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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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1,682 Ratings
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Ratings: 1682
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%


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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bmwats

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 05:09:12 | More by bmwats
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 06:48:29 | More by biboergosum
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JohnnyJam

Arizona

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a date code clearly visible (12/24/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a golden and semi-orange color with 1 1/2 finger of off-white head that dissipates at a moderate rate to leave a bubbly soapy covering on the top of my glass that lasts to the end. Beautiful and plentiful lacing after every sip.

S: Floral, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and pine oil.

T: Something tropical like mango and a little pineapple. Finishes bitter and piney.

M: Very nice. Medium bodied and carbonated. Finishes bitter. Easy to drink and goes down good.

O: I like this beer and it reminds me of Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Not as much on the tropical fruit smell and taste but, nevertheless, a very good and delicious beer. Highly recommended and it sells for a reasonable price.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 01:49:52 | More by JohnnyJam
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light head of about one finger gives way to a beer that is orange in color. The head lingers for a bit, and the lacing is admirable. Solid, but not spectacular.

S- an intense aroma not unlike many others from Odell. Big grapefruit notes of NW hops as this beer screams west coast all the way. Mango, tangerine, pineapple. With floral notes tantalizing the nose. Not much malt to speak of as this one lets you know the hops are in charge. Consequential IPA

T- Yeah, the hops the nose picked up come through strong from the get go. Certainly hop forward with the oils and resins. A chewy malt gives you a hint of balance before the acidic bitterness sets in. Straight forward style with a spectactular hop profile.

M- Mid body with moderate drinkability. Surprisingly not all that dry given its intense bitterness. It is more of a "wet" hop bitterness.

O- Much enjoyed. I would prefer their IIPA, mercenary, over this one, but well done none the less. No surprise really.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:12:22 | More by Bosoxfan20
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Crisp, hoppy, balanced, and delicious. This has been my gold standard for the IPA since I first had it some 7 years ago. I don't know if they still rotate it in but it had a pretty good run on nitro at the brewery a number of years back and... wow. I can still taste it in my dreams some four years later. Like a delicate, golden hop butter.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2013 16:58:16 | More by rEBELlION
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated best by 12/19/13, into a tulip.
Appearance - Pours golden with a nice white, frothy head, lots of carbonation; leaves lots of lacing.
Smell - grassy, piney, grapefruit, delicious!
Taste - follows the nose perfectly! Much more hop forward, West Coast style (and actually better than many of the top WC IPA's)!
Feel - excellent; bitter hops and very easy to drink!
Overall - A solid "go to" beer for me that I typically recommend to anyone seeking a Colorado IPA. Love this beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:50:28 | More by DenverHopHead
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scottfrie

California

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into snifter. Best by 11/27/2013. Thanks Matt!

A: Pours a clear golden honey color with a finger of off-white head that quickly faded into a fuzzy collar leaving
S: Grapefruit and pine on the nose with sweeter notes of tropical fruits and mango.
T: Mellow bready malts poke through beneath a dominating hop profile of grapefruit, mango and sweet fruit nectar. Very juicy overall, with a sweet finish and slightly bitter aftertaste.
M: Sweet and smooth mouthfeel with low splashing carbonation and a resinous freshly hoppy medium-full body.
O: Can’t believe I waited so long to try this beer. I would buy this often if it were available on my shelves, it’s pretty damn solid. Thanks a ton Matt.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 23:22:34 | More by scottfrie
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a clean golden pour with 2 fingers of off white foamy head leaving behind great amounts of lacing. excellent head retention. aromas of cascade hops (pine, grapefruit), simcoe (cat pee) and a blend of caramel malts play a wonderful combination on the nostrils. a somewhat herbal hoppy flavor hits the palate immediately, followed by the sweetness of the malt, then some citrusy grapefruit and pine are revealed, and a lingering bitterness ensues. the mouthfeel is a bit soft on this one - feels a tad bit watery and creamy on the back end,but like a medium body beer on the front end of the palate - good amount of carbonation.

this is a pretty solid ipa. i've had better from them, but as far as a year-round single ipa, this is solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 03:30:45 | More by facundoCNB
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is an orange/amber color with a thick white head that laces the glass with perfect rings --> making it embarrassingly obvious how fast I drank this one :)

Smell is grapefruit/tropical fruit/piney, classic west coast IPA.

Taste is a bitter piney/grapefruit from the hops. Balanced by some bready malts in the background.

Mouth feel is light-medium. Alc is well covered. After taste is bitter/piney hops.

