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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
90
outstanding

201 Reviews
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Reviews: 201
Hads: 664
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 75
Gots: 89 | 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:
Beer added by: SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009

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Reviews: 201 | Hads: 664
Photo of CPeterson
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -- A hazy, rusty red brew pours to a two finger khaki head which settles to a filtered translucent liquid with a thin froth, leaving layered lacing.

S -- Floral hops, citrus rind, and pine sap in the nose, a slight whisper of malt sweetness.

T -- Follows suit with the nose, slightly grassy, really clean flavors of roasted malts, slight grain, and fruity / citric tones.

M -- Medium body with moderate carbonation which is complementary to the style.

D -- A textbook Red, worth a try and a repeat. Solid brew. (516 characters)

Photo of whynot44
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (456 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 5/2/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three fingers of off white head that slowly settle into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and fairly earthy red aroma with a solid balance of sweet caramel malt and juicy hops. Toasted malts with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, nut, and cracker. Solid hop balance with a good presence of earthy, floral, and citrus hops. Scent of wet grassy hops and pine resin spice. Citrus hop hints of orange peel, lemons, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. A very solid balanced aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma implies, a toasty and juicy red taste with a good balance of juicy hops and caramel malt. Toasted malt with bready notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, cracker, and nuts. Big mix of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Earthy notes of grass and some spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Hops are nicely bitter and chewy. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and spicy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on a red ale. Bold with both the juicy hops and caramel malt. Its what you expect for the style. (1,360 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours copper red with a khaki finger width head. Fair retention, breaking down to a thin, consistent layer of surface suds.

Smell - Pineapple aroma permeates the nostrils like sweat through the skin of a fat man in the desert.

Taste - Pineapple is less on the tongue than what shows through the nose, but is still the most prominent flavor. There to meet it are notes of orange and caramel. Finish is bittersweet and all around awesome.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light, silky texture. Smooth, easy drinker.

Overall - Though a bit more tropical with the hop profile, this is quite remeniscent of Deschutes' Red Chair. This is a good thing. Quite delicious. I can only hope California starts getting Odell distribution. (740 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this cool lookin red thanks to Doodler.

A: A semi thick frothy head rises over a very clear dark reddish brown "deck-stain" like color. As the head slowly fades it leaves a nice lacing.

N: Pretty interesting nose, with some spicy fresh hops right away. Like fresh wet hops. Then some dark malts, little crystal malt. Not much else as the fresh hops really just overpower it all. I'm now wondering if I should have let this sit a bit first as the fresh hops may be too much for a red ale.

T: Taste is much easier on the hops. It starts with a slightly sweet malts. Mostly caramel/crystal, then some toasty malts. Slightly sweet brown sugar molasses like flavors, followed with some toffee. All that is followed by some lighter hop flavors. A slight bitterness with some grassy and spicy hop flavors, and a little earthy musty fresh wet hop. Slight chewy malt and hop combination hidden in there as well. A very slight bright fruit flavor as well.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

F: Finish dries off a bit more, and comes with a slight bitter spicy hop flavor that hits more on the end. It adds more of that caramel and toasted roast, and slight porter flavors late. A lingering earthy bitterness from the hops really continue late.

Overall a really nice red ale. I'm usually not a big fan of red ales, but this really redefines what I thought of them. It has some nice malty caramel sweetness, and combined with a great hop character, despite being a little too much on the nose. (1,495 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Wichita at Goebels...

Pours caramel/copper with 2 fingers of intensely tight sand colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Pineyness & a hint of biscuitty malt, plus lemons & orange.

T: Pineyness, dryness & toasty malt up front. Grapefruit, caramel, dryness & a hint of booze are dominant as this warms, plus just a whisper of apricot. Finishes dry, with piney & herbal hops, almost pulled a 4.5

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation & nice balance

Dangerously drinkable & a great addition to the stable, but let's bring back the IMP Red as well, please!!

