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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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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-06-2013 21:55:54 | More by kylemckinnis
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2013 23:02:19 | More by ChrisKayler
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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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schoenfelderr

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-22-2013 06:58:44 | More by schoenfelderr
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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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siddhartha

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2013 23:27:57 | More by G-Hawk
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a half pint nonic glass at Odell's tasting room in Fort Collins. From notes.

A very opaque and pale amber body, with a combination of fast and slow rising carbonation, particularly on one edge. A light soft off white collar is presented, not too large, but inviting.

Nose has a light grainy sense, hints of flour. A perhaps mild herbal hop is peaking through.

Taste hits with a hop pine at first in the mid palate, with a light lingering bitterness. Finishes clean, but also brings a bit of oil density from a hop angle. As it warms, hints of tea and orange perkalate all over, there's a chewy yeasty character to this beer also, kind of... "stanky?". Lively crisp carbonation matching the clean feeling.

Overall pretty solid pale ale and very drinkable too.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2013 00:20:09 | More by smakawhat
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:

Similar in appearance to Odell IPA in look, this pale ale is orange with yellow hues, but with head retention that isn't as extraordinary as the IPA. The nose is very balanced, leaning a little towards the malt side than the hop side. Floral, pine, and orange aromas brighten the senses. The theme of balance continues into the taste, where biscuit and caramel flavors make a good base for a splash of hops. Rather clean too. A good and drinkable pale ale (though how it compare to 5 Barrel Pale Ale is a mystery to me, as I have yet to try that beer).

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2012 21:15:38 | More by DoubleJ
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denver10

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a nice foamy white head, constant effervescense of bubbles rising to the surface, and decent lacing. An bright, floral and sweet aroma; florals and a touch of some lemon from the dry hopping, sweet toffee and dough from the malt. Flavor was bright with the toffee, floral, and lemon playing off each other quite nicely. A nice creamy, active mouthfeel. Overall, a solid brew. As described by the Odell employee who took my order this was kinda like a dry hopped amberand I am glad she described it as such. In that light I was able to enjoy this far more than I would have were I to have though of this along the lines of a pale ale. It shares the brightness and crispness of a pale ale but flavor and aroma was all about this being a dry hopped amber, and a good one at that. Next time I stop by the brewery I might have to check out their Levity Amber to compare that fresh to this and see which one I prefer. As of now, my vote goes to this.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2012 23:55:25 | More by denver10
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-14-2012 14:27:39 | More by fishguyac
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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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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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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fresh on-tap at the Odell tasting room. Town Pump...I don't even want to know. Pours orange-gold, looks clean and well-crafted like everything else Odell brews. Malt forward for the style but still balanced. Lots bread, toast, and general "grainy" flavors. Hops have a pleasant herbal/floral flavor with just a touch of citrus at the end. Really nice, but with an outstanding flagship-type pale ale such as 5 Barrel I'm just not sure where this fits in.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 17:33:22 | More by bump8628
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buffs9

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2012 17:34:14 | More by buffs9
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a growler up at the brewery. Poured to pint glass the beer appears translucent amber golden colored with a thin 1/2 finger white cap, some retention, very little lacing. The nose is delicate yet pleasant with spicy floral hop character and a caramel malt sweetness.The flavor is very much the same and has a nice balance of sweetness from the malt and mild bitterness from the hops. Very easy to drink. Smooth mouthfeel and well carbonated. Overall, I don't enjoy this as much as 5 Barrel but it is still good.

Serving type: growler

02-15-2012 18:01:14 | More by hopfacebrew
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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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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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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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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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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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KenGage

Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +31.3%
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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Town Pump Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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