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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: 25 | 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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Photo of greybeardloon
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

best before June 21, 2012

A: Clear red with great retention and lacing.

S: Citric, piney, resinous hops and a touch of sweet malt.

T: Follows the nose. Hops with a good malt presence and a decent finish. Well balanced, but I wonder if the hops pop more when it's very fresh

M: Medium without too much carbonation.

O: This is a flavorful yet balanced and drinkable beer, but at 6.5% abv, I expect a bit more.

greybeardloon, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of SFLpunk
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to sleepnbballrlife for sharing this.

12oz pry-top brown glass bottle. Label stamped 7/8/10.

Appearance: Cherry wood red. Some very thin tan head.

Nose: Smells like dried shag outdoor Mexican weed. Grapefruit and dried hardwood boards.

Palate: A little watery and much maltier than I was expecting. Some dried grain flavors and a little bittersweet chocolate and lots of woody notes. Tastes like licking hardwood boards. Some hop notes flare up on the second sip.

Notes: One of the better Red Ales I've had. Definitely American with the sticky weed hops, but true to style with the roasty malts too.

SFLpunk, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of steck34
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased 6pk from Odell Brewing Co. in Ft. Collins, CO

We split the beer & poured into a Chimay glass about 1 finger of head and a Tulip glass almost 2 fingers. Head color was of burnt marshmallow

Aroma: Citrus hops, slight sweetness

Color: Mahogany, glows light ruby in the light

Clarity: pretty clear, no sedimentation, looks gorgeous

Carbonation: very light carbonation

Mouthfeel: Medium body, bubbly when moved around

Taste: Very hoppy for a red, well balanced leaning toward the hop, slightly sweet malt character, lingering hop drying effect.

Overall it tastes like a hoppy pale with a well balanced malt character. I think this is a drrrn good beer. Very drinkable, reasonably complex.

steck34, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of OlRasputin989
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint...

A: That goat looks pretty satanic. Pours with a 1 finger crown of frothy tan head above a beautifully transparent mahogany base. leaves alot of spotty lacing

S: smells sweet with aromas of belgian candy sugar, beet jam (like the stuff served at Thanksgiving dinner), bread pudding, pine needle, and caramelized oranges. Also has a spicy, baked apple aroma

T: earthy flavors of pine and caramelized grapefruit upfront with a somewhat suddued caramel maltiness when compared with the nose. finishes with a dry, minerally bread dough finish, also slightly soapy, with bitter and spicy hops lasting long into the finish

M: Medium-full body, low carbonation makes this one very slick and slippery, finishing just off dry

Overall, A fairly well put together american amber ale. The 6.5 abv is very well covered and doesn't hinder the drinkability whatsoever. It doesn't stray far for the style, however, It could use more aromatic hops in the nose and more carbonation. Still, worth a try.

OlRasputin989, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of RiverCityBrews
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Bottle 120z. dark

Appearance: A dark-brown red with a deep golden hue. Thick two finger head with semi quick fading retention.

Smell: Roasty malts surrounded by full and strong hops. Faint notes of peanut and bread.

Taste: Round hops profile. Very favorful hops with a cean finish and quick fading after taste.

Mouthfeel: Actually quite bubbly and a little thin. Could use a little more viscosity.

Drinkable: Very drinkable. 6 packs are perfect.

Note: The mouthfeel may have been affected by bad handling in shipping or by the store, but I have had at least 12-15 of thee beers.

RiverCityBrews, Mar 22, 2010
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at the COOP today.. the brew pours a clear reddish/amber... decent off white head with okay lacing and retention.

Nose is good toasty malt and light caramel.. orange zest hoppiness..

Very nice hoppy American amber... all elements punch out and still meld well... great citrus zest.. sorta pithy... sorta dry with a great malt profile.. bits of caramel and nice dry toast... very balanced.

Body is medium/light with appropriate carbonation.. long toasty finish with tangerine zest.

3.5/3.5/4/4/4

JohnGalt1, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

A nice amber red color holds a cream colored head that retains well and leaves good lacing. The nose is hit with woody spices, earth notes, and hops. The beer tastes earthy and woody up front. Some subtle toffee sweetness mingles in before a citric, bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium in weight. Overall, I'm overwhelmed with the hops and lack of malty caramel tones.

JuicesFlowing, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Another6Pack
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to chugalug06 for sharing this with me as an extra. Thanks Geoff!

