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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

668 Reviews
THE BROS
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world-class

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Reviews: 668
Hads: 2,707
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 441
Gots: 531 | 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 nickapalooza86
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by 5/6/14 batch... normally do not do this for a off batch, but since this happened with Myrcenary and now this and they never return my email or calls here goes.

Smell is biscuit malt with only slight citrus and tropical notes, taste is the same.

I know they are brewing on a new system but they need to get there shit together and stop sending out these mediocre batches....

Original review 4.83

Pours a very pretty orange, slight haze, finger if head, nice lacing

Smell is very tropical and juicy, tangerine, pineapple, grapeftuit, orange, pine sap, earthy hop, really fresh smelling

Taste is juicy, orange, tangerine, mango, pine, spruce, sweet malt base, bitter grapefruit, pineapple

moutheel is medium with medium high carbonation, dry on the finish but not as much as some

this has quickly become my second favorite IPA after Two Hearted, I love the full range of hop flavor, If you are looking for a perfect IPA this one is very hard to beat! (964 characters)

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 kwc017
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Ballast Point Tulip. Just one of the best west coast style IPA's you will ever find. Orange peel, orange blossom in the smell. Faint hop smell but it is very citrusy. Smell is freaking amazing. Taste is about the same although the hop flavor is more noticeable in the taste. Hoppy, citrusy wonderfulness. Hands down one of the best IPA's out there. Cheers! (370 characters)

Photo of Goliveidaho
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have been drinking this IPA for a couple of years. I would forget about it ,drink a few great beers from California, then come back for another 6 pack. Man what a great beer. What balance ,aroma, those floral oils spilling in my mouth. The subtle tropics splashing in the wash between tongue and cheek. The bitters are as quiet as a child's kiss. This beer has it all ,the finish as satisfying as whipped cream on pineapple pie. Cheers! (438 characters)

Photo of gueuzedreg
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Golden cider color. Lighter hue for an IPA. Low medium head. No legs. Bright IPA.

S- Malt, very little lemony citrus and low hop profile (pine).

T- Very great light IPA that doesn't have overbearing hop qualities of some IPAs. I am really enjoying this. Light malt, almost has some pilsner qualities.

M- Medium build with just the right amount of carbonation.

O- I have Myrcenary a few weeks ago and I didn't like it. It was too malty. This is top 5 IPA's that I have had. I do not claim by any means to be an aficionado of IPA. (537 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
Best before: 5/2/14 (must be super fresh)

Thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over in a trade

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden amber with 2 fingers width of slightly off white colored head which has good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Huge tropical fruit and citrus notes with orange/tangerine and pineapple. Some sweet malts, juniper and pine. Wonderful.

T: Lots of piney bitterness along with some citrus rind, lemon zest and orange peel. Not really the tropical fruit notes that were on the nose but still a great hop profile. Firm malt backbone to balance things out.

M/D: Full bodied, fairly smooth, carbonation moderate maybe a touch too high for my preference, drying on the finish, drinkability is great.

O: Top notch IPA. One of the best Ive ever had. (819 characters)

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.42/5  rDev +4%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of THE-DUDE
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This IPA smells and tastes awesome! First smell is floral and grapefruity with a hint of pine. Tastes crisp and hoppy...a bit dry. Now I smell the malt and some earthy tones. As it warms it becomes more bitter. Excellent IPA, very drinkable, one of my favorites. (262 characters)

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - light, golden straw color

S - Citrusy with mild pine notes

T- This is where it can't be beat. Citrus, pine. Bold, West Coast style. This is up there with Pilny the Elder with me.

M- For an IPA, the mouthfeel can't be beat.

I really love this beer. This and Union Jack are my go to IPAs on a regular basis. And for me, it really stands toe to toe with the best rated IPAs/DIPAs on this site. (398 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 1/10/14 stamped on the bottle. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler.

Appearance - Body is a mostly transparent mix of amber and yellow, with some golden highlights. A slight chill haze keeps it from being crystal clear. Atop the jewel-like body sits a towering four-to-five finger creamy head the color of white corn kernels. Slowly begins to dissipate, leaving a wonderfully sticky network of lacy webs. Within the liquid, streams of carbonation bubbles rise steadily to replenish the massive head.

