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Odell IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,349 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,349
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 378
Gots: 306 | FT: 10
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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Photo of sendbeer
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, caramel-copper coloring with a clingy, fluffy, dense, off-white head. Nose of pine pitch, subtle hops bitterness, subtle citrus notes, and toasted highlights. Flavors are citrus forward, with grapefruit and tangerine, followed by a resinous and bitter blend, all on a tangy, caramel backbone. Smooth, light bodied, with a frothy, effervesced, dry finish. The aftertaste is tangy citrus and pine pitch. Smooth, balanced, and incredibly drinkable.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep burnt orange. Nice white head. Thick collar. Nice surface wisps.

Smell - Citrus and musty pine. A little perfumy. Toasty malt.

Taste - Orange citrus. Toasty malt. Caramel. Less intense hops. Lingering sweetness and a grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Medium bitterness.

Overall - Kinda nondescript.

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz from the COOP... thin off white head... decent lacing.. okay cap.. the brew is clear golden.

Nose shows fruity hops... a bit of citrus .. tangerine and lite grapefruit... hints of pineapple.... some minor pale malts that carry hints of toasty bread.

Flavor mirrors the nose yet all the hop presence is a touch light for my taste... again there is just enough malt to really balance this one. The body is lite/medium with a sturdy carbonation... This is very drinkable.. but honestly, I prefer my IPA's more bracing and bold.

I will certainly buy this one again as long as we have it available... but for my top IPA's I think more hops... alot more hops are needed and ramp down the malts slightly.

3.5/4/4/4/4

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hop oils, citrus, slight sweet malt, and slight earthiness (nuts). Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hop oils, sweet malt, slight yeast, and citrus. Overall, a good blend, aroma, body, and appearance.

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oxymoron sent this along in a recent trade. Thanks!
Poured a cloudy light orange colour with a thin off-white cap of fine bubbles. Sheets of bubbles clung to the glass and lacing was spotty as I finished the glass. Smells of grapefruit and pine, a bit powdery and quite fruity. Solid bitterness that became a bit resinous in the lingering finish. Citrus and grapefruit, plus a bit of sweet caramel, filled out the flavour. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. A bit drying. A solid IPA, well balanced and nothing out of place. Good stuff.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/2/12
*From notes

-- Thanks, John --

A: Clean, pale golden. A standard pour yields a white two finger head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Lemon, and lots of it. Hints of Pine-Sol and malt.

T: Again, more pine. If you had to classify it, I'd certainly call this more of an "east coast" style IPA. Not overly fruity, it's more resin based then anything.

M: Weak. It's thin, which really is a detriment to the beer.

O: Odell's IPA is fairly middle of the road. It doesn't stand out in a strong field. I'm beginning to think I'm not a fan of Odell's suds.

Photo of Bighuge
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazed copper body capped with a thin bubbly dirty white head. Lacing is actually pretty full for the amount of froth on top. Aroma is chalk full of tropical hop sensations: pineapple, grapefruit, mango, tangerine... The list goes on. Orange marmalade. It's also smoky and resinous as well. Probably the best smelling IPA I've come across. Beer enters the mouth with a solid caramel malt base, but that sensation doesn't last long before it's pummeled with the aforementioned tropical sensations. Great hop flavor. Bitterness is very clean and enjoyable during and after the drink. Body is medium to medium-full. Moderately carbonated and extremely enjoyable.

I recently did a blind tasting of 13 IPAs which included some big hitters like 2 Hearted Ale, Masala Mama and Bitter Woman. This not only came out on top of my ratings, but also of my brother's. To me, this beer tastes like an IPA version of Hopslam. Awesome.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost mahogany color, minimal head and lacing. Earthy dense aroma. Not to my liking really.

Taste of wood, minimal hops, below average bitterness. Must be English style ipa. Lots of caramel. Alcohol twang to it. Kinda costly for what seems to be a below average ipa from the western part of the country.

Photo of tobelerone
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice foamy off white head that settles slowly. Sheets of creamy, clinging lace. Hazy orange color. Looks great.

Nose of citrusy hops. Great flavor - extremely detailed hop characteristics, lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Citrus notes emphasized over pine. Very gently malt backbone, restrained sweetness. Bitterness hides out underneath all the yummy flavors.

Medium carbonation, fairly dry finish. Alcohol is not noticed.

One of the very best IPA's I've had this year; rivals Union Jack, Flower Power, Green Flash and the rest. Wish I could get this at home, I'd drink it all the time very happily!

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle in Pocatello, ID on 9.4.12
Dated 11/17/12A

A - Pours a clear medium to light orange with a nice cream colored head that is very foamy, has good retention, and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Lots of pine and grass. Some sweet citrus as well.