Pour is a reddish copper with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is almost non-existent. Nose has some deep malt/breadiness to it.

I'm not much for ambers/reds, and the first taste is a pleasant surprise. Nice and light, great carbonation across the tongue, some drying hop bitterness across an otherwise sweet finish. Didn't take long for me to finish this one, and wish I had a couple more on hand.

Another6Pack, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nearly clear, red-tinted amber body with a smallish white head that settles down fairly quickly. Spotty lacing.

Nice enough aroma, citrus hops and caramel malt well balanced. Touches of pineapple, grapefruit, pine resins. Flavor follows suit, prominent hoppiness (again mostly citrus with subtle pine notes) offset by moderately sweet caramel malt.

Body is medium as is the carbonation. A bit creamy, with a dry finish and a little bit of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

Another nice hoppy beer from Odell; this one, along with Lagunitas' Imperial Red (and others) seem to be retorts to the wild success of Troegs' Nugget Nectar. Not quite as good as the original but pretty damn tasty. I am continually impressed with the quality of Odell's beers.

tobelerone, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of WYVYRN527
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a New Belgium balloon glass.

A: Red pours a crystal clear, deep crimson to mahogany color with a cream-hued two-finger thick head. Retention is excellent, and lacing clings to the glass with ease.

S: Slightly faint on the nose at first. Herbal hop aromas with hints of caramel and toast lingering in the backround.

T: Fruity hop character and sweet malt balance eachother out nicely. Flavors of caramel and fresh toast make a good backbone, supported by earthy, floral hop characters. The dry finish makes for a very clean brew, with notes of pine and citrus.

Notes: This beer is very tasty, and quite easy to drink. If I had one complaint, it would be in the mouthfeel. It's just a bit on the lighter side for the style. Overall, a pretty rock-solid effort by the folks at Odell.

WYVYRN527, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of dbossman
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear and red; one finger head that dissipates to a 1/2 finger head--great retention once it gets there; great lacing

S: Fresh hop leaves up front: grapefruit mostly; it's a subtle hop presence but it is would permeates the most

T: There is much more going on in the flavors than in the aroma; there is also a nice malt balance underneath the hops

F: Mouthfeel is good with even coating; carbonation is under control as well

D: A very drinkable and nicely hoped brew; another great offering from the guys at Odell

dbossman, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Two finger light beige head on a mahogany body. Full head sticks around for about three minutes then leaves a cap and collar. Wonderful lacing around the sides of the tulip.

S: Deep hop aromas, juicy orange/citrus.

T: Hops do not present itself as the nose would like you to believe. blanaced malt to hop presence, all somewhat subdued. Shows no signs of alochol.

M: Medium mouthfeel, medium to medium-low carbonation for the style.

D/O: Very well balanced, it's biggest attribute. Drinkability high.

Duff27, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a beautiful clear red color with a cream colored head on top. The lacing is good as well as the retention. The smell of the beer has a really nice hoppy pine aroma coming off of it with a slight sweet toasted aroma in there too,. The taste of the beer is moderately sweet up front with a very nice bitter finish. The mouthfeel is sharp but remains highly drinkable. Good carbonation and body. Overall it's a very good brew. Really enjoy this one.

Knapp85, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of fsvan
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into imperial pint glass. Best by of 6/15/2011, but judging by the smell and recent reviews of this winter seasonal, it has held up well, so will review. Thanks to titosupertramp for this one in a little homemade Odell variety pack.

A- Deep amber, two fingers of slightly reddish head that lingers on the glass as it fades.

S- Big caramel malts up front, with a bit of underlying hop bitterness. Maybe the hops were more pronounced when fresher, but this beer still smells very enticing. A very slight roasted malt sweetness.

T- A very balanced blend of roasted malts, hop bitterness (slight pine), and a bready sweetness. This might have been hoppier when fresh, but I don't know if that would have made it better or not. I like it quite a bit as is.

M- Slightly light for a winter seasonal, but not bad bu any stretch. Like their IPA, this is extremely drinkable.

O- This is a very nice, balanced amber ale, with no real points to complain about from me.

fsvan, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of JackieTH
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Red, clear liquid with an off-white, foamy head.

Smell: Light grapefruit hop over a caramel-honey malt.

Taste: Citric grapefruit and resinous bitterness right up front but then quite bready with lightly toasted, lighty sweet malt. A parting shot of hops give a slightly bitter and drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied and slightly crisp from carbonation.

