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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Odell IPAOdell IPA

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1,686 Ratings

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Ratings: 1686
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%

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 sbxx


3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into FFF Teku glass
Bottle Expiration date 6/12/13

Appearance - Golden honey yellow. 2 fingers of thick, foamy head that hangs around. Sexy.

Smell - Piney, slightly herbal hops. Malty. Whiffs of alcohol. Not as strong as I expected.

Taste - Bitter pine up front, smooth on the backend. I guess I was expecting something more citrusy. Despite that, it is smooth and goes down very easy.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, light/med carbonation, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Probably won't be trading for anymore of it, but it's still a solid beer that I'd be glad to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 07:39:45 | More by sbxx
Photo of Bosoxfan20


3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light head of about one finger gives way to a beer that is orange in color. The head lingers for a bit, and the lacing is admirable. Solid, but not spectacular.

S- an intense aroma not unlike many others from Odell. Big grapefruit notes of NW hops as this beer screams west coast all the way. Mango, tangerine, pineapple. With floral notes tantalizing the nose. Not much malt to speak of as this one lets you know the hops are in charge. Consequential IPA

T- Yeah, the hops the nose picked up come through strong from the get go. Certainly hop forward with the oils and resins. A chewy malt gives you a hint of balance before the acidic bitterness sets in. Straight forward style with a spectactular hop profile.

M- Mid body with moderate drinkability. Surprisingly not all that dry given its intense bitterness. It is more of a "wet" hop bitterness.

O- Much enjoyed. I would prefer their IIPA, mercenary, over this one, but well done none the less. No surprise really.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:12:22 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of mikereaser


3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a murky rust orange with 1/4 inch of foam that left some nice lacing throughout the glass

S - citrus-orange, lemon and coriander with some sweet malt flavor too

T - slight malt sweetness up front followed by some wonderful citrus hops

M/D - Easy to drink and great tasting, nicely balanced so the hops aren't overboard but enough to keep any hophead happy.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 03:54:10 | More by mikereaser
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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at papago...

pours a hazy pale copper color with a soft soap foam-like head. immense amounts of foam rings and webby lace is almost unreal.

the aroma is very earthy... almost like wood with notes of grapefruit, leafy hops, pine and caramel maltiness.

malt sweetness is a touch high for me but the level of bitterness and it's parching qualities keep me coming back. the flavor reminds me of sweetened yellow grapefruit juice (the real thing not the canned crap)... along with a solid malt backbone, orange pith and peel and some pine-like leafy green hops.

the body is medium but the carbonation is very soft which makes it really creamy on the tongue.

this is a great food friendly beer that can be consumed all night! 7/4/7/4/16/3.8

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2009 06:00:35 | More by hellbilly
Photo of Florida9


3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow gold. Small white head with little retention, but good lacing.

S: Citrus, yeast, lemon. A light orange note and the smell of CO2.

T: Light and crisp with a brightness to it. Moderately piney bitterness on the finish that seems to linger on the tongue,

M: On the lighter side of medium. Appropriate carbonation. Crisp.

D: A good everyday IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 02:21:46 | More by Florida9
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a golden color with an inch of white head.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruit, and pine hops.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, and some bready malts late in the taste. A decent amount of bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent IPA. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 04:05:07 | More by mdfb79
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North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big thanks to gwguest for hooking me up with this IPA! Great trade!

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by date "1/5/11" stamped on the side. Pours a chill hazy dark orange with a thin beige head on top. Light sticky lace left behind. Nose is full of fresh citrus, booze, candy, and honey. Very sweet and potent.

Full creamy mouth. Carbonation level is decent; not spritzy or tame. Full onslaught of boozy goodness here. The ABV is well-noted and received. Big citrus flavors wash over the palate. Melds well with the alcohol and subtle fruity sweetness. This was a good IPA. Not the standard, and not the most accessible, but a treat nonetheless. Glad I had the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 20:12:50 | More by Onenote81
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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a tall mug on 3/5/10 at Fox & Hound Pub, Albuquerque, NM

Pale amber with slight haziness. 1/8th inch head holds up well for the first half of the glass, leaving swaths of drippy lace.

Dank, piney hop aroma with a touch of spiciness and zesty citrus. Orange, grapefruit. Not too malty - hints of bread and caramel. Very nice.

Tastes comparably dense, the downside being it seems muddled; it's still good though. Ripe citrus; pith and peel - orange, grapefruit, lemon. A bit solvent-like at times. Piney, too, offering an evenly distributed bitterness throughout. Some toasty malt in back. Hints of bread on the finish. Very dry.

Hefty medium bodied feel. Average carbonation is well suited. Dry, gritty finish hangs with something of a coating effect.

Nice beer. I'd definitely enjoy it from time to time if I could. Good stuff. After 850 miles on the road it certainly hit the spot.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2011 23:54:43 | More by Ryan011235
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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We sampled this one at the Odell Taproom with some friends, a few Saturdays ago. Poured a golden-orange color, with a nice cap of white foam. Huge hoppy aromas, lots of citrus and pine (although I did detect a little cat piss). On the palate, more of the same: grapefruit, lemon, orange and pine, backed up with just enough malt to keep it balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 07:56:56 | More by emmasdad
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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark gold with a finger of white head. Good lacing and retention.

