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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

218 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 49
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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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 20:41:29 | More by TheBrewo
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.