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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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680 Reviews

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Reviews: 680
Hads: 2,782
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 444
Gots: 586 | 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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Photo of RustyDiamond
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous orangy-yellow in my SA beer drinking glass. Two fingers of luscious white foamy head.
Aroma of sweet hoppy bubble gum. Touch of bitterness, then a nice semi-sweet hoppy flavor. Ripe fruit...honeydew melon. Very clean, crisp and light bodied. Super refreshing taste. Dry on the finish

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.03/5  rDev -5%
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

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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 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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Photo of bearcamp
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! Wow! Wow! A really great drinkable IPA.

Appearance. Is a slight orange brownish color. Some caramel malts in there to darken just the slightest.

Smell is very hoppy. For a hop head like me. It isn't to overpowering but you can smell the aroma. I want to say fruggle hops are the flavoring hops but I could be wrong. Still trying to differentiate each hop characteristic.

Taste is awesome! A great balance between hops and grains. Wow! This may be my number 1 beer now.

Mouth feel: The beer has a bit of aftertaste but not much bitterness to it. You can taste the floral aspects of the yeast and/or hops.

Drink ability: I can drink this down. Very session able for me. You don't notice the slightly higher 7.0 alcohol content at all.

I recently found out that this was the #1 @ both the GABF and World Beer Fest. Very good stuff. Keep it up Odell.

Any chance to double the recipe. A double IPA? Perhaps I'm asking for too much!

Really good beer.

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Photo of itcomesnpints
4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous mandarin haze with white cloud of head that never dissipated. Strong hop aroma with a very unique and very pleasant scent of mangoes, followed by tangerines and grapefruit. Bold hop flavor, again followed by that unique but lovely mango presence, rounded off with a medium malt character. Nothing more to want from the balanced mouthfeel as the carbonation rises to meet the higher abv. A little on the thick side for a regular IPA, but this is no regular IPA. What it loses in drinkability it more than makes up for in taste, style and complexity. This IPA will always be a favorite. Very impressed by Odell.

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Photo of jdubjacket
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a sixer of these during my trip to the midwest. Pours a deep orange/amber color with a strong head that creates alot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is definitely pronounced, as citrus filled the air as I poured. Taste is very well balanced between the hops and the malt. It's not overly bitter at all. A lot of citrus and pine in the taste. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer that I wish I could get on a regular basis.

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Photo of beereality
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Its got that good looking pour, lots of bubbles, big fine white head. Under that great looking head is a golden hazy concoction. Has some good lacing. Not a great aroma, kind of a yeasty, old beer smell. Very nice taste! Bitter! Hop essence. Floral. Now it smells a lot like the hop taste. Noticeable tart citrus as well. I find this very drinkable. Well done! I would absolutely buy this if I could.

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Photo of hwwty4
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. This beer pours a burnt orange color with a big 2 inch white fluffy head that mellows into a lily pad on the top of the beer. Only mild lacing is present as the beer recedes. The aroma is fresh squeezed orange juice, grapefruit and what seemed almost like tart green apples followed up by just a hint of malty sweetness. This beers aroma is one of the fruitiest that I have ever had the pleasure of quaffing. The taste is strong orange notes with mild grapefruit tartness and just a hint of pine. It's very balanced between the hops and the malt backbone but I was expecting a little more hop bite at the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and resiny, leaving a nice coating in your mouth. Odell's makes some of the most superb beers on the market and this one is right up there with their best.

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Photo of ATPete
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

The Odell IPA pours a slightly hazy orange/brown color with a large off white head that leaves rings of sticky patching. Fresh citrusy hop nose... mmm. The first thing you notice while tasting is the immense hop character and the utter quality of the hops chosen. Grapefruits, limes, peach and orange as well as a peppery spice. All of this is perfectly balanced by some bold, coating malts. Its medium body and perfect levels of carbonation make this dangerously drinkable and if the 7% ABV doesn't scare you, dangerously session-able. Excellent beer, wish it was in NJ!

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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 birchstick
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - orange-ish amber with a one-finger head.

