Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 533
Hads: 2,574
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 475
Gots: 417 | FT: 14
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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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Mayor of Old Town, Ft. Collins, CO

Poured a clear orange-golden with a small white head, that retained well nonetheless, and left some really crusty lacing. Scents of citrus and pine for the most part. Big hop kick on the tongue right off the bat, citrusy, resin, with a bit of malty sweetness coming in to mellow things out. Alcohol was moderately apparent. Medium-bodied, left a bit of film in the mouth, but still quite drinkable. Not as good as their regular IPA, I'd say. (498 characters)

Photo of siege06nd
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a British Pint.

A. A cloudy golden orange color. A finger of crisp, white head recedes to a half finger. Good lacing and retention.

S. Lots of pineapple, orange zest. Good amount of pine resin as well. Very balanced bouquet. Bready malts make a nice canvas for the other flavors. Lemon zest sets this one apart.

T. Wow, this is extremely juicy. Super chewy. A lot of grapefruit and lemon notes. Loads of pine resin and a lot of malt. Finish is resiny and bitter and I get just a hint of caramel and dark fruit. Almost barleywine-esque. A lot grassiness as well. Good, but a little much.

M. Well balanced flavors through the front and mid. Finish is a little grassy and bitter. Very sweet and sticky as well. Unique, but nicely done. Medium bodied.

O. It's not my favorite DIPA, but Myrcenary is solid nonetheless. Very tropical and thick, this is a unique and enjoyable concoction. Odell continues to please. (928 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle picked up in a trade at dark lord day. thanks mnbears fan! drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a translucent lighter than expected light golden orange colored body with a small bright white head on top. the head doesnt stick around for too long, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- woah, hoppy. the initial whiff brings forth lots of hops. very heavy on the grapefruit with lesser other citric smells (orange zest and pineapple). there are also piny hops in here and some floral notes. sweet caramel malt backs this one up at the end.

T- the taste starts out with some sweet caramel malts and some ligth toasted bread like notes. after that this beer becomes all about the hops. lots and lots of grapefruit. some pineapple, orange zest, and floral hops come through also. a moderate amount of pine comes through.

M- the body is on the lighter side of full. the carbonation is on the lighter side of average. there is a mild warming from the alcohol.

D- this is a pretty intense beer, even for a bigger style like DIPA. glad i got the chance to try this. ill look for some more if i find myself in an area of distribution. (1,180 characters)

Photo of coldmeat23
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared at approx 45 degrees
DATED: 08/16/11A

This is a golden, honey-like, orange color. It has a small head of off-white colored foam, which dissipates to a thin, surface covering film. The lacing is in thin strands and they are sticky enough to hang around for a little while.

The nose is light, yet it is full of great hop notes. Tons of floral hops. Loads of great citrus and tropical notes. Light hints of pine. Tiny hint of malt sweetness.

Follows the nose. Pineapple, peach, mango, lemon, orange and grapefruit all dance around with pine needles and flowers. Caramel is at the dance but is content to stand by the wall.
Good flavors, but once again, kind of mellow.

Medium-bodied with a light level of carbonation. Very smooth and easy, but lacking any real creaminess.

Easy-to-drink, but a little too 'middle of the road', I think. A bit too hoppy for those that don't like hops, yet not really hoppy enough for those that really crave them. (978 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
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%. (630 characters)

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Tarheel4985 for this one. I'll get you back next time with a better extra, haha. 12 oz bottle shared with my girlfriend, snifter and medium tulip.

A - I love the way this beer looks. It's got a very nice light orange color, almost yellow. Big head presence recedes quickly.

S - decent. I get whiffs of citrus, but it's mainly sweet floral content.

T - there's not a lot in the smell and there's even less in the taste. The bitterness of the DIPA isn't complemented by a strong enough sweet-hop or fruity content. Not one of the better DIPAs I've tasted.

M - the beginning and end are nice. The middle is where you can detect that imbalance between too much bitter and not enough sweet.

O - I'd like to try it on tap out in CO, but I won't be seeking this out until then. (791 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear golden orange color with 2 fingers worth of rich off-white head. It retains with solid powers that paint a full wall of webby lace on the glass.

