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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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680 Reviews

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Reviews: 680
Hads: 2,784
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, I was very pleased to be able to enjoy several Odell Ipa's last night. The beer was better than my team's performance. Celts, Bruins & Sox all lose.

Excellent IPA.

Came with a finger plus of pillowy egg shell white head. This lasted a short time and faded back into the beer. The color was a bright orange/amber color with excellent clarity. Nice color for this beer, really bright. Excellent rings of lacing cling to the inside of the glass.

Aroma was wonderful, bright, fresh, fruity and big citrus. Lots of grapefruit notes. Very floral..

Wow, this is just a wonderful IPA. Despite the aggressive hop nature there is a great deal of balance here. The grapefruit notes continue, along with some other fruit notes. Nice malt tones that are just slightly sweet and a touch of light caramel. More of the flavor is bread like and specifically a crispy crusted bread. The lingering hop bitterness is just awesome and so damn fresh & perfume like.

Bright and refreshing mouth feel, medium bodied with an assertive carbonation level. Really makes the aroma and hop notes pop.

Wonderfully drinkable.

This is an excellent IPA and shoots to near the top of my IPA list.

I'll be back to have more of these the next time I'm in Colorado.

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

Clear, clean, deep golden center with brighter edges. Finger of gauzy, cobwebby, soft-white head. Ripe, fresh, very fragrant hop aromas: resin, pine, pineapple, and tangerine. Toffee malt in the background.

Juicy tangerine and herbal hops up front. Sugar cookie malt brings some balance before a bitter grapefruit and pine needle hop finish. Medium-bodied. Softly carbonated but could stand to be a little creamier. Great IPA that might be wonderful on cask.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 06/21/2009. Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma is super hoppy, predominantly grassy and oily hops. Flavor of crisp hop oils, citrus. Very rich palate. Awesome IPA, very drinkable. One of my favorite IPAs, yum!

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Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange in color with citrus aromas. Fine for an old world IPA but many others such as Trillium, Treehouse, and HF have passed it by. Front is bland, mid palate is too malty for me and the finish is bitter.

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Photo of Dope
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy golden pour with a nice fluffy white head. Tons and tons of lacing and good head retention.

S: Very nice tropical fruit and citrus smell. Sweet caramel malt backs it up nicely too.

T: A little sweet citrus up front but quickly turns into a strong, bitter pine flavor. Ends nicely on a sweet caramel/pine combination. Resiny aftertaste for sure.

M: Resin is plentiful as mentioned. Sticky almost. Decent carbonation.

O: Well balanced and sweet but still quite bitter with all the pine. Citrus hops add a nice touch but the pine dominates I think. Definitely for the pine resin lover.

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Photo of argock
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poure from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass tumbler. Freshness date on label. Single purchased from Skee Vue Liquors (Breckenridge, CO) for $1.49.

A: Pleasant burnt orange with sticky off-white 2--finger head with good retention and nice lacing.

S: Pungent citrus and leafy tobacco hops give a hard-edged earthy tone to this hops vehicle. There are a few sweet malt aromas as well.

T: As with other Odell offerings, the malt load is more than adequate to provide a solid medium-sweet caramel/toffee counterflavor. Delicious citrus and leaf hops flavors come on strong without being too harsh.

M: Slick and coating with relatively low carbonation and excellent citrus and earthy hops aftertaste.

D: I haven't had the opportunity to try many Odell brews, but this one takes their usual recipe of solid craftsmanship and adds a spicy, citrus hops exclamation point. Nice beer.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had last weekend in Omaha.

A: Pours a clear gold color with a nice, one-finger eggshell colored head. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Light pine aroma with a good dose of grapefruit and citrus.

T: A good pine hop flavor upfront balanced by some a malt flavor that has both caramel and bready aspects. Very well balanced. A really solid IPA.

