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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

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA has roots right here in Colorado. We balanced familiar citrusy hop notes with the subtle sweetness of local peaches. You might say we gave both the tree and the style a playful little shake.

48 IBU

Added by denver10 on 04-10-2013

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Photo of TBoneJones
1.97/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I need to know if this beer is supposed to be loaded, I mean LOADED with cloudy sediment. Like jellyfish clusters populating my pint, I took two cautious sips and couldn't get past the floaters. The taste didn't help matters much, as it seemed mediocre, yet peachy, yet too much on my mind regarding the chunky particles to drink through this. Poured. Maybe I'll revisit this if it turns out this was infected, as I hope it was.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a one finger off white head that disappates fairly quickly. Aroma is mango and faint peach with a hint of malt sweetness. Taste has more peach, along with mango, and sweetness from the fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is a bit underwhelming and on the thin side for a dipa. Overall a very nice ipa that is refreshing and belies it's 8%abv. Quite a few of these could go down on a warm spring day outside.

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Photo of cfitterer
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not overly hop-forward. Very well balanced. Peach is detectable but not overpowering (comparable to the amount of honey flavor in Bell's Hopslam). Overall, an outstanding and unique DIPA.

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Photo of majorbase2
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful, radiant orange with a moderate sized white foam that quickly recedes. Leaves an even, uniform thin white head, with a small amount of lacing. Tons of sediment. The most I've seen in any beer. I think my bottle must have had extra sediment, judging by the rest of the reviews.

Aroma is very strong fruit and citrus and some slight pine. Some floral notes present as well. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Peaches come through, but don't dominate as much as expected. Mango, pineapple, and grapefruit are also evident.

Taste is dominated by the peach. Mango and apricot are also present. Some very light caramel malts on the back end. Very dry finish. Some slight hop bitterness. Taste suffered from being a little too thin, and was shockingly light for a DIPA.

Medium bodied. No bite from the alcohol. Finishes dry. Well carbonated.

Overall, I'm wondering if this was a bad bottle. Excessive sediment and lack of taste and character of a DIPA kind of makes me wonder. Not a bad beer by any means, but not quite what I expected. I'll definitely try to pick up another bottle to see if my suspicions were correct.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a semi-hazy golden/orange color. Nice thick two finger head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma was piney and fruity, with just a hint of sweet peaches. The flavor matched the aroma, with just a bit more bitterness than sweetness, and the peach flavors were more subdued. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and somewhat creamy for an IIPA. Overall, pretty tasty, but not up there with the big boys.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Best by date of 07/16/15.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles and some floating sediment. Solid two finger white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A very ripe and fruity aroma with hints of citrus, pine, and peach. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon zest, and passion fruit. Floral and earthy hops with hints of pine. Some nice hints of the peaches come through. Also some hints of tea and spice along with some caramel malt. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus, peach, and pine. Citrus hop notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and passion fruit. Floral, earthy, and grassy hops with some notes of pine. Sweet notes of the peaches come through. Some spicy notes as well. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good twist on an Imperial IPA. Good citrus and floral hop flavors with a nice touch of peach juice.

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Photo of sa93
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peach flavor is very subtle with this one. It came through fairly nicely after eating some grapes, but on its own, it's a fairly typical DIPA with nice hop flavor.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet glass.

Look: Opaque rusty tangerine colored body under a frothy white cap. Recession leaves a thick bubbly chunk in the center. Sheets of massive lacing.

Aroma: Lots of piny hops and general bitterness up front, dome citrus. Peach aroma is lacking, or minimal at best.

Taste: Really piny and hoppy up front, lots of evergreen tree in this. A good amount of citrus as well, and in the finish there is a subtle peach fruitiness and even some spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth for 8% ABV. Medium bodied overall.

Overall: I'm not getting tons of peach in this, which is good. But I expected just a little more. This is a really good DIPA regardless.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is peach and piney resiny hops.

