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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA

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2,139 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 372
Gots: 231 | 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 smakawhat
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Good till Nov 2 2011 off we go.

A great lemon shining body and slightly cloudy is poured with a very uniform solid head that doesn't even budge. Body is a bit hazy and motionless, but it just shines. Cap is thick and white perhaps a good solid two fingers of goodness, with whipped cream clumpiness. Very impressive.

Lots of citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. Grapefruit, and fuzzy peach and apricot. Flesh ripping fruit and juicy. Great nose on this.

Taste is a solid balance hop profile, but much of the citrus gets downplayed it seems on the mid palate. Lime astringency and a great fruity peach and grapefruit finish though. A lingering after finish of almost pepper like heat as well which is interesting.

Overall an impressive IPA I am not so sure I am drawn to it but it is a very good beer for sure. In a strange way it sort of reminds me of Pliny...

smakawhat, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/gold with white head and leaves pretty good lacing for awhile.

The smell is pineapple/orange with a very overall hoppiness.

The taste is very balanced between the flavor and bittering hops. Nice bitterness on the front that lingers but some citrus and tropical fruits along with some malt on the back.

This beer reminds me a lot of Sculpin. The bottle has about 2 months before the best buy date and is tasting absolutely fresh. That's one thing the Sculpin can't come close to.

Eriktheipaman, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy gold with a frothy white head

S-stale grass, citrus peel and hops. some spice. good strength

T-comes in with a good amount of spice, grains, some tropical fruits, and HOPS. its a quality taste that makes up a matching after-taste.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-a pretty decent IPA. its not something i'll be searching out, but i enjoyed it. overall it was just a fairly boring IPA to me, though it might possibly help out some hop cravings.

AdamBear, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of plfahey
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Medium-deep gold in color with moderately high clarity. Low faintly off-white head has fair retention.

Aroma-Decent hop bouquet-big orange, tangerine, and lemongrass citrus notes with a hint of grapefruit, slight pine notes present as well. While the hop bouquet is nice and complex, it is not very fragrant, and on other examples that have been more fragrant, I've found the hops to be a bit catty/pissy. The malt is also lacking in aromatic strength, but shows a bit of caramel character. Slight fruity esters.

Flavor-Caramel, toast, and alcohol show up front, though really the alcohol only carries through the whole flavor. Hop flavor is moderate, and is dominated by orange with background grapefruit notes, and even fainter pine. Slight grainy flavor in the finish with moderately high hop bitterness. Faint tropical fruit alcohol flavors. Aftertaste is a combination of grainy malt and herbal/piney hops.

Mouthfeel-Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Very slight alcohol warmth.

I'm generally a pretty big Odell Fan and I think that Myrcenary is exceptional, but I'm just not that impressed by this one. My main complaint with this bottle was that the hop aroma and flavors were not strong enough, though in bottles that I've had with greater hop character, I remember them being catty-a hop character I find quite unpleasant. Just not my fav.

plfahey, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of tewaris
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with kickass artwork (signature Odell!) and a best by date of 11/02/11 poured into a New Belgium globe on 08/09/11. Pours hay golden, slightly hazy, with a nice and big alabaster head; great head retention and excellent lacing!

Smells very fruity with dominantly tropical fruit notes and some grassy-weedy undertones. Very balanced and complex hop profile. Tastes smooth and slightly fruity, and while the malt backbone is felt on palate, I don't really taste the malts much. The bitterness appears most towards the back and in the finish.

Carbonation is appropriately high and the finish really dry. As remarked, goes down easy and smooth without too much bitterness. All good, except that the alcohol is rather high for this easy drinking a beer.

Appearance 5/5; Aroma 4/5; Taste 3.5/5; Mouthfeel 4/5; Overall 4/5

tewaris, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra thanks to buffs9. Reviewed from old notes. Split into tulips.

A: Golden orange hue. Small beige head. Soapy lace left behind.

S: Nice citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon hop profile. Just a tiny bit of malt lets you know it's in there. however the hops are the star of this show.

T: The hops in the flavor are a solid mix of citrus and pine. You kinda get the best of both worlds. I almost pick out a hint of belgian influence in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice IPA. I would drink this a lot if I had access to it.

beerwolf77, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Golden yellow in color, I think it's filtered, but it does have the slightest of slight haze. White frothy head with various sized bubbles, really good lacing and it sticks around.

