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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 391
Gots: 339 | FT: 11
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Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007

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Photo of emmasdad
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of bagpiper2005
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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!

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.

Photo of mulder1010
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of Wattsox
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of Intrinsic
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
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.


Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of nppeders
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - golden straw color, nice lacing, one finger egg white head

Smell- extremely dank nuggets...errr....piney hops, a bit of citrus. Frickin fantastic smelling and definitely one to be reconded with. The hops are stronger in the smell then almost any IPA I've ever had. Rivaling Surly Furious for sure.

Taste - Resiny hops in the front, citrus in the middle, and resiny hops in the finish with a lasting bitterness, but with some sweet malt mixed in in the end. The end of the sip is the first time you realize there are some malts in this beer.

Mouthfeel - nice and thick...true West coast IPA with a thick mouthfeel and crazy hops. Carbonation is a little low for my taste.

Overall- Wow...this is an American IPA to the max. The hops are dominated by resin, citrus, definitely some pineapple in the flavor and aroma, floral/herbal notes in the flavor, and just an amazing hop profile. It surely is dominated by Simcoe or Chinook hops, but definitely some complementing varieties in there. Drinking this beer is like chewing on dank hops and I love it!

Photo of pdoran10
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a mostly translucent slightly dark golden color into a snifter. One finger of head that leaves some incredible lacing.

Smell is big resin and a hint of citrus.

Taste is slight malt white bread sweetness that gives way to big bitter oily resin and a bit of pine. Slight bitter citrus presence, but thick, dank hops are the star here with a light malt background.

Mouthfeel is very thick for an IPA but still moderately dry with a normal carbonation level.

A real winner here, as the hops are a big star in this IPA. Big hop flavor, and not overly sweet. No major flaws. An excellent beer.

Photo of tribial
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Beautiful transparent straw/gold color glow. A finger width or so of white head that quickly dissipated to a thin layer of bubbles leaving lacing on the inside of the glass and a thick ring.

Smells light and citrusy, more orange than grapefruit, and not much grassiness over a light fresh bread scent.

Tastes like it smells. Has an easy light bread taste quickly followed with refreshing citrus and slightly floral notes. The carbonation was really good on a warm day, just enough to be refreshing with the slight tang. The hops finish bright, but not quite as strong as I like.

Felt slightly oily, but over all pleasant. Thin and a little bubbly.

Over all I think it's a well balanced beer and tastes fantastic. It would be easy to forget it's not just a lighter pale ale though.

Photo of PerHops
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer had a great look for an Ipa. After pouring a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass It had a cloudy orange and copper hue, with at thin head on top.
S- The smell was great. Nice hop blast. Lots of citrus.
t- citrus, spice, pine, mango, pineapple finish. Some green herbal notes, too.
m- very drinkable.
O- I will seek this out next time I'm in an area they distribute to.

Photo of Penguin3200
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Furious has a running mate for an ipa!

Poured from bottle into pint mug. Pours copper clear and with a nice two finger head that recedes with awesome lacing and great legs!

Nose on this one is brimming with a mixture of Malta and awese hops! Piney an citrus comes through.

Taste on this puppy is top notch. Crisp clean hops balanced with malt and hits with grapefruit and citrus..finish builds and makes me want to keep drinking more and more.

Mouthfeel is so balanced an soft! Great ipa!

Overall this is the second best ipa next to furious in my book. Blind pig comes in right after it.

Awesome Odell!!!

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance: A translucent copper color with an frothy eggshell head. Decent retention and the beer leaves a sheet of lace down the side of the glass.

Smell: A candied grapefruit aroma bursts out of the bottle. Tons of hop aroma - grapefruit, some other citrus and tropical fruits with a bit of pine in the background. Some ganja as well.

Taste: Some caramel sweetness accompanies a bready malt front. The hops should clearly be the focal point of this beer, but they come up a bit short. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of herbal hops are all present, but the flavor profile is a bit light.

Mouthfeel: It has a little bit of a grainy feel. Light bodied, watery even, with medium carbonation. A surprising lack of hop oil residue for an IPA.

Overall: The aroma gave me the impression this would be a delicious hop bomb, but it ended up being a little watery and light for my taste.

Photo of JayAre46
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JamisonM for this extra, i appreciate it a ton.
A - 12oz bottle poured vigorously that gives a deep orange that is slightly hazy maybe chill haze at 46F, slightly off white 1 1/2 finger head that fell to a thin middle and thick ring around the edges that shows a very coarse lace.

A - a very pale toasted malt, then into a fruity aroma of mango, subtle pineapple and pine is in the very back, not the most bold or complex aromatics going on hear, some what typical but decent.

