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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,136 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 372
Gots: 229 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BT-Dubs, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of OliOxenFree
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

I've had this plenty of times, but finally time to write up a little something about it. The pour is from a bottle that says "9/2/14C." Sooo... yeah, still good. Poured into a pint glass.

This beer has a deep burnt orange look, with (while relatively clear) some haze. Nice amount of carbonation; like a beer lava lamp. Could watch it for hours... man... Anyways, nice 1/2 inch head that is tight with micro foam. Love it. Left a lot, and I mean lot of lacing down the side of the glass over the progression of imbibing. Smell wise, it's very grapefruity, slightly tropical, a bit like pine needles freshly broken. A lot to try to decipher.

Mmmm... tasty. Tastes like it smells, which is remarkable. Very light tropical fruitiness that is cascaded over and over again by grapefruit flavor. Wish I could pick up more, but maybe that's all I'm able to get. As soon as it hit my tongue, it sparkles from the carbonation and gives off... damn. I keep try to place my finger on the other taste but can't fathom what it is. Lemon? Tangerine? Blood orange, I s'pose. It quickly leaves my mouth with a resin of pine and citrus to let me know it has marked its territory. Heavy enough to make me suck on my tongue, but not so heavy that it's annoying.

This is a a well crafted IPA. A good beginner's choice of trying what a real IPA truly is. I would easily pick this up again. Santé!

OliOxenFree, Aug 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Reefresco, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of fisherlandon
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a golden sort of red color
it has a medium mouthfeel but very crips mouthfeel
tastes of very citrus spicy hops and is balanced very well
overall this is one of my favorite balanced IPAs that I have had. It is perfect on a summer day and has the ability to warm you all of the way through

fisherlandon, Jun 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

caretaker222, Nov 17, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Jhcfc, Today at 09:46 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BIGmac, Nov 17, 2012
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4.12/5  rDev -3.7%

browntrout, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

AnalScubaHive, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

JoseCuervo, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Ruprecht69, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

chappy88, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of gmagness
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As expected, draught is better/more consistent than bottles. That said, bottled Odell IPA is better than most draughts.

appearance - a beautiful, golden color with a hint of cloudiness. Nice head, which is sustained.

smell - fruity, hoppy, unlike most IPAs. Very inviting.

taste - An incredible palette. Orange, spice, herb, citrus, hops without the bitter bite. There is a progression of flavors all the way through the finish. Unlike any other beer I have had.

mouthfeel - great body and solid carbonation.

drinkability - I cannot get enough. Smooth, highly flavorful, and easy to drink. Hopheads may be confused by this beer, since it has accomplished a truly unique experience. Most IPAs taste similar with overpowering bitter finish that is an acquired taste. Odell comes from a completely different angle that never disappoints. People who prefer mild beers may find it too much.

Absolutely one of my favorites. Odell is a first-rate microbrewer.

gmagness, Nov 25, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Stoneman58, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Paulfinnvik, Dec 22, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Fidgas, Aug 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -12.1%

gdelpino91, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of JohnHoyos
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle bought from the brewery. survived the plane ride in baggage back to Jersey in Sept 08.

beer is holding up very nicely at 6 months. no trace of sediment when bottled beer is held up to light.

Great aroma of hops, predominantly amarillo. very little head with lots of wonderful lacing along the pint glass. yellow-golden color with great carbonation retention right down to the last gulp. extremely drinkable - a phenomenal session beer and exceedingly deceptive - i'd never know this was 7% without looking at the label. mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy; a testament to the malt backbone and the great balance of this beer. the finish develops a nice hop bitterness and is long without being too long and overpowering.

I recall liking several of the beers at this brewery including the porter and the 90 Shilling, but there's a reason I bought a 6-pack of this home with me. Fantastic stuff.

JohnHoyos, Feb 06, 2009
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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, copper color into glass producing a frothy head. Clear as day. Cascade hops bombard the nose, producing an aroma of citrus--particularly grapefruit. Grapefruit is first on the palate. As the beer warms i detect a bit of woodsiness/oakiness to it. Also, a smidgeon of white pepper. The finish is very smooth as opposed to say Bridgeport IPA, which closes with a very bitter finish. Well-balanced by the malts. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. Excellent drinkability. Great offering by Odell.

sobchack, Oct 22, 2008
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

thomasjnyc, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

adburton, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tevans2468, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

sstuckey, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

slvenhuizen, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RonanD, Apr 19, 2014
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.