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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,016 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,016
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 365
Gots: 180 | FT: 9
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 soughtbygod


4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty average IPA, pours a clear darker amber with a 1 finger white head that disipates quickly but leaves good lacing.

smells of hops and lemongrass

taste is big on citrous/ and bitter hops aftertaste fades quickly

mouthfeel is good smooth but not too smooth

ok beer

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 01:27:00 | More by soughtbygod
Photo of quaybr


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Malty hoppy goodness.

Produces a head full of body that sits on top of a beautiful golden-orange ale. The head lingers throughout, but is there to encourage and entice you nearly the whole way.

Smells of citrus and grass. The caramel malts are the slightly noticed (yet hard working) background crew.

Taste follows aroma accordingly. A really wonderful balance of malts and hops. Strong bittering and flavor hops are appropriately complimented by a strong malt backbone - slightly sweet and full of body.

Perfectly carbonated. Has a medium body that consistently carries the abundant flavor across your tongue.

This is a great beer. Just remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 22:06:37 | More by quaybr
Photo of stabzmcgee


4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is orange and grassy. Appearance is average golden with quickly dissipating head. Taste is grassy hops with sweet finish. palate is slightly fizzy and resinous. Overall an awesome IPA for drink ability. If only the double came back, next up is the black ipa 4packs!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 21:17:42 | More by stabzmcgee
Photo of aval89


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

A: golden orange. Hop haze with a full finger of head. Spotty lacing.

S: fresh tangerines.. mango, papaya.. touch of pine as well.. small touch of bready malts deep in there.

T: big orange flavor upfront.. some grassiness leads to a nice grapefruit taste.. some tropical fruitiness as well.. finish is a clean almost spearmint flavor with some grapefruit & pine resin bitterness. Very good.

Mf: good soft coating with a medium body. Good carbonation.

O: one of my favorite single IPAs!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 07:10:48 | More by aval89
Photo of lonestar4lunch


4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, hazy orange with an off white head. The aroma is outstanding of tangel, grapefruit, light grain and just a bit of a pine note. It is makin me thirsty. The taste follows the aroma perfectly. Starts with the sweeter citrus then quickly moves to the grapefruit bitterness. This is amazingly smooth, almost creamy and begs you to take another sip. Very clean finish with just a little bitter bite after it is gone. A very good example of the style, one of the best.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 23:56:15 | More by lonestar4lunch
Photo of StonedTrippin


4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this ipa is da bomb! big big hop nose, nice fluffy head that laces the glass as it goes down. american ipa at its finest the flavor is unique hops, some citrus notes, but very aggressive hop varieties as well. bitter but balanced finish, a touch of caramel sweetness in there at the end as well. mouthfeel is perfect for this beer, medium bodied, very drinkable. its even better on tap too! just a fantastic all around american ipa. the 7% abv can sneak up on you too if youre not careful. another sensational beer from Odell!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 18:59:53 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of Phocion


4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from phone (10/5/11). Served on-tap at Ed's Bar in Winona, MN.

Poured into a pint glass a pale translucent gold color. Two fingers of very retentive white, frothy head and left thick lacing all the way down.

Aroma is a fruity bouquet; tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest. Healthy dose of pine. Slightest bit of earthy malts present.

The flavor is full of pine and zesty citrus. Touch of caramel and a bit of a doughy flavor.

Very smooth mouthfeel. Soft and creamy but a slightly dry finish. Medium bodied/carbonation.

This is one of the most drinkable IPAs I've tasted, hands down. Massively hoppy but not particularly bitter in the least.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 22:08:46 | More by Phocion
Photo of TenHornsProud


4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with a white, lacing head.

Smells of tropical fruit, pineapple, and a hint of pine. Fantastic nose on this beer.

Tastes of tropical fruit, peach, and finishes with a piney hop kick...such a good flavor here.

Lighter to medium body and carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel.

I love the flavor of this IPA. The fact that it is so easy to drink makes it one of the best IPAs I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 13:22:42 | More by TenHornsProud
Photo of Spider889


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
Photo of YourMomDrinksBud


4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my Odell's tulip. Best buy date of 12/1/11.

A- Pours a beautiful dark straw color with one finger of white head, has a slight haze to it. Leaves stickey spotty lacing.

S- Grapefruit, candied orange. Smells great.

T- Strong grapefruit notes with some bitterness upfront. Finish is slightly sweet but dry. Hops dominate any smell or taste of malt.

M- Exceedingly easy to drink, slick and oily. Medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. Slight bite from the 7% abv.

O- Easily my favorite readily IPA in my area. And I actually prefer it too the Myrcenary, very similiar taste profile but the Mycernary is much more boozy and hot.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 01:12:39 | More by YourMomDrinksBud
Photo of doughanson78


4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Received this in the Tickers BIF from Phelps. Thanks for this want.

A: Golden yellow, with a slight haze. One finger white head, fairly thick, with great retention and nice lacing down the glass as you drink.

