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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPATree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 04-10-2013)
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Atlas1

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial peach IPA? Yes, please.

Poured into a snifter. Looks like an IPA. Golden in color, decent head, no lace. Hoppy citrus aroma with faint peach. Nice smell, but not outstanding. Everything falls into place, however, with the taste. Dry up front, with a subtle hoppiness and muted fruit flavors. Finishes with a bitter peach flavor in the back of the throat. Really nice stuff here. It's flavorful without going overboard. It's a big beer at 10.1% ABV, but it's not a boozy beer. It's even-tempered and, dare I say, mellow? To accomplish that with a 10% beer is saying something. Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy.

I love this beer. It's not overly peachy, or overly hoppy, or overly boozy. It's a smooth-drinking IPA that's got balance and layers. Just complex enough to spark conversation, but not too controversial to draw too much attention. More fruit beers should take notice, because this one works well. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:13:47 | More by Atlas1
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear light orange color with a small, white head that fades quickly.

Smells of fruity peach notes along with a little tropical fruits.

Tastes of the fruity notes playing into a sweet malt profile. Fruity peach notes lead off along with pineapple and mango. Fruity sweetness is played up with syrupy malts which is right on the border of too much sweetness. Hop bitterness is low. Finishes fairly clean.

Moutfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a fruity beer, but I want more hops to come out and especially want more bitterness to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:43:25 | More by ocelot2500
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A- Clean, light golden copper. 2 Finger white head. Fair lacing

S- Sweet peach and honey. Apricot, melon, and floral hops.

T- Sweet again with an almost tart mid flavor. Syrupy. Reminds me a lot of some of my homebrews that missed the mark. Not nearly as hoppy as the style demands. Mild bitterness to say the least. Boozy as well.

M- Low carbonation, mid body, and alcohol heat. Lacked any crisp or clean character. Sits too heavy.

O- Tasty at times, but hardly an IPA. I would call it more of a golden fruit ale. This one was not worth the money, and that's something I very rarely say about Odell. Peach just simply may be the wrong fruit for this style.

$16 for a 22oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:06:57 | More by Bosoxfan20
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kojevergas

Texas

2.16/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

750ml brown glass bottle with decent label art and branded hood-and-wire cap over a branded cork acquired at my local Central Market grocery earlier today and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 10.1% ABV. Reviewed as an imperial IPA because the label clearly identifies it as such. 2014 vintage.

Served cold - at fridge temp - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. It's actually kind of thin, which is disappointing. Lacks creaminess and frothiness. Consistency is poor, as is complexion. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent pale peach-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no floating yeast particles or hop sediment is visible. Appears undercarbonated.

Overall, it's not a very impressive appearance for an imperial IPA, but it's not bad looking by any means. Far from unique or special. There are no egregious flaws. I'm optimistic.

Sm: Sweet fruit - peaches, I guess. Sweet pale malts. Floral hop character. Some fruity esters. A mild amount of esters.

No yeast character or spice detectable. I don't find any off-notes aside from some obvious fruity booziness, which really dominates the aroma.

It definitely seems too sweet and too boozy, and I'm not getting much in terms of hop character or bitterness - which is a serious problem in an imperial IPA. It's shaping up to be a syrupy mess. Aroma is fairly strong as well.

T/Mf: Drinks like homebrew. Boozy syrupy sweet peaches and some accompanying fruity esters dominate the flavour profile. There's also some boozy pineapple - a note I personally can't stand in IPAs (or beer in general). Hopwise, it offers little - just some fruity character and generic floral character. There isn't enough hop bitterness to either satisfy the demands of the style or to balance the almost cloying one-two punch of sweet peach fruit and sweet pale malt. I also pick up on caramalt.

Texture is poor. It has a sticky syrupy feel on the palate, with too much weight and body. Smooth and wet, but also strangely weak and thin. Plenty of alcohol warmth makes this beer's presence on the palate worse still. This mouthfeel doesn't complement the flavour profile or the style well at all. Carbonation is completely off.

Not oily, gushed, harsh, or astringent.

The egregious lack of balance really destroys this beer. It lacks complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance - any depth this beer might have had is ruined by the overabundance of peach puree, which ruthlessly dominates the flavour profile to its detriment.

Average flavour duration and intensity.

No yeast character comes through.

It just has a raw, young taste suggestive of abundant unfermented sugars. A higher attenuation yeast would be helpful, but the real problem is right there in the concept of the beer - there're just too damn many peaches used, and they don't feel at all naturally integrated into the flavour profile. Ugh.

I'm not liking this beer at all.

