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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 547
Hads: 2,626
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 475
Gots: 446 | FT: 11
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 mr-jj
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 9/5/15. Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz. bottle from snaotheus.

Color is light gold, a little hazy, with a large bubbly white head. Dissipates pretty quickly with minimal lacing. Smell is tropical and floral. Flavor is tropical with a bit of citrus and resins to balance some moderate malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate to high carbonation Finish is bitter and crisp. A very nice beer!

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Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How have I never rated this beer? Since I grabbed a bomber of Myrcenario in Colorado, time to do a side-by-side. 12 oz. bottle dated 10/9/15. I don’t know what that means.

The pour is clear & gold. Smells almost like a damp hop brew, citrus & pineapple, with a fair amount of sweetness. Nice beginning.

Myrcenary is an interesting song from the Mission U.K. if your tastes run to overwrought European rock (though they spell it wrong on the album). Bright citrus mingles with honey-like malts up front, with only a low dose of bitterness sliding in behind. Oranges, tropical fruit cups, lovely belches, with a tangy finish. So easy to drink. Much sharper than the barrel version, but simultaneously smooth & resiny. I could drink this anytime.

Strongly reminiscent of Hopslam, this is a IIPA that doesn’t need that searing bitterness that I love, but succeeds with a combo of low bitterness & tastiness. Unique & excellent. I’ve forgotten how much I like this, & will be seeking it out more in the future.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. It wasn't as bitter as most DIPAs and was really well balanced. There was a little residual sweetness that was very enjoyable while still holding onto the typical IPA characteristics.

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Photo of stephens101
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Itching to try this one, so it was the first beer I grabbed upon arrival in Colorado.

Bright orange with a cream colored froth. Smells of light, ripened fruits, malt and leafy hops. A big swell of light fruits is enveloped with prominent citrus and a forceful bitter bite on the back end. A kiss of lemon is added in as well. Medium in body with a creamy filling and crispy finish. One of the most balanced and flavorful DIPA's I've tried.

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle of this while in Wichita, KS for business.

Very well-rounded IIPA.

Somewhat cloudly, vibrant gold color. 2 finger head that lingers.

Smells like citrus fruit. Hops are present. Lots of resin m

Great taste. Lots of citrus, with a strong combination of malt. Plenty of hoppiness throughout.

Very drinkable for a IIPA. Exceptionally smooth, creaminess. Medium carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer, and wish I had gotten more. Will be seeking out on future trips.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy dark orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, citrusy, with some slight pine notes. The taste is hoppy, with a nice touch of malts, citrusy, some pine notes. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall a very tasty brew, would buy again. It's been quite awhile since I've last had an Odell brew.

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Photo of puck1225
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good double IPA. Pours a bit cloudy golden color with a good head. Nice lacing. I love the smell of this beer, especially right after pouring. Taste is citrusy, some pine, and bitter. Fairly long lasting aftertaste. Another great beer from O'Dell.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was let down by this one. It was good by all means but nowhere near what it is rated. Nice hoppyness with some citrus and papaya, some pine. Just not in your face at all, had it fresh and all.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a fairly clear gold. Nice big head; glacial lacing. Nose is somewhat muted on my pour. Very balanced taste: some pine, some fruit, some sweet, some bitter. Leaves just a little sticky way back in the throat.

Yeah, its a really good beer, one I would happily drink everyday. But in this world of DIPAs on the best designer hop steroids, it didn't hold my attention as I think ahead to the next crazy hop bomb I can pop.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a solid 1-inch thick white head with rings of lace. Aroma of tropical fruits and dankness. Flavor of hop oils and fruits with some malt for balance. Good bitterness and balance.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.02/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is not what I like in a double IPA. Extremely sweet and caramel-y with a decent bitterness and some citrus flavours but the malt profile overpowers the hop profile.

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Photo of Sheisler51
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wasn't quite what I was expecting but still a good IPA. Pours amber in color, a little hazy, finger of head. Floral and tropical fruit aroma, definitely pineapple, but am not getting a pine smell much at all. Like their regular IPA it's balanced in taste with a mix of sweet maltiness and hoppiness. Moderately bitter and some boozy taste. I taste pineapple and tropical fruits which follows the aroma. Not your west coast kind of beer, not much pine at all, if any. It's a boozier, more tropical version of their regular IPA. Personally I like their regular IPA better. Still a good one and wouldn't hesitate to try it at all, may be just your cup of tea.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge Double IPA that I wish were more readily available in Iowa. Had this at a friends who brought a 6 pack back from Chicago. Lots of hops here! Hop bomb!

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Photo of quaybr
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, served in a tulip glass. A cloudy dark orange-gold with an off white foamy head that dissipates leaving a decent amount of lacing. Smells delicious, caramel malt and citrus with a hint of tropical fruit. Also tastes delicious, sweet caramel leads the way for a crisp and bitter finish. Medium to think body carries the ibus well, providing a nice balance for the hops and grains. Overall, this is a real tasty beer. Worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have had this on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl and from a bottle poured into a tulip glass.
L: Pours hazy gold under a 2” finely bubbled white foam cap that persists and is clingy.
S: Flowery, citrus, fruit, light malt. The hop oils are pungent.
T: Citrus and stone fruits, bready malt, grapefruit rind bitter finish. Lingering fruity, malty bitter aftertaste.
F: Outstanding soft, creamy texture, medium to a little above on the body, medium carbonation.
O: On tap frequently around here making it a go to beer.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle brought back from Arizona. Date on the label is 9/4/15B. I presume that's "best by". Served in a tulip.

