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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,170 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,170
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 440
Gots: 252 | FT: 10
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 arthuro11:
Photo of arthuro11
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up just across the border (being a Wisconsinite, closest is MN for me) and was glad I did.

Poured a very nice Golden color, maybe even a hint of amber, with a very nice head that left some lacing as it went down.

Smell was a little lacking, perhaps understated would be the best word - it made me want the beer, but didn't knock me over on the smell side.

After tasting though, how this hits the mouth is definitely the best part (not that any parts are bad). Piney, strong but not overpowering, with some grapefruit in there. Higher ABV kind of snuck up on me one beer later, definitely something I will look forward to sharing more of.

Aftertaste was a bit bitter, but who can complain, not me anyway, it was a still lipsmacking, just lingered, albiet with a solid base.

Overall I would definitely have again. 'Nuff said.

arthuro11, Feb 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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

brentk56, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of HardTarget
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

HardTarget, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

RoyalT, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of pbsmooth
5/5  rDev +16.3%

pbsmooth, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of tectactoe
3.19/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

tectactoe, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of OhioBobcat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

OhioBobcat, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of SlurpDooberstank
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

SlurpDooberstank, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Schlais
4/5  rDev -7%

Schlais, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of RockyRaku
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

RockyRaku, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SkiBum22, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Ben7773, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

NWer, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of tomisarobot
4/5  rDev -7%

tomisarobot, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaftPatrick, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Kappakoosh, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.4/5  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.

warnerry, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Beaver13, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of Callmecoon
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Callmecoon, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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

bishopdc0, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SmellsofMahagony, May 22, 2013
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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,170 ratings.