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

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 cfitterer
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
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 denverbeerguy
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
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 theruckus33
4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have been waiting for this beer for a while. Peaches are easily one of my favorite fruits to have in beers, and I was interested to see how the peach and hops would play together

Poured into snifter from bottle.

A: Wonderful yellow peach hue, with a white fluffy one finger head. Nice carbonation, I appreciate the subtle murkiness to it. Good lacing down the side of the glass

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, big juicy fruit smells. Just a hint of peach, wish there was a little more.

T: Wow, really balanced, big notes of pine, grapefruit, with a biscuity backbone. I really appreciate the lingering peach flavor that remains on the tongue well after you have taken a sip.

M: Wonderful.

O: I am really surprised this beer has received such low reviews. I really, really, enjoyed it and glad I picked a couple up! Recommendation: Snag em' while you can.

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Photo of ANiklaus
4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a regular pint glass. A lot of the reviews on here complain about the appearance of this beer because of all the sediment from the peaches in it. This really shouldn't be an issue as it makes the beer seem more authentic while not taking anything away. This beer is similar to other Odell IPAs in its feel and smooth bitterness. The peaches really eliminate any strong bitterness or any taste of alcohol. The beer is very flavorful and is just a very solid beer all around, and could be enjoyed by IPA lovers and those who typically stay away from bitter IPAs. Highly recommend, and think this twist on the IPA is a wonderful way to make imperials more accessible.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great semi opaque golden beer with a lasting little bubbly head. Large alcohol percentage but almost no character of alcohol. Light bodied, peach or apricot tinged ale, the iBU is only 48 and it shows. There are much more bitter beers with a lot less alcohol. I like it. Leaves a little something to be desired in the peach department but for being so drinkable and so light they did a great job. Much balance. Cheers.

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Photo of dlord16
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
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 DenverLogan
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Rackhouse in Denver.
Pours a fuzzy apricot color.
Aroma of grassy hops & peaches.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of floral and grassy hops, peach juice, sweet malts, light herbs and spice. I've got to admit some reluctance for a new peach beer after trying the Great Divide peach Grand Cru, but the bartender told me she thought it was great. Overall it was very tasty without any funky negative fruit flavor to mess up a good double IPA!

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Photo of Martin194
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear, golden, small white head, looks great. I've seen a lot of people talking about cloudiness or floaters, mine was perfectly clear, I think they might have changed up their style recently.

Smell: Hops and lots of peach plus maybe a slightly stronger fruit - orange perhaps, or nectarine? A little bit of pine.

Taste: Very sweet and peachy with some more of the slight citric sting I was talking about earlier, slightly bitter, dry aftertaste from the hops but not so much as with other IPAs, also just a hint of pine in the aftertaste.

Feel: Average carbonation

Overall: Very pleasant and sweet, definitely something I'd like to try again.

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Photo of pat61
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy gold with floaties under a 2” cream colored foam cap that clings to the side of the glass.
S: Peachy citrus melon nose.
T: Peach, citrus, biscuit and melon. The balance between the added peach and the hop driven fruit flavors is very well done. The peach is there but it does not over power either the hops or the light biscuit flavor from the malts.
F: Medium body and carbonation. Soft on the mouth.
O: A very flavorful and well composed beer but the floaties are disconcerting.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Lovely hazy amber-gold with a finger of white head and a bit of lacing. Lots of globular floaties - I gather this is typical for this beer.

Smell: Fairly subdued at first, but as it warms the sweet, fruity and slightly piney hops come through.

Taste: Sweet, tangy fruity malty flavors and a moderate amount of bitterness. The peach is noticeable throughout but it blends really well with the rest of the flavors. I'm not a huge hop head so for me the moderate level of hops is actually very welcome and appreciated.

Feel: Medium body with a pretty smooth mouthfeel. As I got to the bottom I could feel the slightly gelatinous floaties, which vaguely resemble orange juice pulp (semi-solid) and create a thicker mouthfeel.

Overall: I would describe this beer as an "imperial peach ale". The level of hops and ABV are pretty mild for an imperial IPA and the emphasis is definitely on the peach and other fruity aspects of the malt and hops. The main con is the floaties, which are basically harmless but disturb the appearance and to a lesser extent the mouthfeel of the beer. Honestly, I think that if they were invisible there would be far fewer complaints.

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Photo of handcrafty
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another nice one from the OGs at Odell. A crushable, but full bodied DIPA with the welcome unfiltered addition of peaches. Subtle natural sweetness in the background with a faint touch of alcohol on the finish. Not malty at all which I love about my ideal DIPAs.. Ratings should be and will be higher. Come down touch on the price point.. Or go to 6 packs. I get it though.. Mm mm peaches!

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Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
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 dcotom
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into stemless wine glass. Dark, hazy orange in color, with fluffy white head that leaves lots of gorgeous lacing. Piney hops on the nose at first, with just a hint of peach. The peach is understated on the palate. Well balanced, easy drinking, very clean finish. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of utopiajane
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.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is okay. Lacing is decent. There is a lot of sediment in the glass. Has a peachy, resinous aroma. Very appealing. Nice, smooth, fruity taste. You can discern the peach at the end. Nice malt to hop transition. Good resinous hoppy bite. Light to medium bodied. Hides the 8% very well.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of mschantz
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle with a 8/1915 drink by date. Bright yellow with lots of visible floaters that I am assuming are peach. 1/2" of fine white head. Nose is sweet juicy fruit with little to no hop aroma. Taste is quite balance with stone fruit and citrus jammy sweetness balanced by slight grassy bitterness on the back end. Quite enjoyable and highly drinkable.

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Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
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 bit 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.

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Photo of laketang
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a brilliant clear amber
large white foamy head, great lacing
floral, fruity, pineypeach upfront but then hop bitterness
great balance, spices,chewy, juicy.
best peach ipa so far for me.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This hazy, burnt-orange brew is covered with a full finger of haphazard off-white froth.

Aroma is of equal parts peach, hops and grain.

Tastes malty and fruity with a dollop of caramel before a nice citrus hop bite comes into play.

Lighter side of medium and imminently quaffable with maybe just a little expense charged from the hop account.

There's no shame to this beer's balance, and I can see unapologetically consuming large quantities.

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Photo of sa93
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +6.9%
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 puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer, floaters and all. Beautiful orange yellow color, nice head and lacing. Pleasant peach smell and taste. A bit sweet and not bitter. I look forward to this in the spring!

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with a best by date of 5/17/17; into a tulip.
Appearance- goldish Orange with a few streams of carbonation mixed with some sediment that is detectable upon examination; head is a white, medium thick that diminishes slowly to a thin layer. Lacing is strong.
Smell - sweet peach and citrus fruit engulf the nose!
Taste - sweet, but not overly so as some nice bitter hop oils combine with a tinge of alcohol to mellow it out; rather enjoyable!
Feel - light body, though enough booze is present to give it a healthy lean towards medium; sweet, bitter and juicy!
Overall - a nice change of pace IPA as the sweetness a refreshing nature makes this a nice beer to kick back with on a warm day and yet the 8% ABV gives it enough muscle to keep you at bay. The $13.99 per sixer price tag is a definite turn off though.

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