1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Odell IPAOdell IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,218
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 377
Gots: 255 | FT: 11
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Odell IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,218 | Reviews: 617 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jcjerabek
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jcjerabek, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a one finger thick creamy, eggshell-colored head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - big citrus aromas of grapefruit and orange.
t - piney and herbal hops with more of a citrus finish. there was a nice malt balance here too.
m - medium and creamy. lip smacking-good.
o - one of the best AIPAs i've ever had, very drinkable too.

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

bambam2517, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of ejyoung
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ejyoung, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Red-gold with a big white head.

S: Glorious - fresh papaya, mango and grapefruit.

T: Somehow the taste just doesn't live up to that tropical smell - some pine and citrus comes through, finishing with a slightly off-putting mineral taste.

M: Slightly thin, with less carbonation than usual for an IPA.

I'm surprised by the rave reviews on here - this seemed to me to be a fairly standard IPA. Admittedly, it could be that the hops have faded across the Atlantic - when I tried their 90 shilling ale it had a similar, unappealling mineral taste and possibly in both cases this was simply due to age.

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: Best by 3/21/2013
Glass: Tulip

Odell has a classic American IPA with their attempt at the style, focusing on some bright citrus scents and flavors along with a fairly serious bitterness and a sweetish pale-amber malt backbone that's strong enough to be noticed, but lets the hops do most of the talking. This is a really satisfying beer at any time of the year, and an easy go-to if available.

Pours a substantial, 2cm tall head of off-white to light beige bubbles, which are very small in size, creating a frothy and even somewhat meringue-like head. Retention is about average, lasting a minute or so as it descends to a heavy cap atop the beer. Lacing is excellent, heavily sticking to the sides of the glass throughout the entire bout, arranged in a wide variety of sheets and interesting patterns. Body is a dark orange-copper color, with light bringing out brighter golden-orange hues. Vigorous carbonation is visible through the hazy, 30-50% opaque body.

The beer is characterized by its clean, bright citrus scents: this is not as dank with hop aroma as I've found (and enjoyed) Ballast Point to be, but equally complex with its specificity. Primary scents of orange peel, tangerine, mango, grapefruit and some pineapple, along with just a touch of pine resin.

Front of palate is tropical fruit juice (pineapple, orange, mango, guava) with a bit of a light malt base sweetening it up. Mid-palate is fruity, with citrus and tropical fruits (orange peel, tangerine, mango, grapefruit, guava), mild pine resin, and substantial bitterness. Back of palate picks up some light toffee-like maltiness along with continued bright fruits, substantial bitterness, and a flash of ethanol. Aftertaste is of lingering bitterness and slight orange, tangerine, and grapefruit with a slight wheat bread flavor in the background.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation levels of mid-intensity. The result is a crisp mouthfeel that foams up slightly on the palate, creating a smooth overall feel. Closes quite dry and astringent, with little stickiness lingering across the palate. I do not detect any ethanol on the throat or in the nostrils.

falloutsnow, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of fivetime
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

fivetime, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

THECPJ, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of jampics2
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Boulder
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice IPA but really rated higher than it should be there are many great IPA's out there and this one is rated almost the best of the best? Just can't agree, heck there are probably 6 local Colorado IPA's, that are as good and a few that are better. Not taken anything away from Odell's, lots of great beer just not 4-4.5 for this beer...

Boulder, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of rodkin
4/5  rDev -6.5%

rodkin, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of tubeman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

tubeman, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -6.5%

sjstraub, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of claytong
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

claytong, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -6.5%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Hopstout, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of SeaOfShells
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

SeaOfShells, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of davidkennedy85
4.75/5  rDev +11%

davidkennedy85, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -6.5%

AlexFields, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -29.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ldawg87801
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ldawg87801, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

josephwa, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of sjanowiak
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

deweese, Jan 06, 2013
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,218 ratings.