Odyssey Imperial IPA - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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

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Beer added by: maybrick on 12-11-2004

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4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought this stuff was awesome. Highly drinkable for a doulbe IPA, much more so that Hop Devil or Hop Wallop (both of which i like). Up front bitterness more tame and aroma more delicate than other two mentioned beers. Its 8.4% but you'd never know it until you'd try to stand up. Some really impressive stuff. Cheers to the IPA project, finding a perfect combination of 9 different hops and finding a new beer I love.

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4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Via German flip top growler filled Dec. 15, 2004 at the Drafting Room in Exton, PA and enjoyed Dec. 17, 2004.

Deep orange amber sunset crystal clear filtered hues with a sticky antique white ¼ “ settled sudsy head cap met with a stream of champagne bubbles sporadically escaping. Spotty lattice lace left in the glass.

Exquisite hops heaven bouquet of eight varietal hops combined. My nose tells me that Amarillo is the most prominent of the hops. Overall a welcome assault of hops and pine resin delight rounding out with grapefruit rind.

First Swigs: Cut grass fresh pine resin. Hops blast indahouse with some familiar recognizable SlyFox house flavors that most like derive from the yeast(?) A cornicopia of mixed fruit blends of peach, grapefruit wedges, citrous lemon peel and peppery zest. Some candied fruit and vanilla ice cream malt background eventually peeks out. (Yes, there are also malts in there.) Pine needle and full fledged hop cone essence. Lingering aftertaste of rock candy and grassy pine.

Medium bodied without being too overly American 2IPA thick. Crisp tight carbonation and sticky acidic sizzle.

Last swigs: Sticky clean hop soup! Odyssey cleverly blends eight varietal hops into one massive hops giant. Some English and some American mixed well, almost too well. Maybe my greedy tongue needed a bit more of my favorite Simcoe or Amarillo hops. Odyssey overwhelmed all in its accomplishment, but fails a nip short of being an upper echelon 2IPA. After the huge hype and my immense anticipation, this is good but not great. The reason for saying so is that the Simcoe and Amarillo (didn’t review) were better. My opinion is that Brian O’Reilly has brewing talents which are not 100% harnessed in this 2IPA…or maybe this just needs a higher ABV percentage. Just kidding! Seriously, too refined and thus restrained.

Beer is good, Happy hoppy local fresh brewing.

Photo of maybrick
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a beautiful dark orange to amber color. Immediately the nose tells you this is going to be a beig hoppy one. Head is brilliant white with nice lace. Carbonation is perfect just like the rest of Brew Brian O'Reilly's beer tend to be. According to the company website the hops used are Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, East Kent, Fuggle, Simcoe, Styrian and Target hops. This represents the single hop IPA project done during the year culminating to the finish of this beer.

The drinkability is good for those true hopheads amongst us. It is not for the light at heart on the backend. There is definetely detectable malt up-front, then builds the bitterness on the tongue and has a dry crisp finish.

I think this is a very good brew.

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Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.