Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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1.23/5 rDev -67.3%
appearance: nice golden unfiltered color, with a 1 inch frothy looking white head, slow to disapate. very appealing except all the bubble make me very nervous, i HATE over carbonated beers... aaaand thats the last good thing i have to say about this beer.
first off Odell is my #1 all time favorite brewery, but this is all based on there normal 4 packs & 6 packs, havent yet had the privledge of getting any of their bombers but after this idk if i want to :( also my manager LOVED this beer and we agree on 90% of the stuff we both try, so i wonder if i have a bad bottle.
smell: no hops, slight, SLIGHT peach, i get what smells like clove and yeast.... smells like a belgian to me which would explain all the bubbles.
mouthfeel: yup, definatley carbonated like an 8 outta 10.... anything above a 6 or 7 is tooo high for me.
taste. damn...not the good one either....friggg.... just like the smell. belgian alll the way. some clove some yeast, no hops, no peach and even the flavor i am getting is very very bland. bland and tasteless would be good describing words for this beer. i guess the only other good thing about this beer is that the 9.7 or whatever % is masked very VERY WELL. i would guess this to be 6 maybe 6.5%. but EXTREAMLY dissapointing not just for a 13.99 bomber but especially for odell. this was in NO WAY an ipa and defianlty far far from a double ipa, i've had PALE ALES more hoppy. what. the. pooop. most dissapointing beer i've had in a long long time. top 3 most dissapointing beers ever. sorry odell and i dont even think i can finish it just cuz belgians and carbonated beer are my least fav style besides miller, coors and bud of course.
05-15-2013 03:29:27 | More by Beerlover
2.16/5 rDev -42.6%
750ml brown glass bottle with decent label art and branded hood-and-wire cap over a branded cork acquired at my local Central Market grocery earlier today and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 10.1% ABV. Reviewed as an imperial IPA because the label clearly identifies it as such. 2014 vintage.
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.
Overall, it's not a very impressive appearance for an imperial IPA, but it's not bad looking by any means. Far from unique or special. There are no egregious flaws. I'm optimistic.
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.
04-10-2014 02:31:13 | More by kojevergas
2.28/5 rDev -39.4%
Pretty 750ml bottle, just released.
Pours with too much carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Hazy bright yellow.
S: Muted fruits, simple sugars. some wild/saisony yeast vibes too. Not getting much peach, nor any bright hop aromas.
T: Syrupy sweet fruits, not specific, and some wild tartness with yeasty saison flavors poking through.. Minimal hop bite, pine and citrus crowded out by the sugars and the yeast.
No way I would have identified this as an IPA or peach IPA in a blind tasting. It's interesting only for the mild tartness and yeast character.
M: Too heavy for the wild/saison it ended up being, too syrupy and odd for the IPA or peach IPA it was supposted to be. Cut this back to 7%, lighten it up, accentuate the wild aspct more, dry hop the hell out of it, and it could have been an interesting hopped saison hybrid sort of thing.
O: Poor execution here. Another overpriced fancy 750ml I wasted my money on.
05-14-2013 14:54:55 | More by caskstrength
2.5/5 rDev -33.5%
On tap at Hops and Pie. Nice light yellow-orange color. Aroma is peaches but also this weird plasticky aroma. Flavor was much the same, just frickin weird. This tasted nothing like an IPA to me, mroe like a Belgian with peaches added. I would have been so disappointed if I had paid the $16 for a bottle of this, what a joke.
03-05-2014 03:51:40 | More by ArrogantB
2.85/5 rDev -24.2%
Pours a firey golden with a huge, exploding creamy in consistency off white head. Aroma is sweet and peachy, somewhat fruity hops, toasted bread, and slightly astringent at times (which I am assuming is from the cork but not sure exactly). Flavor has that astringency showing itself much stronger and not something I was able to ever fully ignore, though it didn't completely ruin the beer for me. The rest of the flavor was some non-offensive alcohol, sweetness from the peaches, slight fruity hops, and toasted bread. A medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this beer was great on tap and it would have been great via the bottle if not for the dominating astringent flavor that showed itself. Will not be buying another bottle of this one again, that is for sure. Will stick with it on tap.
04-10-2013 20:51:32 | More by denver10
2.88/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
05-05-2013 20:38:47 | More by bsp77
2.98/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
$16 for a 22oz bottle
04-11-2014 03:06:57 | More by Bosoxfan20
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.13/5 rDev -16.8%
I had this on tap and I was very excited for it, but I wasn't a fan. It simply tasted like artificial peach with a classic imperial ipa. The peach flavor was way too dominate and way too fake. It was bitter and sticky like a regular imperial ipa. It was very fruity. It had a floral hop profile with a bready malt background. I didn't want to drink much of this.
05-30-2013 02:52:16 | More by mothman
Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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