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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

666 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 666
Hads: 2,703
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 442
Gots: 530 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 666 | Hads: 2,703
Photo of davey101
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 12/05/12C.

A - Dark amber body with one finger high off white head. Thick lacing and retention.

S - Peach juice dominant with some pine and very sweet malts. Somewhat grassy and grainy.

T - Great balance of flavors. Equal does of peach, citrus, pine, and grass with a light bitterness. A little bit of crackery and sweet malt on the finish. Only deterrent here is the alcohol is noticeable. Mouth feel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.

O - A very nice IPA. I can feel the alcohol a tad, but the flavors and aromas are very nice and hoppy. Reminds me a lot of Firestone Walker Union Jack but with some grassy notes. (665 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (446 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by Dec 1, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours ever so slightly hazy golden amber with a nice large white foamy head that recedes to a rocky island and leaves nice spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is very strong on pineapple along with good citrus and floral notes, bread & caramel malt also quite present. Very good strength. Nice nose! Reminds me of Founders Double Trouble.

Flavor is pineapple, resinous hops, some tropical fruits, orange and grapefruit citrus, a sweet caramel malt backbone in the middle, finishes with fair bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and a tad oily, good carbonation.

Fantastic IPA. Incredible nose. Flavor falls just a tad short of the aroma but still very good. Would buy this on the regular if it was available in my area. (782 characters)

Photo of MinnesotaRIS
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with expected body. Two fingers of head that dissipates slowly leaving TONS of lacing. Low foam residual but shimmering. Lots of fresh hops used here. Pale amber. Pils malt? Low carbonation.

S - HOPS. American varieties. Citrus and floral. Low earthy. Some piney. Well balance across malt. Some toast but hard to detect.

T malty body that rounds well with a ton of hop flavor, again American with the citrus and Northwest. Biting bitter at the front of the tongue.

MandD sharp but very pleasant. Hoppy bitter aftertaste but nit at all harsh. Lingering.

Great crafting and well done with keeping the body of the beer up. A touch too pale. I would make this one a staple in my beer cupboard. (702 characters)

Photo of stcules
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange-honeyed color, lightly veiled. Quite good white foam.
In the smell a very fresh hop, with tangerine, and some piney. Sweet, fresh, good.
In the taste, after a honeyed and relatively sweet start, a quick following fresh hop, tangerine and pine. A perfect balance.
Same notes in the aftertaste, with sweet notes, honey and tangerine, and a plesant bitter grapefruit and resin finish.
Quite good body, long aftertaste.
One more, please! (440 characters)

Photo of oakbluff
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
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 (605 characters)

Photo of deereless
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Medium to light gold in color, patches of frothy foam, crystal clear, some resiny lines along the edge of the glass - 4.25, S: Pine really is the dominate smell, a touch of freshly cut grass - 4.25, T: Lots of hop bite as well as some pine and grapefruit zest, slight caramel flavors on the tongue - 4.00, M: Lacks carbonation which gives it a slightly watery feel - 3.25, D: A very pleasing IPA, quite traditional and one I'd glad drink again - 4.00 (453 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of citrus. Smells mostly of grapefruit. Some pine board scent. Faint cinnamon and sandalwood.

Starts out mild with a lot of caramel taste. Slight pine board taste. Citrus taste and mild bitterness, this isn't a hop head IPA.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an easy drinking IPA that won't whip your tongue in to submission. (407 characters)

Photo of BuckettOfBeer
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Really impressive fluffy head that stuck around until the glass was gone. The lacing looked very pretty. Hazy golden color.

Smelled of nice and subtle floral hops.

The taste was very balanced. Not too hoppy which was an awesome 'surprise' you could say from an IPA. This made this brew ridonk drinkable (and quenched me nicely after going for a run heh heh).

Goes great with beer brats! (used coors light for boiling - only the best) (436 characters)

Photo of DaveHack
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a semi vigerous pour, I'm left with a glass of dark gold beer with a nice white, fluffy head. The head dissapates some, but still leaves a nice layer on top.
The smell is a little muted. I get some tropical, grapefruity notes.
Taste is definately hop forward bitterness. Nice and tropical.
In the mouth this beer shines. Medium bodied with a nice oily hop presence.

Overall this beer is great. Usually I go for the BIG IIPAs, but this is just as enjoyable when a 'standard IPA' is what you are looking for. Definately a 'must try'. Shout out to Fortsambo for this! (577 characters)

Photo of SaintPeter
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed at a warmer than normal temperature, cellar temp, maybe. Brings out the hop aroma.