Drinkability: There is a healthy dose of hop here that's restrained in a good way by the malt. Starts hoppy, gets slightly malty-caramelly sweet in the middle and finishes slightly bitter and dry. Keeps the palate fresh and it's both enjoyable and easy to drink.

JackieTH, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of Domingo
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While red ales tend to be a dime a dozen, this one is carrying on the lineage of the Odell ESR, one of the best big read brews of all time.
Pours a cherrywood color that looks brown initially, but reveals lots of red highlights in the light. An eggshell foam cap sticks to the walls of the glass and leaves a massive trail as you work your way down.
Huge bitter, juicy hops hit your nose immediately...but then give way to a bit of bready character.
The palate starts off with a tiny bit of sweetness followed by an assault of American "C" hops. Piney and grapefruity flavors cross, with a little caramel sweetness creeping in here and there, only to finish with more hop character. A blind tasting might tell you this is an IPA, but the slight caramel hints take this to a slightly different places.
Mouthfeel serves the purpose of keeping tons of big hop oil flavors from making things too slick or too foamy on the other side of the coin.
While the size/potency of a typical IPA, I've noticed that this is slightly more quaffable for me, and the flavor profile doesn't get old. When paired with food, it helps to bring out sweetness and sourness equally well.

While I still definitely prefer the old ESR, this is a solid beer that's a pretty big jump over most typical red/amber beers floating around.

Domingo, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Happy with this look; hazy browned orange color. Lacing is not too bad, and hopefully forebodes a decent hop bill. Nose is caramel sweet with some toasted malt and a stab of piney hops.

Caramel and toffee malt notes, hops are citric and piney with notes of lemongrass. Hops follow to the finish and cap the sips with a blast of bitterness. Good body and carbonation. Easy to sip, as it is well-balanced but actually brings a zesty hop note to the table.

If you prefer not to detect hops in your beer, skip this one. If you're looking for a nice complement to a roasted veggie sandwich and vinaigrette-marinated olives, you're in. There are clearly many shades in between, but I think the point is clear enough.

BretSikkink, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of flyingpig
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

flyingpig, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is transparent and orange / brown in color. The aroma brings dank hops, alcohol, and pretty much smells like a red ale. The flavor is decent, with alcohol more prevalent than expected. The beer is growing on me the more I drink it. The feel is a bit on the thin side. Overall, a solid example of the style. I'd drink this again.

Huhzubendah, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of rkarimi
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%

rkarimi, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

jwc215, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this at Albertsons in Laramie, around $8.

A: Deep orange/red with a large cream colored head about two fingers worth. Excellent retention. Huge clumps of clingy lacing, essentially a solid wall of foam. Crystal clear. Really an attractive beer.

S: Hop resins, definitely on the grapefruit end of the spectrum, but some big time pine in there as well, slight hint of booze, and really not much for the malt in the nose. Which is somewhat surprising and kind of a let down.

T: Way lighter in the mouth than the smell would lead too, nice balance of hops and malt though, malts are bready and slightly caramel in flavor, hops are piney, and the two compliment each other nicely. A little roasted character. Really balanced beer.

M: Much much thinner than the nose leads on. Nice carbonation though, not too prickly, pretty dry, nice lingering flavors. Just on the thin end of the spectrum.

D: This one could be a session, a little strong in the alcohol, but a really flavorful beer for the style. A lot of good things going on. Probably won't appeal to the masses like Levity, but definitely is a nice change of pace for what is sometimes a very boring style of beer.

pokesbeerdude, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a date. it's a couple of months before the best by date

look is ruby-orange with a small foamy head. smell lights up the room; lots of candy and dank fruity hops. rich sweet-bread malt, some of that dry leaf stuff, pine and earth, tart and sweet.

not a great IPA, but a great red ale.

jimmah120, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):

Chestnut red color with a gleaming clarity in the light, the head drops a thick curtain of lace on the glass. Grapefruit hop aroma and a dried grassy, honey-like maltiness rest under the hops. A whole lot of hops here, bitterness is cranked up and the flavor sticks to the palate with citric rind, mint, pine sap and a tropical fruitiness. Malty even with the flexed hoppiness; grassy, toasty and a little sweet. Finish with the last push of hops that does not fade quickly at all.

A bit of a wake-up-style spring seasonal. Odell keeping it true with an old-school hoppy Red Ale.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of beaversfan12
4/5  rDev -1.7%

beaversfan12, Jun 21, 2014
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.