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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,471 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 403
Gots: 405 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007

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Ratings: 2,471 | Reviews: 652
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of denver10
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours golden with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hop-forward with a nice balancing from the malt; floral, citrus, rind, peach, pine, with an underbelly of some bread. Flavor is much the same. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, my go to IPA in Colorado. Love this beer.

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of victory4me
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard shaker.

Thanks Jeremy for finally making good on our Phillies-Rockies bet from 2 years ago!

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a one finger head that leaves a thin lacing down the walls of my glass. Aroma of fresh cut grass, apricot, peach, and a slight medicinal quality that makes itself known in the background.

Taste is exceptional. Medicinal quality is not present as I'm overblown by flavors of ripe summer fruits. Apricot is dominant with notes of grass and grapefruit. Malt is present, but balances nicely. A slightly chalky finish which prevents the perfect 5 score.

Good mouthfeel and excellent drinkability. One of my new favorite regular IPA's and very comparable to Ithaca Flower Power.

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4/21 bottle date poured into a Sam perfect pint

Hazy orange look with a clean one finger white head. Already looking like an IPA you want to start drinking.

The smell is bright and vibrant. No particular scent dominates with some citrus/fruit along with a light resiny/grassy hint. This probably is even brighter on draft or super fresh.

The taste is quite unique. Maybe Jai Alai being the only other IPA I've had with such apparent tropical fruit flavor like mango, orange, and pineapple. The malt balances the beer nicely but the hops still shine. Not much bitterness other than balancing out the taste. Really well made.

I'd highly recommend this as a go-to IPA. I can't get it here in Illinois, but I'm glad I got to try it and wouldn't hesitate to order on vacation.

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of WesM63
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Treebs
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft in Taos, NM at KTAO radio station bar. Poured into pint.

A: Pours a clear bright orange color with yellowed hues around the edges. Nice 1 finger off-white head with nice retention. Little lace.

S: Amazing citrus hops with peels of lemon, lime and orange. Nice floral notes give it a sweet backbone.

T: Great citrus blast with a nice swing of bitter hops. That mellows out quickly to sweet dry flower.

M: Crisp and dry feeling. Light bodied with a light carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: A very refreshing and delicious IPA. I really enjoyed the citrus in the nose that was balanced by the bitterness in the taste. My first offering from Odell and I hope it's not my last!

Photo of indiapaleale
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour - glowing orange and yellow in color. Wow, very vibrant display with a big stark-white, fluffy, dish soap-like head.

Aroma - floral hops, citrus, mint, mango, powdered sugar and some pineapple as well as pine tree.

Taste - great displays of hop bitterness accompanied with tropical fruit, citrus, pine and a nice sweet malt backbone. All the components of a solid American IPA are there. When this is fresh its absolutely incredible.

Overall - one of the better everyday IPAs available. Lots of fresh hop flavor and the right amount of mouth puckering tongue drying hoppiness to go along with the solid malt back.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. If only I lived out west...

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dheldman
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Domingo
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow color. Most IPA's tend to have a copper hue, but this one is lighter much like Stone's. A 1" head forms and laces the glass for the life of the beer.
Smell is sweet and citrus with the hops hitting all at once, but a sweet alchol/malt smell permeating. Really nice!
The first taste is sweet, but then the hops start to kick in. Grapefruit followed by a floral kick. Spearmint and a little grassiness, too. The finish is dry, but then a little sweetness comes back.
Mouthfeel is thick at first, but thins out as you swallow. Pretty unique, and perfect for an IPA.
The hops are really potent and steal the show, so drinkability really comes down to how much of that you want.

This is a GREAT IPA. It's one of my favorites if not my overall favorite.
Odell is overlooked sometimes, but they truly are an excellent brewer.

Photo of OKCNittany
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Wayne17
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of FreshZ
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of taospowder
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of doucmehu
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Freshly delivered bottle with bb date of 4-26 poured into a New Glarus footed pilsener. Had this one numerous times, but after over 100 different IPAs its time to review.

A: Pours a nice golden blonde with some orange. Head is moderate and fluffy white, dying down but sticking around throughout. Nice sticky lacing all the way to the bottom.

S: Big juicy blast of sweet citrus hops. Red grapefruit, orange and syrupy sugar. Reminds me of an Ocean Spray sweetened grapefruit juice.

T: Perfect hop profile. Taste follows the nose nicely with the same sweet juicy grapefruit, followed by some nice slightly earthy bitterness. Just a hint of sweet malt presence rounds it out on the end. Almost reminds me of a fresh hopped ale.

M: Again, spot on. Nice and juicy, solid carbonation with bitterness kicking in quickly but not overbearing in any way. Keeps you coming back.

O: Just an excellent beer all around. The hops are spot on, the aroma and taste compliment each other, and the bitterness has just the right amount of bite. Extremely drinkable IPA, and

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.68/5  rDev -14%
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of paco1029384756
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber color with two fingers of a nice sticky white head.

Scent of bitter hops and caramel initially, some maple syrup and sugars. A nice hop presence, but balanced nicely.

Taste of dank citrusy hops, earth, sugars, and some caramel. Damn good beer, I would like it more if there was a strong hop character though.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a nice strong bite of carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to rsquared618 for the extra!

12oz bottle, with date of 080709. tasted in early/mid may 2009.

classic pale golden amber, with honey orange tones. clear. 2-finger off-white head, fades slowly to very thin but constant layer. great lacing, almost curtain-like later down the glass.

aroma: fresh pine, citrus and grapefruit (rind and zest), touch of apple esters and apple skin, into caramel maltiness. hint of peach. faintest trace of diacetyl. a nice yet complex balance.

taste: great balance of fresh citrusy hops and light piney resins, with caramel maltiness and fruity esters. bitterness is moderate, with crispness and very light resins.

medium body, smooth with mild resins again in finish. tingly, moderate carbonation can be fluffy.

simple but good. thanks again!

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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