S - Smells delicious, with pine, grapefruit, and citrus scents from the hops; also there a bit of some sweet malt detected.

T - Sweet malts and a bit of nuttiness and bread, followed by a mildly bitter hop ending, with grapefruit and pine.

MF - Creamy and smooth...goes down nicely

D - I first tried this in a sampler at the brewpub and was immediately impressed. This is definately one my favorite IPAs. It isn't a huge hop-bomb and it is greatly balanced. Thank you Odell.

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Photo of Rayek
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pale amber color has active carbonation. Foamy and dense off-white head has good retention and leaves heavy lace.

S: Heavy grapefruit with some lemon and fresh cut flowers. Pine and a little sugary sweetness linger in the background.

T: Slightly woodsy malt is quickly replaced with a rush of strong grapefruit, lemon and pepper bitterness. Grapefruit is the predominant hop flavor, and it lingers lightly into the finish. A nicely done medley of flavors.

M: Medium body is very oily and even a little leafy. Carbonation level is just a touch too high.

D: Nicely done overall. Definitely worth a revisit. Good session beer, but be careful of the alcohol content. This beer doesn't drink as strong as it is.

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Photo of dancinwillie
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear, the color of a freshly waxed oak floor. with a 2 finger head the shade of christmas morning egg nog.

Smells of grapefruit, floral, and just a hint of hostess twinkies.

Taste: A lot of the grapefruit hops, a bit of floral flavor, a hint of mint(?), and a bready malt backbone. not much going on here, but in a good way. very balanced, and a really good beer.

mouthfeel: hits the tongue hard, good level of carbonation brings out the hop flavor.

drinkability: high. I could whack down a bunch of these, despite of the 7% alcohol, which is hidden quite well, and enjoy every last one. good ipa.

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Photo of blackjack000
3.35/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint.

Appearance: Very clear rich amber/honey hue. Offwhite pitted head.

Smell: Deep woody smell with sweet alcoholic tones and a bit of interesting roastiness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A little light on the hops. Could be mistaken for a pale ale with a hop kick and not an IPA. Hops with roasty aftertaste. The roasty kick is more present than the hops, to me. The beer feels a little too watery, which contributes to its pale ale vibe. Would be an excellent beer to ease someone away from the world of pale ales diplomatically.

Drinkability: Would be very drinkable, but doesn't fit my bill for a well-rounded IPA.

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Photo of ncvbc
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with shades of red, medium white head with steady carbonation. Good lacing down the glass. Smell is strong and fresh with hops. Nice and almost green, just squeezed citrusy scents wafting through the air. I really like the nose on this one. Taste is also very good, just a little less lively than the nose and a touch of pine. Solid bitterness with some pale malts and light caramel. A nice biscuity flavor as well with a dryness in the finish. Somewhat lacking on the carbonation, nearly creamy with a nice dry finish. Tingles the tongue. I really enjoy this one. A new favorite in the realm of IPA's.

Thanks goes to jtrockchalk for the chance to try a couple...they're gone!

10/23/10 - Over two years later, still the same results.

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Photo of CaptainIPA
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Thanks to Heather and Dave for bringing me back an Odell Brewing Co. variety six-pack from Fort Collins!

Odell Brewing Co. has my current vote for best package design, with detailed hop leaf relief circumnaviagating the shoulders of the bottle, beautiful label and neckband illustrations, and tasty typography. This label depicts a bronco-bustin' pachyderm. Ready to buck convention?

A: Nice pffft! when opened. Pours a clear, pale copper color with a massive, three-finger head with bodacious retention and eye-popping lacing.

S: Citrus hops aplenty, with hints of pine oil and sweet herbal grass.

T: Take a sweet, caramel malt foundation and bombard it with waves of lingering hop oil tang. Toss in big notes of grapefruit zest and pine. Active carbonation comes out to play throughout the session. Dry, bitter finish.

Robust, but not a hop bomb by any means - you can actually savor the interplay between hops and malts, as well as distinguish the character of this IPA between hits of bitterness. Great balance, this one.

M: Super-smooth. Carbonated, yet glass-like. Light to medium-bodied.