The flavor is fruity peach with balancing piney bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nicely balanced peach IPA. I remember liking the version from 2 years ago better.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprised by the scores on this one . . . I think it's better ipa than most are giving it credit for. Aromas aren't amazing but not bad. I'm detecting the peaches along with grass and dandelion. Taste is similar peaches, dandelion, and some floral flavors too. Mid eighties is not a terrible score but I think it is a well crafted beer. The peaches play the predominant roll here but don't come off as adjunct like. Overall I like it and glad I finally got to try it.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, it's a peach-flavored DIPA. Does that make it good? Meh. It's fine. The peach is balanced pretty well, but I wouldn't go for this again at $11 for four. It's solid but there are just too many other fantastic DIPAs out there for this one to shine, fruit or no.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25


12oz picked up at Whole Foods... Super happy to see this in smaller bottles. Pours a hazy golden with a short lived sudsy white head. Peach is present but in lesser amounts than I remember from last year instead a nice punch of tropical fruity hoppiness is the big player. Medium body with a pretty hefty carbonation.. burpy.

Okay... Not as good as I remember... Decent DIPA, but the peach is very subtle.


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Photo of dlord16
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great look, smell, and taste. I can see why they release it as a seasonal and I hope it sticks arounds. Definitely something to look forward to yearly.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried this for the first time at an Odell beer dinner at Butcher and the Boar a few years back and stands out as the first IPA that my wife actually drank a whole glass of.

Aroma is zingy and full of citrus and sweet malt. As it warms up I get more peach or apricot aroma that stands out.

Appearance is very clear golden color with a huge thick white head.

Flavor is very sweet and sugary up front. Fades to a tropical fruit (mango) and peach finish. There is a hint of astringency in the finish but still borders on too sweet at the end. This year's batch seems sweeter than I remember, but may be why Sj will drink it.

Overall not bad, and a very interesting take on a fruit beer. I'm always excited to try anything other than a wheat fruit beer! Peach is a pretty subtle flavor and I think they pulled it off in this beer. I can't drink too much of this due to the sweetness.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Review from notes, 3/12/14

Appearance: Hazy orange with some gold and copper - pours with a medium white head - impressive retention that leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Peach, with more peach, and some peach-flavored candy - an abundance of citrus as well - orange, tangerine, and grapefruit - fleshy, juicy peach, with some sugary fruit - a lot of sweetness, actually - pale and caramel malts - some booze in the background

Taste: Hoppy and straight-up peachy - bright citrus, with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit - flesh, rind, and some pith - loads of fruity, fleshy peach, and some candied peach - fruity sweetness with some malty sweetness, finishes with some fairly obvious booze

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth with some heat in the finish

Overall: Shaken, not... picked?

The peach flavor really dominates this, which I suppose was the point. But I think the peach would have benefited from some subtlety. Ultimately, it's a bit too sweet and boozy, but otherwise very good.

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Photo of denverbeerguy
4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fresh Craft during opening day at the Rockies game served in a 12oz snifter. This beer looks fantastic and compliments the ever warming weather of the spring. Slightly murky but what I would expect when 3000 pounds of palisade peaches are added to the mash ton. Delicious notes of mango and peach snuggle the amazing grassiness of the hops on the nose. Taste is 100% peaches and sunny lemongrass hops, with literally no bite from the booze. I don't know why this beer isn't rated higher, but after last year's and this year's hitting all of the right notes for me I have to say this is one of the best IIPA's I have ever had. I love you Odell.

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Photo of Atlas1
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial peach IPA? Yes, please.

Poured into a snifter. Looks like an IPA. Golden in color, decent head, no lace. Hoppy citrus aroma with faint peach. Nice smell, but not outstanding. Everything falls into place, however, with the taste. Dry up front, with a subtle hoppiness and muted fruit flavors. Finishes with a bitter peach flavor in the back of the throat. Really nice stuff here. It's flavorful without going overboard. It's a big beer at 10.1% ABV, but it's not a boozy beer. It's even-tempered and, dare I say, mellow? To accomplish that with a 10% beer is saying something. Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy.

