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Wolf Picker - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 01-15-2014)
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-09-2014 01:52:33 | More by MNBeerGeek
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laglocal

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-08-2014 02:18:58 | More by laglocal
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beerfinder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2014 16:00:52 | More by beerfinder
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-07-2014 02:52:32 | More by JohnyFriday
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wolf Picker – Experimental Pale Ale (5.5%) - O'Dell Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Pours a very clear, golden-copper color. Head is minimal and retention is poor, but lacing is good, with dense lace streaking the glass.

Smell: Hops dominate nose with a funky, melon or gourd like aroma that is slightly rotten (in a good way). Honestly smells a lot like the inside of a pumpkin. Some very delicate pine and citrus on the nose. Almost no malt aromas to note other than a slight sweetness under all the competing hops.

Taste: Malt more present on the foretaste than aroma would suggest. Slightly sweet with a subtle toasted character, blooming into a chorus of different and unique hops flavors. Hops are at first earthy and funky, with a slight putrid note that is really intriguing, transitioning to a more common hops flavor that hints to ornamental orange.

Mouth: Medium bodied, carbonation is fairly soft and doesn't distract from the aroma or flavor. Smallest bit of astringency on the aftertaste, but not at all unpleasant.

Home tasting 12oz bottle into Snifter. 3/31/14.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 20:09:02 | More by ZoomanCru
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theninjacowboy

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-31-2014 18:02:30 | More by theninjacowboy
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-31-2014 14:55:06 | More by DerwinWentworth
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with a enjoy by date of 7/5/14; into a tumbler.
Appearance - sunset orange, dancing carbonation bubbles; a thin white head that leaves adequate lace.
Smell - interesting; citrus, primarily grapefruit from the bottle; grass and pine from the glass.
Taste - strong hops upfront with an excellent malt backbone that levels it out!
Feel - the hops start off sharp, but the added complexity of malts gives this a well balanced feel!
Overall - another solid Odell offering at a reasonable price!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 19:50:13 | More by DenverHopHead
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-30-2014 18:03:03 | More by eawolff99
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Odell Wolf Picker Experimental Pale Ale, Roots Release. 5.5% Alc./Vol.

Appearance: Clear, very pale amber coloring, small white head, trims down to a tight collar.

Aroma: Bright hops, tropical fruit notes. Citra-like. Really hard to pin down the flavor notes in this one, very unique bouquet. Vanilla beans in a fruit medley. Best I can do.

Taste: Clean, fresh, light-bodied, amazingly consumable. Lightly spicy, with a terrific blend of citric and tropical fruit notes, as well as a sizable dose of that unnameable, but very pleasing, mystery note. I could drink this by the bucketful. Wonderfully hopped, delightfully flavored. You could say I like it.

The label say what? "Inspire by our small-batch pilot system, the Roots RElease series honors our experimental brewing roots and invites you to sample some of our favorites. Named in honor of our hop growing community and the harvesting rig many use, Wolf Picker is brewed with varieties so rare they haven't been named yet."

Cool, thanks!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:16:21 | More by feloniousmonk
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RTrain12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-26-2014 18:45:35 | More by RTrain12
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rawfish

California

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting back to my roots with a new Odell beer. Thanks to SalukiAlum for the bottle.

Golden and clear, capped with a small finger high head of fluffy stark white. Decent retention and leaves loosely packed lacing behind.

Very reserved, highlighted by a cracker-like malt, wheat and faint citrus, fresh herbs and pine hop aroma.

Interesting the pale malt is slightly bready and grainy but clears quickly leading into bright citrus, white wine grapes, zesty herbs and grasses (wild flowers,lavender, sage). Rather earthy and dusty as well. Mild bitterness that has appreciable drying qualities. Nelson Sauvin hops come to mind when I drink this with less dank character and more focus on floral aspects.

Well integrated, average body and carbonation. Very clean, drys well, alcohol is well tempered. Everything as expected.

Wolfpicker gets a clean bill of health but I was expecting a more aggressive beer for the name. Very floral with white wine complexities in the flavor. Pair these experimental hops with something with a bit more aroma and you'll have a definite winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 06:51:30 | More by rawfish
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's Odell, so I had to pick one up. These guys do little wrong as far as I'm concerned.

From the pour I'm liking the looks of this beer. Pale golden in color with a steady, healthy carbonation and clean, yet slightly hazy appearance. The head is big, two-fingers thick, and is of the fluffy, chewy-looking variety. It persists for quite a while, settling into a quarter finger lace, with lace running up the side of the glass.

There's a nice, sweet maltiness on the nose that complements the undertones of citrus. Some piney, resinous hops catch my nose's attention to. I like the smell of this.

The taste loses me a bit. I felt a lot of promise on the nose and appearance, but there's something slightly disagreeable about the taste. The hops aren't nearly as present, nor is the sweet maltiness I was getting on the nose. It's much thinner in the body too. There's a bit of a toast-like taste and hint of the hops on the back end, but this is much more reminiscent of a pilsner to me. The beer has a light feel to it and thus is pretty refreshing, but I'm not getting as much flavor as I'd like.

I have to say as I quickly chugged the last of this beer, it's really easy to drink. I could throw back a sixer no problem, I think. So it could easily be another in my arsenal of BBQ beers. I'll have to take note of that.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:38:18 | More by ONovoMexicano
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2014 01:43:29 | More by 1424IpA
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Pug

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-10-2014 11:55:05 | More by Pug
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-09-2014 23:58:47 | More by sgttibbs
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BCPope

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-02-2014 03:13:28 | More by BCPope
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by date of 5/13/14.

Appearance: Pours a light golden orange. Tons of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. One finger of white, lumpy head sits on top. Head very slowly builds up to two fingers. Lots of lacing as usual for an odell beer.

Smell: Floral, lavender, grapefruit rind. a slight dusty copper aroma is also present. Don't remember getting that copper smell in the previous wolf pickers I tried. "dustiness" kind clears up as the beer warms and gives way to some nice light hop bitterness. Love how the floral hops and citrus notes work together with this beer.

Taste: Follows the aroma, nice floral notes give way to light citrus fruity notes and then the floral flavors linger on the palate. Kind of a dusty finish as well, like described in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Very good.

This came in a variety pack with 3 wolf picker pale ales. I remember the other two being much better than this one. That being said this was still a solid brew. The experimental hops used definitely have strong floral characteristics. If you like floral hops you will probably love this beer. A beer I would not mind seeing more often, along with the other two roots release beers from odell.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:31:02 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-28-2014 01:53:07 | More by jaydoc
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-25-2014 02:17:58 | More by mikerieder
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-20-2014 05:20:15 | More by Camjmorton
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chugalug06

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brillent clarity with nice deep yellow hue. Head is very fluffy and ice white. Great lacing with nice head retention too.

Mild lemon, orange, wheat, bready and mild pine.

Very light and dare I say sessionable? Smooth, creamy, chewy, heavy prickly carbonation, low sweetness and low bitterness. Dryness begins to take over at moment of introduction. Very honorable hop balance and complexity. This one definitely goes down easy and is heavily drinkable.

I bet this would be a great beer to make a black and tan with, or to marry with a IPA. Yet another strong beer from Odell, keep em' coming!!! Highly recommended. I just wish I could get it without having to purchase the mix-12, but dang do I love the mix-12...

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 05:02:45 | More by chugalug06
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-17-2014 05:18:53 | More by tylerstravis
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-16-2014 21:22:04 | More by carteravebrew
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pinkysup

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

02-13-2014 23:40:53 | More by pinkysup
Wolf Picker from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.