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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BA SCORE
86
very good

487 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 45
Gots: 80 | FT: 1
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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Photo of TBoneJones
1.97/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I need to know if this beer is supposed to be loaded, I mean LOADED with cloudy sediment. Like jellyfish clusters populating my pint, I took two cautious sips and couldn't get past the floaters. The taste didn't help matters much, as it seemed mediocre, yet peachy, yet too much on my mind regarding the chunky particles to drink through this. Poured. Maybe I'll revisit this if it turns out this was infected, as I hope it was.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +5.3%
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 -22.9%
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 pat61
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Best by date of 07/16/15.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles and some floating sediment. Solid two finger white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A very ripe and fruity aroma with hints of citrus, pine, and peach. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon zest, and passion fruit. Floral and earthy hops with hints of pine. Some nice hints of the peaches come through. Also some hints of tea and spice along with some caramel malt. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus, peach, and pine. Citrus hop notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and passion fruit. Floral, earthy, and grassy hops with some notes of pine. Sweet notes of the peaches come through. Some spicy notes as well. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good twist on an Imperial IPA. Good citrus and floral hop flavors with a nice touch of peach juice.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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 timontheroad
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a semi-hazy golden/orange color. Nice thick two finger head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma was piney and fruity, with just a hint of sweet peaches. The flavor matched the aroma, with just a bit more bitterness than sweetness, and the peach flavors were more subdued. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and somewhat creamy for an IIPA. Overall, pretty tasty, but not up there with the big boys.

Photo of GilGarp
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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 BrownAleBollocks
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a one finger off white head that disappates fairly quickly. Aroma is mango and faint peach with a hint of malt sweetness. Taste has more peach, along with mango, and sweetness from the fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is a bit underwhelming and on the thin side for a dipa. Overall a very nice ipa that is refreshing and belies it's 8%abv. Quite a few of these could go down on a warm spring day outside.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
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%
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 -2.1%
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 JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Probably wouldn't purchase again, but would drink if available.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
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 Dikfour
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

rb

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.

3.25/3.5/3.25/3.5/3.25

Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +2.4%
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 -0.8%
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 CraigP83
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells light and fruity, refreshing for a high abv beer, light peach. Surprisingly good

Photo of mwilbur
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +24.5%
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 chefbigjon
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very flavorful. Just enough peach to make you want more without over doing it. Nice balance between hops and peach.

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.