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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,160 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,160
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 374
Gots: 236 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

chcfan, Jan 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

kiki3drt292, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

buckyp, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of TippySelenoid
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

TippySelenoid, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint...

A: Pours a light golden orange color. Mostly clear with a thin quarter finger white head ringing the sides of the glass and some gobs of head floating on top. Good lacing and decent retention.

S: Wow, that smells first rate. Lots of orange zest, grapefruit, and lemon from what I presume are citra hops. Some very light, creamy malt. It is all fruit, all smooth, and all refreshing. I absolutely love IPAs like this. Not a hint of bitterness to be detected in the nose. This is very close to best in class.

T: Here goes...interesting, not what I expected from the nose. There is a lot (and I mean a lot) of lemon on this, probably more than I have ever tasted in any other IPA. A lot of thick, chewy malts on the mid along with a good helping of bittering pine resin notes. Creamy orange citrus floats along in the background and then resolves into a lemony, slightly bitter finish. The lemon notes are very interesting, and really make this one stand apart. I dig it quite a bit.

M: Light bodied and very well balanced. Good malt backbone to what is a citrusy, hoppy beer. Very crisp, very refreshing.

O: A very impressive IPA, unique for its crispness, lightness, and lemon notes. It never comes across as thin, though, as it is full flavored and reasonably complex for an IPA. This is the second beer I have had from Odell and I am quite impressed. Excellent job!

siege06nd, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Sideswipe
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle dated 2/24/12. Best by date, I'm assuming.

Pours a hazy golden, orange color wih a couple of fingers of whte foam on top. The nose is citrus fruit , pale malt and pine. Taste is big citrus up front with a good dose of bitterness. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit are featured. A biscuity malt backbone balances things out mid-palate. The finish bursts with citrus flavors which are followed by piney, hops and a moderately bitter aftertaste which lingers a bit. The beer is medium bodied with a nice prickly level of carbonation. Overall, Odell makes a darned fine IPA. Good bitterness combined with pronounced citrus flavors and a nice malt profile make this a very enjoyable brew. Wish they distributed to Cali.

Sideswipe, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ipcolling
5/5  rDev +16.8%

ipcolling, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ScrimshawFan, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jmpizzo, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of beergoot
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, wow, and wow! Had this one at the Fort Collins Canyon Chop House. Just the sweet, floral, citrusy hop aroma from a few feet away tells you this is a killer brew. And drinking it -- I'm talking ambrosia! One would be hard pressed to find a better, well-rounded, thoroughly drinkable example of an IPA.

Perhaps because it was on tap instead of a 12oz bottle, but I, at first thought, that perhaps I was served Odell's St. Myrcenary because the hop aroma and taste was so deliciously upfront and there! Well, this serving just blew me away...a hop-heads delight...!!

beergoot, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

UnkleFester, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Dolph1979, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 7/19/11 and 8/29/11

Appearance: A clear, nice orange with a golden glow - very pretty - a little white head, fades quick, leaves above-average lacing

Smell: In a word, excellent - very west coast - tropical aromas with pineapple, oranges, grapefruits, and some pine - some dank, herbal weediness (especially as it warms) - base of sweet, pale malts seem like they add balance

Taste: Very citrusy and tropical, and almost balanced - fantastic hop profile with pineapple, mango, orange, and tangerine flavors - juicy and fresh - decidedly bitter, but not extreme - the malt profile does not fully balance this hop assault, but it provides a nice backbone with some sweetness and breadiness

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, adequately carbonated, medium bodied

Overall: One of my favorite American IPAs

In my book, this is a top tier IPA among the ranks of Bell's Two Hearted and Russian River Blind Pig. I love the hop profile and the attempt at balance. This is excellent fresh, but it loses some magic over time. I wish I could get this more often.

angrybabboon, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

rbrefbeerman, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

nmann08, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

niceonebro, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

cowineaux, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness date.

pours out a slightly cloudy light copper, orange color with one fingers worth of retentive white head. some pretty good looking lace.

crisp grapefruit citrus, pineapple as well as a touch of other such tropical fruits, slightly dank, a bready, biscuity malt is hidden way beneath the hops.

lots of dry, bitter, crisp citrus fruits. grapefruit, slight lemon, pine and grassiness with hints of dank tropical fruit towards the finish. again a bready malt in the background. a sharp biterness lingers.

crisp and rather thirst quenching. appears lighter than it is. medium bodied. very easy drinking.

a solid IPA i would definatly come back to, i could see this going down very well in the summer time. not anything super unique, but they got everything right with this. well made. my first impression with odell was a good one.

dogfishandi, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

BRLockwood, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Sheepdog
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P= Great artwork on the bottle. Everything I like to read about IPA's ABV, drink date, etc. From the bottle into a nice pilsner glass.

A= Reddish orange color with a nice thick head, insane lacing.

S= At the nose hits hard with grassy hops. Definitely hop dominated, piney flow to it. Stood next to my Christmas tree and drank it...awesome!

T= A little low on the carbonation, more bitterness here than hop flavor, but I like getting my face twisted off.

O= New power session IPA, watch out at 7 %. I called my friend over at 9pm to come try it. His wife thought I was crazy.

I am loving this new style American IPA...brings the Hops to the fore front where they should be. Ft Collins, CO is brewing IPA right. Ranger was my go to IPA but someone just pushed it out of the way.

Sheepdog, Jan 02, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to buffs9 for this bottle.

A: Pours a nice transparent golden honey color. There is about one finger of white head that settles fairly quickly. There is also some great lacing left on the glass as this beer drinks.

S: This beer smells lightly of sweet malt, tropical fruits, and citrus. There is a crispness in the nose that is really nice, but the underlying malt is still noticeable.

T: I get a really well balanced tropical fruit punch mixed with malt. Those flavors last until the finish, at which point I get some grapefruit notes. There is a bot of lingering bitter, but nothing overwhelming.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts off wet and finishes just a touch dry. The carbonation is spot on. Very nice.

O: This is a really solid IPA. It has great flavor and great balance. If this beer were available in Buffalo, I'd be buying a sixer every so often.

trxxpaxxs, Jan 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

joshlindquist, Dec 31, 2011
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,160 ratings.