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Runoff Red IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

478 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 47
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009)
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

thought to myself that I wanted to drink a red ale tonight, so I reached in the fridge and grabbed this.

Best by 6/15/11, drank 7/25/2011

A-Good red color with great head retention

S-very hoppy. Just what i was hoping for. More on the lines of piney but some nice citrus there as well. Little bit leading to the malty side but I cannot complain as i heeded the bottle dates

T-Alot like it smells. Nice malt backbone with a little hint of hops on the way down

M-medium body and very smooth

O- one of my favorite reds. My glass was gone in no time

This just goes to show you the forgiveness i will give a beer if it is bottle dated. the hops started to fade but it is MY Fault that I drank past expiration, therefore I rated it on what its original qualities would have been

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 01:19:43 | More by brew3crew
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2014 23:50:45 | More by StArnoldFan
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz bottle to Pint Glass. Bottled stamped 4/26/11.

A - Beers poured a perfectly clear cherry wood color. Monstrous head with intense 2.5 head with excellent retention and huge lacing.

S - Monstor blend of rich malt tones and hops. The bottle names American hops. I detected earthy and citrus hops on the aroma. Also prevelant is a nice blend of rich roasted malts.

T - Flavor starts with an extremely pleasant mix of earthy tones of hops with a hint of citrus. I really enjoyed the blend of malt characteristics of roast, toast, and definately biscuit.

M - Medium bodied that coats the palete with a rich creamy flavor.

D - Extremely.

I like how Odell's has transitioned from the Extra Special Red to the current offering. I don't know if it's true that they adjust the recipe from year to year but I really enjoy the hops character with a nice complex malt blend with this year's Red. I a cannot name a better Red Ale. Very nice. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-20-2011 03:59:58

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 22:32:10 | More by hopfacebrew
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-06-2014 16:25:15 | More by taospowder
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-03-2012 20:20:07 | More by RDW
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-20-2012 06:07:20 | More by fuzzcherry
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-11-2014 02:11:17 | More by 1424IpA
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whynot44

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear brilliant red amber color with a decent white head that hangs around and produces some nice lacing.

The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, citrus and pine.

The taste starts with a rich caramel malt followed immediately by a pine resin and grapefruit hops kick, at near IPA levels, that continues through the finish and lingers. Very nicely balanced, plenty for the hop fanatic and malt lover as well.

Medium/full bodied, smooth and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 03:52:26 | More by whynot44
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-09-2013 06:37:23 | More by JSchock7
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-13-2014 03:30:46 | More by jakea
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BDeibs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-24-2014 04:39:35 | More by BDeibs
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-20-2013 02:24:03 | More by speedvagen
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a New Belgium balloon glass.

A: Red pours a crystal clear, deep crimson to mahogany color with a cream-hued two-finger thick head. Retention is excellent, and lacing clings to the glass with ease.

S: Slightly faint on the nose at first. Herbal hop aromas with hints of caramel and toast lingering in the backround.

T: Fruity hop character and sweet malt balance eachother out nicely. Flavors of caramel and fresh toast make a good backbone, supported by earthy, floral hop characters. The dry finish makes for a very clean brew, with notes of pine and citrus.

Notes: This beer is very tasty, and quite easy to drink. If I had one complaint, it would be in the mouthfeel. It's just a bit on the lighter side for the style. Overall, a pretty rock-solid effort by the folks at Odell.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 03:25:11 | More by WYVYRN527
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azdback

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2014 06:57:11 | More by azdback
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-02-2014 18:52:52 | More by appetiteforparis
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2014 16:48:00 | More by thufflife
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.88/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Odell Red

Perhaps a touch old, I’ll need to look up the dating here but what appears to be the best by date of 6/15/11 so a bit too close, but we shall see. Brewer says this beer is still in the best by range so lets go!

Really nice thick head a darker cream colored head, leaving wonderful lacing on top of a dark red body. Decent clarity perhaps but this beer is rather opaque and provides a deep ruby color.

Light toast, hops, I have to say this beer really is reminding me of smelling pot (for me not a good smell).

Hoppy, watery, bready, red ale at it’s finest. A red with wonderful American hop bite that dominates the red ale’s caramel malt. I certainly have had red’s with better malt profiles, a bit more toast and caramel. The malt here is a bit weak especially given the 6.5%. The English have done far more with reds with under 5% abv, but the American hop power is rather good.

Good carbonation, somewhat thin body, extremely drinkable as it should be.

I need more malt in a red and while I enjoy the hops here am not excited by this beer. I don’t like rating to style, but keeping style in mind this beer is a weird malted IPA or an over hopped and under/poorly malted red.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 17:48:37 | More by bobhits
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bright amber/copper color, surprisingly full and long-lasting head.
aroma is heavily caramelized/toffee that is not quite hidden by the heavily citric tones of ample american hops. Great smelling beer.
Great tasting beer too. I briefly wonder if it might be too sweet, not quite cloying, without the ample hop kick, but quickly set this aside as I thank the brewers for the way it turned out. Paler malts show through more in the flavor than just the dark caramel, giving a nice depth to the flavor. Bitterness is just sharp enough and lingers just long enough into the aftertaste, again showcasing the various citrus fruits with perhaps a bit of pine.
A little bit sticky, otherwise the medium body is great and the carb, on the low side of medium allows for quickly draining the glass and demanding another.
Extremely drinkable, and I find myself having it with almost any meal. Time for another!

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2010 03:47:34 | More by udubdawg
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-19-2013 01:08:37 | More by Jeffrey2310
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-24-2014 21:02:13 | More by OnryAndMean
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours red with great clarity and a light brown head.

Hops jump out of the glass from the get-go in the aroma. Red delicious apple skins, piney and grassy hops, with a soft malt background that takes a while to define itself.

Bready malts eventually work their way out past the piney west coast hops in the flavor. The mouthfeel could be bulked up a bit, but it's light nature makes for a really drinkable hoppy beer.

Worth a try! One of the nicer spring seasonals for the midwest.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 00:38:26 | More by brownbeer
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-04-2014 16:44:35 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Runoff's liquid portion comes out a nice hearty dusk sunset red with excellent clarity. Sort of an orange/vanilla creamcicle colored head with various sized bubbles, with crazy good lacing to it. The suds cling to the glass like a virus taking over (I guess that's a weird example).

Smell is good. Citrus (clementine, tangerine, and not quite ripe blood orange with no pith)and tropical melon fruit salad are not aggressive, but they are the first aromas to greet your nose right out of the gate. Nice malty aromatics complement the hops as well, sweet buscuity aromas.

Good tasting beer. It's well balanced, but hop forward and most likely designed to be. Nice same above mentioned citrus/melon profile, and again, it's not very potent, but the one of the things that really stands out right away. The only difference is you can get a little more bitter citrus peel. The bready characteristics are there again too, like browned biscuit crumbs, and I don't think it's there, but I have this rye(ish) taste in the back. Overall it's a great tasting any time of the year beer.

Mouthfeel is good. Heavy medium body, like a nice hearty amber ale. Like most everything I've had from ODell, this has a very clean fresh and close to crisp feel. Soft but strong enough carbonation level with excellent balance. Fresh feel that's got a natural sweetness leading to a nice clean bitter finish that's just the right amount of dry. Really drinkable, a great flavorful beer that's very easy drinking. Another nice brew from ODell. Huge props to Geoff for sending me this one, thanks buddy!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:59:31 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Travisnin

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

09-14-2012 05:51:14 | More by Travisnin
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-27-2011 12:11:05 | More by Grebdioz
Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.