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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,681 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1681
Reviews: 572
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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rarbring

Sweden

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazy pale orange beer with an off-white head leaving lacing.

The smell is earthy and sweet and fruity, mango and grape-fruit.

Sweet and honey initially in the taste, then bitter oranges.

Medium carbonation, soft and a fairly good body.

Maybe a bit to sweet for me, but fairly well balanced. Sampled at beer tasting at De Klomp.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 21:06:43 | More by rarbring
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a staw yellow color very cloudy with a ok head it does lace well on the glass.

The aroma is pungent earthy hops smells very fresh a slight malt enters but only slight
The beer is very smooth to star carbonation builds and leaves withabsolutly no harshness. It is sweet to start the hop taste enter but it takes a second. Once they enter they take over leaving a mild bitter on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 22:32:36 | More by bishopdc0
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Apperance: Pours an orange amber with a huge frothy head that sticks to the glass and sticks around as well.

Smell: Smells like an american IPA should. Piney, fruity, and delicious. Not an incredibly strong aroma though but still smells great.

Taste: Strong and piney. Finishes nice and fruity.

Overall, a great beer for any hop lover. Me personally, I tihnk I'm at the point where I need to steer away from hoppy beers for a little while

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:27:17 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of IPA today along with some birthday gifts for friends.

Poured a redish golden color with great clarity but below-average head and retention.

Aroma is decent but not the best. I look for fresh whole hop hoppiness in an IPA... it's clean but not fresh.

The flavor is there. Lots of hop bitterness but a fair trade-off with ample malt. I give it a 4/5.

Mouthfeel is what I expect from an IPA in that it has a slightly bitter burn but not at all unpleasant. Just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, I enjoy this beer but it's not one of Odell's best. Certainly better than the overwhelming Double IPA but I definately prefer their imperial stout, double pils, and special red. Can't wait for that red!

Serving type: growler

06-04-2008 01:47:41 | More by GilGarp
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: A medium amber orange with a one finger off white head. Not a lot of lacing.

S: Earthy hops with a fairly faint malt sweet smell.

T: Hops bitterness at first with flavors of pine, earth and some slight citrus. The mid flavors are where the malt seems to come gushing out with flavors of sweet fruits, caramel and butterscotch. Finish is bitter with the hops lingering. Nicely balanced IPA, far from a west coast syle IMO. Nothing near Pliny the Elder as I read in another review, this carries way more malt.

M: Medium to full. Chunky and course, prickly and lingering bitterness. Slight alcohol warmth.

D: Fairly good, it was easy to drink and I could have had another.

Overall a solid IPA but not a superstar in my book. Glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 14:48:37 | More by Kadonny
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange/glad. Slightly cloudy , plenty of carbonation rushing up from the bottom. Decent head and some lace

S: Some soapy floral hops and some bready malty sweetness.

T:A bit soapy and floral, but still pleasant tasting. The caramel comes through nicely as well. Fairly well balanc but some graininess.

M: Medium Bodied with some harsh hop notes.

D: Its a good beer to try but not my favorite. I could def drink plenty of these early in a night but it is not a finisher

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 03:20:43 | More by mikey711
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Glibber

Idaho

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured light yellow amber with a very nice white head. The semll was light hops, and orange. Tasted very light going in, with a good balance of malt and hops. Very light hop kick for an IPA. This is a nice IPA. Refreshing for sure and I could imagine easy to drink more than a few.
Odell is new to Boise, and I am looking forward to some of their other styles.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 01:28:44 | More by Glibber
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Spider889

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by (I assume) 12/1/11A

Poured into a tulip.

Very clear shiny brass color with a tall rush of white foam. Excellent lace plasters the glass.

A fairly average aroma of nondescript pine and hop bitterness with some detectable alcohol on the nose. Faint, but there, is a bit of juicy citrus.

The flavor is very traditional, with clean and even bitterness. Nice pine bough flavor which is quite soft.

The mouthfeel is clean finishing with no real lingering bitterness. Soft carbonation with some prickly alcohol.

Overall a very solid example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 03:15:57 | More by Spider889
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walshclimb

Nevada

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear, yellow honey with thin white head and minimal lace. Aroma of piney hops with honey and slight fruit. The initial flavor is sweet and malty with a longht live light to moderately bitter aftertaste that is maybe more like a pale ale rather than an IPA. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly creamy feel, dry finish and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is very mild for an IPA. It has good flavor and is very drinkable but not overly complex.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 16:16:06 | More by walshclimb
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75 reviews as of this writing. I'll skip the long review and go with the short. A phenomenal looking beer with a classic american approach -citric hops, sweet malts and a high abv. The thing that struck me the most with this is if they lowered the ABV and kept the same hop effect I think I'd like it more.