T - Again nice pine and citrus with more of a sweet biscuity orange. Very smooth.

D - Great carbonation and body. Thank you bottle dating! No bitterness at all, very smooth.

O - A really tasty ipa. I am glad to have found it out here. This is not a good beer town, so finding some Odell beer was nice.

Photo of glid02
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Vig in Phoenix, AZ.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of large citrus and herbal hops. Also present are hints of floral hops, backed by a slightly grainy pale malt backbone.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Mildly dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by large amounts of bright citrus and herbal hops. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out a bit as pine hops work their way into things. The pine hops fade out quickly, allowing the pale malt and citrus hops to carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this beer was more well-rounded than the bottle I had previously. A great IPA and one that's well worth a shot if you see it around.

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The IPA from Odell is quite nice. The beer poured a clear orange with thin with head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent carries orange peel with touches of pine. The taste is bitter through until the end when a malt sweetness kicks in. The mouthfeel is medium in body with a resiny touch. The carbonation is smooth. Overall this is a solid IPA and certainly worth a taste.

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours from 12oz bottle(best by 091907) a slightly hazy orange gold with a good sized head of foam that sticks around for the entire session as a solid layer with a ton of nice lacing.

The smell is....hoppy! I'm getting lots of pine...lots of pine!

The taste on first sip..is all kinds of hoppy. Big pine, big hop oil, some lemon zest, and there's even some caramel malt in the background to take just a touch off the bitterness but not too much.. Nice.

Further sips in and the hops just continue to dominate, as they should, though I'd have to say, the bitterness that they're imparting on my palate is tasty as hell and just makes me want to take another sip, and another, and another....and even though it's at a "healthy" 7%abv, no ways near being what one could call a sessionable ale, I think it's a heck of a good drinker. I take my(BA) hat off to Odell for this one.

Bottom line: A very good IPA from Odell that certainly won't disappoint when it comes to flavour. I recommend it!

Photo of dirtylou
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, shipped by the black knight himself

appearance: poured into a sweetwater pint glass, light golden-orange body with a fluffy white cap...rather light and a fairly clear appearance

smell: nicely hopped IPA, pulpy citrus - tangerine, grapefruit, orange, tea-like aromas

taste: This is a nice little IPA - sweet mango citrus, green tea, tangerine and other citrus, strong nutty notes...nice moderate west coast hop profile

mouthfeel: medium-light

drinkability: high, give 7%

Photo of bark
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is gold, the liquid clear. The low head is warm white.

The smell is hoppy with lots of citric notes, but also a lot of honey. A bit dry. And very bitter.

The bitterness dominates the taste, but there are also lots of exotic fruits, among them grape fruits. The flavours are fresh and clean. The aftertaste is sweet with a fine bitterness and fruity notes of pineapples and bitter oranges.

The carbonation is strong; the liquid semi-smooth.

A very pleasant and full-flavoured American IPA.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper and golden sunshine hue. Two fingers of foam and a resiliant film that holds its real eastate under heavy sipping.

Citrusy for sure, but to be specific I smell some halved grapefruit with a little sugar spinkled on top. Add to that some grass and barely in the toaster for a second toast.

The taste is a medium citric bitterness. Sweet grapefruit peels, soft lime juice, and some mosquito grass. The malts help balance everything out just right. A little toasted grain is all this beer needed it seemed. Not to say the hopping was excessive either. All ingredients taste as the just the right amount was used for harmonious balance.

If the abv. was a point and a half lower, this would be an awesome session IPA.

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jrallen34
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank this 12oz bottle into an Orval chalice.

This beer pours a light orange with orangy white head that goes quickly. It is pretty clear Minimal lacing.

The aroma is medium and super nice. It is really sweet, lots of citrus grapefruit, some candy sugar and at the end some nice hops.

The taste starts off pretty light, you start to get some very light bitter citrus. There is some nice hops, but at the end they have a tinge of metal and pine which drops the drinkability for me.

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle split and poured into a Central Waters tulip.
7% ABV, 09/15/11B "Please Refrigerate"
(Reviewed 06-07-11 - from notes)

Thanks for sharing Todd!

A - This IPA is mostly clear with a faint haze to the golden yellow color. The tall elephant tusk-hued head kicks lace all over the glass.

S - Big mango and melon citrus American hop aroma suggests Simcoe while resin pine floats through the background. Notes of solvent alcohol poke out in the back with sweet biscuity caramel malt.

T - Big mango exotic fruitiness and little resin to the finish, Lemon-like citrus gives the caramel malt backbone nice balance. Tasty.

M - Medium-light bodied and citrusy with a crisp feel and moderately bitter, dry finish. This IPA is smooth.

O - A nice citrusy IPA with great balance and tasty, clean finish. Very good.

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,349 ratings.