D: Superb drinkability. Well done, Odell!

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Photo of tmitch75
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear copper color, thick tan head, sticky lace. Sweet smell with tons of grapefruit and a slight piney aroma... this stuff smells awesome.

Bold hop flavor of grapefruit and bubblegum with some pine, very little malt to balance it out which is really the only weakness.

Medium body, a bit oily from the hops (which I like).

Solid hop flavor makes this one worth a go for any hophead, but it would benefit from a better malt background to balance out the hops. Still a very drinkable and enjoyable IPA.

Tasted on 7/10/08.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 19th Oct 2008. Received from ArrogantB - thanks a bunch, Mike! Poured into my Urthel tulip

A: Crystal-clear golden colored pour with a dense two-finger head that leaves the most gorgeous lacing i've seen.

S: Aggressively bitter hoppy with tons of pine, some spruce and some grapefruit. Mildly floral. Thin malt backbone. Great stuff

T: Starts off pretty bitter with pine and grapefruit being most prominent. Mildly sweet malt backbone comes in with some caramel and biscuit sweetness. Finishes dry. Mildly sweeter than I'd like

M: Moderately undercarbonated resulting in a resiny mouthfeel, great dry finish

D: Easily drink a ton of these. I wish the ABV was a point lower though.

Notes: Drank this right after a really fresh Two Hearted. This one more than held it's own and shone. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of Gtreid
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy, deep, straw yellow color, with one finger of off white head. Head receeds and leaves tons of spotty lacing.

A: Outstanding! Citrus and pine hops are prominent from the start, almost an equal amount of each. Some slightly sweet malts balance the nose nicely. Very intense aroma from a single IPA.

T: Very good. Again, light citrus, orange, tangerine, and some lime as well. But there is also some distinct pine hops. Beer finishes somewhat dry, and bitter.

M&D: Light to medium body, but overly carbonated IMO. The carbonation makes for a brew that stings a bit on the way down. Drinkability is very high. At 7% ABV this is sessionable. Odell has cracked the top three IPA's in my book. Excellent! Skal.

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Photo of NatetheGreat
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: orange-amber with big white head. good lacing on pint glass.

S: sweet grapefruit (think grapefruit sprinkled with suger), and notes of ripe orange and some sweet spice. Incredible aroma.

T: sweet candy-like citus from the aroma (grapefruit and orange), but also a rush of bitterness. There's some balance, but this really is hop aggressive.

M: bitterness alcohol burn mouth with each sip, but its smooth and has a solid body with lasting finish.

D: good flavor but this is one to sip, with noticable alcohol burn and heavy hoppage.

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Photo of Seanibus
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light honey-like golden with an exuberant head that falls to nice lacing, The smell is an explosion of citrusy hops. The flavor is in-your-face grapefruit, with peaches and even a bit of white grape juice on the finish. The bitterness is mild and highlights the citrus character of the aroma hops. The mouthfeel is decent, but strangely lacking in carbonation bite. Overall a good IPA, though perhaps a little too delicate for the current standard of West Coast type IPAs.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice IPA, and I love the label! Thanks very much to RedHaze for the chaance to try this beer. Pours golden with a short head and some spotty lacing. Smells of citrusy hops, some light graininess, and with some creamy notes with a touch of sweetness from the malt. The taste is solid. Nice citrusy flavor balanced perfectly by some sweet malt. Simple and delicious. If I were local, this would be my every day IPA. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and this one is a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Dotcubed
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I brought home a six pack of these to split woth the wife as she likes IPA and I only got one.

It poured a bit pale, I think a tad too yellowish.but I'm savoring my one and only. It emits a pale aroma too, faintly of hops.

I like what it follows up with, good light body with some malt but not too sweet. American style IPA hopped with intensions to impress, it clearly does to many BA folks. I think it does alot, the hop flavor lasts an eternity on my buds but it's like a bland pine tree;just short of exceptional.

I think there's other beers I've had destined to be the IPAs of choice for drinking by themselves, I think this one is perfect for generic Indian food.

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Photo of shbobdb
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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