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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,335 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,335
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 377
Gots: 299 | 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 homebrew311
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from millah- thanks! Best by 9/7/10.

A: pours a clear gold, thin white head, bad retention, some lacing

S: very pungent hops with pine needle and some tomato like notes on the front, sweet malt profile shows up at the end with notes of honey

T: the front features bitters hops with pine, lemon zest, and grapefruit. This beer seems slightly out of balance as the malt profile is overshadowed by hop bitterness. The finish is slightly tart with lots of bitter hops.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp mouthfeel

D: this beer isn't bad by any means, but the hops seem so strong that they lend some unwanted vegetable like flavors/aromas. This doesn't detract from it being tasty, it just keeps it from standing above the rest of the delicious IPAs out there. Perhaps I just am not a big fan of the particular hop profile, but I would've loved a little more malt presence.

Photo of Gyle41386
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle (stamped 7/8/10) into a pint glass. Thanks to monsterfat for the bottle.

Golden pour with a little under a finger of rich white foam. Head retention is pretty good, and there's some nice lacing on the glass.

Lots of citrus in the nose. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange...smells as much like tropical fruit juice as any IPA I've had. It's a nice nose.

Flavor doesn't quite follow through like I'd like it to, though. Plenty of citric hops (which I love), but it seems like the sweet malt does more to detract from the overall flavor than to enhance it. One of those cases where "balance" can be negative, as the flavors almost cancel out. Somewhat resinous bitter finish. The 7% ABV struck me as being kind of high for an IPA (though I usually don't pay attention), but it's never noticeable.

Medium bodied, pretty soft carbonation. Not surprisingly, it's fairly smooth and slick. A tasty, easy drinker. Falls just short of being listed alongside some of my favorites from the style.

Photo of bsp77
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear orange-gold with moderate eggshell white head that leaves nice lacing rings.

Smell: Mostly pine and grapefruit, with spice and light toasted malts.

Taste: Very hoppy with pine, grapefruit and some tropical fruit. The toasted malts are very dry and almost a little sour. Ends somewhat bitter and spicy. Fantastic balance, or is it a lack thereof?

Feel: Moderately low carbonation, medium almost oily body that is fairly creamy and smooth. Very dry sour finish.

Drinkability: Extremely good IPA. This beer makes me ecstatic that Odell came to Minnesota.

Photo of pmccallum86
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber gold color with a big bubbly creamy head. Very good appearance, but nothing to push it over the top.

Smell is awesome, so much citrus and floral hop aromas, very nice smelling IPA.

Taste is bitter up front, like an American IPA should be, followed by a nice citrus, grapefruit, floral and pine flavors. Light bready malts also come through.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, very nice for the style. Medium carbonation and medium body.

Very drinkable beer, one of the best examples of the style out there.

Photo of oakbluff
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle- pours a light orange/yellow with good clarity. Minimal head, some soapy lacing. Aroma- very ripe tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) with some bready sweetness. Taste- good blast of hops in initial sip, same earthy, meaty fruit flavour. Malt profile is balanced well with the hops providing a background sweetness to counter the bitterness. well balances. Body is on the light side with the beer drying out in the finish leaving a citrus fruit rind taste. Has a mineral undertone on finish which is somewhat out of place. Carbonation is pretty much spot on for style. Pretty darn drinkable

Photo of nwu008
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

A - light copper color with about one finger of head.

S - floral, honey, oranges, but not as strong on the nose as other ipas

T - pleasantly bitter, pine, orange, wears its 7% alcohol well, bitter on the finish

M - good, not too thin, not to syrupy

D - easy to drink IPA

Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold, good head and lacing.

Smell: Pink grapefruit.

Taste: Solid citrus and herbal bitterness, not too dry but not a lot of sweetness to it either.

Drinkability: Another good IPA for satisfying a hop jones.

This is a pretty good IPA, but I prefer them with a little more sweetness underlying the bitter hops. Worth a try.

Photo of Jcarrane
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark golden color light foamy white head, heavy citrus notes on the nose. Bright citrus notes with a slightly bitter finish make this IPA a nice change of pace for me. Not your over hopped, over done IPA that seem to be a dime a dozen these days.

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Very clear deep golden hue with a white head that settles to a thin film on the surface. Lacing is very good.

S: Hops mask most of the malt in the nose, although some caramel aromas linger. Mainly it smells floral, with notes of pine, citrus, and some onion.

T: Very clean taste. Fresh greens, with pineapple, mango, and pearl onion. Pine and some green pepper notes are also present. Malt it there, and it's caramel and doughy character balance the beer nicely. There's definitely a green element to this beer, and it's in a good way.

M: Medium bodied, and has a velvety mouthfeel, yet sharp and crisp in some corners of the palate. Carbonation is just the right amount for a beer of this style.

D: A very solid IPA. I'll be buying this one again, as it is very easy to sip on, even at 7%.

