1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

487 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 487
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 50
Gots: 24 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Runoff Red IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 487 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5  rDev +22.9%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of NickSMpls
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

NickSMpls, May 06, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SD-Alefan, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of SalukiAlum
5/5  rDev +22.9%

SalukiAlum, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of grubefresh
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

grubefresh, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Number3red
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Number3red, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of yokken
4/5  rDev -1.7%

yokken, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of SamN
2.65/5  rDev -34.9%

A- Bubbly, rocky just-off-tan head which leaves some beautiful lacing around my pint glass. The color is a slightly hazy reddish-brown orange. Slight visible carbonation, a very nice looking brew.

S- Caramelized hops, bitter hops, lightly toasted hops-- a lot of hops in the nose, obviously. Just behind them is a sweet malty backbone-- seamless blending of the two characteristics, it's hard to tell where exactly one ends and the other begins, and that is exceptional craftsmanship in my opinion. Just a tad too much hops for me.

T- Again, a hops forward beer. Despite the inviting and complex smell, the taste is surprisingly one-dimensional; flat hops. Metallic aftertaste, where's the counter balancing malt? Just barely any sweetness. Really, there is no depth here. Wtf, Odells? No much strength of flavor either; tastes watered down. Lacking, this beer needs to be brought up to par.

M- Like water; thin, no tensile strength noticeable. Decent coating, however, and no lingering aftertaste unpleasantness.

D- Eh. This doesn't taste that good. How can I drink a beer that doesn't taste good? I didn't buy it to look at or smell. It doesn't taste bad, it's just not good. Low drinkability in that case.

SamN, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of dragomni
5/5  rDev +22.9%

dragomni, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

bkrbdan, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
2.95/5  rDev -27.5%

Odell's red ale came out of the bottle an awesome red color with a fluffy off white head.

The aroma was very hoppy but present were notes of caramel and maybe some toffee.

The beer starts sweet and finishes bitter but is not very memorable in either department. This is not helped by a watery mouth feel.

The beer is pretty average overall and there are many many red ales to go for if you are looking for something impressive in the style.

LeeryLeprechaun, May 21, 2011
Photo of famous_mortimur
4/5  rDev -1.7%

famous_mortimur, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of prock180
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

prock180, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Pug
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Pug, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Zimbo
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

When it escapes the bottle there is an immediate but fleeting air of spiky pine which morphs into a maltiness as attention is focused away on its rick mahoganoy brown body and light yellowy tan 1/4 inch head. No real beading but there is fizz but the head manages to stick in there. Some long reasonably appetising earthy bitterness, some edge and some density and juice before ending back to a more lively civil dry earth.
Doesn't really become fully intergrated and remains a bit all over the place. Could do with more definition and precision but still delivers some impact though not as much as I would hope.

Zimbo, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Shawner, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bigpoppa67, May 15, 2014
Photo of dseanv
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

dseanv, May 20, 2014
Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

IchLiebeBierZu, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of KegsAndEggs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of frogfan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of titosupertramp
4/5  rDev -1.7%

A: A cloudy, dirty copper in color with a finger of off-white head..nice texture. Leaves a lot of soapy lacing on all edges of the glass with a faint cap, but lots of large bubbles around the edges.

S: A fair amount of hops, but pretty well balanced by caramel, bready malts. Hops seems to be mostly citrus, but I think there's a bit of pine in here also.

T: Mirrors the smell. Citrus and piney hops with sweet caramel and bready malts providing support.

M: Medium bodied, kind of oily.

O: Not the best red ale I've ever had, but to be fair, it's a little past its best by date of 6/15/11. I would really like to try this again fresh and rescore.

titosupertramp, Aug 21, 2011
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.