S: Nice fresh citrus hops. Grapefruit, apricot, a touch of lemon lime, and some orange peels. Nice caramel comes through blending with a faint touch of floral hops.

T: Sweet caramel upfront. Not super bitter but a good hit of citrus bitterness. Very biscuity in the finish, with a nice flavor of floral hops coming through.

M: Medium bodied with lighter carbonation. Pretty creamy. not real dry.

O: A good IPA. Not as good as I've heard but still very drinkable. Nicely blended malt and hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 22:59:48 | More by doughanson78
Photo of azdback


4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dated best by 12/8/11. Poured into a Samuel Adams Lager glass. Golden orange in color, just a bit hazy or cloudy. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles that lead to a bright white and rocky two finger head. Lace is pretty sticky.

Smells like orange blossoms. Lots of citrus aromas and piney notes. Just a bit of earthy notes or yeast.

Taste is much like the smell. Very bright flavors of sweet citrus. An orange with some pineapple. Maybe some pink grapefruit. Flower blossoms. Very green hop cone flavors too.

Mouth is great for the style. Bright, light mouth and very refreshing. The flavors don't fade at all and this isn't at all watery.

Overall I must say that when this is fresh it is one of my favorite IPA's available to me. I have had many in the past but wasn't quite the fan. I recently noticed that Odell is fresh by dating their bottles and tried one fresh. Cheers to Odell for the effort and the great IPA!!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 04:48:37 | More by azdback
Photo of Dope


3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy golden pour with a nice fluffy white head. Tons and tons of lacing and good head retention.

S: Very nice tropical fruit and citrus smell. Sweet caramel malt backs it up nicely too.

T: A little sweet citrus up front but quickly turns into a strong, bitter pine flavor. Ends nicely on a sweet caramel/pine combination. Resiny aftertaste for sure.

M: Resin is plentiful as mentioned. Sticky almost. Decent carbonation.

O: Well balanced and sweet but still quite bitter with all the pine. Citrus hops add a nice touch but the pine dominates I think. Definitely for the pine resin lover.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 02:19:17 | More by Dope
Photo of tobelerone


4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice foamy off white head that settles slowly. Sheets of creamy, clinging lace. Hazy orange color. Looks great.

Nose of citrusy hops. Great flavor - extremely detailed hop characteristics, lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Citrus notes emphasized over pine. Very gently malt backbone, restrained sweetness. Bitterness hides out underneath all the yummy flavors.

Medium carbonation, fairly dry finish. Alcohol is not noticed.

One of the very best IPA's I've had this year; rivals Union Jack, Flower Power, Green Flash and the rest. Wish I could get this at home, I'd drink it all the time very happily!

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 22:59:36 | More by tobelerone
Photo of Phelps


4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Papago’s tenth anniversary party. Apparently, two cheesecloths full of hops were stuffed right inside the cask.

Cloudy as a day in Seattle, my fingers are just shadows behind the liquid, which is the color of pineapple slices. One finger of large, pure white, soap bubble head.

Sticky, resiny nose. Good weed, grapefruit and lime, with crackers and sweet apricot in the back.

It's like I've opened a bag of hop pellets and poured it right in my mouth. Resinous weed, orange and lemon peel, floral notes of roses and lilac. It’s spritzy and citrusy.

Low carbonation in a big but somewhat runny body. Alcohol lends some tongue-numbing and throat-warming heat. It’s actually almost spicy, as if chili peppers were added.

Damn fine. I love Odell’s regular IPA, and this cask just increases the affection.

Serving type: cask

09-19-2011 00:05:46 | More by Phelps
Photo of SMILLIE


4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Stone pint glass

Appearance: A gorgeous golden, honey, slightly cloudy. Two finger head, nice lacing. Great.

Smell: Strong smell of hops, citrus, floral,

Taste: Refreshing taste, high bitterness, exactly what an IPA should be. Very smooth, finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Perfect.

Overall: An exceptional IPA. Very impressed. Would buy these on a regular basis. Great taste, great bitterness. Not exactly a Stone but very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 01:46:03 | More by SMILLIE
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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer sent to me in a trade by mizzouguy, thanks! FINALLY, I've been wanting this beer for over a year. At the time of this review, this is the #30 top American IPA on beeradvocate.com. Served from a bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Beer is orange / amber and pretty hazy, almost read, nice white head of small bubbles lots of lacing and moderate carbonation.

Aroma is CTZ and pine all the way, hints of malt sneak through.

Beer is medium in body and a little malty on the lead off but that gives way to a nice earthy and piny hop presence on the forward late palate. The finish is a little heavy, could have been made dryer so that the bitterness is accented more but I like it a lot. Overall this is a very good IPA, at the end once it warmed up some of the hop charm wears off and you are left with a relatively heavy single IPA but I thoroughly enjoyed it, would have it again and am looking forward to the second bottle mizzouguy included in the box, thanks again.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:07:45 | More by drabmuh
Photo of Goblinmunkey7


4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to angrybabboon for another bottle for review.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold. Head is bright-white. Lacing is crazy. The sides of the glass are coated in sticky, nearly continuous lace. Head dissipates quickly, but never really disappears. Carbonation is solid.

