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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

688 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 688
Hads: 2,833
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 458
Gots: 622 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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: 688 | Hads: 2,833
Photo of scottfrie
4.41/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the Sam Adams pint.

A - Nice golden brass color with a .5 inch head that sticks for a bit but no too long. There is some sticky lacing.

S - NICE! Grapefruit aroma with some hints of pine fill my nose. Full bodied smell if you ask me. Grapefruit sweetness a plenty as well in the nose.

T & M - Citrusy and piney. Very attractive flowery hops, with some bready biscuity malt hidden along the way. Very crisp, traditional AIPA tastes. Loving every second of the hops and malt. Nice CO2. Medium - light bodied.

D - Refreshing and excellent!

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Photo of thefullmontiii
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Always excited for a layover in Denver, since I get to have this lovely brew at the airport. Slightly orange golden color, aroma of grapefruit, citrus, and maybe melon. Nice little citrus and hop combination bite, but not overwhelmingly sweet or bitter. Great balance of flavor that is both refreshing and engaging. Like another reviewer stated, this is the IPA to bring to those who dislike IPA's.

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Photo of warnerry
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 11/21/11 consumed 8/15/11

A - Pours a slightly hazy honey color with two fingers of white head. Head has decent retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

S - Big, juicy bouquet of fruit, mostly tangerine and other citrus, along with a touch of honey, some bitter grapefruit rind and a faint amount of malt. Excellent beginning.

T - Similar to smell with more bitterness coming through in the taste. The bitterness doesn't really linger for long, but is definitely a big component of the flavor. Nice malt presence to balance the hops.

M - Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel. Pretty clean finish with only faint bitterness lingering.

O - Between this and Myrcenary, Odell has a very impressive lineup of fruit-forward (i.e. not piney) IPAs. I wish they would distribute in Michigan so I could have these more often.

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Photo of glid02
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Vig in Phoenix, AZ.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of large citrus and herbal hops. Also present are hints of floral hops, backed by a slightly grainy pale malt backbone.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Mildly dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by large amounts of bright citrus and herbal hops. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out a bit as pine hops work their way into things. The pine hops fade out quickly, allowing the pale malt and citrus hops to carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this beer was more well-rounded than the bottle I had previously. A great IPA and one that's well worth a shot if you see it around.

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Photo of quirkzoo
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a slightly hazy golden amber with one finger of tight white head that clings to the glass and lasts. Smell is pure IPA, tons of bright pine and citrus (tons of grapefruit). Taste is more of the same, exactly what I am looking for in an IPA, paired with a strong but not overpowering bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice, it is a touch malty which balances with the citrus and bitterness. Overall a really nice IPA, definitely a solid choice for lovers of the style.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Oxymoron for this extra.

This pours a clear orange/copper. Beautiful pure white head but dissipates fast. The nose is of american citrus hops but I do smell the tiniest bit of english hop. maybe just sugar. The taste of this IPA is quite amazing. With the dankness in the nose, i was a bit leary of this but i was wrong. Taste is of great crisp dry citrus and pine hops. slight sugars and just enough malt backbone. Wonderfully and uniquely smooth. Some IPAs dont have a strong hop bite and others have too much (IMO) but this one is goldilocks porridge. The mouthfeel is a wee bit thin, but goddamn does it make up for it in smoothness. This is by far the most drinkable standard IPA I have had that I can remember. Could well be the best session IPA out there. Wickedly smooth. I can see why this is a winner at the GABF. Rock on odell and thanks again to Oxymoron.

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Photo of TexIndy
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of 4/21/10 on the label. Nice looking label. Was a clear golden yellow color with slight carbonation. It had an average sized white head that settled into a very thin film and good collar. Good lacing with moderate amounts sticking.

The aroma was grapefruit, c-hops, fruit, a bit pine and some caramel malt in the back. Really enjoyed the aroma on this one. It really blended the various elements well. Nothing really dominated but it just come together in a pleasing aroma. The taste also was excellent and again blended and balanced well. Great citric hop flavor without being overly bitter. This could be hop session beer even at 7% (never really smell or taste the 7%). Mouthfeel was medium with good aftertaste but it needs a little more carbonation.

