Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
12 oz single with a freshness date of 061209, seems my sample might be a bit past it's prime. Pours a fairly hazy reddish brown color with a huge, billowing, mesa-forming tan head. Have to wait a bit as the foam recedes very slowly and clings to the glass with ease.
Smell is juicy tropical, citric and grassy hop goodness. Bold and hopped up nose here. Enough sweet caramel malt backbone to distinguish it from your typical IPA, but the hops are the main show here.
Hop flavor outshines the hop bitterness here, which is just fine by me. Malt provides plenty of backbone and this one has a smoothness I have not seen from some of the other big reds I have had. I like the fact that the sweetness is kept pretty low, which contributes a somewhat thinner than usual body, but in this case it makes the beer that much more refreshing. I would like to get my hands on another, fresher sample sometime soon as this beer is quite tasty.
12-20-2009 20:07:12 | More by twiggamortis420
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to bitterbill for this one!
Pours hazed orange amber with a tan head that becomes wispy. Dotted lacing and thin lines stick.
The smell is of caramel ala "red", piney/spicy hop notes and slight bread/toast.
The taste is of caramelish maltiness with light to medium toast. Spicy hops give it piney/herbal notes. Finishes dry. Finish lingers.
It has a smooth medium body with mild to medium carbonation.
An American Red with a nice hop balance. Alcohol very well-covered. An enjoyable American Red!
10-17-2009 12:02:31 | More by jwc215
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Another one in the mini tasting the other night. This one was a bit of a surprise I have to say. Served cold and poured into taster /glasses, this one was consumed on 07/10/2009.
The pour was nice. Rich dark amber in color with a nice bit of carbonation streaming up toward the top of the glass, coalescing into a inch high head that left some decent web like lace. The aroma was at first bready malts, a touch of caramel and a hint fo grassy like notes. Smooth and mellow. As I take a sip a nice medium bodied ale with smooth carbonation washes over the tongue. Rich and malty, these flavors dont last as a nice burst of piney hops now takes over, where did this come from? Very nicely balanced here with a smooth, very nice here, I have to admit. Easily sessionable this was an unexpected hit.
Overall a bit hoppier then normal for the style I have to say, but it worked well. It made it stand out from the crowd a bit and I really enjoyed it. I wouldnt mind a sixer of this one.
07-12-2009 04:26:08 | More by mikesgroove
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
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
A - Dark ruby red with brown hues that brightens greatly when held up to light. Big foamy dirty khaki colored head. Head quickly fades to a chunky cap and leaves behind big chunks of lace on the glass.
S - Strong hoppy aroma backed by an assertive caramel sweetness. Hops are spicy and herbal. The sweetness has alot of caramel and lightly toasted dark bread.
T - Initially very sweet with lots of caramel malt coming through in the taste. The hoppiness quickly comes in to balance and provides alot of grassy notes mixed with a little herbal bitterness. Bitterness does not really linger.
M/D - Light to medoum bodied, a little on the thin side. Sweetness leaves a light coating in the mouth. Carbonation could stand to be a touch higher.
06-25-2009 19:36:05 | More by ckeegan04
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.
Pours a very nice amber color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight citrus even. The taste is very nice, a nice little hop bomb, with some malts, citrus. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Very drinkable, this brewery surprises me just about every time I try something from them, way to go Odell, thanks Bill.
05-25-2009 20:06:05 | More by Wasatch
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Purchased this one just out of curiousity, I had not heard or seen anything about it.
A - deep ruby red, almost brown w/ a decent sized tan head, w/ plenty of lacing to keep tack of my sips/gulps on the way down.
S - citrus and floral hops primarily, with some caramel malt in the backround
T - besides delic-ious-o you ask?? aggressive hop bitterness gives just a little to make way for a malty middle featuring some nice toffee and caramel notes, giveing it an almost nutty flavor. and closes w/ a nice hop bitterness.
MF - full, low carbonation, makes it a bit heavy
D - the flavor makes it a joy to drink, only thing is the abv, is a bit too high for this to be a sessionable beer, but i could definately kick back quite a few
this is a full bodied, aggresively hopped up American amber, full of flavor and bitterness w/ enough malt to give it some balance. this beer reminds me of an esb w/ more of a kick
i previously didn't care too much for ambers, i now see them in a new light and highly recommend this beer to both red fans, and hop-heads alike
05-24-2009 18:54:15 | More by bonsreeb85
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
Here I hold yet another brew courtesy of BitterBill, you the man Bill! I can smell the hops oozing from this beer as I pour. A ruby red liquid fills my pint glass and glows copper when directly backlit. A few large carbonation bubbles shoot past a couple steady streams of smaller bubbles. The head snaps to attention at two fingers in height and leaves behind an incredibly sticky sheet of lacing after each drink. This is a damn fine looking red ale.