T - whoa big flavor very bold that contrasts the aroma quite a bit in terms of its strength. hints orange peel and a strong pine right jab and game ending grapefruit tyson left hook. very bold flavors although not the most complex, they stand their ground like a fucking spartan though, although flavors of leonidas create this huge presence of muscle the alcohol is very well hidden.

M - medium to light body, almost smooth, medium carbonation, slightly slick.

O - this is a solid beer that i don't see myself seeking out but if were available i would not hesitate, i like the no fucking around with the hops. good brew can't wait for myrcenary

Photo of
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a-orange/yellow beer with lively carbonation. Nice white head, with tons of lacing down the glass.

s-tons of nose on this beer. Lots of different hops shine through. Has pine, grapefruit, citrus, and some tropical fruits.

t-bold IPA with a lot of the nose expressed in the taste. Good bitterness that finishes for a while. Great tasting beer that does not pack any booziness to the beer. Some malts sit back to let the hops shine, but give some balance.

m-coating mouthfeel with a semi oily feel.

o-fantastic beer and a good example of an American IPA. Better when fresh. Great year round offering from this brewer.

Photo of colforbin73
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

odell is really a fine brewery -- new to me. i had the mycenary first... which knocked me out. i am glad i took a step back here for the plain old IPA!

the bottle design and labels are awesome -- i need odell gear.

pours a lovely inviting light amber. decent little head, good and frothy, leaves some foam on the glass. solid hop aromas, mostly citrus with a touch of resinous pine -- again this beer says: drink me!

the taste delivers! very slick and well made beer. a fine malty brew provides a solid backbone, dry -- but the right amount of sweet to counter the heavy bittering hops, which taste fresh and abundant. the mouthfeel is full -- a good rich beer.

if only i could drink Odell everyday i would. excellent beer... great American Brewery.

Photo of ebrauser
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw-gold with a pure white, cakey head ~1/2" and tons of CO2 bubbling through

Aroma: Sweet hops and citrus with touches of roasted malt.

Flavor: Big hop bitterness up front leading a syrupy and grassy sweet finish that is cloying and lingering. It seems to border on a DIPA it terms of malt backbone, but not in the mouthfeel and body. Easily drinkable without too much to weigh it down.

Photo of mactrail
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich and fruity hoppy ale.

Nice amber color in the snifter. Lots of malt with a rush of hops to fill the nose with pine and flowers. Makes me think of the scent of iris. Pleasant in the mouth and well carbonated. Hops are very aromatic, with long bitter taste. Bit of pineapple and sour apples.

Aroma is quite outstanding and keeps the sipping interesting. Very bitter, but not into the abusive zone. A clean and well make example of the style.

Photo of billab914
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Sam Adams glass. It poured amber in color with a full, frothy, white head filling the top inch of the glass. The head faded to a thin layer, but left some great lacing as I drank it. pretty nice looking beer of the style. Very nice looking beer of the style.

The aroma has a very nice and juicy hop profile to it. Mango, peach and pineapple all seem to come out in it. Just a little grapefruit like bitterness. Overall a excellent aroma, I can tell already this beer is going to fit my tastes very well.

The taste has a nice tropical fruit like hoppiness to it as well. I get more of the pineapple and mango to it up front with some bitter citrus rind like flavors coming out in the finish. Very nice hoppy flavor to it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall I thought it was an excellent beer. I really love the tropical, fruity, juicy type hoppy flavors and this one brought those flavors out very nicely. They definitely nailed my personal tastes in IPA's on this one. Loved it.

Photo of bobhits
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange body, bold tall white head, marginal carbonation.

Straight grapefruit attack to the nose balanced on caramel malt. Perfume quality nose here.

Mouth and flavor seem to go together so I’ll mention them together. Highly drinkable, very enjoyable grapefruit infused IPA. Not much carbonation in the mouth, but a decent hop bite. Just a very very solid ipa.

I really wish I had access to this regularly. It’s extremely drinkable, hits the hop/malt balance perfectly, and while perhaps not the most bold and flavorful of the style this one is just darn good.

Photo of hopsbreath
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to MADhombrewer for muling me some of this back from a recent vacation to Odell country. 12oz bottle best by 7-15-2011 poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Yellow-gold with flawless clarity, two fingers of dusty white head, copious lacing. It doesn't get better than this. 5/5

S: It's a pretty pine forward aroma. Sweet pineapple is the stronger of the secondary characteristics. Minimal malt and non-detectable alcohol. It smells enjoyable but is fairly muted. I'm left wishing it was a little more pungent. 3/5

T: Medium on the bitter pine, sweet tropical comes on stronger here than in the nose, low on the malt. Pretty good but could use a little more bitter hop character. 4/5

M: Heavy body for an IPA but it somehow works. Carbonation is appropriate. Slightly sticky finish. 3.5/5

O: Good IPA. If I was local to Odell I'm sure this would be a go-to on tap. 4/5

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.

Photo of Scotchboy
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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