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Town Pump Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Town Pump Pale Ale
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 12-18-2003)
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IPAylor

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

01-04-2012 20:15:27 | More by IPAylor
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codewarrior

New York

2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had as part of the pilot tasting. This was by far the standout worst of the tasting.

L: Coppery-gold. Goodly amount of carbonation. Soapy head, good pour.

S: Slight hoppiness, but not much going on in the nose at all.

T: Crisp hops up front fading into a watery sweet finish and then disappearing entirely, at a speed that would make david copperfield envious.

F: Touch watery, even considering the style.

D: meh. seriously.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2010 03:21:58 | More by codewarrior
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loren01

Oregon

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap the other day at O dell's. The bartender actually called it an IPA, said it was dry hopped. Anyway it was a light amber color with good carbonation and lacing down the glass. Smell is very skunky and hoppy with a slight citrus smell also. Taste very very bitter, too much for my tastes. Was not balanced hardly at all. I like hoppy beers but this one was just a little too bitter. I recommend their 5 Barrell pale ale which is hoppy but much more balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2005 15:30:57 | More by loren01
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-07-2014 02:53:11 | More by JohnyFriday
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siddhartha

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-06-2013 01:33:22 | More by siddhartha
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-14-2012 14:27:39 | More by fishguyac
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-28-2013 20:17:49 | More by redleg411
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-06-2013 21:55:54 | More by kylemckinnis
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Odell Brewery in Fort Collins. Poured a nice light amber color, with a decent white head. Aromas of biscuit, sweet malt and light hops. Light bodied and crisp, with flavors of biscuit, sweet malts and just a hint of citrus.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 04:32:35 | More by emmasdad
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WesWes

New York

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a gold color with a white lace head. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt scent with some bitter hop aroma. The taste is average. It has a grainy pale malt flavor that finishes musty and bitter. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent APA, but the musty character has to go. Until then, it's one and done for me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2005 15:36:52 | More by WesWes
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

An ale which was golden amber in color with almost no head to speak of. The smell was malty and the taste was reminiscent of vegetal greens and ginger snaps for some odd reason. Not my favorite but still a decent beer. This is brewed for the oldest bar in Ft. Collins, which I thought was cool. It is really hard for me to think of a witty way to describe the nuances of beer, and that pisses me off. I'm not sure why this is listed as "retired" since it is on tap at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2007 17:06:49 | More by ArrogantB
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-22-2014 06:40:00 | More by mc4z
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-30-2013 20:00:32 | More by GRG1313
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-13-2012 03:06:01 | More by stampfler07
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-16-2013 23:47:37 | More by HattedClassic
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-29-2013 23:55:47 | More by famous_mortimur
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-01-2014 03:55:51 | More by BDeibs
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Moose90

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-01-2013 03:14:12 | More by Moose90
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MissMeg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-13-2013 18:51:45 | More by MissMeg
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a serviceable pale ale. or should i say "pail" ale, as its actually called. this one pours perfectly clear less than amber or golden, but pale as. decent white head. smells like english and american malts, bready, doughy even. the hops are too subdued for me in the nose and in the flavor, i need a bit more from a pale ale. all up this is made for the masses, which odells doesnt usually do, they usually cater to the discerning palate, but this is dumbed down too much for me. some good malty complexity, but this doesnt touch the 5 barrel pale ale. feel is fine, light in body and plenty carbonated, but its not exciting. one of my least favorite odell brews, just nothing memorable or standout to me. fair at best

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 02:31:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-30-2013 04:25:34 | More by KVNBGRY
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Odell Brewing.

Pours with a 1 finger almost perfectly white head, with good consistent lacing.

Smells of dried fruit, grain, biscuit, and a hint of grassy hops.

Tastes raisiny, grainy, and roasty.

Tight, dry, clean finish and low carbonation.

Overall this was okay, but nothing special at all. Didn't hate it, but wouldn't choose to drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 01:04:02 | More by syrupjoe
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

Pours a light amber color with a bit of a white head. The nose brings some floral hops as well as a bit of spice. Nice combination. The taste is a bit plain with some moderate bread and caramel flavors with a bit of a floral component. Slightly bitter feel with good carbonation. Drinks fairly well but nowhere near their IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 01:36:00 | More by Thorpe429
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Town Pump poured a copper color with a frothy white head that went to a thin film and laced the glass.

Its aroma was grassy, citrus, sprucey hops.

The flavor was a little sweet initially with a piney hoppy finish, and a sticky bitter aftertaste. It had a good medium bodied mouthfeel.

Overall, this was a decent APA - kind of reminiscent of Hazed & Infused. I wonder if this is dry hopped as well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2004 06:22:07 | More by Beaver13
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Crosling

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Town Pump Pale Ale is a beer that Odell brews just on their pilot system. They sell barrels of it to the Town Pump bar in Fort Collins and have it on-tap at the brewery.

Sampled on-tap at the brewery.

A Reddish Amber with a prominent off white head. Nice lacing throughout and nice head retention.

Aroma was dominated by hops, grass and there is a hint of malt under the hoppy aromatics as well.

Definately could tell that it was dry hopped. Very musty with hints of cedar, raisin bread, citrus and a unique malt undertone.

Overall, it was nice to be able to try this but I certainly hope Odell doesn't go on and pursue this.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2003 05:56:32 | More by Crosling
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Town Pump Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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