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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
90
outstanding

207 Reviews
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Reviews: 207
Hads: 691
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 81
Gots: 109 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009

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Reviews: 207 | Hads: 691
Photo of Doodler
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of drewba
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep blood-orange-ruby color with an off white head that has big and small bubbles alike. The lacing is sticky and really hanging on.

S - Muted lemon and citrus, resin, weed, sweet bready and nutty malt.

T - A low pine and lemon and orange rind + citrus hop profile is working right alongside of a delicious nutty, toasty and caramely malt profile, a very tasty balance. It's still hop forward, so not entirely balanced, but I think this would be a good option as an intro beer for a new craft fan.

M - A bit on the thin side, with low-medium carbonation, I wish both were bumped up a little, but it's still very refreshing and crisp.

O - A nice red with colossal drinkability and very low bitterness. Would be easy to drink a ton of these in a sitting.

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Photo of greybeardloon
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

best before June 21, 2012

A: Clear red with great retention and lacing.

S: Citric, piney, resinous hops and a touch of sweet malt.

T: Follows the nose. Hops with a good malt presence and a decent finish. Well balanced, but I wonder if the hops pop more when it's very fresh

M: Medium without too much carbonation.

O: This is a flavorful yet balanced and drinkable beer, but at 6.5% abv, I expect a bit more.

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Photo of GarrisWH
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep, clear, reddish amber color with a somewhat small, tan head. Despite the minimal head, it retains well and leaves some solid lacing behind.

S - Complex hop aromas jump out first - piney, citric, spicy, and floral notes. Balanced out with some toasty, sweet, caramel malt aroma.

T - Fairly hop-centric flavor. The hops contribute a distinct herbal/floral quality as well as a touch of citrus and pine. The toasty, caramel malt comes through in the middle giving some balance without overdoing the sweetness. Finishes rather dry and leaves some herbal, piney flavors lingering into the aftertaste, somewhat reminiscent of some good ganja.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth feel

D - Another tasty brew from Odell. Definitely leaning towards the hoppier side, but enough malt to maintain a nice balance. Enjoyed this one a lot, and will definitely have to revisit it.

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell Red Ale 12oz bottle into slender tulip

Body is transparent red with gold and caramel highlights. Produces a two inch head from a moderate-slow pour, with a mix of tiny and course sandy colored bubbles with nice sticky lace throughout and good retention.

Big caramel malty sweetness as it's poured into the glass, and grapefruit rind and tropical fruit is present on the nose after the pour. The aroma is very intense, and quite inviting.

Taste starts off with a big sweet caramel chewyness, and draws into a tangerine/citrus hop bite that is much less intense than the nose would lead one to believe. The hops are a perfume-like and floral one the palette. There is a little bit of chocolate/nutty flavor as it warms a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is a little low. It's a little on the refreshing side of things, especially since the ABV is 6.5%, I was expecting it to be a bit heavier than this. Not bad though, just not quite what I was expecting.

This is pretty tasty, and I could throw back a few, especially since it is quite well balanced.

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Photo of intensify
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured a 1 finger head with medium to poor retention. Plenty of lacing left on the glass and the body had haze for dayz.

S- Had a sweet smell up front. Hops, a bit of pine, a hint of grapefruit, caramel and honey.

T- Hoppy start with a caramel/honey backbone. Small detection of grapefruit but it hides in there pretty well.

M- Excellent. Medium to low carbonation and an oily, textured and well bodied mouthfeel.

O- Pretty good. I could see how this would be an excellent beer to pair with some ribs or a pork chop.

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Photo of bbkd3b
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Amber-as-can-be body really lights up the glass, but the main attraction here is the dark beige head. The color's perfect, and the foam leaves good amount of lacing sticking to the edges. Smell's fairly weak, though. Some lightly toasted scents, mostly. Has a caramel character, but most of the time, a surprisingly bitter amount of hops are present that covers up any other scent. Also has a scent like jazz apples.

