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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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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 38
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: denver10 on 04-10-2013

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
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Ratings: 368 | Reviews: 61
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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet glass.

Look: Opaque rusty tangerine colored body under a frothy white cap. Recession leaves a thick bubbly chunk in the center. Sheets of massive lacing.

Aroma: Lots of piny hops and general bitterness up front, dome citrus. Peach aroma is lacking, or minimal at best.

Taste: Really piny and hoppy up front, lots of evergreen tree in this. A good amount of citrus as well, and in the finish there is a subtle peach fruitiness and even some spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth for 8% ABV. Medium bodied overall.

Overall: I'm not getting tons of peach in this, which is good. But I expected just a little more. This is a really good DIPA regardless.

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is peach and piney resiny hops.

The flavor is fruity peach with balancing piney bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nicely balanced peach IPA. I remember liking the version from 2 years ago better.

Photo of bsp77
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Extremely cloudy orangish-yellow with huge, foamy white head. Love the root beer float head, but had to dock a little for the color looking a little like juice.

Smell: Peach, grapefruit, orange, pine and toasted malt. Surprisngly subtle.

Taste: Tastes more subtle than expected too. For some reason, the malts are a little Pilsner-like, which isn't the best backbone for this. On top of the odd malt backing is peaches, grapefruit and orange. Sickenly sweet as well. Finish has some light pine and light bitterness.

Feel: Very creamy with low carbonation. Finish is not as dry as expected, and the whole thing is a little purée-like.

Overall: I love Odell, but this is a disappointment in almost every way.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprised by the scores on this one . . . I think it's better ipa than most are giving it credit for. Aromas aren't amazing but not bad. I'm detecting the peaches along with grass and dandelion. Taste is similar peaches, dandelion, and some floral flavors too. Mid eighties is not a terrible score but I think it is a well crafted beer. The peaches play the predominant roll here but don't come off as adjunct like. Overall I like it and glad I finally got to try it.

Photo of GilGarp
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle served chilled into a pint glass.

Tree Shaker is a very hazy pale golden yellow color with thick white head. It has good retention and sticks to the glass as it settles.

Aroma is both hoppy and peachy in equal measure. A nice combination of citrusy hops and fresh juicy peach.

Flavor is unfortunately much less successful. It tastes like a bitter peach or even a grapefruit. The hops overwhelm the more subtle flavors of the peach. This would probably work much better as a standard IPA along the lines of Magic Hat's #9 if they just toned down the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and a little overly carbonated.

Overall not a bad beer but a disappointment given the high price. At least it has a nice label.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This sounds like an odd combination, let's see how it works...

Pours an effervescent& hazed apricot with 4 fingers of fluffy pearl colored head. Never really clears up, great head retention & lacing

S: Grassy, some citric notes, not exactly hops on parade

T: Peach, pineapple & touch of boozey grapefruit up front, & some grassyness. Pineapple dominates as this warms, some peach & pear with a little pine lurking in the background. Finishes with pineapple & ruby red grapefruit, plus breadyness

MF: Fairly chewy, slight carbonation, good balance

Interesting, not a taste combination made in Heaven, but drinks easy enough. Not sure I'd buy it again, especially if any Myrcenary is on the shelf...

Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz picked up at Whole Foods... Super happy to see this in smaller bottles. Pours a hazy golden with a short lived sudsy white head. Peach is present but in lesser amounts than I remember from last year instead a nice punch of tropical fruity hoppiness is the big player. Medium body with a pretty hefty carbonation.. burpy.

Okay... Not as good as I remember... Decent DIPA, but the peach is very subtle.


Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Review from notes, 3/12/14

Appearance: Hazy orange with some gold and copper - pours with a medium white head - impressive retention that leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Peach, with more peach, and some peach-flavored candy - an abundance of citrus as well - orange, tangerine, and grapefruit - fleshy, juicy peach, with some sugary fruit - a lot of sweetness, actually - pale and caramel malts - some booze in the background

Taste: Hoppy and straight-up peachy - bright citrus, with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit - flesh, rind, and some pith - loads of fruity, fleshy peach, and some candied peach - fruity sweetness with some malty sweetness, finishes with some fairly obvious booze

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth with some heat in the finish

Overall: Shaken, not... picked?

