Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

653 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 653
Hads: 2,657
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 434
Gots: 502 | FT: 11
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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Reviews: 653 | Hads: 2,657
Photo of jerrytodd
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber, pretty much the classic American IPA color. Very good head and lacing

S: Again, pretty classic pine/citrus hop aroma. Right down the middle

T: Tastes like it smells, with slightly sweet toast malt threaded throughout. Would love it more just a touch less sweet

M: Classic

O: I call this my "go to" IPA for the classic IPA taste started out West. I think it's a little overrated as more distinctive and original IPA's are out there, but this one never disappoints. (477 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, caramel-copper coloring with a clingy, fluffy, dense, off-white head. Nose of pine pitch, subtle hops bitterness, subtle citrus notes, and toasted highlights. Flavors are citrus forward, with grapefruit and tangerine, followed by a resinous and bitter blend, all on a tangy, caramel backbone. Smooth, light bodied, with a frothy, effervesced, dry finish. The aftertaste is tangy citrus and pine pitch. Smooth, balanced, and incredibly drinkable. (508 characters)

Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75 reviews as of this writing. I'll skip the long review and go with the short. A phenomenal looking beer with a classic american approach -citric hops, sweet malts and a high abv. The thing that struck me the most with this is if they lowered the ABV and kept the same hop effect I think I'd like it more.

Not overpoweringly strong, just a bit too sweet and slightly stronger than I would like for an evening and dinner beer / session beer yet not quite strong enough for a relax in the evening beer. (503 characters)

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 0z bottle poured into a pint glass

A: 1 1/2 finger heads starts falling almost immediately. Pale yellow-amber. Great lace that holds all the way down the glass. This would rank a higher score for appearance but the strange lager yellow color brought me down a little bit.

S: Floral. Roses and grapefruit.

T: Like a tour of hoppy goodness. Immediate floral hops into piney hops finishing bitter. Grapefruit, pinecone/bark. The aftertaste/finish falls flat which I seem to find throughout most of Odell's line.

M: Acidic tinge on my tongue. Low-medium viscosity. Med-high carbonation.

D: Good. Doesn't stand up to Furious or other notable IPAs but it is one of Odell's better beers. (688 characters)

Photo of woemad
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

12oz bottle purchased at Pilgrim's in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. According to the label it was either brewed on or best by 9/20/13. I know I purchased it after that date, so I think it was a brewed on date.

Poured a semi-clear orangey amber color, with a big, sudsy white head that left lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

The nose was of citrusy and piney hops.

The taste was more piney and more bitter than the nose led me to believe it would be, and is more balanced. There's just enough maltiness to provide a nice backbone.

Medium bodied, with an oily, prickly mouthfeel.

A very tasty example of a west coast IPA, despite it's Colorado origins. Some might consider that the west coast, but not me. Regardless of it's origin, I'd drink it again. (765 characters)

Photo of shbobdb
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks ColoradoBobs!

This is a solid American IPA. It actually reminds me a lot of a nice third-coast IPAs. It has a nice blend of malt and hops, with the hops winning out eventually (if for no other reason than because they are more interesting), but monodimensional this beer ain't.

The hops are very piney. A little bit of grapefruit, complete with the pith, but pine really dominates. The malt is a nice sweet-bread, it reminds me a lot of Challah. But this beer begins and ends with the hops, the malt is just a nice interlude.

All-in-all a nice package. (562 characters)

Photo of antlerwrestler19
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden with a finger and a half head that falls pretty slow. Once it does it leaves behind thick lacing stuck around the glass. Smell is fruity and sweet with some piny oily bits coming through. Taste follows the nose: citrusy punch to the pallate followed by sweet subtle caramel malt that backs the hops well - solid American IPA. The mouthfeel is quite different from what I remember when drinking it out of bottles - much creamier and smooth than I remember probably because its a little warmer than I'm used to. I love Odell's offerings, they are one of my favorite breweries and this IPA is no disappointment.

