Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,595 | Reviews: 569 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Algebrew:
5/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance: Poured a pale-ish, orange-yellow with an inviting, fluffy white top which held a sticky lace.
Smell: Perfectly sweet, citrus hops pour through the aroma along with a touch of other fruits and a tad bit of malts, all at a perfect strength.
Taste: The beginning lingered in a fruity citrus, somewhat malty, but introduced a flavorful bitterness with the hops; the middle sharply peaked the bitterness and sweetness back and forth like a trigonometric wave of sorts; the end tied everything back down purely into a subtle rind, sweet yet bitter, but still calming the tastes.
Mouthfeel: Perfectly carbonated, perfectly smooth, perfectly thick. . . just perfect.
Overall: The artwork stands out in my brain, even when I was too young to drink or too naive. That was all for a reason, this is a pinnacle of beers. If Odell has done anything special it's this: an IPA for anyone with even a slight sense of taste. It's a 6-pack I will come back to that will accompany one of those infinite moments of life. Cheers, Odell, for an untouched IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 05:17:27 | More by Algebrew
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer pours a perfect "IPA" orange with plenty of soft, foamy head. Head fades after a couple minutes, but there's always a good film of suds and plenty of sticky lacing. Good clarity, good looking IPA.
Smells softly of peaches, citrus and tropical fruit. Just a hint of pine. An enticing aroma, but one that doesn't smack you in the face.
Taste: reference the above notes on aroma. Big, juicy notes of peaches and tropical fruit, and just the slightest tinge of cool pine. All done in an expertly subtle and restrained fashion. In other words, big on modern hop flavor, small on bitterness. Lemon and lime come through in the middle and take you to the finish line.
Mouthfeel is seductive -- soft from the start and finishes like silk. The finish could linger a little longer, but I'm just nit-picking at this point.
Bottom line -- this is a great IPA that excels in the two main areas of taste and smell, but has also really nailed the finer points of mouthfeel and overall drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 23:32:01 | More by Mongrel
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.