Not overpoweringly strong, just a bit too sweet and slightly stronger than I would like for an evening and dinner beer / session beer yet not quite strong enough for a relax in the evening beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 14:08:50 | More by barleywinebrewer
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks ColoradoBobs!

This is a solid American IPA. It actually reminds me a lot of a nice third-coast IPAs. It has a nice blend of malt and hops, with the hops winning out eventually (if for no other reason than because they are more interesting), but monodimensional this beer ain't.

The hops are very piney. A little bit of grapefruit, complete with the pith, but pine really dominates. The malt is a nice sweet-bread, it reminds me a lot of Challah. But this beer begins and ends with the hops, the malt is just a nice interlude.

All-in-all a nice package.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 00:20:53 | More by shbobdb
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LittleDon

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden with a slight haze. My pour produces a small head that quickly fades to a thin film. A noticeable amount of carbonation with an accompanying carbonation bite. Aroma predominantly of grapefruit, but with a hint of grain. Strong hops up front with a clean middle and bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 21:25:29 | More by LittleDon
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Jcarrane

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark golden color light foamy white head, heavy citrus notes on the nose. Bright citrus notes with a slightly bitter finish make this IPA a nice change of pace for me. Not your over hopped, over done IPA that seem to be a dime a dozen these days.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 20:44:49 | More by Jcarrane
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Kayn169

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Pint glass

A- very nice yellowish orange, topped off with a little over a finger of head. Slight lacing quickly subsides.

S- light citrus, mostly lemon zest and pine

T- subtle for an IPA. I don't mean it's not hoppy, because it is. I mean nothing is out of place and overwhelming. Just like the nose, the citrus is very light, and mixed with a little pine. Sweetness isnt as strong either, which I like.

M- typical of the style, medium bodied, medium carbonation, yet, lighter and less of a sticky mouthfeel than a lot of IPAs.

O- I really enjoyed this one. Although typical in most ways, it is an easier drinking IPA, due to how light it felt, and the toned down sweetness. Not something that makes me wantto search far and wide for it, but if I saw it, inwould definitely buy some.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 13:40:29 | More by Kayn169
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antlerwrestler19

Nebraska

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden with a finger and a half head that falls pretty slow. Once it does it leaves behind thick lacing stuck around the glass. Smell is fruity and sweet with some piny oily bits coming through. Taste follows the nose: citrusy punch to the pallate followed by sweet subtle caramel malt that backs the hops well - solid American IPA. The mouthfeel is quite different from what I remember when drinking it out of bottles - much creamier and smooth than I remember probably because its a little warmer than I'm used to. I love Odell's offerings, they are one of my favorite breweries and this IPA is no disappointment.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 02:41:24 | More by antlerwrestler19
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woemad

Washington

3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

12oz bottle purchased at Pilgrim's in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. According to the label it was either brewed on or best by 9/20/13. I know I purchased it after that date, so I think it was a brewed on date.

Poured a semi-clear orangey amber color, with a big, sudsy white head that left lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

The nose was of citrusy and piney hops.

The taste was more piney and more bitter than the nose led me to believe it would be, and is more balanced. There's just enough maltiness to provide a nice backbone.

Medium bodied, with an oily, prickly mouthfeel.

A very tasty example of a west coast IPA, despite it's Colorado origins. Some might consider that the west coast, but not me. Regardless of it's origin, I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 01:40:19 | More by woemad
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NBake

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, this one is a beauty. A huge creamy, frothy head floats on an orange amber body. Sticky lace lasts the whole 5 minutes it takes to drink this one ;)

Smell is all hops, and very piney at that.

First taste was a little surprising. Lots of hop flavor throughout with notes of pine and citrus. It's definitely refreshing, but it could use a bit more malt. All I can seem to get out of it is hops and bitterness. When I did let it warm quite a bit, the caramel malt shined through, but to me the hops were just a bit overpowering.

This one was medium bodied and perfectly carbonated in my opinion.

Odell IPA is a winner and is very easy drinking. If it were a bit more balanced, it would be my go to IPA. It is a very solid beer though, and I demolished my 6 pack in no time.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 00:36:45 | More by NBake
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biking4beer

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

You get a big foamy head without effort when pouring this one. The beer is an orangish yellow. I guess you would call it amber. It's more yellow than orange. Head is retained well. Nice lacing.

Smells of fruity hops. Pineapple and orange. Somewhat piney.

This one is mostly bitter in a good way. Predominantly grapefruit with a slight orange flavor. There is a lingering tartness.

There is a medium carbonation, and maybe a touch low for an IPA. This one is kind of dry.