Pours a golden orange with streaming bubbles of carbonation. The head is spectacular,three fingers with excellent retention and a cling that shrouds the glass and lacing as long as the beer exists.

Very fragrant piney and citrusy hop aroma. Smells bitter, like pine needles and pine sap, but really well balanced with a touch of sweetness. A tab soapy.

Sharp, bitter hop taste with some grapefruit. Almost too bitter, but it mellows just before the point of over-bitterness. You have to like the bitter beers.

Really nice medium to big mouthfeel, very syrupy and viscous in the mouth, turns silky when turbulated by the tongue. Beautiful!

Very drinkable for a strong IPA. Fragrant and flavorful. This is a fantastic IPA, the way they should be, hoppy and strong. Highly recommended. (879 characters)

Photo of schwaeh
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle sent by scotchboy. Best by 4/4/12, pretty darn fresh.

A: This is a really yellow IPA, it has an orange hue to it but it's mostly yellow. The standard 1 1/4" head forms in a hurry, while falling back down just as fast. Sticky webbed lace coats the glass.

S: These hops came out of the bottle and smacked me in the face as soon as I cracked it open. I'm mainly getting that oily west coast pine aroma here, super fresh pine. Mango and to a lesser extent, other citrus is hanging around in there. This has a sweet honey aroma to it. Light pale malts do their best to stay out of the way.

T: This isn't all that similar to the aroma, it seems more citrusy than piney to me. It is fairly sweet, in a good way, with a juicy toned down orange flavor. Centennial and amarillo seem to be used here, making the flavors mellow and not overdone. Oily pine comes out a bit as I continue to drink. I don't notice the alcohol.

M: Light enough for easy drinking but still a good body. I like that it doesn't feel like sandpaper on my tongue.

O: This one hits the sweet spot for me, it almost reminds me of union jack. Fruity, light pine, lightly sweet, and not so bitter that I get sick of drinking it after 1 or 2. I think it holds it's own against my favorite midwest IPA's.

This guy never sends a bad beer. Thanks Daniel. (1,326 characters)

Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass

Pours a 1 finger pillow top head, slightly off white. Good retention and lacing. Color is a golden orange sunset.

Aroma is of honey and earthy, musky hops, and bready malts.

Taste is pretty good. Very hoppy. The hops are very earthy. Honey flavors and citrus notes are also present. Very zesty taste.

Mouthfeel is very bitter. It seems to be very cold on the mouth, but it was a good thing. It is as if you are drinking ice water on a 100 degree weather day. It leaves a very clean aftertaste for an IPA.

Overall, this is a solid IPA and I wish I would have gotten more of this. It has a great hop flavor and a very clean aftertaste. I definitely think it rates up to two-hearted. (723 characters)

Photo of PartyBear
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a chilled 355ml bottle.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy, deep yellow, almost orange colour. Pours with a large fluffy head, which shows good retention. Carbonation seems light.

Aroma: Heavily floral on the nose, with powerful aromatic citric hops.

Taste: Big hoppiness in the flavour, imposing a perfumy bitterness right from the start. There are mild biscuity malts hiding under the hops, providing a little sweetness to balance the hops. Grapefruit also comes through along with hints of lemon. It all ends with a resurgence of the hops, providing a clingy bitter onslaught.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp on the palete, with a mild carbonic feel, and a kinda greasiness.

Drinkability: This is a superbly crisp and refreshing beer, served chilled it is great for the summer. The balance of flavours is almost perfect, providing a fantastic taste. The hops are potent to say the least, delivering a strong bitterness that is incredibly addictive. I want more! (974 characters)

Photo of JayAre46
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
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 (1,141 characters)

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to codewarrior for this one. Great extra buddy!

A- Pours a copper pale golden color with a white tightly bubble two fingered head. Great retention.

S- Floral and herbal hop characteristic with slight pepper notes gives it a nice little kick! Grassy pine with a little bit of a wintergreen/mint thing going on. Has a tinge of tilled earthiness. Malt is like a sticky honey bun.

T- Starts of floral and earthy with a slight peppercorn spiciness. Honey sweetness comes through in the midtones with a biscuit like flavor. Ends with some ruby red grapefruit and lemon zest.

MF- Smooth, clean and crisp. Resiny medium body with some subtle carbonation, spot on.

D- Interesting IPA that goes down smooth. Very drinkable indeed! (732 characters)

Photo of ZoomanCru
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPA – India Pale Ale (7.0%) - O'Dell Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Nice floral orange color when held directly to the light, appearing only slightly darker when placed on the table. Massive, rocky, ivory colored head with very good retention and ample lacing.

