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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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539 Reviews
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Reviews: 539
Hads: 2,599
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 477
Gots: 432 | 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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011

Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.

70 IBUs
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Reviews: 539 | Hads: 2,599
Photo of jtierney89
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was fantastic. Orange glow sticky head. Pineapple bomb on the nose. A little sticky mouthfeel but nice and full. Flavo ris a giant pinepapple bomb as well with lots of other tropical fruit flavors. Malt leaves a nice sticky sweetness in the mouth. Bitterness is absent, purely balance, and alcohol is non-existent. An excellent beer and wish I could get my hands on more of it. (387 characters)

Photo of Dancolostate
5/5  rDev +17.4%
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! (357 characters)

Photo of TATTSNSNAPBACKS
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Another great IPA. Got this one through trade from an Owner of a local craft beer liquor store by me. If you can get your hands on one in California get it! (156 characters)

Photo of goosewhisperer
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on tap at the source.

a-beautiful golden color with great lacing. The beer is lively with carbonation and nice head.

s-huge amounts of amarillo and chinook hops take ove the smell in a grapefruit, pine and citrus manner. Huge floral nose that also includes mango and other tropical fruits. Beautiful nose!

t-follows the nose. All flavors that are present in the nose go into the taste and then some. There is also a nice malt back bone. There is a flash of bitterness, but the crystal malts balance it out. Great bitterness, but it goes away and is followed by a nice critus flavor. Taste wonderful.

m-perfectly malted and hopped. There is a great finish to the beer. There is so much good resin in this beer.

o-Wonderful IIPA. There is so many good things going on with this beer. I can say that Odell knocked it out of the park with this beer. (850 characters)

Photo of uawildcat
4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a true gem of a DIPA. For the past few months I have kept the fridge stocked with at least 1 bottle and enjoyed one once a week. This beer is not for the light-hearted; to me it seems even more hoppy than Stone Ruination.

Poured from the bottle it is slightly murky lighter amber with a 1 1/2 finger head that is cream white. As soon as it is poured the room fells with a citrusy hop smell that is overwhelming. The taste is much the same. The grapefruity, citrusy hops are well balanced with sweetness and has a creamy mouthfeel that barely burns for the 9+% ABV. Its a real sneaky one.

This is by and far the best DIPA that I have ever had. It sets a new high mark. If you haven't tried it, go and buy some! Just make sure not to have it too cold otherwise the true hop profile doesn't come out. (807 characters)

Photo of
4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had enough of these in bottle form to get a good idea of the beer.

a-pour with a good head, murky golden in color. Lacing is great, head never breaks. I like the sediment at the bottom. In this case it is a result of Odell's new centrifugation process that keeps a lot of the oils and protiens in the beer. I got all of it into the glass and you can tell!

s-more obvious in bottle form is the fruit, grapefruit, pine, and pure hop smell. Smell opens up nicely with it warming up in the hand. Tons of complex notes here.

t-Excellent. Great balance to the hops with malts, but it is a hop forward beer. Taste gets more complex with time and warmth. Hard to tell this beer is 9%+. No heat or harshness. The bottle I got was bottled a few days prior to my tasting, so this had some great fresh hop to it. It is not one dimensional hop with more hop beer. It has a lot of undertones to the flavor that closly follow the nose of the beer. Great finish that last for a few, but is clean after it leaves.

m-oily, and a little sticky. This beer has great body that suits the profile well. Not thick, but not a watery beer. Coats your mouth and delivers the flavors well.

o-I can say that this beer will not let a DIPA lover down. It starts out well and keeps my intrest through the serving. I think this rivials the Pliny's in all fields. Odell's hit it out of the park with this beer, glad it will be around all year. This is the biggest beer from Odell's offered in a 12oz format. (1,478 characters)

Photo of JamisonM
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

served from a 12 oz bottle bought via 4 pack 9.99 for a 4 pack not bad.

A: very clear for a bottle conditioned beer white head

S: Pineapple citrus tropical fruits and there is a mint note to this beer that is unmistakable on my nose. perhaps some peach also.

T: the smell and taste are very similar both are great, Pungent hops tropical fruits with that mint note in there along with a ton of citrus and a bit of peach.

M: a dry beer med carbonation med mouth on the beer.

