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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

305 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 305
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight peach aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the peach aspect is fairly subtle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

djrn2, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +6.4%

zestar, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties and only died down a bit, consistently leaving a quarter finger high head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: An interesting mix of aromas of peaches and tropical fruits (mangos stand out in particular) are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the peaches are a little more prominent and also lend slight hints of sweetness. There is also a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable - maybe this is a result of the addition of peaches.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is quite drinkable because the alcohol is mostly well hidden from the taste. The peaches seem to work well with the beer and add interesting aromas and flavors alongside those imparted by the hops.

metter98, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kjkinsey, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a hazy golden orange color with a white head on top. The retention is pretty good as well as a sticky clumpy lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has plenty of peach on the nose along with some sweet malt and a subtle hopiness also. The taste of the beer is peachy with a subtle tart/sourness to it. The hops come in at the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated I think. Overall this seems as though it might be infected... Not entirely sure but even if it is, it's still drinkable.

Knapp85, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 19, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Split three ways, that seemed just about right.

Hazy peach color, lasting foam that produces plenty of lacing in the glass, with lasting coverage. Persistent trails of tiny carbonation.

Aroma is a little weak, subdued hops and yeast esters, don't smell much peach.
Peachy orange citrus tablets, sweet tart, slick feel, not unlike fruited white wine. Full bodied with lower carbonation, citrusy undercurrent but also sadly subdued. Not sure when this came out, but I'm getting the feeling it's a few months too old.

emerge077, May 25, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

So, wait, is Colorado famous for its peaches? Shit, it's news to me that peaches would even grow in Colorado... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy gold topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises earthy and lightly-tart peach, pine resin, and sweet biscuit. Yup, this definitely smells like a peach-infused IPA. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly brighter peach character up front. As they'd say in Gave Dev Tycoon: Good Combo! The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this was a pretty tasty brew. Both VDubb and I were wary of a peach IPA, but Odell did well with it.

TMoney2591, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

zeff80, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Jason, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +13%

nickfl, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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...

russpowell, May 08, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

oline73, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

mendvicdog, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

MarkyMOD, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.16/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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.

D

kojevergas, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

InspectorBob, May 16, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

drewone, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +6.4%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

yourefragile, Mar 16, 2014
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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.