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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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95
world-class

2,131 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,131
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 373
Gots: 228 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007)
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Reviews by JamesMN:
Photo of JamesMN
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%

I've had this offering from Odell's several times and it's always struck me as a very solid American IPA. Poured from a bottle into a tumbler producing a two finger off white head.

Appearance: Nice copper hue.

Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus, hops. The effects of dry hopping really pay off in the nose.

Taste: One of the juiciest IPAs I've had! The grapefruit and slight citrus favors come through and balance very well with the light malts used. No overwhelming bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth for an IPA. Not syrupy, not watery. High drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A refreshing IPA and a personal favorite. Thankfully it is a year round offering. A little on the expensive side at $10.99 a six pack but completely worth the occasional splurge. Definitely best fresh so the hops can really shine!

JamesMN, Jul 12, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mojohawk21, May 18, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%

Appearance – This is a clear light orange in color with a nice, white, lasting head.

Smell – The big pine and monster orange rind are big but balanced at the nose and the malts are all but absent.

Taste – The giant hops make it righteously to the taste and the malts are again faint. The beer itself is not balanced but very hoppy.

Mouthfeel – This isn’t even medium in the body with some strong drying throughout.

Drinkability – Hopheads will love this beer but it is probably too much for the general public.

RoyalT, Jun 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rossy, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jono0101, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%

Aromas of floral hops and a doughy malt backbone.

Flavor is loaded with flowery, American hops and orange with a great malty balance. Finishes with a gentle hop bite.

In the end, it manages to have great hop flavor minus any harsh or unwanted bitterness. Not the best but respectable and graceful.

brownbeer, Dec 27, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Schlais, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Tiernan, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%

A: Beautiful golden pour completely translusent
with lazy but visible carbonation. There is a
scant head with little to no lacing.

S: Nice citrus nose

T: Fruit juicy but also fruit juicy slick.
There is a bitterness at the swallow but
not so strong and unfortunately lingering.

M: This IPA is slick on the pallet going down, a
little too sticky.

D: Not sturdy enough for me, just better than
your average IPA. A beautiful beer.

ArrogantDeadGuy, Jun 15, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RonanD, Apr 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SkiBum22, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:

The marketing is straightforward, they took the IPA style and made it bolder or American-style, and at 7.0 percent it's nearing the border of Double IPAs but not quite there. Clear weathered golden color, bright clarity and excellent head retention from the two-fingered head that crowns the top of this brew. Big time citric hop aroma and tangerine and clementine juice, with mint and herbs in the back of the nose. Impeccable smoothness from a deep, underlying carbonation that is most likely being slowed by a ton of hop oil. Medium body. So much hop flavor to go around, thankfully the bitterness does not kill the taste buds. Orange zest and spearmint come to mind. Sure the malt is there, a solid biscuity and slightly sweet foundation that is covered with hop flavor. Slightly dry and bitter finish with a faint earthy, herbal flavor.

Odell Brewing does a superb job brewing this beer, this one gives most West Coast IPAs a run for their hops. A must try for any hophead out there.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of steelerguy
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Golden color, fluffy white head, moderate carbonation, clear with a bit of particulate matter.

S - Lots of hop aroma, citrus and sweet floral. A bit of sweet malt comes through at the end and a touch of toastiness.

T - Almost exactly like the aroma, the hops come on strong but never become overwhelming, they are in balance with the malt. The hops are a nice combination of citrus and floral, with makes it a bit more complex than a lot of the straight forward citrus bombs that a lot of AIPAs are. A little sweetness from the malt finishes things up.

M - Moderate body which is balances nicely with the higher alcohol content and hop presence.

O - This is an excellent AIPA. It isn't just a hop bomb although there are a lot of IBUs there, nor is it super bitter, there is a lot of flavor and aroma from these hops. The hops are a nice combination of varieties which adds some nice complexity. The malt does take a back seat, as it should in an IPA, but it is there and lends a nice amount of body to make this IPA, which is a bit on the strong side, perfectly balanced. Will definitely be looking for this one again.

steelerguy, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%

12oz bottle pours into my glass a crystal clear golden orange hue with a solid inch of creamy white head that sticks around and leaves some sticky lacing. Lots of active carbonation. Aromas of citric green hop resins arise out of the glass with notes of grapefruit and tropical fruits. A mildly sweet crystal malt in the background with just a touch of caramel.

First sip brings a somewhat sweet crystal malt body upfront that moves into some citrusy, medicinal hop flavors. Notes of grapefruit, green hop resin and toasted grains follow. Flows down with a nice bitterness on the end and finishes a tad dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth creaminess as the brew goes down. Good, sturdy body for an IPA. I'm just personally not a fan of the hopping that was done on this one. It could've used a bit more malt backbone as well. . Thanks to BitterBill for tossing this my way.

orbitalr0x, Feb 13, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

supa0525, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

beaversfan12, Jun 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

tomisarobot, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

SD-Alefan, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kappakoosh, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

Best by 11/21/11 consumed 8/15/11

A - Pours a slightly hazy honey color with two fingers of white head. Head has decent retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - Big, juicy bouquet of fruit, mostly tangerine and other citrus, along with a touch of honey, some bitter grapefruit rind and a faint amount of malt. Excellent beginning.

T - Similar to smell with more bitterness coming through in the taste. The bitterness doesn't really linger for long, but is definitely a big component of the flavor. Nice malt presence to balance the hops.

M - Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel. Pretty clean finish with only faint bitterness lingering.

O - Between this and Myrcenary, Odell has a very impressive lineup of fruit-forward (i.e. not piney) IPAs. I wish they would distribute in Michigan so I could have these more often.

warnerry, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Todd, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -6.5%

12 oz bottle, best by 6/22/07. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a frothy dense white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is piney hops with some melon and biscuity malts.

The flavor is sweet bready malts and some melon leading to a decent piney, peppery hop finish that lingers some in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is is medium to full bodied with some slightly sharp carbonation and sticky hop resin.

Overall, an excellent showing by Odell. This is a well done IPA, not quite top tier, but still very enjoyable.

Beaver13, Apr 08, 2007
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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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