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Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

499 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 499
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 57
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bsuedekum, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't for the life of me figure out what the expiration date is, but it is sometime in 2010.
The beer pours with a frothy, two-finger thick, nicely tan colored head. The beer is a deep, concentrated red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ample crystal malt and American hops; specific notes of ruby-red grapefruit, lychee, bright tangelo, some pine notes and even a hint of hemp are contributed by the hops while aromas of biscuits, lightly toasted whole grain, some sweet tea like notes and some dusty grain husk notes are from the malt / crystal malt.

Sweet tasting up front, but this plays up more of the citrus / fruity hop aspects than making this cloyingly like heavy crystal malt (which is definitely a good thing in my book). Flavors of tangelo zest, some lychee, and essential grapefruit oil jump out immediately in the flavor. The middle sees a herbaceous, sort of pine like, with a touch of menthol and hemp oil being noticed; these flavors linger and morph into the finish that has a soft bitterness that is amply tempered by the chewy, palate clinging malt character. The malt lingers in the long finish quite well with notes of biscuit like malt character and pale-toasted whole grain character. While this has a certain palate fullness to it the beer isn't overly heavy, in fact it is quite drinkable, but definitely has enough viscosity to cling to the palate quite a bit.

Despite being so dark and crystal malt influenced, this beer ends up with a very well done balance between malt and hop. There are ample hop flavors here to keep me happy and, while I was expecting it to, the crystal malt notes never get out of hand. This is quite well done and I would happily drink another couple of these.

Gueuzedude, Oct 15, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

UncleAddie, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MattSweatshirt, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a nice perfect amber color with some slight darkness and haze to it. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that forms and has some nice dense bubbles with some off-white color. The head recedes to a nice ring around the glass.

Nose starts off with some nice sweet malt that is combined and plays well with some nice grassy herbal hop notes. Nice bready notes that are also complimented by some spicy piney hop. Herbal notes with some slight citrus is perceived as well. Aroma is a bit light.

The taste confirms the nose. Very bready and delicious. Fresh baked grainy and slightly sweet bread. Very nice. The bread is complimented well by spicy hop resin notes. Some nice grass and pine as well as slight orange and tangerine notes in the middle. The flavor is really nice and drinkable. A solid American Amber with good malt backbone and nice refreshing hop notes. Crisp and clean with a nice earthy and bitter finish.

This a good amber. Very crisp and clean with nice bready notes. Overall a good refreshing example of the style. Good malt backbone with great floral hop kicks.

JoEBoBpr, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Texasfan549, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

gbrill, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TEdubbaD, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PhatAtUT, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

atrocity, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

aflies, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is on tap at the local Old Chicago.

A great red colour with a small but persistent head of foam that brought some lacing with it.

The smell is very hoppy with big notes of pine,some citrus, and a mild presence of caramel malt.

The taste is just as good as the smell. Very bitter pine with some citrus that's semi balanced with caramel malts. A bit of bread as well.

Medium bodied, same for the carbonation.

I had 3 pints in 2 hours. Yeah, it's pretty darn drinkable. A nice unexpected find at my local watering hole.

Bitterbill, Jan 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Haybeerman, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Greeneagle, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This could easily be mistaken for an IPA.. Great transparent red color and smells like the grassiest fruity hops. The taste is bitter grassy hops again, fruit and bitterness. I guess you could call this red based upon the color but the smell and taste say hoppy IPA.

ArrogantB, Feb 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Packard, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PickwickHopz, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jerichobear, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mnphish, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

a77cj7, Saturday at 08:05 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark Hazy Orange with no carbonation. Good amount of lacing on the side. Good head retention on the side

Smell - Citrus Hops, Caramel, Yeasts, and Malts. Fairly simple, but fairly rich

Taste - Piney Hops, Caramel, Yeasts, with a fairly strong malty backbone. Blurs the line between Red Ale and IPA

Mouthfeel - Light Bodied and moderate carbonation with the end result being rather crisp.

Overall - I'd feel comfortable calling it an IPA rather than a Red Ale, but whatever you call it, it's still a pleasure to drink.

NuclearDolphin, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

station815, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tylerstravis, Feb 16, 2014
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.