Photo of jjanega08
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= The pour unveils a beautiful light amber colored beer with a nice eggshell white head on it that is about a finger high and holds there throughout the drink. Excellent lacing on this one as well.

S= Summit hops. After trying Gubna I am more able to pick out that hop variety. This doesn't smell like exclusive Summit hops but they are in there and the most dominate hop. I say they aren't dominate because while they are noticable they are not the super oniony hops you get from Gubna. This has a more mellowed fruity note to it as well. Good grapefruit and citrus notes that sort of flow with the Summit hop.

T= Again there is a good deal of summit hop to it. The hops however as in the smell are more mellowed and smooth with a fruity complexity to it. Not exclusive Summits I would say. Hops is a really really nice mellow sweetness to it. This is what I would call a "balanced" IPA. Really nice use of malts in an IPA.

M= Low carbonation and smooth as silk. Really love the mouth on this one.

D= Excellent brew. For a guy that doesn't care for summit hops much this is a little step from the ordinary IPA while still staying comfortable for me. The malts sweeten it out perfectly and the mouth is spot on for an IPA.

Photo of copyguyadam
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Odell... they just came to MN. I'm impressed and am looking forward to trying more after my first sip.

A - Really nice golden color with a 1" head.
S - Hoppy and a little fruity. There's a unique hop smell in this I can't quite place. I like it though.
T - Very good example of an IPA.
M - Just right.
D - Very drinkable. This is going down way too fast. It's my first beer of the day, but still very easy to drink. I'll have to slow down.

Photo of suretolose
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. had a good amount of head about a inch and a half. Did not last very long.
Very interesting aroma. Fruit, hops, pinecones. Almost gin like with a hint of pineapple.
Tastes very similar to the smell fruit and pine.
Very refreshing.

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden with no head, except for a white ring around the perimeter and some thin patches.
Smell is a nice balance of hops and malts. Corny, piney aromas, as well as some citrus tones, accompany the hops, while the malts are crackery. Some peppery notes are there as well. Faint tomato aroma as well that reminds me of Gubna.
Taste is crackery malts and hops accompanied by a mild pine and citrus aspect. More of that faint tomato aspect--I'm thinking it's the same Summit hops that are in Gubna. Faint pineapple. Finish is malty, with ample bitterness.
Mouthfeel is crisp, yet the finish is slightly sticky and wet. Light-to-medium body. Good level of carbonation.
Drinkability is good. Interesting, slightly unorthodox IPA.

Photo of Buebie
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 2nd beer I've ever had from this brewer. Picked up a 6 pack of this tonight for a mere $8.
Poured from the bottle into a pub glass, producing about an inch and a half of white froth and bubbles.
Slow to fall down and sitting for some time. Finally leaving a solid cap of assorted bubbles and a bit of froth with an even thicker collar.
Sticky, never lettin' go cling of lace lines the glass walls.
The beer is a transparent darker golden color.

Aroma is bursting at the seems with hops. Pinneaple, sweet juicy, just bit into a mango and the juices flow down my chin, like aromas. Some mild pine and bittering too with hemp and dank weed. But mostly a tropical fruit frenzy of hops.
A little malt too, which is surprising. In comes in the form of a buttery bread sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel is fuller with moderate carbonation and a light fluffy feel.

Taste contains the exact same flavors mirroring the aroma. Its a tropical fruit festival of hops. Just a bit of bittering into the swallow and lingering with mild rind. So its mostly sweet juicy hops, keeping drinkability very high on the 'keep it coming, not bittering' hops.
Floral flavors too with a touch of minty leaf.

God this is absolutely splendid. One of the better ipa's I've had in a good while. Its not that its better then others either. Its just that its a a take on the style that I cant say I've experienced before. Sure it shares similarities to other ipa's, but this one is different. Different in a good way too. Drinkability is high, as this is not very bitter and the pallet is given time to recover. Truly an inspiration to the kind of beer I want to brew. Highly recommend.

Photo of jera1350
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold color with a fluffy one and a half finger head that leaves all kinds of sticky lace clinging to the side of the glass.

Oh yeah, this is one hopped up IPA. Earthy and floral hops and nothing else.

Nicely balanced flavor. The hops are again, earthy and floral with some citrus and pine notes. The hops are balanced by some nice pale malt that adds some biscuity sweetness. When I say balanced, I don't mean 50/50. I'm thinking more along the lines of 70/30, but it's working. The hops are not overly bitter and add a piney taste to the finish.

Nice soft and smooth feel in about a medium body. Lightly dry finishing.

For how hoppy this is, it still drinks phenomenally well. A top notch IPA that I would have again. Welcome to MN Odell!