Overall, another great offering from one of my favorite Colorado breweries. Wish they would distribute to Texas! Until then, I drink as much as I can when in CO and get the occasional care package. Highly recommend - an excellent AIPA. Rotation - had ummagum ship me some. If here this would be a regular in the hops rotation.

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Photo of errantnight
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hooo Nelly.

Pours a beautiful pale crystal clear gold with a foamy, frothy, gooey sticky head that clings all the way down.

A very spicy, pine-tinged tangerine bomb. Hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits.

Taste brings an explosion of juicy fruit to the citrus party. Rolls out with a clean background of... oh who am I kidding. There's no "malt" here. Awesome firm bitterness with just a hint of ragged edge that finishes clean and dry.

Medium bodied with little bits of alcohol warmth (particularly as the beer nears room temp.... if, uh, it sits out that long).

A member of my personal pantheon of IPAs as of now. Thanks, Odell. If you guys make no other good beers you've earned my eternal respect with this one.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip.
Wow...im not going into this like others...
The taste is simply just amazing for an "IPA". This seriously borders a DIPA like no other.
Piney citrus candy aroma...sweet, piney and candy taste. Its chewy, smooth, and satisfying. This must be up there as one of my favorite IPAs out there! Its just so good...
It seems like there really must be a 3rd coast...(Michigan and Colorado). I am begining to think they are the best IPAs in thr country.

This is a fantastic if not simply amazing IPA!

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Photo of MrMonkey
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear straw-colored gold with a one-finger off-white head that fades slowly to a bubbly skim coat and sticky ring. Lots of thick lacing.

Smell is fresh squeezed OJ, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, and a hint of mint.

Taste starts off with some toasted bread and bitter floral hops. Lots of citrus fruit kick in mid-palate, with orange zest, grapefruit, and tangerine. Finishes with some herbal, bitter hops, some mint, and bitter orange peel.

Medium-bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel.

A great IPA with a steady bitterness and great citrus flavors. If only Odell was available in NH, I'd drink this every night.

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Photo of sleeven
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best IPA I ever had.

Poured into a pilsner glass... copperish color, about two-finger head, nice lacing all the way down to the finish. Tastes awesomely citrusy with some bitterness afternodes... just a joy to drink. Rather than steal all the adjectives used from below, let me just second everyones' motion that this beer is the bomb diggity.

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Photo of MikeWilson
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A rather sloppy pour into my pint glass produced a forefinger-wide head of dense white bubbles. Carbonation is brisk and lasting. Color is an off shade of hazy orange. Even before sticking my nose in the glass I'm guessing the haziness is due to an immense amount of dry hops used during the secondary ferment. I can smell the hops from a foot away.

The hop aroma is incredible. And a quick swirl of the glass releases ever more complex hop goodness. It's all hops and no malt but I don't care. After several minutes of swirling and smelling I suddenly realize that this beer review is only half over, and the best is yet to come.

No big surprises when tasting this beer. The hops, acting the elephant appearing on the bottle, completely tramples to death any malt flavors that might get in its way. All that sneaks by is a slight malty super sweetness, but even that sweetness could be hops undercover. The taste of this beer is all about the hops, period. And you know what? It works fantastically, period. This is sweet hop tea that is over the top for the IPA style but who cares - it pushes the IPA boundaries on the hoppy side of things. And it does it very, very well.

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Photo of projectflam86
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got as an extra from bonsreeb85. Thanks dude!

A- Pours a deep golden color with a huge foamy white head. Nice sticky lacing rings all the way down.

S- Huge whiff of grapefruit and orange peel. Big citrusy hop aroma. A bit of pine and some spice. This beer smells like its going to be a great IPA.

T- Nice rush of citrus grapefruit and piney hop bitterness. A nice light caramel malt sweetness is present in the finish for balance.

