Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -13%
Far better than your average red ale, this beer seems to have the hopping that I wanted but didn't find in their ipa.
Pours out a good hearty ruby red color with ample clarity and professionalism in its appearance. 1/2" off white head on it, good retention, stickly lace down one side of the glass.
Taste was hoppy, it led, the red malt flavor that I'm not necessarily a big fan of played second fiddle, I liked that it was carbonated and hoppy enough to prevent any soggy wood mouthfeel that is typical of marginal red ales to creep on me. This is a better than average red ale, in fact, its probably a top 20%er.
07-25-2013 18:44:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
Picked this one up at the COOP today.. the brew pours a clear reddish/amber... decent off white head with okay lacing and retention.
Nose is good toasty malt and light caramel.. orange zest hoppiness..
Very nice hoppy American amber... all elements punch out and still meld well... great citrus zest.. sorta pithy... sorta dry with a great malt profile.. bits of caramel and nice dry toast... very balanced.
Body is medium/light with appropriate carbonation.. long toasty finish with tangerine zest.
01-23-2012 02:55:21 | More by JohnGalt1
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a clear, amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong hops and some slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Amber/Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth, crisp, and a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong hops throughout (especially in the finish), some earthy malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, a really easy drinking beer but nothing special.
03-16-2009 22:44:00 | More by Tone
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
A nearly clear, red-tinted amber body with a smallish white head that settles down fairly quickly. Spotty lacing.
Nice enough aroma, citrus hops and caramel malt well balanced. Touches of pineapple, grapefruit, pine resins. Flavor follows suit, prominent hoppiness (again mostly citrus with subtle pine notes) offset by moderately sweet caramel malt.
Body is medium as is the carbonation. A bit creamy, with a dry finish and a little bit of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.
Another nice hoppy beer from Odell; this one, along with Lagunitas' Imperial Red (and others) seem to be retorts to the wild success of Troegs' Nugget Nectar. Not quite as good as the original but pretty damn tasty. I am continually impressed with the quality of Odell's beers.
03-17-2012 20:45:59 | More by tobelerone
4/5 rDev -1.7%
This is on tap at the local Old Chicago.
A great red colour with a small but persistent head of foam that brought some lacing with it.
The smell is very hoppy with big notes of pine,some citrus, and a mild presence of caramel malt.
The taste is just as good as the smell. Very bitter pine with some citrus that's semi balanced with caramel malts. A bit of bread as well.
Medium bodied, same for the carbonation.
I had 3 pints in 2 hours. Yeah, it's pretty darn drinkable. A nice unexpected find at my local watering hole.
01-28-2011 21:15:16 | More by Bitterbill
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
Big thanks goes out to jmkratt for this one as an extra in a past trade! Dated 4/26/11B. Served from bottle into a Warsteiner mug. Poured a deep red-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, pine resin, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, bitter hop, caramel, and slight cream. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice red. Not a lot missing on this one for the style. Pretty good aroma and flavor both. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness on both accounts. Worth trying and really glad I got a chance to try it as well.
04-01-2011 19:49:27 | More by thagr81us
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
12 oz single with a freshness date of 061209, seems my sample might be a bit past it's prime. Pours a fairly hazy reddish brown color with a huge, billowing, mesa-forming tan head. Have to wait a bit as the foam recedes very slowly and clings to the glass with ease.
Smell is juicy tropical, citric and grassy hop goodness. Bold and hopped up nose here. Enough sweet caramel malt backbone to distinguish it from your typical IPA, but the hops are the main show here.
Hop flavor outshines the hop bitterness here, which is just fine by me. Malt provides plenty of backbone and this one has a smoothness I have not seen from some of the other big reds I have had. I like the fact that the sweetness is kept pretty low, which contributes a somewhat thinner than usual body, but in this case it makes the beer that much more refreshing. I would like to get my hands on another, fresher sample sometime soon as this beer is quite tasty.
12-20-2009 20:07:12 | More by twiggamortis420
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Deep dark coppery brown with a bit of brick red to it. Heavy glow to the body carrying a smeared appearance. Densely capped with a beige crown of firm foam standing to about a pinky high. Faintly thinned sheets and webby strings of lace coat the glass well.
Sweet dark red apple bready aroma with a bit of fresh leafy hoppyness, apricot, red rice, pale and red malts. Nice and clean, with a bit of crispness to it and tugs well on the nose.
Taste is smallish in the apple area with a semi dry undertone of red, toasted, and pale malt with a fresh grazing of grassy and leafy dried hoppyness. Breezy but a firm little sweetness sits a bit bready with some lighter honey and caramel swimming about. Airy finish with a fluffy ended light tone of bittering hops and buttered toast.
Clean lighter medium body with a nicely rounded and easy going sweetness that floats right through letting the little nuances of the flavors and dryness mingle their way onto the palate with a complexity worthy of any solid Red ale out there.
Pretty impressive stuff. Subtle, complex, with an easy to drink attitude. Odell knows how to make the simple styles seem just a bit more so, which is great. And this is definately one of those brews.
04-09-2011 01:41:28 | More by tavernjef
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
A: Two finger light beige head on a mahogany body. Full head sticks around for about three minutes then leaves a cap and collar. Wonderful lacing around the sides of the tulip.
S: Deep hop aromas, juicy orange/citrus.
T: Hops do not present itself as the nose would like you to believe. blanaced malt to hop presence, all somewhat subdued. Shows no signs of alochol.
M: Medium mouthfeel, medium to medium-low carbonation for the style.
D/O: Very well balanced, it's biggest attribute. Drinkability high.
03-21-2013 01:26:50 | More by Duff27
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
a: deep aged copper in color, topped with a nice off white head
s: immediately struck with a nosefull of fresh, pulpy citrus hops - grapefruit, tangerine - resting on a malty dark caramel body evoking torched sugars and dark cookies, some pineapple lurking
m: carbonation medium, body about the same
t: the taste follows the nose - juicy citrus hops set this red/amber apart from the crowd, most notably sweet grapefruit and tangerine, nice grainy caramel body, dark bread, appropriately bitter, seamlessly balanced
d: easy - a satisfactory six-pack pickup
sourced from the Liquor Depot, Rock Springs, WY
05-11-2010 06:00:46 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev -1.7%
This could easily be mistaken for an IPA.. Great transparent red color and smells like the grassiest fruity hops. The taste is bitter grassy hops again, fruit and bitterness. I guess you could call this red based upon the color but the smell and taste say hoppy IPA.
02-16-2009 04:21:29 | More by ArrogantB
4/5 rDev -1.7%
This beer pours a clear bright red color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing lingers for a while. The aroma is a great balance of malt and hop. There is a ton of grapefruit and a ton of caramel. The taste is maltier up from with a solid bitterness coming through in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a really good beer. It is very flavorful and aromatic, however, the spectrum of those flavors and aromatics isn't that deep. Still I would happily drink this beer again.
01-25-2011 21:46:45 | More by KarlHungus
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
Reddish copper color with one inch of head that quickly settled to a thin skim. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.
Aroma is heavily influenced by the hops. Smells dank and old growth forest. Slight floral and herbal notes. The malt is slightly toasted and has a toffee quality.
The malt bill does not quite do it for me as other great reds are able to do. Just a touch artificial. The hops are strong and bitter. Pithy, resiny, and just a little rough. Has a bitter bite in the finish.
Very low carbonation which does not hurt this hoppy beer. Medium body.
It seems most of Odell's beers just fall a little short of being great to me. This one is no exception.
02-20-2011 20:14:24 | More by morimech
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.