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Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

501 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 60
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of hitter114
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into ayinger glass
A: Amber and red with a tan head
S: FLoral and hopppy
T: Very floral almost APA or AIPA status, and an awesome one at that. Very sweet
M: Standard drinkable mouthfeel with some bones
O: Really good beer pick it up and drink it, more of an IPA than a malty red

Photo of tavernjef
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark coppery brown with a bit of brick red to it. Heavy glow to the body carrying a smeared appearance. Densely capped with a beige crown of firm foam standing to about a pinky high. Faintly thinned sheets and webby strings of lace coat the glass well.

Sweet dark red apple bready aroma with a bit of fresh leafy hoppyness, apricot, red rice, pale and red malts. Nice and clean, with a bit of crispness to it and tugs well on the nose.

Taste is smallish in the apple area with a semi dry undertone of red, toasted, and pale malt with a fresh grazing of grassy and leafy dried hoppyness. Breezy but a firm little sweetness sits a bit bready with some lighter honey and caramel swimming about. Airy finish with a fluffy ended light tone of bittering hops and buttered toast.

Clean lighter medium body with a nicely rounded and easy going sweetness that floats right through letting the little nuances of the flavors and dryness mingle their way onto the palate with a complexity worthy of any solid Red ale out there.

Pretty impressive stuff. Subtle, complex, with an easy to drink attitude. Odell knows how to make the simple styles seem just a bit more so, which is great. And this is definately one of those brews.

Photo of bagpiper2005
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Well, it's red alright. A deep, dark, clear burgundy red. Two and a half fingers of tan head that sticks around and laces the glass very nicely.

Aroma: Hop-forward aroma with grapefruit and some underlying tones of caramel malt.

Taste: Starts off with an acidic lemon twang with a semi-sweet caramel malt base. Classic biscuity amber middle is present but in a slightly lesser degree. A bit nutty toward the end, and then finishes up with a fairly assertive grapefruit hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Has a sort of smoothness to it, and a rather dry finish.

Drinkability/Overall: Smooth and easy drinking with lots to like about the taste. Not overly filling, but not exactly a session beer either.

Final Notes: A lovely interpretation of the style, with a kicked-up hop presence. It would be a good utility beer since it's hoppy enough for spicy foods but malty enough to go with anything else. I'll be returning for more.

Photo of hckyfn9999
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful dark red color with a nice sized cream colored head. Good head retention. Aroma is mostly hops, lots of pine and some citrus as well. There is a noticeable bit of malt in the background.

Taste is very hoppy. Very good pine and citrus flavors here. Some light caramel, and biscuity malt. Medium body that was well cabonated. A slightly dry finish. Very easy drinking. A great red ale. I will purchase again.

Photo of pigc
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby red color with three finger head. Lacing clings to side of the glass as head fades. Like spider webs on the glass.

S - Pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange.

T - Mild malty backbone up front followed by a wave of piney and citrus hops.

M - Light to medium body with good carbonation.

O - Another good beer from Odell. This is sort of a cross between a pale ale and IPA. Has a nice sort of fresh hop bite to it but has more of a malt backbone than a traditional IPA. Great spring seasonal.

Photo of jsprain1
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a clear dark red-orange. Head is a long lasting off white. Some lacing on the glass.
S- Smell is honey sweetness and some fruityness. A little underwhelming on the nose.
T- Good flavors here. Starts with honey and tropical fruit. Finish is more bitterness with some citrus fruits in there as well.
M- Fairly full body. Medium-low carbonation. Somewhat dry finish.
O- A pretty stellar beer. I could enjoy this one regularly.

Photo of PaleZombie
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Copper color leaning more towards the redish side.

S - The aromas on this one make this beer in my opinion. Strong fruity smells start (orange, some tropical like hints) followed by the hop grapefruit smell ending in a caramel like malty hint with a touch of spices. Some earthy wood tones. Smells like nature. AMAZING!

T - Taste is not what all of the smell would lead you to believe. Very balanced beer between the malts and hops however not as strong of a hop taste as the smell would lead to. Very tasty though. Alcohol is not noticeable whatsoever.

M - Medium body. Somewhat light on the carbonation.

O - If you see this get it! It is well worth a try. Very drinkable, amazing aromas.

Photo of bump8628
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed in Estes Park, CO...quite stunning. The beer pours deep amber/mahogany with a well-made head of sticky bubbles. The aroma is pine and herbal grassiness with just a hint of brown sugar peeking through. Flavor favors malt more with caramel, shortbread, and biscuit. Hop flavor and bitterness is still firm with another hit of pine, some citrus, and an earthy element that separates it from other big American reds. Slightly resinous, oily mouthfeel along with the pine makes this perfect for a spring evening in the Rocky Mountains.

