Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by stakem:
3.41/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks Dan for hooking me up with this. 750ml corked and caged into a tulio. The brew appears a clouded amber orange color with an off-white cap. Some copper clarity seen around the edges. Patchy lace sticks to the glass. Overall this looks like a semi-clarified pour of carbonated peach juice.
The aroma is slightly earthy with a fruitiness that is a mixture of peach, alcohol and hops. Slighty dank, catty and herbal to grassy. Solvent alcohol and an abundance of carbonic and mineral aspects that are a bit distracting. As it breaths, the fruited quality becomes almost extinct, im wondering if the initial onset of peach character was present only because I was looking for it. Without any preconceived notion, im sure one would never know peaches were added to this.
The taste is mineral filled and carbonic upfront. Literally carbonic acid is the first flavor I pick up on with multiple sips. It gets earthy and hoppy with a grassy to herbal bitterness. Slightly dank and catty with melon character moreso than peach. Some pulp and rinds before getting back to grassiness and earth.
This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate to lively amount of carbonation. It is boozy and solvent with a lot of mineral and carbonic feel that isnt that enjoyable. Not really what I was expecting. Not that enjoyable as an ipa or fruit beer, let alone a hybrid. The carbonic and mineral character is quite distracting and seemingly prevents you from taking in anything else other than alcohol.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 19:37:49 | More by stakem
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4.21/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a beautiful and softly glowing yellow with a slight bit of haze to temper it's radiance. Has bubbles making their way to the top and a cream colored head of foam that lasted and left sticky creamy lace until it finally succumbed to the 10.1% abv and fell leaving spots and alcohol legs. Truly a handsome beer that in the softer light had some lovely orange hues.
Nose is mango. Not peach. Ripe earthy and sweet. Some pineapple to give it a little sugary backing and some tanginess. Lovely floral hops accentuate all the fruit. The malt is soft as it could possibly be on the nose. A soft sweetness. I observed only a faint fume of the abv and could not even be sure if it wasn't my imagination.
taste is outstanding. the amlt is perfection in this big beer. It has substance but it also has form. it gracefully does not become too heavy and is made lighter by a good carbonation. The mouthfeel is fuller than the typical IPA but it is very big. The fruit is ripe and prominent. The mango and the pineapple combine to create a sweet tropical sensation. The beer has some alcohol in the mouthfeel as a bit of sweetness and a bit of weight but this beer is not syrupy or too heavy to be enjoyed. It does not have any alcohol presence that could be considered hot , just a mild warmth as it finishes with a hop bitter that seems much weaker than it really is next to all that sweet fruit. Finishes sticky and sweet but drying on the tongue from the alcohol .
Beautiful At 10.1 % ( which is what mine says) this is just a mere point one percent over the limit for Double Imperial Pale Ale and therefore really a triple IPA. It drinks like one. It is not a glug glug beer but it has "drinkability.". It is the best one I have had without any harsh flavors from alcohol. This is the beer that can show you how this style is done.
Thank you Kerry4porters for sending me this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 14:54:01 | More by utopiajane
Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.