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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

667 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 667
Hads: 2,706
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 441
Gots: 532 | 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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Reviews: 667 | Hads: 2,706
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
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! (252 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 DavoleBomb
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Nearly clear golden yellow/light orange color. One finger of creamy white head with pitiful retention, but some splotchy lacing.

4.0 S: Really pungent hops. Something almost musty. Simple, but pleasant. Malts don't really show up to the party.

4.0 T: Moderate bitterness. Earthy and herbal hops are the showcase. Again, malts really don't do much, just a neutral barebones base and that's okay because it works well. Otherwise, very clean. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth throughout. Moderately creamy.

4.5 D: Simple, clean, and super smooth. Not the most exciting drink, but it's a nice, moderate alcohol brew. Again Odell shows me that simple works just as well as big and complex. (790 characters)

Photo of argock
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (884 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of birchstick
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (524 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
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. (344 characters)

Photo of Dope
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (605 characters)

Photo of jsh420
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
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. (628 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.42/5  rDev +4%
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! (524 characters)

Photo of Vancer
2.91/5  rDev -31.5%
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. (366 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
3.21/5  rDev -24.5%
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. (451 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
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. (907 characters)

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
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. (207 characters)

Photo of koopa
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (548 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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. (1,097 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
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. (1,151 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (530 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (803 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (377 characters)

Photo of flexabull
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (456 characters)

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
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! (276 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of July 11th 2012. Picked up from Trembling Madness in York. I've heard good things about this beer, and the label artwork is great.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A rich golden-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Nice frothy lacing. Aroma of fruity hop notes - grapefruit, orange peel, citrus and hay, underpinned by biscuity caramel malt and earthy yeast. Delicious.

Tastes of sharp, citrus-laden aromatic hops with a malty backbone and a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, citrus oil, grass, mild caramel and dry, earthy yeast. A hint of sweetness and biscuity grain, accompanied by a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy, tingly and dry. Great body. Highly astringent, with an aftertaste of intense aromatic citrus and a hint of malt.

Superb. A top-notch American IPA with tons of aromatic hops, plenty of malt and some serious bitterness. Powerful, yet slides down all too easily. I love the Odell beers I've tried and this is no exception. Well worth sampling if you have the opportunity. (1,204 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle purchased from Odell back in April for under two dollars, figured this was going to be the only way I would be able tro try this beer but ended up seeing it all over the place afterwards, reviewed from notes while drinking it the last night in hotel room, golden orange with some yellow highlights, over an inch of white foamy head, aroma consists of piney hops, toasted grains, earthiness, and lemon, flavor starts off quite dry with an earthy feel, finishes with a hint of toasty bread but the pine comes out full force and provides nice bitterness, medium bodied, nice crisp carbonation, could drink a few more bottles with ease, dry but very smooth, crisp and light overall, very good IPA and is reminiscent of west coast interpretations of the style, wish this stuff was available here, this would be a great bargain for the nine or ten dollars I saw six packs going for around town, will drink again, recommended (934 characters)

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.