The aroma is rindy and herbal with hops. The rindy aspect smells like grapefruit mixed with orange zest while the herbal aspects are weedy and almost cheese-like. As it warms up, there is a floral to fruity sweet aspect that emerges somewhat smelling like caramel malt to candy sweetness.

The taste is herbal with hops but boasts a rindy element almost like orange pulp. There is some toasty grain present which offers up some sweetness that accents the fruity aspects of the hops. A touch of alcohol warmth streams across the back of the tongue.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp, clean and easy drinking with a pleasant rounded character and alcohol presence felt without it hindering the experience. Not the best DIPA but worth checking out. (989 characters)

Photo of Azurescens
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with best by date 11/29/11 printed on label, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 9/9/11.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden color with fluffy whitish head that leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Big hop aroma both citrus and pine with some pale malt and alcohol.

T: Pretty sweet with resinous pine and citrus hop flavors and some hop bitterness. A hefty amount of pale malt brings some balance with some alcohol in the finish. Definitely on the sweet side of DIPAs, more so than I like.

M: Medium resinous body and moderate carbonation, finishes on the sweeter side.

O: Good easy drinking DIPA, my only real complaint is that it is overly sweet. (671 characters)

Photo of paperbackfoster
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A completely opaque pour the color of straw, with a head that only reaches a half finger. Good retention, and decent, solid lacing.

S - Citrus and pine. Grapefruit and orange over a light base of resinous hops, with light hints of gingery sweetness. For a double IPA, though, it’s an incredible lack of smell.

T - Aggressive pine hops are balanced out by rather tropical fruit - pineapple and mango seem to step in with the grapefruit and orange. The malt carries notes of caramel and sweetbreads. For such a light scent, this flavor really kicks you in the tongue. Hits hard, carries off dry.

M - Almost like a ginger ale. The sweetness and carbonation really lend themselves to the overall feel and flavor.

Overall - A strong player in the DIPA style. The hops, while plentiful, play in a more unique way than this beer’s peers. Holding back in the aroma and steering clear from that traditional hoppy bitterness, this hop profile is all about an acidic feel and fruity flavors. I feel there’s almost more bitterness from the yeast than the hops. I’m always a proponent of the bitter start/floral finish hophead IPAs, but this ‘Myrcenary’ upsets the status quo without apology, and with success. (1,218 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Brought home from a business trip to Wichita. Poured into a chalice.

A balanced DIPA. Not as hop forward as many. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden. A nice beer but probably too heavy for the hot weather that I expect to see soon. 3.75

A – Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a one-finger slightly rocky off-white head. Lacing was average. 3.5

S – Some maltly sweetness, apricot, blossom (but all were faint). 3.5

T – A slightly sweet start with some tropical flavors with some lasting bitterness in the finish. 4.0

MF – Smooth, a little creamy. Medium body with a dry finish. 4.5 (590 characters)

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Outstanding. Dark hue for a DIPA. Thin lacing medium legs with little remaining head. Color could pass as a golden sour.

S- Crazy malty. Shit, this is one of those malty DIPAs. Some people love them, some don't so much. I don't really like DIPA's. Pine, and a lot of malt.

T- Yup, tastes like 1/3 the strength of a 120 min. Crazy malty DIPA.

M- Pretty standard, maybe a bit better M than the norm.

O- I am a shitty person to rate DIPA's, but I try (as you shake your head yes then no). I am just not into malty DIPA's. I need citrus (543 characters)

Photo of stxSS07
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger or so of an off-white head that hangs around. Leaves nice sheet lacing. 4.5

S- Earthy and piney hops mix with a nice bready note up front. A touch of sweetness and tropical hops along with more yeasty notes to finish. Not a huge fan here. 3.5

T- Much sweeter than the nose suggested. Sweet malty notes, big dank piney/earthy hops, and a light note of citrus/tropical fruit. Finishes pretty dry. 4

M- Medium-bodied with semi-low carbonation. Almost feels syrupy. 3.5

O- This was a hard one for me. Looks and tastes great, but the smell and mouthfeel knock it down a bit. A solid DIPA, but definitely not my favorite. 4 (701 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best by April 16, 2013. About 2 months old. Served at around 45F.