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Photo of jsh420
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

thanks to cosmohophead for this extra

pours a clear gold with a 2 finger head that coats the glass with lacing

smells of tangy grapefruit and tropical hops

taste just like the smell but i pick up some pine hops first along with citris grapefruit and tropical hops. this beer reminds me alot of founders double trouble meets a lighter avery maharaja.

mouthfeel - not as crisp and light as double trouble - this beer coats your mouth and the aftertaste of fruit hops linger

drinkabilty is very good but watch yourself it is 7%abv

overall another great beer from odell and an IPA do be tried by all - better then sculpin imo.

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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 Florida9
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow gold. Small white head with little retention, but good lacing.

S: Citrus, yeast, lemon. A light orange note and the smell of CO2.

T: Light and crisp with a brightness to it. Moderately piney bitterness on the finish that seems to linger on the tongue,

M: On the lighter side of medium. Appropriate carbonation. Crisp.

D: A good everyday IPA.

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Photo of Vancer
2.91/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Been told to get and try this one - finally here! Poured a deep golden, clear with a thick ivory head. Lace in the Corsendonk tulip sticking like gorilla glue.

Sharp, stinging pine in the aroma, with a citrus slice lurking underneath. Quaff is a woody pine, rotten wood, I guess. Not a good IPA at all, IMO.

Sorely disappointed in this one. One sixer and I'm done.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nice hop aroma that has an intensity that mimics DIPA's, but does a nice job of cutting it short. Sweet, citrus and just a little oily. Very nice. Enough malt background for balancing.
Orange clear body capped by a dense off-white head that laces well and shows better than average stamina.
As with the aroma the hop intensity of the flavor pushes and mimics it's bigger brother without crossing the line of flavorful excess (although some sips do). The bitterness is prominent but without being astringent or overpowering. Touch of fruity sweetness up front before the full hop effects take place, otherwise malt is pretty much for balance only. Nice citrus flavors, soft on pine with light fruit.
Really rather light body and carbonated on the lighter/flatter side too. Both greatly increase the drinkability, but this one could be dangerous (at 7% - and there is quick warming with this one, so I don't doubt the level, although not noticed in the flavor).
I'm impressed with this brewery. I'm 2 4 2 in reviews and I've had others that I liked too. Good solid flavorful drinkable beers.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.42/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a trade with Mulder1010. Thanks!

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with great retention. Tangerine orange but more amber when held to the light. Perfectly clear with zero carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides. Slight wisp remains until the end and leaves some scattered lacing down the sides.

SMELL: Pretty big nose for the style. Pale malts and some sweet melon. Lots of citrus hops, lemon and melons, with some grapefruit notes there as well. Pretty fruity. Enticing.

TASTE: Pale malts and floral hops, with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Some bitter hops at the swallow as well as some soapy notes. Mild and shorter aftertaste of bitter hops, citrus, and soap. A fan of everything here except the soapy notes.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body, medium carbonation, and semi-creamy on the palate. Goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating.

OVERALL: A decent beer, but nothing overly special. Not a huge fan of the soapy hop flavors that come out in this one, but other than that, this is a solid offering. Thanks again Mulder1010.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2011-12-29 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy golden amber with a 2-finger pillowy white head and good lacing.

S - Mango, pineapple, sweet orange flesh, touch of pine. Not overpowering but very nice.

T - Sweet pale malt and citrus flesh. Orange peel, pine, mint. Great balance. Lingering citrus flesh and bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Clean, smooth, resinous and refreshing.

O - Had this side-by-side with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This has a brighter and crisper citrus flavor, more fruit and less malt and pine than the SNPA. Also had it side-by-side with a Myrcenary. I liked the initial taste of this one more than the Myrcenary but the Myrcenary left a better end and aftertaste. The SNPA held it's own but it tasted malty by comparison, which surprised me.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from millah- thanks! Best by 9/7/10.

