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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA

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680 Reviews

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Reviews: 680
Hads: 2,785
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 445
Gots: 585 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007

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Reviews: 680 | Hads: 2,785
Photo of xuptygm
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden pour. Two-finger head which recedes rather quickly. Light carbonation. Pretty good lacing. Smells like hops and alcohol....what do ya know.

Tastes bitter with citrus and herbal flavors (honestly it tastes like a somewhat legal medicinal herb to me) and a TON of hops. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter finish. Smooths out as it warms.

Overall this is a bold undertaking yet misses the mark for my palate. I don't consider myself a hop head, but if I was one I am sure this would be a new favorite of mine.

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Photo of mrw1zard
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really wanted to like this - especially after all the good reviews, but I didn't get nearly the taste I was hoping for. Perhaps my tastebuds have deadened. :)
Appearance and smell were top notch, but somehow it fell flat for me. I did enjoy Myrcenary and Wooden Sidecar though - will try again sometime just to double check my findings.

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Photo of plfahey
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Medium-deep gold in color with moderately high clarity. Low faintly off-white head has fair retention.

Aroma-Decent hop bouquet-big orange, tangerine, and lemongrass citrus notes with a hint of grapefruit, slight pine notes present as well. While the hop bouquet is nice and complex, it is not very fragrant, and on other examples that have been more fragrant, I've found the hops to be a bit catty/pissy. The malt is also lacking in aromatic strength, but shows a bit of caramel character. Slight fruity esters.

Flavor-Caramel, toast, and alcohol show up front, though really the alcohol only carries through the whole flavor. Hop flavor is moderate, and is dominated by orange with background grapefruit notes, and even fainter pine. Slight grainy flavor in the finish with moderately high hop bitterness. Faint tropical fruit alcohol flavors. Aftertaste is a combination of grainy malt and herbal/piney hops.

Mouthfeel-Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Very slight alcohol warmth.

I'm generally a pretty big Odell Fan and I think that Myrcenary is exceptional, but I'm just not that impressed by this one. My main complaint with this bottle was that the hop aroma and flavors were not strong enough, though in bottles that I've had with greater hop character, I remember them being catty-a hop character I find quite unpleasant. Just not my fav.

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Photo of EvilGnome6
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a half finger of white head. Not very heavily carbonated.

S: Strong citrus hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit.

T: Pretty much like it smells. Grapefruit with a hint of sweetness and a distinct bitterness.

M: Light on the palette. The aftertaste is a bit too sharp for my preferences.

D: Fair. Goes down easily but the bitterness would be wearying after a few. Not a bad brew but I wouldn't go out of my way to pick it up again.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.56/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of dancinwillie
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear, the color of a freshly waxed oak floor. with a 2 finger head the shade of christmas morning egg nog.

Smells of grapefruit, floral, and just a hint of hostess twinkies.

Taste: A lot of the grapefruit hops, a bit of floral flavor, a hint of mint(?), and a bready malt backbone. not much going on here, but in a good way. very balanced, and a really good beer.

mouthfeel: hits the tongue hard, good level of carbonation brings out the hop flavor.

drinkability: high. I could whack down a bunch of these, despite of the 7% alcohol, which is hidden quite well, and enjoy every last one. good ipa.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass, pours a cloudy orangish straw yellow color with a nice white head and decent lacing. The aroma is heavily hoppy, as is the taste, nice citrus qualities, not very shy, not very complex, but still pretty enjoyable. The body is pretty good, as is carbonation. In all, nothing bad about it, nothing too exciting, just a pretty good regional IPA.

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Photo of bifrostguard
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a translucent golden straw color with a moderate off white head that leaves some moderate lacing.

S - Mild citrus hops with a equally present malt sweetness.

T - I like my IPAs a little more bitter. This is very well balanced between the hops and the malt. Mildly citurs and sweet. A good brew, just not really my style.

M - Sticky sweetness and moderate viscosity.

D - At 7%, not strong enough to be a sipper but not light enough to be easily sessionable. The building sweetness surely limits me.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from millah- thanks! Best by 9/7/10.

