Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've always enjoyed Odell's Extra Special Red and IPA. According to the brewery, they won't be making ESR any more but this is taking it's place landing somewhere in between the two in taste.
"A variety of agressive American hops..."
Pours from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It has copper red color with just a slight haze. The inch of head wanes slowly leaving some nice lacing behind.
Aroma is really nice with lots of hops showing off pineapple and grapefruit with some fruity sweetness.
Flavor is very well done too with lots of great hoppy taste yet balanced with sweet carmel-like malts. The hops have a definate west coast character with pine and citrus coming through strong. Grassy hop flavors in there too.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, bitter but balanced, and nicely carbonated.
Certainly one of the more hoppy American red ales I've had and all the better for it. I could also see it being called a red IPA. Either way, another great beer from Odell.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2009 18:26:20 | More by GilGarp
4.03/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Odell's took a growler home. The pour is a crystal clear ruby red color with a light fluffy head. Good retention and lacing but did not last through the tasting.
The nose is mostly hoppy with similar notes to their IPA. Some citrus, earthy and floral hop notes. Some other fruity notes, mango pineapples and a light herbal backing. The malt is present but is light compared to the hops. Some lighter roast notes with a hint of kettle caramel notes.
The taste is similar. The malt comes out a bit more than the nose and balances well against the hop notes. More of a generic malt note with a light roast flavor. Some barley malt notes as well with a sight caramel note. Very clean overall. The hops come out with more of a citrus taste with supporting grapefruit and earthy notes. Some minor floral hops in the finish. Very clean yeast notes.
The body is between light and moderate. A bit light for style, would have like to see more depth. The carbonation is light but balances well. Overall this is very similar to the IPA only darker and some caramel/roast notes backing it up. The body is lacking but still a good beer.
Serving type: growler
02-05-2009 23:48:34 | More by Oxymoron
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Drank both on tap and from my growler immediatly after the tapping party this evening at Odell.
Color is spot on to what a red should be- it's red. Really red. Smell is mostly forgettable, it's just too basic to be interesting. Mostly hops, some malt fighting through. Taste is better. A predominant caramel maltiness (you know, like a red) that ends in a citrusy and floral hop finish- very reminiscent of an IPA.
Serving type: growler
01-30-2009 01:34:25 | More by SuperWhite92
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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