Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rowew on 03-02-2007

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Reviews: 701 | Ratings: 2,906
Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer sent to me in a trade by mizzouguy, thanks! FINALLY, I've been wanting this beer for over a year. At the time of this review, this is the #30 top American IPA on beeradvocate.com. Served from a bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Beer is orange / amber and pretty hazy, almost read, nice white head of small bubbles lots of lacing and moderate carbonation.

Aroma is CTZ and pine all the way, hints of malt sneak through.

Beer is medium in body and a little malty on the lead off but that gives way to a nice earthy and piny hop presence on the forward late palate. The finish is a little heavy, could have been made dryer so that the bitterness is accented more but I like it a lot. Overall this is a very good IPA, at the end once it warmed up some of the hop charm wears off and you are left with a relatively heavy single IPA but I thoroughly enjoyed it, would have it again and am looking forward to the second bottle mizzouguy included in the box, thanks again.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper and golden sunshine hue. Two fingers of foam and a resiliant film that holds its real eastate under heavy sipping.

Citrusy for sure, but to be specific I smell some halved grapefruit with a little sugar spinkled on top. Add to that some grass and barely in the toaster for a second toast.

The taste is a medium citric bitterness. Sweet grapefruit peels, soft lime juice, and some mosquito grass. The malts help balance everything out just right. A little toasted grain is all this beer needed it seemed. Not to say the hopping was excessive either. All ingredients taste as the just the right amount was used for harmonious balance.

If the abv. was a point and a half lower, this would be an awesome session IPA.

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Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

Resiny hops, pine, fresh cut grass, mango, and grapefruit pith accompany lightly sweet honey-like malt character. Flavor reveals muted citrus, which underlies lightly bready, biscuity malt, finishing resiny and moderately bitter. Notes of papaya and mango add complexity. A bit bitter and grassy, earthy for my liking, but like the hop flavoring profile.

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Photo of kirok1999
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Oxymoron in Secret Halloween BIF. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a nice white head that laces like glue. Smell is huge floral and citrus hops. Wow! Taste is excellent, the hops shine through with huge floral notes and there is enough malt backbone to give a nice sweet aftertaste that becomes a little bitter hoppy after a while. Mouthfeel is a little thin but this in no way detracts from the overall drinkability of this brew.
If this is their IPA I can't wait to try their DIPA.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/gold with white head and leaves pretty good lacing for awhile.

The smell is pineapple/orange with a very overall hoppiness.

The taste is very balanced between the flavor and bittering hops. Nice bitterness on the front that lingers but some citrus and tropical fruits along with some malt on the back.

This beer reminds me a lot of Sculpin. The bottle has about 2 months before the best buy date and is tasting absolutely fresh. That's one thing the Sculpin can't come close to.

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Photo of koopa
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a slightly copper orange caramel with a 2 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and good lace.

Smell: Nice blend of floral hops, grapefruit, and a hint of light caramel.

Taste: Same as the nose. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. Good carbonation and a satisfying medium body.

Drinkability: Really great session IPA in my opinion!

I had a bottle of this at the Capone's event a while back and it was even fresher with lots more citrus hop presence.

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Photo of vdoz3
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hand delivered from a friend visiting from Colorado (I asked for Fat Tire, I get Odell IPA; I'm happy both ways). Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 10 oz wine glass (over two pours).

A: bright transparent orange (could be a Rose wine if it was any pinker). minimal head but notable lacing going down the sides of the glass.

S: fruity (peachy) and citrusy hops dominate, but the bready malt comes out in the nose unlike....

T: pure hop; bright orange bite that leaves a beautiful hop-induced drymouth behind it.

M: Silky smooth and well carbonated make it a hard beer to sip; but it really illuminates the front of the tongue and is best not gulped

D: I want to be mad at my friend for only hand delivering to me in New York from Colorado one sixpack of this, because I could definitely go for more than a few nights worth : )

She handpicked this to bring me over Fat Tire, knowing I would like it? That's either what I call great taste in beer or a true friend!
Happy New Year!

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Photo of in780
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. poured into a standard pint. Here we go:

A - This looks really good. Nice thick head, sticks around for awhile and lasts all the way down.

S - Smells like grassy hops, just like an IPA should

T - Clean and bitter (in a good way). Pretty tart, actually.

M - Plenty thick for the style, a little carbonation but not fizzy, just about right

D - I could easily drink more than I should, the 7% sneaks up on you fast.