Smell is outstanding. Big time hoppy, lots of citrus, grapefruit, fresh pineapple and sappy pine. Hops are the backbone of the aroma, but there is certainly a malt presence, toasted caramelized pale mats.

Taste is also excellent. It's hoppy, but pretty well balanced, which I wasn't quite expecting based on the smell. Each sip attacks each taste bud. Actually starts a little sweet, the malts provide a slight hint of caramel and honey. The hops quickly follow. Grapefruit and pineapple flavors with a followed by tones of nectar and pine, slight herbal tones as well.

Mouthfeel is darn tootn' good. Light bodied, well balanced and crisp, clean bitter finish. Great drinkablility slightly dry at the end, very good.

Thanks chugalug06 for the trade, really good IPA!

AndyAvalanche, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of logmacschlog15
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Dogfish snifter.

A: Pours a finger of white foamy, rich head that slowly dissapates into a thinner, but still rich looking, layer of foam. Leaves great lacing and there is alot of lively looking streams of co2. A warm and slightly hazy golden straw colored body. Beautiful!

S: An intense aroma hoppy aroma floods the nose and baths the senses in grapefruit and citrus juices, with slight hints of grainy sweetness hidden under the wave of pungent hop oils. This smells awesome!

T: Citrus, grapefruit, even some peachy notes dominate the tastebuds. Also a surprisingly easy to handle bitterness rounds out the drink along with some sweet caramel notes from the malt. Just a slight tinge of booze.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth and creamy. Great carbonation.

O: This is probably one of the best IPAs I've ever had! Really utilizes the fruitier side of hops to create an extremely flavorful and satisfying drink. Too bad I don't have easy access to this stuff or I would have in my fridge all of the time.

logmacschlog15, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of fsvan
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into imperial pint glass. Best buy date of 10/18/2011, so this guy should be pretty fresh here in the front end of August. Thanks to Titosupertramp for bringing this one back from a road trip.

A- Somewhat bright golden. Slightly hazy. Two fingers of whispy white head that leaves a clear ring as it recedes.

S- Big grapefruit hop aromas. A slight bitterness, and maybe a tiny sourness to it. Very nice.

T- The grapefruit is not as prominent a player on the tongue. While still nicely there, it is a sharp pine bitterness that takes center first, followed by a wash of grapefruit. A lingering bitterness.

M- Medium bodied. Nicely carbonated, and easy drinking.

O- This a very, very solid IPA, and one that I wish I had regular access to.

fsvan, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of chugalug06
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Aggressive pour! Nice white foamy head. Brew is nice clear orange with some amber and lots of yellow. Great lacing.

S - Awesome citrus! One of the best I've ever smelt. Lots of pineapple, lemon, and slight yogurt scent...

T - Delicious! Great smooth aggressive lemon with lots of dry pineapple and pine smothering your taste-buds.

M - Perfect carbonation! Awesome dryness and balanced bitterness. Nothing is out of proportion.

O - Definitely one of my few go-to brews... Always awesome and refreshing! A must try, if you're able.

chugalug06, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of Zimbo
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uber ripe nose when opened in the bottle which dilutes when poured. Pleasant appetising deep glowing yellow colour. Perfect.

Super easy big fluffy just off white head which leaves many equally super lacy rings of froth from the top to the bottom of the glass over the duration of the beer. A very fine column of beading is concentrated in one area of the glass.

Sweet, bitter and with a degree of huskiness which is well balanced and well intergrated to make a complete whole.
Pretty strong but not at all beefed up or aggressive and makes the 'extreme' obsolete with its balance and substance. Really quenches as well.

This must be one of the very best IPAs out there. The hype is right.

Zimbo, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of titosupertramp
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light honey color with roughly a finger of dense, white head. It leaves behind lots of attractive lacing, sparse film, but some larger bubbles around the edges.

S: Whoa...yes sir, this is exactly how I want my IPAs to smell. Loads of tropical fruit, citrus and some pine. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit. It's all here. What seems to be toasted and sweet malts take a back seat.

T: Big time hop flavor out in front. Pretty much everything from the nose, but I think there's some peach here I didn't notice in the nose. Even though the hops rule the roost, there really isn't a lot of bitterness here..just a little at the finish. The malts' sweetness really helps balance things out.