Overall this beer is a perfect standard west coast IPA. It ranks with Stone IPA, Uinta Hop Notch, Firestone Walker Union Jack, etc. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 01:32:00 | More by ISmith87
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evanforbeer

California

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Snagged a few in CO on a drive across country. Looks like a best by date of 11/2013

Pours a lovely golden orange with clean white head, mild visible carbonation

Aroma- fragrant pink grapefruits and tropical fruit, strong green herbal presence, chewy malt

Taste- follows nose. Sweet, bitey citrus with pink grapefruit zest and orange, some tropical fruits (light mango, passion fruit), herbal spice and a touch of pine with pale and caramel malts. Finishes with some herbal spice, orange and grapefruit zest

Feel- standard west coast IPA (great)

Well I picked up a bushel of various Colorado beers that I don't typically see on either coast, and I'm going to assume that they all will have trouble beating this brew. Fantastic IPA, delicious and layered hop presence that isn't too abrasive.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 17:32:45 | More by evanforbeer
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jerrytodd

New York

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:49:11 | More by jerrytodd
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:27:17 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a dark golden with a 1" off-white head. Small blotches and bubbles on the glass.

Honey, biscuit, onion, spice, some lemon and oranges, pine

Honey, caramel, some citrus, spicy pine bitterness.

Very nice ipa. Has enough citrus to overcome this spiciest. Also nice sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:10:50 | More by kawilliams81
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy tangerine/amber. Small head, but good retention and lacing.

The nose presents caramel and bready malts with some citrus and tropcial fruit.

My god is this smoothe and drinkable. Caramel malts, maybe some pale/cracker? I don't know, I'm still not great at differentiating these things. But definitely some sweet caramel laying a foundation for the floral and citrusy hops. As it warms it gets pithier.

This is a DAMN fine glass of beer (to paraphrase a certain FBI agent...). I would put it with the top tier of off-the-shelf single IPAs I've had

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 01:58:42 | More by kemoarps
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jaz58

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An absolute favorite IPA thus far.

Mind blowing for me.

Orange yellow color. Great hints of lemon and grapefruit in the nose.

The best balance hop bitter finish I have experreince.

Wonderful mouthfeel. Refreshing taste and flavours of malt with hints of butterscotch.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:15:22 | More by jaz58
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

4.99/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite IPAs out there. This is simply a great balance of everything in an IPA. Not overly hoppy and yet a great balance with the malt. Lots of citrus in the smell and taste. Great orange color to the beer. I wish the foam lasted a little longer, but the taste is still amazing. I don't find too many IPAs that I can drink all day like this one. Well done Odell!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 06:34:15 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Duff27

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 10/23/13, assuming pretty fresh.

A- Two inch white head on a light orange body. Head is dense and is leaving heavy/splotchy lacing as I type this. Average head retention, cap and collar throughout.

S- Aroma is of juicy citrus, oranges specifically. Perhaps some mangos.

T- Sweeter (not as dry) than most IPAs. A pungent citrus hop twang at the end of each sip. 7%abv fits here to me.

M- Full mouthfeel. Small carbonation bubbles, on the lower end...works well.

O- A solid IPA if nothing else. If this was around here I could see me picking up a few 6 packs a year. Thanks for the mountain region tick RuckusDu!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 02:15:21 | More by Duff27
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JohnG190

New York

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a white head that settles into a long-lasting cap. Good lacing. Aromas of citrus, biscuity malt along with some floral notes. Flavors of juicy tangerine with hints of biscuit that finishes just slightly bitter. One of the best tasting IPAs I've had! Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this might be one of the best west-coast IPAs out there. It's certainly the best one I've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 22:37:40 | More by JohnG190
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 04:07:52 | More by FondueVoodoo
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kojevergas

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best before 09/17/13B. 7.0% ABV confirmd. Acquired as part of the Odell Montage Summer variety box. Expectations are above average; Odell is probably the best brewery in Colorado. Reviewed live. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and branded pry-off cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger wide head of soft complexion, nice frothiness, and good (~7+ minute) retention - pretty solid for 7% ABV. Nice thickness. Slightly creamy. No real lacing as the head slowly recedes. A nice head for an IPA.

Body colour is a clear copper. Translucent. Nice vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

A nice appearance for an IPA - but it's rather standard fare. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws. Looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Hop bitterness is evident, emerging from oily hop character, peachy hop esters, floral hops, and somewhat dank herbal hops. A pale malt sweetness lends needed balance. Tangerine. Orange as it warms; the fruity esters definitely release more as it comes to temperature. A clean pleasant pungent aroma with some interesting elements. Aroma is mild in terms of strength.

Overall, I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Peach, tangerine, light orange, and pale malt sweetness combine to form a brew that comes off a bit imbalanced. Though luckily no overt naked hop bitterness really comes through. The oily hops, floral hops, herbal hops, and fruity estery hops are interesting choices but don't seem ideal. Admittedly, I'm rather surprised this made the top 250 - as much as I love Odell. Light honey. Maybe some clove. A bit of grapefruit zest. The fruity notes veer too far into tropical territory for my tastes. I like it in a general sense, but the flavour profile is far from amongst the best I've experienced in the style. As the second act tapers and the climax hits, it grows more resinous and herbal.

