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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,437 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,437
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 398
Gots: 368 | 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:
Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007

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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.

Photo of mater
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of HosP
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of colts9016
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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!

Photo of Glibber
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
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

Photo of muttyd
3.39/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Photo of denver10
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | 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, pine, 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.

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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
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.


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.

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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