A: pours a clear gold, thin white head, bad retention, some lacing

S: very pungent hops with pine needle and some tomato like notes on the front, sweet malt profile shows up at the end with notes of honey

T: the front features bitters hops with pine, lemon zest, and grapefruit. This beer seems slightly out of balance as the malt profile is overshadowed by hop bitterness. The finish is slightly tart with lots of bitter hops.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp mouthfeel

D: this beer isn't bad by any means, but the hops seem so strong that they lend some unwanted vegetable like flavors/aromas. This doesn't detract from it being tasty, it just keeps it from standing above the rest of the delicious IPAs out there. Perhaps I just am not a big fan of the particular hop profile, but I would've loved a little more malt presence.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.21/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

The Fox and Hound
Peoria, AZ

Dark copper in color with a moderately sized light khaki colored head that leaves lines of lace down the glass.

A bready aroma complemented by a bit of caramel and bittering hops.

The hop flavor comes in the way of a moderate level of bitterness, along with bready, slight caramel, sweet malts. Well balanced and drinkable, but unexciting.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle very clear straw with a huge creamy head that faded to a quarter-inch to the end. Nice lacing was left with this one.

An aroma of citrusy hops, pineapple, and pine. Malts are also there but more subtle.

The taste was like the smell. Citrusy hops and pine. A slight bitterness at the end but doesn't detract at all.

Medium bodied and carbonated.

This one lives up to the hype I've heard. A very-easy-to-drink IPA for sure.

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Photo of koopa
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a slightly copper orange caramel with a 2 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and good lace.

Smell: Nice blend of floral hops, grapefruit, and a hint of light caramel.

Taste: Same as the nose. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. Good carbonation and a satisfying medium body.

Drinkability: Really great session IPA in my opinion!

I had a bottle of this at the Capone's event a while back and it was even fresher with lots more citrus hop presence.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours slightly hazy, light amber to golden color, with very generous white head.

Nose is exceptionally pleasant with tropical fruit, perhaps mango, tangerine, and a grassy to black tea leafy component that makes this aroma spectacular for me.

Palate is on the dry side, light to medium bodied, and starts off with a cottony dryness that proceeds through some background biscuity/bready malt to a grassy and lightly herbal hop finish.

Easily one of the better everyday IPA's, especially considering the 6 pack distribution size.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a pale golden colored beer with a small but dense head. Aroma is pine-sappy, a little nutty. Very nice flavor: lots of bitterness up front, with a solid maltiness, and a big resinous hop flavor. With all the recent session IPAs, it's n ice to come back to a good solid strong one :). Body is a little thin, though, and it could use more carbonation. Very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of flexabull
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of ArrogantB, thanks again!

Pours a bright gold color with a decent head that quickly fades.

With nice citrus hop nose, a very pineapple like aroma, along with some resiny pine. Very nice nose.

Beer has a very clean hop forward flavor profile. Tastes crisp, with citrus hop flavors, some strong pine resin flavors, and a slight underlying malt creaminess. Finish is tart, dry, and crisp.

Mouthfeel is good, crisp and full.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a very nice IPA, I could see having more than one of these in one setting. Tasty, and quite hoppy. Could probably use a little more balance to be an outstanding IPA, but this is still a top notch one.

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Photo of arizcards
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint with dinner at the Tap House in Steamboat Springs last night for the HH price of $3.00. Always have to try it when available on-tap!

Beer poured a golden orange with a nice white head that left lacing behind.

Nose was wonderful, citrus hops were wonderfully strong.

Taste was extremely well balanced, a nice solid caramel and pale malt backbone was overtaken by grapefruit and pine hops.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this IPA is superb, definitely world class!

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Simply one of, if not the best IPA's out there. It fires on all cylinders, every time. This brew never fails to impress. An absolute must try. Doug O'dell can retire (die?) happy knowing he's the worlds leader in American Style IPAs. I just wish it was distributed to Florida!

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Photo of MDDMD
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-light golden amber with an nice off-white head and good lacing

S-malt, pine, citrus, herbal

T-forward caramel malt, pine, citrus, hints of floral and herbal,nice bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and sharp

O-a nice IPA but a little more malt dominant than I prefer

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.