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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,502
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 469
Gots: 387 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011

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Ratings: 2,502 | Reviews: 530
Reviews by DocJitsu:
Photo of DocJitsu
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, classic golden color with a short, antique white head. Thin lacing appears in asymmetrical fashion. It has a malty nose with some orange and lemon citrus esters. Mouthfeel is very well-balanced. Full, a little oily, and crisp on the finish. Pretty malty flavor. Grapefruit emerges in the flavor, where it was absent in the bouquet. Some lemon on the finish. A little too malty for my taste, but still a very well-engineered brew.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dancolostate
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't say enough about this beer. Put it in a glass next to PTE and I don't know if I could tell you which is which. Maybe that means I am a nOOb, but I don't care. It is readily available by the four pack where I live and it's awesome. Full of in-your-face hop flavor, but nicely balanced and not overly "boozy" tasting. Keep up the good work O'Dells!

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-tinged golden color; three or four inches of foam cap the liquid and leave streaks of lacing behind; great retention

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus, with tangerine and pineapple

Taste: Fruity, right up front, with the tangerine and pineapple flavors joined, at mid-palate, by a biscuity malt character; the bitterness builds, after the swallow, though the fruit flavors fade a bit into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Another wonderful beer from the brewers at Odell; can't recall having a loser from them yet

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Bright golden color is a sight, and so is the tiny-bubbled lacing that wants to stick everywhere. Smells of grapefruit, strawberries, blond tobacco and spearmint with some fruity alcoholic esters. Needless to say, the nose alerts us that copious amounts of hops were used to achieve such an amazing aroma. Just enough malt to lift this beer up, the body is a bit chewy and has some depth. Big smack of juiciness from the alcohol and hops; soon after, the hops break off and explode with bitterness and a flavor of grapefruit rind that does not seem to go away. Small nugget of malt flavor in the middle. As the bitterness levels out, the alcohol comes back around with its warmth. Juicy with a semidry finish. Epic in its own way, it’s a sipper, but one that will grow on you if you are a true hophead.

Photo of SpyBrew
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Purchased in bottles and poured into a Sam Adams Style Pint Glass (all my proper glasses are packed up due to a move)

Appearance: golden hue with a little bit of hop haze. A thick whipped foam like head rides atop the straw golden beer but recedes into a nice lacing.

Aroma: Intense hop presence immediately hits your nose then it fades allowing some citrus and sweet fresh baked bread like aromas to play their part.

Taste: Clean strong bitterness plays it's role right at the front of the tongue a hint of sweetness begins to creep through the middle which is then quickly wiped away by a dry grapefruit, resin, and pine finish.

Overall: I am just beginning to get into IPA and while previously I disliked the intense bitterness of DIPAs I can beginning to fall in love with them. Perfect to have one or two this beer seems to be the best of the DIPAs I have tried so far though there are many more on my list. I would definitely give this one a try even of you don't think you are a fan of bitterness the prevalent citrus and pine qualities of this one may make you a believer.

Photo of mayamike
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer overall, but the bottles I have had little to no carbonation. That's a shame and may or may not be the fault of Odell, but either way, it affects how the beer tastes. Even so, this is a really nice beer. Well-balanced between the hops and the all malt that would be necessary to get such a high ABV.

Photo of HardTarget
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bright rich golden glass has a bit of haze and depth. A razor thin cover of white foam holds and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Rich C hops, west coast, citric with a bit of pine. There is a bit of sweetness coming through as well, but it seems like a heavy bitter hop leaf slap is coming.

Taste: First blush is pretty balanced with the sugary crystal malt base mingles with the oily hops, then the hop note starts to grow and overpowers everything. I love hops, but this might be a bit much, it burns a bit in the finish, which invites a cool sip of beer that repeats the cycle.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body feels slick, carbonation is a bit gritty and fine, on the flatter end of the scale.

