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Odyssey Imperial IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maybrick on 12-11-2004)
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Photo of linkmon
1.11/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This "Brewery" should be closed!! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!! Tastes like absolute crap!! Stay FAR FAR FAR FAR AWAY!!

I am not sure what they were going for, but this is BY FAR, the WORST IPA of any kind, I have ever had, and I have drank over 100 of them now!! GROSS!!!

linkmon, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
2/5  rDev -45.5%

xnicknj, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of gafferjohn
2/5  rDev -45.5%

gafferjohn, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of prg1976
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber colored, white head. Some lacing and head retention.

Smell is malty, some pine hops in the background.

Taste is a sweet malty mess with dry hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel and drinkability....yeah, it doesn't really matter, there's got to be something wrong with this bottle. It's dated 12/8/11 (best by, I assume) so it can't be that old. Last year's version was a lot better than this. I'm not impressed.

prg1976, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of logicalparadox
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

logicalparadox, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Mersh
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Mersh, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of cyprest
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours light amber with clean filtering. Slight lacing on pint glass.

High presence of citrus and pine hops with a bit of dinginess.

Hop flavor only somewhat higher than that you would expect from a standard IPA, but unfocused. Prob from the mixing of various "leftover" hops from their IPA- project.

Nice mouthfeel and easy drinkability. The alcohol is masked appropriately for it's imperial status.

cyprest, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From TJs on 1/5. Reviewed from notes.

Deep amber in color, Odyssey has a sticky and fluffy marshmallow-like head. It produces thick and sticky spiderweb lacing. This is a good looking beer.

The aroma is odd...grassy and earthy hops with bready and caramel malt presence, along with a little bit of alcohol. The flavor is similar, as the bready and caramel malts pretty much crush everything out but the alcohol. Some caramel and sugars are also evident.

The feel is thick but lacks that sticky hop character that I really think makes some of the best DIPAs what they are. A little bit disappointed by this one. I was expecting better.

NittanyBeerFan, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of jcxhruby
3/5  rDev -18.3%

jcxhruby, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Steimie
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Steimie, May 27, 2012
Photo of HopsMatt
3/5  rDev -18.3%

HopsMatt, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev -18.3%

tedho21, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of pearljam118
3/5  rDev -18.3%

pearljam118, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of skriv
3/5  rDev -18.3%

skriv, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1 ½ finger thinner looking off-white / tan head with good retention with medium carbonation evident. Color is somewhere between clear burnt umber and sienna brown. Head slowly fades to a thin film. A wisp and ring remains 'til the end and leaves some good lacing down the side. Average for the style.

SMELL: Toasted and pale malt for sure with hints of caramel malt as well. Some hints of grapefruit and some earthiness as well. Not as powerful a grapefruit / pine punch as some other DIPA's. Some nice floral notes show through too. Mild but fine, and a more malty than average nose for the style.

TASTE: Toasted and pale malt again with lots of citrus and grapefruit hops. Floral through the middle and finishes with pine notes and spiciness at the end. More flavor than the nose had indicated, especially on the hop end. Strong bitterness at the end and a stronger and longer lasting bitter piney and floral aftertaste just keeps lingering and lingering. Maybe a bit too much of an aftertaste, but I certainly enjoyed it.

PALATE: Medium-thin body, not quite as creamy as hoped, and only somewhat smooth on the palate. Goes down fine with no bite, alcohol well hidden, and finishes drier on the palate. A bit of an astringent ending on this one. Certainly below par for the style.

OVERALL: Pretty decent. Enjoyed it, though the palate was a little weak and the head a little unimpressive. A decent beer with an interesting taste profile non-the-less; one I could drink a few of.

Jeffo, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Imperial IPA pours out as a golden color with a white soapy head that doesn't stick around that much. The aromas are hoppy not too much else coming through. The taste is surprisingly bland I thought for an imperial IPA. Rather disappointing brew in my opinion. The mouthfeel could have been a little thicker I think, some more hop oil would have been nice.

Knapp85, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of kbuzz
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

kbuzz, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Moses_Malone, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

buzzy, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of rondufresne
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

rondufresne, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

justintcoons, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A -.25 inch head, bright but murky orange color.

S - Major citrus hops surrounding small malt profile.

T - Not much malt, but tons of citrus hop. Malt makes a sneaky appearance towards the end of the sip. Not balanced for me.

M - Average.

D - Too one dimensional and bitter for all night interest.

srandycarter, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of MrDave
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

MrDave, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Jammer42
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Jammer42, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 12, 2012
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Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.