Pours semi-hazy amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves rings of bubbly and drippy lacing

Aroma is big time pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, floral hops, some apricot, caramel, hint of pine and orange rind. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is fruity hops, tropical fruit, mango, melon, pineapple, resinous hops, some citrus, apricot, decent bit of caramel malt, mild to moderate sweetness, good bitterness, some alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily and a bit sticky, good carbonation.

Excellent Double IPA and a real treat to get to try this. Big thanks to Mark for this one. Every hoppy beer I’ve had from Odell has been excellent...they sure know there way around some hops! (795 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike for sending this one my way.

A: The beer pours a golden color with a finger or two of white head.

S: Citrus hops with a mild grassiness to it. A little bit of bready and pale malts along with a little bit of fruit. There is also a light pine note to the aroma.

T: A really nice fruitiness to the flavor. Plenty of citrus, particularly grapefruit and tangerine. Mild grass notes and a decent amount of pine, a moderate bitterness to go with it. Some decent bread flavors round out the beer.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: Pretty solid IPA. Nice hoppiness and not really sweet at all. (627 characters)

Photo of Schmittymack
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-sorta amber color from a 12 oz bottle into that damn shaker glass again. Nice creamy head and nice lacing that is still present nearly 15 minutes after the pour. Aroma is fruity/citrusy--lemon and orange?? Taste is where this one shine: malt, citrus fruits (definitely orange this time), and a little hop bitterness at the end. Althought DIPA are not my fav, this one is very quaffable. Some say a PtE killer; not sure but since PtE is kinda so -so to me... (473 characters)

Photo of crewfan16
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle to a tulip glass.

a-hazy deep yellow/orange. big thick head of about an inch. nice lacing on the glass when the head dies down.
s-lots of tropical fruit. pineapple and pine resin. some malt and caramel sweetness
t-biscuity malt, some caramel sweetness. more pineapple and grapefruit. bitter hoppiness on the finish
m-slightly oily mouthfeel as the carbonation seems a tad light for the style. ABv is not present at all. extremely drinkable.

overall, I really liked this DIPA. I usually lean towards the types with more balance, and this one fits that bill perfectly. Nice hop notes, but nothing overpowering with some nice backbone. Im a big fan of this brew. (683 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy light orange with yellow edges and a creamy white head.

S-the nose is subtle, slightly muddled soft dough, a little bit of sugar, bright tangerines do shine through, fairly citric with a bit of pine in there as well. slightly herbal and a hint of vegatal in the back.

T-the taste is more hop forward. light malts, hints of dough, lots of hops, very piney and citrusy, grapefruit and tangerine with an assertive bitterness that finishes clean and crisp.

M-fuller body and a little syrupy, nice semi dry finish, fairly carbonated, clean crisp finish.

D-very drinkable, hides the alcohol very well. some balance, hop forward and clean finish. (658 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe.

Beer is yellow with a nice white head that leaves some lacing on the glass, retention isn't great as it appears to be on the lighter side of carbonation.

Aroma is quite floral and mildly earthy. Some citrus hops in there, seems like a little bit of an aged aroma.

Beer is medium in body, mildly sweet on the front with a nice grinding earthiness to the body that fills out on the end. Good finish with strong bitterness, overall a decent IPA. I'd like to try it on draft sometime. (498 characters)

Photo of Lillie1128
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Terrapin Melting Point pint glass

A - Pours a pretty, clear honey color with a foamy off-white head

S - Clean, crisp nose with lots of hops

T - This is really interesting for a dipa. It's kind of sweet and a little spiced. I detect some caramel notes and then a solid hop finish.

M - Clean mouthfeel, slight carbonation

This has a complex, yet well-balanced taste. I thought I was really in some heavy hops with this one, but it's surprisingly sessionable at 9.3% abv!

Thanks to Sweetwillyrolbar for sending this one! (538 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - light amber in color, a little murky, and with about a finger's worth of slightly darker off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - indeed quite hoppy, and with very slight citrusy aroma.

