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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: 50
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jamespub, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tertullian007, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Beerlover, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

CCutch, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

camelgar, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

twelveinches, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

DerwinWentworth, May 09, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 3, 2013
Misc.: Best by June 26, 2013

Poured a dark red clear color with one finger of khaki tan head that dissipated quickly. Average sporadic lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention, surprising considering how fast the head disappeared.

Smelled a surprising whiff of floral hops to start. Also got some nutty malts, buttery malts and some light caramel malts.

Tasted floral hops, buttery malts and nutty malts for the most part. Hops are the best part here.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.

This beer had its moments but I think something was just a bit off. That being said, I’d probably give it another try.

BucannonXC5, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

NickSMpls, May 06, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

hardy008, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Lawl3ss, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of CManuel
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated 5.29.13 into a pint glass

Pours a very pretty ruby red with about a half inch foam head that stays throughout the duration of enjoying this one. Smells fantastic with a heavy dose of piny hops and some malty sweetness at the end. Tastes quite different than it smells, with the malty sweetness blending quite nicely with the hop presence.

Overall, this beer is one of my favorite offerings from Odell. As I sip on it, I am instantly transported back to my glorious days in Fort Collins as a CSU grad student... This was a beer that I always looked forward to every year, and I always had plenty on hand to share with guests at outdoor events and BBQs. Brings back memories of some of the best times of my life, and for that, I have to give this an obligatory two thumbs up.

CManuel, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes:

12oz served in a SN IPA glass

A - Reddish copper body, 2 fingers of dense head that takes it's time. Thick lacing left behind.

S - Bread/biscuit malts, slightly fruity, English yeast, leafy green hops, pine, fruit bread.

T - Citrus hops up front, good malty backbone, some bready caramel, slightly toasted, pine comes through along with a blast of grapefruit citrus bitterness on the finish.

M - Creamy carbonation, medium full body, smooth feel.

Very well rounded red here. Great execution all around. The malts blend very well with the hops and yeast providing a tasty drink from front to finish.

StaveHooks, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

schoenfelderr, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SFACRKnight, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SocalKicks, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

speedvagen, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

prlykens, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InfernoBoss, Apr 13, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a straight-sided clear glass 16oz mug/stein. Best by 05/15/13 on label. Single purchased by my brother Greg from a Minneapolis area bottle shop for $1.99.

A: Very deep almost plummy red with 1-2 fingers of soft beige big-bubbled head with average retention and a couple of good lines of lacing.

S: Heavy pine hops aroma with some grapefruit, floral, and resin qualities. The malt contribution is pretty heavy on the burnt caramel aroma. There is not a lot of yeast character.

T: The flavor is too sweet and caramel malt heavy for me, and I wish they had substituted some of the dark 80-120L caramel malt for 40L as the plum and burnt, buttery caramel flavors are not a great match for the piney, resiney, citrus hoppiness. There is a roasted maltiness aspect in there as well. The beer is certainly drinkable but has a bit too much caramel malt for my taste for this style. I know it is striving to be a West Coast style red ale, but the dark malt component is too heavy-handed for me.

M: I think this beer is as drinkable as a beer with this much darker caramel malt can be. The sweetness and roastiness is not cloying but does hamper the drinkability. The body is easily medium if not a little more which is great for the style. The carbonation is lower than average as it should be.

O: Odell Red Ale is a beer tha a lot of people will love for the intense piney bitterness and roasty dark caramel maltiness. For me, it was just a bit too much plum and caramel flavor in the end and it didn't work as well with the intense pine and resin hoppiness for me.

argock, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

gbrill, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

siddhartha, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Satanlicker, Apr 04, 2013
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.