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Town Pump Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

Town Pump Pale Ale
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%


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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KenGage

Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pint glass at the Town Pump

A - Clear...light to medium brown

S - Light malts and light hops

T - Three dimensional...interplay between the hops and the malts made this one a freaking joy to drink

M - Nothing exceptional...just right

D - Would have sat there all day if we hadn't been entertaining guests

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2009 01:37:11 | More by KenGage
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one was available at the brewery today so I picked up a growler. I always get this one when I'm at the Town Pump in Old Town Ft. Collins but's a special treat to enjoy one at home.

Pours from the growler with very little head, low retention, no lacing. It has a red/gold color and excellent clarity.

Aroma is nicely hopped. It has spicy, floral, and sweet notes.

Flavor is just right in terms of the bitter/sweet balance. It has a nice level of hopiness for a pale ale. The hops are grassy but in a fresh and pleasant way.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and drinkability is high. It's best straight from the tap but a growler is the only way to take some home.

Serving type: growler

08-20-2008 01:55:45 | More by GilGarp
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2%
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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loren01

Oregon

2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
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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palliko

California

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this from the tap yesterday at the brewery. They tell me it is named for a local pub called (you guessed it!) The Town Pump. It is one of their pilot beers they brewed for the pub, because they have a clientele that prefers massively hopped beer. In appearance it is a deep copper with beige foam and sticky lace. Aroma is overwhelmingly floral, bitter hops, with a hint of malt, and grass. Initial taste is of the aromatic hops, dried fruits, spices, lime and malt. A hop-lovers dream!

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2005 17:38:48 | More by palliko
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WesWes

New York

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
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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Beaver13

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +3.7%
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
Town Pump Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.