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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,287 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,287
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 376
Gots: 279 | FT: 10
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 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
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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...

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,287 ratings.