Cheers! (637 characters)

Photo of walshclimb
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear, yellow honey with thin white head and minimal lace. Aroma of piney hops with honey and slight fruit. The initial flavor is sweet and malty with a longht live light to moderately bitter aftertaste that is maybe more like a pale ale rather than an IPA. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly creamy feel, dry finish and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is very mild for an IPA. It has good flavor and is very drinkable but not overly complex. (464 characters)

Photo of Jcarrane
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
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. (259 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden with a slight haze. My pour produces a small head that quickly fades to a thin film. A noticeable amount of carbonation with an accompanying carbonation bite. Aroma predominantly of grapefruit, but with a hint of grain. Strong hops up front with a clean middle and bitter finish. (286 characters)

Photo of Kayn169
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Pint glass

A- very nice yellowish orange, topped off with a little over a finger of head. Slight lacing quickly subsides.

S- light citrus, mostly lemon zest and pine

T- subtle for an IPA. I don't mean it's not hoppy, because it is. I mean nothing is out of place and overwhelming. Just like the nose, the citrus is very light, and mixed with a little pine. Sweetness isnt as strong either, which I like.

M- typical of the style, medium bodied, medium carbonation, yet, lighter and less of a sticky mouthfeel than a lot of IPAs.

O- I really enjoyed this one. Although typical in most ways, it is an easier drinking IPA, due to how light it felt, and the toned down sweetness. Not something that makes me wantto search far and wide for it, but if I saw it, inwould definitely buy some. (816 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Odell IPA pours a hazy copper color with a nice large lacing head. There is a nice hoppy/floral aroma. The taste has a nice noticeable malty backbone, with earthy hoppy flavors. Good feel, good strong flavors. Overall, its a very earthy IPA, while enjoyable, a bit overrated. (275 characters)

Photo of Spider889
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by (I assume) 12/1/11A

Poured into a tulip.

Very clear shiny brass color with a tall rush of white foam. Excellent lace plasters the glass.

A fairly average aroma of nondescript pine and hop bitterness with some detectable alcohol on the nose. Faint, but there, is a bit of juicy citrus.

The flavor is very traditional, with clean and even bitterness. Nice pine bough flavor which is quite soft.

The mouthfeel is clean finishing with no real lingering bitterness. Soft carbonation with some prickly alcohol.

Overall a very solid example of the style. (562 characters)

Photo of mikey711
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange/glad. Slightly cloudy , plenty of carbonation rushing up from the bottom. Decent head and some lace

S: Some soapy floral hops and some bready malty sweetness.

T:A bit soapy and floral, but still pleasant tasting. The caramel comes through nicely as well. Fairly well balanc but some graininess.

M: Medium Bodied with some harsh hop notes.

D: Its a good beer to try but not my favorite. I could def drink plenty of these early in a night but it is not a finisher (475 characters)

Photo of Glibber
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
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. (360 characters)

Photo of AZYescas
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA. A lot lighter in color than I expected. It has a lingering after taste, but nothing a beer drinker can't handle. Overall I was satisfied and had a few of them. A little pricey but well worth the money. I'm sure ill be having more of these in the future. (263 characters)

Photo of Kadonny
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: A medium amber orange with a one finger off white head. Not a lot of lacing.

S: Earthy hops with a fairly faint malt sweet smell.

T: Hops bitterness at first with flavors of pine, earth and some slight citrus. The mid flavors are where the malt seems to come gushing out with flavors of sweet fruits, caramel and butterscotch. Finish is bitter with the hops lingering. Nicely balanced IPA, far from a west coast syle IMO. Nothing near Pliny the Elder as I read in another review, this carries way more malt.

M: Medium to full. Chunky and course, prickly and lingering bitterness. Slight alcohol warmth.

D: Fairly good, it was easy to drink and I could have had another.

