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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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1,720 Ratings

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Ratings: 1720
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011)
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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I did a side-by-side with their classic IPA so the review below is based off of that.

A: Clearer than their normal IPA with heavier lacing and evidence of bottle conditioning. Pretty good transparency and not cloudy at all.
S: Very fresh on the nose with a strong grapefruit presence. some sweet malts but not much. Strong profile all around.
T: Grapefruit and pine dominant hop profile. It may sound a little odd but a number of the CO beers I have tried have a similar profile that I was told may be due to local water in process.
M: Medium-heavy but nothing outside of what I think of when drink DIPAs. Low carbonation.
O: Very bright and drinkable IPA. Doesn't kill your palate with IBUs or heavy mouthfeel. A little less sweet than the normal IPA and stronger IBUs

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2014 18:16:42 | More by SavvyStudent
Photo of TxBrewser


4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Myrcenary Double IPA tasted at Rodeo Goat on tap in Ft Worth, TX.

A: Hazy golden orange, moderate head, fairly creamy, nice laciness after settling.

S: floral, citrus, sl. tropical fruit

T: Citrusy, orange/tropical fruit, sl. piney hops. Sweet, but in no way overpowering maltiness for balance. Definitely impressed.

M/B: Medium body, a bit creamy, very well balanced beer.

Overall: Easily one of the best double IPAs I've ever had. Highly recommend and will be consumed whenever possible.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2014 16:59:52 | More by TxBrewser
Photo of AndrewBinder


3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours kind of hazy orange with a decently creamy head. Smells summer-ish for an IPA. Sort of floral. Really heavy bitterness but a good balance with hops. I love super hoppy stuff so for a double IPA I'd like to taste more hoppiness, but an extremely consistent flavor from one of my favorite breweries

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2014 03:01:13 | More by AndrewBinder
Photo of ZoomanCru


4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: Light in color for a double, warm gold in appearance. More orange than amber. Thick, tight head that clings to glass.
Smell: Floral, caramel nose that’s more complicated than a traditional IPA. Far fewer piney aromas than normal. Aroma more floral and complicated.
Taste: Strong alcoholic warmth blooms into 4 or 5 progressive hops flavors. More floral and fruity than piney, as would be expected from the aroma. Both a sweet and bitter lingering taste at the back of the throat after swallowing.
Mouth: Heavy bodied and smooth for an IPA, not as sharp as most. Fairly lightly carbonated for the style. Pleasant tickling characteristic that lingers on tongue after swallowing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 06:31:45 | More by ZoomanCru
Photo of HattedClassic


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer has a brownish amber color as well as hints of dark orange. The beer is clear and filtered with a very foamy and slightly creamy off white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a ring around the inside of the glass. The beer smell has a strong grapefruit smell with hints of pineapple and strawberry as well as bits of sugar. The beer tastes similar to the how it smells. The beer has very sweet and caramel tastes along with the hop bitterness. The taste has grapefruit hops but other flavors dominate the taste. The sugary sweetness arrives in the form of pineapple and slight hints of strawberry flavors. The beer has a heavy body with a smooth and really clean feel to it. However, the beer still has a slightly sticky aftertaste. A very good beer and one of the best DIPAs that I have had. My only regret is that ODell does not distribute to my state.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2013 16:38:07 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of DemoniChris


4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap into a tulip.

A - Amazing clear golden orange with 2 fingers of white bubbly head.

S - Very tropical and fruity. Massive orange notes with pineapple and grapefruit. Nice hop character in the nose.

T - Huge hop blast with similar qualities of the smell coming through. Lots of orange and tangerine. I read from somewhere that this like the Sunny D of IPAs and I can definitely confirm that! Amazing balance with not a lot of bitterness in the finish.

M - Very smooth, but a little too malt forward for my liking. Doesn't subtract much for the enjoy-ability of the beer though.

