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

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

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

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of metter98
3.89/5  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.

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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 kojevergas
2.19/5  rDev -41.8%
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 emerge077
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of mothman
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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...

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

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

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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 Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
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 Tone
3.79/5  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?

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | 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.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle
Best By: 7/28/16

Pours a pretty nice slightly hazy dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice small creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a nice small note, some peaches, apricots. The taste is hoppy, malty, nice touch of sweetness, with some peaches/apricots. Medium body, with a nice little bitter/dry finish. Overall, this one surprised me, pretty tasty, a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
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 jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy light amber/orange color (dare I say a "peach color"?), a massive three fingered white, rocky head, and moderate carbonation. As the beer warms the chill haze goes away and leaves a very clear beer.

S - Dank and earthy smelling peaches, light caramel, biscuity malt, and light citrus.

T - More comes through on the palate than does the nose. Up front light orange citrus and peach before the peach eventually takes over, moderate alcohol presence, and ends with a delicately tangy/tart, bitter fruit finish.

M - Heavy medium body that is slightly chewy and gentle carbonation that creates an almost creamy effect on the tongue.

O - This is a very interesting beer and those who hate peaches will be smart enough to stay away from it. Definitely rates right up there with one of the more unique big IPA's.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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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 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 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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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow with just a film of white. 3.5
Citrus zest, blossoms, and maybe a hint of nectarine skin on the nose. 3.5
Caramel sauce and some soft fruit fleshiness then powdered tangerine drink, lemondrop, and herbal hops. 4
Grapefruit and yellow plum end and ringing bitter linger.
Halfway to medium, clingy, slight oil. 4

Underwhelming in the glass but makes up ground with hopping that is fresh, deft, yet assertive - like St Lupulin that way. But there's also an oversweet fruitiness in the middle, and there's neither sufficient IBUs (48?!) nor aroma to justify a DIPA (and it's 5 weeks out from bottling, so that's not the issue.) A rare flat note from Odell. 3.5

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.52/5  rDev -33%
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.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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