There're some good choices here, but the end result is not a subtle balanced IPA. It does have a fair amount of complexity. I'm not blown away, but it's quite pleasant and drinkable. Flavorful and tasty stuff. Depth of flavour is above average, as is the intensity of flavour. Flavour duration is average.

Mf: Lighty oily. Dank. Nectary and sticky. Smooth and wet. Good thickness. Decent presence on the palate. Complements the flavour profile fairly well, but doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. It does a good job at facilitating delivery of the flavours.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. It's a solid IPA from the brewery that's probably my favourite in my home state, but I really don't know that its top 250 position is warranted. Good but not great. Certainly not one of the best IPAs I've tried. I'm glad this brings more attention to one of the most underrated breweries out there, and I'd definitely buy it again, but it's just not exemplary. I could kill a six pack in a night, but I'd sooner reach for something like Racer 5 or Sculpin.

B-

Would pair well with cannabis (if that's your scene).

Serve cold. Drank just fine out of my nonical pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 21:05:03 | More by kojevergas
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crazyfoMostout

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from 6-pack bought at Wal-Mart $7.64

best buy date 10/5 /13

Poured into tulip pint glass
A: Pours a half-fingered head but with incredible lacing that never dissipates . Hazy burnt copper color. This beer is a thing of beauty.
S: Huge citrus aroma upfront: definitely lemon zest and tangerines, the hops are there for sure . Subtle pine scent in the background.
T: Taste follows the nose here; sweet citrus flavor upfront, some buscuity malts through the middle, with a bitter hops kick in the finish.
M: Starts off crisp and clean, but then the malts smooth it all out and pull everything together.

O: While i'm not a huge fan of most IPA's, I do find this one quite enjoyable. If I had to sum this one up in a few words, very balanced. Most AIPAs that I have tried are usually one dimensional, with the bitter profile being the dominate aspect. With this one, all its elements work in harmony to create a very complex, yet smooth beverage. And somehow the 7% abv and 70 ibu are so well hidden, you almost forget that its an IPA. Probably the craziest thing is that I bought this masterpiece at Freakin Wal-Mart.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 23:19:35 | More by crazyfoMostout
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minterro

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A&S: Big orange and lemon citrus hoppyness upfront. Subdued malty backbone. Lively yellow/orange transparent colored beer. WIth a 1 and a half finger white head when poured which settles in a thin layer. Great lacing on this beer; big thick lines.

T&M: Big spicy and grassy tones upfront. Bitter finish, but not super intense. Medium bodied and on the high side of medium for carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable and enjoyable beer. So far I would say this is the best beer I have tried since I moved out of Michigan. Looking forward to trying some more from this brewery

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 05:09:03 | More by minterro
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PaleZombie

Arizona

4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Light tangerine color with about two fingers of fluffy pillowy white head. Leaves excellent lacing.

S - Big hop nose! Huge grapefruit, lots of nice citrusy scents, some tropical fruits, slight bit of pine.

T - Very similar to the nose. Starts off with a sweet tropical citrusy taste followed by sweet caramel malt. Nice piney finish and not too bitter, just enough to clean things up.

M - Very smooth medium body. Extremely drinkable. Could easily session this.

O - This is probably my favorite IPA. It fits exactly what I think an IPA should be. This is my go to IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 07:15:51 | More by PaleZombie
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured with about an inch head of tiny bubbles that sank after a couple minutes leaving a thin layer across the top. The beer is a glowing gold-orange and if you look really close you can spot some fine sediment floating around in there. Smells awesome; really peachy and fruity - in fact for an IPA I'm not really getting any pine-like aromas at all, just peach and orange citrus. The flavor tastes peachy right up front, followed by grapefruit as the hop bitters start to work in there - nice balance. Carbonation is medium-low, and the mouthfeel is quite smooth. Overall I think this is a fantastic IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 02:24:58 | More by BeerWizard
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is dated 9/18/13B.
The pour reveals an orangey/copper beer with a finger of off-white head. Lacing clings but slowly tumbles down the glass. A steady stream of bubbles is noted rising to the top.

I get lots of grapefruit and citrus up front. Caramel has a note in there, then it's back to the citrus with a hint of pine for good measure.

The hops are amazing in this guy. There is a little malt sweetness on the tip of your tongue, then this beer plunges you into a world of hops. I get oranges and flowers after the initial sweetness, then grapefruit with a bit of pine on the end.

The mouthfeel on this is so smooth yet it isn't creamy. It coats most of the tongue, and has a dry finish but it is refreshing at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 16:04:13 | More by CFHMagnet
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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