Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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2.95/5 rDev -27.5%
Odell's red ale came out of the bottle an awesome red color with a fluffy off white head.
The aroma was very hoppy but present were notes of caramel and maybe some toffee.
The beer starts sweet and finishes bitter but is not very memorable in either department. This is not helped by a watery mouth feel.
The beer is pretty average overall and there are many many red ales to go for if you are looking for something impressive in the style.
05-21-2011 01:47:33 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
3.23/5 rDev -20.6%
Big, hoppy colorful ale.
A wild red-orange color. Nice lacing and pleasant carbonation contribute to an good mouth feel. Peculiar smell of Band Aids. Seems fairly rich and malty but very sharp with a bit much of the grapefruit peel. Hops are the big story, which I guess is one option for this "anything goes" style. To me it's more of an IPA with the big resiny flavors and long, long bitter aftertaste. Hops are actually pretty good.
Candy-like flavors are balanced by the bitterness. Makes a bold statement if you want an assertive brew. Let a couple of fingers warm up and it's a good exercise in hop tasting, whatever their blend might be.
06-05-2011 04:12:44 | More by mactrail
3.38/5 rDev -17%
Amber-as-can-be body really lights up the glass, but the main attraction here is the dark beige head. The color's perfect, and the foam leaves good amount of lacing sticking to the edges. Smell's fairly weak, though. Some lightly toasted scents, mostly. Has a caramel character, but most of the time, a surprisingly bitter amount of hops are present that covers up any other scent. Also has a scent like jazz apples.
Bitter taste on the tongue on the first few swings. The fairly light body bubbles well and gets even better as the brew warms. The grassy hops slowly pull back to reveal a sweet, bready flavor that's all-too-welcome. Heck, even a bit of alcohol seeps on to the tongue, which is surprising for a beet of this style. Finish is clean as can be, but leaves the gut quite warm.
Overall/notes - A good slow-drinking beer, if you ask me. I haven't had many ambers that have been this bitter, and while it's a nice change of pace, I'd prefer that amount of bitterness to stay in American Pales, myself. Not too bad on the whole shot.
06-14-2011 03:05:38 | More by bbkd3b
3.4/5 rDev -16.5%
Poured into a chalice
Appearance-Brilliant deep amber,thin off white head
Smell-Intence sappy pine fragrance blended with sour citrus notes and hops on the finish
Taste-As it smells,sappy,piney,sour citrus.Actually a bit thin.Doesnt seem to have much else
Mouthfeel-Average. A bit better than average,slightly thick,decent mouthfeel
Overall-Glad I tried it,I am glad there is more from them than this also
03-27-2011 22:37:31 | More by jjjeremy
3.43/5 rDev -15.7%
Runoff Red – Red IPA (6.5%) - O'Dell Brewing Co. (Colorado)
App: Deep raspberry pulp red with a slight inclination towards brown. Nice one and a half finger head that retains very well and leaves ample sticky lacing. Slightly hazy, but overall a good looking beer.
Smell: Nose is pretty much all hops with a sort of odd, petroleum like smell lurking in the background. Honestly a little weak on the nose.
Taste: Pretty straightforwardly hoppy and slightly bitter. Hops are earthy, slightly solvent, and a little bit piney. Small hints of biscuit and roasted malts in the background, but they never harmonize with the bitterness of the hops like a world-class IPA. Pleasant, lingering hops bitterness. Doesn't totally wreck your palate with acidity like some IPAs. Could possibly benefit from a little more Caramel malts. Flavors open a little with warming, but don't really evolve. Very sessionable, but not remarkable.
Mouth: Overall a little thin on the body side, carbonation is good and smooth.
Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 1/4/14.
01-05-2014 01:26:53 | More by ZoomanCru
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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