Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It’s been a long day. Let’s hope that this beer hits the spot. I had this when it was on tap at Old Chicago for the St. Patrick’s mini tour. Odell has since then started distributing it in 4 packs. I jumped at the chance to taste it again when I found it on the shelf a few weeks ago. Pours a hazy golden color, with a small frothy head. The nose is an eruption of hop character. Orange citrus shines through, followed by pineapple, with resinous pine underneath. This is a hop head’s wet dream. Citrusy pineapple hops start, and grassy malt sweetness finishes. There’s a beautifully understated bitterness level that’s soft, velvety, and smooth. The malt profile has kind of a honey-almond quality. It’s just there to keep the hops in balance. I think it could stand to be a bit bigger, but Mycenary aims for quaffability, and in that respect it succeeds. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation level gets out of the way. For a beer that packs 9.3% ABV, this is dangerously drinkable, as the hop bitterness and solid malt profile hide the alcohol. Too often double IPAs come across as too harsh. That’s not the case with this beer, as it’s well rounded and quite enjoyable to drink (again, think quaffable), despite the monster levels of both bitterness and ABV. A very effective hop delivery vehicle.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2011 15:27:45 | More by eclaycamp
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4.39/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The beer comes in an extremely dark red orange.
The aroma has a bright floral, citrus, and piney aroma that reminds me of Centennial. A huge sugary candy sweetness. A dried sugary pineapple and mango, citrus peel.
The flavor follows with tons of similarity to Hopslam. A dried pineapple note, herbal, and floral hop note with a big candy sweetness, almost like the honey in Hopslam. There’s a light floral and green forest pine that Centennial offers, as the hop notes have similarities to Bell’s Two Hearted. The finish is quite bitter of again floral with a good amount of drying. Tinges of alcohol hint at the finish.
The beer is absolutely delicious and better than Hopslam because of the light malt and more vibrant hops. This has a best by date of 4/1/14, which makes the beer almost 100 days old. I imagine that this beer is better when fresh, but that is pure conjecture.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:45:04 | More by dar482
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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