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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

488 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 51
Gots: 26 | 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 Domingo
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While red ales tend to be a dime a dozen, this one is carrying on the lineage of the Odell ESR, one of the best big read brews of all time.
Pours a cherrywood color that looks brown initially, but reveals lots of red highlights in the light. An eggshell foam cap sticks to the walls of the glass and leaves a massive trail as you work your way down.
Huge bitter, juicy hops hit your nose immediately...but then give way to a bit of bready character.
The palate starts off with a tiny bit of sweetness followed by an assault of American "C" hops. Piney and grapefruity flavors cross, with a little caramel sweetness creeping in here and there, only to finish with more hop character. A blind tasting might tell you this is an IPA, but the slight caramel hints take this to a slightly different places.
Mouthfeel serves the purpose of keeping tons of big hop oil flavors from making things too slick or too foamy on the other side of the coin.
While the size/potency of a typical IPA, I've noticed that this is slightly more quaffable for me, and the flavor profile doesn't get old. When paired with food, it helps to bring out sweetness and sourness equally well.

While I still definitely prefer the old ESR, this is a solid beer that's a pretty big jump over most typical red/amber beers floating around.

Domingo, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Stoffel, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-review from 12oz bottle (still not sure this is the same brew as their Red Ale but whatever) -

A: Clear amber with a huge creamy off-white head that leaves decent lace.

S: Pine, grapefruit, bready malt, blood orange, floral hops, tangerine, faint herbal notes.

T: Herbal bite, suggestions of pine and resin, citrus, smooth, bready, crystal/caramel?, grapefruit, floral, orange.

MF: Medium smooth body, creamy and low bitterness.

O: More malt presence disguises the hop presence here and smooths this beer out. Good stuff, nice hop flavors from an amber ale. I'm keeping both reviews here, since these were obviously released as two separate beers. Scores and notes were very similar, so its more that possible this is the same recipe I guess.

Old review:

Had on-tap @ the Twisted Timber, Boise ID. Served in a Rogue pint shaker.

A: Dark golden copper, nearly opaque, excellent off-white head lacing.

S: Muted...hops, floral, kiss of citrus, malt, faint toasted caramel, light tropical fruit, orange.

T: Light resin, orange, spices, faint cinnamon, toffee, citrus, grain, toasted bread.

MF: Medium body, clean, light bitterness, some creaminess, low-to-medium carbonation.

O: Aroma improves and hops emerge as it warms. Not the best hoppy red I've had, still not a bad beer.

Scotchboy, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

LambicPentameter, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of rowew
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, standard Odell bottle. ABV and date are both clearly marked, label is a goat who looks a bit satanic, but the style matches the rest of the Odell logos.

Appearance: Pours clear red, nice head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Lots of hops, grassy with a bit of sticky pine resin.

Taste: Lighter body than I expected from the aroma, hops are dominant but not the top. Quite a bit of malty flavor, but I can't pin down specifics.

Overall impression: Highly drinkable, some good flavors. This seems like a mellower version of their Extra Special Red.

rowew, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of spoony
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (best before May 29, 2013) into a globe glass.

A-This brew pours with two fingers of tan foam. The head has decent staying power and leaves some lacing on the glass. The brew is mostly clear and garnet/ruby hued with brown highlights.

S-This brew smells great. It is quite spicy with a fair dose of mint and pine-scented hops. I detect a little whiff of caramel-scented malts to balance things out.

T-The taste is not as intense as the smell. There is still a spicy, herbal, pine hop component that dominates, but the malts move up in strength and sort of mute the spiciness. A nicely balanced brew with a spicy finish.

M-The feel is a little watery and light for me. I could have used a bit more heft.

O-This is a well-done red ale with good looks and good drinkability. The smell especially hits all the right notes with lots of spice and herb character, but there is enough malt here to distinguish this from an IPA. I would definitely drink this again.

spoony, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MN_Beerticker, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a tight, white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and caramel.

Tastes of a nice balance of hops and full malts. Caramel and toffee malt leads off with a nice sweetness to it. Hops come in with grapefruit and pine notes. A light bitterness, but well-balanced overall.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good red.

ocelot2500, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

A nice amber red color holds a cream colored head that retains well and leaves good lacing. The nose is hit with woody spices, earth notes, and hops. The beer tastes earthy and woody up front. Some subtle toffee sweetness mingles in before a citric, bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium in weight. Overall, I'm overwhelmed with the hops and lack of malty caramel tones.