M- Medium body with lots of carbonation.

D- This is one fine IPA. I must say that I have had the pleasure of trying a few fine hoppy beers from Colorado and none of them have disappointed.

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Photo of doucmehu
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Freshly delivered bottle with bb date of 4-26 poured into a New Glarus footed pilsener. Had this one numerous times, but after over 100 different IPAs its time to review.

A: Pours a nice golden blonde with some orange. Head is moderate and fluffy white, dying down but sticking around throughout. Nice sticky lacing all the way to the bottom.

S: Big juicy blast of sweet citrus hops. Red grapefruit, orange and syrupy sugar. Reminds me of an Ocean Spray sweetened grapefruit juice.

T: Perfect hop profile. Taste follows the nose nicely with the same sweet juicy grapefruit, followed by some nice slightly earthy bitterness. Just a hint of sweet malt presence rounds it out on the end. Almost reminds me of a fresh hopped ale.

M: Again, spot on. Nice and juicy, solid carbonation with bitterness kicking in quickly but not overbearing in any way. Keeps you coming back.

O: Just an excellent beer all around. The hops are spot on, the aroma and taste compliment each other, and the bitterness has just the right amount of bite. Extremely drinkable IPA, and

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Photo of pieper
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. what a great beer. Props to the roommie for picking this up for me while he was out in Co. best on date: 08.15.08

The smell was fantastic - amazing for someone who can hardly smell and it was a bad allergy day. nice sweet hops (cascade, centennial?), citrus - grapefruit

Appearance is a nice color color with fluffy head that leave a nice lace on the glass.

Taste: Amazing hops, sweet malt on the tip of your tongue while hops linger in the back. I can only imagine what their Double IPA is like.

Mouthfeel- again solid here. nothing really different that an great IPA which this is. perfect carbonation.

Drinkability- I could and would drink this all night.

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Photo of TheFizzinator
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one had all the tasty tropical and citrus fruits I was looking for when I picked up the Myrcenary DIPA. Myrcenary has a much more pronounced malt background that sits a very balanced line, while the Odell IPA is all tasty fruits without much of the malt. Smells and tastes awesome like a bouquet of tropical fruits on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was dry and very pleasant,lightly carbonated.

Great IPA right here.

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Photo of Buebie
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 2nd beer I've ever had from this brewer. Picked up a 6 pack of this tonight for a mere $8.
Poured from the bottle into a pub glass, producing about an inch and a half of white froth and bubbles.
Slow to fall down and sitting for some time. Finally leaving a solid cap of assorted bubbles and a bit of froth with an even thicker collar.
Sticky, never lettin' go cling of lace lines the glass walls.
The beer is a transparent darker golden color.

Aroma is bursting at the seems with hops. Pinneaple, sweet juicy, just bit into a mango and the juices flow down my chin, like aromas. Some mild pine and bittering too with hemp and dank weed. But mostly a tropical fruit frenzy of hops.
A little malt too, which is surprising. In comes in the form of a buttery bread sweet caramel.

Mouthfeel is fuller with moderate carbonation and a light fluffy feel.

Taste contains the exact same flavors mirroring the aroma. Its a tropical fruit festival of hops. Just a bit of bittering into the swallow and lingering with mild rind. So its mostly sweet juicy hops, keeping drinkability very high on the 'keep it coming, not bittering' hops.
Floral flavors too with a touch of minty leaf.

God this is absolutely splendid. One of the better ipa's I've had in a good while. Its not that its better then others either. Its just that its a a take on the style that I cant say I've experienced before. Sure it shares similarities to other ipa's, but this one is different. Different in a good way too. Drinkability is high, as this is not very bitter and the pallet is given time to recover. Truly an inspiration to the kind of beer I want to brew. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Moose90
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip pint
Best by 3/21/13

A - Bright copper. Nice fluffy white head to it that stays throughout.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, tropical fruits are big here.

T - Clean bright hops initially, more of the citrus comes through here. Good bitterness and this is a really well balanced beer.