Photo of gatornation
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear golden color with a smallish head and a fresh white ring with good sticky lacing...the smell is hugh citrus and hops with tropical fruit,pine and grass with malt in the background...the taste is a oliy hop and citrus taste with a nice tropical fruit injection it is then balanced with malt..it a nice big medium mouth fell..it fills the taste buds with a well balanced and delicious ipa..i find this highly drinkable

Photo of hdog09
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-Poured closer to golden in color than amber?

-Strong aroma, hints of grapefruit and pines, smelled great.

-Accurate amount of carbonation, good amount of hops however a little less than I'd like in an IPA, accurate amount of malt.

-Easily drinkable on a daily basis and overall better than most IPA

Photo of mcallister
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color with a small white head that fades quickly leaving little lace.

Wonderful piney, earthy hop aromas, with only a hint of grassy esters. Biscuity malts with good cereal grain aspects.

Getting more into IPA's like this lately. Very dry on the finish with total domination of piney, grassy, earthy hops. Not overly bitter, hints of aspirin, star fruit, nice brisk carbonation with good bready malts. Easily drinkable. How about coming to Ohio?

Photo of Florida9
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow gold. Small white head with little retention, but good lacing.

S: Citrus, yeast, lemon. A light orange note and the smell of CO2.

T: Light and crisp with a brightness to it. Moderately piney bitterness on the finish that seems to linger on the tongue,

M: On the lighter side of medium. Appropriate carbonation. Crisp.

D: A good everyday IPA.

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hop oils, citrus, slight sweet malt, and slight earthiness (nuts). Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hop oils, sweet malt, slight yeast, and citrus. Overall, a good blend, aroma, body, and appearance.

Photo of Kaiser81
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BigJK for bringing this back from Pittsburgh.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my snifter glass.

A - Bright hazy orange with about a finger width of head. It dies down quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass

S - Lots of citrusy fruits and a bit of spice. Reminds me of racer 5 from Bear Republic, just a little more potent.

T - The citrusy flavors are most prevalent in this. Lemon and grapefruit are the most prevelant, and then the bready malts come in just to balance it out.

M - Creamy with mild carbonation. Even just a tiny bit chewy.

D - Very. This is really good.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to afdempse for hooking me up with one of my favorite IPAs.

A: Golden yellow, clear, very effervescent. There is a nice fluffy head that leaves huge amounts of lacing caked throughout the glass.

S: Floral, citrus, fresh garden.

T: Now this is what a "balanced" IPA is supposed to taste like. Grapefruit and citrus flavors perched atop a substantial malt bill. This beer is fantastic!

M: ABV hidden well. Bitter, dry finish.

D: An awesome beer. I wish I could get it here. I would drink this on a regular basis.

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A very nice orange hazy color with a big frothy head after a vigorous pour. Some lasing and little carb bubbles.

S - A nice amount of citrus and floral hops with some bready malt

T - Oh so good. A lot of citrus and pine. Flowery hops and malt make the finish.

M - Nice and crisp, goes down very smooth.

D - This is an IPA i find myself drinking all the time. One of the best, if not the best IPAs available in Kansas.

Photo of SamN
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Solid orange copper color, very clear but slightly hazy. Big foamy white head, pretty dense and bubbly. Not much visible carbonation visible.

S- Good christ, that's some hops. Such a deep and rich hops smell, smells light years beyond what I the usual IPA smells like. Big time grapefruit, old pine resin, eye-burningly strong. Lighter bread malts provide a stable foundation for the towering piers of Hoptitude.

T- First off, despite it's full hops cone smell, the taste is not overpoweringly hoptacular. In fact, this has remarkable balance. Starts balanced and slightly malty, then suddenly the malt drops off the face of the earth and the hops spring to life., creating a rough bitter character akin to citrus and pepper. Interesting and certainly not a boring IPA, this is much more than I expected. A hearty swirl blends the flavors into one big bitter creamy joy.

M- Damn, spot on carbonation with a medium body and great smoothness and texture.

D- Not bad, I think I could drink one or two of these with little hops fatigue. Not an all day sipper for me (especially at a whomping 7% ABV!), but certainly a treat and a change up from my big-time malt beers. I totally dug this one.

Photo of DmanGTR
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes on 11/21/09. Thanks to BigDank (Mitch) for opening my eyes to another great brewery!

A - Poured golden honey, crystal clear, with a very nice bubbly 1" white head. Large continents of lace in my tulip. Retains as a thin cap. 4.5

S - Grapefruit and passionfruit dominate the nose, with small hints of pineapple coming through. Malt character is muted but the hops themselves lend a lovely bouquet. 4.0

T - Honey malt, very little bread character, followed by a huge amount of hops. Hop flavor tends to be leaning to the grapefruit/citrus type but a bit of juicy pineapple comes through as well. Finishes mildly bitter and dry. 4.0

M - Light, crisp and refreshing. Well carbonated and smooth. 4.0

D - Highly drinkable. An excellent IPA. 4.5

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,335 ratings.