Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -15.7%
Runoff Red – Red IPA (6.5%) - O'Dell Brewing Co. (Colorado)
App: Deep raspberry pulp red with a slight inclination towards brown. Nice one and a half finger head that retains very well and leaves ample sticky lacing. Slightly hazy, but overall a good looking beer.
Smell: Nose is pretty much all hops with a sort of odd, petroleum like smell lurking in the background. Honestly a little weak on the nose.
Taste: Pretty straightforwardly hoppy and slightly bitter. Hops are earthy, slightly solvent, and a little bit piney. Small hints of biscuit and roasted malts in the background, but they never harmonize with the bitterness of the hops like a world-class IPA. Pleasant, lingering hops bitterness. Doesn't totally wreck your palate with acidity like some IPAs. Could possibly benefit from a little more Caramel malts. Flavors open a little with warming, but don't really evolve. Very sessionable, but not remarkable.
Mouth: Overall a little thin on the body side, carbonation is good and smooth.
Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 1/4/14.
01-05-2014 01:26:53 | More by ZoomanCru
4.26/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from a bottle with a "best by" date of 4/26/14; into a pub glass. This is formerly named Red; Odell has renamed this to Runoff Red IPA.
Appearance - a red, sunset orange hue with a huge fluffy beige head. Swirling carbonation bubbles. Lacing is laddered on the back of the glass.
Smell - lots of citrus hops in the nose, this certainly starts off as an IPA!
Taste - follows the nose in its hop forward nature! Reminds me of Stone's Levitation!
Feel - not as complex as I was expecting; well balanced, but still a bit one sided.
Overall - there is no doubt that this is a red IPA and not an amber ale. Recommended for all hop heads!
01-04-2014 22:30:29 | More by DenverHopHead
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
355ml bottle from Blackfriars, Glasgow (£4.50):
Copper with red tinges and a tiny lacing come head on top that is slightly patchy too.
Hoppy with some caramel and sweet malts. There is some sugar and a generally fruity aroma on top of some tropical fruit notes.
Sweet with caramel and toffee malts and a topical fruit backing that mirrors the nose. There is a touch of alcohol along with the hops but nothing in your face.
This one has a good balance and nice sweet touches that go down well. The beer is fruity and bitter with a medium body and similar carbonation.
A really nice beer from Odell and one that I would have again. There is enough going between the sweet malts and the tropical fruits to keep you interested and the balance between the two is excellent.
09-06-2013 16:55:21 | More by flyingpig
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
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.