Great example of the IPA style, well done Odell.

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Photo of mbrasi
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head that dissipates. Aroma is citrus and pine resin hops. Flavor is nice and smooth, hops dominate and nice bitter aftertaste in the finish that isn't too overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium with med-light carbonation Crisp and clean this is a top notch IPA. Highly drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 06/21/2009. Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma is super hoppy, predominantly grassy and oily hops. Flavor of crisp hop oils, citrus. Very rich palate. Awesome IPA, very drinkable. One of my favorite IPAs, yum!

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A clear marigold brew supports a two finger bone white head that looks frothy and rich. Lots of crisp lace is left on the glass. Looks like a German pils.

S - Mandarin oranges with a trace of the tin they came packaged in. Dank "herbal" notes, and you know what I mean by "herbal." Smells a bit fruity on top of the jungle of hop buds. Tangelo and mango too. This smells really nice! It's been a while since I've had a good hop fix and I can't wait to dive into this one.

T - Much like the nose, this is full of really fruity citrus and summer fruit hoppiness. Mango and passion fruit are there along with the expected grapefruit. The really tight and malty background is firm like hard tack biscuits, but provides a really nice template for the herbal fruity hop flavors.

M - Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, firm, slightly attenuated, and EXTREMELY dry. The finish on this "herbal" brew is all cottonmouth and I like it!

D - A great IPA! I like the summer fruit and the marijuana like aromas, and the dry finish is killer. This is good beer.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for bringing this beer north on his visit to Vancouver.

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot colour with big pillowy bone white head with plenty of lacing. Small amounts of champagne like carbonation trickle to the surface.

S: Floral scents of orange flower water together with tropical fruits of lychee, mango and pineapple with a grapefruit rind backbone and hints of fresh pine. Solid notes of sweet malts balance out the forward hops.

T: Big front notes of tropical fruit along with citrus peel, pine and orange flower water. Middle notes are surprisingly very malty with a lingering bitter finish of citrus peel.

M: Coating and syrupy feel that coats the mouth. Very smooth.

O: This is an excellent ipa that manages to put forward big hops and yet create a very balanced beer that is smooth and refined. This is definitely up there with the best ips' s I've had the pleasure of sampling to date.

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Photo of jadejaws
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard unchilled beer glass.
A- Honestly I wasnt expecting much after pouring this beer. It did not have the darker amber tint nor did it have any hint of yeast sediment that I am accustomed to for IPAs.
S-Faint Hop smell. Not overpowering but present and promising.
T-Absolutely deliciously bitter. Definitely not a taste that hits you right away and lingers strong as something delicious.
M-Perfectly carbonated and not overly watery.
D-Could definitely drink multiples and it is almost recommended to truly appreciate the taste of this beer. It struck me initially as something not that special, but after enjoying a full beer it is definitely something I will not reconsider spending money on.
Overall-This was a peculiar IPA for me. It initially struck me as a crap beer masquerading in a pretty bottle. As I continued to drink it, the complex flavors and aftertaste delivered a truly pleasurable experience.

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Photo of Southside830
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a nice golden orangish color. Solid 2 finger head with aggressive pour. Nice head retention with good lacing.
Smell: I smell a nice sticky sweet malt presence. Hops are present in the form of a pleasant orange tangerine smell. Slightly malt forward smell.
Taste: Taste follows the nose. I get more of that sticky brown sugar malt. The hops are balancing the strong malt presence nicely. Orange, tangerine. Little bit of alcohol, booze there as well.
Overall: very good example of an American Ipa. Would like to have seen a little more hop in this brew. Balance in this brew is very good.

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Photo of KeefD
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden yellow color with a large bone white head that left some nice rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is straight up grapefruit. I can't believe how much grapefruit is in this beer. Rivals Two Hearted! Also picking up pale sweet malts in the background, but not much. This thing is hop-centric. Flavor follows the nose endlessly. Lots of grapefruit, plenty of pine, juicy, tropical, and herbal, an almost minty-like finish, dry, crisp. Again, this one is all about the hops, but I'm not finding it ridiculously over-bitter. Just a nice hop flavor that doesn't really need to be balanced by any more malt. I hate to say it, but I'm actually glad the caramel malts have been restrained in this brew. Medium body, carbonation is light but tight. Good stuff here. I could drink several of these in one sitting, which I can't do much with IPAs these days. So I've now had 4 different beers from Odell (didn't review the St Lupulin) and all were very solid. Looking forward to trying more from this brewery!