M - Good level of carbonation to showcase the full hop profile, shows off the complexities of this beer.

O - One of my favorite IPA's, and it is consistently great. God do I love living within 20 miles of the brewery, this beer fresh is even better.

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Photo of gford217
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of mmtmatrix poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clearish golden amber with a small bubbly white head that showed good retention and left some sporadic lacing. The aroma is like walking into a pine forest, big on the floral hops, with a little bit of lemony citrus hops on top. The sweet bready malt is present if you look below the hop explosion. Lemons are the first thing I notice in the taste, before the sweet malts make a brief appearance. The hops come back in the finish with a nice pine hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a hint of hop stickiness. This is a great IPA and would be a staple for me if it was local. Highly recommended!

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Photo of stercomm
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A - Light honey in color, very slight haze, nice white head that recedes quickly leaving a thin layer, nice glass lacing.

S - Nice citrusy hops, grapefruit, very even smell, little bit of a sweetness in the background.

T - Extremely nice flavor, nice grapefruit and very subtle hops, not overpowering at all. A very crisp and dry finish, can't detect any malts.

M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation, very dry.

O - Excellent brew, a really well balanced beer

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Photo of davidt
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright amber-gold color with good carbonation. Good floral aroma with some pine background. Lots of citrusy hops but balanced with enough malt to keep your cheeks from coming together. The 7% ABV is well masked, so be forewarned if you are going to have several. Certainly the standard setter for American IPAs. Well-deserving of the Gold at GABF. First had this last year during a trip to Denver and look forward to bringing some back each time I return.

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Photo of siege06nd
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint...

A: Pours a light golden orange color. Mostly clear with a thin quarter finger white head ringing the sides of the glass and some gobs of head floating on top. Good lacing and decent retention.

S: Wow, that smells first rate. Lots of orange zest, grapefruit, and lemon from what I presume are citra hops. Some very light, creamy malt. It is all fruit, all smooth, and all refreshing. I absolutely love IPAs like this. Not a hint of bitterness to be detected in the nose. This is very close to best in class.

T: Here goes...interesting, not what I expected from the nose. There is a lot (and I mean a lot) of lemon on this, probably more than I have ever tasted in any other IPA. A lot of thick, chewy malts on the mid along with a good helping of bittering pine resin notes. Creamy orange citrus floats along in the background and then resolves into a lemony, slightly bitter finish. The lemon notes are very interesting, and really make this one stand apart. I dig it quite a bit.

M: Light bodied and very well balanced. Good malt backbone to what is a citrusy, hoppy beer. Very crisp, very refreshing.

O: A very impressive IPA, unique for its crispness, lightness, and lemon notes. It never comes across as thin, though, as it is full flavored and reasonably complex for an IPA. This is the second beer I have had from Odell and I am quite impressed. Excellent job!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this ipa is da bomb! big big hop nose, nice fluffy head that laces the glass as it goes down. american ipa at its finest the flavor is unique hops, some citrus notes, but very aggressive hop varieties as well. bitter but balanced finish, a touch of caramel sweetness in there at the end as well. mouthfeel is perfect for this beer, medium bodied, very drinkable. its even better on tap too! just a fantastic all around american ipa. the 7% abv can sneak up on you too if youre not careful. another sensational beer from Odell!

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Photo of sleazo
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours a bronze hue with a big frothy off white head. Lots of bubbles stick around throughout.

S_Big piney, citric and rich hops dominate while allowing just a pinch of lightly toasted malt to come through.

T_Perfectly rich piney, citric and slightly sopay hops dominate throughout. A nice does of that same toasted malt gives this a slight sweetness in the middle which manages to keep the affair from being one sided. The finish is nice pure hop bitterness leaving traces of pine resin. As the brew warms the citric hop notes come to the forefront moreso than the pine. Not sure what mix of hops were used but it works.

M_Medium bodied with a slightly aggresive carbonation works perfectly with the oily hop quality here.

D_Wow, a top notch excellent IPA. The style may be overdone but this is one that truly shines.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.