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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

306 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 34
Gots: 22 | 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 TheBrewo:
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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to StonedTrippin for sharing this guy with us. We cracked the cage and cork, pouring a brew of glowing sunset orange. It held a frothy two finger head of crisp white bubbles, leaving patterned lacing down the glass as it disappeared at a medium pace. A thick haze permeated clarity, with no haze noted. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma gave big citric, nectary, and earthy hops right off the bat, offering sweetness and bittered twang. These mixed with the palest malts, baker’s yeast, and faint wheatiness. With warmth came clovey spice, fusel booziness, light medicinal phenols, and a far, far-off synthetic peach. Our first impression was that the peach was sadly diminished through the flavoring, but it otherwise demonstrated a decent base DIPA. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with spicy phenolic bite, ethanol, curiously wheaty malts, and big, juicy grapefruity and piney hops. These blended to the peak, with that same aromatic synthetic peach coming out more like soft apricot juice. This was quickly shattered by a rumbling back of those medicinal phenols, light plastics, and bittered, earthy and piney hops. The aftertaste breathed of mineral, pale malts, citric hop rind, grassy bitterness, booze, and nail polish. The body was medium, and the carbonation was high, with significant foaminess on the swirl around the mouth. Each sip gave big froth and cream, almost overly so, with nice slurp, sip, and finishing pop. The mouth was coated, but left on the dry side as the alcohol burned off. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the otherwise solid, robust flavoring, despite the lack of peach. We were very excited about this, hoping for a bigger version of say, RJ Rocker’s Son of a Peach. Both the aroma and the flavoring were sorely lacking in any semblance of authentic peach flavoring. Any fruitiness became increasingly distant with warmth to the palate. There were mild flashes here and there, but it was hard to tell if that wasn’t an illusion of the booze, spice, and hops mixing together. Conversely, the nose did perk up a bit with its own warmth, but the final picture lacked conciseness and clarity.

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2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.