Smells of citrus, tropical fruits with a little bit of an earthy spiciness.

Same flavors as aromas. Not terribly intense. Some light citrus flavors up front. A little bit of a bready chewy malt in the middle. Finishes with a little spiciness and the slightest hint of alcohol.

Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation levels.

A little different and not one of my favorites, but pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 23:11:25 | More by jmarsh123
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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by 5/6/14 batch... normally do not do this for a off batch, but since this happened with Myrcenary and now this and they never return my email or calls here goes.

Smell is biscuit malt with only slight citrus and tropical notes, taste is the same.

I know they are brewing on a new system but they need to get there shit together and stop sending out these mediocre batches....

Original review 4.83

Pours a very pretty orange, slight haze, finger if head, nice lacing

Smell is very tropical and juicy, tangerine, pineapple, grapeftuit, orange, pine sap, earthy hop, really fresh smelling

Taste is juicy, orange, tangerine, mango, pine, spruce, sweet malt base, bitter grapefruit, pineapple

moutheel is medium with medium high carbonation, dry on the finish but not as much as some

this has quickly become my second favorite IPA after Two Hearted, I love the full range of hop flavor, If you are looking for a perfect IPA this one is very hard to beat!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:03:25 | More by nickapalooza86
Photo of vwcraig


3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bonus bottle from ArrogantB

A fast pour into a goblet left a translucent bronze colored ale with a thick and pillowy bright white head. Leaves behind a bright white sticky lacing. Smells mostly of big pine and a skunky kind of a hop smell. The smells on this one don't fade out as the glass empties like some. Tastes were mostly citrusy like orange but more of the rind than the actual fruit. More bitter than juicy or sweet. Bitterness in taste is not overdone and is quite pleasant. Medium bodied and on the sticky side. Drinkability is alright and kind of reminds me of a Troegs Nugget Nectar. Worth a try and may end up trading for some more.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 17:53:50 | More by vwcraig
Photo of allforbetterbeer


3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light orange/copper, rather dull, and clear. White head that laces well but has nearly zero retention.

S: Complex hops, blended Island fruits, sugar, pine, honey, and pineapple.

T: Evergreen and sour citrus hits the tongue first, followed quickly by a blend of hops built on a subtle malt base. All this wraps up into a lip-smacking bitter and dry middle taste, which then sweetens a bit as the minimal aftertaste takes over.

M: Nicely smooth, with enough carbonation to be pleasing but not bite too hard.

D: Moderately drinkable, but not the best around.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 07:19:06 | More by allforbetterbeer
Photo of CampusCrew


3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By best next month.

appearance: golden, nice lacing and head rentention. nice notches as I went down

smell: ctitrus hop aroma on the nose

taste: not really fresh and light malt. fresh this may be a hop bomb.

mouthfeel: light-medium bodied

drinkability: would love to try fresh. still a quility beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 01:28:14 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of Scotchboy


3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Odells IPA

12oz bottle poured into an oversize nonic.

A: Pours golden orange with heavy carbonation and a large, sticky off-white head with great retention. Maybe a slight chill or hop haze but it's transparent.

S: Pine, crisp malt biscuit and sweetness. Maybe a touch of grapefruit.

T: Pine and a dank woody character, slightly herbal and earthy hop presence with some bready malt. Maybe a touch of orange and orange zest.

MF: medium bodied, great carbonation, tongue-pricking bitterness and a lingering pine dry finish.

O: My bottle lacked any 'wow' factor. I liked aspects, others (like the smell) seemed just 'ok' and not really special or intricate.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 23:36:01 | More by Scotchboy
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3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to MADhombrewer for muling me some of this back from a recent vacation to Odell country. 12oz bottle best by 7-15-2011 poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Yellow-gold with flawless clarity, two fingers of dusty white head, copious lacing. It doesn't get better than this. 5/5

S: It's a pretty pine forward aroma. Sweet pineapple is the stronger of the secondary characteristics. Minimal malt and non-detectable alcohol. It smells enjoyable but is fairly muted. I'm left wishing it was a little more pungent. 3/5

T: Medium on the bitter pine, sweet tropical comes on stronger here than in the nose, low on the malt. Pretty good but could use a little more bitter hop character. 4/5

M: Heavy body for an IPA but it somehow works. Carbonation is appropriate. Slightly sticky finish. 3.5/5

O: Good IPA. If I was local to Odell I'm sure this would be a go-to on tap. 4/5

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 03:10:24 | More by hopsbreath
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3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy yellow pour sit inside my Bell's Tulip. A lot more viscous than I was expecting. A very nicely sized creamy head boasts a very good retention, and coats the sides of my glass nicely.

S: Piney hops up front with mango and tropical fruits underneath. The fruits provide a big sweetness, but the bitter hops provide balance and create an enticing aroma.

T: The caramel aspect of the taste is much more formidable than on the smell. Bitter, piney hops and some citrus provide a nice balance. A bit on the bitter end, but certainly not bad at all.

