Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
Review from notes:
12oz served in a SN IPA glass
A - Reddish copper body, 2 fingers of dense head that takes it's time. Thick lacing left behind.
S - Bread/biscuit malts, slightly fruity, English yeast, leafy green hops, pine, fruit bread.
T - Citrus hops up front, good malty backbone, some bready caramel, slightly toasted, pine comes through along with a blast of grapefruit citrus bitterness on the finish.
M - Creamy carbonation, medium full body, smooth feel.
Very well rounded red here. Great execution all around. The malts blend very well with the hops and yeast providing a tasty drink from front to finish.
04-23-2013 18:43:30 | More by StaveHooks
4.15/5 rDev +2%
Bottle enjoyed in Estes Park, CO...quite stunning. The beer pours deep amber/mahogany with a well-made head of sticky bubbles. The aroma is pine and herbal grassiness with just a hint of brown sugar peeking through. Flavor favors malt more with caramel, shortbread, and biscuit. Hop flavor and bitterness is still firm with another hit of pine, some citrus, and an earthy element that separates it from other big American reds. Slightly resinous, oily mouthfeel along with the pine makes this perfect for a spring evening in the Rocky Mountains.
06-13-2012 18:05:32 | More by bump8628
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
A - Dark ruby red with brown hues that brightens greatly when held up to light. Big foamy dirty khaki colored head. Head quickly fades to a chunky cap and leaves behind big chunks of lace on the glass.
S - Strong hoppy aroma backed by an assertive caramel sweetness. Hops are spicy and herbal. The sweetness has alot of caramel and lightly toasted dark bread.
T - Initially very sweet with lots of caramel malt coming through in the taste. The hoppiness quickly comes in to balance and provides alot of grassy notes mixed with a little herbal bitterness. Bitterness does not really linger.
M/D - Light to medoum bodied, a little on the thin side. Sweetness leaves a light coating in the mouth. Carbonation could stand to be a touch higher.
06-25-2009 19:36:05 | More by ckeegan04
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
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!
03-13-2011 00:20:38 | More by jjanega08
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
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 3, 2013
Misc.: Best by June 26, 2013
Poured a dark red clear color with one finger of khaki tan head that dissipated quickly. Average sporadic lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention, surprising considering how fast the head disappeared.
Smelled a surprising whiff of floral hops to start. Also got some nutty malts, buttery malts and some light caramel malts.
Tasted floral hops, buttery malts and nutty malts for the most part. Hops are the best part here.
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.
This beer had its moments but I think something was just a bit off. That being said, I’d probably give it another try.
05-09-2013 06:29:39 | More by BucannonXC5
4.01/5 rDev -1.5%
Crystal clear copper color with a thick off white head. Good lacing.
Grapefruit, pine, and bready aroma.
It's heavily hopped but has a strong toasted cracker malt backing. Grapefruit and resinous hops.
Clean mouthfeel, medium-light body.
A very nice hopped up red that's approachable and easy drinking.
03-16-2014 05:02:28 | More by Vonerichs
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
Bottle best by 06/08/2011
Pours a little hazy amber with ruby highlights a thin one finger head, nougat colored with soapy and tight bubbles with sticky lacing that trails down beautifully.
Sweet hop aroma, fresh and floral pine with citrus coming in second. Malty backing with some spices and a medicinal raw hoppiness on the back.
Taste is a bold aggressive hoppiness throughout the beer resin and pine with a sweet crystal and caramel malt spine that helps balance it. Comparable somewhat to a junior barleywine just lacking the alcohol and transition from sweet to bitter. A little raw grassy hops on the back end with some yeast character. Sticky mouthcoating that doesn't strike me as very bitter but still very refreshing.
Mouthfeel gets a little rough with biting carbonation and the slightly soapy mouth coating that is typical of some of the hoppy Odell offerings. Great body though.
This is a bold aggressive wake up for spring kind of beer. Very drinkable and will appeal both to malt and hop fans. One that I just wish were available all year.
03-18-2011 00:30:51 | More by rawfish
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
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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