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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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very good

301 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 34
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 04-10-2013)
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

damn you odell! you had a real opportunity here to blow my mind, to be the first to make a peach beer actually taste like real peaches, and to combine it with the lovely hop complexity of an imperial ipa, but you failed. you failed! I anticipated this as much as anything since beer geek brunch, and I wanted it to be so many things. instead, its an overly alcoholic tropical fruit flavored ipa that isn't even as good as the myrcenary (which is excellent by the way). it pours a radiant orange color, quite hazy and dense, with an inch of white soapy suds on top, lots of promise from the appearance. the nose is very alcoholic, with some tropic fruit before the hops kicks in, pineapples and mangoes come to mind, but we all agreed that we couldn't pick out any peach distinctly. there is quite a bit of hops to this, some bitterness towards the finish, but more oily fruity hops up front, not dissimilar to the mosaic hop profile in their woodcut 6 (also outstanding). at the end of the day though, this was just another sort of fruity ipa, it lacked that fresh peach kick I really wanted, and I think this beer leaves so much to be desired in that regard. under another name, I might like this a lot more. good feel though, medium body and super active carbonation, I just wish the alcohol wasn't so strong, it really does burn a little on the way down. props for not letting the beer get too sweet, but this was way below my expectations. maybe someday ill find a peach beer that tastes like peaches, but it isn't this.

StonedTrippin, Apr 14, 2013
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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.

bsp77, May 05, 2013
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3.65/5  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.

GilGarp, Apr 15, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -12%
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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 06, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.