O - An amazing feat of a beer by Odell. My current favorite of their offerings and one of the best IPA experiences I've had. So glad to have this year round and available near me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 11:16:24 | More by DemoniChris
Photo of TWHartman


3.64/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- golden orange, slightly cloudy, white head dicipates into thin white lines, leaves nice lace

S- surprisingly less aroma than I would have thought, citrus and sweet tropical hop aroma

T- tropical fruit, like passionfruit, very interesting fruity and citrus. Dry malty backbone. There is a slight hot finish, but for being 9.whatever the ABV is I can't tell it has as much alcohol as it does

M- very thick without being cloying, very nice

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 01:38:16 | More by TWHartman
Photo of AndyP612


4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap in chalice at St. Paul Pizza Luce reviewed from notes.

A- Very pale orange with a thin white this ale is almost glowing in the glass.

S- Hops, hops, hops forward. Very floral and glorious on the nose.

T- Hop bomb and follows nose very nicely. Grapefruit bomb with huge hop sweetness but balanced nicely with a slightly dry finish.

M- Medium full bodied and lingering with hops yet not syrupy like Hopslam.

O- I am so glad this is still available on tap and possible to find. I much prefer the mouthfeel and finish on this ale over Hopslam as it is definitely comparable and preferable to the Bell's hop grenade. My girl friend said it best when she said, "It tastes purfumey."


Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2013 05:32:59 | More by AndyP612
Photo of JGuzzle


4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best IPAs in the world. There is a certain fruitiness to the smell and taste which do well to mask the surprising 9.3% ABV. This beer is extremely dangerously drinkable with a crisp finish. Odell has a real winner here. I've had both on tap and from the bottle and they are equally as impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2013 04:19:24 | More by JGuzzle
Photo of homebrew311


4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appears a very pale gold with heavy lacing. Nose is heavy with aromatic hops, pine oil, grapefruit, weed, and resin come through strong. Taste is hop forward with earthy hops, piney hops, and more hops. Not much malt to back things up, but tasty either way. The taste is hop forward too but with a nice balance of bitterness. Grapefruit and pine are the strongest. Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated. Very tasty dipa.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 23:53:05 | More by homebrew311
Photo of StaveHooks


4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Waldos KC served in a snifter

A - 2 fingers of thick white head, average lacing with incredible lacing.

S - Peppery and grassy upfront, pineapple, herbal, floral, sweet citrus, very faint malt in the background.

T - Sweet citrus, candied lemons and tangerines, pineapple, kiwi, stone fruit, sweet honey pale malt underneath. The grassy peppery hops start creeping in midway and grow with bitterness leaving the finish dry and firmly bitter with resinous oils left on the tongue.

M - Full bodied, low fine carbonation.

Wow! This is by far the best beer I've had from Odell. Actually one of the best DIPA's I've had as well. Very complex mix of hops and yeast, it's like sweet hop nectar.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 18:20:04 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Catching up on some reviews from notes.
The Yardhouse always has a long draft list, although most of the time it is pretty pedestrian. What a suprise when I found this one.

Clear, golden orange with a creamy, white head. Good retention, thin stringy lace.
Hops dominate the smell, grapefruit, pineapple, leafy and fruity.
Taste has the same tropical, citrus hoppiness all over the palate. Bitter, yet balanced. Flavorful without being too burning. None of the 9% alcohol is perceivable. Very drinkable.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Again alcohol is well hidden. Flavor-filled, lots of hops so not really balanced, but at the same time, it is not one-dimensional.
An excellent, well made DIPA.
Not quite Pliny, but right up there in my books.

Note to self: Ranked #34 Top American Double / Imperial IPA when I tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2012 21:57:50 | More by BigBry
Photo of spark3148857


4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Odell:

AP: Clear golden orange with creamy white head.

AR: Tropical hops dominate. So inviting, I can't wait to dive into this!

TS: Tropical citrus hoppiness all over the palate. So bitter yet balanced at the same time. Alcohol is not perceived. Very drinkable for a hophead.

MF: Creamy and smooth, such a good job hiding the alcohol. Deceivingly drinkable.

