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Odyssey Imperial IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

248 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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Reviews by guinness33:
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guinness33

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty good looking although semi-watery amber colour with a medium to large sized head that is creamy and pillowy. Residue clings to the glass here and there.

The aroma is a surprising balance of hops and malt: bread, some spice and some earthiness are detected, along with a bit of sweet caramel. Simple, but nice.

The flavour is more of the same: hops bite at first with a nice bread flavour, but a caramel sweetness quickly chases said hops to balance things out but also brings in more of a malt flavour than ever expected for the style. There are hints of fruit flavour here (citrus) that essentially went undetected in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of a kick to it, but with also a bit of a thinness overall.

Hmmm...this is a pretty good beer but I'd hardly call it an Imperial IPA. As a standard IPA it works nicely but it just doesn't pack the punch of an IIPA. In fact, I'd say the 113 IPA is ballsier than this one. I'd chalk it up to an older bottle, but "Best By 12.11.08" is clearly marked on said bottle. Oh well. Not bad by any means, just not an IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 02:35:08 | More by guinness33
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Poured into a sam adams custom glass: color is gold, light effervescence, head is off white, presenting about 1/2 inch thick then dissipating to a light top and ring along the glass with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is hop forward, bitter with earth, grass notes presenting first followed by subtle malt notes, reminds of the the sweetness from munich malts.

Taste is simple: hop forward presetntation with similar flavors to the nose, grass and earth some pine and more citrus is notable; malt is subtle and comes through as it warms and the bitterness clears.

Mouthfeel is clean, nicely carbonated, solid bitter presence and profile; malt sweetness is not cloying, finishes dry.

Overall, a nice DIPA, it feels maltier than some, but is not sweet, hard to describe but the hop bitternes is appropriate and it really hides the strength well.

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Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.