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
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

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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Golden cider color. Lighter hue for an IPA. Low medium head. No legs. Bright IPA.

S- Malt, very little lemony citrus and low hop profile (pine).

T- Very great light IPA that doesn't have overbearing hop qualities of some IPAs. I am really enjoying this. Light malt, almost has some pilsner qualities.

M- Medium build with just the right amount of carbonation.

O- I have Myrcenary a few weeks ago and I didn't like it. It was too malty. This is top 5 IPA's that I have had. I do not claim by any means to be an aficionado of IPA.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Nice label and designs in the glass. Pours a orange-golden color and retains a thin white head with good lacing.

Sweet and crisp hoppy smell. Detected what almost smelled like sweet tarts at first sniff, but that has faded.

Sweet hoppy taste as well. Has a crisp hop bite which is nice.

Light in the mouth and the hops make a good feeling on the roof of my mouth.

I would drink several of these and want to try it on tap.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap from brewery.

A- Cloudy orange with thin tan head and nice spiderweb lacing.

S- Citrus, honey suckles, and earthy hops. A bit of booze.

T- Grapefruit and oranges, pine, floral hops, earthy tones with sweet, warm booze underbelly.

M- Creamy with a warmness from booze. Crisp with a hops bite and dry finish.

D- Good beer for this style. Dry finish is nice and the hops is well balanced. Booze gives warm burn.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra thanks to buffs9. Reviewed from old notes. Split into tulips.

A: Golden orange hue. Small beige head. Soapy lace left behind.

S: Nice citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon hop profile. Just a tiny bit of malt lets you know it's in there. however the hops are the star of this show.

T: The hops in the flavor are a solid mix of citrus and pine. You kinda get the best of both worlds. I almost pick out a hint of belgian influence in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice IPA. I would drink this a lot if I had access to it.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red bronze with a clingy tight white head. Big fresh pomegranate and ruby red grapefruit nose with hints of lemon barley - wafts from across the room. Caramel malts with underlying juiciness, an aspirin hit of bitterness, then lemongrass and big grapefruit (Centennial?) hops with some oil. Spearmint leaf finish, resiny linger. Medium, some chew, little burn.

Amazing nose that the taste doesn't live up to. The hops flavors come through without the IBUs, but the malts are not much besides sweet, which makes me wonder if it's somehow out of balance. Still solid IPA with not the usual Cali lemon-pine hopping - Simcoe, if I had to guess, and plenty of others.

My 250th review.

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Photo of HOPPYKC
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this bottle into a pint glass. no bottled on date but best but 4/16/2011.

A- Pours a nice and beautiful hazy straw brown with a bit of amber color. A small maybe half in of head appears with has a few fish eye bubbles. Opaque, and difficult to see through. Showing little to no carbonation.

S- A nice hoppy aroma right up front. Extremely floral. Sweet and candy like,. Fruity, apples, lemons, and grapes. A great overall aroma.

T- A bitter kind of metallic finish. Dry. Great hoppiness right up front. A bright citrus flavor that really pops. Grain and bread like flavor are prominent. A light malt character.

M&D- Overall amazing texture on the pallet. Floral hops stick to the sides of the mouth and throat. A low carbonation seems to make the brew a bit thicker than most.

This is one of the finest brews from O'Dells. I really like the beer and like the floral aroma that incorporates the complexity.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of Seanibus
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light honey-like golden with an exuberant head that falls to nice lacing, The smell is an explosion of citrusy hops. The flavor is in-your-face grapefruit, with peaches and even a bit of white grape juice on the finish. The bitterness is mild and highlights the citrus character of the aroma hops. The mouthfeel is decent, but strangely lacking in carbonation bite. Overall a good IPA, though perhaps a little too delicate for the current standard of West Coast type IPAs.

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Photo of BWED
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Light copper. Dense, rocky off-white head lies at one finger. Fantastic sticky lacing, and good retention.

S- Piney, a little spice zing, and bright citrus.

T- Dry citrus flavor, with a little pine. Malt is clean and mildly toasty. Finishes with a more fruity flavor.

M- Medium body. Really well balanced. Finish is bitter but cleans up in the aftertaste.

O- Really nice. Well balanced. Not too juicy, not too earthy.

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