M: This has a nice, full mouthfeel to it. Not what I'd call dry in the finish, but there is some bitterness there. Leaves behind a nice coat of hoppy goodness.

O: Boy, am I glad I picked this up recently. Delicious and very drinkable, Odell IPA ranks high on my list of Single IPAs...maybe my favorite.

titosupertramp, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Dated: 09/15/11

A-Hazy Orange with white head that sticks around for awhile

S-great citrus smell that makes me want to keep smelling and smelling

T-alot like it smells. just great

M-medium body and smooth

O-WOW. I am really impressed with this brewery. This is a very good beer and I can't wait to try more

brew3crew, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of inlimbo77
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes from the end of June.

Thanks to eclipse54 for this beer. Poured into a DFH pint glass.

A: Clear yellow, orange color. Really good carbonation from bottom of glass. Half finger pure white head.

S: Really nice grapefruit hop aroma. Overrip peach. Little malt tip.

T: Little bite on tip of the tongue. Nice malt on the middle. And a crisp bite at the close. Love the hop aroma, but more pine on the taste profile.

M: Medium to light. It's nice and easy drinking without being coating.

O: SOLID brew!!!! Really solid! The Myrcenary is better, but this runs a close second for sure in their lineup. Cheers!

inlimbo77, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of jmvecchio1
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This beer is gold in color and not that dark for being an IPA. The head retention is fantastic with nice lacing that lasts all the way through drinking a pint.

Smell – The smell sells you on this beer. There is a big wave of citrus fruits (oranges and tangerines) off the aroma hops. But you don’t get slammed with big hop bitterness or earthiness.

Taste – For an IPA lover, this is a tour through a great American West Coast IPA. It’s a very smooth and balanced drink with a dryer finish. The carbonation level helps to cut off some of the hop bitterness as well. But you really taste the citrus off the hops and a little bit of herbs.

Drink – Even at 7% this is a sessionable IPA. Where many IPA scorch your tongue with IBU levels and hop bitterness, O’Dell offers a beer that celebrates American IPAs, but allows you to celebrate them all night long. It’s no surprise that Cicero’s sells out commonly when they get this beer in bottle or draft. I’d highly recommend getting it while you can!

jmvecchio1, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of Kayn169
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Pint glass

A- very nice yellowish orange, topped off with a little over a finger of head. Slight lacing quickly subsides.

S- light citrus, mostly lemon zest and pine

T- subtle for an IPA. I don't mean it's not hoppy, because it is. I mean nothing is out of place and overwhelming. Just like the nose, the citrus is very light, and mixed with a little pine. Sweetness isnt as strong either, which I like.

M- typical of the style, medium bodied, medium carbonation, yet, lighter and less of a sticky mouthfeel than a lot of IPAs.

O- I really enjoyed this one. Although typical in most ways, it is an easier drinking IPA, due to how light it felt, and the toned down sweetness. Not something that makes me wantto search far and wide for it, but if I saw it, inwould definitely buy some.

Kayn169, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We sampled this one at the Odell Taproom with some friends, a few Saturdays ago. Poured a golden-orange color, with a nice cap of white foam. Huge hoppy aromas, lots of citrus and pine (although I did detect a little cat piss). On the palate, more of the same: grapefruit, lemon, orange and pine, backed up with just enough malt to keep it balanced.

emmasdad, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of bagpiper2005
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Hazy golden-orange in color. Two fingers of white head with average retention and some streaks of lacing.

Smell: Primarily citrus notes consisting of grapefruit, orange peel, and a touch of lemon. Understated malt backbone and a touch of pine.

Taste: Citrus from front to back. Lemon twang up front with an orange peel and grapefruit finish. Biscuity malt character supports everything and ties everything together. Bitterness in the back has a spicy element to it. Leaves a lingering sweet nectar taste up front and dry bitterness in the back. Interesting and good.

Mouthfeel: Dry and medium bodied. Low to medium carbonation. A bit of a hop oil coating is left on the mouth.

Drinkability/Overall: Lots to like here. Easy drinking and not overly filling, the alcohol is well disguised. Good flavors and I was looking forward to each sip. Well balanced and not overly filling.

