Odyssey Imperial IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured from the can into a Spiegelau Dogfish Head IPA glass.
A deep amber orange, slightly cloudy, with some good slow rising pinhead carbonation. Head is a fluffy off white and slightly tan, quite large billowing at four fingers easily. Settles with soapy clumpy retention to match.
Nose has a very obvious sweetness, more sensing of caramel and brown sugar. Some alcohol boozy warmth with a little bit of pine to match. Very low on hop aromas, but hints at big sweetness and sugars of the style.
Palate comes a bit more subdued. A very lingering tea and pine bitter, which grows nicely on the finish, gradually warming with some mint like warmth. Noticeable caramel sweetness but nothing too outrageous. Mild hop bitterness slightly in the mid palate comes off more like a regular IPA than a DIPA.
This isn't particularly awful, in fact it's well constructed but in the realm of the style and the big heavy exciting players it just doesn't stand out much unfortunately.
02-11-2014 00:45:14 | More by smakawhat
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
12 oz can poured into a snifter
A- A clear copper color with a three finger white head.
S- Pine, some resin, caramel malts, kind of bland.
T- Big let down, piney/resin finish with some alcohol, some faint citrus hops, sweet malts.
M- Abrasive, medium body, bitterness really lingers.
O- Disappointing, was hoping for more from Sly Fox. Nothing really jumps out at me with this beer. I will just stick with other beers Sly Fox.
02-08-2014 02:32:02 | More by larryi86
Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.