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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,081 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,081
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 369
Gots: 210 | 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 ChopperSmith


4.15/5  rDev -3%

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle (with beautiful labeling) into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden color, nice fluffy foamy tan head that lasted a while and left nice lacing as it receded.

Smell: Citrus and Pine hops and a slight sweetness. very aromatic, but not overpowering like some IPA's.

Taste: Like the smell, nice clean citrus and pine hops flavors, but balanced by a slightly sweet malt balance. Finishes dry and hoppy, but not bitter. A very good example of the IPA style.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and good carbonation adds to the IPA style. Nothing unusual here, just well done.

Drinkability: Very drinkable due to the smooth finish and a moderate ABV. Easily a session beer. Would love to try this on tap, or from a cask. Great example of an American IPA style.

03-08-2011 16:50:14 | More by ChopperSmith
Photo of rsdaugherty


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle into a pint glass
A - A clear deep gold/light bronze, with a creamy looking 2 finger head that had good thick retention, great lacing start to finish 4.5
S - Clementine/grapefruit & hops front and center, with slight pine/grasses/floral 4.5
T - Mellow smooth taste experience, surprising finish for me was not the hop bitterness I expected, definitely an IPA but Odell has done a n excellent job balancing the hops/malts 4.5
M - A medium to heavy body was much more substantial than I expected, really nice level of carbonation 4.5
D - This very good brew has an inherent smoothness to it that ups the drinkability factor greatly, an IPA for my best of list 4.5

03-08-2011 03:35:48 | More by rsdaugherty
Photo of JonathanG


4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured into a pint glass.
Best by date of 5/26/11 on bottle.

A: One finger of a slightly yellow-orange-tinged foam subsides to a skim coat fairly quickly, but foam intermittently sticks to the sides of the glass. A uniform, slight cloudiness throughout the golden-orange color.

S: This IPA seems to really focus on the citrus side of hops, with clementine specifically taking center stage. Hints of pine in the second bottle. Slight floral hints. Some mellow maltiness/bready notes too. Second bottle, poured with more head, showed an herby presence, focusing more on freshly picked mint leaves.

T: Again, the focus is on the clementines, with a bit more malt on the palate, backing up and complementing the hops. Slightly off-dry, but certainly not a sweet IPA. Some tangerine also sneaks in, as well as a hint of stone fruits (apricot and peaches).

M: Medium-bodied, not really viscous, finishing out fairly dry. The hops linger, but your tongue doesn't feel like you just poured hop syrup on it. Nice, clean finish.

This is better than I remember. I'll certainly be drinking more of this.

03-03-2011 02:13:16 | More by JonathanG
Photo of mvanaskie13


4/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured into fluted pint glass, nice white head but dissipates quickly laces a bit on the glass; great pale gold to copper color.

Smell is big hop front, notes of pine, lightly resiny; followed by light biscuit malt.

Taste is a good bitter mouth clinging hop front, taste of citrus and pine with a bit of biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel is a touch bitter, sits on the tongue strongly, decent carbonation.

Very drinkable IPA flavors are all right and just the right drinkablilty.

03-01-2011 02:25:36 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of iSip


4.53/5  rDev +5.8%

I am a fan of Odell products, and since I am in an IPA phase, it is about time I tried the Odell IPA. Last nite was the nite. The Odell IPA has deep color and appropriate head for an IPA. Then, wow, what an aroma! This IPA has great aroma presence with the most amazing flowery and hoppy aura. A wonderful experience! The flavor is light on sweet, long on bitter with those flowery notes coming through. This is not my everyday IPA, but a great one to move through an IPA rotation or for special occasions when only a unique and great IPA will do.

02-16-2011 15:11:41 | More by iSip
Photo of AgentMunky


4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass. Stamped 9/22/10, but I'm not sure if that's the brew date or the best before date.

A: Thick, creamy head. Copper body with copious bubbles. Quite clear.

S: Pink lemonade. Strong grapefruit. Subdued (vegetal) hops. Superb.

T: Hrm. It is delicious? Yes. Is it sublime? No. The vegetal nature of the hops carries over and dominates the taste, although the aftertaste is perfectly bitter. The main body also has doses of strong grapefruit and clever hops. Still, I can't get over the strange vegetable taste (kind of like turnip greens).

M: No complaints on this end. A pleasure.

