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Town Pump Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Town Pump Pale Ale
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of codewarrior
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.

codewarrior, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of loren01
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.

loren01, Sep 05, 2005
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

JohnyFriday, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

siddhartha, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

fishguyac, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

kylemckinnis, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of emmasdad
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.

emmasdad, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of WesWes
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.

WesWes, Jun 14, 2005
Photo of ArrogantB
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.

ArrogantB, Jul 02, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mc4z, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

stampfler07, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

HattedClassic, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

outoffocus, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

famous_mortimur, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BDeibs, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Moose90, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

JohnParadee, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MissMeg, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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

StonedTrippin, Jun 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

KVNBGRY, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of syrupjoe
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.

syrupjoe, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Oct 30, 2010
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Town Pump Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.