Photo of naterock
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a fluted tasting glass. Deep copperish red with a one figner head with great retention and patchy lacing. Crystal clear.

Smell is Sugary with a great hop aroma of grapefruit and some apricots, and a little pine nose. I detect some rye malt also. his smells like a RyePA.

Taste is sweet and roasty malts with a lingering hop bitterness in the end. Decently complex witha a lot of flavors exposing themselves throughout the taste. Almost like a mixture of their Extra special Red and their IPA.

Mouth is on the higher end of medium bodied with a tingling and slightly oily finish. Great carbonation level! truly a wonderful brew. This will surely be a regular in the fridge.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed, deep crimson hue, fleeting beige-toned head.

Bright, malty aromatic. Fruity, hoppy

Taste: snappy, hoppy, full-bodied, malt-driven. Great texture, excellent mouthfeel, plentiful play on the palate. Wonderful dance of malt and hops.

Supreme drinkability, long hoppy finish. Quite satisfying, very easy to turn to another, and quickly empty it.

Photo of jera1350
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely amber/red color with a creamy tan head that leaves some nice lace.

Some spicy wintery malt with a big hop profile that is reminiscent of their ipa and pale ale.

Lots of hop bitterness and they come in the herbal and earthy forms. A solid malt backbone that has spicy notes. Caramel sweetness with amazing hop flavor. Piney, but low bitterness. Fresh hop leaf character.

The feel is nice and smooth. Medium bodied with a mildly dry finish.

Love this stuff. So drinkable with a great hop profile. Top notch red ale.

Photo of joe1510
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Here I hold yet another brew courtesy of BitterBill, you the man Bill! I can smell the hops oozing from this beer as I pour. A ruby red liquid fills my pint glass and glows copper when directly backlit. A few large carbonation bubbles shoot past a couple steady streams of smaller bubbles. The head snaps to attention at two fingers in height and leaves behind an incredibly sticky sheet of lacing after each drink. This is a damn fine looking red ale.

The nose screams hops, which is something I always crave in a red ale. Crystal malts and smooth easy caramel lay down the base for the Pac NW hoppiness. The hops are all citrus and all orange in varying styles. Orange peel, orange oil, and candied peel all keep the orange complexities flowing. The malts used in combination with the candy like hoppiness make this beer smell like an actual piece of candy, like it'll rot your teeth. When I dig a little deeper the orange does morph into sweetened grapefruit but that's deep.

This is by no means a hop bomb but the hop profile is the main force in the overall flavor. I can't describe much more than what the aroma showed me. This beer follows it nearly flawlessly. Crystal, candy like maltiness and slightly sweet caramel surround the orange, citric hoppy core. Odell serves up a candy driven red ale that is a sheer pleasure to drink.

I couldn't ask for a better mouthfeel. The body of this brew is medium and the carbonation is lively, pushing the liquid across the tongue quickly and leaving behind a pleasant bitterness. The feel, while moving at a quick pace, is silky smooth. Very nicely done.

If this red ale was available here I'd buy and drink it often. I could see myself going to this as a session brew often.

Odell makes some great beer and they raise the bar for the standard styles every other brewery around the country brews. The Red Ale keeps that tradition going with its great flavor and drinkability. Thanks for another treat, Bill!

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Wichita at Goebels...

Pours caramel/copper with 2 fingers of intensely tight sand colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Pineyness & a hint of biscuitty malt, plus lemons & orange.

T: Pineyness, dryness & toasty malt up front. Grapefruit, caramel, dryness & a hint of booze are dominant as this warms, plus just a whisper of apricot. Finishes dry, with piney & herbal hops, almost pulled a 4.5

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation & nice balance

Dangerously drinkable & a great addition to the stable, but let's bring back the IMP Red as well, please!!

I will pick this one up when I can, scratches the hop & malt itch...

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark red/burgundy color with a small, foamy, off-white head. It left sticky, rings of lace along the sides of the glass.

S - It smelled malty and of pine and citrus. Really a nice citrusy aroma.

T - It has a nice sharp bitter hop bite. It has a burnt toast maltiness. Overall, the flavor is reminiscent of an IPA.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is one of the hoppier red ales that I've had. It is a really good one.

Photo of rawfish
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle best by 06/08/2011

Pours a little hazy amber with ruby highlights a thin one finger head, nougat colored with soapy and tight bubbles with sticky lacing that trails down beautifully.

Sweet hop aroma, fresh and floral pine with citrus coming in second. Malty backing with some spices and a medicinal raw hoppiness on the back.

