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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,275 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,275
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 376
Gots: 274 | 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 Bockrules
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy gold with a slight orange tine. Little carbonation rises to the two-finger, thick white head. Head stays intact to the bottom of the glass and leaves a few large blotches of lacing on the glass.

S - Nice floral hop smell and maybe a hint of grapefruit.

T - This beer starts out very smooth with just a hint of floral hops and transitions into a very balanced body. Hop flavor does not in any way dominate the body, but it is certainly there with interesting grapefruit tones. The finish is surprisingly smooth and almost all flavors fade completely away before a bitter grapefruity aftertaste emerges.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Suits the beer very well and contributes to its smoothness.

With the exception of the grapefruit flavors, this beer is so well balanced it is almost more of an ESB. While this beer doesn't come out and immediately knock your taste buds off, the gem is the subtleties as crafters paid meticulous attention to detail. This kind of smoothness in a 7% ABV IPA borders on incredible.

Bockrules, May 22, 2011
Photo of Scotchboy
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Odells IPA

12oz bottle poured into an oversize nonic.

A: Pours golden orange with heavy carbonation and a large, sticky off-white head with great retention. Maybe a slight chill or hop haze but it's transparent.

S: Pine, crisp malt biscuit and sweetness. Maybe a touch of grapefruit.

T: Pine and a dank woody character, slightly herbal and earthy hop presence with some bready malt. Maybe a touch of orange and orange zest.

MF: medium bodied, great carbonation, tongue-pricking bitterness and a lingering pine dry finish.

O: My bottle lacked any 'wow' factor. I liked aspects, others (like the smell) seemed just 'ok' and not really special or intricate.

Scotchboy, May 09, 2011
Photo of mater
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade with azdback(Thanks)!

A-Cloudy golden color with a nice two finger head and good lacing.

S-This thing smells very fruity and hoppy. I'm smelling grapefruit, oranges and maybe apple?

T-Just like the smell. Nice clean piney/citrusy taste, but also a tad sweet on the backend.

M-Goes down well, medium mouth feel.

O-Happy I got to try this, wish it was available to me. Now I'm sad I only had one.

mater, May 02, 2011
Photo of HosP
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a couple bottles of Odell sent my way via Patchmaster. Poured into 3Floyds pint glass.

A- Poured hazy dull golden color. Fluffy white head, with little retention to it.

S- Very nice IPA aroma here. A little floral at first but citrus is more present. Just what an IPA should smell like.

T- Very similar to the nose with the taste. Citrus and floral hop flavors up front and stay through the middle. Nice bitterness up front. Sweetens at the end with mild malt character.

M- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Bitterness that sticks a little.

D- First taste of Odell here. Very nicely done IPA. When I think of what I want out of an IPA, this is a good idea.

HosP, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of colts9016
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A one finger head that is creamy and foamy that is off white in color. The color of the beer is a coppery orange with reddish hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation bubbles. The head left a little lacing on the glass.

Nose: Ah simcoe hops such an aggressive hop profile. Grapefruit, pine, floral bouquet. The malt is toasty with a note of bread and caramel. Other aromas is a touch of solvent and resin.

Taste: A grapefruity, pine, resin, and floral bouquet. The malt is toasty with a note of bread and caramel. Other flavors are yeast and a touch of solvent.

The mouth feel is astringent, coating, and, slightly carbonated.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is full. This is such a good IPA, wonderful flavors. This is a good IPA, would love to try their DIPA.

colts9016, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of DearthVader
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. courtesy of LSUPT.

A lot of Odell's beers have very similar appearance. I just had a 5 Barrel Pale Ale just before this and they are almost identical in appearance. This is slightly less murky. Good 2 finger off white head that reduced to a white film on top. Good intricate lacing throughout.

Smell is of hops, citrus, grapefruit, hops, and hops. Very nice smell.

Taste is definitely of some simcoe hops. It also has some crisp grapefruit and floral flavors.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Lightly carbonated for the style. Extremely drinkable.

Would love some more of this. A very enjoyable IPA that is perfect for my midday drinking habits. Had this at 2 PM during a Dodgers game. Cheers!

DearthVader, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of Glibber
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured light yellow amber with a very nice white head. The semll was light hops, and orange. Tasted very light going in, with a good balance of malt and hops. Very light hop kick for an IPA. This is a nice IPA. Refreshing for sure and I could imagine easy to drink more than a few.
Odell is new to Boise, and I am looking forward to some of their other styles.

Glibber, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice two finger snow crests a cloud of orange/applejuice nectar...

Smell is citrus with some wine and alcohol lovely mango in there as well quite aromatic

Hop bitterness really takes the front, some of the fruit comes through but it is not the citrus, I taste fresh peaches and again mango, these fruits are faint and hidden wish it were forward

Lends a medium to light body with a slight glacier melt feel. The carbonation is perfect

Not a bad IPA, wish the fruit were more exemplified as they teased me through but is not a bad drink for the bucks paid, I would recommend most of Odell's brews and put this one in that list as well

JoeAmerican77, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of muttyd
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been on a massive IPA binge lately.

Poured aggressively into a Maudite tulip glass. Soapy/fizzy white head that fades rapidly. Not much of a head on this one, makes it more difficult to pick out the aroma; faint citrusy hops mixed with bready, biscuity malts. Some resiny hop characteristics in there as well. Flavor is well balanced; citrusy/fruity hops, toffee/caramel sweet malts. Finishes with an earthy/floral bitterness with a slight astringency. Well carbonated, but wish this one had better head retention and a bit more sudsy body. Very drinkable IPA, but falls flat compared the other IPAs I have been having lately.

muttyd, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of denver10
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours golden with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hop-forward with a nice balancing from the malt; floral, citrus, rind, peach, with an underbelly of some bread. Flavor is much the same. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, my go to IPA in Colorado. Love this beer.

denver10, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

371st review on BA
bottle to pint
12 oz

Brewsky's in Lincoln, NE

App- Another clearer yellow with golden highlights IPA. Nice one finger head, good cling

Smell- Very malty sweet. A good hop kick if you take a big whiff.

