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Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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704 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
704
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2,936
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
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Odell IPAOdell IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rowew on 03-02-2007

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Reviews: 704 | Ratings: 2,936
Photo of gr8ful
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really good beer. I'm partial to, and picky about, my IPAs. This one makes the cut!

light amber, maybe more golden. thin head. good lacing. a little hazy.
nice aroma but I'd like a stronger hop presence
taste...very balanced. you can taste the hops but I couldn't really smell them, which is odd. balances though..not JUST the hop flavor. some lingering pleasant bitterness.
feel...medium to full bodied. good carbonation without beng "fizzy"
overall...sold, very solid. will have it more often

poured from a can into a pint glass.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: 4.5
Very very clear copper color. Decent amount of head and great retention. After the head depletes, a great deal of carbonation and lacing continues.

Smell: 4.5
Very aromatic and hoppy. Citrus, malt, over-ripe fruit, and earthiness.

Taste: 4.5
Great bitterness upfront. IBUs seem to be closer to a Double IPA (listed as 70 IBUs). Bitterness fades only slightly before the rush of sweet malt and savory butter flavors come in. Dries out quickly and fades with a smoky wood and nutty flavor after taste.

Feel: 4.5
Medium bodied. Quite active throughout the drinking experience.

Overall: 4.5
Great beer. I saw it on the list of top 50 brews in the country and, since I live in Colorado, had to grab one finally and try it (a bit ashamed of myself for never trying it before). Strong bitterness, malty, and hoppy. No one category is overpowering and very well balanced between all of them. Powerful. Will buy again.

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Photo of tkrane
3.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Must have gotten an old bottle or something. Thought it was super fresh dated 5/20. Uhhhhh. Not the case. Not a hop to be found. Maybe will revisit at some point but not clearly stating what the date stands for is quite irritating.

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Photo of BWED
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Light copper. Dense, rocky off-white head lies at one finger. Fantastic sticky lacing, and good retention.

S- Piney, a little spice zing, and bright citrus.

T- Dry citrus flavor, with a little pine. Malt is clean and mildly toasty. Finishes with a more fruity flavor.

M- Medium body. Really well balanced. Finish is bitter but cleans up in the aftertaste.

O- Really nice. Well balanced. Not too juicy, not too earthy.

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Photo of Trentt2
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold in color, thin foam of white on top. By can see the carbonation rising in it, nice lacing.
S: citrus and hops. Lots of both
T: crisp, citrusy and not overly hoppy.
M: thin but still pleasant
O: best IPA I've ever had. I'm a stout guy, but this beer is excellent!

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was a little concerned at first, since the aroma had a really potent tropical vibe to it, but fortunately it plays that just right. Hop-based bitterness is kept in check and plays with the tropical notes just right.

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Photo of Eric_Booga_Boyles
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA! It had awesome flavor while not being over-powering. This is probably the best IPA I have had to date. Great color and aroma! I would suggest this one to anyone. O'Dell is top notch!

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Photo of donspublic
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into shaker, minimal head. Nice golden amber color, nice lacing. Smells of malt, and citrus. Nice on the palate, hitbup front with a combo of citrus and tropical fruit. This is one solid IPA. Mouthfeel great, feel like my mouth is coated in hop oil afer each sip. Great ipa

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Photo of MattyG85
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, apricot, mango, melon, tangerine, and lemon. Some hints of berries. Dank hints of pine, grass, and cannabis. Malt scent of caramel, grains, and cracker with some yeast. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon, and melon along with some berry. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Solid malt presence with notes of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A really good American IPA. Good juicy hop flavors with a solid caramel malt presence.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy creamy white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Big sweet fruity and citrus notes, a little pine, a touch of biscuity malt, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Juicy, citrus and fruity, orange, apricot, mango, pineapple, a little pine, faint earthy herbal notes, a little biscuity malt, and nice caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth and kinda creamy.

O: Outstanding! I was so happy to grab this on a road trip. Now I'm wishing I bought more.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft in Tempe, AZ. What a great IPA, so easy to drink to the point where you are already on to the next one. Does not have a bitter taste at all. Can't wait to get out west this month to have some more because Odell is no where to be found out in Illinois.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, mellow, yellowish gold.
Head is three fingers of fluffy, rocky head. Leaves behind thick, soapy lacing.
Aroma of citrus rind and pine.
Taste is floral, with crackers and a medium bitterness, thinnish feel.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a six pack while visiting friends in Nebraska. Don't see Odell much at all in Indiana. Just drank my last one and only wish it could've cellared for a while. I didn't want it to loose it's near perfection citrusy balanced hop flavor. Every bottle delivered a great representation of what I love in an IPA. Note to self:ask local bottle shop if they can get it..all the reviews I read captured what I got.

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Photo of davidperez
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served in a shaker, it pours a golden amber color, diaphanous and clear as crystal, with a good one inch foamy head with good retention and good lacing.

The bouquet is citric, but other fruits prevail. Tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, tangerine. Assertive and delicious.

Balanced all throughout. The malty sweetness is intertwined with the fruity notes and the hoppy bitterness from the very beginning, and the finish is long. Once it started to warm up a bit the pine became evident too.
Good and pleasant carbonation. Medium to full body, extra smooth and silky; you drink a fruity cream with this one.

Excellent beer, one that I will seek again for sure.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle purchased in a 6mix at Trader Joe's, Denver.
Nice bottle with leaf clusters...but the label colors are a bit drab for catching anyone's attention.
BB 05/26/16...very visible, so kudos.