Smell: Crushing nose of hops hits first, bursting with pine, earth, volatility, and bitter orange. Malt sweetness is there but totally overpowered by the hops. Lively, but not chemical.

Taste: Exquisitely balanced, hops are bombastic but never too bitter. Earthy and piney simultaneously, the foretaste is sweet and present malt, quickly replaced with shocking and clean hops profiles. While there are definitely IPAs with more assertive hop body, few can compare to the overall balance and sessionable characteristics of this brew. Alcohol content is noted, but contributes to the volatility of the hops. Cascade abounds. Both dry and sweet on different parts of the palate.

Mouth: Solidly medium bodied with a robust but round carbonation.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Pint Glass. 12/15/13 (1,075 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-light golden amber with an nice off-white head and good lacing

S-malt, pine, citrus, herbal

T-forward caramel malt, pine, citrus, hints of floral and herbal,nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and sharp

O-a nice IPA but a little more malt dominant than I prefer (301 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of July 11th 2012. Picked up from Trembling Madness in York. I've heard good things about this beer, and the label artwork is great.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A rich golden-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Nice frothy lacing. Aroma of fruity hop notes - grapefruit, orange peel, citrus and hay, underpinned by biscuity caramel malt and earthy yeast. Delicious.

Tastes of sharp, citrus-laden aromatic hops with a malty backbone and a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, citrus oil, grass, mild caramel and dry, earthy yeast. A hint of sweetness and biscuity grain, accompanied by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy, tingly and dry. Great body. Highly astringent, with an aftertaste of intense aromatic citrus and a hint of malt.

Superb. A top-notch American IPA with tons of aromatic hops, plenty of malt and some serious bitterness. Powerful, yet slides down all too easily. I love the Odell beers I've tried and this is no exception. Well worth sampling if you have the opportunity. (1,204 characters)

Photo of morimech
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with two-fingers of white head that had good retention before eventually settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

The aroma was not as strong as I would expect from an American IPA. I picked up citrus hops with hints of grapefruit. A nice caramel malt aroma as well and overall has a slightly sweet aroma.

Very balanced IPA. Sweet caramel malt, citrus/grapefruit hop flavor, also some resiny pine hops as well. On the higher side of bitterness as well as some alcohol warming.

Nice body and texture. Medium to light body and nice carbonation. Nicely matched.

A nice balanced IPA. Good flavor with out being overly bitter. Refreshing. (702 characters)

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is a rich orange with light but thick carbonation. The head is medium, off white, and leaves ok lace.

The smell is lots of citrus, and some grassy notes.

The taste is good citrus hops along with a bit of earth grass, really a well rounded IPA. The brew is really pretty nice. Good malt and well balanced.

The mouthfeel is also quite good, big body very thick and creamy with nice carbonation.

The drinkability is very good this is a must try brew for the serious IPA lover. Prosit, MK (540 characters)

Photo of u2carew
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A) Pours with a nice active head then settles just a bit. Has sticky, big bubble lacing. Copper in color. Visible carbonation. Transparent.
S) Citrus - sweet orange. Just a bit of caramel notes.
T) Malt and hops are balanced well. Starts with a sweet nose, just a bit of caramel. Then transitions to the hops - citrus notes. Orange. Grapefruit. A bit of apricot. Ends with a hop bite and lingering earthiness in the aftertaste.
M) Medium body. Smooth. Some CO2 fizz, but not too much. Some tannin feel.
D) A delicious IPA. Well balanced. True to form. Pour me another! (568 characters)

Photo of copyguyadam
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Stone IPA glass. The beer is a hazy, coppery gold color with a nice 3 fingers of persistent white head. Nice dank hoppy aroma. Cut grass, hay, fresh linen, and lemon rind.

Light-medium body with a balanced flavor and a good, firm feel. There are some cereal-like grainy notes up front and herbal, somewhat peaty hop notes at mid-palate. Soft, slightly dry finish with a hint of gooseberry sweetness.

This is an old-school IPA. The focus is on balance. It has a biscuity malt backbone and a pleasant, herbal, tea-like hop character. Recommended. (574 characters)

Photo of MinorThreat
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle

A- Beautiful straw/gold hue with a nice dense white head, great lacing and nice oily clarity

S-High alpha acid citrus hops dominate the nose with grapefruit and pine tree with some toasted cereal grains lingering in there.

T- The nose carries through well with bright citrus hops. Pine, grapefruit, orange and some mint are up front. A nice toasted malt back bone holds the bitterness in check. Well balanced while still maintaining the hop forward taste.

M- Good silky mouthfeel with a good amount of gas to keep it light and lively.

D-For a reasonably big beer it drinks fairly easy. (617 characters)

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.