Taste and Mouthfeel - bitter from the very start, and stronger in the finish and aftertaste. An almost grapefruit like quality in the taste. Not extremely strong in hop flavor, but it's definitely there. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - a little too bitter for my taste, minus the expected powerful taste of hops. Still a good and interesting brew. (619 characters)

Photo of azdback
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Surly pint glass. Bottle dated 7/1/11, so it's obviously a drink by date. An off bright orange, fairly clear. Decent carbonation bubbles doing their job. Head is a short two fingers and bright white, very creamy in appearance Lace looks a bit sticky, for now, but doesn't stay around for the 9th inning.

Smell is sweet malts and sweet bitter hops. Orange and a bit grapefruit, sprinkled with sugar. There is some bready yeast smells that come out as it warms.

Citrus hops meet me first. They are very sweet and not that bitter. There is a taste early middle that I need to figure out. I think it's leafy, call me crazy but I think it tastes like iceberg lettuce.? Or cabbage.? It's not a bad flavor just misplaced (or misjudged). I think it might be the essential oils in the hop flower (Myrcene) they were shooting for. There are some yeast flavors coming as this warms. I like it though.

The mouth is what it should be. Almost creamy up front. Silky and full to the end, but just a bit dry at that point also. A tad bit off of what I think this style should be.

Overall I believe this has held up to the hype. It is still very fresh, so I can't speak for this one in a few months, but right now I am very pleased. Even at $3 a 12oz. bottle I will pick up a fresh one of these every chance I get. (1,317 characters)

Photo of KajII
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized white creamy head that reduced down to some puddled residue, which clung onto the edges of the glass and lasted throughout creating some excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was strong of a floral hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of grapefruit, orange and a bit of honey.

The taste was bitter and mildly sweet with a nice fruity citrus note (orange) and a hint of honey in the beginning, and then became much bitterer and had a nice hoppy grapefruit finish. The flavor lasted a good longtime letting the taste of bitter hops and a light sweet citrus flavor combine on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just a shade beyond light in body with a bold dry texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a very flavorful DIPA with a nice sweet fruity twist and the perfect balance of hops, which totally concealed the high alcohol content. (926 characters)

Photo of regspeir
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (thanks mnbearsfan) into a Duvel snifter.
Pours a light yellow-gold with a smallish head that dissipates to a coating. There is some some lacing which lasts all the way through. The nose is a lemony citrus (pineapple, mango, orange) with some bready, floral and sweet undertones. Taste reveals a very sweet and thin DIPA, with orange, lemon, and pine as the dominant notes. The finish is only mildly bitter and dry and this is a little thinner than I would have expected (almost like a pilsner or pale ale). The mouthfeel is crisp, medium in body and carbonation. I liked this offering but it is not terribly complex and is a bit too thin for my preference. Still, it is a solid offering and one I would have again. (728 characters)

Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, fridge temp, poured into a snifter, best before 4/6/12.

pours a nice looking deep golden/ orange color with a slight haze. nice one fingers worth of head that settles to a thin retentive layer with great lacing, covering 75% of the glass.

dank hops, mostly floral and vegetal aromas, tropical fruits with citrus and pine behind that. sticky caramel malt just noticable through all the hops.

juicy citrus, tropical fruits, then some vegetal hops followled by a slightly muddled yeast bite or maybe just a really floral/ vegetal hop?, as the beer warms up this becomes more and more noticable. some sticky caramel malts and some slight heat from the alcohol.

resinous feel on the palate, good amount of lingering bitterness. medium to heavy bodied.

overall, this started out really good, but then took a bad turn. still a decent offering, but with so many great easily attainable DIPAs out there, i wouldnt seek this out again. (945 characters)

Photo of pdoran10
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presented to me in a weird 10oz pint glass at Old Chicago. They have this on tap here a week and a half before we are supposed to get it at any liquor stores, strange, but cool.

Golden, slightly hazy straw color with little to no head. Leaves very nice lacing as I drink though.

Not much in the nose for me. Some grassy hops, a bit of bitter resin. perhaps a hint of pine.

Taste is big and nicely bitter with some chewy resin flavor going on. A hint of pine, strong and bitter hop profile here, with a light malt color and flavor creating a surprising amount of substance.

Mouthfeel is substantial and nice and dry with moderate carbonation. A real winner in this category.

Solid double IPA, not my favorite hop profile, but nicely drinkable still and a well made beer. (775 characters)

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.