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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

611 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 67
Gots: 72 | 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:
Beer added by: SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009

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Ratings: 611 | Reviews: 199
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Odell Red

Perhaps a touch old, I’ll need to look up the dating here but what appears to be the best by date of 6/15/11 so a bit too close, but we shall see. Brewer says this beer is still in the best by range so lets go!

Really nice thick head a darker cream colored head, leaving wonderful lacing on top of a dark red body. Decent clarity perhaps but this beer is rather opaque and provides a deep ruby color.

Light toast, hops, I have to say this beer really is reminding me of smelling pot (for me not a good smell).

Hoppy, watery, bready, red ale at it’s finest. A red with wonderful American hop bite that dominates the red ale’s caramel malt. I certainly have had red’s with better malt profiles, a bit more toast and caramel. The malt here is a bit weak especially given the 6.5%. The English have done far more with reds with under 5% abv, but the American hop power is rather good.

Good carbonation, somewhat thin body, extremely drinkable as it should be.

I need more malt in a red and while I enjoy the hops here am not excited by this beer. I don’t like rating to style, but keeping style in mind this beer is a weird malted IPA or an over hopped and under/poorly malted red.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a New Belgium balloon glass.

A: Red pours a crystal clear, deep crimson to mahogany color with a cream-hued two-finger thick head. Retention is excellent, and lacing clings to the glass with ease.

S: Slightly faint on the nose at first. Herbal hop aromas with hints of caramel and toast lingering in the backround.

T: Fruity hop character and sweet malt balance eachother out nicely. Flavors of caramel and fresh toast make a good backbone, supported by earthy, floral hop characters. The dry finish makes for a very clean brew, with notes of pine and citrus.

Notes: This beer is very tasty, and quite easy to drink. If I had one complaint, it would be in the mouthfeel. It's just a bit on the lighter side for the style. Overall, a pretty rock-solid effort by the folks at Odell.

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3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours red with great clarity and a light brown head.

Hops jump out of the glass from the get-go in the aroma. Red delicious apple skins, piney and grassy hops, with a soft malt background that takes a while to define itself.

Bready malts eventually work their way out past the piney west coast hops in the flavor. The mouthfeel could be bulked up a bit, but it's light nature makes for a really drinkable hoppy beer.

Worth a try! One of the nicer spring seasonals for the midwest.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes-
This beer pours a beautiful copper red with a white head.

Aroma is strong of citrus, grapefruit grass with a slight honey sweet maltiness in the background.

The taste starts out with a mouth coating citrusy and pine bitterness, then comes a brief interruption of a biscuity honey malt sweetness, then ends out with a dry grassy and citrusy finish.

Aside from the hop bitterness, this beer goes down real smooth.

Overall, not as good as Extra Special Red, but this is an excellent american red

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of EricCioe
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to salukialum for this extra.

This pours medium amber with a nice frothy white head that sticks around and leaves good lace. On the nose there is a big pine component with orange peel type citrus further back. In the mouth there is instant bitterness but there is a hint of doughy malt to smooth things a bit. I wouldn't call this refined but it's not a fire-breathing hop monster either. The body is medium with a medium bitter finish.

Overall, this is a nice, hoppy amber, worth seeking out or including as an extra.

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.