Bitter taste on the tongue on the first few swings. The fairly light body bubbles well and gets even better as the brew warms. The grassy hops slowly pull back to reveal a sweet, bready flavor that's all-too-welcome. Heck, even a bit of alcohol seeps on to the tongue, which is surprising for a beet of this style. Finish is clean as can be, but leaves the gut quite warm.

Overall/notes - A good slow-drinking beer, if you ask me. I haven't had many ambers that have been this bitter, and while it's a nice change of pace, I'd prefer that amount of bitterness to stay in American Pales, myself. Not too bad on the whole shot.

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Photo of bwiechmann
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz Tap pour into a standard pint at Pizza Luce.

A- deep amber/ copper with a nice fluffy head

S- Hops really come through. Pine is prevalent as well as citrus- healthy dose of grapefruit here. Nice bready malt background to boot.

T- Wow. Nice hop bite from the get-go. Pine and grapefruit apparent. A decent background of bready/caramely malt. Reminiscent of a well-crafted IPA.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Nice dry bitter finish.

D- Dangerous brew right here, too drinkable.

Overall, an amazing amber that is the best I've had for the style. I'm a fan.

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Photo of CPeterson
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of fsvan
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into imperial pint glass. Best by of 6/15/2011, but judging by the smell and recent reviews of this winter seasonal, it has held up well, so will review. Thanks to titosupertramp for this one in a little homemade Odell variety pack.

A- Deep amber, two fingers of slightly reddish head that lingers on the glass as it fades.

S- Big caramel malts up front, with a bit of underlying hop bitterness. Maybe the hops were more pronounced when fresher, but this beer still smells very enticing. A very slight roasted malt sweetness.

T- A very balanced blend of roasted malts, hop bitterness (slight pine), and a bready sweetness. This might have been hoppier when fresh, but I don't know if that would have made it better or not. I like it quite a bit as is.

M- Slightly light for a winter seasonal, but not bad bu any stretch. Like their IPA, this is extremely drinkable.

O- This is a very nice, balanced amber ale, with no real points to complain about from me.

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Photo of pigc
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of ghebel
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of dougfur
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of HeroJH
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A real nice hoppy red! If you like those, go try some out. 6.5% abv. I have to say that I'd expect some other flavors from a red aside from just hops. But, I do like hoppy reds. Just seems to need something else, or less hops to let other things come through.

A - Nice foamy head. Rich red color, clear. Some lacing and lasting ring and surface foam.

S - Full hop aroma, really nice. Smells like I might be about to have an IPA. Orange Peel. Just the slightest hint of something deeper maybe? But the hops are prominent.

T - Full hop flavor profile. Really nice. I would like a little more grain or toasty flavor maybe. Aside from the color, this could be an IPA. I'm not getting really anything else here. There might be some other flavors there, but the hops are covering it up. Though that's probably intentional, I'd just assume get an IPA. This is great though if you want some hops. I'd just like one more flavor in there.

M - Nice low amount of carbonation. Clean.

D - It's good.

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Photo of ZoomanCru
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Runoff Red – Red IPA (6.5%) - O'Dell Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆

App: Deep raspberry pulp red with a slight inclination towards brown. Nice one and a half finger head that retains very well and leaves ample sticky lacing. Slightly hazy, but overall a good looking beer.

Smell: Nose is pretty much all hops with a sort of odd, petroleum like smell lurking in the background. Honestly a little weak on the nose.

Taste: Pretty straightforwardly hoppy and slightly bitter. Hops are earthy, slightly solvent, and a little bit piney. Small hints of biscuit and roasted malts in the background, but they never harmonize with the bitterness of the hops like a world-class IPA. Pleasant, lingering hops bitterness. Doesn't totally wreck your palate with acidity like some IPAs. Could possibly benefit from a little more Caramel malts. Flavors open a little with warming, but don't really evolve. Very sessionable, but not remarkable.

Mouth: Overall a little thin on the body side, carbonation is good and smooth.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 1/4/14.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really pretty picture of this one when it pours out, reddish-amber, but with lots of gleaming to it. 1/2" off white head, good retention and the lace is sticky down the side of the glass.