O: overall this beer kicks ass almost perfect what more needs to be said? Get this beer trade for it if you cant buy it. (598 characters)

Photo of cmfinger
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uninterested in giving a full review at this point, just a first thought kind of rendering. I must say that I didn't know what to expect; ODell is so up and down. First thought is that this may be the best beer made in CO today.Def not ever. But today?... quite possibly. Closest thing to pliny and that supreme grapefruity, hoppy delicious taste this side of the continental divide. hope this isnt just a good batch, and becomes something consistent, and consistently available. time will tell if this beer is in line with my first take. (538 characters)

Photo of paxchristi
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a classic hazy, DIPA dark yellow/amber color with about two fingers of frothy head that disappears in about a minute or two leaving head and lacing stuck to the sides of the glass but hollow down the middle. Leaves some pretty intense lacing down the glass as I drink. Looks totally classic.-- 4

Smell: Pretty intense, oily nose with just a bit of booze for a little burn. On the front is some very juicy tropical citrus notes that stick to the nostrils followed by some really big floral and pine notes. Grapefruits, pineapples, tangerines, flowers, pine trees, passion fruits, and other citrus notes. If a beer could smell like where mountainous greenery and tropical ambiance meet, this one definitely smells like that. It is an unbelievably fragrant DIPA...probably the best I've had. Somewhere in there is a very slight maltiness that gives a bit of balance. But this is without a doubt going to be hop-forward-- a legit 5

Taste: BAM! Big hop bitterness in this one-- very oily, fruity and floral hops but pleasantly oily for the sake of the power to stick on the palate. Malt is more obvious in the taste than in the nose, but it is near the very bitter finish. Some booze as well to provide some warmth and a nice wrap-up. The dryness and the juiciness fight for the right to be called the finish.-- 5

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation to highlight the intensity of the hops. Oily in the mouth-- even moreso as it warms. A real cult mouthfeel, but once you "get" how its working with the greater body of work in this brew, its spot on.- 5

Overall: An outstanding DIPA. It's every bit as good as Ruination, Double Jack, and Ale Mucho Hoppo (to name a few of my personal favorite DIPAs). This will go toward the top of my favorites list. I'll revisit this one very soon. A true hop-heads delight. I'd say its the best DIPA in "fly over country" and will give any coastal, hop-forward DIPA or IPA a run for its money-- even the legendary Pliny. I'd also claim that this is better than Hopslam. A truly grand effort that requires commitment, love, and a real commitment to understanding its depth. A true beauty.-- 5 (2,155 characters)

Photo of ANiklaus
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into regular pint glass. For the IPA fan this is a must try beer. It does everything an IPA is supposed to but more. I've previously has Odell's regular IPA and that is one of my favorites. This beer takes that one and goes even further, perfecting every step along the way.

Appearance: Most difficult for me to rank but the color is bronze with a finger of head. Medium heavy carbonation that sticks to the glass the whole way down this hoppy experience. Exactly what I look dream of in an IPA.

Smell: Imagine dipping your head in a bushel of hops. This is that experience, only in a glass.

Taste: What is there to say? The strong bitterness you yearn for from a double IPA only to be replaced by a fantastic and balanced sweetness. Recommend especially with spicy food.

Mouthfeel: With every sip this beer becomes more and more enjoyable and the aftertaste is incredibly refreshing.

Overall: This is what one should look for in an IPA and is now my favorite DIPAafter trying it. I recommend this beer at slightly warmer than fridge temperature. This is what I believe is the pinnacle of Double IPAs. Thank you Odell! Slightly lower than their IPA. (1,179 characters)

Photo of lnashsig
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Muled back to Houston by my buddy Ben! Thanks man!

Poured into my DFH snifter, pours a light orange color, completely transparent beer, visible small carbonation bubbles. Nice thick cloudy foam fills the glass, recedes slowly, leaving a ton of sticky lacing. Smell- citrus hops, grapefruit, bitter pine. Wow! This one is super floral. Taste- big biting hops up front, pine, followed by a sweet buttery malt flavor, finished by a nice bitter grapefruit finish. Awesome carbonation, perfect bodied Imperial IPA. I'm enamored with Odell right now...just perfection for the style. (577 characters)

Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Jmkratt for this one, have enjoyed them more than you can imagine. 12oz bottle into Duvel Tulip.
A: A one finger, stark white head pour fluffy like a cloud, with a moderate retention, leaving a island of head. The body is a deep straw color, almost a light copper. Nice levels of carbonation found for style. Lacing is stick and present.

