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Odyssey Imperial IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA

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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

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Photo of ksimons
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber color with a fingers worth of white head. Smells of pine, citrus, and some caramel. Taste is similar to the smell, lots of pine bitterness, lighter on the tropical fruits, citrus, and caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Overall maybe a little too bitter in the taste, but I enjoyed it and would drink again.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. I really love the dense, thick texture, not to mention its softness. Retention isn't balls-out amazing, but when it does fade, a lot of lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: It's definitely bringing more maltiness than hop goodness. Lots of caramel, toffee, and earth comes through, mainly. The hops that do appear take on tones of pineapple, grapefruit, and some grass. If someone drew up on a board what the average DIPA would smell like, this would be it. No more, no less. (3)

Taste: Starts off malty. Plenty of caramel and toffee give way to a faint kiss of tropical fruits (mainly pineapple) appearing past the middle, lingering into the aftertaste. I will say, I am enjoying some of the fruity esters that appear near the back end (peach and apricot, primarily) quite a bit. After a few sips, the finish becomes almost weed-like. After a few more sips, I'm reminded of those little Welch's fruit snacks. This features good complexity in general (which really isn't that common in a DIPA), but none of the notes really come together to excite my palate. (3)

Mouthfeel: Not quite as sweet finishing or heavy as some DIPAs, but it isn't a bastion of crisp dryness, either. No wait, after drinking about half of it...it is pretty damn sweet finishing and heavy. Still, drinkability is on par with many DIPAs. The carbonation does a half-hearted attempt to poke through the wall of sweetness. (3)

Overall: This ain't half bad - it just isn't impressive. Its flavor profile reminds me of some triple IPAs I've had (boozy tropical fruits, overt sweetness, minimal bitterness), which isn't what I really want from a double. Worth a shot, but I won't be buying it again. (3)

3.05/5: More Honda Odyssey than Homer's Odyssey

Photo of BrianQuinn
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wddrex
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2015 version has good balance and a nice lingering hop finish.

Photo of Boone757
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of d_gaff
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of buttering hops in this imperial India pale ale from sly fox. Think of this a west coast version of their 113 ipa

Photo of briancathy
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Suprisingly solid ipa. Never had a sly fox brand before

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slizy22
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ILuvBeer
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mbo108
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Toteezz
4.16/5  rDev +13%

Photo of harryhops
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Hetlegioen512
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.32/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.