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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA

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2,398 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 391
Gots: 339 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of kyleelton
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking head that sticks around in a thin layer as you drink. Pretty yellow in color for an IPA, but that could be the light in here.

Smells awesome. Citrusy and bready and that wonderful smell you only get from standing around the brew kettle. The taste is extremely balanced. Hops don't overpower but are just right. Lighter and more drinkable than I would have thought for 7%abv.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of cer40
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a 1.5 finger head and is a golden/copper color. Smells of citrus and hops. Taste echoes the aroma with a small hint of caramel malt poking through. A well carbonated medium bodied beer that I could drink all day long.

Photo of amneziak
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The Odell IPA is an incredibly pale orange (almost yellow) color with a heap of effervescence in the sound of the pour. One would almost think this is a heavy wheat beer by the color. Upon first pour, I got a solid four finger head in my tulip glass. Unfortunately once you lose the head it's pretty much gone, which I find is indicative of a flatter (less-rounded) beer. Let's hope I'm wrong.

Nose: Holy CRAP! My nose is smiling from nostril to nostril right now because right out of the bottle this stuff smells exactly like Bell's Hopslam! There is tons of citrus (mainly pineapple and grapefruit) rounded out with some beautiful summertime peach. There are also miles and miles of aromatic hops just punching you in the nasal cavity. If this beer tastes like it smells I have just hit the jackpot because it's affordable and easy to find around these here parts.

Taste: Well...the bad news first; it unfortunately doesn't taste as insanely breathtaking as Hopslam. Does that mean it's bad? Not at all. The good news is that there are a lot of the same characteristics in this beer that you'd hope for in an IPA or DIPA; they just seem to be overly muted somehow. The intensity I look for in this type of beer is just not there like I'd hoped or like the smell would insinuate. In other words, this beer is being a little bashful for its own good.

Palate: Definitely a medium body on the palate and there is a good amount of carbonation to carry the flavors through your mouth nicely. However, there is a huge difference in this beer when there is some head to escort the flavors down. If the head has dissipated too much, then the beer tends to lack a strong (what I like to call 'bright') finish.

Overall: The aromas that come out of this glass in the first three to five minutes are undeniably the shining stars. I mean my hopes got extremely high before actually tasting this one. The fact that this beer comes in a six-pack and is readily available in my city is a good thing. I can see spending some quality time in warm afternoons on the deck with these, and with every smell I'll be dreaming of January when I can hopefully get my hands on the next batch of Hopslam.

Photo of kwc017
4.45/5  rDev +4%
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!

Photo of logmacschlog15
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Dogfish snifter.

A: Pours a finger of white foamy, rich head that slowly dissapates into a thinner, but still rich looking, layer of foam. Leaves great lacing and there is alot of lively looking streams of co2. A warm and slightly hazy golden straw colored body. Beautiful!

S: An intense aroma hoppy aroma floods the nose and baths the senses in grapefruit and citrus juices, with slight hints of grainy sweetness hidden under the wave of pungent hop oils. This smells awesome!

T: Citrus, grapefruit, even some peachy notes dominate the tastebuds. Also a surprisingly easy to handle bitterness rounds out the drink along with some sweet caramel notes from the malt. Just a slight tinge of booze.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth and creamy. Great carbonation.

O: This is probably one of the best IPAs I've ever had! Really utilizes the fruitier side of hops to create an extremely flavorful and satisfying drink. Too bad I don't have easy access to this stuff or I would have in my fridge all of the time.

Photo of MoustacheHero
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful, well made IPA from the best beer town in the world. ;-)

a: A gorgeous copper color with great clarity.

s: A nose full of hops accented by fruity esters, mainly grapefruity.

t: Hop balance perfected without being overly bitter or tasting like a mouth full of weed like many IPA's can.

m: Creamy, smooth drinking IPA minus the pucker. Truly artful.

d: A ton of flavor, made easily drinkable through careful balance. Strong enough to make the journey to India. :-)

Photo of xuptygm
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden pour. Two-finger head which recedes rather quickly. Light carbonation. Pretty good lacing. Smells like hops and alcohol....what do ya know.

Tastes bitter with citrus and herbal flavors (honestly it tastes like a somewhat legal medicinal herb to me) and a TON of hops. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter finish. Smooths out as it warms.

Overall this is a bold undertaking yet misses the mark for my palate. I don't consider myself a hop head, but if I was one I am sure this would be a new favorite of mine.

Photo of Keemohoppy
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of maedhros09
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Lovely bright hazy amber with generous white frothy head that dissipates to a film with scattered bubbles and lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic. Floral and fresh pine with some sweet citrus.

Taste: Mildly sweet malt quickly overlaps with piney hops, blending nicely until the lingering moderately bitter finish. medium body with smooth mouthfeel, fine carbonation. Finely balanced with fairly easygoing and highly enjoyable malt and hops flavors.

Photo of suretolose
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. had a good amount of head about a inch and a half. Did not last very long.
Very interesting aroma. Fruit, hops, pinecones. Almost gin like with a hint of pineapple.
Tastes very similar to the smell fruit and pine.
Very refreshing.

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,398 ratings.