D: Very drinkable for 7% and sure to find wide appeal. A fine American IPA, and recommended for any IPA fiend. I will be trying another in the future, hoping for a less odd flavour.

02-15-2011 23:08:15 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of HOPPYKC


4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured this bottle into a pint glass. no bottled on date but best but 4/16/2011.

A- Pours a nice and beautiful hazy straw brown with a bit of amber color. A small maybe half in of head appears with has a few fish eye bubbles. Opaque, and difficult to see through. Showing little to no carbonation.

S- A nice hoppy aroma right up front. Extremely floral. Sweet and candy like,. Fruity, apples, lemons, and grapes. A great overall aroma.

T- A bitter kind of metallic finish. Dry. Great hoppiness right up front. A bright citrus flavor that really pops. Grain and bread like flavor are prominent. A light malt character.

M&D- Overall amazing texture on the pallet. Floral hops stick to the sides of the mouth and throat. A low carbonation seems to make the brew a bit thicker than most.

This is one of the finest brews from O'Dells. I really like the beer and like the floral aroma that incorporates the complexity.

02-08-2011 02:15:57 | More by HOPPYKC
Photo of victory4me


4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a standard shaker.

Thanks Jeremy for finally making good on our Phillies-Rockies bet from 2 years ago!

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a one finger head that leaves a thin lacing down the walls of my glass. Aroma of fresh cut grass, apricot, peach, and a slight medicinal quality that makes itself known in the background.

Taste is exceptional. Medicinal quality is not present as I'm overblown by flavors of ripe summer fruits. Apricot is dominant with notes of grass and grapefruit. Malt is present, but balances nicely. A slightly chalky finish which prevents the perfect 5 score.

Good mouthfeel and excellent drinkability. One of my new favorite regular IPA's and very comparable to Ithaca Flower Power.

02-03-2011 04:16:12 | More by victory4me
Photo of glid02


4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

On-tap at The Vig in Phoenix, AZ.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of large citrus and herbal hops. Also present are hints of floral hops, backed by a slightly grainy pale malt backbone.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Mildly dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by large amounts of bright citrus and herbal hops. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out a bit as pine hops work their way into things. The pine hops fade out quickly, allowing the pale malt and citrus hops to carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this beer was more well-rounded than the bottle I had previously. A great IPA and one that's well worth a shot if you see it around.

01-31-2011 19:51:58 | More by glid02
Photo of Zundo


4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance: Slightly hazy honey color with one-finger white head. Really good lacing. Only downside was the head was a bit watery.

Smell: Tangerine and pineapple, and sweet grapefruit and lemon. Faint hint of mint and pine.

Taste: Mostly tasting the Tangerine and grapefruit. The pinnapple and lemon are more subtle. The piny bite is there as well. Great smooth taste.

Feel: Smooth and well balanced carbonation. Pretty light and watery. A light bit of oil left on the palate.

Drink: So smooth, tasty and non-taxing on the palate. Could drink a bunch of these.

01-27-2011 02:47:51 | More by Zundo
Photo of rawfish


4.45/5  rDev +4%

A- Pours orange gold with one and a half fingers of white head. Attractive lacing down the glass.

S - Strong hoppy and floral character with fruit notes, sweet pineapple, grapefruit and lychee.

T - Lots of floral and bright citrus hop flavor. Bitterness follows as it releases, incredibly hoppy yet well balanced.

M - Well carbonated and exceptionally smooth. Slight mouth coating and a light honey sweetness along with the fresh bitterness

D - Great balance of flavors, very bright citrus and a floral aroma, well hidden ABV. Expertly crafted, I found this one to be right on the mark.

01-25-2011 04:05:13 | More by rawfish
Photo of MoustacheHero


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

A beautiful, well made IPA from the best beer town in the world. ;-)

a: A gorgeous copper color with great clarity.

s: A nose full of hops accented by fruity esters, mainly grapefruity.

t: Hop balance perfected without being overly bitter or tasting like a mouth full of weed like many IPA's can.

m: Creamy, smooth drinking IPA minus the pucker. Truly artful.

d: A ton of flavor, made easily drinkable through careful balance. Strong enough to make the journey to India. :-)

01-25-2011 02:45:57 | More by MoustacheHero
Photo of woodychandler


4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

From the label: "Ready to buck convention? We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from England to India in the 1700s, and made it bolder and more flavorful - American style. We've added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character. Hop on, hold tight, and enjoy the ride!"

