Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Runoff's liquid portion comes out a nice hearty dusk sunset red with excellent clarity. Sort of an orange/vanilla creamcicle colored head with various sized bubbles, with crazy good lacing to it. The suds cling to the glass like a virus taking over (I guess that's a weird example).
Smell is good. Citrus (clementine, tangerine, and not quite ripe blood orange with no pith)and tropical melon fruit salad are not aggressive, but they are the first aromas to greet your nose right out of the gate. Nice malty aromatics complement the hops as well, sweet buscuity aromas.
Good tasting beer. It's well balanced, but hop forward and most likely designed to be. Nice same above mentioned citrus/melon profile, and again, it's not very potent, but the one of the things that really stands out right away. The only difference is you can get a little more bitter citrus peel. The bready characteristics are there again too, like browned biscuit crumbs, and I don't think it's there, but I have this rye(ish) taste in the back. Overall it's a great tasting any time of the year beer.
Mouthfeel is good. Heavy medium body, like a nice hearty amber ale. Like most everything I've had from ODell, this has a very clean fresh and close to crisp feel. Soft but strong enough carbonation level with excellent balance. Fresh feel that's got a natural sweetness leading to a nice clean bitter finish that's just the right amount of dry. Really drinkable, a great flavorful beer that's very easy drinking. Another nice brew from ODell. Huge props to Geoff for sending me this one, thanks buddy!
02-17-2014 02:59:31 | More by AndyAvalanche
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Re-review from 12oz bottle (still not sure this is the same brew as their Red Ale but whatever) -
A: Clear amber with a huge creamy off-white head that leaves decent lace.
S: Pine, grapefruit, bready malt, blood orange, floral hops, tangerine, faint herbal notes.
T: Herbal bite, suggestions of pine and resin, citrus, smooth, bready, crystal/caramel?, grapefruit, floral, orange.
MF: Medium smooth body, creamy and low bitterness.
O: More malt presence disguises the hop presence here and smooths this beer out. Good stuff, nice hop flavors from an amber ale. I'm keeping both reviews here, since these were obviously released as two separate beers. Scores and notes were very similar, so its more that possible this is the same recipe I guess.
Had on-tap @ the Twisted Timber, Boise ID. Served in a Rogue pint shaker.
A: Dark golden copper, nearly opaque, excellent off-white head lacing.
S: Muted...hops, floral, kiss of citrus, malt, faint toasted caramel, light tropical fruit, orange.
T: Light resin, orange, spices, faint cinnamon, toffee, citrus, grain, toasted bread.
MF: Medium body, clean, light bitterness, some creaminess, low-to-medium carbonation.
O: Aroma improves and hops emerge as it warms. Not the best hoppy red I've had, still not a bad beer.
01-31-2014 13:58:32 | More by Scotchboy
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.