S: The aroma hits you like a ton of bricks, grapefruit punch and a passion fruit uppercut. Very floral and citrus like. Some of the best hop blending I have seen. High intensity aroma, some of the best aromas coming from an American IPA.

T/M: The front of this brew is smooth and crisp, projecting a light pale ale influence, but the malt body hits high gear and is well rounded by a massive hop profile midway through. The bitterness is rather low and well hidden by the juicy hop flavors, that are all but perfect. Mouthfeel is oh so very light and welcoming, not a thick malty character in this high(er) ABV brew. Lingering taste is smooth and leaves a piney, citrus flavor, a bit on the spicy hop end of things.

O: This is one of the most well balanced IIPA, I have come by. The smooth and light character is well achieved with the high ABV and the flavors of the hops are fresh and some of the best hop profiles seen. I will seek this out to have on hand at all times. A top 10 best brews of all time for me. (1,368 characters)

Photo of buffs9
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, of-white head of foam. Looks beautiful

S - smells strongly of grapefruit, orange and pine. Smells very "fresh"

T - It had a sweet caramel flavor with delicious grapefruit, citrus and pine hop bitterness. Very smooth.

M - Very clean and crisp

O - Absolutely love this beer. Probably my favorite IPA (364 characters)

Photo of kdmcguire10
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle Best By: 10/21. Consumed 8/14

Awesome hazy orange color, one finger slightly off white head. Beautiful. Very little lacing to speak.

Smell is orange peel, citrus grove. Not as piney as Pliny, but right up there in intensity. Very similar to hopslam. No trace of the 9.3% alcohol.

Taste is so smooth. A more drinkable version of Hopslam. You don't have the honey taste but the citrus just explodes in your mouth. Very slight hint of the alcohol.

Overall, I'd put this on my top 3 shelf: Pliny, Hopslam, and now this Myrcenary. What a wonderful surprise. Get some if you can. (586 characters)

Photo of burtn
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aroma is grapefruit with slight hint of pine. The appearance is golden hazy. The flavor begins with a 2row malt taste followed quickly by citrus hop flavor and then the flavor rolls across the tongue with flavors of pine and resin. The finish is only slightly bitter which leaves you wanting more. A great beer and I understand the name comes from the brewer extracting the mycerene hop oils that are considered bad at boiling but Odell found a way to use those oils. (471 characters)

Photo of dave43
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Some nice lace on this one. Smells like some top end sticky icky. Not too bitter...not too sweet, this beer is well balanced. The alcohol at over 9% is well hidden. A very session able beer and good news it will be a year round release. This is the good stuff as Julio would say. (279 characters)

Photo of smulkowski
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada goblet.

Appearance: Golden honey amber, one inch head rather quickly dissipating but clinging to the sides, vivacious lacing.

Smell: Like Sweet Baby Jesus kicked me in the face with a hop-filled booty. Citrus, citrus, citrus. Like I am being buried to death in grapefruit rind.

Taste: Grapefruit attack, fading to a nice very bitter aftertaste. Some maltiness, but bitterness dominates, which might be saying something because I feel like my tastebuds have been overassaulted by hops because I love them sooo much.

Mouthfeel: Nice carb, somewhat creamy, relatively thick, om nom nom nom nom.

Overall: This is certainly one of my top five beers. Out-fricking-standing. I like it a lot. (725 characters)

Photo of Lane1
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Odell Brewing Co. is my new favorite brewery. Being from Ca, I only can get this beer when I travel to Arizona. Enjoying their standard IPA i was very intrigued by this DIPA.

Appearance: Golden like a Topaz color. Light crispy head

Smell: Hoppy and very sweet...the way I like my IPA's

Taste: Obviously hoppy, but smooth and incredibly refreshing. Sometimes you get IPA's that are so bitter that it isn't refreshing and doesn't leave wanting more. This beer I could drink several and never get sick of it. It's very sweet, which I find somewhat common in your best DIPA's, but not overly sweet at all.

Mouthfeel: Crispy and not syrupy at all. Refreshing feel.

