Sunday, April 27, 2014

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

This 10.1% ABV India Pale Ale was made with 3,000 pounds of pureed Colorado peaches (no, not all in my bottle, not sure how big their batch was). It is from the Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins, Colorado. 

The beer pours a gleaming light copper, or dark honey golden with orange tint, you pick. There is a tall, thick, foamy head that is white to off-white. The aroma is tangy, soft peach, both sweet and tart, like a peach sweet baked good. There is also some earthy yeastiness and peach skin. The taste is big, yet subtle, lots of citrus and melon, and then a nice hit of soft peach, fruity, then tangy, then earthy, then bitter. The finish is quite bitter, dry, with a yeasty tang. The beer has a fine and intense carbonation, typical of its bottle-conditioned style. It drinks soft and smooth. This is not one of those peach beers that hits you over the head with its peaches, more like a tangy peach pastry, but not a super sweet one. The peach taste grows as you drink it.

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