Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +16%
I normally expect Red Ales to be malty and way too sweet. This beer is something else
Yes it is malty but it has a wonderful surge of hops. Seems more like an extra malty pale ale than anything.
Hazy dark amber brew with a glow when you hold it up to the light.
Aroma is mostly toasty malt but with some hops in the background. Flavor is balanced and rich. Some copper notes. Floral hops.
Extremely drinkable. I wish I bought more than just one bottle of this, on my last trip to Junction City, KS.
07-13-2010 08:49:33 | More by jmbranum
4.68/5 rDev +15%
Yum! I've been looking forward to this seasonal, and it lives up to its reputation. Odell just keeps delivering.
A - Nice amber color and thick, foamy head, which persists longer than expected. Good 2-finger lacing. Pretty.
S - All kinds of citrus, no pine. It's like smelling a ripe, red grapefruit -- all fruit and flowers, very clean.
T - Mmmm. I actually made that sound. Twice. This has unexpected balance. It's like a malty red grapefruit.
M - My only criticism of this beer is the parched-tongue feeling I get, like after drinking a tannic wine. Really odd.
D - This goes down readily and willingly. I could drink quite a few of these.
03-01-2011 05:50:09 | More by DaveAnderson
4.66/5 rDev +14.5%
2014 release six pack picked up, must be pretty fresh, date on bottle says 5/2/14, guessing this means drink it by then.. served around 35-40 degrees in the Dogfish/Sierra Nevada IPA glass.
A: Perfect, what an excellent red ale color this has, some decent carbonation, perfect red hint to it. poured with a finger of head that dissipates to a thin layer of head that completely covers the entire surface, which is awesome. lacing isn't huge but there are some long lacing legs up the glass.
S: Smell isn't what you want to judge this beer by, idk if it is just me but it smells almost like a rye IPA, it has a bread/red/rye smell that isn't the best smelling beer ever but either way it's not terrible.
T: Awesome, very fresh, has a big amber ale/red ale taste but you also get the punch of the fruity hops that Odell seems to have mastered. Very refreshing beer, and at 6.5% this is very session-able. I seem to be picking up a bit of bready taste as well as some rye. I don't even know if this beer is made with rye but there is a small bit of the rye characteristics with it.
M: Decently carbonated, feels light yet filling, I could drink a 6 pack in the summer on a hot day even though this is a Winter Seasonal. Very refreshing, great beer, would love to have on draft.
O: Pick this up if you see it, if you are lucky enough pick up their Winter'Spring Montage 12 pack that has this along with their latest Roots Release which for 2014 is a Pale Ale named "Wolf Picker" I believe.. if you can catch this beer on draft than of course give it a shot.
Summary: Best red IPA I have ever had, only one I can compare it to is the Elysian Valhalla Red, Odell is an excellent brewery and they seem to have mastered the fruity, juicy, fresh hops, their IPA is in my top 5 and their DIPA as well. What a great refreshing seasonal. Keep it up Odell!
Update: This beer gets better with every sip, find it and try it, it is amazing.
01-18-2014 08:28:38 | More by DaltonC
4.63/5 rDev +13.8%
Deep garnet brown color; small head, though it does leave some sticky lace
Big American hops surprise me-very nice. Was expecting a minor hop presence; this is nearly IPA-level hop aroma.
Taste & Body
First sip wows me. Odell knows how to make great beer. Love this American take on a red ale. So hoppy it's almost like a pale ale or even IPA! Malts are there but in a minor role. Hops are citric fruity and piney bitter; they're working really well together. I'm guessing Simcoe hops were used in the recipe. Pretty clean yeast strain as there's not a lot of fruitiness competing with the hops. Body is right around medium; carbonation seems just a tad low.
An awesome American Red Ale. I'd take this any day over their 5-Barrel or 90 Shilling.
02-27-2010 21:09:06 | More by JEdmund
4.6/5 rDev +13%
A=Very appropriate appearance, deep dark red/amber color with nice one finger head with an off white color
S=initially yeasty, malty aroma, followed by very heavy hops smell
T=some initial malty notes with the hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste
M=gently carbonated but very nice feel in the mouth, some light oilyness in the end
D=extremely, very enjoyable beer, moderately high alcohol content but still on the border of sessionable for some, definetly for me.
06-26-2009 03:10:24 | More by jacobseyb
4.6/5 rDev +13%
Tasted on 3/4/11. Reviewed from notes:
A: Copper red color with a half finger of head
S: sweet caramel w/ some hops in the background
T: Lots of tasty caramel malt sweetness but definitely hopepd a little more than your typical red ale. Can't quite pick out what hops they are.
M: Good carbonation gives this beer a nice thinner feel
O: Even as it warms this 6.5% isn't noticable. The extra hops help to put this beer into the elite category of Red Ales. Wonderful lighter style beer.
04-10-2011 06:20:40 | More by gregshead
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
Appearance: Red glow with a nice maltyness
Head: Nice frosty light tan head
Smell: Dark bitter hops with a sweet maltyness
Taste: Rich malt with a heavy dark citrus and grapefruit
Weight: Medium body with medium to high carbonation
Finish: Bit of grainy with a dark citric on the back and a little sticky on the lips
04-10-2011 05:30:54 | More by Snow81
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
Got on trade from vasdef42 as an extra, thanks!!
This beer has only 25 reviews and it's #10 for this style...says something huh?
Poured and right off the bat noticed my favorite hop smell, fantastic hop nose and good clear color. Taste matched the smell which is similar to their IPA (LOVE IT) and is very well balanced.
MF and drinkibility are great, if I could get this beer it would be in the fridge all the time! Again, this blows Red Rocket, Green Flash Red, Big Hoppy Monster etc away....
04-20-2009 04:50:08 | More by unionturf
4.55/5 rDev +11.8%
Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious toasty graininess and caramel sweetness, with a touch of some berry in there. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. Overall, my favorite red ale. Love the marriage between malt and hops in this one. Odell with a grand slam.
03-11-2012 01:17:30 | More by denver10
4.53/5 rDev +11.3%
Appearance - Maple-ruby in color with a tan head.
Smell - Sugary citrus hops, slightly smoke.
Taste - Very nutty flavor with a subtle kick of hops. The malt still tastes a bit sour, but it detracts very little from the overall.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body with a somewhat high level of carbonation.
Drinkability - They did it again. I hate ambers/reds... but Odell's has now made a second one that I like a lot. The nutty character is what seals it, but this beer is mostly balanced, with a slight edge towards the hops. I am loving it, and I will be buying this again. And again.
04-02-2009 05:06:32 | More by sevopie
4.53/5 rDev +11.3%
On-tap @ Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ.
A: Deep red with shades of brown. Good sticky lace. A sexy-looking beer.
S: Floral, fruity malt with a hoppy backbone.
T: The balance of hops and malt is fantastic. Hoppy, fruity and delicious. Great with the spicy Thai food I had.
M: Smooth as a beer can be. Very easy to drink.
O: So balanced. Drink this!
01-31-2012 10:02:41 | More by Gatch
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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