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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

487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 49
Gots: 24 | 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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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +15%

Yum! I've been looking forward to this seasonal, and it lives up to its reputation. Odell just keeps delivering.

A - Nice amber color and thick, foamy head, which persists longer than expected. Good 2-finger lacing. Pretty.

S - All kinds of citrus, no pine. It's like smelling a ripe, red grapefruit -- all fruit and flowers, very clean.

T - Mmmm. I actually made that sound. Twice. This has unexpected balance. It's like a malty red grapefruit.

M - My only criticism of this beer is the parched-tongue feeling I get, like after drinking a tannic wine. Really odd.

D - This goes down readily and willingly. I could drink quite a few of these.

03-01-2011 05:50:09 | More by DaveAnderson
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DaltonC

Idaho

4.66/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

01-18-2014 08:28:38 | More by DaltonC
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.63/5  rDev +13.8%

Appearance
Deep garnet brown color; small head, though it does leave some sticky lace

Smell
Big American hops surprise me-very nice. Was expecting a minor hop presence; this is nearly IPA-level hop aroma.

Taste & Body
First sip wows me. Odell knows how to make great beer. Love this American take on a red ale. So hoppy it's almost like a pale ale or even IPA! Malts are there but in a minor role. Hops are citric fruity and piney bitter; they're working really well together. I'm guessing Simcoe hops were used in the recipe. Pretty clean yeast strain as there's not a lot of fruitiness competing with the hops. Body is right around medium; carbonation seems just a tad low.

Overall
An awesome American Red Ale. I'd take this any day over their 5-Barrel or 90 Shilling.

02-27-2010 21:09:06 | More by JEdmund
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jacobseyb

Alabama

4.6/5  rDev +13%

A=Very appropriate appearance, deep dark red/amber color with nice one finger head with an off white color

S=initially yeasty, malty aroma, followed by very heavy hops smell

T=some initial malty notes with the hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste

M=gently carbonated but very nice feel in the mouth, some light oilyness in the end

D=extremely, very enjoyable beer, moderately high alcohol content but still on the border of sessionable for some, definetly for me.

06-26-2009 03:10:24 | More by jacobseyb
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gregshead

California

4.6/5  rDev +13%

Tasted on 3/4/11. Reviewed from notes:

A: Copper red color with a half finger of head

S: sweet caramel w/ some hops in the background

T: Lots of tasty caramel malt sweetness but definitely hopepd a little more than your typical red ale. Can't quite pick out what hops they are.

M: Good carbonation gives this beer a nice thinner feel

O: Even as it warms this 6.5% isn't noticable. The extra hops help to put this beer into the elite category of Red Ales. Wonderful lighter style beer.

04-10-2011 06:20:40 | More by gregshead
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Snow81

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%

Appearance: Red glow with a nice maltyness

Head: Nice frosty light tan head

Smell: Dark bitter hops with a sweet maltyness

Taste: Rich malt with a heavy dark citrus and grapefruit

Weight: Medium body with medium to high carbonation

Finish: Bit of grainy with a dark citric on the back and a little sticky on the lips

04-10-2011 05:30:54 | More by Snow81
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unionturf

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%

Got on trade from vasdef42 as an extra, thanks!!

This beer has only 25 reviews and it's #10 for this style...says something huh?

Poured and right off the bat noticed my favorite hop smell, fantastic hop nose and good clear color. Taste matched the smell which is similar to their IPA (LOVE IT) and is very well balanced.

MF and drinkibility are great, if I could get this beer it would be in the fridge all the time! Again, this blows Red Rocket, Green Flash Red, Big Hoppy Monster etc away....

04-20-2009 04:50:08 | More by unionturf
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denver10

Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious toasty graininess and caramel sweetness, with a touch of some berry in there. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. Overall, my favorite red ale. Love the marriage between malt and hops in this one. Odell with a grand slam.

03-11-2012 01:17:30 | More by denver10
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sevopie

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%

Appearance - Maple-ruby in color with a tan head.

Smell - Sugary citrus hops, slightly smoke.

Taste - Very nutty flavor with a subtle kick of hops. The malt still tastes a bit sour, but it detracts very little from the overall.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with a somewhat high level of carbonation.

Drinkability - They did it again. I hate ambers/reds... but Odell's has now made a second one that I like a lot. The nutty character is what seals it, but this beer is mostly balanced, with a slight edge towards the hops. I am loving it, and I will be buying this again. And again.

04-02-2009 05:06:32 | More by sevopie
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%

On-tap @ Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ.

A: Deep red with shades of brown. Good sticky lace. A sexy-looking beer.

S: Floral, fruity malt with a hoppy backbone.

T: The balance of hops and malt is fantastic. Hoppy, fruity and delicious. Great with the spicy Thai food I had.

M: Smooth as a beer can be. Very easy to drink.

O: So balanced. Drink this!

01-31-2012 10:02:41 | More by Gatch
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mt2mtl

Colorado

4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

08-13-2014 22:53:59 | More by mt2mtl
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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m0unds

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-15-2014 01:59:32 | More by m0unds
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rmedise

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-27-2014 03:50:20 | More by rmedise
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buzzed

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-16-2012 05:24:03 | More by bigbeers84
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-29-2014 00:29:05 | More by OregonGrown7
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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kinmundy77

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-22-2014 17:38:21 | More by kinmundy77
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siddhartha

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-06-2013 01:34:11 | More by siddhartha
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east97

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-04-2014 00:36:46 | More by east97
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Savan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-02-2014 06:11:52 | More by Savan
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BeerChamp27

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-14-2014 23:53:23 | More by BeerChamp27
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thegreatbratzkie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-08-2012 22:57:04 | More by thegreatbratzkie
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-01-2014 06:10:38 | More by jharris0624
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.