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Wolf Picker - Odell Brewing Company

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 01-15-2014

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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 20
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Poured out of the bottle into a sifter glass.

Appearance - Very light see through straw like color. Nice white head that doesn't last long at all.

Smell - Lots and lots of floral hops. Almost smells like a garden.

Taste - Light hoppy front that is quickly followed by a taste of flowers that you get from the smell.

Feel - Very easy drinking and lots of flavor left on your tongue.

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A: Clear, golden appearance with a bone white head that falls quickly.. Sheets of lace leave a thick blanket around a Half Acre tulip glass.
S: Tropical citrus aroma with some pine needles mixed in ever so slightly. Almost a Juniper berry or Blackberry note.
T: The hop taste is exquisite for a pale ale. Like a Zombie Dust variant but exhibiting a strong Pineapple flavor. Very unique and appealing. Slightly sweet and fruity in the opening that transitions to a strong bitterness then fading into a nice light biscuit malty finish.
M: Crisp and refreshing, very flavorful. Bursting with tropical fruit juice flavor. Medium carbonation.
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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.

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Two fingers of head, after 5 minutes it had settled to a thin layer that left great lacing.
Body was a copperish-amber, almost clear.
Fragrance was hoppy, floral, citrus with a touch of pine.
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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.

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Wolf Picker from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.