OV: Probably my favorite year round DIPA. An excellent and well crafted IPA for a hophead.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 03:21:33 | More by spark3148857
Photo of Budlyte


4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Exactly what I want to be drinking on my patio during the summer.
It's floral with just the right amount of bitterness at the end. My new favorite double ipa. Haven't had this bottled yet but don't imagine it will be much different. Just a great brew for the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 05:14:18 | More by Budlyte
Photo of Gatch


4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ.

A - Typical copper color with a fluffy white head.

S - Subdued hops and slight citrus. Nothing crazy.

T - Creamy with dark fruits up front and a dry finish. Bready, sweet, and a bit of alcohol but it's welcomed.

M - Extremely easy to drink. Not cloying and not overly bitter. Perfect balance of hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2011 05:43:00 | More by Gatch
Photo of Scotchboy


4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Brewers Haven, Boise ID. Served in a pint nonic.

A: Body is mostly clear pale gold, with lots of carbonation rising. Head is off-white and pretty minimal, as is lacing.

S: Very floral and 'dry' smelling...citrus pith and pine are both pretty big in this one...dank, lots of ripe orange, peach, and tropical fruit/pineapple to a lesser extent.

T: Very high bitterness, pretty dry...lots of floral, sweet tropical fruits, peach, orange, dank resiny character, dried papaya...hint of spice? Malt character is really buried...alcohol is really in check.

MF: Medium bodied with good carbonation, pretty dry finish.

O: A good DIPA, though more dry and bitter than I remember it being. The sweet floral tropical fruit character is there, though it is buried and I would prefer more.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2011 16:29:09 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of Gueuzedude


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
The beer arrives from the tap with a frothy, pale tan tinged head that leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of my glass as I work my way through this beer. The beer is a copper-amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, rich gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells richly laden with hop tropical fruit notes; lychee, ripe tangelo, bright floral apricot and sticky, slightly dank grapefruit zest are backed by softer, but still present, more herbal notes of pine and pepper hemp that is really a sort of dank herbaceous, slightly green character that helps to temper the more prominent hop fruit notes. If you really dig, after the beer warms up a bit, a touch of cracker like malt character becomes noticeable in the finish of the aroma. The aroma of this is just so enjoyable and hoppy, I can’t get enough.

The taste has enough sweetness to carry the ample hop fruitiness found up front through to the finish. It is tempered in the finish by a pine like and dank herbaceous quality as well as a biting, though not overpowering bitterness and a green, hop astringency; this last speaks to ample hops and likely dry hops used in the making of this beer. The finish hop notes also contribute a distinct, woody peppery note to the flavor. The dominant fruit character tastes of lychee, apricot, huge flower-nectar like notes as well as a mélange of fruity citrus-zest notes. As the beer warms up the bitterness becomes a bit more present, and it is accentuated a bit by a hint of warm alcohol that is just perceptible. This is very quaffable, well at least for a hophead, especially considering that this is 9% abv (I never would have guessed how strong this was). The malt character plays purely a supporting role here

This was certainly a nice treat for my tastebuds after the two other duds that I just had. I really like the juicy, hop fruitiness that is in this beer and it is made even better that this is supported by an almost rough, raw, herbaceous hop character. I wasn’t expecting this to be nearly so good, but damn am I enjoying this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 14:57:02 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of Spider889


3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery.

Very dense white head, heavy wall of lace. Excellent clarity.

Smells of fresh pine bough, pungent hop bitterness, and a bit oily, with hints of citrus, though nothing like I was expecting from the description/reviews.

The taste is very bitter, almost slightly medicinal at times, but soon enough citrus wades in with some pineapple and grapefruit flavors. These are missing a certain oomph though... like the hops were accidentally tossed into the boil 10 minutes early.

Soft carbonation with long, lingering bitterness.

