Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Happy with this look; hazy browned orange color. Lacing is not too bad, and hopefully forebodes a decent hop bill. Nose is caramel sweet with some toasted malt and a stab of piney hops.
Caramel and toffee malt notes, hops are citric and piney with notes of lemongrass. Hops follow to the finish and cap the sips with a blast of bitterness. Good body and carbonation. Easy to sip, as it is well-balanced but actually brings a zesty hop note to the table.
If you prefer not to detect hops in your beer, skip this one. If you're looking for a nice complement to a roasted veggie sandwich and vinaigrette-marinated olives, you're in. There are clearly many shades in between, but I think the point is clear enough.
04-27-2010 04:04:45 | More by BretSikkink
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber with a creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet fruity, piney, resiny hops with a little pepper and some nutty malts.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts and fruit with a nice piney lightly resinous hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a very nice drinking well balanced beer. It has some great hop flavors.
03-25-2009 03:36:51 | More by Beaver13
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
Picked up a sixer from Total Wine back in mid January for $8.99.
Beer poured a deep copper color with a nice off white head that is leaving lacing behind. Nose is very good, strong malt presence combining with a very pleasant citrus aroma. Taste is pretty balanced; caramel hops form a nice backbone, hop finish is citrusy and piney. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth for the style. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very good beer that is well balanced and easy to drink for fans used to an IPA level of hops in their beer.
04-15-2010 02:17:07 | More by arizcards
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
thanks to cosmohophead for this extra
pours a clear amber with a 2 finger head that leaves lacing all over the glass
smells of huge floral and pine hops
taste is even better then the smell - this beer reminds me a whole lot of 3f alpha king - big floral and pine hops up front then a smooth carmel malt finish
mouthfeel is where this one disappointed me i felt the carbonation was a little low making the body seem a little heavy
drinkability is great but its too bad odell does not distribute in IL.
forget fire tire hype this is the best amber from CO. and probably the best in the states.
05-16-2009 01:33:59 | More by jsh420
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours red-amber with a huge foamy cream colored head that laces nicely throughout. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, balanced by caramel and bready malts. Flavor suggests the same as the aroma. Medium body with moderate carbonation, finishing slightly bitter and dry. A decent red ale. I actually liked this better the second time around on tap!
02-14-2012 20:28:45 | More by CuriousMonk
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured into a goblet.
A: Garnet hued amber with nice clarity and active carbonation from tiny bubbles. Tight cream head starts strong before settling to a thin film. Leaves patches of lace.
S: Slightly vinous, with hints of red grapes. A toffee sweetness is also at work. Lemon, grapefruit, plus a little oak round things out.
T: This a very balanced beer. Toffee and dark fruits start things out. Bitterness comes on in the form of citrus and pepper. Finishes dry and woodsy with a mild lingering grapefruit and lemon flavor.
M: Medium body is somewhat dry. Carbonation level is right on.
D: This is a really nice beer. It reminds me a bit of the Extra Special Red that Odell did in '09, only toned down in the alcohol department. That's a good thing, as I enjoyed that beer and am fond of this one as well.
02-08-2010 15:55:23 | More by Rayek
4/5 rDev -1.7%
12oz bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Best by date is 5/3/12 so I assume this is pretty darn fresh. Thanks to eclipse54 for this one!
A: Pours a pretty reddish orange amber color. Initially about a finger and a half of reddish hued tan head. Disappeared fairly quick, but left some lacing trials.
S: Even through the dark malt bill than an IPA, I get some of those fruity hop aromas. Some grapefruit and other citrus. There are some pine hints as well. A little spicy hint from the malts as well.
T: I get a little bit on the tip of the tongue of piney hops initially. Maybe a little touch of that grapefruity flavor that I smelled. Then you get this mild spicy sweet malt kick in the middle of the mouth. It's very pleasant but sort of overpowers all the hop character. The close is crisp and dry and leaves you wanting more. Maybe some residual piney notes linger.
M: This is a medium bodied beer. Good seasonal.
O: Still have yet to meet an Odell beer that I don't like. This isn't my favorite but it's a solid beer for sure.
02-07-2012 00:13:25 | More by inlimbo77
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
Served from a 12oz bottle
Let me start by saying that although I am pretty bummed out that extra special red is gone along with the rest of the single batch series (which was awesome), I am happy that the new replacement series teed off with this beer, it's pretty damn good.
A-Murky deep amber with a small white head, decent retention and awesome lacing.
S-Cereal grains, caramel, piney hops.
T-SO well balanced. Nice rich sweet maltiness that has a funky intermingling with lemon grass hop flavor that rolls into a deep raosty and caramel malt flavor with a deep long lasting bitterness. Really tasty.
M-Nice, thick enough body but thin enough to drink easily. Good Co2.
D- Yeah buddy. Really flavorful and not filling. A great flavorful session beer or a decent sipper.
As always Odell's knocks another homerun.
03-21-2009 04:56:53 | More by MinorThreat
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.
Pours a nice perfect amber color with some slight darkness and haze to it. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that forms and has some nice dense bubbles with some off-white color. The head recedes to a nice ring around the glass.