Overall a solid IPA but not a superstar in my book. Glad I tried it. (796 characters)

Photo of bishopdc0
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a staw yellow color very cloudy with a ok head it does lace well on the glass.

The aroma is pungent earthy hops smells very fresh a slight malt enters but only slight
The beer is very smooth to star carbonation builds and leaves withabsolutly no harshness. It is sweet to start the hop taste enter but it takes a second. Once they enter they take over leaving a mild bitter on the tongue. (405 characters)

Photo of ebrauser
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
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. (403 characters)

Photo of Chrisco88
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, bright gold. Small white head fades rather quickly but a thin lace lingers.

Aroma: Quite aggressive aroma. Pungently floral up front but I really liked the lemon, grapefruit, citrus-y flavors towards the end. Nothing but hops here.

Taste: Quite refreshing! Bitter and hoppy from the get-go but finishes light, sweet, and citrus-y. Virtually no malt flavor.

Palate: Very light-bodied, lively carbonation and a very clean mouthfeel.

Overall: Another highly drinkable IPA, I think they're finally starting to grow on me :) Great hop flavor without being annoyingly bitter. Great mouthfeel and aftertaste so I almost want to savor the flavor, but it's so light and clean I can't fight the desire to indulge. (739 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of IPA today along with some birthday gifts for friends.

Poured a redish golden color with great clarity but below-average head and retention.

Aroma is decent but not the best. I look for fresh whole hop hoppiness in an IPA... it's clean but not fresh.

The flavor is there. Lots of hop bitterness but a fair trade-off with ample malt. I give it a 4/5.

Mouthfeel is what I expect from an IPA in that it has a slightly bitter burn but not at all unpleasant. Just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, I enjoy this beer but it's not one of Odell's best. Certainly better than the overwhelming Double IPA but I definately prefer their imperial stout, double pils, and special red. Can't wait for that red! (730 characters)

Photo of ScrewBud
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Golden
S - Very Fruity
T - Tastes like it smells only not nearly as strong.
F - Nice carbonation
O - Great smell, easy to drink, good aftertaste. Not the best IPA, But far from the worst. (192 characters)

Photo of tewaris
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with kickass artwork (signature Odell!) and a best by date of 11/02/11 poured into a New Belgium globe on 08/09/11. Pours hay golden, slightly hazy, with a nice and big alabaster head; great head retention and excellent lacing!

Smells very fruity with dominantly tropical fruit notes and some grassy-weedy undertones. Very balanced and complex hop profile. Tastes smooth and slightly fruity, and while the malt backbone is felt on palate, I don't really taste the malts much. The bitterness appears most towards the back and in the finish.

Carbonation is appropriately high and the finish really dry. As remarked, goes down easy and smooth without too much bitterness. All good, except that the alcohol is rather high for this easy drinking a beer.

Appearance 5/5; Aroma 4/5; Taste 3.5/5; Mouthfeel 4/5; Overall 4/5 (834 characters)

Photo of bennett_loves_good_beer
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Apperance: Pours an orange amber with a huge frothy head that sticks to the glass and sticks around as well.

Smell: Smells like an american IPA should. Piney, fruity, and delicious. Not an incredibly strong aroma though but still smells great.

Taste: Strong and piney. Finishes nice and fruity.

Overall, a great beer for any hop lover. Me personally, I tihnk I'm at the point where I need to steer away from hoppy beers for a little while (443 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy golden amber. Short head hangs around. light carbonation.

Smell: Little Lemony. Little Piney. Little Minty.

Taste: More pine than on the nose. Sweet malts are complimented nicely by the subtle lemony citrus notes. Fairly complex and very well balanced. Not very bitter

Feel: Body is pretty close to perfect. Finishes fairly dry. a little oily.

Overall: Not a very bad everyday sixer. Don't really think it's as great as some other IPAs I've had. Can't really think of a situation I'd actively seek this one out. There are other daily sixers I'd much rather have. Maybe if I'm in Fort Collins. (607 characters)

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