Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured a very nice translucent golden orange color with a very nice two inch plus white head which leaves some foamy lace and a decent amount of suspended particles. The head faded slowly leaving behind copious amounts of side glass lace.
The smell was overloaded with tropical fruits, mainly pineapple; then floral and citrus hops that just explode in your face. Then you get a little more underlying fruitiness including tangerine and orange thrown in. Slight sweet maltiness is way in the background here.
The tastes begin with the sweet pale maltiness, almost a honey flavor, but then soon you are assaulted with the remarkably smooth and fresh hops. Bright and full of hop flavors; dominant ones being juicy oranges and pineapple. Lesser amounts of bitter grapefruit and lemon rind join the party as well but the tropical hops are the most prevalent.
The mouthfeel is medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry thanks to the alcohol and slightly bitter and sticky thanks to the ample hops.
Overall I really enjoyed this. Reminded me of Three Floyds Dreadnaught because of the extreme tropical fruit hop aroma and flavors; there are slightly more floral hops and alcohol present but still close. Definitely another great DIPA and another great offering from Odell. Would definitely readily consume if readily available. Currently being sold @ France44.com so I recommend an order if they ship to your state.
08-31-2011 23:01:01 | More by claspada
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours a hazy golden, almost orange color. Nice healthy head with nice lacing.
S Pineapple, orange, sweet malt
T Sweet malt right up front immediately followed by big big citrus flavor. Sweetness seems to come back for a second and then the bitter hops kick in.
M Medium body, nice carbonation. Bitterness lingers for a little
O Excellent DIPA. Would definitely seek this out again. My bottle was about a month old so I would really like to try something a little more fresh.
08-31-2011 03:22:11 | More by mikul93
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
Awesome brew. So glad I traded for this. Hands down one of my top 5 favorite DIPA's. Very hoppy, full of alcohol and full of greatness. This brew most definitly needs to be sipped. even though it needs to be sipped the alcohol is deceiving. There is citrus and grapefruit tones throughout. Hops and alcohol hit first but the alcohol does not overwhelm here at all. Great brew and a must for any hop head out there. I want a 4-pack in my fridge at all times now.
08-29-2011 23:55:53 | More by STKPICR0720
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber-tinged golden color; three or four inches of foam cap the liquid and leave streaks of lacing behind; great retention
Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus, with tangerine and pineapple
Taste: Fruity, right up front, with the tangerine and pineapple flavors joined, at mid-palate, by a biscuity malt character; the bitterness builds, after the swallow, though the fruit flavors fade a bit into the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet
Overall: Another wonderful beer from the brewers at Odell; can't recall having a loser from them yet
08-27-2011 22:56:43 | More by brentk56
3.98/5 rDev -7.4%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to mizzouguy for this bottle!
Appearance - Hazy and cloudy orange body. Looks like a Berliner Weisse. Very small head, even in a tulip. A little bit of lacing, but not much.
Smell - Citrus and other fruit sweetness. Very pleasant, without being very strong. Has a hint of pine to it, too, but it's very fruity. It's carried by a hint of malt sweetness.
Taste - The hop flavor isn't as distinct the the taste as it is in the aroma. It fades quickly from the first sip. It's there, just not heavy. Instantly there's a bitterness that carries through the midrange and finish. The malt isn't as sweet as the aroma and really manifests itself in a slight biscuit flavor.
Mouthfeel - On par. Good carbonation, despite the appearance. The bitterness is the lingering flavor, not the more pleasant flavors that faded earlier.
Overall - Good, but A? No. A little rough around the edges. There are other local IPAs I'd drink before this.
08-26-2011 00:12:25 | More by Alieniloquium
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
Thanks to Crabbicuss for hooking me up with a 4-pack of this delicious nectar. 9/16/11 printed on the label. Enjoyed on 08/25/11.
A - Slightly hazy bright pale gold color with a one finger white head. Large bubbles and leaves good lacing. Looks just like Pliny in the glass with a slight haze.
S - Delicious smelling beer. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, citrus hops are the star. Some sticky sweet malt is present as well as a hint of alcohol.
T - A hop bomb for sure but there is actually a subtle balancing act going on. Very nicely balanced up front and through the middle. Again the nice sticky sweet malts are there balanced by the very tropical fruity hoppiness. On the finish is a huge grapefruit and pineapple hit. Great stuff. Leaves a good fruity taste on the tongue with just a hint of alcohol burn.