Drinkability is high. I could drink a few of these. I have drank a few of these in a sitting, but the 7.0 ABV might get to you after 3. I typically like my IPAs a little more malty and a little less dry, but I really liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 02:08:02 | More by biking4beer
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Tolnik

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pint glass. As it was poured it created a fair amount of head but the retention was a little lacing. The aroma is of a sweater hops smell giving a note of a good balance of hops and malts. The taste of the beer is of a medium dryer amount of hops. The coriander and malt is slight but barly there. The aftertaste is a decent one but not something that makes you crave them.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 06:51:19 | More by Tolnik
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of nonstick. Thanks Chris!
Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a transparent pale golden color. Low white head with little staying power. Recedes to a micro layer and a thin white collar. Light lacing left on the glass.

S - Bright, fresh grapefruit and cut grass in the nose with a decent amount of pine blending in. Some very light bready malt in the background...mostly hops though. Very good smelling IPA.

T - A touch fruity, good grapefruit flavor, nice strong and sharp bitterness...maybe the slightest hint of alcohol. Pretty dry, not much residual sweetness at all. Good piney hop flavors mix in the middle.

M - Mouthfeel is bit on the thin side. Carbonation is rather high and definitely adds a bunch of prickly, mouth filling bubbles. Maybe a bit too much carbonation, but not a major distraction, just a personal preference. Less carbonation might bring out a bit more flavor too.

D - Pretty nice IPA...carbonation a bit high and consequently makes this beer rather filling. Flavors are really nice - plenty of hops - citrus/pine and just enough malt to add some balance. This could very easily be a go to everyday IPA if it were available in this area...oh well, maybe someday in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 02:21:07 | More by portia99
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suretolose

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. had a good amount of head about a inch and a half. Did not last very long.
Very interesting aroma. Fruit, hops, pinecones. Almost gin like with a hint of pineapple.
Tastes very similar to the smell fruit and pine.
Very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 21:18:29 | More by suretolose
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herman77

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden dark yellow, almost a light orange. Nice thick and lathery white head. Very transparent. Excellent thick lacing.

S: Tons of floral aromatic hops. Lots of citrus, mango, pineapple and pine. Reminds me of Abrasive, but just not as strong.

T: Not as tropical tasting as the nose, but its still there. More of a pine/grapefruit and herbal hop taste. Slight bit of sweet malt breaks through enough to provide some balance to the onslaught of hops. This is pretty damn hoppy. Long grapefruit aftertaste.

M: Heavier medium body. Moderate carbonation, but prickly carbonation.

D: Drinkability is okay, I would score it a little higher if it had some more malt balance to it. You can detect the higher abv near the finish.

Best before 11/4/10

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 23:24:38 | More by herman77
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 0z bottle poured into a pint glass

A: 1 1/2 finger heads starts falling almost immediately. Pale yellow-amber. Great lace that holds all the way down the glass. This would rank a higher score for appearance but the strange lager yellow color brought me down a little bit.

S: Floral. Roses and grapefruit.

T: Like a tour of hoppy goodness. Immediate floral hops into piney hops finishing bitter. Grapefruit, pinecone/bark. The aftertaste/finish falls flat which I seem to find throughout most of Odell's line.

M: Acidic tinge on my tongue. Low-medium viscosity. Med-high carbonation.

D: Good. Doesn't stand up to Furious or other notable IPAs but it is one of Odell's better beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 01:08:58 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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jerrytodd

New York

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber, pretty much the classic American IPA color. Very good head and lacing

S: Again, pretty classic pine/citrus hop aroma. Right down the middle

T: Tastes like it smells, with slightly sweet toast malt threaded throughout. Would love it more just a touch less sweet

M: Classic

O: I call this my "go to" IPA for the classic IPA taste started out West. I think it's a little overrated as more distinctive and original IPA's are out there, but this one never disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:49:11 | More by jerrytodd
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - thanks to doktorzee for the sharesie from his six-pack here in Colorado.

This beer pours a rather hazy medium apricot amber colour, with one fat finger of puffy, sludgy off-white head, which leaves some decently spooky webbed lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of pungent pine resin and orange/grapefruit rind, some underwhelming crackery caramel malt, and more floral, tropical, and leafy hops. The taste is still quite betrothed to the singularity of the American hop - acrid, astringent citrus pith and pine needles jump right out in front, while a timid bready, grainy malt sticks its head up like the proverbial prairie dog (apparently prevalent in these parts), as some dank leafy, weedy, and somewhat fruity hops bring up the rear.

The bubbles are fairly peppy, but to no great length, the body medium-light in weight, and more-or-less smooth, no small feat given all that hopitude skulking about. It finishes dry, the hops winning a no-contest bout, to no-one's great surprise.

An agreeable enough one-sided Yankee IPA, as unbalanced as it is. As much as I like the bitter-ass new world versions of the style, methinks that I wouldn't be able to stomach more than one, maybe two of this particular offering. Sigh - getting older and over-experienced duly sucks.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 06:48:29 | More by biboergosum
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