Smell - Wonderful notes of grapefruit, pine resin, fresh cut grass and some more fragrant floral overtones come through initially--all the aromatic hoppiness one might expect from the style. But then comes balance in the form of biscuity pale and semisweet caramel malts.

Taste - Initial fruits of pineapple, faint mango and still more grapefruit-like drying bitterness. The malt backbone provides a nice bed for the hops to allow them to flourish without taking over the entire show. I love a good hop bomb as much as the next guy, but there is certainly appeal to Odell's interplay of pungent hops and sweet grains and the way they both come through quite clearly without pushing the other out of the way.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium bodied and moderate to heavy carbonation. Predominantly dry finish with just a touch of sweet to round it out.

Overall, a stellar example of the style and one that probably doesn't get enough love on the message boards for something that is surprisingly rated as high as this one is. Oh well, I'm more than content to continue being able to get this easily and inexpensively. (1,680 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky orange color with a good sized light brown foam head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Aroma leads with some nice citrus and sweet caramel and bready malts. Lots of grapefruit.

Lots more citrus in the taste - led by grapefruit and orange, with a bit of lemon zest. Pine. Malts aren't quite as strong as in the aroma. A decent amount of hoppiness. A little bit of honey to go with the sweetness. Overall very well balanced.

Medium-light bodied. A little resinous. Not a whole lot of carbonation. Despite its resinous nature, it's still surprisingly easy to drink. Goes down super smooth. (604 characters)

Photo of ZoomanCru
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPA – India Pale Ale (7.0%) - O'Dell Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Nice floral orange color when held directly to the light, appearing only slightly darker when placed on the table. Massive, rocky, ivory colored head with very good retention and ample lacing.

Smell: Crushing nose of hops hits first, bursting with pine, earth, volatility, and bitter orange. Malt sweetness is there but totally overpowered by the hops. Lively, but not chemical.

Taste: Exquisitely balanced, hops are bombastic but never too bitter. Earthy and piney simultaneously, the foretaste is sweet and present malt, quickly replaced with shocking and clean hops profiles. While there are definitely IPAs with more assertive hop body, few can compare to the overall balance and sessionable characteristics of this brew. Alcohol content is noted, but contributes to the volatility of the hops. Cascade abounds. Both dry and sweet on different parts of the palate.

Mouth: Solidly medium bodied with a robust but round carbonation.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Pint Glass. 12/15/13 (1,075 characters)

Photo of PremierBeer
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer currently..that said I've only tried maybe 20 or 30 IPAs. This is the one that stands out above the rest in my mind. I can only imagine what the Odell Double IPA is like..If you haven't tried this guy yet, do yourself a favor and get six! I wish I could pick these up around where I live..the pattern would be- Odell IPA, try a new one, Odell IPA, try a new one... (389 characters)

Photo of FLima
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber orange color with a one finger head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of a citrus tutti fruity: notes of grapefruit, passion fruit and the freshest oranges.
And the flavor delivers what the aroma was promising, a citrus hop party and all very fresh, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, west coast yeast, and just a bit of mango and pine. Hints of toasted malts and herbal hops. Dry, acid and bitter aftertaste that lasts for a while.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation with tiny bubbles.
One of the best IPAs I had in matter of balance, and still packed with flavors. You just not get tire of drinking it. (645 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours orange with gold undertones, bright clarity and a bit of a fiery glow. A fat head of foam that lasted and clung steadfast to the sides of the glass. The head never quite fell completely and left a thickish layer on top. Nose is bright with orange and tangerine sweetness. Big citrus and plenty of herbal. The body of the beer is smooth and supple and the carbonation doesn't show itself on the palate until the swallow. There is plenty of hop oil but it doesn't feel heavy or oily and that oil brings out the orange peel sweetness. Biscuit malt that's lightly sweet . The bitter on this one is substantial and a bit sharp but it doesn't outdo any of the taste. Finishes earthy, herbal and dry. Delightful. (721 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 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 JohnnyJam
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (829 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (979 characters)

Photo of rEBELlION
4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
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. (341 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!!! (508 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (712 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (736 characters)

Photo of ISmith87
4.27/5  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. (567 characters)

Photo of evanforbeer
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (796 characters)

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.