Overall: Your daily dose of hop oils, for the next week, in one glass. A nice clean base under it too, makes for a real kick in the pants. The one two punch distracts you from the heavy alcohol load it carries, but I'm quickly slowing to small sips which burn my lips slightly. We might need a new category for this one, a Quad IPA. These dials go to 11.

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz brown bottle with a best by date of 09/12/2014. Poured into an Odell snifter.

Appearance: Pours with a slight haze and bright golden hue; 1/2 finger of head that recedes into a fine lace

Smell: Citrus hops with a strong floral component

Taste: A whole lot of hop flavor up frontal; delicious and juicy; a nice level of malt sweetness comes in the middle but then the hops come right back in the finish

Mouthfeel: Very juicy with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a fantastic Double IPA that is right in line with my personal flavor preferences. Its bold and assertive in the hop flavor with just enough malt to provide a good balance but the juicy, citrus notes are the star of the show.

Photo of pmarlowe
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium gold color with a finger of fluffy, off-white head. Superb retention and generous lacing.

S: Bready malt with a touch of toffee, and some pine.

T: Malt forward with toasted bread, touch of toffee, along with light piney hoppiness, finishing with mild gripping bitterness which carries through a medium-long finish. Quite dry.

M: Hefty, with a bit of alcohol is noticeable on the finish, but not bad given that this is approaching 10%. Light carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty and well put together, but not particularly hoppy, and really pushing the envelope on the DIPA categorization at 9.8%.

Photo of RoyalT
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a clear, bright orange in color with a beautiful, lasting, lacing head.

Smell – The rich malts and huge hop profile are perfectly balanced.

Taste – The malts have a tough job but just do manage to keep the balance. They are sweet with some nice toffee and table sugar. The hops of course are monstrous but well-balanced with some nice non-resiny pine, light orange, and good grapefruit.

Mouthfeel – This medium-bodied ale is not overly bitter and has little carbonation.

Drinkability – This is actually more drinkable than their standard IPA because it is better balanced. It’s not big but is certainly a double.

Photo of tectactoe
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I forgot who sent me this one, my apologies, but big thanks to whomever it was. Myrcenary pours a golden-yellow color with some vibrant, tangerine-orange hints at the edges. Mild clarity with only a touch of haze in the middle. The foamy white head settles quickly and surprisingly leaves only a little bit of lacing on the glass.

The hop character is pretty overwhelming with the first whiff; it's incredibly pungent and oily and sticky with a mild floral character and some lighter citrus in the background. The abundance of hops seems matched largely with a huge malt character. It smells sweet, pungent, bitter, malty, and heavy all at once. Almost reminiscent of Deviant Dale's, a beer that I was unfortunately not a fan of.

I take a sip and I'm met with pungent, dank, and lightly piney hops up front. Jesus Christ, this stuff is huge. Sticky, heavy, and resinous as hell. Resinous and dank to an unnecessary degree, really. I'm not getting the "tropical fruit-like flavor" as described on the bottle itself, unless I count the mild citrus and orange peel that I'm getting in the finish.

Myrcenary is quite bitter, though the malts are pounding with incredible sticky sweetness, too. Pushing the caramel line but erring more so on the side of toasted bread, the malts are a bit too sweet for an IPA of any kind. This beer coats your entire mouth and palate, and you can feel it long after you swallow it. Sticky, resinous, thick, abrasive, pungent, dank, you name it.

Actually kind of surprised the rating is so high for this. I had a reasonably fresh bottle, so it wasn't old or anything. Perhaps I'm not that partial to the dank and resinous bomb. I enjoy those flavors, sure, but not quite in this capacity. And the malt, being so sweet, does more overwhelming harm than balancing good. Not an awful beer, but merely average at best. I don't want my DIPAs to be this slow of sippers.