A: pours a clear gold, thin white head, bad retention, some lacing

S: very pungent hops with pine needle and some tomato like notes on the front, sweet malt profile shows up at the end with notes of honey

T: the front features bitters hops with pine, lemon zest, and grapefruit. This beer seems slightly out of balance as the malt profile is overshadowed by hop bitterness. The finish is slightly tart with lots of bitter hops.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp mouthfeel

D: this beer isn't bad by any means, but the hops seem so strong that they lend some unwanted vegetable like flavors/aromas. This doesn't detract from it being tasty, it just keeps it from standing above the rest of the delicious IPAs out there. Perhaps I just am not a big fan of the particular hop profile, but I would've loved a little more malt presence.

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I really like the color, a dull sunburst, in this beer but the head is lackluster. I guess that balances my rating to just average.

The smell has a nice slightly piney, grapefruit smell. A hint of apricot. Taste was clean. Moderate amount of bitterness for an IPA. The hops work well in this beer (grapefruit, citrus). A light sweetness plays with your tongue as well. My only problem is that this beer is a little light overall on flavor.

You don't notice the alcohol until you get a little palate fatigue and the hops fade out. But even then it doesn't stand out.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin and slippery. I could kick back with a few of these cause they are really easy to drink.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i've had their myrcenary and runoff red ipa's but i think i like this one the best. color was a great amber coming out of the bottle. good feel and smell. overall a very solid beer

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear golden amber body. Huge white foamy head with decent retention.

Smell - Light hop. Very grassy. No malt.

Taste - Burst of grassy flavor. Hoppy. Strong lime peel aftertaste which I consider to be an off flavor. Somewhat clean and very dry.

Mouthfeel - Typical IPA. Good amount of body.

Overall Drinkability - Good yet generic. Too balanced, perhaps? Good at what it does, but not interesting.

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Photo of philbertk
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Odell IPA 2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.0% ABV. 60 IBU's. White mild lace mediuum head. Mild bright rich gold color. No Sediment. Earthy floral pine hop front. Earthy crusty mild sweet doughy caramel toast hint lightly hop resin infused body. Rich satisfying hop spice lingering malt end. Nice low floral hop malty Rocky Mountain IPA. Purchased 6-Pack 11/22/2010 @ Colorados Liquor Outlet for $10.29. Sampled 11/22-23/2010. (4.0 / 5.0)

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Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of bort11
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Moderate egg-shell white head stands a fingers width. Nice spider-web lacing left on the glass. Color is a hazy golden amber.

Smell has a citric floral aroma blunted by a honey malt backbone. Taste is a combination of citric flavors. Lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerines. Sweet malty flavors balance with some peppery spices.

Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily. Nice carbonation bite. Nice IA, I don't feel a 7% at all.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

07/07/07- Purchased at "The Liquor Store" in Jackson Hole, WY.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info to be found. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Deep golden, approaching amber colored pour. 3/4 inch head, in which a light ring remains after the finish. Leaves behind decent lace streaks though.

Smell- Nice sugary fruity nose. Reminds me of a lighter scented Lost Coast Indica. I bit of caramel malt in there as well.

Taste- Damn, it's got that funky Pyramid flavored yeast! I hate that stuff. I don't know how to desribe the taste, but I'm assuming it's the yeast. The hops taste perfectly fine with a nice fruity and pine flavored hit and the malt is lightly toasted and a bit caramely. The odd flavor brings this one down a notch though for me.

Mouthfeel- Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste with a higher than average carbonation level.

Drinkability- Gotta find out what that damn funky flavor is that I don't like. Otherwise, this one has potential...at least for people like me that hate all Pyramid beers (except Snow Cap).

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Photo of KajII
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a cloudy orange with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thick frothy film and large collar with excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, floral and citrus hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange peel).

The taste was moderately bitter with a light caramel sweetness pretty much throughout, progressing slightly with a nice grapefruit hop presence taking over along with a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a light hoppy grapefruit taste left behind to linger a little longer.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a carbonation that was just beyond mild in intensity.

Overall I found this to be a very well balanced IPA, nice and hoppy with a tasty light sweetness and a not so overbearing bitterness...


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Photo of bassmantin
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden orange with surprising large creamy head. Pour slowly. Smells strongly of citrusy hops. Fairly strong hop taste that lingers for quite a while. This is a standard IPA. Enjoyable, and I would go back to it, but nothing amazing. A solid effort.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.66/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this before, but never in the capacity to rate it. Thanks to SupeWhite92 for reintroducing us, as well as saying hello to a bunch of beers I have yet to be formally acquainted with. :D

A big inch & a half of yellowed off-white froth develops over a clear, wheaty gold body. Lace is akin to a sticky DIPA: a.k.a., ugly & all over the place.

