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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 371
Gots: 229 | 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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Photo of muttyd
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%

Been on a massive IPA binge lately.

Poured aggressively into a Maudite tulip glass. Soapy/fizzy white head that fades rapidly. Not much of a head on this one, makes it more difficult to pick out the aroma; faint citrusy hops mixed with bready, biscuity malts. Some resiny hop characteristics in there as well. Flavor is well balanced; citrusy/fruity hops, toffee/caramel sweet malts. Finishes with an earthy/floral bitterness with a slight astringency. Well carbonated, but wish this one had better head retention and a bit more sudsy body. Very drinkable IPA, but falls flat compared the other IPAs I have been having lately.

muttyd, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: A translucent copper color with an frothy eggshell head. Decent retention and the beer leaves a sheet of lace down the side of the glass.

Smell: A candied grapefruit aroma bursts out of the bottle. Tons of hop aroma - grapefruit, some other citrus and tropical fruits with a bit of pine in the background. Some ganja as well.

Taste: Some caramel sweetness accompanies a bready malt front. The hops should clearly be the focal point of this beer, but they come up a bit short. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of herbal hops are all present, but the flavor profile is a bit light.

Mouthfeel: It has a little bit of a grainy feel. Light bodied, watery even, with medium carbonation. A surprising lack of hop oil residue for an IPA.

Overall: The aroma gave me the impression this would be a delicious hop bomb, but it ended up being a little watery and light for my taste.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of beachscrat
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%

$10 got me a six o'bottles for this bad boy.

Clarity is impecable. World class, top class honey gold goodness. Good 1 inch of clingy foam. Looking delectable.

Smell: Ripe sweet citrus marmalade and light toasted biscuit malts with maybe a hint of lager sulfur? Chlorophyll perhaps?

Taste: This is confusing. Massively bitter, massively sweet. Balance is like a bare knuckle boxing match between a sickly sweet seedless clementine and an overly engineered bittering hop. Match is a draw. Nobody wins.

Drinkability: 1 or 2 will do just perfect. But may get old after a few.

Overall, this is an entertaining experience. However, I would prefer a little less overacting in the performance.

beachscrat, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of mrw1zard
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

mrw1zard, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of blakelive784
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a clear honey golden color with four fingers of thick, rocky beige head. Retention is incredible, especially at 7%, and the head leaves sticky lacing as it recedes. Inviting.

S - Pleasant, fresh floral and grassy hops. Freshly grated lemon and orange zest. Crystal and caramel malts balance the hops nicely. It's a bit restrained but refreshing and inviting. Simple (might not be a bad thing).

T - All the hops found on the nose are present, but they're a little more muted than I'd like. The hops are certainly fresh. The malts are a little more dominate than they ought to be, but it somehow remains well balanced. Bitter on the finish. A bit too simple.

M - Too thick. Well carbonated and a bit oily.

D - It's incredibly drinkable at 7% and a well built and balanced IPA. Would be a great intro to IPA's for a novice, but probably won't satisfy the hopheads out there. A fine offering from Odell, but it lacks the depth that could make it truly great.

blakelive784, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

beaversfan12, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

innominat, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

atlbravsrno1, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

labattblueribbon, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Bonna, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

DrunkAl, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

jacwomyn, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

kenzilka007, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

bambam2517, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

swaghawk, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

chefbigjon, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste starts with a combination of pale hops bitterness and citrus & caramel sweetness. In most beers American IPA’s that I’ve had the latter fades before the former, but in this case it’s the other way around. There’s a good malt character that doesn’t make its presence known right away. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent even if it may not be the absolute best IPA that I’ve had. I could drink a few of them but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 16, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

deweese, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

deadliest, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

IrishColonial, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Bierczpoutine, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

east97, Dec 23, 2013
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.