Taste is a bold aggressive hoppiness throughout the beer resin and pine with a sweet crystal and caramel malt spine that helps balance it. Comparable somewhat to a junior barleywine just lacking the alcohol and transition from sweet to bitter. A little raw grassy hops on the back end with some yeast character. Sticky mouthcoating that doesn't strike me as very bitter but still very refreshing.

Mouthfeel gets a little rough with biting carbonation and the slightly soapy mouth coating that is typical of some of the hoppy Odell offerings. Great body though.

This is a bold aggressive wake up for spring kind of beer. Very drinkable and will appeal both to malt and hop fans. One that I just wish were available all year.

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of gatornation
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 12 0z bottle best by 04 /11

A-pours a nice crimson color with a creamy khaki 1 finger head with
a nice lacing and collar

S- is pine and hops ,grass citrus and malts

T- is a hop forward ale with a great hop presence.loads of citrus and pine hop tastes then it is nicely balanced with sweet caramel malts very nice balance of hops/malts

M-- nicely carbonated full of hop/malt flavor,,creamy and smooth very little bitterness and very fresh

D- so drinkable with a hop and malt explosion that is very nicely balanced ,,really liked this one and will be going back for a sixer or two more

Photo of bfields4
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp clear dark amber. Large head that laces the glass.

floral hops with a nice mellow hoppy sweetness

Very balanced beer. Starts out with a nice hoppy floral bite that fades into your caramel smooth amber malt flavors. Complex and very tasty.

nice amount of carbonation in a smooth yet bitter beer. They really have a nice balance between IPA and Amber ale here. I really like it.

Photo of Doodler
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep reddish-brown with a creamy off white head with great lacing.

S - Hoppy nose with a muted / piney background. Spice and citrus notes jump out at you. Aroma builds as it warms up.

T - This is a tasty red. The flavor of the hops kick like that of the better known Odell IPA, but balanced out by the malts. Slightly sweet and toasty on the finish.

M - Medium-bodied, with the right amount of carbonation. Great balance. Would love to try on tap.

D - Easy drinking. Just enough hops to keep me happy. If you'd like to try a delicious malty IPA, try one of these. My new favorite amber/red. Another outstanding job by Odells.

Photo of CPeterson
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -- A hazy, rusty red brew pours to a two finger khaki head which settles to a filtered translucent liquid with a thin froth, leaving layered lacing.

S -- Floral hops, citrus rind, and pine sap in the nose, a slight whisper of malt sweetness.

T -- Follows suit with the nose, slightly grassy, really clean flavors of roasted malts, slight grain, and fruity / citric tones.

M -- Medium body with moderate carbonation which is complementary to the style.

D -- A textbook Red, worth a try and a repeat. Solid brew.

Photo of brewdoc75
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finishing off my last one before Odell Brewing Company shows up to Minneapolis on Monday.

Poured into a tulip pint

A: Amber-orange. Medium carbonation. Silky white head sits on top, but dies down to a lace. Looks lovely as the light shines through it.

S: Floral hops at first, with a hint of citrus. Hop aroma is a bit muted however. I get a ton of malts however. Nice caramel tones with a hint of toffee and breadiness. Some deeper, richer aromas like prunes as well.

T: Beautiful flavors in this one. It trends on the maltier end for a red ale, however. The malts are quite flavorful with deep caramel flavors, a touch of toffee and some really nice prune/plum flavors in the end (almost dubbel-esqe). Some hints of chocolate and toastiness as well. The hops are mostly in the end with some citrus notes. Mostly grapefruit, but really not a ton of hop flavor. The bitterness is smooth and right on.

M: Light-medium bodied. Smooth, but finishes crisp. Medium carbonation.

D: A very nice amber ale. Definitely on the maltier end, but that is what I like about it. Lots of complex, malty flavors. Quite enjoyable and even more drinkable. I will buy this again.

Photo of whynot44
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear brilliant red amber color with a decent white head that hangs around and produces some nice lacing.

The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, citrus and pine.

The taste starts with a rich caramel malt followed immediately by a pine resin and grapefruit hops kick, at near IPA levels, that continues through the finish and lingers. Very nicely balanced, plenty for the hop fanatic and malt lover as well.

Medium/full bodied, smooth and very drinkable.

Photo of megahurts4
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Odell Red Ale

Appearance: dark amber, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: grapefruit citrus and hops.

Taste: rich malts, whole hops, and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium and slightly malty.

Overall:
This is a nice brew. The balance is very good. I was surprised not to get a strong citrus flavor like the aroma suggested.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.