M - Mouthfeel is perfect. Creamy with some prickly carbonation on the back end.
O - Overall, this is probably my second favorite DIPA after Pliny and I need to trade for some more soon! Seek this one out, you won't be disappointed. Well done, Odell.
08-25-2011 19:01:25 | More by Janderson91
3.9/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
08-24-2011 22:13:17 | More by crewfan16
4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
12oz bottle thanks to dc55110. This one has a best by date of 10/21/11 and was poured into my Bruery tulip.
Myrcenary pours a nearly opaque tangerine, with the color lightening towards yellow in the right light. The white foam tops out at only about two fingers tall. The head retention is well above average, but the lacing is just average. The nose is a tropical vacation, it's an absolute pineapple and mango bomb, with a bit of peach thrown in as well. There's just a light bit of candi sweetness in the flavor profile to keep things interesting, otherwise it's an all hops affair. Bitterness is enough to grab your atttention, but stops short of being aggressive. The close of each sip is exactly what the aroma promises, a full on tropical fruit assault. Mango has stepped up to tie with pineapple for the lead, with peaches pulling up the rear, and just a drop of citrus juice added into the profile. The body has a little more presence than I might have hoped for, a little more lightness would have done wonders. Carbonation is right in the comfort zone, bubbly and active, though it's a minor, minor quibble that it could be just a little more so. Myrcenary is a solidly above average imperial IPA, and I'm glad I picked up a whole four pack instead of just a bottle.
08-23-2011 06:09:39 | More by axeman9182
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
Purchased a bottle in St Louis and drinking it from a 2nd Shift tasting glass
A: clear golden yellow hue with very little head.
S: pineapple, lightly hoppy, apple-cider like aroma, slightly sweet
T: spicy/resiny, lightly sweet and boozy at the end.The hops are very evident but not a hop bomb and blends smoothly into the beer making it deceptively drinkable.
M: Medium body, lots of carbonation in the mouth
O: This is a very nice Imperial IPA that is blends together excellently.. The 9% ABV is evident but married with the spiciness/resiny, slight sweetness and moderate hoppiness make it a glass you keep picking up and before you know it, the bottle is gone. If the spiciness/resin levels were reduced a bit, this would be an A+ knockout.
08-22-2011 11:14:05 | More by bugaboo416
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
08-22-2011 00:27:24 | More by jsprain1
5/5 rDev +16.3%
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.
08-20-2011 23:01:03 | More by goosewhisperer
4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle...
Appearance: Vivid golden body with a sparkling body that develops into a fluffy, sticky head lacing the glass galore.
Smell/Taste: Nose is of fruity elements amid an intense hop aroma. The malt makes it's appearance in the body where there is just enough to elevate this beer to a proper solid DIPA balance.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation with an exceptional refreshing, flavorful finish.
Overall: Highly recommended.
08-20-2011 17:28:55 | More by Forb
4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured into tulip glass from 12oz bottle...
A- Bright crystal clear gold. Large two finger fluffy white head. One of most beautiful DIPA I've seen.
S- Super citrusy. Pretty dank and grassy too, but grapefruit and pineapple are the stars of the show.
T/M- Pine, grapefruit, oranges, slight pineapple on the end. Great balance. Honey is the contributed flavor from the malts. Nice carbonated, medium, refreshing body.
O- No Abrasive here, but definitely one of the better DIPAs I've had. Very balanced and though hoppy, its not one dimensional or invasive.
08-18-2011 19:14:27 | More by TheGordianKnot
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottle good till October 21st 2011. Off we go.
A slightly cloudy and hazy body of eighteen carat gold is presented with a solid almost perfect uniform even white head. Very slow rising carbonation hard to see through the haze, the beer appears to be moving if not stuck in slow motion. Some visible sickiness when drinking for the lacing.
Bouquet is an abundance of mushy fruit mostly tropical. Mushed bananas, guava, possibly some papaya, mango extremely thick, very impressive.
Taste is, thick double hopped at first but falls slowly into a light sugar tropical fruit sweetness. Absolutely fantastic texture just the perfect thickness without being too sweet. All the nose notes hit, mango, guava, even some green banana, leaving a very pleasant hop bitter.
Tropical fruits are usually not something I even enjoy, but I love them in good drink. This is a great example right here. Fantastic double IPA here.