Photo of RockyRaku
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer....just sayin' Lacing noticeable but diminishing. A very inviting sweet , citrusy, floral aroma abounds. The taste again was citrusy and sweet.. slight pine like bitter, but hops are very flowery and sweet. Every sip was crisp and delicate. A beer full of liveliness....nice hoppy feel on the tongue and nose. I would order more.

Photo of warnerry
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 10/21/11 consumed 8/6/11

A- Pours clear golden brown with two fingers of off-white head. Head doesn't have great retention but does leave some lacing.

S - Smell is sweet and floral with quite a tropical fruit presence and some citrus on the tail end.

T - Quite juicy and fruity up front. Again tropical fruit, with more citrus in the taste than the nose. Only when the fruitiness starts to fade does any bitterness come through. The bitterness does linger after the finish. A nice take on the style.

M- Mouthfeel is rather light for the style, with a bit of stickiness.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this. By no means a 'palate wrecker' of a DIPA, but there are plenty of those to choose from. I don't know if restrained is the right word to use, but this is an easy drinking double with a great combination of flavors.

Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a little sweet caramel malt with a lot of pungent, resiny, piney hops and a little tropical fruit.

The flavor is a touch of sweet bready malts followed by a huge hop bitterness - resin, pine, a little tropical fruit, and maybe some pungent Summit - that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very solid DIPA. It's a completely unbalanced hop bomb, but a good one. It reminds me a little of Gubna with some balance to the Summit hops.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra thanks to Bardwashrind

Shared with my wife. Poured into my new belgium glass. It is a golden and transparent with a thin and wispy white head.

The nose is hops very fresh, earthy and slight citrus mix . There is a definite crystal malt backing.

The taste well is very nice matches the aroma. The mouth is surprisingly light. The is perhaps the most refreshing dipa i've ever had. The carbonation is upfront with the hop flavor. The flavors are earthy and then as the carbonation subsides it becomes bitter.

This is a very nice beer

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, 9/9/11 on the lower left of the label (best before dating?). Pours lighter amber, near clear, off white head, goes to a tiny bubble film and leaves respectable scatered lacing.

Tropical fruit hopped up, pungent and enticing.

Nose carries through onto the palate (suprise), waves of fresh tasting hops, tropical fruits, resins, sweet pinapple, hop lovers delight. Savored every sip of this one, very tasty and well crafted DIPA. How I wish this was distributed to my area...it would be one of my go to brews

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a hint of rubber as well as some tropical fruit, bread and extremely resinous pine. The flavor is very dank and resinous, with some bread and a little bit of grass. The beer is very dry overall. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of bsp77
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Best by date of July 9, 2011.

Appearance: Cloudy and pale gold with thick pure white head with nice lacing lines.

Smell: Orange, peach and mango - very fresh and hoppy. Some spiciness.

Taste: Fairly sweet with loads of citrusy and tropical fruit (orange, mango, peach, pineapple). Some caramel malt backing and slightly spicy and bitter on the finish. Certainly sweeter than I expected but delicious.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, extremely creamy and oily body, finish is fairly dry but some of the initial sweetness still lingers.

Overall: Another great beer from Odell and the second night in a row I have had a fantastic DIPA (the other was Central Waters Illumination).

Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, fridge temp, poured into a snifter, best before 4/6/12.

pours a nice looking deep golden/ orange color with a slight haze. nice one fingers worth of head that settles to a thin retentive layer with great lacing, covering 75% of the glass.

dank hops, mostly floral and vegetal aromas, tropical fruits with citrus and pine behind that. sticky caramel malt just noticable through all the hops.

juicy citrus, tropical fruits, then some vegetal hops followled by a slightly muddled yeast bite or maybe just a really floral/ vegetal hop?, as the beer warms up this becomes more and more noticable. some sticky caramel malts and some slight heat from the alcohol.

resinous feel on the palate, good amount of lingering bitterness. medium to heavy bodied.

overall, this started out really good, but then took a bad turn. still a decent offering, but with so many great easily attainable DIPAs out there, i wouldnt seek this out again.