Final Notes: Hop-heads will appreciate this one, along with people who love citrus. Tangy, spicy, and with an understated malty character, pair this one with some serious spicy food. Recommended.

bagpiper2005, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of Ryan011235
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a tall mug on 3/5/10 at Fox & Hound Pub, Albuquerque, NM

Pale amber with slight haziness. 1/8th inch head holds up well for the first half of the glass, leaving swaths of drippy lace.

Dank, piney hop aroma with a touch of spiciness and zesty citrus. Orange, grapefruit. Not too malty - hints of bread and caramel. Very nice.

Tastes comparably dense, the downside being it seems muddled; it's still good though. Ripe citrus; pith and peel - orange, grapefruit, lemon. A bit solvent-like at times. Piney, too, offering an evenly distributed bitterness throughout. Some toasty malt in back. Hints of bread on the finish. Very dry.

Hefty medium bodied feel. Average carbonation is well suited. Dry, gritty finish hangs with something of a coating effect.

Nice beer. I'd definitely enjoy it from time to time if I could. Good stuff. After 850 miles on the road it certainly hit the spot.

Ryan011235, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of Treebs
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft in Taos, NM at KTAO radio station bar. Poured into pint.

A: Pours a clear bright orange color with yellowed hues around the edges. Nice 1 finger off-white head with nice retention. Little lace.

S: Amazing citrus hops with peels of lemon, lime and orange. Nice floral notes give it a sweet backbone.

T: Great citrus blast with a nice swing of bitter hops. That mellows out quickly to sweet dry flower.

M: Crisp and dry feeling. Light bodied with a light carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: A very refreshing and delicious IPA. I really enjoyed the citrus in the nose that was balanced by the bitterness in the taste. My first offering from Odell and I hope it's not my last!

Treebs, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled dated best before 9-21-11. Poured into my DFH snifter, pours a transparent light orange color, really nice head retention, great looking IPA. Visible bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Smell- mango, hardcore mango, citrus, tropical fruit. Wow! I've had this before, and I'm as impressed as I was the first time here. Taste- mango again, nice citrus presence, a little hop bitterness on the end. Perfectly balanced, elegant, so well done. WOW! I believe this is a perfect IPA. Mouthfeel- just so smooth, perfectly carbonated. Drinkability- just no ABV detected for being a 7% beer. I would go on record to say this is my favorite IPA I have ever had, non wood aged. Just an awesome, west coast style IPA.

Bravo to Odell for this extremely underrated beauty.

lnashsig, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of mulder1010
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a globe glass

A-- Poured a slighty orange yellow color. Nearly clear, as just a small bit of haze. Short lived bright white head. At best one finger. Same on swirling.

S-- Candied orange, candied pineapple and good pine background. Lovely nose.

T-- Slick and oily taste. More about orange, pineapple, and mango. More it warms the more the pine bites back.

M-- Creamy, lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness. No oily taste in the mouth though. More in the taste though.

O-- Excellent IPA. Very drinkable and can have a few easily. Not massive bitter but complex and well rounded.

mulder1010, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of Wattsox
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

335ml bottle, consumed Jun 2011, bottled Feb 2011.

A - Golden orange body with a decent head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving light covering, decent lacing and a bit of cling.

S - Hops definitely at the forefront of the aroma, with strong pine and citrus notes.

T - Sweet orange zest and citrus notes to open, building up to a nice bitter hit from the hops with resinous pine notes. Finishes lightly bitter with a briefly lingering finish.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, briefly lingering.

O - Overall, an extremely nice IPA, either on its own or as a session beer.

Wattsox, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of Intrinsic
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy shit... I really wasn`t expecting this. What an amazing beer. Light straw in colour, off-white head with great retention, super piney hop smell and taste, mild citrus aroma, extreme dryness. This beer has it ALL. It rivals Stone IPA if you ask me. I`m going straight back to the store for more of this while I still can.


Intrinsic, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I could start this reveiw by describing this brew and taking it apart bubble by bubble but i'm not. I'm going to describe what this beer did to me. This beer slightly resembles two heart from bells brew co except a different beast. I went into tasting this beer uninformed and ready to try some new brews. I was blown away by this beer. I ended up buying a case of this before I came back to indiana from colorado. I could drink this beer everyday for the rest of my life and not get tired of it.

It most closely resembles a fresh squeezed morange (mango orange). I can't wait until our next adventure IPA.

tippebrewcrew2, Jun 21, 2011
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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