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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
good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
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 TimUF1
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a can with best by date of 5/3/13 stamped on it

A sessionable IIPA? Its flavors are not as much of a hop battering ram as most American IIPA's.

Good two finger head, fair lacing, a bit hazy light copper color.

Lots of floral notes in the scent, rose, orange blossom, some hay or clover honey.
The flavor follows this, where a lot of citrusy iipa's tend towards grapfruit, this seems more like clementines, sweeter, less tart. Finishes with a lot more of the bitterness of the tart grapefruit flavors, almost metallic, and a bit astringent. The IBUs are definitely back loaded on the finish.

TimUF1, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gww1864, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of mikem0487
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with a drink by date of 5/03/13

A-Nice frothy lighly colored beige head. About a fingers width. The body is copper in color and looks to be a pretty hazy beer.

S-The nose is filled with dank earthy pine notes. Citrus hops are there but seem to take a step back and allow those pine notes to shine through. Next in line comes the malt bill. You can smell those caramel/caramelized sugars. Intriguing nose.

T-Pretty well balanced except for at the end where the hop character really comes in. Leaves a very bitter lingering taste that gets even mildly metallic in character. For the initial taste I get a resiny dank grass, pine needles and rind off of a dull tasting orange. Enjoyable no doubt and hides the abv well.

M-Medium bodied that finishes on the dry side. Good carbonation.

O-A good beer which I believe from experience taste better off of draft. The finish is the one thing that is taking away from this beer.

mikem0487, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of logan0203
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

logan0203, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
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 IronLover
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper orange in color with just a touch of chill haze. Poured with a dense with foam that alowly reduced to a thick cap that ledt sheets of sticky, soapy lacing on the glass. This is undeniably a malt forward DIPA. Toasted and caramel malt aromas up front with floral hop buttery notes. Light resinous pine hop aromas in the background. Slightly heavier than medium bodied with a buttery feel and light carbonation. Toasted and caramel malt flavofs up fron followed by floral and then intense hop bitterness to the end. Finishes with a slighlty boozy lingering pine hop bitterness. Love the DIPA in the can !

IronLover, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev -18.5%

tedho21, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a standard pint glass. I think they use a best by code, but I can't find it on the can. Oh, well.

A - Foams up a bit on the pop of the awesome looking can. Pours a tangerine color with a one inch pillow of white carbonation sitting on top. Good retention and near-perfect lacing.

S - Floral hops give this a pleasant, delicate hop aroma. Some brown sugar malts contribute sweetness. There is a buttery quality to the aroma as well. Complex.

T - Starts a little bit sweet with some tangy citrus and caramel. An interesting blend of hops follow with citrus, pine, and floral all getting involved. Pine resin on the finish with a slightly astringent linger.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Just a hint of alcohol.

O - I have had this on tap, and while the canned version doesn't quit live up, it is pretty good. The aroma is mellow and enjoyable. A complexity of hops makes for a unique flavor profile. The cans are a nice touch, somewhat rare for the style (outside of HT, OB, and Abrasive). This is a great value at $10/six pack, but I will probably stick with some of the other IPAs available to me in my area.

NoLeafClover44, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of gabedivision
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can to a Tulip glass

A- Pours a crystal clear burnt orange, light ruby red, with a 2 finger head with decent retention, nice stickiness lacing the glass.

S- A nice tangerine/ orange juice, citrus peel zest in there. Buttery malt on the finish, with hints of caramel and toffee.

T- Up front has the flavor of biting a fresh pineapple, mixed with some grapefruit and orange that is smoothered with sugar, sweet malts pop up all throughout the sip, alcohol warms towards the end and finishes very bitter. A weird funk occurs somewhere mid sip, cant quite put my finger on it, but its holding me back from really liking this brew, there is also a slightly metalic taste i would assume is coming from the can.

M- Medium bodied, decent amount of carbonation, very sweet, finishes dry and bitter.

O- Decent DIPA, if you like balance, you might enjoy this. Its not a hop lovers dream nor a malt cravers dream, just a happy medium, and if it werent for a taste i couldnt get out of my mouth i may have enjoyed this a little more.

gabedivision, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of derekrick420
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

derekrick420, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RblWthACoz, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

THECPJ, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of mscott1975
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mscott1975, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of jifigz
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pint glass.

The beer pours a nice and rich deep amber orange color with a head that lingers for quite a while and dies very slowly. The receding head and the beer while being consumed left a little bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is boozy, malty, and a decent amount hoppy. The aroma a bit more defined smells of slight toffee, a nice hop bitter aroma, and a little bit of coffee-rather interesting for an Imperial IPA. The flavor is deep and nicely balanced between a strong malt body (even with some good roasty notes) and a good bitterness. The flavor isn't extremely powerful, but it is very enjoyable. The initial flavor starts out mild and fruity and then gives way to a powerful bitter note. The MF is rather light and soapy.

This is an interesting beer. It tastes different than most Imperial IPA's, but I can't really pinpoint what the flavors are...A good brew nonetheless.

jifigz, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Conniehophead
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Conniehophead, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of SeanNaugs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SeanNaugs, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nosavingsaccount, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of plaid75
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a clear copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a flowery hop, rose petals and a touch of mint.

The taste presented a sharp, yet light caramel malt accented by waves upon waves of hops taking the form of dry flowers, mint and tea leaves.

The mouthfeel was light and vlean with a lingering bitterness.

Overall a very tasty and uniquely hopped ale.

plaid75, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
2/5  rDev -45.7%

xnicknj, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

iL0VEbeer, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

justintcoons, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of yourchoice
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

yourchoice, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of brwnchrstpher
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

brwnchrstpher, Jul 13, 2012
Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.