Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,936 | Reviews: 595 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheCondor:
4.25/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Side poured with moderate energy from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Pours a relatively clear, golden orange color with some carbonation to be seen rising up in the drink. A pretty weak head, although I think I could have poured with a little more pizzaz too. Pretty plain packaging. Overall, a pretty weak presentation for such an esteemed brew.
Smell - Certainly more subdued than some IPAs, but kind of interesting because of that. The nose just doesn't body slam you right out of the bottle. Of course there are the standard hop notes of pine and floral arrangements, but the citrus is, in my opinion, the primary scent. It is just as low key as the rest of it, but I can pick up on the citrus easiest.
Taste - Very balanced beer indeed. Flavors come at you during the drink at a relatively rapid pace such as peaches, grass, pine, resin, and citrus, but none of them really outweigh the other. They are all excellently balanced within the sip.
Mouthfeel - Finishes better than most IPAs I have ever had. Maintains the semi-bitter, dry, crisp finish, but is very smooth indeed. Some IPAs can be downright rude on the finish, but not this one. Light body, medium carbonation.
Overall - Excellent IPA that I doubt I will be able to beat for some time. I don't drink IPA that often, so when I find a real good one like this it doesn't get beat for a while. Highly recommended, will buy and drink again.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2012 02:26:05 | More by TheCondor
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle about to go out of date. Perfect translucent orange color with just a touch of haze. Head dissipated instantly but the lacing is super thick. The smell is a bit lacking, maybe to do with its age. Not getting much more then some mild citrus and a bit of booze. Taste is fantastic, not too bitter, not too dank, not too fruity and most importantly to me, not too malty. A perfect combination that balances perfectly. It's not super carbonated but it doesn't sit flat on your tongue, quite smooth. Overall, I received this beer as an extra in a trade and kind of fell in love with it. Guess i'll be trading for this next time.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 23:13:13 | More by mjstacker
4.85/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A - Pours a nice orange amber like color that is slightly hazy. Head is about 2 fingers worth with a semi aggressive pour and recedes from there, with very nice and frothy looking bubbles almost like soap bubbles. Very attractive lacing.
S - Amazing floral hop scent that overwhelms in the finest of ways. Pine, orange peel, lime zest, pineapple, grapefruit certainly come to mind. Absolutely enticing.
T - Moderate carbonation opens up the pallet to the amazing hops that burst in your mouth., The hops provide a nice tropical fruity flavor with the right amount of piney resin to balance it out. Finishes with an excellent drying bitterness. Drinks super well.
M - Crisp and carbonated (not too much) up front that immediately becomes bitter and drying.
O: One hell of a beer. It is semi session-able and is killer refreshing on a hot day. First beer i have picked up from them and man was I impressed. Looking forward to trying new beers from Odell Brewing.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 18:38:59 | More by abakanowiczc
4.76/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The quintessential Colorado IPA! The hop character is probably the best I've ever experienced from a single IPA, but manages to just hold onto enough balance to make the beer thoroughly drinkable. One caveat: I never like it as well in the bottle. That magical whole flower hop character just doesn't seem to survive the bottling process.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 22:35:10 | More by Spider_Jerusalem
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,936 ratings.