Photo of joeworrall
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large tulip glass... tonight, in my search for the perfect IPA, I am comparing this with New Belgium Rampant IPA and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA.

Compared to those two, I would rate Rampant the best overall, and Sculpin the lowest.

Myrcenary has some great fruit notes not found in the others: apricot?!? plums?!? it's different from most of the IPA's I have tasted, and different in a good way. The finish is slightly sweet, makes me want to open another bottle.

Bang for the buck: it's not as good a deal as New Belgium Rampant IPA, but it's pretty darn good. Definitely in my top 20, and maybe in my top 10, just cuz the fruit is so unique!

Photo of ehammond1
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

Thanks for sharing Nathan!

Clear amber and orange with a thick nearly white head which leaves spiderweb lacing down the glass.

A very floral aroma, a tad bit buttery, and lots of caramel and toffee as well. There is some mild pine and citrus hop presence as well but I find this to be particularly malty.

Sweet toffee and caramel, some alcohol, pine, and floral notes round out this DIPA. It's far more malt-forward than I anticipated, unfortunately.

The mouthfeel is medium with a high level of carbonation, though a touch sharp and prickly with stinging alcohol.

A decent, malt-forward DIPA, but not one that I have any plans to revisit. That being said, this may have been an old bottle.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a date of 19/5/11 (I assume this is the bottling date). As with all Odell beers, I love the label art.

Poured into a Duvel chalice. A hazy orange-amber hue with fine visible sediment and low carbonation. Produces a decent head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Huge aromatic hop aroma with notes of tropical fruit, citrus and pine, underpinned by sweet malt and a hint of yeast.

Tastes of overwhelming aromatic hops and sweet malt, followed by a dry, subtle bitter finish. Notes of tropical fruit and citrus, with hints of pine and yeast. Despite the high ABV, the booze goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is spicy, tingly and astringent. Aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops - yum!

In a word, excellent. Tons of fruity aromatic hops. I particularly like the restrained use of bittering hops - despite the intense aroma the bitterness is relatively mild. A top-notch brew; I'd love to have this again.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to elrogish for shipping this out as part of our jacket/beer trade. Nice orange appearance, thin mild off white head, eventually disappears into nothingness. Big bad pineapple aroma (not big bad in the pejorative sense, big bad, like oh shit, this is a grip of pineapple coming at my nose!).

Taste, plenty of sweetness, decent hop mouthfeel, this one is just huge on the pineapple and its sticky and syrupy as well. Immediately I'm thinking that I should call everyone on the phone and be all like "dude, you like pineapple and barleywine right? You should age this beer for a year or two . . .

I dunno, I just don't see it being super satisfying for a major fresh hop head. The hops are there, but they impart so much sweetness to the beer, its a strong one, but never hot, probably in no small part because of the massive sweet quotient to the beer.

I liked it, but its not the kind of beer I would pop open to get me my vegetal hop fix.

Photo of glid02
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mark – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy light copper color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with huge amounts of bright citrus and heavier herbal hops. Also present are hints of good amounts of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as nice. Slightly dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by huge citrus hops. Midway through the sip herbal and slightly leafy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this is certainly in the top tier of DIPAs, a very clean, crisp, and smooth beer for the style that doesn’t really have any flaws. Well worth a shot.

Photo of Landon518
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured from a bottle a hazy gold with a finger and a half head that slowly dissipates, leaving dotted lacing. On your nose right away you get citrus and of course hops, great pine. The first large drink you get some bitterness that is immediately replaced with some sweet citrus and malt, and finishes with that IPA bitterness, but not too bitter, just right. The swallow leaves your mouth a little dry, and the aftertaste is actually sweet and a little sticky. The carbonation is low but the beer itself has some substance, a weightier feel on your tongue. With the alcohol content, was surprised at the absence of a strong alcohol taste. As this beer warmed up a bit, it seemed to get sweeter and smoother.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,502 ratings.