Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -10.8%
Thanks to SalukiAlum for sending me this one!
Pours a clear copper/amber color with a 1 inch bone colored head that fades to a thin cap. Good rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smells of malt and spicy citrus zest hops. A very simple but good smell. Taste is of sweet malt followed by a citrus zest bite. Little hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel is a bit flat and thin. Overall, this is an above average amber ale but nothing too exciting.
05-12-2011 03:29:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Huge thanks to coryking for sending some of this out to me. I've wanted to try this one for quite some time now. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pour yields a red-amber brew that is nearly see through with a good white head and loads of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose straight from the bottle after popping the cap screams hops with loads of pine and a bit of citrus. Really inviting. Great start. A bit of light amber malt in the background, but nowhere near balance. The flavor isn't quite as nice, adding in a bit more malt and just a touch of sweetness. Medium body and really nice bitterness in the finish. Quite a bit of piney hop flavor. Really nice brew overall. Super glad I finally got to try this one. Cheers.
04-15-2011 01:43:00 | More by Thorpe429
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Appearance: Pours a clear russet color with a three finger head with plenty of stickage
Smell: Citrus forward aroma, with plenty of pith; toffee subtleties underneath
Taste: Toffee malt, up front, that is quickly joined by a citrusy, but slightly grassy hop flavor; after the swallow, the toffee is resurgent, but there are plenty of bitter hop elements underneath
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: A very nice surprise for an amber; well-balanced, with layers of flavor
Thanks, tturaiders, for the opportunity and, SalukiAlum, for the re-visit
04-17-2010 19:07:45 | More by brentk56
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Another one in the mini tasting the other night. This one was a bit of a surprise I have to say. Served cold and poured into taster /glasses, this one was consumed on 07/10/2009.
The pour was nice. Rich dark amber in color with a nice bit of carbonation streaming up toward the top of the glass, coalescing into a inch high head that left some decent web like lace. The aroma was at first bready malts, a touch of caramel and a hint fo grassy like notes. Smooth and mellow. As I take a sip a nice medium bodied ale with smooth carbonation washes over the tongue. Rich and malty, these flavors dont last as a nice burst of piney hops now takes over, where did this come from? Very nicely balanced here with a smooth, very nice here, I have to admit. Easily sessionable this was an unexpected hit.
Overall a bit hoppier then normal for the style I have to say, but it worked well. It made it stand out from the crowd a bit and I really enjoyed it. I wouldnt mind a sixer of this one.
07-12-2009 04:26:08 | More by mikesgroove
3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
This poured out as a beautiful clear red color with a cream colored head on top. The lacing is good as well as the retention. The smell of the beer has a really nice hoppy pine aroma coming off of it with a slight sweet toasted aroma in there too,. The taste of the beer is moderately sweet up front with a very nice bitter finish. The mouthfeel is sharp but remains highly drinkable. Good carbonation and body. Overall it's a very good brew. Really enjoy this one.
02-03-2013 05:13:41 | More by Knapp85
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
03-20-2009 00:49:35 | More by zeff80
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
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...
03-09-2009 05:25:40 | More by russpowell
4.15/5 rDev +2%
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.
01-31-2011 03:04:55 | More by feloniousmonk
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks Mike, quite a good little beer.
Beer is orange with no haze, decent head with poor retention and minimal lacing, looks like beer.
The aroma is malty with an ever so mild roast to it. I think I know how this beer was made.
Beer is medium to light in body with a nice sweetness and a mildly dry finish. The midpalate has a mild ethanol flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Overall a decent beer that I'd have again.
04-29-2011 03:53:14 | More by drabmuh
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
Got this cool lookin red thanks to Doodler.
A: A semi thick frothy head rises over a very clear dark reddish brown "deck-stain" like color. As the head slowly fades it leaves a nice lacing.
N: Pretty interesting nose, with some spicy fresh hops right away. Like fresh wet hops. Then some dark malts, little crystal malt. Not much else as the fresh hops really just overpower it all. I'm now wondering if I should have let this sit a bit first as the fresh hops may be too much for a red ale.
T: Taste is much easier on the hops. It starts with a slightly sweet malts. Mostly caramel/crystal, then some toasty malts. Slightly sweet brown sugar molasses like flavors, followed with some toffee. All that is followed by some lighter hop flavors. A slight bitterness with some grassy and spicy hop flavors, and a little earthy musty fresh wet hop. Slight chewy malt and hop combination hidden in there as well. A very slight bright fruit flavor as well.
M: Medium body with good carbonation.
F: Finish dries off a bit more, and comes with a slight bitter spicy hop flavor that hits more on the end. It adds more of that caramel and toasted roast, and slight porter flavors late. A lingering earthy bitterness from the hops really continue late.
Overall a really nice red ale. I'm usually not a big fan of red ales, but this really redefines what I thought of them. It has some nice malty caramel sweetness, and combined with a great hop character, despite being a little too much on the nose.
02-14-2010 02:54:16 | More by jlindros
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
back and better than ever (or so i hear)... pours a not fully red and perfectly clear amber color lighter than expected. nose is piney hops and a dusty caramely red malt. more hoppy than sweet, and in fact more hoppy than most red ales. taste is epic, huge depth and tons of hops for the genre. agressive and lasting. just short of an ipa, or rather, much too much going on to be just an ipa, like drinking a the redwood forest. this beer rocks. mouthfeel is way up there, fuller bodied and strong, but drinkable like no other. what a session! odell is blowing my mind every new one i try. wow. this is a fantastic early spring seasonal
01-20-2012 06:14:02 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a clear reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is resiny and piney hops with some caramel malt. The flavor is piney malts with some caramel and bready malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice hoppy red ale.
06-05-2010 05:05:34 | More by Mora2000
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
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to bitterbill for this one!
Pours hazed orange amber with a tan head that becomes wispy. Dotted lacing and thin lines stick.
The smell is of caramel ala "red", piney/spicy hop notes and slight bread/toast.
The taste is of caramelish maltiness with light to medium toast. Spicy hops give it piney/herbal notes. Finishes dry. Finish lingers.
It has a smooth medium body with mild to medium carbonation.
An American Red with a nice hop balance. Alcohol very well-covered. An enjoyable American Red!
10-17-2009 12:02:31 | More by jwc215
4/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-15-2010 16:12:54 | More by Gueuzedude
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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