Pours slightly hazy golden with a smallish head and lots of very slow carbonation. Kind of entrancing to watch. Smell is a little piney, a little citrusy. Fairly tropical.

Taste is a little straw, nice bitterness. More of what I think of as a traditional IPA, in terms of piney/grapefruity bitterness, without a lot of floral/citrus notes. Nice.

Mouthfeel is dry, resinously so. Fairly light. Overall, good solid IPA. Better than I remember it being.

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Photo of Southside830
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have been working in northern Colorado and have had the privilege of trying some local beers not readily available to me back home in Texas. One such beer was Myrcenary by Odell. It ranks among the better Dipa's I've had. The thing that stands out to me with this beer is the balance. IMO the malt does a great job of balancing with the massive hop profile. The hops are juicy and reminiscent of a fresh hop brew. The most interesting aspect of this brew to me was the syrupy mouthfeel. This brew also does a good job of masking the alcohol.

Overall a great brew I am glad to have tried.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, best by 8/20/15 (so a little age):
Stupid iPhone screwed up while typing full review. Since I think this beer is a bit old, I'll give a limited review.

Light golden, clear. White head covers the surface and provides some lacing.
Hint of honey adds to a tropical scent. The scent is fairly weak, maybe due to age, and also has a hint of alcohol in some whiffs.

Taste starts out with a bit of heat, sometimes seemingly based on alcohol, sometimes like earthy spices. Tropical notes come out later, and a little more strongly with a warmer beer. End taste is lightly piney.

All the aspects of this beer appear to be muted. I have noticed other beers fade in this way before, so I think it's not unlikely. Since I cannot tell if this is purposeful or due to age, I tried to balance it.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pale auburn pour with thick white foam; great lace and head retention. Fresh squeezed lemon and tropical fruit - pineapple and mango - some hoppy grass notes too. Malt balances nicely the lemon grass and tropical fruit (mango!) flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel which is slightly sticky with a resinous tongue coating - yet still a little creamy from the malt. Overall, this is excellent with a tropical fruit/papaya finish.

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Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a big IPA guy, but I'm trying them again because everyone and their mother seems to be on an IPA kick. I am, however, an Odell guy, so I figured theirs was a good one to experiment with, especially if I wanted a big beer. Myrcenary fits the bill. It tastes like a combination of their IPA and 5 Barrel Pale, which is actually pretty hoppy for a pale, so if you like those two, you'll like this. I trust Odell to make good beer in any style, and even if it's not my cup of tea, I'll probably still like it.

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Photo of 303beer
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Blondy copperish color. Slightly cloudy. Rocky white head. Wow. Finally a beer from Odell brewery that really impressed me. Still wished beer was clear but not gonna butch about this beer. I don't like many ipa's eigher. Has nice hop upfront then some sweetness. I just flat out like this beer. Good job to the brewers. Also this site says 9.3 abv but the bottle says 10

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found a bottle at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. The best by date suggests it's still good for another two months. Poured right from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

L: Pours a slightly chill-hazed golden amber, with about a half-inch of white head that falls after a bit and leaves nice lacing. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: A nice bouquet on this one: there are pineapple and floral hop notes, along with a bit of cut grass to go along with the bread-like malt aroma. Other interesting herbal notes at play, as well.

T: I was a bit surprised at how quickly I tasted clear alcohol on this one. The front end has the smooth caramel malts front and center, but in the middle there's an immediate onrush of bright acidity hitting the sides of the tongue, some pineapple and more resinous hop notes, and that boozy flavor. The back end has a healthy amount of resinous hop bitter, but it's accompanied by a bit of booziness.

F: This one is medium-bodied, though it does exhibit a bit of a syrupy quality that is usually off-putting to me in this style. This one has stick from the get-go. There's a nice level of carbonation to it. I will say, this one really let's you know that it's a double.

O: I enjoy this beer, but it's hard for me not to think that it could have been significantly better. I didn't find it to hide its alcohol well (though it does bring quite a high ABV), and I don't appreciate that syrupy quality in my pale ales--even doubles. However, it's got a great nose, nice malt profile, and bright hop flavors that definitely stay with you.

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Photo of hardysf
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy dark yellow with some nice head. Immediately a burst of ripe mango smell with maybe a hint of melon.

Taste is clean with good mouth feel. Bitter up front that quickly blends into a balanced sweetness that reminds me of a tangerine. Almost a juicy finish like some orange juice. Leaves a sticky delightful taste with my palate begging for more.

Delicious beer will ask for another bottle as a throw in for future Colorado trades.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very delicious! Every IPA drinker will enjoy this. The aftertaste is a bevy of fruits that you can't really pinpoint that well, but is incredible. Enjoy!

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Photo of E-McFarden
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful deep gold color with moderate head. About 2ft from the glass I got the scent of bountifully floral aroma hops, and getting closer I get a more grapefruit and caramel malt profile with some deeper dried tangerine background. The flavor profile is excellent, lending a completely different story than the smell. The perfect amount of caramel and flavor malts here lend a great balance with the earthy and fruity bittering hops. The lacing down the glass is magnificent. This one finishes with just the right amount of weight and carbonation. What a perfectly balanced brew here.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.