Dr: The low quality makes this difficult to drink. I'm shocked Odell brewed this. It'll take effort to down the entirety of this sweet teeth-rotting booze-bomb, and I'm pretty disappointed. This is definitely a beer best avoided. Possibly Odell's weakest work to date. I won't be buying it again, and I'd caution friends from picking it up.

D

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 02:31:13 | More by kojevergas
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Dan for hooking me up with this. 750ml corked and caged into a tulio. The brew appears a clouded amber orange color with an off-white cap. Some copper clarity seen around the edges. Patchy lace sticks to the glass. Overall this looks like a semi-clarified pour of carbonated peach juice.

The aroma is slightly earthy with a fruitiness that is a mixture of peach, alcohol and hops. Slighty dank, catty and herbal to grassy. Solvent alcohol and an abundance of carbonic and mineral aspects that are a bit distracting. As it breaths, the fruited quality becomes almost extinct, im wondering if the initial onset of peach character was present only because I was looking for it. Without any preconceived notion, im sure one would never know peaches were added to this.

The taste is mineral filled and carbonic upfront. Literally carbonic acid is the first flavor I pick up on with multiple sips. It gets earthy and hoppy with a grassy to herbal bitterness. Slightly dank and catty with melon character moreso than peach. Some pulp and rinds before getting back to grassiness and earth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate to lively amount of carbonation. It is boozy and solvent with a lot of mineral and carbonic feel that isnt that enjoyable. Not really what I was expecting. Not that enjoyable as an ipa or fruit beer, let alone a hybrid. The carbonic and mineral character is quite distracting and seemingly prevents you from taking in anything else other than alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 19:37:49 | More by stakem
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blue_bleeder for the great hookup.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a deep honey copper. Head Head is white, fluffy, and dense with moderate retention. Some nice sheets of lacing.

Smell: Macerated and obliterated peach flesh. Ripe and unerripe peach in abundance. Bready malt backbone with some caramelized malt sweetness. Spicy alcohol esters and a touch of herbal and citrus hops. It's all peach and alcohol. Some mild tropical aromas, pineapple and mango. Nice fresh fruit. Apricot. A touch grassy. Surprisingly balanced. Warming ups the fruit sweetness and let's the peach run.

Taste: The nose hits it. Tons of mealy fruit. Fresh smashed peach with a lingering syrupy sweetness. Hops run a touch of citrus with an herbal undertone. Hints of tropical fruit - mainly pineapple with some juicy tangerine. Alcohol is sharp on the back and leaves the associated alcohol spicy esters. malts are lightly bready with some biscuit notes and a bit of caramelized malt. A touch sweet through the back. Peach is everywhere, but not overbearing. Enhances the juicy fruity hop element.

Mouthfeel: Slick medium body with a clean finish. Moderate carbonation. Wet and a bit juicy.

Overall: So many peaches.

A nice DIPA, but falls a little short of the Odell pedigree. The peach is well used and well executed. Good, but not groundbreaking.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 20:09:38 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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minterro

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Gf brought from Morgan's Liquor store and poured me a snifter.

A&S: Very lively transparent light peach colored beer (as dumb as that sounds). Pours about a finger of fluffy head and retains well. The head also leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma has a tart fruitness to it, sugary fruitness comes through not necessarily, but mostly as peach, but also maybe some apricots. No real elements of hops.

T&M: Not tart as the smell would make you assume. Peaches come through much better towards the end of the bottle (due to some parts settling out). A big positive this beer has going for it is that it isn't ultra sweet like some DIPA get. A little hot, but not nearly as hot as you expected at 10%. Very slight touch of bitterness. Much smoother than I expected considering that it looked very lively.

Overall: 750ml bottle went for a little over $14, so not that bad of a price for +10% ABV. I would say my biggest knock on this beer is it's lack of hops. I would categorize this beer under maybe an imperial blond, but it is hard to justify putting it as a DIPA. It wouldn't be something I would buy again, however I'm glad I tasted it. I would probably recommend seeking it out at a tap house vs buying a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 01:37:47 | More by minterro
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Thin, wispy, white, bubbly head. Brew is kinda foggy, orange in color. Weak lacing. Medium viscosity.

Not typical aroma for Odell IPAs. Lots of Apricot, peach, citrus... Kinda Papery.

Well. It's wet. Fairly drinkable. Weird funk passes by at the backend of the flavors. Dry on finish that never really ends...? Carbonation Is way too much and detracts from the experience. Earthy, fruity, moderately sweet, Funky yeast flavors. Carmel malt backbone is a bit too much for me. Not picking up nearly as much peach flavors as on the nose. I wish it was more creamy and less acidic.