Nose starts off with some nice sweet malt that is combined and plays well with some nice grassy herbal hop notes. Nice bready notes that are also complimented by some spicy piney hop. Herbal notes with some slight citrus is perceived as well. Aroma is a bit light.
The taste confirms the nose. Very bready and delicious. Fresh baked grainy and slightly sweet bread. Very nice. The bread is complimented well by spicy hop resin notes. Some nice grass and pine as well as slight orange and tangerine notes in the middle. The flavor is really nice and drinkable. A solid American Amber with good malt backbone and nice refreshing hop notes. Crisp and clean with a nice earthy and bitter finish.
This a good amber. Very crisp and clean with nice bready notes. Overall a good refreshing example of the style. Good malt backbone with great floral hop kicks.
03-14-2012 23:31:31 | More by JoEBoBpr
4.14/5 rDev +1.7%
A- Pours a clear dark red-orange. Head is a long lasting off white. Some lacing on the glass.
S- Smell is honey sweetness and some fruityness. A little underwhelming on the nose.
T- Good flavors here. Starts with honey and tropical fruit. Finish is more bitterness with some citrus fruits in there as well.
M- Fairly full body. Medium-low carbonation. Somewhat dry finish.
O- A pretty stellar beer. I could enjoy this one regularly.
03-27-2014 03:32:47 | More by jsprain1
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
from 12 0z bottle best by 04 /11
A-pours a nice crimson color with a creamy khaki 1 finger head with
a nice lacing and collar
S- is pine and hops ,grass citrus and malts
T- is a hop forward ale with a great hop presence.loads of citrus and pine hop tastes then it is nicely balanced with sweet caramel malts very nice balance of hops/malts
M-- nicely carbonated full of hop/malt flavor,,creamy and smooth very little bitterness and very fresh
D- so drinkable with a hop and malt explosion that is very nicely balanced ,,really liked this one and will be going back for a sixer or two more
01-08-2011 01:33:34 | More by gatornation
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
12oz bottle poured into my Sweetwater pint glass. Best by: 4/28/11.
Pours a clear dark amber with a thick finger-width beige head on top. Good retention; lots of sticky lace on the glass. The nose is bursting with fresh citrus, pine needles, herbs. Very fresh-smelling. I dig it.
The mouth is moderately full. Good heft to it, but drinkable still. There's a bit of a hop smack at the onset, but this flavor is fleeting and short-lived. There's not a lot of depth to this one. Mild sweetness on the finish. Bready. This is a stellar drinkable beer, but I thought aspects of it could be more pronounced. It's not a palate-torcher, which is fine, but there needs to be a bit more "pop" to the flavor. Still, I could see myself having this again and again. Good beer.
03-01-2011 17:17:47 | More by Onenote81
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 5/2/14.
Appearance: Pours a deep amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three fingers of off white head that slowly settle into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A toasty and fairly earthy red aroma with a solid balance of sweet caramel malt and juicy hops. Toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nut, and cracker. Solid hop balance with a good presence of earthy, floral, and citrus hops. Scent of wet grassy hops and pine resin spice. Citrus hop hints of orange peel, lemons, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. A very solid balanced aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma implies, a toasty and juicy red taste with a good balance of juicy hops and caramel malt. Toasted malt with bready notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, cracker, and nuts. Big mix of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Earthy notes of grass and some spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Hops are nicely bitter and chewy. A very solid taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and spicy with a drying finish.
Overall: A very solid take on a red ale. Bold with both the juicy hops and caramel malt. Its what you expect for the style.
01-22-2014 07:56:35 | More by MattyG85
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
I've always enjoyed Odell's Extra Special Red and IPA. According to the brewery, they won't be making ESR any more but this is taking it's place landing somewhere in between the two in taste.
"A variety of agressive American hops..."
Pours from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It has copper red color with just a slight haze. The inch of head wanes slowly leaving some nice lacing behind.
Aroma is really nice with lots of hops showing off pineapple and grapefruit with some fruity sweetness.
Flavor is very well done too with lots of great hoppy taste yet balanced with sweet carmel-like malts. The hops have a definate west coast character with pine and citrus coming through strong. Grassy hop flavors in there too.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, bitter but balanced, and nicely carbonated.
Certainly one of the more hoppy American red ales I've had and all the better for it. I could also see it being called a red IPA. Either way, another great beer from Odell.
02-09-2009 18:26:20 | More by GilGarp
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
Pours a sexy amber with off-white head that is thick at first then recedes to a thin layer that remains for the pint. Nose has a very nice fruity component, perhaps passion fruit or at least a very mixed batch of fruit aromas. A generous toffee sweetness is welcomed onto the palate at first, with plenty of "juicy fruit" hoppiness in the balance. There's a slight candied quality to this ale too. Finish is toffee sweet with lingering citrus. Very drinkable and quite delicious.
01-31-2010 04:23:01 | More by yemenmocha
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a amber to copper color, with more than a one finger off white head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, toffee, and caramel malt.
Tastes just like it smells with grapefruit, citrus zest, toffee, and caramel malt. Has a nice combination of hop bitterness and caramel malt to make a nicely balanced beer.
Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation. Another nice ber from Odell. I am very glad they distribute to Minnesota.
04-29-2013 01:30:42 | More by hardy008
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.