Runoff Red IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding
222 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
731
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
16.83%
 
 
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80
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133
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009

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Reviews: 222 | Ratings: 731
Photo of imiller21
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into pub style glass. Nice pour, a very deep brown with a nice red tint, slightly cloudy. Pours a big fluffy head that sticks to the glass. Not an impressive aroma, but certainly not offputting; actually smells a bit sweet, maybe slightly floral, with some maltiness. Very nice taste, a slight hint of tropical tartness with a very nice bitter hop balance. Ends with a bit of toastiness. Nicely carbonated and very smooth. Overall a very nice and drinkable beer!

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Photo of puck1225
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers, and a reason Odell is one of my favorite breweries. Gorgeous red brown color, slightly cloudy. Beautiful creamy foamy head, great lacing. Nice sweet smell, taste is malty, a bit sweet, but well balanced with hops. I love red ales, and this is a favorite.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber, with an average head of off-white suds. Minimal but lovely lines of lace.

Aroma: Rich and appealing tropical hops — fruity and citrusy. In fact, I get lots of fruit here, which certainly isn’t a bad thing.

Taste: Packed with bitter pine and sour grapefruit hops, a little prickly, with a solid malt backbone to support the hops. Really a perfectly formed red IPA, delicious and as good as it gets.

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- chestnut-red with white head
S- hoppiness doesn't overpower as often happens in an IPA. Malt is detectable with a little sweetness provided by subtle dried fruit.
T- Hops with a pine-like flavor are definitely the main flavor profile but sweetness from strong honey notes is highly apparent and maltiness comes through. The aftertaste is a classic hop bitterness.
F-medium bodied with a nice carbonation-filled mouth feel.
O- A surprising flavor for an IPA. This beer decides not to overwhelm the palate with hops and go for a more balanced approach. making it more of an ale than an IPA.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's got an odd sort of combination of both pine and citrus, maybe an orange or lemon. It's consistency is a bit runny, but it's not terrible by any means.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is malts, spices, a hint of sugar and very dank notes. The flavor is spices, slight vegetables, slight sweetness, grapefruit, malts and a mix of bitter and slight heat in the finish.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours gorgeous deep reddish amber with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Toasty bready malt, a bit floral and fruity, pine, and a little toffee sweetness.

T: Bready malts, toasty, even a bit roasty, citrus, orange and a little grapefruit, pine, faintly herbal, and a little toffee sweetness.

M: A bit on the fuller end of medium body, mild carbonation, smooth and a little creamy.

O: Nicely balanced, but for a red IPA I was hoping the hops would jump out a little more. My bottle is well within the enjoy by date, but I would love to see what it's like super fresh. As it stands, still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of dikebrewery
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've become a fan of black IPAs and now I'm really digging the red IPAs. I am a fan of Ambers and this beer has everything you like about ambers. Nice malt flavor mixed with the generous hoppy citrus/resin flavors meld well together. Nice deep Amber pour and a good mouthfeel. Nice beer

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Red IPA. not to be mean. But weak knees compared to Odell's regular IPA. this red seasonal is good, not phenomenal and rich like Odell IPA, or great with a kick Mercenary. Good beer. For the same price I can drink. Too light for my taste compared to Odell's other masterfull IPA, not citrusy bright, and refreshing such as Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, or Stone's Delicious IPA. A beer not to turn down if offered it tastes good, but I will buy these others before I ever purchase this again.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great seasonal beer for Odell that I just randomly picked out when standing @ the store. Definitely pours like its name reddish orange. It didn't taste like your typical IPA to me, being sweet w/ a mild bitter after taste. Would definitely scoop up again for the Spring season. Good work!

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

More people buy IPAs than other beers.....but that's no reason to call an Amber Ale an IPA. I notice in the accompanying photo that it USED TO BE called Red Ale...nuff said.

This is a very good Amber ale.....sweet, very malt-forward, nice deep red color....Caramel and Munich malts for sure. No evidence of much of any hops. Not too heavy, sessionable.

