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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: 2,701
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 438
Gots: 524 | 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: 666 | Hads: 2,701
Photo of Ri0
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Best by 4/27/19.

A - Darker hazy orange with a 2 finger white head. Nice retention and large blotches of lacing.

S - Pine and citrus hops, with some floral wisps. There is a pleasant, beautiful caramel maltiness that gives it an English touch.

T - Starts with some citrus, orange and grapefruit, then builds into a sweeter caramel malt backbone with some more floral hops. Finish is some orange and grapefruit bitterness.

M - Medium body, smooth, with well placed carbonation and oily.

O - As Odell puts it this is an English Style IPA with the big caramel backbone, but it has much more hoppiness. It is well done, enjoyable and easy to drink. (685 characters)

Photo of surfnebr
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Redish gold tint, medium white head

S - Citrus and hops

T - Sharp, hoppy, sweeter citus taste than other IPA's (grapefruit)

M - light to medim carbonation, medium to bigger body, refreshing

A great example of the genre, a mighty tasty tap beer (253 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Pervasive bubbly carbonation clings to the sides of the glass. Settles fairly quickly, but not completely. Thick peak and valley lacing.

S: Grapefruit, sourdough bread, and honey.

T: Italian bread with lots of bitter grapefruit and just a touch of sweetness.

M: Thick and syrupy feel. High alcohol is apparent. Bittersweet finish lingers on the palate.

D: Sipping experience... the character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is really nice. Foamy head, lots of carbonation, and persistent lacing. Sourdough, grapefruit, and honey. Bitter, pungent bready flavor with lots of grapefruit, accentuated with just a touch of indistinct sweetness. Syrupy and thick. Overall, this is really good quaff. (791 characters)

Photo of herman77
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden dark yellow, almost a light orange. Nice thick and lathery white head. Very transparent. Excellent thick lacing.

S: Tons of floral aromatic hops. Lots of citrus, mango, pineapple and pine. Reminds me of Abrasive, but just not as strong.

T: Not as tropical tasting as the nose, but its still there. More of a pine/grapefruit and herbal hop taste. Slight bit of sweet malt breaks through enough to provide some balance to the onslaught of hops. This is pretty damn hoppy. Long grapefruit aftertaste.

M: Heavier medium body. Moderate carbonation, but prickly carbonation.

D: Drinkability is okay, I would score it a little higher if it had some more malt balance to it. You can detect the higher abv near the finish.

Best before 11/4/10 (750 characters)

Photo of JAXSON
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 rate.

12 oz bottle. Tons of fresh cedar in the aroma. Spicy and fresh. Pours a clear medium amber with a fluffy head. Prickly near the back of the tongue, pleasantly bitter, a powerful hop presence gives way, a little shorter and drier than some west coast brethren, but very sharp and clean. Oranges and grass make themselves known. Very good. Thanks Malcom! (365 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - thanks to doktorzee for the sharesie from his six-pack here in Colorado.

This beer pours a rather hazy medium apricot amber colour, with one fat finger of puffy, sludgy off-white head, which leaves some decently spooky webbed lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of pungent pine resin and orange/grapefruit rind, some underwhelming crackery caramel malt, and more floral, tropical, and leafy hops. The taste is still quite betrothed to the singularity of the American hop - acrid, astringent citrus pith and pine needles jump right out in front, while a timid bready, grainy malt sticks its head up like the proverbial prairie dog (apparently prevalent in these parts), as some dank leafy, weedy, and somewhat fruity hops bring up the rear.

The bubbles are fairly peppy, but to no great length, the body medium-light in weight, and more-or-less smooth, no small feat given all that hopitude skulking about. It finishes dry, the hops winning a no-contest bout, to no-one's great surprise.

An agreeable enough one-sided Yankee IPA, as unbalanced as it is. As much as I like the bitter-ass new world versions of the style, methinks that I wouldn't be able to stomach more than one, maybe two of this particular offering. Sigh - getting older and over-experienced duly sucks. (1,305 characters)

Photo of Tolnik
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pint glass. As it was poured it created a fair amount of head but the retention was a little lacing. The aroma is of a sweater hops smell giving a note of a good balance of hops and malts. The taste of the beer is of a medium dryer amount of hops. The coriander and malt is slight but barly there. The aftertaste is a decent one but not something that makes you crave them. (401 characters)

Photo of biking4beer
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

You get a big foamy head without effort when pouring this one. The beer is an orangish yellow. I guess you would call it amber. It's more yellow than orange. Head is retained well. Nice lacing.

Smells of fruity hops. Pineapple and orange. Somewhat piney.

This one is mostly bitter in a good way. Predominantly grapefruit with a slight orange flavor. There is a lingering tartness.

There is a medium carbonation, and maybe a touch low for an IPA. This one is kind of dry.

Drinkability is high. I could drink a few of these. I have drank a few of these in a sitting, but the 7.0 ABV might get to you after 3. I typically like my IPAs a little more malty and a little less dry, but I really liked this one. (757 characters)

Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of nonstick. Thanks Chris!
Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a transparent pale golden color. Low white head with little staying power. Recedes to a micro layer and a thin white collar. Light lacing left on the glass.

S - Bright, fresh grapefruit and cut grass in the nose with a decent amount of pine blending in. Some very light bready malt in the background...mostly hops though. Very good smelling IPA.

T - A touch fruity, good grapefruit flavor, nice strong and sharp bitterness...maybe the slightest hint of alcohol. Pretty dry, not much residual sweetness at all. Good piney hop flavors mix in the middle.

M - Mouthfeel is bit on the thin side. Carbonation is rather high and definitely adds a bunch of prickly, mouth filling bubbles. Maybe a bit too much carbonation, but not a major distraction, just a personal preference. Less carbonation might bring out a bit more flavor too.

D - Pretty nice IPA...carbonation a bit high and consequently makes this beer rather filling. Flavors are really nice - plenty of hops - citrus/pine and just enough malt to add some balance. This could very easily be a go to everyday IPA if it were available in this area...oh well, maybe someday in the future. (1,230 characters)

Photo of suretolose
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. had a good amount of head about a inch and a half. Did not last very long.
Very interesting aroma. Fruit, hops, pinecones. Almost gin like with a hint of pineapple.
Tastes very similar to the smell fruit and pine.
Very refreshing. (270 characters)

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)

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