Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a clear, amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong hops and some slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Amber/Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth, crisp, and a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong hops throughout (especially in the finish), some earthy malt, and slight sweet malt. Overall, a really easy drinking beer but nothing special.
03-16-2009 22:44:00 | More by Tone
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
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...
03-09-2009 05:25:40 | More by russpowell
3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. Inch of light tan head. Quick to recede, but leaves a solid sticky lace on the way down. Color is a dark and clear coppery red.
Smell is very hoppy. Fruity citrus and wood resin. Mildly sweet malt is hinted at. Taste is initially sweet and tart citrus with a little piny. The malt character doesn't quite balance out the hops. As it warms there is a little more balance. Finishes with a wood resin aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy with a solid body. Carbonation is prickly at times. Not really what I was expecting in a red ale. Not bad, just took me by surprise.
Blipped "Turned to Red" by Killing Joke
03-09-2009 01:58:20 | More by bort11
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
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Presentation: 12 oz longneck, standard Odell bottle. ABV and date are both clearly marked, label is a goat who looks a bit satanic, but the style matches the rest of the Odell logos.
Appearance: Pours clear red, nice head with good retention and lacing.
Smell: Lots of hops, grassy with a bit of sticky pine resin.
Taste: Lighter body than I expected from the aroma, hops are dominant but not the top. Quite a bit of malty flavor, but I can't pin down specifics.
Overall impression: Highly drinkable, some good flavors. This seems like a mellower version of their Extra Special Red.
02-18-2009 04:52:15 | More by rowew
4/5 rDev -1.7%
This could easily be mistaken for an IPA.. Great transparent red color and smells like the grassiest fruity hops. The taste is bitter grassy hops again, fruit and bitterness. I guess you could call this red based upon the color but the smell and taste say hoppy IPA.
02-16-2009 04:21:29 | More by ArrogantB
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
02-09-2009 18:26:20 | More by GilGarp
4.03/5 rDev -1%
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.
02-05-2009 23:48:34 | More by Oxymoron
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
01-30-2009 01:34:25 | More by SuperWhite92
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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