Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 672
Hads: 2,740
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 440
Gots: 558 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of kbwalters
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a tulip glass; based on the BB date I think it was bottled about 2 months ago.
Look = 4.5 Pours a golden straw into a vibrant orange with 2.5 fingers of just off white head; frothy head with great retention and sticky, webby, lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Nice tapestry of hoppy aromas, tropical fruits, citrus and light grassy notes with an underlying cracker and bready sweetness.
Taste = 4.0 Hop forward but more balanced than the nose; tropical fruit and citrus flavors balanced with a sweeter middle of bready malt and a moderately bitter finish.
Feel = 4.0 Medium bodied with medium carbonation, some fizziness, a light syrupy quality to it
Drinkability = 4.25 Nice drinkable IPA.
Overall = 4.1 Well made, solid, all around IPA

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the face of the Colorado IPA - Yes, Comrade has put out an amazing west-coast style IPA this has all the buzz - but this is what I think of when I think Colorado IPA. Everything about it tells you that you are about to have and orange, citrusy delight. Pours a clear orange with a sticky head that leaves lacing. Huge aroma of sweet orange and grapefruit and you get a big whiff from the pour. It really lets you know it is generously hopped (and dry hopped( even before you get your nose to it. Taste follows nose with citrus, and floral notes on a layer of semi-sweet malt. It has a very clean malt-bill leaving the hops to be the main star. Light-medium mouthfeel with great carbonation. Very easy to drink with hardly any bitterness left on the tongue. This beer is incredible because you get so much hop aroma and flavor with relatively low bitterness. I like bitter beers but this allows the hops to shine without being drowned out by excessive bitterness. Top notch IPA from a state that doesn't get a lot of IPA love and recognition. Top 3 Colorado IPA's for me (Modus and Superpower being the other 2).

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a bottle while traveling through Wichita, Kansas. Sure glad I did.

Pours a translucent bronze/gold with 2 finger fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Strong carbonation is apparent.

Nose is terrific. Tons of Oranges and Hops. Dank resinous aroma.

Taste matches the nose. First come oranges and melons. Then wonderful fresh-piney hops. The malts and resin complete the well roundedness of the taste.

Medium bodied with strong carbonation.

Fantastic beer! Expectations were high with this having a glowing reputation from my friends living in Colorado. Completely lived up to expectation. Wish I had bought more.

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Photo of Absolut
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

purchased a six pack from a Texaco in Kingman. Best by 10-15-15. poured into a red party cup-- cause its all I got.

Aroma- excellent smell. citrusy, hops, malt.

taste- excellent ipa and this one is at the end of its best buy. would love to try fresh.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very simple but delicious IPA. It pours a beautiful golden amber color with a nice, clean white head that has great retention. The flavor is very well balanced with nice hoppiness on the finish.

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Photo of puck1225
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer! Pours a beautiful clear orange gold color with a very nice creamy head. Excellent lacing throughout drinking the beer. This seems to be a hallmark of O'dell beers. Wonderful satisfyingly taste. This is one of the very best IPA available in wide, year round distribution.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 11/20/15A at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma piney, not too strong; weakens throughout drinking time
Head average (2.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy/frothy, slowly diminishing to irregular three to five mm frothy ring and layer
Lacing good – wide rings and curtains of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, slight chill haze, slight effervescence
Flavor moderately bitter and piney; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Roland7792
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BB date of 12/12/15. Pours a nice filtered amber color. I don't find this strikingly hop forward like West Coast IPAs but definitely a solid IPA. Aroma of pine and citrus with a similar taste except I pick up add'n hints of fruit like peach and maybe mango. This beer improves as it warms up. Its well balanced and not overly bitter or sweet.

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Photo of errabun
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The quintessential IPA. Very citrus forward, easy drinking beer without being overly boozy. My personal favorite IPA that is on the market today. Ride that elephant!!

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice goldfish amber filtered and looking good. Nice head with great retention and lacing. It has a nice light peachy orange smell that is mellow but there. Taste is of sweet fruit, mellow peach and some sweet melon. The malt is there and balances quite well, I taste a touch of wheat as well. Finish is slight bitterness with a grapefruit pithy finish. Nicely carbonated, smooth mouth feel for the style, very enjoyable.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent, workhorse IPA with a nice, pungent hop nose, a dollop of citrus too, and a nice, piney bitter palate with enough malt sweetness to tie everything together. Workhorse indeed.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz bottle (marked "11/5/15B"), poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear gold capped by a tall head of frothy white foam. Leaves nice, lush lace.

Smell: Resin, oranges, herbs.

Taste: Balanced malt base without much sweetness; earth, mild citrus, mint. Finished clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slight oily feel, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Solid IPA; not quite as big as a West Coast, but flavorful and balanced.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange color with a smallish white head. Smell is overwhelming fruitiness, heavy on the grapefruit. Taste is a mix of tropical fruit and some bitterness on the finish -- not overpowering. Nice IPA.

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Photo of BigGold
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped "7/2/15B," into tulip. Odell IPA, a standard-bearer when released, is now a classic and holding up very well.

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Photo of drpimento
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer improves with warming. I'm a fan of the more balanced brews and while the aroma here is suggestive of that, the rest doesn't quite follow through. Flavor leans bitter and finish continues with that. Very easy drinking brew. I'm looking forward to more.

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Photo of Savan
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass a uninviting straw-piss colour... alas, the disappointment ends there! Aroma opens with a slight pine scent and a the scent of fresh hoppy goodness :) .... has a very good amount of hop character and a Pine-citrus finish.... THIS ONE IS A MUST TRY!!

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange under a 1" white head which lingers and leaves good lace behind. Fresh pine dominates the aroma. Flavor is balanced with some bitterness and citrus.

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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 stevoj
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk. Seems tame after a IIPA, but straight forward. Hops not as big as expected, subdued. More resinous than citrus, but nicely blended overall. A bit maltier, but not too much bigger than an APA. I would consider this a good gateway IPA, but not rated as highly as represented here.

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Photo of W_Des
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Pours a nice light copper orange. Lots of pine and resin in the nose. The body has a forward medium bitterness that finishes sweet almost with some pineapple.

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Photo of tprinzing
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker golden color with a two finger head. Leaves a really nice lace on the glass.

Love the smell on this one. Has a very nice citrus hop smell.

A nice citrus taste with a hint of grapefruit. I like this one a lot, but I feel its not nearly as good as say Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Sculpin Grapfruit IPA

Feels light. Feels like a session IPA.

An excellent solid IPA.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really great stuff! Nice and smooth even though the hops are pretty pronounced on the front and tail end. Very drinkable. Wish we got distro of this in Iowa

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Photo of BltByKrmn
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Timberline at Denver airport in a traditional pint glass.

A solid but very average classic American IPA. Clean but too much crystal/caramel malt for my tastes. Not something I would seek out again.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle to enjoy by 10/27/15 into pint glass
Has a light copper color with a two finger white fluffy head. Great lacing
Has a citrus and slight grapefruit aromas and taste. Great carbonation and mouthfeel.
Very solid IPA glad I have a six pack

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Photo of eppCOS
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell produces one of the best Colorado IPAs available, and there's no debating it. It is a classic American IPA, delivering all the bitterness, finish, aroma, and punching flowers one could hope for in an IPA. I don't understand the nay-sayers. Odell does it well as almost anyone else.

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