Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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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
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Re-review from 12oz bottle (still not sure this is the same brew as their Red Ale but whatever) -
A: Clear amber with a huge creamy off-white head that leaves decent lace.
S: Pine, grapefruit, bready malt, blood orange, floral hops, tangerine, faint herbal notes.
T: Herbal bite, suggestions of pine and resin, citrus, smooth, bready, crystal/caramel?, grapefruit, floral, orange.
MF: Medium smooth body, creamy and low bitterness.
O: More malt presence disguises the hop presence here and smooths this beer out. Good stuff, nice hop flavors from an amber ale. I'm keeping both reviews here, since these were obviously released as two separate beers. Scores and notes were very similar, so its more that possible this is the same recipe I guess.
Had on-tap @ the Twisted Timber, Boise ID. Served in a Rogue pint shaker.
A: Dark golden copper, nearly opaque, excellent off-white head lacing.
S: Muted...hops, floral, kiss of citrus, malt, faint toasted caramel, light tropical fruit, orange.
T: Light resin, orange, spices, faint cinnamon, toffee, citrus, grain, toasted bread.
MF: Medium body, clean, light bitterness, some creaminess, low-to-medium carbonation.
O: Aroma improves and hops emerge as it warms. Not the best hoppy red I've had, still not a bad beer.
01-31-2014 13:58:32 | More by Scotchboy
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
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
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a clear amber color with a tight, white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.
Smells of citrus and caramel.
Tastes of a nice balance of hops and full malts. Caramel and toffee malt leads off with a nice sweetness to it. Hops come in with grapefruit and pine notes. A light bitterness, but well-balanced overall.
Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is a good red.
01-14-2014 03:10:56 | More by ocelot2500
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
From a 355 ml bottle (best before May 29, 2013) into a globe glass.
A-This brew pours with two fingers of tan foam. The head has decent staying power and leaves some lacing on the glass. The brew is mostly clear and garnet/ruby hued with brown highlights.
S-This brew smells great. It is quite spicy with a fair dose of mint and pine-scented hops. I detect a little whiff of caramel-scented malts to balance things out.
T-The taste is not as intense as the smell. There is still a spicy, herbal, pine hop component that dominates, but the malts move up in strength and sort of mute the spiciness. A nicely balanced brew with a spicy finish.
M-The feel is a little watery and light for me. I could have used a bit more heft.
O-This is a well-done red ale with good looks and good drinkability. The smell especially hits all the right notes with lots of spice and herb character, but there is enough malt here to distinguish this from an IPA. I would definitely drink this again.
03-08-2013 03:37:38 | More by spoony
3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
Thanks to sleepnbballrlife for sharing this.
12oz pry-top brown glass bottle. Label stamped 7/8/10.
Appearance: Cherry wood red. Some very thin tan head.
Nose: Smells like dried shag outdoor Mexican weed. Grapefruit and dried hardwood boards.
Palate: A little watery and much maltier than I was expecting. Some dried grain flavors and a little bittersweet chocolate and lots of woody notes. Tastes like licking hardwood boards. Some hop notes flare up on the second sip.
Notes: One of the better Red Ales I've had. Definitely American with the sticky weed hops, but true to style with the roasty malts too.
07-04-2010 06:17:05 | More by SFLpunk
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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