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Odyssey Imperial IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA

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83
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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gmartin75
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of trentbent
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A-orange, ruby, really thick white head, one inch, settles fairly quickly. Moderate lacing.
S-grass/hay, alcohol, raspberries
T-mint, raspberries, blackberries, pine, silver
M-sharp, bitter, wine like in its weight and alcohol.
O- I'm finding this similar to flying dog's single hop El Dorado in the sense that the alcohol and flavor make this orange hop monster something you can enjoy with foods that are otherwise paired with wine. It's also mind boggling to have such a complex bet from a plain 12 oz can, though I guess these cans have already been a staple of some crazy brews.

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Odyssey on-tap pours a honeyed orange amber with a flat cap of foam. Looks alright with that nice drip lacing.

Mostly pine and citrus peels. Orange and grapefruit and some resinous character. A kiss of hemp oil, bitter greens, and raw hop leaf. Malty with some good toasty evidence. Sugars are caramelizing.

Husky bitterness with pine and pink grapefruit leading the charge. Some bitter orange and unripe melon in there, too. Caramel malts with more bitterness from the toast. Some astringency from the acid content. A little rough, but tasty. Booze is above medium for the percentage. Lacks smoothness. Not sure if they were going for such a bitter hop bomb.

Take it or leave it with the others in its company.

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DrStiffington
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Budinetz
2.77/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Molly's Irish pub & sports bar in Bethlehem, PA.

A- pours an orange/amber color with a light, white head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing around the glass upon drinking further.

S- not very much on the nose. Some earthy hop aromas and a heavy malt forward profile. Very lacking in this category

T- tastes of bitter hops, biscuit malt, and a slight carbonation. The hops overpower the malt on the front and finish, malt flavor is prevalent just after the initial sip where some sweetness is detected.

M- prickly on the tongue but not overly carbonated. Slick on the tongue.

O- at 8 plus percent abv, there are better imperial IPAs out there that will deliver more flavor and much satisfaction than this brew. Although this brew is not bad, it's not fantastic.

Photo of Yeroc
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of larryi86
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.