Aroma is so damn green with leaves & imaginary chunks of hop pellets grinding in between your fingers. (I actually drank Odell's new red a few days ago, & got the same intense hop aroma. Another bottle is in the queue for a review :o) Nothing else can make it through though. Not absurdly overpowering or sharp, but deep & rich in the perfume of pine & tangerine rind. Malt is apparently nonexistent. Not sure if I like that.

Feel is quite under-carbonated; slightly wheaty. Taste is much bitter-sweet tangerine rind, leafy greans, & lemon grass. Minoring slightly in sheet metal, the flavor thankfully has some notion in the back end of grainy malt & earth. It remains relatively juicy & sweet if you ignore everything else. It washes away pretty clean.

Too green to my liking, but it's what the people want, right? I remember this being a little more "dank" the last time I had it(a year+ ago). It's gotten better. Still not a hophead, but I can enjoy this. :)

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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Forgot to record the best by date, but it was a few months before the expiration.

Fair golden color, plenty of visible carbonation, chunky sheets of lacing, medium clarity - slightly hazy. Malty almost peanut butter smell, grassy and nondescript. Dry malty notes, mild grapefruit hop bitterness, nothing shocking. Even, creamy carbonation. This was more on the malty side, leading me to believe the hops had faded some. Pretty standard IPA. I'd try it again if I had a fresher bottle. Single from Lukas in Overland Park, KS.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More Odell beers from the Missouri trip to try; up next is the IPA. Cheers.

The best-by date is a month from now: “6/7/13A.”

A: Deep copper color with an incredibly sudsy head; lines of lacing all the way around.

S: Grassy, piney hops with a grapefruit, orange, and floral tones – a bit leafy, like raw hops. Light caramel and vanilla with tones of biscuity, toasted malt.

T: A resinous hoppiness from start to finish, tastes of pine and oily citrus in force. Grass, ginger, and a sweet, crisp mango taste complicate the hop flavor, building a complex character of bitter-sweetness. Hints of oat and sweet malt swell to a mild finish.

M: Moderate body, though with a carbonation that’s light enough to accentuate a slicker texture. Quite drinkable, though.

O: A run-of-the-mill IPA with a few streaks of greatness. I’d really like to try it when it’s less than a month old (though that’s true for most beer), but as of now, it’s pretty tasty.

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Photo of boblog
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperance: Clear and golden copper. Medium size head with decent retention.
Smell: Probably the strongest hop smell of any beer I have had, truly wonderfull.
Taste: Crisp malt flavor, followed by a strong and dry hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied at most, nice carbonation.
Drinkability: Has the flavor of a beer deserving of mass consumption.

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Photo of tribial
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Beautiful transparent straw/gold color glow. A finger width or so of white head that quickly dissipated to a thin layer of bubbles leaving lacing on the inside of the glass and a thick ring.

Smells light and citrusy, more orange than grapefruit, and not much grassiness over a light fresh bread scent.

Tastes like it smells. Has an easy light bread taste quickly followed with refreshing citrus and slightly floral notes. The carbonation was really good on a warm day, just enough to be refreshing with the slight tang. The hops finish bright, but not quite as strong as I like.

Felt slightly oily, but over all pleasant. Thin and a little bubbly.

Over all I think it's a well balanced beer and tastes fantastic. It would be easy to forget it's not just a lighter pale ale though.

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Photo of Sideswipe
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle dated 2/24/12. Best by date, I'm assuming.

Pours a hazy golden, orange color wih a couple of fingers of whte foam on top. The nose is citrus fruit , pale malt and pine. Taste is big citrus up front with a good dose of bitterness. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit are featured. A biscuity malt backbone balances things out mid-palate. The finish bursts with citrus flavors which are followed by piney, hops and a moderately bitter aftertaste which lingers a bit. The beer is medium bodied with a nice prickly level of carbonation. Overall, Odell makes a darned fine IPA. Good bitterness combined with pronounced citrus flavors and a nice malt profile make this a very enjoyable brew. Wish they distributed to Cali.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.