Overall this is a good fix for the average hop head, but it was just simply not all that memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 09:00:05 | More by Spider889
Photo of mobius387


4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at republic in minneapolis

appearance: pours a very light yellow, moderately transparent with some floaties that stay suspended in the beer

aroma: i get only faint smells of citrus fruits, light tones of pinneaple but nothing else i can distinguish. the beer could maybe use a bit more dry hopping to add to the hop aroma?

palate: a moderate to heavy body in the mouth, even taste that runs up along the sides of your mouth. the bitterness starts to come out the longer you hold it

taste: this is where this beer shines! the citra comes out in full force, with strong grapefruit flavor and maybe even a creaminess to it that reminds me of a malty beer. the taste stays in your mouth for about a minute too, which is great since the 9% abv demands that you enjoy this beer slowly. it doesnt taste too boozy tho

overall: one of the best dipas ive had, but not the best. didnt' get too much smells from it, but who cares when a beer tastes this good. very jealous i cant pick this up in wisconisn

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 23:53:46 | More by mobius387
Photo of JayS2629


4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a cloudy dark yellow with a huge creamy white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing.

The aroma is full of pine and citrus. Orange, and grapefruit dominate with hints of peach, pineapple and tangerine. Spice, black pepper and some caramel get through, but definitely a hop bouquet bomber.

The flavors are ruled by the hops. Caramel, and toast peek through a huge arrangement of pine resin, flowers, orange peel, grapefruit pith, and citrus. Bitter finish, clean malts.

Crisp, creamy and smooth.

Overall, a great, hoppy IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 22:34:46 | More by JayS2629
Photo of jsprain1


4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear golden. Head is minimal in size but it leaves some lacing.
S- Citrus on the nose. There is a definite grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma to this one and it is quite pleasing. There is a bit of pine in there as well, but it's really on the backburner.
T- It really is hop heavy. The malts show up midsip with a slightly sugary honey like sweetness, but this is the supporting cast to the grapefruit and pineapple flavor hops. Hops show strong throught the sip into the finish.
M- Resinous at first. Carbonation is slightly prickly at first, really smooths out in the finish.
O- A solid IIPA and one that is near the top of my list.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 00:27:24 | More by jsprain1
Photo of goosewhisperer


5/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2011 23:01:03 | More by goosewhisperer
Photo of Rifugium


3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2011 13:04:22 | More by Rifugium
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Front Door in Boise, ID.

This beer appears a clear golden orange hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves some butte-esque lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of creamy caramel, and bitter pine/citrus rind hops. The taste is more bitter orange/pine hops, some toffee malt, and a bit of soft booze. The carbonation is on the light side, the body a solid medium weight, smooth, and somewhat creamy. It finishes with a soft floral, herbal, forest floor hoppiness.

A nice, even DIPA, the booze well integrated, and thus easy enough to sip away whilst demolishing a nice pizza pie.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 22:14:56 | More by biboergosum
Photo of BarrytheBear


4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

After spending the previous three days in the Rocky Mountains and ending my evenings around the fire with Odell's IPA, I was very excited to see this upon re-entering civilization.

On tap at Oskar Blues Grill and Pub in Lyons

Pours an orange tinted yellow with an initial head that leaves minimal lacing. Surprising as this was a nice smooth hop bomb that I anticipated would smother the glass with webbing. A minor ding here.

Smells of raw orange peel and rind with a soft malt presence beneath. Very much like an amped up Odell's IPA, which is a solid start.

Damn this is nice. Very, very citric: sharp orange peel, loads of orange, juicy, pulpy, fresh squeezed hoppiness. A Tropicana slamma. Waves of bitter peel and pine wash over the pulpy goodness. Vibrant and luscious. Mellow biscuity malts lay a foundation that is summarily slapped around the grove of Florida's best.

Medium bodied, juicy, full, and nary a hint of the near 10 percent this supposedly packs. As I drank this I turned to wife and said that it had been a while since an beer stopped me in my tracks so unexpectedly. A very well done and delicious beer that I am happy to have grabbed some bottles of.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2011 00:13:20 | More by BarrytheBear
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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,720 ratings.