Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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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.
02-24-2010 21:43:53 | More by SamN
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.
05-21-2011 01:47:33 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
United Kingdom (Scotland)
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.
06-15-2012 19:38:33 | More by Zimbo
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.
08-21-2011 03:25:36 | More by titosupertramp
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Crisp clear dark amber. Large head that laces the glass.
floral hops with a nice mellow hoppy sweetness
Very balanced beer. Starts out with a nice hoppy floral bite that fades into your caramel smooth amber malt flavors. Complex and very tasty.
nice amount of carbonation in a smooth yet bitter beer. They really have a nice balance between IPA and Amber ale here. I really like it.
05-02-2009 02:35:13 | More by bfields4
4.68/5 rDev +15%
Yum! I've been looking forward to this seasonal, and it lives up to its reputation. Odell just keeps delivering.
A - Nice amber color and thick, foamy head, which persists longer than expected. Good 2-finger lacing. Pretty.
S - All kinds of citrus, no pine. It's like smelling a ripe, red grapefruit -- all fruit and flowers, very clean.
T - Mmmm. I actually made that sound. Twice. This has unexpected balance. It's like a malty red grapefruit.
M - My only criticism of this beer is the parched-tongue feeling I get, like after drinking a tannic wine. Really odd.
D - This goes down readily and willingly. I could drink quite a few of these.
03-01-2011 05:50:09 | More by DaveAnderson
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Finishing off my last one before Odell Brewing Company shows up to Minneapolis on Monday.
Poured into a tulip pint
A: Amber-orange. Medium carbonation. Silky white head sits on top, but dies down to a lace. Looks lovely as the light shines through it.
S: Floral hops at first, with a hint of citrus. Hop aroma is a bit muted however. I get a ton of malts however. Nice caramel tones with a hint of toffee and breadiness. Some deeper, richer aromas like prunes as well.
T: Beautiful flavors in this one. It trends on the maltier end for a red ale, however. The malts are quite flavorful with deep caramel flavors, a touch of toffee and some really nice prune/plum flavors in the end (almost dubbel-esqe). Some hints of chocolate and toastiness as well. The hops are mostly in the end with some citrus notes. Mostly grapefruit, but really not a ton of hop flavor. The bitterness is smooth and right on.
M: Light-medium bodied. Smooth, but finishes crisp. Medium carbonation.
D: A very nice amber ale. Definitely on the maltier end, but that is what I like about it. Lots of complex, malty flavors. Quite enjoyable and even more drinkable. I will buy this again.
04-30-2010 00:47:03 | More by brewdoc75
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.