Ho-Hum. I'm kinda not so high on this one... Weird. IMO, Odell has had a few misses, this is one. Not sure I'd recommend especially @ $13/750ml. Not quite a mess, but very haphazard; needs further blending and love. Aroma is a tick away from perfect, but the feel and flavors are a bit too abstract for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 03:54:35 | More by chugalug06
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Hops and Pie. Nice light yellow-orange color. Aroma is peaches but also this weird plasticky aroma. Flavor was much the same, just frickin weird. This tasted nothing like an IPA to me, mroe like a Belgian with peaches added. I would have been so disappointed if I had paid the $16 for a bottle of this, what a joke.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2014 03:51:40 | More by ArrogantB
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KajII

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a seriously murky peach orange that almost looks like fruit juice with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that slowly receded, down to a medium puddled film and collar with excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of pine hops from the get go along with a caramel malt and a lightly sweet yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), a decent odor of peaches and a bit of apricot.

The taste was mildly malty sweet with just a touch of caramel and a strong peach presence pretty much throughout. The finish progressed slowly, with a nice hoppy bitterness and a bit of citrus towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with the peachy fruity taste giving way slightly to a mild hoppy bitterness and a slowly creeping alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a mildly dry texture and a carbonation that just exceeded mild in voracity.

Overall this was an intriguing IPA with a lightly sweet fruitiness, which I have to say mixed superbly with the piney citrus bitterness this brew possesses allowing for a rather good concealment of the high ABV, thus creating a nice smooth tasty drinking experience…

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Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 21:55:51 | More by KajII
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ajmitch4

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One bomber split with a friend into two tulip glasses. 2013, "aged" maybe a few months. Pours a cloudy, peach-orange and some sediment falls to the bottom. A nice head forms, about half inch high until first drink. Nice lace.

All I get in the smell is alcohol, small amount of funk and faint peach aromas. Slightly disappointed.

Taste is not what I expected. Right up front are the citrus hops and peach flavors but they don't impress. Little to no malt presence from what I'm tasting - it's lacking that balance. However it's dangerously easy to drink for the high alcohol and not what I've come to expect from an IIPA. If only it tasted better. I can't figure out what sort of taste I'm getting on the back end if each sip but it doesn't sit well.

Very light-bodied for an imperial, I am curious to know what IBU rating this gets.

Overall, I was very excited to see what Odell could do with a fruit IPA, especially with Colorado peaches. But for the price I would be hard-pressed to get this again. Maybe try it on tap, or see how it is fresh/aged.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 03:32:16 | More by ajmitch4
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, thumb of soapy head with relentless retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Fruity hops, sweet citrus, mangos and subtle peach with a hint of candied apple and a sour citrus finish.

T - Sweet citrus, hints of apple cider, mangos, and a hint of peach comes through on the finish. Sour citrus rind bitterness lingers alongside a touch of peach and mangos.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - Insanely drinkable, loads of fruity hops and subtle peach flavours that complement the hop profile. Fantastic DIPA that I thoroughly enjoyed and incredibly drinkable with a nicely hidden ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 01:02:52 | More by andrenaline
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight peach aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the peach aspect is fairly subtle.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:35:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jayhass

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light orange hue with a big white head that hangs around.
Aroma is light grapefruit a touch of peaches. A cracker malt scent is there with a slight pine note.
Taste- Sweet malt up front with the peaches making there biggest presence. Orange peel and grapefruit are light. Sweetness is big in this beer but not cloying. Bitterness is barely noticeable just at the tail end of the beer. I would not say this is a IIPA but there is something impressive about this beer. It balances it very well.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 02:08:39 | More by jayhass
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AgentMunky

California

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.

A: Hazy with nice head.

S: Peaches and booze! Sweet and delectable.

T: Meh. It tastes like plants and overripe fruit. Considering it's brewed with 3000(!!) pounds of peaches and "a generous amount of hops," I suppose it's not suprising. But it was unexpected from my double IPA.

M: Overly smooth.

O: It was niceish, but nothing I'm gonna seek out. Only tentatively recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 07:53:53 | More by AgentMunky
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with a decent white head. Good retention. Nice lacing.

Smell - Pine hop. Some stone fruit. A bit of grapefruit. Pale malt.

Taste - More stone fruit than the nose. Tropical fruit hop. Pale malt sweetness. A weird flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Doesn't drink like a double IPA. Lighter than expected. Well carbonated.

Overall - Peach is tough, especially in an IPA. Decent though.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 00:44:26 | More by Alieniloquium
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks for the bottle Evan!

Appearance: Poured a hazy orange from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip with a short white head that fades quickly, some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong citrus, not sure if i get peach, but definitely some tangerine and grapefruit aroma; some pine and resin as well.