The peach flavor really dominates this, which I suppose was the point. But I think the peach would have benefited from some subtlety. Ultimately, it's a bit too sweet and boozy, but otherwise very good.

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of minterro
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of mwilbur
3.97/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of denverbeerguy
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fresh Craft during opening day at the Rockies game served in a 12oz snifter. This beer looks fantastic and compliments the ever warming weather of the spring. Slightly murky but what I would expect when 3000 pounds of palisade peaches are added to the mash ton. Delicious notes of mango and peach snuggle the amazing grassiness of the hops on the nose. Taste is 100% peaches and sunny lemongrass hops, with literally no bite from the booze. I don't know why this beer isn't rated higher, but after last year's and this year's hitting all of the right notes for me I have to say this is one of the best IIPA's I have ever had. I love you Odell.

Photo of dlord16
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great look, smell, and taste. I can see why they release it as a seasonal and I hope it sticks arounds. Definitely something to look forward to yearly.

Photo of ajmitch4
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of caskstrength
2.27/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty 750ml bottle, just released.

Pours with too much carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Hazy bright yellow.

S: Muted fruits, simple sugars. some wild/saisony yeast vibes too. Not getting much peach, nor any bright hop aromas.

T: Syrupy sweet fruits, not specific, and some wild tartness with yeasty saison flavors poking through.. Minimal hop bite, pine and citrus crowded out by the sugars and the yeast.
No way I would have identified this as an IPA or peach IPA in a blind tasting. It's interesting only for the mild tartness and yeast character.

M: Too heavy for the wild/saison it ended up being, too syrupy and odd for the IPA or peach IPA it was supposted to be. Cut this back to 7%, lighten it up, accentuate the wild aspct more, dry hop the hell out of it, and it could have been an interesting hopped saison hybrid sort of thing.

O: Poor execution here. Another overpriced fancy 750ml I wasted my money on.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy peach-orange color with three fingers of creamy off-white head. Sheets of sticky lacing left around the glass.

Sweet aroma of tropical fruit and light peach along with a whiff of grassy hops.

The taste was much like the aroma. Peaches, tropical fruit, candy sugars and grassy hops upfront followed by caramel malts and big boozy notes. This definitely feels like an almost 10% abv beer.

Medium bodied and somewhat dry with a moderate carbonation.

An interesting beer, but a bit too sugary sweet and too light on the peachy side for my tastes.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3/5  rDev -20.6%
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

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a small (8 oz) beer snifter style glass.

Appearance - An orange haze with the appearance of dried apricot flesh, and highlights of burnt sienna. Head is creamy and faint khaki with solid retention and ample lacing. A beautiful looking beer.

Smell - Juicy, wet, and with some undertone of hoppiness. The peach is definitely in the forefront and supported with some citrus. However, all of it seems muted. Was hoping for a big, intoxicating aroma, but it's just not full enough.

Taste - I actually really like the taste. Fulfills the juicy promise of the smell, but the peach flavor doesn't overwhelm, as I can detect some characteristics of hops, grain and yeast along with the fruit. It seems pretty balanced. Some sweetness, but the finish brings out that hop bitterness. A pleasant lingering of peach on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Syrupy, lingering and pleasant. Carbonation is a nice counterpoint to the viscous nature imparted by the pureed peaches

Overall, a very pleasing beer. The peach does a good job of masking the 9.7% ABV, and makes this an immensely drinkable beer. Would love to see Odell continue to rotate this one seasonally.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of Atlas1
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. 6/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, slight sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, and slight wet hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, slight earthy malt, slight floral hops, and slight citrus hops. Overall, great appearance, good body and blend, but peach?

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.