Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours red with great clarity and a light brown head.
Hops jump out of the glass from the get-go in the aroma. Red delicious apple skins, piney and grassy hops, with a soft malt background that takes a while to define itself.
Bready malts eventually work their way out past the piney west coast hops in the flavor. The mouthfeel could be bulked up a bit, but it's light nature makes for a really drinkable hoppy beer.
Worth a try! One of the nicer spring seasonals for the midwest.
03-03-2010 00:38:26 | More by brownbeer
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):
Chestnut red color with a gleaming clarity in the light, the head drops a thick curtain of lace on the glass. Grapefruit hop aroma and a dried grassy, honey-like maltiness rest under the hops. A whole lot of hops here, bitterness is cranked up and the flavor sticks to the palate with citric rind, mint, pine sap and a tropical fruitiness. Malty even with the flexed hoppiness; grassy, toasty and a little sweet. Finish with the last push of hops that does not fade quickly at all.
A bit of a wake-up-style spring seasonal. Odell keeping it true with an old-school hoppy Red Ale.
11-12-2010 19:50:16 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber with a creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet fruity, piney, resiny hops with a little pepper and some nutty malts.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts and fruit with a nice piney lightly resinous hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a very nice drinking well balanced beer. It has some great hop flavors.
03-25-2009 03:36:51 | More by Beaver13
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a clear reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is resiny and piney hops with some caramel malt. The flavor is piney malts with some caramel and bready malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice hoppy red ale.
06-05-2010 05:05:34 | More by Mora2000
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Rich reddish-amber with thin off-white head and light lacing.
Smell: Tart grapefruit, mango and citrus are at the forefront. Smells like an IPA except the malts are more complex with caramel, biscuit and rye-like qualities.
Taste: Mostly dried out caramel malt backbone which is overridden by loads of citrusy American hops with strong grapefruit and orange. The finish is spicy, bitter and pine-like. Somewhat reminiscent of rye as well.
Feel: Moderately low carbonation, smooth and creamy body, dry finish. Could use either a tinge more carbonation or body - one or the other - but that is a very minor gripe.
Drinkability: Fantastic Non-Imperial Red Ale; actually the best I have had for the style. Highly recommended.
01-18-2011 02:58:07 | More by bsp77
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
Presentation: Bottle 120z. dark
Appearance: A dark-brown red with a deep golden hue. Thick two finger head with semi quick fading retention.
Smell: Roasty malts surrounded by full and strong hops. Faint notes of peanut and bread.
Taste: Round hops profile. Very favorful hops with a cean finish and quick fading after taste.
Mouthfeel: Actually quite bubbly and a little thin. Could use a little more viscosity.
Drinkable: Very drinkable. 6 packs are perfect.
Note: The mouthfeel may have been affected by bad handling in shipping or by the store, but I have had at least 12-15 of thee beers.
03-22-2010 00:34:07 | More by RiverCityBrews
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
A cloudy, copper colour with an eggshell head. The beer smells citrus-hoppy and sweet, with a slight malt scent. The beer tastes like citrus and hops right away, almost like a grapefruit flavour. It finishes clean, with a slight sweetness to it.
Would I buy it again? Definitely!
01-26-2013 07:42:23 | More by NilocRellim
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 5/2/14.
Appearance: Pours a deep amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three fingers of off white head that slowly settle into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A toasty and fairly earthy red aroma with a solid balance of sweet caramel malt and juicy hops. Toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nut, and cracker. Solid hop balance with a good presence of earthy, floral, and citrus hops. Scent of wet grassy hops and pine resin spice. Citrus hop hints of orange peel, lemons, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. A very solid balanced aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma implies, a toasty and juicy red taste with a good balance of juicy hops and caramel malt. Toasted malt with bready notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, cracker, and nuts. Big mix of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Earthy notes of grass and some spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Hops are nicely bitter and chewy. A very solid taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and spicy with a drying finish.
Overall: A very solid take on a red ale. Bold with both the juicy hops and caramel malt. Its what you expect for the style.
01-22-2014 07:56:35 | More by MattyG85
3.54/5 rDev -13%
Far better than your average red ale, this beer seems to have the hopping that I wanted but didn't find in their ipa.
Pours out a good hearty ruby red color with ample clarity and professionalism in its appearance. 1/2" off white head on it, good retention, stickly lace down one side of the glass.
Taste was hoppy, it led, the red malt flavor that I'm not necessarily a big fan of played second fiddle, I liked that it was carbonated and hoppy enough to prevent any soggy wood mouthfeel that is typical of marginal red ales to creep on me. This is a better than average red ale, in fact, its probably a top 20%er.
07-25-2013 18:44:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
Pours a slightly reddish amber color with 1 finger of white head. Wow, this has a much larger aroma than I was expecting, it almost smells exactly like their IPA. Lots of bright citrus (grapefruit) up front with a strong pine behind it, a touch of caramel malt sweetness at the very end of the aroma. The taste is interesting, the malt presence is much more prominent and clashes ever so slightly with the hops. The mouthfeel is very smooth and drinkable. Overall this is a good brew but I prefer their IPA. The hop profiles were very similar but I thought they matched better to the dryness of the IPA vs. the maltiness of this beer. Still worth seeking out especially if you like maltier IPA's or Hoppy Reds.
04-02-2012 17:54:05 | More by quirkzoo
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.