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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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

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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Reviews:
107
Ratings:
596
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 596
Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brew, from a 12 ounce aluminum can, is a clear honey color with a very thin head. The aroma is a mix of hops a sweet malt, with lots of fruit. I didn't get peach at first...it was, instead, a sweetish general fruit smell. However, after a sip, the peach did come out in the aroma. The taste is intensely bitter, and has a lot of alcohol warmth. The body is full and the flavors work well together. More fruit and lots of bitter hops in the finish.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice sunny golden yellow with a light orange hue and a half finger of straight white foam.

Pungent tropical fruit character with notes of mango, melon, and the peach addition is most definitely apparent.

Hmm, tropical fruit and peach comes through in flavor, but wow this tastes too artificial to enjoy. The peach flavor is reminiscent of those sour peach chews without the sour.

Light-bodied, low-medium carbonation, cloyingly sweet.

Overall, this beer looks nice and smells great, but everything about it screams artificial or low grade peach extract.

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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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden peach blonde with a nice head.

Aromas of stone fruits; peach, apricot. Also, mango, papaya, and fresh citra hop.

Flavor is fruity , peachy, hints of hop oil and resin, and some faint pine. Some armpit.

Feel is resiny, sort of dry.

Not a great ipa. I'd end up giving it away if I bought a 6 pack.

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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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Photo of RyanK252
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours faintly hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Fruity, peachy, floral, a little bready malt, and plenty of caramel sweetness.

T: Fruity, soft peach, maybe a little mango, floral, a little spice, bready malt, and some caramel sweetness.

M: A bit on the fuller side of medium body, mild carbonation, creamy smooth, a little alcohol warmth.

O: Fruit + IPA doesn't always = a winner, but this is pretty solid.

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

Hazy yellow peach (go figure) body with a frothy white cap. Aromas of peach leap out from the onset. Peach and stone fruit character up front with a dank, resinous finish. Some earthy overtones. Decent.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Public at the Brickyard in Wichita. Poured into a shaker pint.

A very nice beer with one serious flaw as the aroma was almost non-existent for me. Otherwise a hoppy but not bitter beer. Goes down way too easy. Be careful out there. 4

A - Pours a pale golden with an off white head lots of great lacing. 4.25

S - This is what is missing. I wasn't even aware that this was a "peach" IPA as the bar description failed to note this. Definitely no peach for me. 3.25

T - Malty before hoppy. 4

MF - Smooth and creamy medium body with a semi dry finish. 4.5

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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 FBarber
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a copper tinged gold color. Clear, crisp, effervescent initially although it eventually settles down. Thin white head dissipates leaving no lacing or residual head.

Smell has notes of mango, peach, and apricot giving way to a hoppy aroma.

Taste follows the nose with notes of mango, peach and apricot. Lots of bitterness on the finish with an unripe peach like flavor. This is called a peach DIPA and there is certainly peach notes here, but calling it a peach DIPA seems a bit far. The peach is more a flavor that you notice from the hops used, not a strong flavor. That being said it is a tasty beer.

Feel is mild carbonation, bit sweet on the tongue. Definitely what you'd expect from a DIPA.

Overall a solid DIPA in its own right. That being said, for a "peach DIPA" I'd love more peach flavor here.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Selected in a "build your own six pack". Yummy. A dark melon color; I taste the peaches upfront, then a hops aftertaste with citrus rind and a malty sweetness. 48 IBU, I thought it was lower. Nice carbonation, very refreshing. I've stocked up on this for the summer.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a very solid IPA, but sadly there is almost no peach at all. I got excited about this one, but found very little flavor in this other than a decent hop profile.

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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 barnzy78
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 7/14/16
A - slightly hazed peach colored ale with a frothy off-white head that dissipates slowly into a foam
S - juicy peach, caramel malt, mango and tropical aromas
T - peach is present but not overbearing with notes of caramel malt, mango, orangey citrus, pineapple, and white pepper
M - fuller body, nice carbonation, finishes very well balanced and quite dry, which entices frequent sips of this easy drinking DIPA
O - I really thought this was well put together with just the right amount of peach added, but I don't think I'd buy it again. Really glad to try it though!

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Photo of basaywhat
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with small white head aroma of peach and citrus. Huge peach flavor overpowers the hops but is pretty good overall.

