Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
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!
05-24-2009 01:07:39 | More by joe1510
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
4.03/5 rDev -1%
From: France44 dot com
Date: Best by 2013-04-27
Glass: Standard US pint glass
Odell's Red is a well-balanced blend of hoppy and amber malts.
Porus a 2cm head of beige to light-tan foam, made up of small to medium-size bubbles. Excellent lacing, cascading strata adorning the inside of the glass. Head has above average retention, eventually receding to a thin cap atop the body of the beer. Body is a dark amber-garnet color, with light bringing out red, orange, and brown hues.
Aroma is malty, hoppy, and fruity (esters) with good balance that plays a modest toffee and brown sugar maltiness off a very citrusy, grapefruit rind-like hop component, with the hint of toasted nuts making this even more interesting.
Front of the palate finds toffee-like malts with flowery and citrusy hops. Mid-palate is hop-forward with grapefruit flavors and bitterness, well-matched, but still overplaying toffee-like malts. The back of the palate finds increased bitterness from hops and toffee-like malt sweetness. Aftertaste features lingering moderate bitterness and grapefruit flavor with a sweet, toffee-like nuance in the back.
Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation levels of medium intensity, resulting in a smooth, slighty foamy mouthfeel. Closes dry, with little residual stickiness lingering on palate.
03-13-2013 17:15:08 | More by falloutsnow
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
Bought a 12 FLUID OZ. bottle @ the Wine & Cheese Place in Ballwin, MO for $1.99. Poured from the Green/Blue bottle with a "Seasonal" cap on the top into my Gilligan's Island Bar Pint Glass and has a date of 6/15/11A on the back but doesn't say if its a Best By or Bottled on Date...
Aroma- Has a distinct CRACKER JACK'S aroma from the start and tons of caramel character. The hops are medium-high with a piney attribute. Good all around.
Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that is off-white, bubbly, and has good retention. Has a deep amber color body and the lacing is thick.
Flavor- Very malty and has a strong earthy hop taste. Sweet caramels come into play in the middle of the drink, and then finishes with a light bitterness but smooth.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, but then a bit watery on the finish.
Overall Impression- Huge maltiness and a caramel character like no other. I wish the hops were more dominant but this wasn't a bad characteristic. Drinkable and enjoyed before the U2 Concert @ Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO. Pumped!
07-17-2011 22:33:22 | More by DCon
4.03/5 rDev -1%
On tap at Odell's took a growler home. The pour is a crystal clear ruby red color with a light fluffy head. Good retention and lacing but did not last through the tasting.
The nose is mostly hoppy with similar notes to their IPA. Some citrus, earthy and floral hop notes. Some other fruity notes, mango pineapples and a light herbal backing. The malt is present but is light compared to the hops. Some lighter roast notes with a hint of kettle caramel notes.
The taste is similar. The malt comes out a bit more than the nose and balances well against the hop notes. More of a generic malt note with a light roast flavor. Some barley malt notes as well with a sight caramel note. Very clean overall. The hops come out with more of a citrus taste with supporting grapefruit and earthy notes. Some minor floral hops in the finish. Very clean yeast notes.
The body is between light and moderate. A bit light for style, would have like to see more depth. The carbonation is light but balances well. Overall this is very similar to the IPA only darker and some caramel/roast notes backing it up. The body is lacking but still a good beer.
02-05-2009 23:48:34 | More by Oxymoron
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Review from notes:
12oz served in a SN IPA glass
A - Reddish copper body, 2 fingers of dense head that takes it's time. Thick lacing left behind.
S - Bread/biscuit malts, slightly fruity, English yeast, leafy green hops, pine, fruit bread.
T - Citrus hops up front, good malty backbone, some bready caramel, slightly toasted, pine comes through along with a blast of grapefruit citrus bitterness on the finish.
M - Creamy carbonation, medium full body, smooth feel.
Very well rounded red here. Great execution all around. The malts blend very well with the hops and yeast providing a tasty drink from front to finish.
04-23-2013 18:43:30 | More by StaveHooks
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
A - Dark ruby red with brown hues that brightens greatly when held up to light. Big foamy dirty khaki colored head. Head quickly fades to a chunky cap and leaves behind big chunks of lace on the glass.
S - Strong hoppy aroma backed by an assertive caramel sweetness. Hops are spicy and herbal. The sweetness has alot of caramel and lightly toasted dark bread.
T - Initially very sweet with lots of caramel malt coming through in the taste. The hoppiness quickly comes in to balance and provides alot of grassy notes mixed with a little herbal bitterness. Bitterness does not really linger.
M/D - Light to medoum bodied, a little on the thin side. Sweetness leaves a light coating in the mouth. Carbonation could stand to be a touch higher.
06-25-2009 19:36:05 | More by ckeegan04
4.15/5 rDev +2%
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.
06-13-2012 18:05:32 | More by bump8628
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
Bottle reads 4/26/11B
A= The pour is a beautiful deep amber color that is completely translucent. The head is rather small with a mixture of large soapy bubbles and tiny bubbles holding some steady retention and lacing.
S= The smell is a great combination of caramelly malts and spicy hops. It sort of reminds me of Summits extra pale ale if they used more of a west coast hop variety. The malt bill must be similar. The hops are more fruity and a little piney.
T= Excellent taste. Just what I was hoping for actually. A nice combination of sweet caramel malt and nice spicy hops. While most hoppy reds really blur the line between red and IPA this is a quality balance between the more malty reds and the super hoppy reds. Really nice biscuit character hidden a little deeper in there. Excellent beer.
M= Nice smooth carbonation that doesn't get out of hand.
D= Another home run from Odells. They may be becoming one of my favorite breweries quickly. These guys do awesome work. Worth checking out. I went into the liquor store today hoping to just find something drinkable and I got it. Awesome beer!
03-13-2011 00:20:38 | More by jjanega08
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
355ml bottle from Blackfriars, Glasgow (£4.50):
Copper with red tinges and a tiny lacing come head on top that is slightly patchy too.
Hoppy with some caramel and sweet malts. There is some sugar and a generally fruity aroma on top of some tropical fruit notes.
Sweet with caramel and toffee malts and a topical fruit backing that mirrors the nose. There is a touch of alcohol along with the hops but nothing in your face.
This one has a good balance and nice sweet touches that go down well. The beer is fruity and bitter with a medium body and similar carbonation.
A really nice beer from Odell and one that I would have again. There is enough going between the sweet malts and the tropical fruits to keep you interested and the balance between the two is excellent.
09-06-2013 16:55:21 | More by flyingpig
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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