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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

220 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 50
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:35:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:54:19 | More by metter98
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 01:30:45 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 22:48:44 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 02:14:33 | More by russpowell
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 06:16:31 | More by Knapp85
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 21:44:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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kojevergas

Texas

2.16/5  rDev -42.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 02:31:13 | More by kojevergas
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 02:52:16 | More by mothman
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Tone

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. 6/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, slight sweet malt, citrus hops, slight floral hops, alcohol, and slight wet hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, slight earthy malt, slight floral hops, and slight citrus hops. Overall, great appearance, good body and blend, but peach?

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 15:56:40 | More by Tone
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a hazy orange, 1 finger head of foam, some nice lacing.

S- smells of peaches, shock that, grapefruit, slightly spicy, slightly sweet.

T- peaches first, spicy as in peppery, alcohol, bit of citrus...both bitterish and sweetish. Weird tasting. The peach flavour doesn't seem to mesh well with what's trailing in the taste department and the alcohol grows, or at least appear to, with every sip.

M-lightish body with plenty of carbonation, I'm not digging the mouthfeel that much either.

O- the carbonation died down after more sips in, not gone, but definitely lower than when I started this session. A not so very enjoyable session. I have another bottle and I think I'll hold on to it for a while. I don't know if it will help any nut as is now, I'm not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 23:02:56 | More by Bitterbill
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 00:44:26 | More by Alieniloquium
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Colorado + in Wheat Ridge

Pours a murky orange/golden color with a minimal head. lacing is oily and slick

Stone fruit aroma with peach being very subtle. Apricot and persimmon, some orange zest. Smells quite nice, albeit not all that powerful for an iIPA

Taste is short and subdued. Those fruits come out, and peach is the last one to say hi. The flavors meld together, which quiets them a bit. Nothing bad here, nothing outstanding.

The feel is where this beer leaves me cold. It's somewhat dry, but really not biting. For a iIPA this falls short of even a APA. But, it does not make it bad, either. It's tough to rate, but going with style this beer misses. If the label didn't read 'Imperial' then this beer would get a better rating. As it is, the marks fall short.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2013 17:50:57 | More by Mebuzzard
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2014 03:51:40 | More by ArrogantB
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AgentMunky

California

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.

A: Hazy with nice head.

S: Peaches and booze! Sweet and delectable.

T: Meh. It tastes like plants and overripe fruit. Considering it's brewed with 3000(!!) pounds of peaches and "a generous amount of hops," I suppose it's not suprising. But it was unexpected from my double IPA.

M: Overly smooth.

O: It was niceish, but nothing I'm gonna seek out. Only tentatively recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 07:53:53 | More by AgentMunky
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, really hazy orange, virtually opaque. Head was three fingers, nearly bright white, some spongy lacing. The aroma was sticky and resinous, fruity, mild peach aroma, and some pale sweetness. Peach is quite upfront in th taste, mixes pretty well with some of the other fruity hop notes. Not so much pine, and there's some finishing sweetness. Nearly full bodied, not too heavy or syrupy for the ABV, nice balance.

It's good. I'm not the biggest peach fan, but I like Odell and figured I may enjoy it in an ipa setting...and I did!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:06:09 | More by EgadBananas
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, thumb of soapy head with relentless retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Fruity hops, sweet citrus, mangos and subtle peach with a hint of candied apple and a sour citrus finish.

T - Sweet citrus, hints of apple cider, mangos, and a hint of peach comes through on the finish. Sour citrus rind bitterness lingers alongside a touch of peach and mangos.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - Insanely drinkable, loads of fruity hops and subtle peach flavours that complement the hop profile. Fantastic DIPA that I thoroughly enjoyed and incredibly drinkable with a nicely hidden ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 01:02:52 | More by andrenaline
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy golden yellow color with some nice slight light orange hues. Pretty hazy and cloudy. There is a nice 1.5 inch head that forms that is nice and pure white and is pretty dense with some chunkier bigger bubbles intermingled. There is some nice sticky lacing that is left as the brew recedes.

Slight hint of peaches in the nose. Nice fruity notes are present mixed in with some yeasty chalky esters. There is some nice slight bready grain notes in the nose as well. Nose is pretty straight forward. There is some slight citrusy hop notes present in the nose but I cant pick up any DIPA type aromas.

Flavor starts off nice with some peachy sweetness and some slight tartness. It's almost like yummy peach soda at first. There is some nice grainy bread notes mixed in with the peach that also has some mild caramel sweetness. THen during the middle of the beer there somewhat of a hop note. The hops comes up with some resinous and slightly piney note. There is some slight citrus form the hops but I wish there was more of it. The transition from the peach and malt to the hop notes doesn't really do it for me. It is somewhat disjointed and doesn't transition as smoothly as I would've liked. The finish has a nice citrus bitterness and note to it that finishes on a high note. Mouthfeel is crisp and fluffy with a nice light to medium body. As the brew warms there is some boozy heat and sweetness that is perceived as well.

Overall this is not a bad beer at all. It is pretty yummy. I was a bit disappointed though. The flavors themselves aren't bad and are well crafted but the whole doesn't measure up to each individual part.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 21:40:44 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy peach-orange color with three fingers of creamy off-white head. Sheets of sticky lacing left around the glass.

Sweet aroma of tropical fruit and light peach along with a whiff of grassy hops.

The taste was much like the aroma. Peaches, tropical fruit, candy sugars and grassy hops upfront followed by caramel malts and big boozy notes. This definitely feels like an almost 10% abv beer.

Medium bodied and somewhat dry with a moderate carbonation.

An interesting beer, but a bit too sugary sweet and too light on the peachy side for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 21:24:14 | More by Monkeyknife
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 01:33:56 | More by GilGarp
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange color with a two finger white head, with very good retention and lots of lacing. The aroma has peaches, grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, and spices.

the taste is both sweet and bitter with peaches, grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, spices, and pepper. Has very nice peach and IPA flavors, which I think work very well together. There is also a bot of alcohol flavor, but I don't think it hinders the taste of the beer.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. I like this beer quite a bit, and recommend trying it, if you get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:10:25 | More by hardy008
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bsp77

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 20:38:47 | More by bsp77
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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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

an opaque orange (almost like orange juice) with three fingers of soapy looking head which dissipated slowly. scents of pine, peaches, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel. the flavor is straight up delicious. slight hoppy bitterness up front (which lingers in the background), sweet citrusy orange-grapefruit flavor hits you next followed immediately by a refreshingly delicious peach taste. a very well hidden abv from all the sweetness/fruityness of the beer, medium body with perfect carbonation.

this is an excellent fruit beer, and an excellent dipa.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 00:20:07 | More by facundoCNB
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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.