The nose screams hops, which is something I always crave in a red ale. Crystal malts and smooth easy caramel lay down the base for the Pac NW hoppiness. The hops are all citrus and all orange in varying styles. Orange peel, orange oil, and candied peel all keep the orange complexities flowing. The malts used in combination with the candy like hoppiness make this beer smell like an actual piece of candy, like it'll rot your teeth. When I dig a little deeper the orange does morph into sweetened grapefruit but that's deep.
This is by no means a hop bomb but the hop profile is the main force in the overall flavor. I can't describe much more than what the aroma showed me. This beer follows it nearly flawlessly. Crystal, candy like maltiness and slightly sweet caramel surround the orange, citric hoppy core. Odell serves up a candy driven red ale that is a sheer pleasure to drink.
I couldn't ask for a better mouthfeel. The body of this brew is medium and the carbonation is lively, pushing the liquid across the tongue quickly and leaving behind a pleasant bitterness. The feel, while moving at a quick pace, is silky smooth. Very nicely done.
If this red ale was available here I'd buy and drink it often. I could see myself going to this as a session brew often.
Odell makes some great beer and they raise the bar for the standard styles every other brewery around the country brews. The Red Ale keeps that tradition going with its great flavor and drinkability. Thanks for another treat, Bill!
05-24-2009 01:07:39 | More by joe1510
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
thanks to cosmohophead for this extra
pours a clear amber with a 2 finger head that leaves lacing all over the glass
smells of huge floral and pine hops
taste is even better then the smell - this beer reminds me a whole lot of 3f alpha king - big floral and pine hops up front then a smooth carmel malt finish
mouthfeel is where this one disappointed me i felt the carbonation was a little low making the body seem a little heavy
drinkability is great but its too bad odell does not distribute in IL.
forget fire tire hype this is the best amber from CO. and probably the best in the states.
05-16-2009 01:33:59 | More by jsh420
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Crisp clear dark amber. Large head that laces the glass.
floral hops with a nice mellow hoppy sweetness
Very balanced beer. Starts out with a nice hoppy floral bite that fades into your caramel smooth amber malt flavors. Complex and very tasty.
nice amount of carbonation in a smooth yet bitter beer. They really have a nice balance between IPA and Amber ale here. I really like it.
05-02-2009 02:35:13 | More by bfields4
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from the bottle into a perfect pint glass
A-Off copper not overly deep but no where near pale. Light head not even 1 finger but laces well down the glass.
S-Sweet fruit or citrus notes. Nice mellow malt and some lightly floral hops
T-Shines the most where is matters. Very good mild hop flavor with a sweet malt middle that finishes crisp and clean. Subtle malt and hops so that neither are overbearing and go to together so very well.
M-Medium body near perfect carbonation.
D-This is one I will miss when its gone and just reminds me why I love this brewery so much.
04-22-2009 03:16:32 | More by SpecialK088
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
4.15/5 rDev +2%
poured into a fluted tasting glass. Deep copperish red with a one figner head with great retention and patchy lacing. Crystal clear.
Smell is Sugary with a great hop aroma of grapefruit and some apricots, and a little pine nose. I detect some rye malt also. his smells like a RyePA.
Taste is sweet and roasty malts with a lingering hop bitterness in the end. Decently complex witha a lot of flavors exposing themselves throughout the taste. Almost like a mixture of their Extra special Red and their IPA.
Mouth is on the higher end of medium bodied with a tingling and slightly oily finish. Great carbonation level! truly a wonderful brew. This will surely be a regular in the fridge.
04-18-2009 14:50:00 | More by naterock
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Found myself in Colorado and just had to try the Red from Odell.
Pours a very bright copper with a slight ruby character. A cream head with slight lacing throughout.
A very heavy smell of hops that provides the fragrance and stength - almost indescernable from an IPA.
Taste is a wonderful mix of a strong IPA and a traditional red. A truly great experience!
Mouthfeel was good with a high degree of drinkability; good thing I had a lot of company to share them with!! :)
04-12-2009 20:42:41 | More by Bartian
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
A: Slightly hazy amber, frothy light tan head. Clumpy, sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Clean, sweet malt smell. Traces of pine and slight nuttiness. Nice smell...
T: Dry, slighty acidic malt taste but hops outbalance it right away. Hop flavor is pleasant, very woodsy/pine, hop oil. I really like the malt sweetness I get, but the hop flavors pretty much make the taste of this beer.
M: I like the body, smooth mouthfeel, not too carbonated.
D: Pretty hoppy for the typical red ale, but pretty easy to drink. Bought a six pack of this stuff, and I will easily be able to finish it off.
04-10-2009 00:15:39 | More by Beefeater57
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Amber in color with a beautiful tan head.
Hop smell is strong. Notes of caramel and bread.
Has a great malt backbone. Faint bit of alcohol in the finish. A sweet touch of caramel as well.
Mouthfeel is a bit grainy in the finish.
Overall a Good beer.