Taste- This was about as smooth as I want my IPA to be. Nice good ipa, Very caramel malty.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Leaves a nice malty taste behind.

Drink- A nice IPA, Odells makes some things I really like. Malty sweet overall, not a big hop monster more smooth and mellow.

FosterJM, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz from the COOP... thin off white head... decent lacing.. okay cap.. the brew is clear golden.

Nose shows fruity hops... a bit of citrus .. tangerine and lite grapefruit... hints of pineapple.... some minor pale malts that carry hints of toasty bread.

Flavor mirrors the nose yet all the hop presence is a touch light for my taste... again there is just enough malt to really balance this one. The body is lite/medium with a sturdy carbonation... This is very drinkable.. but honestly, I prefer my IPA's more bracing and bold.

I will certainly buy this one again as long as we have it available... but for my top IPA's I think more hops... alot more hops are needed and ramp down the malts slightly.

3.5/4/4/4/4

JohnGalt1, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear golden amber body. Huge white foamy head with decent retention.

Smell - Light hop. Very grassy. No malt.

Taste - Burst of grassy flavor. Hoppy. Strong lime peel aftertaste which I consider to be an off flavor. Somewhat clean and very dry.

Mouthfeel - Typical IPA. Good amount of body.

Overall Drinkability - Good yet generic. Too balanced, perhaps? Good at what it does, but not interesting.

ZenAgnostic, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of chodez
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - golden with little haziness. Head was fluffy white and retention/lacing were excellent

S - very floral, citrus/grapefruit are also distinct. The nose is very pleasant and powerful but not overwhelming.

T - Similar to the nose. hops are quite floral and citrus. The hop flavor is intense and surely to please any hop-head but not terribly bitter like some IPAs. Some sweet malt balances it out nicely.

M - Medium bodied. Smoothness/carbonation are about as good as it gets.

D - very well balanced and easy to drink a few, worth seeking out if you haven't had the opportunity to taste this beauty.

chodez, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of alli4051
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a perfect pint.

Pours a deep, clear golden color with a big, rocky white head, clearer than I would have expected for the style. Head recedes slowly and leaves some nice lacing as it goes. Nose is lots of citrus hops with some herbal notes in the background, very aromatic. Taste, as one would expect, is lots of hops. Mostly citrus but really a little bit of everything as far as hops go. Tons of hop flavor and plenty of bitterness, but not so much that it is overwhelming or blocks out the grainy malt backbone. Medium bodied with a bit of a sticky finish. Dangerously drinkable considering it clocks in at 7%. This was the first beer I tried after moving to Colorado and has become maybe my favorite IPA. A fitting 100th review.

alli4051, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of MinnesotaRIS
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with expected body. Two fingers of head that dissipates slowly leaving TONS of lacing. Low foam residual but shimmering. Lots of fresh hops used here. Pale amber. Pils malt? Low carbonation.

S - HOPS. American varieties. Citrus and floral. Low earthy. Some piney. Well balance across malt. Some toast but hard to detect.

T malty body that rounds well with a ton of hop flavor, again American with the citrus and Northwest. Biting bitter at the front of the tongue.

MandD sharp but very pleasant. Hoppy bitter aftertaste but nit at all harsh. Lingering.

Great crafting and well done with keeping the body of the beer up. A touch too pale. I would make this one a staple in my beer cupboard.

MinnesotaRIS, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my buddy for bringing it in from Colorado. Poured from 12oz bottle (no date stamp) into pint glass. Pours a clear golden/amber color with a light white head that lasts. Hops are very floral and herbal, just a little citrusy, caramel, dough, and there is a considerable sweet honeyish malt presence. Flavor is both sweet and bitter at the same time, as many would argue an IPA should be. Pilsner malt as well as a little caramel and some honey, with very floral hops that give way to grapefruit on the finish. Medium-bodied for the style with some slight hop oils and a solid carbonation level. Very drinkable and enjoyable IPA from Odell!

CuriousMonk, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a 1 1/2 finger head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is orange gold.

S. Smell is bitter hops. Nice cross of piney and citrus hop smell. Has a more biscuity then caramel malt smell that plays nicely with the bitter hop aroma.

T. Nice bitter hop profile. Biscuity malt taste lies beneath the hops. Odell's IPA is unique to me in the fact that it tastes like a combination of piney and citrus hop flavors.

M. Medium bodied. Lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation.

D. Very drinkable. This is a great beer to stay with for the night or with food. This is one of my top 10 regular IPAs.

siradmiralnelson, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes 2/6/11. Thanks to forgetfu for this one!

A: Pours a clear golden color with a solid one finger head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Nice clean aroma, very grassy and citric. Also some hints of pine.

T: Similar to the aroma with the grassiness. There is some light citrus (orange peel) and a candy sweet finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Very easy drinking, a solid example of the style. The 7% is hidden very well.

mdaschaf, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of ChopperSmith
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ChopperSmith, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of rsdaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

rsdaugherty, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of JonathanG
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

JonathanG, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mvanaskie13, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of iSip
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

iSip, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of AgentMunky
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

AgentMunky, Feb 15, 2011
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