Taste: Citrus fruit from the aroma, with a definite hit of peach in the aftertaste. Some hop bitterness but not a ton for an imperial IPA. Can taste a hint of sweet malts as well.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation and smooth finish and relatively light bodied for a DIPA. Not a ton of maltiness but still a good balance with the peach and hops. Easy drinking.

Overall: A unique DIPA that is good but not great. I would try this again as it is quite refreshing. Could benefit from perhaps some more body and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 01:39:27 | More by Mikecap
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties and only died down a bit, consistently leaving a quarter finger high head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: An interesting mix of aromas of peaches and tropical fruits (mangos stand out in particular) are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the peaches are a little more prominent and also lend slight hints of sweetness. There is also a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable - maybe this is a result of the addition of peaches.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is quite drinkable because the alcohol is mostly well hidden from the taste. The peaches seem to work well with the beer and add interesting aromas and flavors alongside those imparted by the hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:54:19 | More by metter98
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, really hazy orange, virtually opaque. Head was three fingers, nearly bright white, some spongy lacing. The aroma was sticky and resinous, fruity, mild peach aroma, and some pale sweetness. Peach is quite upfront in th taste, mixes pretty well with some of the other fruity hop notes. Not so much pine, and there's some finishing sweetness. Nearly full bodied, not too heavy or syrupy for the ABV, nice balance.

It's good. I'm not the biggest peach fan, but I like Odell and figured I may enjoy it in an ipa setting...and I did!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:06:09 | More by EgadBananas
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy light amber/orange color (dare I say a "peach color"?), a massive three fingered white, rocky head, and moderate carbonation. As the beer warms the chill haze goes away and leaves a very clear beer.

S - Dank and earthy smelling peaches, light caramel, biscuity malt, and light citrus.

T - More comes through on the palate than does the nose. Up front light orange citrus and peach before the peach eventually takes over, moderate alcohol presence, and ends with a delicately tangy/tart, bitter fruit finish.

M - Heavy medium body that is slightly chewy and gentle carbonation that creates an almost creamy effect on the tongue.

O - This is a very interesting beer and those who hate peaches will be smart enough to stay away from it. Definitely rates right up there with one of the more unique big IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 00:15:38 | More by jzeilinger
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

So, wait, is Colorado famous for its peaches? Shit, it's news to me that peaches would even grow in Colorado... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy gold topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises earthy and lightly-tart peach, pine resin, and sweet biscuit. Yup, this definitely smells like a peach-infused IPA. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly brighter peach character up front. As they'd say in Gave Dev Tycoon: Good Combo! The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this was a pretty tasty brew. Both VDubb and I were wary of a peach IPA, but Odell did well with it.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 01:30:45 | More by TMoney2591
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy light amber color with a big white head and good lacing

S-citrus, pine, malt, peach, slight herbal

T-citrus, peach, pine slight malt, herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol not very apparent

O-interesting IPA, decent flavor, a nice change of pace

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 23:44:02 | More by MDDMD
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap and I was very excited for it, but I wasn't a fan. It simply tasted like artificial peach with a classic imperial ipa. The peach flavor was way too dominate and way too fake. It was bitter and sticky like a regular imperial ipa. It was very fruity. It had a floral hop profile with a bready malt background. I didn't want to drink much of this.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 02:52:16 | More by mothman
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a hazed orange-yellow with high carbonation producing a 3-4 inch foamy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.
S: Citrus and pine hops dominate the aroma. Perhaps a whiff of peach...tough to say.
T: Soft peach hits up front and subdues the citrus and pine hops. Hint of sweet melon. Fruity esters. With warming, the fruit notes emerge and become more distinct...grapefruit, apricot, lemon, orange, and even a touch of honey.
M: Quite soft and sweet (like a peach!). I was worried about the mouthfeel after the aggressive hops in the aroma...but this one is well balanced.
D: Nice drinkability...ABV is well hidden. An interesting take on an IIPA and it pulls it off. Not too complex, but a well-crafted and constructed brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 04:07:53 | More by mwilbur
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emerge077

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Split three ways, that seemed just about right.

Hazy peach color, lasting foam that produces plenty of lacing in the glass, with lasting coverage. Persistent trails of tiny carbonation.

Aroma is a little weak, subdued hops and yeast esters, don't smell much peach.
Peachy orange citrus tablets, sweet tart, slick feel, not unlike fruited white wine. Full bodied with lower carbonation, citrusy undercurrent but also sadly subdued. Not sure when this came out, but I'm getting the feeling it's a few months too old.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 22:48:44 | More by emerge077
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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.