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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,273 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,273
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 377
Gots: 275 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 03-02-2007)
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Sprigga, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

rainydays2020, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

newyork326, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Surf1, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

cheesy26, Oct 30, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -17.8%

Drew_Fischer, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Bmm281, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of surfnebr
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Redish gold tint, medium white head

S - Citrus and hops

T - Sharp, hoppy, sweeter citus taste than other IPA's (grapefruit)

M - light to medim carbonation, medium to bigger body, refreshing

A great example of the genre, a mighty tasty tap beer

surfnebr, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of GruvisHops
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: 12 oz. brown bottle with a fantastic label. Deep golden body; slightly red in the center and pretty hazy. 3/4" cream colored head that leaves light lace stickage.

S: Infectious grapefruit and pine throughout, especially pine! Dare I say, Pliny the Elder-esque?!

T: Great Hop Flavor... Pine Resin! Pronounced orange peel character. A hop head's wet dream.

M: Medium-Full. The sappy hops reach every corner of the mouth.

D: Wonderful IPA... gone in a flash.

Notes: Like I said before, a lot of qualities that remind me of Pliny the Elder. I know my experience w/both is minimal, but I have to say I much prefer Odell to the more famous New Belgium as far as Ft. Collins breweries are concerned.

GruvisHops, Apr 01, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Lockbreeze925, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Bammo22, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ridiculotron, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ElShaddaiEdwards, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

bakebrew, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Grasshoppa18, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of beachscrat
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$10 got me a six o'bottles for this bad boy.

Clarity is impecable. World class, top class honey gold goodness. Good 1 inch of clingy foam. Looking delectable.

Smell: Ripe sweet citrus marmalade and light toasted biscuit malts with maybe a hint of lager sulfur? Chlorophyll perhaps?

Taste: This is confusing. Massively bitter, massively sweet. Balance is like a bare knuckle boxing match between a sickly sweet seedless clementine and an overly engineered bittering hop. Match is a draw. Nobody wins.

Drinkability: 1 or 2 will do just perfect. But may get old after a few.

Overall, this is an entertaining experience. However, I would prefer a little less overacting in the performance.

beachscrat, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of NBake
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, this one is a beauty. A huge creamy, frothy head floats on an orange amber body. Sticky lace lasts the whole 5 minutes it takes to drink this one ;)

Smell is all hops, and very piney at that.

First taste was a little surprising. Lots of hop flavor throughout with notes of pine and citrus. It's definitely refreshing, but it could use a bit more malt. All I can seem to get out of it is hops and bitterness. When I did let it warm quite a bit, the caramel malt shined through, but to me the hops were just a bit overpowering.

This one was medium bodied and perfectly carbonated in my opinion.

Odell IPA is a winner and is very easy drinking. If it were a bit more balanced, it would be my go to IPA. It is a very solid beer though, and I demolished my 6 pack in no time.

NBake, Apr 20, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

thirtyfourtwenty, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

cwstanton, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of JBuff41413
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved Odell's Pale Ale so I had to give the IPA a try.

A- Honey colored with a 1/2 inch off-white head that reduces to a film. Lacing is decent.

S- Great smelling beer. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pine, and a tiny bit of pinapple.

T- In my top 5 IPA's. Sweet and very citrusy in the beginning. The sweetness slowly transforms in to bitter hoppy greatness while the pine sneaks in.

M- Pretty respectable mouthfeel. Somewhat light and a little oily.

D- Very drinkable. Not to heavy but with great complex flavors, what more could you ask for.

Odell continues to impress me, I haven't found a beer of theirs that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed.

JBuff41413, Sep 25, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

DonSaleen747, May 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

cphughes, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of bnewall3
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the juiciest ipas i've ever had, so much flavor packed into a beer its outstanding, the aftertaste leaves you wanting a ridiculous amount more. I wish this was an everyday item in CT, thanks Tim for hooking me up with this one, as an extra none the less.

If you havent had it, seek it out and try it. If you have access to it, buy it, a lot of it!

bnewall3, Jul 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

MissMeg, Apr 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

A well balance IPA, not bitter at all with a distinct citrus sweet flavor. Smooth and delicious, one of the best beers I have ever tasted.

UURevival, Wednesday at 01:05 AM
Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,273 ratings.