So it's just NOT an IPA. Go back to the correct category, and sell it that way. There's no shame in making a very good, full-body, winter brew.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A reddish-gold pour, slightly hazy with a solid head leaving nice lacing. Aroma background of the piney hops, with notes of malt ... Is there any rye there? Nice malt forward, with the hops bitterness coming in later, in pale ale style. So, I'm questioning why the label states "Red IPA", but that's Odell's choice, not mine. A little sweetness on the front end and dryness on the back is a great balance. They nailed this one.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 5-6-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful ruby color with small suspended sediments floating about, one-finger off-white head that eventually dissipated leaving a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles, significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, caramel, slight roasted note and somewhat flowery.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and a roasted note, bread then a mild piney hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a solid beer, I enjoyed it and would buy it again, the roasted noted are subtle and the hops are subtle but it works, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty solid beer - I like the smell. Just a hint of malts and some fruit, maybe grapes. The taste is very balanced - I especially like how the malt balances with the fruit. Nothing sticks out but overall it's very enjoyable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Runoff is a very nice amber....easy to drink and enough hops to make it interesting. It poured a rich amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. There is not much to smell...some bread and hop notes. The taste is evenly balanced but finishes with a slight bitter crispness. There is some sweet caramel and bread base with light hop top. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid offering.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with what I think says 5/6/16D. D for dunno what that means. Anyway, color is a dark copper and copper head too. My first thought was "malt". Noticing it had been left in the unfrigerated section even though it said please refrigerate on bottle. Anyway lacing is beautiful, smell is non-existant. No malt even really, maybe just the slightest roasted smell at first pour and from bottle but yeah. Taste is where the pale-heavy malt mixture comes out, and this beer is actually pretty refreshing. A pretty good beer, kind of laid back taste and feel. I actually dig the kind of warm buzz it is giving in the face and appreciate the more dark malts in the flavor now. Darker, malt beers aren't really my thing but this one is pretty good. I feel like I've had similar beers with more alcohol in them.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark amber-brown color with a large head, more than a cm thick, dense and lasting.
S: Highly resinous hop aroma, with an faint underlay of sweet malt.
T: Great mix of malt and hops! Initial taste is highly bitter with a rush of hop flavor, piney, wood resin, followed by a substantial malt backbone, toasted, with caramel, sweet enough to break the hoppy dryness at the finish.
M: Good body, substantial but not too thick and heavy.
O: Damn tasty beer, one of the better red IPAs out there.

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Photo of Aluman
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost perfect sunset red. Smells of fresh picked pinon mixed with mountain dew. Taste like a west coast ipa witha thicker base and feels like a good red ale

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Photo of akolb
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Lovely red-brown hue. Coarse beige head. Enticing. Great lacing.
A; Hops come through first with citrus and pine. A deep note reveals caramel malts.
T: First, tangerine and orange. Then the bready malts come through to round out the taste. Moderate bitterness. Begins like an IPA, then takes on amber qualities, and finally finishes bitter. Bread and caramel dominate after the initial citrus. A little bit of spicyness.
M: High carbonation. Effervescent. Moderate body.
O: A beer that walks the line. Drinkable yet complex. Well done.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is like a lighter version of the O'Dell Extra Special Red Ale I would venture a guess. Hits that 1/2" white head range, bright red appearance with ample clarity. Aroma was mildly hoppy first, then as much in the taste. The hopping rate kept the mouthfeel in hoppy territory and kept it from becoming too much like Killian's with its red/amber ale malt deadwood flavor trappings.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really pretty picture of this one when it pours out, reddish-amber, but with lots of gleaming to it. 1/2" off white head, good retention and the lace is sticky down the side of the glass.

Aroma fought with the hops and whatever that malt is that subdues everything else in a red ale. But the taste and mouthfeel allow the hops to shine more than they do in the average red ale. Carbonation stays high enough to keep that wooden/damp mouthfeel that is typical for red ales. Probably a top tier red ale.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A bit out of season, but what the hay.

A : The bottle says that the beer is the color of the runoff from the waters of the red rocks. I'd have to say in their defense it looks absolutely beautiful. A beautiful red rock body with some rose and iced tea hues, sitting at 90% opaque. The head is yellow popcorn colored and stays firm at 1 finger while leaving lace on the sides of the glass. Well done.

S : Hop bite out front in the nose (grapefruit/light pine), with a roasted malt character right behind it. Dead on for style. The bouquet could be stronger, but otherwise it's completely spec.

T : A pleasant and balanced melange of roasted caramel maltiness and muted (yet dull stabs of) hop. A bit of blueberry, cracker, and strawberry can be tasted as well as orange peel (hop). Slight antiseptic but not bad. There was something else I was thinking of but I lost it now.

F : Appropriate carbonation and a delicate creaminess match with an almost perfect semi-dryness that crescendos into a balance mixture at the finish.

O : Even out of the bottle this beer tastes great. But even better, the visual fireworks of seeing the lacing gather and dissolve as the beer is drank even from my recliner in an every day pint glass makes for a fabulous experience. Visual, smell, taste, feel...it's all there. Runoff Red is a good shot. Odell knows IPAs.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours reddish amber with a slight haze under a 2” cream colored clingy foam cap.
S: Pine, citrus, grass and malt.
T: Fruit, light grain, spice, sweet malt, and cola lead to an assertive bitter finish.
F: Creamy and juicy with a medium body and carbonation.
O: Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of Myotus
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours with a fingers worth of off-white foam that slowly dissipates to about a quarter of a finger's worth. Beer has a amber/red color with very small particles floating throughout. Has strong, extremely sweet floral aromas that mask mild aromas of pine. Initial taste is of strong floral and pine flavors from hops with mild citrus flavors. Hop flavors persist as mild malt flavors enter to create an amzing final taste. The downfall in this beer is the mouthfeel. Slightly too carbonated and all the hops leave the mouth really dry. Overall, this is an amazing beer. A definite re-buy.

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Photo of Joe_Howard
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a slightly hazy red-amber color with a big, frothy beige head. The smell is primarily citrus hops, with traces of pine and even a bit of the malt aroma. Taste is full of citrus hops well balanced with sweet, caramely malt. This is a really well done, well balanced IPA. Tons of hops with a strong malty backbone

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Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.