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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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Domingo

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

01-30-2011 21:13:54 | More by Domingo
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

04-27-2010 04:04:45 | More by BretSikkink
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

09-06-2013 16:55:21 | More by flyingpig
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

04-23-2011 00:22:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2014 07:06:47 | More by rkarimi
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

02-28-2009 02:59:50 | More by pokesbeerdude
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -2%

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.

04-10-2014 01:31:26 | More by jimmah120
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

11-12-2010 19:50:16 | More by BeerAdvocate
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beaversfan12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-21-2014 15:22:46 | More by beaversfan12
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-01-2014 05:12:25 | More by DaftPatrick
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is resiny and piney hops with some caramel malt. The flavor is piney malts with some caramel and bready malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice hoppy red ale.

06-05-2010 05:05:34 | More by Mora2000
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-27-2014 13:13:06 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-05-2014 03:14:11 | More by LXIXME
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-26-2014 20:15:35 | More by Shawner
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-13-2013 06:25:13 | More by InfernoBoss
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jjswartz

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-01-2014 23:45:12 | More by jjswartz
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-30-2014 05:55:19 | More by DenverBigRed
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Alby402

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-27-2014 05:36:57 | More by Alby402
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-25-2014 18:41:24 | More by blindpiggie
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-23-2012 19:37:54 | More by sammo
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a clear amber color with a tight, white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and caramel.

Tastes of a nice balance of hops and full malts. Caramel and toffee malt leads off with a nice sweetness to it. Hops come in with grapefruit and pine notes. A light bitterness, but well-balanced overall.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good red.

01-14-2014 03:10:56 | More by ocelot2500
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-19-2014 23:37:02 | More by Taperwookie
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottle into pint glass
A - Clear, deep amber with touches of brown/red/burgundy, 1 finger cream head with moderate dissipation 4
S - Piney hop scent made it to my nose before I sniffed, and it shows malt background as well. Soft florals, my mind is wandering to a Ricola scent. 4
T - Malt forward with slight vanilla, moderately bitter finish, a bit of caramel on the finish/after, not the hop bitterness I expected from the scent, nicely balanced 4
M - somewhat musty to me but not in a bad way, fairly bold presence that does not ever get chewy, great carbonation from first sip to last 4
D - For what I consider a pretty bold beer the drinkability is not compromised 4
I like this beer and think it would be well received even in a large group situation. A little something for everyone. Red Ale is an all around solid selection.

02-27-2011 05:18:59 | More by rsdaugherty
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-02-2014 14:47:16 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.