JuicesFlowing, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this at Albertsons in Laramie, around $8.

A: Deep orange/red with a large cream colored head about two fingers worth. Excellent retention. Huge clumps of clingy lacing, essentially a solid wall of foam. Crystal clear. Really an attractive beer.

S: Hop resins, definitely on the grapefruit end of the spectrum, but some big time pine in there as well, slight hint of booze, and really not much for the malt in the nose. Which is somewhat surprising and kind of a let down.

T: Way lighter in the mouth than the smell would lead too, nice balance of hops and malt though, malts are bready and slightly caramel in flavor, hops are piney, and the two compliment each other nicely. A little roasted character. Really balanced beer.

M: Much much thinner than the nose leads on. Nice carbonation though, not too prickly, pretty dry, nice lingering flavors. Just on the thin end of the spectrum.

D: This one could be a session, a little strong in the alcohol, but a really flavorful beer for the style. A lot of good things going on. Probably won't appeal to the masses like Levity, but definitely is a nice change of pace for what is sometimes a very boring style of beer.

pokesbeerdude, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of freduardo
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

freduardo, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InfernoBoss, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ZachT, May 04, 2014
Photo of ucsbmullet
5/5  rDev +22.9%

ucsbmullet, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of SFLpunk
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to sleepnbballrlife for sharing this.

12oz pry-top brown glass bottle. Label stamped 7/8/10.

Appearance: Cherry wood red. Some very thin tan head.

Nose: Smells like dried shag outdoor Mexican weed. Grapefruit and dried hardwood boards.

Palate: A little watery and much maltier than I was expecting. Some dried grain flavors and a little bittersweet chocolate and lots of woody notes. Tastes like licking hardwood boards. Some hop notes flare up on the second sip.

Notes: One of the better Red Ales I've had. Definitely American with the sticky weed hops, but true to style with the roasty malts too.

SFLpunk, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of denver10
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious toasty graininess and caramel sweetness, with a touch of some berry in there. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. Overall, my favorite red ale. Love the marriage between malt and hops in this one. Odell with a grand slam.

denver10, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev -1.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of carteravebrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

carteravebrew, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of bort11
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. Inch of light tan head. Quick to recede, but leaves a solid sticky lace on the way down. Color is a dark and clear coppery red.

Smell is very hoppy. Fruity citrus and wood resin. Mildly sweet malt is hinted at. Taste is initially sweet and tart citrus with a little piny. The malt character doesn't quite balance out the hops. As it warms there is a little more balance. Finishes with a wood resin aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy with a solid body. Carbonation is prickly at times. Not really what I was expecting in a red ale. Not bad, just took me by surprise.

Blipped "Turned to Red" by Killing Joke

bort11, Mar 09, 2009
Photo of BDeibs
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BDeibs, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a date. it's a couple of months before the best by date

look is ruby-orange with a small foamy head. smell lights up the room; lots of candy and dank fruity hops. rich sweet-bread malt, some of that dry leaf stuff, pine and earth, tart and sweet.

not a great IPA, but a great red ale.

jimmah120, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -1.7%

MattSweatshirt, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Gatch
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ.

A: Deep red with shades of brown. Good sticky lace. A sexy-looking beer.

S: Floral, fruity malt with a hoppy backbone.

T: The balance of hops and malt is fantastic. Hoppy, fruity and delicious. Great with the spicy Thai food I had.

M: Smooth as a beer can be. Very easy to drink.

O: So balanced. Drink this!

Gatch, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear and red; one finger head that dissipates to a 1/2 finger head--great retention once it gets there; great lacing

S: Fresh hop leaves up front: grapefruit mostly; it's a subtle hop presence but it is would permeates the most

T: There is much more going on in the flavors than in the aroma; there is also a nice malt balance underneath the hops

F: Mouthfeel is good with even coating; carbonation is under control as well

D: A very drinkable and nicely hoped brew; another great offering from the guys at Odell

dbossman, Feb 12, 2010
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.