I will pick this one up when I can, scratches the hop & malt itch... (651 characters)

Photo of wasso67
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely deep, clear red with a nice tan head. Aroma is of toast and citrus notes. Good hop presence. Slightly bitter then caramel malt notes dominate. Followed by good hop bitterness and floral notes. Finishes dry with just a hint of alcohol at the end. Very nice beer slightly thin mouthfeel otherwise excellent by all standards. (343 characters)

Photo of GarrisWH
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep, clear, reddish amber color with a somewhat small, tan head. Despite the minimal head, it retains well and leaves some solid lacing behind.

S - Complex hop aromas jump out first - piney, citric, spicy, and floral notes. Balanced out with some toasty, sweet, caramel malt aroma.

T - Fairly hop-centric flavor. The hops contribute a distinct herbal/floral quality as well as a touch of citrus and pine. The toasty, caramel malt comes through in the middle giving some balance without overdoing the sweetness. Finishes rather dry and leaves some herbal, piney flavors lingering into the aftertaste, somewhat reminiscent of some good ganja.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth feel

D - Another tasty brew from Odell. Definitely leaning towards the hoppier side, but enough malt to maintain a nice balance. Enjoyed this one a lot, and will definitely have to revisit it. (882 characters)

Photo of SpecialK088
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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. (581 characters)

Photo of megahurts4
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Odell Red Ale

Appearance: dark amber, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: grapefruit citrus and hops.

Taste: rich malts, whole hops, and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium and slightly malty.

Overall:
This is a nice brew. The balance is very good. I was surprised not to get a strong citrus flavor like the aroma suggested. (334 characters)

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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. (822 characters)

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a slightly hazy red-amber color with a big, frothy beige head. The smell is primarily citrus hops, with traces of pine and even a bit of the malt aroma. Taste is full of citrus hops well balanced with sweet, caramely malt. This is a really well done, well balanced IPA. Tons of hops with a strong malty backbone (317 characters)

Photo of Whadawookie
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tangy! I totally get the grapefruit flavor everyone mentions on here. This is a very good red. The hops are all over the place, shaming many a so-called "ipa" My head didn't retain on this particular pour but it is leaving some nice lacing on the pint glass. The beer smells quite hoppy as well. A nice, easy drinking red that I will definitely come back to in the future. (372 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

back and better than ever (or so i hear)... pours a not fully red and perfectly clear amber color lighter than expected. nose is piney hops and a dusty caramely red malt. more hoppy than sweet, and in fact more hoppy than most red ales. taste is epic, huge depth and tons of hops for the genre. agressive and lasting. just short of an ipa, or rather, much too much going on to be just an ipa, like drinking a the redwood forest. this beer rocks. mouthfeel is way up there, fuller bodied and strong, but drinkable like no other. what a session! odell is blowing my mind every new one i try. wow. this is a fantastic early spring seasonal (636 characters)

Photo of jjanega08
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle reads 4/26/11B

A= The pour is a beautiful deep amber color that is completely translucent. The head is rather small with a mixture of large soapy bubbles and tiny bubbles holding some steady retention and lacing.

S= The smell is a great combination of caramelly malts and spicy hops. It sort of reminds me of Summits extra pale ale if they used more of a west coast hop variety. The malt bill must be similar. The hops are more fruity and a little piney.

T= Excellent taste. Just what I was hoping for actually. A nice combination of sweet caramel malt and nice spicy hops. While most hoppy reds really blur the line between red and IPA this is a quality balance between the more malty reds and the super hoppy reds. Really nice biscuit character hidden a little deeper in there. Excellent beer.

M= Nice smooth carbonation that doesn't get out of hand.

D= Another home run from Odells. They may be becoming one of my favorite breweries quickly. These guys do awesome work. Worth checking out. I went into the liquor store today hoping to just find something drinkable and I got it. Awesome beer! (1,107 characters)

Photo of NilocRellim
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy, copper colour with an eggshell head. The beer smells citrus-hoppy and sweet, with a slight malt scent. The beer tastes like citrus and hops right away, almost like a grapefruit flavour. It finishes clean, with a slight sweetness to it.

