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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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96
world-class

2,356 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,356
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 454
Gots: 307 | FT: 13
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011)
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Reviews by Doh-Kay:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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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 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 mayamike
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
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 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 HardTarget
4.29/5  rDev 0%
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
4.89/5  rDev +14%
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
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
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
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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 pbsmooth
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tectactoe
3.19/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of RockyRaku
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,356 ratings.