MF: Medium to heavy body for an IPA, carbonated very well. I was surprised by the thickness of this on the palate. Bitter and dry finish, the beer has a pretty good drinkability.

O: Nothing wrong with this. Nice balance between bitter and sweet hops. Nothing really stood out, but I wouldn't turn it down again. West Coast IPA all the way.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 13:44:19 | More by russwbeck
Photo of stephens101


3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and true red with little to no topping.

Smells uniquely oily and citrusy with a candy coating.

Upon the first taste you realize this is unapologeticaly a Colorado beer with its big, "meaty" hops, a perfect splash of citrus, and the right amount of sweetness.

Lies on the heavy side of medium in body, but smooth going down. I can feel this one on my stomach afterwards, so plan accordingly if you're pairing with food or going out for the night.

While this beer falls in line with the crowd just enough to play the game, it carefully avoids the fatal trap of replication, and comes out on top by doing so.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 01:54:30 | More by stephens101
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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Dead Guy Ale glass.

A- Super clear pale gold color. Halfway down the glass the head dies down to a quarter inch thick. Some lacing on the glass.

S- Citrus, big hop aroma, piney, grapefruit.

T- Not to biter at all. Pretty smooth actually. Very clean taste, bell balanced. Some honey and grapefruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Pretty tasty, mellow, IPA. Kind of pricey though, 6 pack=$11. Probably won't buy again till I see it for at least $9.

D- Good drinkability

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 23:37:49 | More by dankbrew21
Photo of Chrisco88


3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, bright gold. Small white head fades rather quickly but a thin lace lingers.

Aroma: Quite aggressive aroma. Pungently floral up front but I really liked the lemon, grapefruit, citrus-y flavors towards the end. Nothing but hops here.

Taste: Quite refreshing! Bitter and hoppy from the get-go but finishes light, sweet, and citrus-y. Virtually no malt flavor.

Palate: Very light-bodied, lively carbonation and a very clean mouthfeel.

Overall: Another highly drinkable IPA, I think they're finally starting to grow on me :) Great hop flavor without being annoyingly bitter. Great mouthfeel and aftertaste so I almost want to savor the flavor, but it's so light and clean I can't fight the desire to indulge.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 21:36:22 | More by Chrisco88
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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw-gold with a pure white, cakey head ~1/2" and tons of CO2 bubbling through

Aroma: Sweet hops and citrus with touches of roasted malt.

Flavor: Big hop bitterness up front leading a syrupy and grassy sweet finish that is cloying and lingering. It seems to border on a DIPA it terms of malt backbone, but not in the mouthfeel and body. Easily drinkable without too much to weigh it down.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 02:02:32 | More by ebrauser
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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with kickass artwork (signature Odell!) and a best by date of 11/02/11 poured into a New Belgium globe on 08/09/11. Pours hay golden, slightly hazy, with a nice and big alabaster head; great head retention and excellent lacing!

Smells very fruity with dominantly tropical fruit notes and some grassy-weedy undertones. Very balanced and complex hop profile. Tastes smooth and slightly fruity, and while the malt backbone is felt on palate, I don't really taste the malts much. The bitterness appears most towards the back and in the finish.

Carbonation is appropriately high and the finish really dry. As remarked, goes down easy and smooth without too much bitterness. All good, except that the alcohol is rather high for this easy drinking a beer.

Appearance 5/5; Aroma 4/5; Taste 3.5/5; Mouthfeel 4/5; Overall 4/5

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 05:33:11 | More by tewaris
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3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured from a bottle with barely any head, I had the bottle and the glass at 45 degree angle while pouring, so that can probably explain the lack of head.
The color is golden-orange, like so many American IPAs I have seen before, nothing special there. It's in the smell and taste department that the beer really shines. Smells a little like molasses and malt and the taste is all hops. I just took a big swig, let it swirl inside my mouth for a moment. The verdict - while it is a great tasting beer, it's by no means a session beer. The beer makes no bones about its 7% ABV and you can feel it in your breath in just the first sip.
All in all - another one in the great tradition of awesome beers from Odell's

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 02:38:03 | More by cafemondegar
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3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice tall white head; clear, light orange/yellow; minimal carbonation bubbles; head subsides quickly leaving little lacing

Really strong here - very inviting pungent, floral hop aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel
A little thin in body, but really full on flavor; loads of fresh, tasty hops; immediately enjoyable, leaves me wanting more! Overall, really heavy on hops and light on malt - a little imbalanced for my liking; leaves a tasty, pronounced aftertaste of hops

Love the flavor, but it's a little thin overall and too imbalanced; I wish it had more malt backing to give it some weight and balance; it was enjoyable and worth trying, but I wouldn't buy it again with its steep price.

*I've had this a few times on tap now and it just blows me away how good it is. I definitely need to give the bottled version another try because, on tap, it's an A beer.*

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2008 14:53:23 | More by JEdmund
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3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

A - light copper color with about one finger of head.

S - floral, honey, oranges, but not as strong on the nose as other ipas

T - pleasantly bitter, pine, orange, wears its 7% alcohol well, bitter on the finish

M - good, not too thin, not to syrupy

D - easy to drink IPA

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 03:28:41 | More by nwu008
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