I love this beer. It's not overly peachy, or overly hoppy, or overly boozy. It's a smooth-drinking IPA that's got balance and layers. Just complex enough to spark conversation, but not too controversial to draw too much attention. More fruit beers should take notice, because this one works well. Cheers.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear light orange color with a small, white head that fades quickly.

Smells of fruity peach notes along with a little tropical fruits.

Tastes of the fruity notes playing into a sweet malt profile. Fruity peach notes lead off along with pineapple and mango. Fruity sweetness is played up with syrupy malts which is right on the border of too much sweetness. Hop bitterness is low. Finishes fairly clean.

Moutfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a fruity beer, but I want more hops to come out and especially want more bitterness to it.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of kojevergas
2.19/5  rDev -41.4%
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.


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Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blue_bleeder for the great hookup.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a deep honey copper. Head Head is white, fluffy, and dense with moderate retention. Some nice sheets of lacing.

Smell: Macerated and obliterated peach flesh. Ripe and unerripe peach in abundance. Bready malt backbone with some caramelized malt sweetness. Spicy alcohol esters and a touch of herbal and citrus hops. It's all peach and alcohol. Some mild tropical aromas, pineapple and mango. Nice fresh fruit. Apricot. A touch grassy. Surprisingly balanced. Warming ups the fruit sweetness and let's the peach run.

Taste: The nose hits it. Tons of mealy fruit. Fresh smashed peach with a lingering syrupy sweetness. Hops run a touch of citrus with an herbal undertone. Hints of tropical fruit - mainly pineapple with some juicy tangerine. Alcohol is sharp on the back and leaves the associated alcohol spicy esters. malts are lightly bready with some biscuit notes and a bit of caramelized malt. A touch sweet through the back. Peach is everywhere, but not overbearing. Enhances the juicy fruity hop element.

Mouthfeel: Slick medium body with a clean finish. Moderate carbonation. Wet and a bit juicy.

Overall: So many peaches.

A nice DIPA, but falls a little short of the Odell pedigree. The peach is well used and well executed. Good, but not groundbreaking.

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Photo of minterro
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Gf brought from Morgan's Liquor store and poured me a snifter.

A&S: Very lively transparent light peach colored beer (as dumb as that sounds). Pours about a finger of fluffy head and retains well. The head also leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma has a tart fruitness to it, sugary fruitness comes through not necessarily, but mostly as peach, but also maybe some apricots. No real elements of hops.

T&M: Not tart as the smell would make you assume. Peaches come through much better towards the end of the bottle (due to some parts settling out). A big positive this beer has going for it is that it isn't ultra sweet like some DIPA get. A little hot, but not nearly as hot as you expected at 10%. Very slight touch of bitterness. Much smoother than I expected considering that it looked very lively.

Overall: 750ml bottle went for a little over $14, so not that bad of a price for +10% ABV. I would say my biggest knock on this beer is it's lack of hops. I would categorize this beer under maybe an imperial blond, but it is hard to justify putting it as a DIPA. It wouldn't be something I would buy again, however I'm glad I tasted it. I would probably recommend seeking it out at a tap house vs buying a bottle.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Thin, wispy, white, bubbly head. Brew is kinda foggy, orange in color. Weak lacing. Medium viscosity.

Not typical aroma for Odell IPAs. Lots of Apricot, peach, citrus... Kinda Papery.

Well. It's wet. Fairly drinkable. Weird funk passes by at the backend of the flavors. Dry on finish that never really ends...? Carbonation Is way too much and detracts from the experience. Earthy, fruity, moderately sweet, Funky yeast flavors. Carmel malt backbone is a bit too much for me. Not picking up nearly as much peach flavors as on the nose. I wish it was more creamy and less acidic.

Ho-Hum. I'm kinda not so high on this one... Weird. IMO, Odell has had a few misses, this is one. Not sure I'd recommend especially @ $13/750ml. Not quite a mess, but very haphazard; needs further blending and love. Aroma is a tick away from perfect, but the feel and flavors are a bit too abstract for my liking.

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.