a bit velvety with a medium chew probably due to peach pulp. I must say I it was a let down for me. When a brewer boasts of fruits, I expect the fruits. Now this beer has a little less than 2 months before it's best by date and I have no idea how old it really is. Could be well past its prime.

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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