I went with a slow, gentle pour and as such, I did not get more than wisps for head. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was pine forest hoppy with caramel undertones. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a burst of hops on the tongue. Like McDonald's, I'm lovin' it! Finish was nicely hoppy and definitely the sort of thing that led to my hops jones in the first place. Seek this out.

01-23-2011 13:02:15 | More by woodychandler
Photo of midworken


4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

Tastes resembles pureed pine needles. Drinking this was like walking through a pine tree forest. Head dissipated rather quickly. Since this is forest themed - the body looked like oak with a dash of green hue. Mouthfeel is great along with the drinkablity. This is a great IPA that has a great hop presence. If anybody asks "what are hops" I have them drink this. I often drink this IPA and everytime I do, it reminds me of walking through a lumbar yard. Fantastic, though.

01-03-2011 03:39:47 | More by midworken
Photo of AaronRed

New York

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

A beautiful creamy pale foam with a classic deep yellow, almost a but cloudy on the pour. Upfront citrus a and herbal aromas are hard to miss. You know this beer is going to be excellent and it certainly does not disappoint. Lots of grapefruit and and other citrus flavors are neatly complemented by a generous hop surge that seems to mellow out the more you drink this beer. Being a strong IPA it is quite drinkable and the bitterness is well balances by some sweetness at the end. One of the better IPA's I have tried since it is so well balanced.

12-29-2010 17:55:49 | More by AaronRed
Photo of MikeWilson


4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

A rather sloppy pour into my pint glass produced a forefinger-wide head of dense white bubbles. Carbonation is brisk and lasting. Color is an off shade of hazy orange. Even before sticking my nose in the glass I'm guessing the haziness is due to an immense amount of dry hops used during the secondary ferment. I can smell the hops from a foot away.

The hop aroma is incredible. And a quick swirl of the glass releases ever more complex hop goodness. It's all hops and no malt but I don't care. After several minutes of swirling and smelling I suddenly realize that this beer review is only half over, and the best is yet to come.

No big surprises when tasting this beer. The hops, acting the elephant appearing on the bottle, completely tramples to death any malt flavors that might get in its way. All that sneaks by is a slight malty super sweetness, but even that sweetness could be hops undercover. The taste of this beer is all about the hops, period. And you know what? It works fantastically, period. This is sweet hop tea that is over the top for the IPA style but who cares - it pushes the IPA boundaries on the hoppy side of things. And it does it very, very well.

12-29-2010 15:59:53 | More by MikeWilson
Photo of Jeffo


3.38/5  rDev -21%

In a trade with Mulder1010. Thanks!

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with great retention. Tangerine orange but more amber when held to the light. Perfectly clear with zero carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides. Slight wisp remains until the end and leaves some scattered lacing down the sides.

SMELL: Pretty big nose for the style. Pale malts and some sweet melon. Lots of citrus hops, lemon and melons, with some grapefruit notes there as well. Pretty fruity. Enticing.

TASTE: Pale malts and floral hops, with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Some bitter hops at the swallow as well as some soapy notes. Mild and shorter aftertaste of bitter hops, citrus, and soap. A fan of everything here except the soapy notes.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body, medium carbonation, and semi-creamy on the palate. Goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating.

OVERALL: A decent beer, but nothing overly special. Not a huge fan of the soapy hop flavors that come out in this one, but other than that, this is a solid offering. Thanks again Mulder1010.

12-22-2010 14:00:38 | More by Jeffo
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou


3.95/5  rDev -7.7%

12 0z bottle poured into a pint glass

A: 1 1/2 finger heads starts falling almost immediately. Pale yellow-amber. Great lace that holds all the way down the glass. This would rank a higher score for appearance but the strange lager yellow color brought me down a little bit.

S: Floral. Roses and grapefruit.

T: Like a tour of hoppy goodness. Immediate floral hops into piney hops finishing bitter. Grapefruit, pinecone/bark. The aftertaste/finish falls flat which I seem to find throughout most of Odell's line.

M: Acidic tinge on my tongue. Low-medium viscosity. Med-high carbonation.

D: Good. Doesn't stand up to Furious or other notable IPAs but it is one of Odell's better beers.

12-20-2010 01:08:58 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Photo of bishopdc0


3.85/5  rDev -10%

This beer pours a staw yellow color very cloudy with a ok head it does lace well on the glass.