Overally: This is my first review ever and I have never felt inclined to review a beer before. But this has definitely become my favorite beer of all time. Due to its accessibility and price, you cannot go wrong. I have had both Pliny's and other highly rated IPA's/DIPA's...this takes it for me. Everything aboiut this beer is phenominal and I hope it gets it's recognition. Congrats Odell on your creation. (1,073 characters)

Photo of ManBearPat
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great DIPA!!!


It's somewhat syrupy goodness masks how strong this bad-boy is. Full of mouth-burning hops that are balanced by a strong malty backbone. (152 characters)

Photo of MinorThreat
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle from my Odell's rep. Thanks Ryan, much appreciated!

A-Hazy golden/clover honey with a thick white head. Good lacing, good retention.

S-Big resiny pine, grapefruit and sweet orange hop aromas right up front. Some really nice sweet cereal grains lingering in the hop mix. Very nice

T-Awesome! The rich hop aromas carry over well to the palate. Lots of resiny bitter hops right up front, orange peel, grapefruit and pine needles give way to the malt back bone. Marzipan and toasted cereal grains. No detection of the +9% abv, what so ever. This is as refined of a beer as I have ever had in the IIPA category. Deep and complex yet refined and clean. I'm very impressed. I would rank this as 1a to Pliny the Elders 1 in the world of IIPA's.

M-Walks the fine line between keeping it lively with plenty of gas and not washing away flavors with too much CO2. Medium body, for the style.

D-Very high, big, complex and interesting yet so well integrated that I could have 2-3 and enjoy every sip.

Simply put; this is an excellent beer. (1,059 characters)

Photo of Finatic
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a chilled Mrycenary pint glass.

A: Pours a orange, hazy color. A nice 2 finger foamy white head with lasting lacing that hugs the glass.

S: Strong hoppy smell overwhelms the nose. Huge tropical notes with a resiny backbone.

T: Perfect balance of hops and malt in this one.

M: The 9.3 ABV is well hidden in this one

O: 2 thumbs up for Odells on this one. (390 characters)

Photo of GoldHorde
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

And THIS...is ODELL???

Mercynary Double India Pale Ale - 12oz bottle.

WOW! It poured a very uninteresting hazy pale yellow, BUT what an interesting beer! I would include THIS BEER in every IPA tasting just to show what beers RULE the fringe of this beloved hophead style. The bouquet was IMMEDIATELY enticing; a fresh herbal slap with a decidedly citrus edge that instantly made me think of golf balls and lemonade & gin high balls…momentarily forgetting that Spring is STILL four months out and I'm STILL in 2 feet of February permafrost here!

*sigh*

The beautifully refreshing aroma was SO NICE that I kept relishing in it for quite a few minutes before actually partaking a sip. The flavor hit was just a hatch mark under the predicted aromatic (as expected) but I was astonished by the long lemony, ginny aftertaste. I have never had a beer like this. KUDOS to the brewers for giving me an unexpected fast curve ball inside and up…leaving me looking…in AWE.

The head was thin (within category) with some lacing. The only other drink I've had reminiscent of this was something that was a malty hard lemonade concoction several years ago which straddled the category of hard fruit drink vs. beer. The brand name, place and event escape me – but a police report is probably in there somewhere…

I may LOVE IPA's, Stouts and Bourbon Porters, BUT I bend the knee to American Double IPA's, the Lord and the SR-71 Blackbird! (1,440 characters)

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This double IPA is balanced to perfection. The citrus nodes stay on your palate long after a sip leaving you craving more. Starts hoppy with bite but finishes very smooth. As an IPA snob , I am quite shocked at the impression it had made. (238 characters)

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
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 front; 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. (699 characters)

Photo of jerryusc
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A. Nice appearance. Golden iced-tea look. Thick head that lasts for minutes. 

S.  Grapefruit and orange scents with a nice hop undertone. 

T. Taste is a perfect fit with the smell.  The citrus and hops are mixed well. It's not too sweet. The aftertaste is also smooth; it doesn't offer the bite you might expect from a double IPA. Not sure that is good or bad, it's just atypically smooth for this type of brew.  Hard to pull off this level of complexity with so much hops. 

M. Good carbonation. Not too thin. Medium weight on the tongue. 

O. Overall, this is an exceptional beer. I think it is most similar to America IPAs than to typical doubles. Top shelf brew.  (677 characters)

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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