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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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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