The aroma is pungent earthy hops smells very fresh a slight malt enters but only slight
The beer is very smooth to star carbonation builds and leaves withabsolutly no harshness. It is sweet to start the hop taste enter but it takes a second. Once they enter they take over leaving a mild bitter on the tongue.

12-15-2010 22:32:36 | More by bishopdc0
Photo of beachscrat


3.43/5  rDev -19.9%

$10 got me a six o'bottles for this bad boy.

Clarity is impecable. World class, top class honey gold goodness. Good 1 inch of clingy foam. Looking delectable.

Smell: Ripe sweet citrus marmalade and light toasted biscuit malts with maybe a hint of lager sulfur? Chlorophyll perhaps?

Taste: This is confusing. Massively bitter, massively sweet. Balance is like a bare knuckle boxing match between a sickly sweet seedless clementine and an overly engineered bittering hop. Match is a draw. Nobody wins.

Drinkability: 1 or 2 will do just perfect. But may get old after a few.

Overall, this is an entertaining experience. However, I would prefer a little less overacting in the performance.

12-05-2010 02:10:36 | More by beachscrat
Photo of jbone78


4.22/5  rDev -1.4%

A friend gave me this little brew. Thanks Dan.

Pours slightly hazy yellow to gold with a tad of head (I just rinsed the glass). Smells nice with citrusy focus. Tastes great! Nice layered apple, pear and other hop character flavors with a nice toasty malt balance. I like it! This one could get a little syrupy to the wrong person, but I can deal with it.


12-01-2010 01:14:30 | More by jbone78
Photo of Viciousknishs


4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

Thanks to codewarrior for this one. Great extra buddy!

A- Pours a copper pale golden color with a white tightly bubble two fingered head. Great retention.

S- Floral and herbal hop characteristic with slight pepper notes gives it a nice little kick! Grassy pine with a little bit of a wintergreen/mint thing going on. Has a tinge of tilled earthiness. Malt is like a sticky honey bun.

T- Starts of floral and earthy with a slight peppercorn spiciness. Honey sweetness comes through in the midtones with a biscuit like flavor. Ends with some ruby red grapefruit and lemon zest.

MF- Smooth, clean and crisp. Resiny medium body with some subtle carbonation, spot on.

D- Interesting IPA that goes down smooth. Very drinkable indeed!

11-29-2010 20:22:46 | More by Viciousknishs
Photo of John_M


4.03/5  rDev -5.8%

On tap at Stub and Herb's the other day. This was one of the better IPA's I sampled during my brief stay in the twin cities.

The beer pours an impressive IPA orange amber color with impressive, pillowy head retention and considerable sticky lacing. The nose is likewise impressive, showcasing considerable orange citrus and pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but the alcohol level in this beer seemed to impart an almost thick tasting texture that I really liked. Also, this beer delivers plenty of flavor in a dry, very west coast in style of IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a long, citrus, bitter finish. Drinkabilty is quite good, with the alcohol very well integrated into the flavor profile... I could easily pound down several of these at a sitting.

A very well crafted IPA...

11-27-2010 17:46:31 | More by John_M
Photo of in780


4.13/5  rDev -3.5%

12 oz. poured into a standard pint. Here we go:

A - This looks really good. Nice thick head, sticks around for awhile and lasts all the way down.

S - Smells like grassy hops, just like an IPA should

T - Clean and bitter (in a good way). Pretty tart, actually.

M - Plenty thick for the style, a little carbonation but not fizzy, just about right

D - I could easily drink more than I should, the 7% sneaks up on you fast.

Great example of the IPA style, well done Odell.

11-26-2010 04:55:50 | More by in780
Photo of philbertk


3.63/5  rDev -15.2%

Odell IPA 2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.0% ABV. 60 IBU's. White mild lace mediuum head. Mild bright rich gold color. No Sediment. Earthy floral pine hop front. Earthy crusty mild sweet doughy caramel toast hint lightly hop resin infused body. Rich satisfying hop spice lingering malt end. Nice low floral hop malty Rocky Mountain IPA. Purchased 6-Pack 11/22/2010 @ Colorados Liquor Outlet for $10.29. Sampled 11/22-23/2010. (4.0 / 5.0)

11-26-2010 01:50:19 | More by philbertk
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