Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPATree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
597
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
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54
Gots:
125
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Photo of AGoodStout
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbc5
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MFMB
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of akang
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyanJohnCrain
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You could session this for sure. Little sweet but still crushable

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Photo of snaotheus
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015-07-12
12oz bottle split between a pair of Georgetown samplers. Date on the bottle is 07/21/15. Brought it back from Phoenix in my suitcase. Poured completely, but most of the sediment ended up in the other sampler, so mine's fairly clear.

Pours nearly clear with some little chunky floaters. Medium carbonation and small head. Smell is very mild, slightly citrus and slightly peach. A little pineapple.

Taste is a little hay, a little grass, a little grapefruit, and the peach flavor kind of acts as a mild sweetener. It's interesting and tasty, but not awesome. Some moderate bitter finish, maybe more fruitskin than anything else. Despite the picture on the label, I taste no elephant whatsoever.

Mouthfeel is slick and juicy. Overall, it's a pretty good beer.

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

Photo of millelacsmark
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenwatts
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IMFletcher
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vermilcj
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You can really taste the peach and is a pretty decent DIPA. It is pretty thick and heavy though, even for a DIPA. Execution is nice and it is an excellent departure for the style.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of mflamar
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dikfour
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Finger of head dissipates at a normal clip. Beer is clear golden yellow with a floating pulpy sediment.

Smell: Cat pissy hops, bright fruit right up front. A little peach but more so grapefruit.

Taste: Really well balanced. Not to sweet, not to bitter. Fruity juices up front with a mildly skunk bitter finish.

Feel: Medium to medium light body. Kinda oily. Fairly sticky.

Overall: Pretty halfway good. I was expecting way more fruit. Much more malt. The hop profile didn't really work for me. Meh.

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Photo of Jtburns777
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Soft peach feel and sweetness gives this a nice aftertaste with straight up hops. Interesting, weird IPA. But very good.

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Photo of tommyguz
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davegray
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pnelting
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foundersfan1
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a peachy-straw color with a two finger head that recedes slowly leaving a thin ring of lacing. It is heavily loaded with sediment, which seems to be the expected. Aroma of piney hops and a light note of peaches. Taste kinda follows the nose. Bitter, upfront piney hops at the front of the tongue with a slightly sweet peach flavor mellowing out the finish. The alcohol comes through in the aftertaste and isn't well hidden. Medium-full body and medium carbonation with the aforementioned boozy aftertaste.
It has the blatant hops of a DIPA with a touch of fruit sweetness. It is less harsh than expected and the fruit really does come through in the finish. A revisit definitely made a difference with this.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA from Odell Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 597 ratings.
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