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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,945 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,945
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 365
Gots: 157 | 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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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-25-2013 16:30:10 | More by MrBuckHigh
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incubuscience

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-23-2013 15:59:27 | More by incubuscience
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InfernoBoss

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2013 04:17:33 | More by InfernoBoss
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2013 22:14:04 | More by dvmin98
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2013 13:29:51 | More by capnamerica
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GermanAlcazar

Mexico

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am a newbie in the art of tasting craft beer.

I've got to say that this beer amazed me the first time I tasted it.

The smell is delicious, very fresh and hoppy.

The taste, oh my god, the taste feels so good! It's very clean and pure, hoppy, citrus flavor. Very easy to pass through. I like to burp and feel the hops on my throat/mouth

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 08:27:35 | More by GermanAlcazar
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-19-2013 03:38:16 | More by chippo33
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glenpfeiffer

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-17-2013 16:56:56 | More by glenpfeiffer
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draheim

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz (best by 6/7/13) into a tulip. Pours a clear copper color w/ a nice fluffy head, good lacing.

Aroma is a nice pungent punch of hoppy goodness. Tropical, resinous, bright and clean.

Taste follows nose. Sticky dank hops balanced by a blend of pale and caramel malts. Just a hint of warming booze.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium-bodied.

Overall a really straightforward, well executed version of the American IPA. Just a shade more caramel malt than I prefer, but a tasty beer to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 21:10:19 | More by draheim
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prlykens

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-16-2013 03:06:54 | More by prlykens
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-16-2013 01:50:15 | More by jjheinrichs
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NathanFink

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2013 15:20:13 | More by NathanFink
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rjknyy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-13-2013 22:10:33 | More by rjknyy
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MissMeg

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-13-2013 18:50:34 | More by MissMeg
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-13-2013 02:28:06 | More by ystazi
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-13-2013 00:49:23 | More by resistdefy
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Stoneman58

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-11-2013 02:57:09 | More by Stoneman58
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2013 01:05:29 | More by Lurkerson
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gtermi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-09-2013 04:43:23 | More by gtermi
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mrw1zard

Alabama

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really wanted to like this - especially after all the good reviews, but I didn't get nearly the taste I was hoping for. Perhaps my tastebuds have deadened. :)
Appearance and smell were top notch, but somehow it fell flat for me. I did enjoy Myrcenary and Wooden Sidecar though - will try again sometime just to double check my findings.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 16:06:50 | More by mrw1zard
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Irish2Foam

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-07-2013 15:11:58 | More by Irish2Foam
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-05-2013 13:44:29 | More by hiphopj5
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I ordinarily am not an IPA fan, and generally it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to IPA's because I have to have something high quality and pretty mind blowing to even set foot in my radar.

A few years back a couple co-workers raved about this and announced it as 'the flagship of American IPAs' to me... I gave in and found myself a single and took it home. Hoppy sounded good at the time but I specifically remembered being very under enthused. The proclamation of greatness fell short and I just never went back... until...

A friend inspired me and spring whether has sparked my tastebuds for hoppy once again. Picked up a six pack and put the grandeur out of my head to give this another whirl.

This is not the "flagship of all American IPAs". No offense. This time around, it has caught my attention though and I have greatly enjoyed it.

Appearance is typical of an IPA, deep gold. Looks nice.

Smells really good, subtle pine and herbal hops with hints of spruce and a bit of citrus (lemon).

Tastes fling you forward into a very slightly malty sweet with the herbal notes at the front with it. It sets into some citrus and then the pine and spruce roar into the end and really clear off well into a good bitter and slightly dry finish. Hopped really well. I like a good spruce/piney IPA and this definitely has that. The citrus mingles well. Overall it goes without complaint. Just really nice to bring in the springtime. Kind of crisp with the dry bitter. I could take this camping and be a happy camper.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on. Not heavy, not even quite medium body. Just below the medium I'd say. Carbonation is great. Not to much, not to little. Spot on.

This is a beer that is great because there is a serious lack of complaint about it. It's had to complain at all. It doesn't blow your mind or beat your palate up. It is just spot on and really well achieved. I'm glad my Colorado brethren inspired me for one more go at it.

If you are looking for an IPA that will not let you down and you are a fan of the more piney, woodsy sorts of IPA. This is it I would say. It's hard to find a beer that you can't point out problems with without being a nitpicking hard-ass.

Again. Well achieved.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 03:01:47 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, fairly hazy orange with a slightly off-white rocky head that dissapated into a thin soapy film. Very nice lacing.

S: Intense rindy citrus, grassy, resinous pine, touch of floral fruitiness and a touch of sweet maltiness.

T/M: Nice bitterness upfront, moves into a nice hop profile with notes of citrus rind, pine, lemon, resin, and some fruity notes lingering around (aided by esters?). The malt provides excellent balance, giving a bready presence and a full, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a stellar IPA, with superb balance and a deep, complex hop profile. I would guess that this beer uses a generous amount of columbus on the back end, because it has that awesome 'dankness' about it. That seems to be a signature move of some of these Colorado Breweries, Deviant Dales IPA does the same thing. I wish I could get this stuff up in Montana, it would be a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:14:27 | More by Siriusfisherman
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MCain04

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought back from denver from a cool beer buddy, kept chilled on the ride, best by 6/19/13 so I imagine just under 2 weeks fresh. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into HF stemware.

A: Golden orange/amber clear in color with a nice 2 finger off-white head, good retention and lacing.

S: Citrus dominates, come tropical fruits, great smelling. not too much pine or grassy notes. Not the most aromatic but nice flavors on the nose for sure.

T: Citrus hop flavor is great! nice malt backbone to balance it, moderate amount of bitterness, not too sweet, just overall a very nicely flavored and balanced beer. No heat whatsoever.

M: Carbonation is spot on, and the mouthfeel achieves a creamy texture rarely found in single IPAs. Needless to say, I'm a fan. Solid dry finish. Only a tad watery.

O: Wonderful IPA. If available, this would be my go-to everyday beer. A must-try for sure, deserving of world-class ranking for IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 22:25:44 | More by MCain04
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