Smell: Big nose of grapefruit and pine resin. Loaded up with some serious malts as well. Nicely sweet with some touches of bread crust and biscuit. Well-balanced approach. Tons of hops. Floral, earthy, and juicy. Lovely.

Taste: Straight punch of pure, unadulterated bitterness. Pith and zest, read grapefruit, are aggressive and never let up. Pine sneaks on to the back of each sip. Malts are sweet, and try to balance some of the hop punch, but come up short. A touch minty perhaps? Touch of biscuity malt rounds out the back, but damn, this is one mighty tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a solid, but not strong carbonation. Dry-hopping leads to dry mouth...or so I think. Easy to drink overall, which is surprising given the complete flavor overload. Smooth and creamy to boot.

Overall: As with all IPAs of this caliber, fresh is essential. The difference between 2 weeks and a month is crazy. The beer drinks well for weeks, but quickly loses an impact after the 3 week mark. This truly is an epic-level IPA and I wish I could drink it all the time. Nice balance prevents it from becoming too much at any point.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 01:01:29 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Photo of JAXSON


3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 rate.

12 oz bottle. Tons of fresh cedar in the aroma. Spicy and fresh. Pours a clear medium amber with a fluffy head. Prickly near the back of the tongue, pleasantly bitter, a powerful hop presence gives way, a little shorter and drier than some west coast brethren, but very sharp and clean. Oranges and grass make themselves known. Very good. Thanks Malcom!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 02:29:40 | More by JAXSON
Photo of elgiacomo


4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by Dec 1, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours ever so slightly hazy golden amber with a nice large white foamy head that recedes to a rocky island and leaves nice spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is very strong on pineapple along with good citrus and floral notes, bread & caramel malt also quite present. Very good strength. Nice nose! Reminds me of Founders Double Trouble.

Flavor is pineapple, resinous hops, some tropical fruits, orange and grapefruit citrus, a sweet caramel malt backbone in the middle, finishes with fair bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and a tad oily, good carbonation.

Fantastic IPA. Incredible nose. Flavor falls just a tad short of the aroma but still very good. Would buy this on the regular if it was available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 00:23:12 | More by elgiacomo
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3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden pour. Two-finger head which recedes rather quickly. Light carbonation. Pretty good lacing. Smells like hops and alcohol....what do ya know.

Tastes bitter with citrus and herbal flavors (honestly it tastes like a somewhat legal medicinal herb to me) and a TON of hops. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter finish. Smooths out as it warms.

Overall this is a bold undertaking yet misses the mark for my palate. I don't consider myself a hop head, but if I was one I am sure this would be a new favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 21:46:51 | More by xuptygm
Photo of antlerwrestler19


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.


Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 02:41:24 | More by antlerwrestler19
Photo of beagle75


3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of white foam. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few bubbles rise in the column.

S: Juicy grapefruit finds balance with pine and lesser tropical fruit in a very hop-forward way. Passive caramel and esters round out the edges and fill the gaps, resulting in a full and dynamic aroma.

T: Begins off-dry, with mild but appealing floral and citrus hop aromatics amidst bright but restrained citric acidity. Pale malt is detectable but fairly dull in character prior to the middle, where delicate floral aromatics persist against rising carbonic acid and snappy minerals. The finish is moderately bitter and distinctly piney, leaving a slightly medicinal pall to linger.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA is fairly appealing for the style, but in the end it comes across as a weaker beer than it actually is at 7% abv. Smell far outdistances flavor in intensity and appeal, but that speaks more to the high quality of the smell than to any real problems with the taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 02:34:23 | More by beagle75
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on Tap

A- Nice goldish hue with about a half inch of white head

S- Near perfect floral aroma, citrus and grapefruit notes

T- nice bitterness profile. Citrus bite with a grapefruit aftertaste. Sweet, but not too sweet.

M- Nice smoothness. Nice carbonation

O- One of my favorite IPAs.. Odell always does nice work with hoppy beers

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 05:56:52 | More by MrDonQuixote
Photo of Rifugium


4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Mayor of Old Town, Ft. Collins, CO

Best IPA I've had in a while. I generally like my IPAs hoppy. This was not TOO hoppy, but just so smooth...mmm. Well, anyway.

This poured a clear, golden yellow, with a foamy white cap. Smelled sweet, and loaded with fresh citrusy hops. Taste was not nearly as hoppy as I'd have imagined from the aroma. I know it's an AIPA, but still. Lots of hops, no doubt, but still very mild and really really smooth, with a sticky sweet malt base, and great notes of orange and grapefruit coming through. Really liked this one. Light-medium body, and incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2011 01:51:24 | More by Rifugium
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