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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

494 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 54
Gots: 28 | 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)
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

mpbrady320, Apr 03, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into ayinger glass
A: Amber and red with a tan head
S: FLoral and hopppy
T: Very floral almost APA or AIPA status, and an awesome one at that. Very sweet
M: Standard drinkable mouthfeel with some bones
O: Really good beer pick it up and drink it, more of an IPA than a malty red

hitter114, Feb 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

east97, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

TylerCO, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

schoenfelderr, Apr 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Vince1979, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of kiddwhiz
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Odell's Red is, in my opinion, their best seasonal by a long shot. Sweet, malty, hoppy, creamy....overall a great product with very little fan fare.

The Red is a vibrant amber red with a lasting two finger head. It is as described above, a blend of goodness that could be 'ol trusty if it were around more often. Something I love to drink after a day of enjoying CO's many outside activities but with dreams of sipping on one at a hot summer Rox game. We all have dreams but at least today I have Red. Cheers.

kiddwhiz, Feb 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

zimmee66, Feb 18, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank both on tap and from my growler immediatly after the tapping party this evening at Odell.

Color is spot on to what a red should be- it's red. Really red. Smell is mostly forgettable, it's just too basic to be interesting. Mostly hops, some malt fighting through. Taste is better. A predominant caramel maltiness (you know, like a red) that ends in a citrusy and floral hop finish- very reminiscent of an IPA.

SuperWhite92, Jan 30, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

cyrusturbak, Jul 26, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked a sixer of this up at Susan's Fine Wine and Spirits in Santa Fe. According to the beer guy there, the new red is similar to the old Extra Special Red, except less malt and more hop flavors.

A: Poured into a poor man's pint, was a nice deep golden-red color. Came out with a nice solid inch of very light head, which left consistent lacing throughout the drink.
S: Still a fair amount of malt, but you can definitely tell that this has more hops than the Extra Special Red. Almost has a little bit of a sweet, spicy scent to it. Maybe a hint of paprika almost.
T: Fantastic. Great up front malt. Throughout there was a pleasant citrus flavor going along with it, and it finished with a sweet and fairly strong hop flavor.
M: Incredibly full and refreshing. I really enjoyed the fullness of this one; after a full day out hiking, this was great to sit down to.
D: At 6.5%, this beer is just at the threshold of being too strong for a session beer. However, I will say that I've very comfortably killed my 6 pack in two nights, and I plan on going down and buying up a case while it's here. Highly recommended if you're a fan of reds.

Rchap1, Mar 22, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

thefizzo, Feb 24, 2012
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4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2014 release six pack picked up, must be pretty fresh, date on bottle says 5/2/14, guessing this means drink it by then.. served around 35-40 degrees in the Dogfish/Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: Perfect, what an excellent red ale color this has, some decent carbonation, perfect red hint to it. poured with a finger of head that dissipates to a thin layer of head that completely covers the entire surface, which is awesome. lacing isn't huge but there are some long lacing legs up the glass.

S: Smell isn't what you want to judge this beer by, idk if it is just me but it smells almost like a rye IPA, it has a bread/red/rye smell that isn't the best smelling beer ever but either way it's not terrible.

T: Awesome, very fresh, has a big amber ale/red ale taste but you also get the punch of the fruity hops that Odell seems to have mastered. Very refreshing beer, and at 6.5% this is very session-able. I seem to be picking up a bit of bready taste as well as some rye. I don't even know if this beer is made with rye but there is a small bit of the rye characteristics with it.

M: Decently carbonated, feels light yet filling, I could drink a 6 pack in the summer on a hot day even though this is a Winter Seasonal. Very refreshing, great beer, would love to have on draft.

O: Pick this up if you see it, if you are lucky enough pick up their Winter'Spring Montage 12 pack that has this along with their latest Roots Release which for 2014 is a Pale Ale named "Wolf Picker" I believe.. if you can catch this beer on draft than of course give it a shot.

Summary: Best red IPA I have ever had, only one I can compare it to is the Elysian Valhalla Red, Odell is an excellent brewery and they seem to have mastered the fruity, juicy, fresh hops, their IPA is in my top 5 and their DIPA as well. What a great refreshing seasonal. Keep it up Odell!

Update: This beer gets better with every sip, find it and try it, it is amazing.

DaltonC, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

GoneSquatchin, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jerichobear, Feb 08, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tangy! I totally get the grapefruit flavor everyone mentions on here. This is a very good red. The hops are all over the place, shaming many a so-called "ipa" My head didn't retain on this particular pour but it is leaving some nice lacing on the pint glass. The beer smells quite hoppy as well. A nice, easy drinking red that I will definitely come back to in the future.

Whadawookie, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BarryBaker2013, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ldawg87801, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sprigga, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bmoney_az, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

texasdrugaddict, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

panther_5115, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rfranklin7, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rmedise, Feb 27, 2014
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.