Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
Review adapted from notes taken 9/14/11
Appearance: A hazy, golden orange - nice, white head, fades to some above-average lacing
Smell: Hoppy, obviously - a variety of hops that impart a number of aromas - onion, dank weed, citrus flesh, citrus rind, and resiny pine - some slightly cooked malts underneath
Taste: Hoppy and bitter, but not extreme, more of a malt presence than anticipated - pale, caramel, slightly sweet, provides an adequate backbone - hops include some citrus, floral citrus, straight-up bitterness, pine - oily and resiny, rich
Mouthfeel: Wonderfully smooth, full-bodied, nice carbonation
Overall: Complex and nicely balanced
This is a very interesting beer, but it was a bit different than I expected. It's remarkably different than Odell IPA (or what I imagined an imperialized version would be like). It's remarkably malty, and the hop profile has more of a range. This is definitely worth a try.
02-11-2012 07:31:04 | More by angrybabboon
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
pours a very average looking slightly cloudy honey color, with a big fluffy white head that dies back pretty quick. smells awesome, a huge citrus hop aromatic palate, ive got grapefruit rind, orange juice, fresh lemons, and that classic resiny hop bitter/sweet combo. maybe even a subtle english malt or two underheath. flavor is nice, not as robust and interesting as the nose, but solid. its bitg and strong and hoppy without being sweet, which is welcomed here. this does justice to the hop flower, i like that its still kind of delicate. feel is nice as well, again not thick and syrupy like some big india pales can be. not overly carbonated, and a nice hoppy finish. hard to imagine its over 9% abv. feels sessionable to me. overall its a nice beer, but the bang for your buck is in the regular ipa from odell, which is over 7% and is superior to this in a lot of ways. odell though, can do no wrong in my eyes.
02-09-2012 06:06:02 | More by StonedTrippin
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
Starts with a deep sweet bitter grapefruit nose which smells delicious but as the old saying goes the bouquet that smells twice as deep smells half as long.
Light very slightly hazy yellow with a fluffy spindly head which really sticks to the glass ands leaves very delicate spotty lacing.
From the start it has a sweet and medium but strong body Super balance. Scintillating mouthfeel which is just super with an almost juniper dryness which is long, clinging and very juicy reminsicent of sweet ruby grapefruit. The balance betwen lean sweetness and dominate hop is a beauty to behold.
A strong ,full yet understated and finely crafted beer of integrity. Just what I would expect from Odell.
02-08-2012 19:59:45 | More by Zimbo
3.9/5 rDev -9.3%
[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.
01-31-2012 23:39:33 | More by KajII
4/5 rDev -7%
12oz bottled received in trade with SalukiAlum--big thanks, have been wanting to try this brew for awhile.
Best by date of 3/2/2012.
Pours a pale honey color into pint glass. Nice one finger white head, small, tight bubbles, plenty of lacing.
Citrus, lemon, honey, flowery aroma. Not over powering.
Smooth hop bitterness, alcohol well hidden. Minimal malt.
This is a nice brew, alcohol pushes it into the DIPA category, but the flavor is mainly IPA.
01-28-2012 02:54:46 | More by CaptCleveland
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Ithaca glass. It poured a hazy amber color with a thick, frothy white head to it. Nice lacing as I drank it as well. Great looking beer
The aroma has a very juicy hoppiness to it. I get a lot of grapefruit to it with some sweeter notes of pineapple and mango. A little bit of the pale, bready malts peek through. Very appealing hoppiness to it.
The taste also shows a very juicy hoppiness to it. I get more of the bitter grapefruit coming through with some citrus rind like qualities to it in the finish. Like in the aroma, I get some sweeter tropical fruit like notes to it as well.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a really good hoppy beer. I loved the juiciness and the resiny bitterness it brought. Very flavorful and drinkable beer of the style.
01-27-2012 23:22:18 | More by billab914
4.83/5 rDev +12.3%
Poured from brown 12 oz bottle to pint glass. Reviewed after numerous bottles.
A - The beer pours a translucent gold color with a nice 2 finger white head with good retention and excellent lacing.
S - Hops! Lots of fruity hops! Behind the hops is a good toasted malt profile but the nose is dominated by the tropical fruit, slightly earthy hop character. Awesome. No alcohol detected.
T - The beer starts with a nice bitterness, not overwhelming but pleasant and strong. The hop character dominates throughout: tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and earthy tones. The middle of the beer brings a balance with toasted barley and fills the palette. Chewy. The beer finishes crisp and full. Very good.
M - Well carbonated, creamy, crisp.
D - Absolutely. Hides the alcohol well. Dangerously easy to drink.
Overall, I had high expectations for this beer and was not let down, it's great. In a side by side to Pliny the Elder this beer has more fruit character and more crisp bitterness. Pliny is smoother. I would like to do a side by side with Seven Seas and Maharaja as I think they would be more similar.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-07-2011 14:23:55
01-27-2012 14:21:39 | More by hopfacebrew
4.6/5 rDev +7%
Pours a crisp golden with a full white head, bubbles continually rising to surface and decent lacing. Aroma is fruity (good dose of peacbes, some citrus and its rind), oily, and a touch toasty. Flavor followed suit. A creamy, medium bodied active mouthfeel. Overall, fantastic beer. My favorite IIPA.
01-26-2012 01:18:33 | More by denver10
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.