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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 Shermski
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The original 750's from 2013ish that were higher in ABV and had so much peach were insanely good, incredible feel. They started putting it in 4 packs, lowered the abv and peach amount. So disappointing. It is a totally different beer than the original. I feel like it dupes people into buying it who enjoyed the original. I had 8-10 original 750's. After one 4 pack never again. Most geeks feel the same but Odell doesn't care because this is a beer now marketed to people just getting into craft. Too bad because it was actually good, adjunct fruit in IPAs usually ends up tacky, watermelon dorado, pineapple sculpin, etc.

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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 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 akolb
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mild citrus, apricot, and peach aroma. Taste has bready malts, canned peaches, orange, and some hops. A decent imperial IPA, but I personally prefer the focus to be more on the hops than fruit.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 7/18/15. Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle brought back from AZ by snaotheus.

Color is clear orange gold with a very bubble thick white head and lots of floaters. Aroma is citrus with a bit of canned peaches. Taste is a some canned peaches, some orange, and a bit of pine that finishes with a bit of mild pith. Mouthfeel is medium with moderation carbonation. Overall, a very nice and drinkable beer.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a ton of floaties and a one-finger white head. Light amount of lacing.

S - Aroma of sweet malts, floral hops, and light peach.

T - The taste has sweet malts and light peach upfront. The sweetness into a some nice piney hops. The finish has some grapefruit peel and a lingering light hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice twist on the normal DIPA. The flavors are nice and balanced. Nice easy drinker.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, whose provenance is escaping me right now, other than it was in my haul when I returned from Sandpoint, Idaho a few days ago.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with a whole lot of chunky floaties (peach flesh, I certainly hope), and one finger of puffy, weakly foamy, and kind of caked dirty white head, which leaves some sunken mountain range lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of musty stone fruit (peach, I guess, but more dried apricot than anything), grainy pale malt, a masked caramel sweetness, subtle orange and indistinct grapefruit citrus, ethereal yeast, and more leafy, piney, and floral hops. The taste is much more overt in its peachy goodness, over a staid bready caramel malt base, a muddled citrus and drupe fruitiness, soft earthy pine needle and acrid leafy bitters, and a bit of a Yuk-a-Flux party booziness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its barely playful frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, the tacked-on fruitiness aiding to a certain degree, I suppose. It finishes off-dry, the inherent malt still relying on the peachy adjunct to shore up its lines against the lingering, if fading citrusy, piney, and floral hops.

Not a bad overall deal here - sure, it looks rather unpleasantly turbid (the majority of the times this happens, it's a drainpour and/or demanding my money back sort of situation), but that quickly blurs with a small dose of cognitive dissonance, and, Bob's yer uncle, we have a tasty peach-inflected, baby Yankee DIPA. Yeah, this is good, just don't think too hard about it.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best before 7/30/15.

Appearance: Orange and chocked full of clumpy sediment, never seen an Odell beer that wasn't clear. Thin white head.

Aroma: Crystal malts, some citrus, just a hint of something dank.

Taste: Quite light. The malt flavor is a sweet but clean and there hop character is mostly moderate bitterness. There is a bit of peach in there but it ends up feeling overly sweet paired with the malt. Not much hop flavor, which is unfortunate since Odell has some other seriously good IPAs. Finish is peachy and sweet with a nice bitterness in the aftertaste to balance things out. Wouldn't have guessed it's 8% ABV, but not thin either.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with average carbonation. Decent drinkability but the sweetness becomes cloying.

Final Thoughts: I haven't had an Odell product in a while even though their line-up is great (hard to find fresh, though). I may have gone in with too high of expectations. Tree Shaker is a good IPA and better than most the competition on the shelves, but doesn't have a "wow" factor. Would I drink it again? Maybe on tap.

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Photo of maximum12
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single picked up as a probe. 12 ounces of probe with an elephant on the label. The bottle is dated 7-30-15 which I’m going to assume is the drink-by date. Just in under the warm weather wire.

The pour is peachy orange with what appears to be about two ounces of peachy floating weightlessly. A swirl makes the thing look like an orange cream tornado. Carbonation is low. The nose is low enough volume that it’s hard to process: vague sweetness & peach. Not much of either.

Tree Shaker is less elephant/peach tree than dachshund/buckthorn. The peach comes on as it warms & puts its fruity boots on the throat of anything else that might surface in the beer. Mid-palate there’s some evergreen & light bitterness, but it’s the peach that’s stomping here. Really juicy & what it lacks in smell it’s making up in drinkability as the gunk-filled glass empties rapidly.

Cold this is a snooze, but opens up nicely as it warms. A good beer that I’d happily sip again.

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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