Aroma fought with the hops and whatever that malt is that subdues everything else in a red ale. But the taste and mouthfeel allow the hops to shine more than they do in the average red ale. Carbonation stays high enough to keep that wooden/damp mouthfeel that is typical for red ales. Probably a top tier red ale.

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Photo of Beefeater57
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy amber, frothy light tan head. Clumpy, sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Clean, sweet malt smell. Traces of pine and slight nuttiness. Nice smell...

T: Dry, slighty acidic malt taste but hops outbalance it right away. Hop flavor is pleasant, very woodsy/pine, hop oil. I really like the malt sweetness I get, but the hop flavors pretty much make the taste of this beer.

M: I like the body, smooth mouthfeel, not too carbonated.

D: Pretty hoppy for the typical red ale, but pretty easy to drink. Bought a six pack of this stuff, and I will easily be able to finish it off.

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Photo of PaleAlien2
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color with a beautiful tan head.

Hop smell is strong. Notes of caramel and bread.

Has a great malt backbone. Faint bit of alcohol in the finish. A sweet touch of caramel as well.

Mouthfeel is a bit grainy in the finish.

Overall a Good beer.

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Photo of unionturf
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got on trade from vasdef42 as an extra, thanks!!

This beer has only 25 reviews and it's #10 for this style...says something huh?

Poured and right off the bat noticed my favorite hop smell, fantastic hop nose and good clear color. Taste matched the smell which is similar to their IPA (LOVE IT) and is very well balanced.

MF and drinkibility are great, if I could get this beer it would be in the fridge all the time! Again, this blows Red Rocket, Green Flash Red, Big Hoppy Monster etc away....

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Photo of Joe_Howard
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a slightly hazy red-amber color with a big, frothy beige head. The smell is primarily citrus hops, with traces of pine and even a bit of the malt aroma. Taste is full of citrus hops well balanced with sweet, caramely malt. This is a really well done, well balanced IPA. Tons of hops with a strong malty backbone

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Photo of AndyP612
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes on tap at The Blue Door Pub

A- Dark, cloudy, deep red. Head dissipated quickly.

S- Slight malt in the nose not overwhelming nose.

T- Rich, woody malt right on the forefront with plenty of hop to compete for attention.

M- Definitely could have been bigger I would call this a light medium bodied ale.

O- I would order this ale again. I found myself looking for more than what was there which may be because I like bigger ales. Probably not very helpful in this review but it is what it is. Cheers.

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Photo of TwinButte
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful, opaque, medium red color with a large 1 inch head that retained well throughout out. Nice lacing.

S: Smells of mainly citrusy hops but is well balanced.

T: More on the bitter side but has a nice malty taste.

M: Smooth. Very tasty!

O: Overall its a very nice Red Ale. I haven't found one that I don't like yet! Odells take on this style is very good. I would purchase this one again.

Born on 5/24/11

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Photo of akolb
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Lovely red-brown hue. Coarse beige head. Enticing. Great lacing.
A; Hops come through first with citrus and pine. A deep note reveals caramel malts.
T: First, tangerine and orange. Then the bready malts come through to round out the taste. Moderate bitterness. Begins like an IPA, then takes on amber qualities, and finally finishes bitter. Bread and caramel dominate after the initial citrus. A little bit of spicyness.
M: High carbonation. Effervescent. Moderate body.
O: A beer that walks the line. Drinkable yet complex. Well done.

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Photo of PaleZombie
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with what I think says 5/6/16D. D for dunno what that means. Anyway, color is a dark copper and copper head too. My first thought was "malt". Noticing it had been left in the unfrigerated section even though it said please refrigerate on bottle. Anyway lacing is beautiful, smell is non-existant. No malt even really, maybe just the slightest roasted smell at first pour and from bottle but yeah. Taste is where the pale-heavy malt mixture comes out, and this beer is actually pretty refreshing. A pretty good beer, kind of laid back taste and feel. I actually dig the kind of warm buzz it is giving in the face and appreciate the more dark malts in the flavor now. Darker, malt beers aren't really my thing but this one is pretty good. I feel like I've had similar beers with more alcohol in them.

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Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.