Pours a clean, clear, golden color; good creamy head, great effervescence.

Taste is clean and smooth., Definite malt sweetness, but nicely complimented with resiny hops on the tongue.
Not a typical "one-trick elephant IPA.... the malt is there.

Easy to drink is an understatement. Gone in like 4 minutes. So yes, sessionable as all get out.
Not for those seeking a hop bomb, but an excellent beer with good balance.
A fine Colorado brew.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Pours an orange color. Aroma is very hoppy. Citrus hops all the way. Lightly sweet maltiness in the aroma. Odell IPA is simply a very well put together IPA. Very citrusy, again. I get a lemon hop flavor as well. Light maltiness. Resiny. West Coast style through and through. Bitter and medium bodied. Very nice beer.

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Photo of Southside830
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a nice golden orangish color. Solid 2 finger head with aggressive pour. Nice head retention with good lacing.
Smell: I smell a nice sticky sweet malt presence. Hops are present in the form of a pleasant orange tangerine smell. Slightly malt forward smell.
Taste: Taste follows the nose. I get more of that sticky brown sugar malt. The hops are balancing the strong malt presence nicely. Orange, tangerine. Little bit of alcohol, booze there as well.
Overall: very good example of an American Ipa. Would like to have seen a little more hop in this brew. Balance in this brew is very good.

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Photo of raynmoon
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer. Have had the pleasure of having this numerous times fresh in town, Fort Collins. It's the Sculpin of the Midwest.

Classic west-coast, tropical, pine aroma and flavor. Goes down really smooth, not much bitterness lingering at all. Lots of rich, fruit coming through, like over-ripe peaches or pineapple.

Classic beer, must try. Always a go-to.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden/orange color. Lots of lace on the side. Quickly dissipating head. Fruity hop smell. Fruity hop taste. Little peachy. Pleasant fruity after taste. Overall, pretty tasty brew here. I like it.

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Photo of treyb0mb
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to say I was mixed about this at first It has a dark gold or almost amber color, with a noticeable haze to it. The most notable smell is of the hops, but you can detect some fruitiness. Develops a nice head which has a medium retention. There is a malty and slightly weighty mouthfeel, but not an overbearing malt flavor of any sort. In fact, at first I found it hard to detect its flavors. However, upon drinking about half of the glass, it's as if the fruity citrus flavors become more apparent. It's not incredibly hoppy, but the hops are, of course, definitely there. I originally desired more flavor, but as I have my second glass I find myself very pleased with this beer, and I'm enjoying the balance it offers.

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Photo of Evilyak
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

there might have been a time where i cracked into one of these and thought it to be remarkable. at this point, though, it really just stands with the herd. it's another fruity ipa that hides the alcohol. smell is of grapefuit, taste is the same, with perhaps some melon sweetness afterwards. mouth is reasonably clean without too much lingering hop taste.

don't get me wrong; it's a tasty brew, but i think i've grown weary of ipa's. i could have 4 more of these or never have another one and it would be the same.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend for bringing this one back from Omaha, too! The aroma of this IPA isn't as vibrant as I'd like, but it's within the best-by date according to Odell, so it's fair game. I do get some gentle stone fruits from the hops, as well as a lot of pine. The malt profile brings some gentle caramel notes. As it opens up, the fruitier qualities pop up more vividly. Tasting it also reveals a fruitier flavor than the aroma may have suggested. I get a lot of general apricot juice at first, with a splash of grapefruit mixed in. I'm even getting some lime flavor in spurts! Despite the sweeter initial flavors - and the classically malt-laden middle - it finishes quite dry, astringent even. This goes down so easily, it's kind of crazy. I've heard some good things about this, and I'm happy to report this lives up to the hype. And to think it's so readily available in the Midwest!

3.84/5: Juicy and delicious; would be a go-to if I was west of the Mississippi

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: golden, haze

S: apricots

T: fruity, hoppy of course and more apricots

M: FUll, great sensation

O: honestly tastes like the average upperend IPA, I like it though

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Photo of Pete_2112
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one is interesting, but pretty good. The nose is fairly strong with grapefruit and a bit of pine. The taste is very balanced with malt and hops. The bitterness is honestly not that high. It's there, but unlike many other IPAs where you can really detect that bitterness up front. The hop taste is pretty nice. The best I can describe it as is juicy. A juicy flavor. It's not my favorite, but it is still very delicious. The taste of malt and hops lingers in your mouth longer than other IPAs I've had. The mouthfeel is medium and wet. The only thing I would like more from this beer is a little more bittering hops. If they bumped it to 70 ibu instead of the original 60, it would be perfect for me. But that is simply my preference. Overall, this is a great beer. It is not a hop monster like some others are. But I would definitely drink it again. And I will. Probably tomorrow.

Update: My palate must have been just a bit off the night I initially reviewed this beer. The aroma of this IPA is insane. You can just smell the resin and oils in the glass. The taste is less juicy than I previously reviewed. Overall, I just can't stop smelling this beer. It is really incredible.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours clear medium gold, thick foamy head with very good retention, gobs of lace. Aroma is mild citrus and pale malt. Nicely balanced IPA leaning to bitter side. The taste has a light cracker malt sweetness with mild citrus up front. The hops are piney and grassy and linger just the right amount. Clean semi-dry finish. Medium soft mouthfeel. Haven't had this one in a while, very well done IPA, good change up from the juice bombs, very easy drinking.

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