Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
02-03-2013 05:13:41 | More by Knapp85
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark red/burgundy color with a small, foamy, off-white head. It left sticky, rings of lace along the sides of the glass.
S - It smelled malty and of pine and citrus. Really a nice citrusy aroma.
T - It has a nice sharp bitter hop bite. It has a burnt toast maltiness. Overall, the flavor is reminiscent of an IPA.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This is one of the hoppier red ales that I've had. It is a really good one.
03-20-2009 00:49:35 | More by zeff80
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
4.15/5 rDev +2%
Lightly hazed, deep crimson hue, fleeting beige-toned head.
Bright, malty aromatic. Fruity, hoppy
Taste: snappy, hoppy, full-bodied, malt-driven. Great texture, excellent mouthfeel, plentiful play on the palate. Wonderful dance of malt and hops.
Supreme drinkability, long hoppy finish. Quite satisfying, very easy to turn to another, and quickly empty it.
01-31-2011 03:04:55 | More by feloniousmonk
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks Mike, quite a good little beer.
Beer is orange with no haze, decent head with poor retention and minimal lacing, looks like beer.
The aroma is malty with an ever so mild roast to it. I think I know how this beer was made.
Beer is medium to light in body with a nice sweetness and a mildly dry finish. The midpalate has a mild ethanol flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Overall a decent beer that I'd have again.
04-29-2011 03:53:14 | More by drabmuh
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
02-14-2010 02:54:16 | More by jlindros
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
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
01-20-2012 06:14:02 | More by StonedTrippin
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
3.23/5 rDev -20.6%
Big, hoppy colorful ale.
A wild red-orange color. Nice lacing and pleasant carbonation contribute to an good mouth feel. Peculiar smell of Band Aids. Seems fairly rich and malty but very sharp with a bit much of the grapefruit peel. Hops are the big story, which I guess is one option for this "anything goes" style. To me it's more of an IPA with the big resiny flavors and long, long bitter aftertaste. Hops are actually pretty good.
Candy-like flavors are balanced by the bitterness. Makes a bold statement if you want an assertive brew. Let a couple of fingers warm up and it's a good exercise in hop tasting, whatever their blend might be.
06-05-2011 04:12:44 | More by mactrail
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
4/5 rDev -1.7%
I can't for the life of me figure out what the expiration date is, but it is sometime in 2010.
The beer pours with a frothy, two-finger thick, nicely tan colored head. The beer is a deep, concentrated red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ample crystal malt and American hops; specific notes of ruby-red grapefruit, lychee, bright tangelo, some pine notes and even a hint of hemp are contributed by the hops while aromas of biscuits, lightly toasted whole grain, some sweet tea like notes and some dusty grain husk notes are from the malt / crystal malt.
Sweet tasting up front, but this plays up more of the citrus / fruity hop aspects than making this cloyingly like heavy crystal malt (which is definitely a good thing in my book). Flavors of tangelo zest, some lychee, and essential grapefruit oil jump out immediately in the flavor. The middle sees a herbaceous, sort of pine like, with a touch of menthol and hemp oil being noticed; these flavors linger and morph into the finish that has a soft bitterness that is amply tempered by the chewy, palate clinging malt character. The malt lingers in the long finish quite well with notes of biscuit like malt character and pale-toasted whole grain character. While this has a certain palate fullness to it the beer isn't overly heavy, in fact it is quite drinkable, but definitely has enough viscosity to cling to the palate quite a bit.
Despite being so dark and crystal malt influenced, this beer ends up with a very well done balance between malt and hop. There are ample hop flavors here to keep me happy and, while I was expecting it to, the crystal malt notes never get out of hand. This is quite well done and I would happily drink another couple of these.
10-15-2010 16:12:54 | More by Gueuzedude
4.03/5 rDev -1%
Bottle care of drumrboy22 as an extra in a recent trade, thanks man! 12oz uniquely shapped/scribed brown bottle poured into a pub glass. Best by date on the label is 5/11/11.
This brew appears a clear amber to copper red color with a finger of yellowish stained creamy head. When held to the light, some very faint particulate is stuck in suspension but you really need to look close to see it. A stream of bubbles rises to the surface and supports the cap. An interesting webbing of lacing is left on the glass after each sip. A light swirl revives the creamy froth to less than a finger which remains throughout the duration.
The aroma of this brew is fresh with hops. It smells of hoppy sweetness that is floral with a scent of citrus and pine included as well. Some grassy notes and a spiced indication is evident. As it warms, it picks up a faint green yeasty indication and a bit of mineral aspect comes into play. A light scent of caramel malty sweetness is evident but it pales in comparison to the characteristics of the hops. Overall, the smell of this brew is solid. It is reminiscent of a mini version of Nugget nectar.
The taste of this brew includes a toasty grain flavor that is somewhat caramel-like with a faint touch of must. It is clingy with oily resinous hops that taste of pine, grass and herbs. It is slightly medicinal coupled with some minerals and a green yeasty flavor comes through the backend. The 6+% alcohol is not hidden, it is evident with a warming factor and flavor which accents the herbal/medicinal aspect of the brew and really warms the back of the throat.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Quite easy drinking and enjoyable. This is quite the hoppy rendition of a red ale. In so many ways this reminds me of a scaled down version of Nugget Nectar. This really is a good representation of the style. With the best by date being still 2 months out, I am curious how one of these would have tasted when it was super fresh. This is only my second experience with Odell and I am liking what these guys are doing.
03-10-2011 02:52:07 | More by stakem
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.11/5 rDev +1%
Pours a khaki white head. Color is a ruby hued copper. Lots of lace.
Flavor profile: This beer has a nice juicy flavor to it. Orange with some grapefruit citrus. Fairly tropical. Nice and hoppy as well. A bit floral. A nice malt base to round things out so it's not in your face bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and clean. Medium bodied. Good carbonation.
Overall, I really enjoy this offering from odell. I love how tropical it with just the right amount of hops to not be very bitter. Very drinkable.
04-30-2014 00:35:20 | More by mothman
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
05-25-2009 20:06:05 | More by Wasatch
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
4/5 rDev -1.7%
This is a solid red ale, with a pronounced citrus hops characteristic.
Pours a semi-bright amber/caramel color with a just off-white head. Looks pretty darn good.
Hops up front in the nose. Citrus and slight metallic, a faint malty biscuit.
A hop forward flavor. Citrus with some of that metallic coming through. touch of alcohol. Some softness towards the end. As it warms this softness introduces a nice maltiness and bread. A good balance towards the end.
Easy drinking. Solid.
02-08-2010 09:01:34 | More by Mebuzzard
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass.
A real nice orange amber body, hints of red on the edges, and slow rising carbonation goes up. Head is a clumpy off tan, that has major retention and hang on everything. A real aggresive and impressive looking brew.
Nose brings a bounty of ripping malts and hops. Ripping grain action, with a hint of light toast. The hops have a little bit of earth quality, but get a bit herbal, making the malt even sweeter almost caramel dominant. Either way it's impressive.
Palate turns it down a bit though from everything anticipated. Light malts with some good doughy like density, ripping grain is turned down a bit, without the big husky quality. Hop angle seems a little lost, but brings some lingering sweetness of tea and herbs on the finish.
Overall though it's still an enjoyable brew from these guys and I can see myself drinking a lot of this very casually.
01-26-2013 01:05:34 | More by smakawhat
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.