Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A:Deep auburn brown with red and rich orange tones. Pours a thick, heavy, bready head and leaves very nice lace down the entire glass.
S: Citrus & pine hops dominate the aroma. Sweet caramel, baked goods.
T: Upfront floral hops ride the length of this one. Sweet malts complete the finish.
M: Great thickness, foamy head rides the palate.
D: Best beer I've ever had from Odell. Happy drinking!
01-17-2011 22:23:31 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
thanks to cosmohophead for this extra
pours a clear amber with a 2 finger head that leaves lacing all over the glass
smells of huge floral and pine hops
taste is even better then the smell - this beer reminds me a whole lot of 3f alpha king - big floral and pine hops up front then a smooth carmel malt finish
mouthfeel is where this one disappointed me i felt the carbonation was a little low making the body seem a little heavy
drinkability is great but its too bad odell does not distribute in IL.
forget fire tire hype this is the best amber from CO. and probably the best in the states.
05-16-2009 01:33:59 | More by jsh420
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
Beautiful deep red color with a great thick tan head, which dissipates quickly leaving a thick lacing. Smells like an IPA, citrus hops with a small amount of malts breaking through. I'm a little worried as the bottle promises a Red Ale, not an IPA. After tasting, I'm quite torn on this one; it tastes excellent but is a bit more an IPA. Bright citrus and piney hops up front followed by the malty bready kick I was looking for. Expertly carbonated and smooth.
What can I say? It's fantastic if not completely true to style.
01-21-2013 04:54:28 | More by alexipa
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
Pours a sexy amber with off-white head that is thick at first then recedes to a thin layer that remains for the pint. Nose has a very nice fruity component, perhaps passion fruit or at least a very mixed batch of fruit aromas. A generous toffee sweetness is welcomed onto the palate at first, with plenty of "juicy fruit" hoppiness in the balance. There's a slight candied quality to this ale too. Finish is toffee sweet with lingering citrus. Very drinkable and quite delicious.
01-31-2010 04:23:01 | More by yemenmocha
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
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
Best By: 4/27/13
This is fresh, first batch of the year
A – Pours a strong 2" head, settles down to A light amber pillow that stays throughout, leaving good lace.
S – Hops, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, this beer also adds in clover, honey and cinnamon, great winter time notes; however they are greatly subdued.
T – Nice hop character, great balance with the malt however. The clover honey comes through again, there is a nice sweet malt balance here, but it is not overdone.
M – Just about perfect, smooth, velvet, this is exceptional, if anything it has a short finish.
O – Wonderful beer, too bad it is only a seasonal offering, but it just makes this beer that much better. Perfect balance, brings subdued local winter spice to a nice and hoppy beer. A+ Odell.
01-08-2013 03:51:01 | More by Moose90
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
A - Pours clear amber/red with orange hue. Head is creamy and adequate, off-white orange, leaves great lacing on the way down to a thin ring.
S - Piney and citrusy hops. Smells like an IPA with sweet malt notes.
T - Sweet malt base, good amount of bitterness, followed by a bouquet of hop flavors.
M - Moderate body with lingering bitterness. Warms the throat after a while.
D - Very drinkable and fully enjoyable.
Overall - This is a scarey beer, because it tastes so good and drinks so smooth. The ABV will sneak up on you. I like this beer almost as much as the Odell IPA (flip a coin). I would take either one.
03-17-2009 00:15:17 | More by ghebel
4.46/5 rDev +9.6%
The beer comes out a rich red color with a thick, creamy light tan head; plenty of stickiness and lacing on the glass. Strong pine and spruce hop aromas emanate from the beer with a good biscuit and caramel malt presence in the background. The taste is rich and malty (caramel predominantly) with a prominent hop bitterness blending nicely with everything. The feel is almost medium in body with a fairly clean, smooth finsih.
Odell's makes some fine hoppy beers, and their Red is no exception. Rich and flavorful with good balance and complexity makes this a beer to look forward to year after year.
02-28-2013 02:59:29 | More by beergoot
4.46/5 rDev +9.6%
bright amber/copper color, surprisingly full and long-lasting head.
aroma is heavily caramelized/toffee that is not quite hidden by the heavily citric tones of ample american hops. Great smelling beer.
Great tasting beer too. I briefly wonder if it might be too sweet, not quite cloying, without the ample hop kick, but quickly set this aside as I thank the brewers for the way it turned out. Paler malts show through more in the flavor than just the dark caramel, giving a nice depth to the flavor. Bitterness is just sharp enough and lingers just long enough into the aftertaste, again showcasing the various citrus fruits with perhaps a bit of pine.
A little bit sticky, otherwise the medium body is great and the carb, on the low side of medium allows for quickly draining the glass and demanding another.
Extremely drinkable, and I find myself having it with almost any meal. Time for another!
05-19-2010 03:47:34 | More by udubdawg
4.47/5 rDev +9.8%
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Poured from 12oz bottle to Pint Glass. Bottled stamped 4/26/11.
A - Beers poured a perfectly clear cherry wood color. Monstrous head with intense 2.5 head with excellent retention and huge lacing.
S - Monstor blend of rich malt tones and hops. The bottle names American hops. I detected earthy and citrus hops on the aroma. Also prevelant is a nice blend of rich roasted malts.
T - Flavor starts with an extremely pleasant mix of earthy tones of hops with a hint of citrus. I really enjoyed the blend of malt characteristics of roast, toast, and definately biscuit.
M - Medium bodied that coats the palete with a rich creamy flavor.
D - Extremely.
I like how Odell's has transitioned from the Extra Special Red to the current offering. I don't know if it's true that they adjust the recipe from year to year but I really enjoy the hops character with a nice complex malt blend with this year's Red. I a cannot name a better Red Ale. Very nice. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-20-2011 03:59:58
01-27-2012 22:32:10 | More by hopfacebrew
4.49/5 rDev +10.3%
Pours a perfect red/amber color, with a nice head and just a bit of cloudiness (as I like it). Smell is delicious hops, but not overpowering. The taste is the same. They nailed the maltiness a red ale should have and then kicked the hops up a bit too. Hop profile is more like an American IPA. It's really tasty! Mouthfeel is great, perhaps a bit overcarbonated, but not much. This is one of the best American amber/red ale's I've had and another really impressive brew from Odell! I wish I could get their stuff regularly!
03-12-2013 22:10:01 | More by dougfur
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.