04-06-2009 11:49:21 | More by PaleAlien2
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
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours a beautiful dark red color with a nice sized cream colored head. Good head retention. Aroma is mostly hops, lots of pine and some citrus as well. There is a noticeable bit of malt in the background.
Taste is very hoppy. Very good pine and citrus flavors here. Some light caramel, and biscuity malt. Medium body that was well cabonated. A slightly dry finish. Very easy drinking. A great red ale. I will purchase again.
03-30-2009 01:45:33 | More by hckyfn9999
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
poured a clear red-brown with a medium even head which was nice and sticky, laced well and kept a constant film on the top
nose was earthy, definite blast of hops which was very nice for an amber/red. resiny piney hops lead the charge as well as soapy, spicey, and grapefruit notes. malt backbone was more defined as it warmed and the further i dug my nose in
taste was equally as exceptional, an extension of the nose which was a good thing. the definite hops kick at first was eventually balanced by the malt. sweeter as it warmed. fantastic. surprisingly clean citrus/toasted finish
feel was medium bodied, crisp carbonation and a definite bite from the liberal use of hops. slick and sticky was the verdict
nice spin on a typical red. Odell went a little hop happy. almost to the point of an IPA, which i assure you was not a problem. perhaps the best amber/red ive tried. excellent beer, try it
03-27-2009 00:20:08 | More by climax
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber with a creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet fruity, piney, resiny hops with a little pepper and some nutty malts.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts and fruit with a nice piney lightly resinous hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a very nice drinking well balanced beer. It has some great hop flavors.
03-25-2009 03:36:51 | More by Beaver13
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Clear brilliant red amber color with a decent white head that hangs around and produces some nice lacing.
The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, citrus and pine.
The taste starts with a rich caramel malt followed immediately by a pine resin and grapefruit hops kick, at near IPA levels, that continues through the finish and lingers. Very nicely balanced, plenty for the hop fanatic and malt lover as well.
Medium/full bodied, smooth and very drinkable.
03-24-2009 03:52:26 | More by whynot44
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Picked a sixer of this up at Susan's Fine Wine and Spirits in Santa Fe. According to the beer guy there, the new red is similar to the old Extra Special Red, except less malt and more hop flavors.
A: Poured into a poor man's pint, was a nice deep golden-red color. Came out with a nice solid inch of very light head, which left consistent lacing throughout the drink.
S: Still a fair amount of malt, but you can definitely tell that this has more hops than the Extra Special Red. Almost has a little bit of a sweet, spicy scent to it. Maybe a hint of paprika almost.
T: Fantastic. Great up front malt. Throughout there was a pleasant citrus flavor going along with it, and it finished with a sweet and fairly strong hop flavor.
M: Incredibly full and refreshing. I really enjoyed the fullness of this one; after a full day out hiking, this was great to sit down to.
D: At 6.5%, this beer is just at the threshold of being too strong for a session beer. However, I will say that I've very comfortably killed my 6 pack in two nights, and I plan on going down and buying up a case while it's here. Highly recommended if you're a fan of reds.
03-22-2009 03:11:24 | More by Rchap1
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
Served from a 12oz bottle
Let me start by saying that although I am pretty bummed out that extra special red is gone along with the rest of the single batch series (which was awesome), I am happy that the new replacement series teed off with this beer, it's pretty damn good.
A-Murky deep amber with a small white head, decent retention and awesome lacing.
S-Cereal grains, caramel, piney hops.
T-SO well balanced. Nice rich sweet maltiness that has a funky intermingling with lemon grass hop flavor that rolls into a deep raosty and caramel malt flavor with a deep long lasting bitterness. Really tasty.
M-Nice, thick enough body but thin enough to drink easily. Good Co2.
D- Yeah buddy. Really flavorful and not filling. A great flavorful session beer or a decent sipper.
As always Odell's knocks another homerun.
03-21-2009 04:56:53 | More by MinorThreat
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark red/burgundy color with a small, foamy, off-white head. It left sticky, rings of lace along the sides of the glass.
S - It smelled malty and of pine and citrus. Really a nice citrusy aroma.
T - It has a nice sharp bitter hop bite. It has a burnt toast maltiness. Overall, the flavor is reminiscent of an IPA.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This is one of the hoppier red ales that I've had. It is a really good one.
03-20-2009 00:49:35 | More by zeff80
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
A - Pours clear amber/red with orange hue. Head is creamy and adequate, off-white orange, leaves great lacing on the way down to a thin ring.
S - Piney and citrusy hops. Smells like an IPA with sweet malt notes.
T - Sweet malt base, good amount of bitterness, followed by a bouquet of hop flavors.
M - Moderate body with lingering bitterness. Warms the throat after a while.
D - Very drinkable and fully enjoyable.
Overall - This is a scarey beer, because it tastes so good and drinks so smooth. The ABV will sneak up on you. I like this beer almost as much as the Odell IPA (flip a coin). I would take either one.
03-17-2009 00:15:17 | More by ghebel
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.