Would I buy it again? Definitely! (281 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a bottle with a "best by" date of 4/26/14; into a pub glass. This is formerly named Red; Odell has renamed this to Runoff Red IPA.
Appearance - a red, sunset orange hue with a huge fluffy beige head. Swirling carbonation bubbles. Lacing is laddered on the back of the glass.
Smell - lots of citrus hops in the nose, this certainly starts off as an IPA!
Taste - follows the nose in its hop forward nature! Reminds me of Stone's Levitation!
Feel - not as complex as I was expecting; well balanced, but still a bit one sided.
Overall - there is no doubt that this is a red IPA and not an amber ale. Recommended for all hop heads! (638 characters)

Photo of WazzuTrev
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an amazing brew from Odells in Colorado it smells great reminding me of the aroma of a glass of Guava juice that i used to have when I was a kid in other words it has a very fruity smell.I had taken it out of the fridge and poured it from the bottle into a pilsner glass, this beer isn't the best too cold as i first found the cold numbs the flavor out and all you are left with is a very bitter taste with no flavor. Let this beer sit in your mouth and warm up and you will find a wonderful bouquet of flavor with a taste full of hops, pine, and that fruity flavor you could smell. Overall i was very pleased with my purchase and very happy I still have 5 of them left in my fridge. (691 characters)

Photo of arizcards
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer from Total Wine back in mid January for $8.99.

Beer poured a deep copper color with a nice off white head that is leaving lacing behind. Nose is very good, strong malt presence combining with a very pleasant citrus aroma. Taste is pretty balanced; caramel hops form a nice backbone, hop finish is citrusy and piney. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth for the style. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very good beer that is well balanced and easy to drink for fans used to an IPA level of hops in their beer. (545 characters)

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A smooth ale inflected with all the colors of the autumnal spectrum: deep reds, shallow, mellow umber, and rich, burnt-oranges all suffuse this beer—making Odell's choice of rotating this through the winter season an interesting one, though I suppose the late-winter "shoulder-season" has as much similar with the liminal world of Fall as any other time of the year. The flavors, too, speak autumn to me: earth-borne piney notes, reflected in the softer nose but fairly resounding once this ale hits the mouth, swirl in well-choreographed complement sweet—but never saccharine—depth of the red-brown malting. There's even a bit of toasted-biscuit on the back, a current on which nice, dry hop-bitters ride through to the tapering end of Runoff's pleasantly loitering finish. Likewise, the light effervescence is nonetheless strong enough aid in bringing this warm, pine-rushing red to a crisp, clean finale.

While certainly not an especially aggressive beer, nor acutely expressive of its specific ingredients, it does seem pretty expertly expressive of the nuanced season when a somber quickening burdens each snowfall with the steady implications of spring. (1,169 characters)

Photo of Rchap1
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,139 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (983 characters)

Photo of bwiechmann
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz Tap pour into a standard pint at Pizza Luce.

A- deep amber/ copper with a nice fluffy head

S- Hops really come through. Pine is prevalent as well as citrus- healthy dose of grapefruit here. Nice bready malt background to boot.

T- Wow. Nice hop bite from the get-go. Pine and grapefruit apparent. A decent background of bready/caramely malt. Reminiscent of a well-crafted IPA.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Nice dry bitter finish.

D- Dangerous brew right here, too drinkable.

Overall, an amazing amber that is the best I've had for the style. I'm a fan. (566 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (465 characters)

Photo of kiddwhiz
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Odell's Red is, in my opinion, their best seasonal by a long shot. Sweet, malty, hoppy, creamy....overall a great product with very little fan fare.

The Red is a vibrant amber red with a lasting two finger head. It is as described above, a blend of goodness that could be 'ol trusty if it were around more often. Something I love to drink after a day of enjoying CO's many outside activities but with dreams of sipping on one at a hot summer Rox game. We all have dreams but at least today I have Red. Cheers. (514 characters)

Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.