08-18-2011 00:52:42 | More by smakawhat
4.78/5 rDev +11.2%
Odell Myrcenary Double IPA pours out a lighter-than-expected gold color, medium-sized white head with a lot of lacing. The scent is an extremely floral hop resin, one of the most floral hop scents I've come across. It gets into citrus and tropical fruit tones as well. Very saturated.
As for the taste, the malts are kind of downplayed, or at least they are so overwhealmed that you can't really notice them. Very floral hop mix, with the same interesting tropical fruit tones as was on the nose. You got pineapple, honey, grapefruit, apple, lemon, pretty piney, lots of floral, some spicy warming alcohol which is well-bleneded.
Very unique and very tasty.
08-17-2011 04:52:32 | More by Tballz420
3.58/5 rDev -16.7%
poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: hazy, near opaque golden orange bodied beer with a small white cap of head.
Smell: citrus and tropical fruits. Some bready malts and corn syrup.
Taste: hop profile is moderately bitter. Hops taste of pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and hint of lemon lime soda. Hefty malt profile that almost overpowers the hops and a little boozey kick to the finish.
Mouthfeel: To be honest this beer is a little bit flat for the style. Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Almost to the point of having a syrupy mouthfeel. What little bit of carbonation this beer has helps to break it up the syrup feel.
Overall: It s a nice DIPA, but nothing mindblowing. It will still hold it own with the mainstream beers of this style. It is a solid beer.
08-17-2011 01:20:33 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.83/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
08-16-2011 13:04:22 | More by Rifugium
4.93/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
08-14-2011 13:21:46 | More by kdmcguire10
4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
pours a striking, glowing caramel orange hue with an incredible two-plus-finger soft billowy head that slowly fades to a cap that leaves some of the most striking lacing I've ever seen.
aroma is as expected: tropical fruit, lots of citrus, hints of pine, some honey, caramel, and maple-like malt notes.
taste is incredibly pungent hops with a wide array of hop notes... pineapple, guava, orange, lemon, grapefruit, thyme, oregano, pine and juniper. a hefty malt sweetness balances the hops with notes of maple syrup, cane sugar and burnt caramel.
mouth is pretty great.... smooth, rich, full, ample carbonation but not so much that it stands out. a bit syrupy, a touch slick in the finish, but it works pretty well all in all.
all in all, this a solid double ipa well worth its rating and praise. The flavor profile - specifically the hops - don't completely blow my palate out of the water, but I can't knock it for that. all around impressive and one of the better IIPAs I've had recently.
08-14-2011 06:04:50 | More by djeucalyptus
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
Bottle poured into pint glass. Best by date of 9/29/2011.
A- Pretty pale yellow, with a minimal amount of lacing white head.
S- Big cirtusy hop aromas. Some grapefruit, maybe a bit of orange. Very big, and very good.
T- Following the nose, big citrus hop bomb. A pine bitterness on the back end, which coats the tongue. Really nice, with nothing off putting even in the least.
M- A little heavy of medium. Pretty carbonated.
O- I've had three Odell beers (IPA and Red are the other two) and all are fantastic. Thanks to Titosupertramp for throwing this bottle my way.
08-14-2011 00:58:12 | More by fsvan
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. Hazy golden yellow color. A massive white head erupts after a hard pour, sticks around for a little while. Some lacing, not a ton, but some.
Smell is truly excellent. Big time hoppy, but not too overwhelming. Primarily floral and citrus hops. Orange and tangerine with some citrus zest. A little bit of pine and some sweetness that tickles your nose a little. Almost some honey pine aromas. Reasonable malted, but hops are the dominant feature here.
Taste is also quite excellent. Citrus zest, with some actual citrus, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit; possibly some slight lemon (maybe just zest) as well, but more for bitterness, it's not sour. The last flavor is actually sweet, a sweetness I can't quite put my finger on. Decent malt backbone, but certainly a hoppy beer. Alcohol is masked at 9.3 pretty well. I really like the taste of this beer quite a bit, one of the better Double IPAs I've had in awhile.
Clean crisp and very smooth mouthfeel. I like the balance, obviously more hops that malts like most double IPA's. It's actually lighter bodied than I expected. Good carbonation level and no bite from the alcohol, nice and smooth. All in all a really good double IPA. The perfect summer time beer.
Thank you Chugalug06 for the great Double IPA; I'm starting to become an Odell fan.
08-14-2011 00:22:36 | More by AndyAvalanche
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours a yellow/gold and little white head with gentle pour.
The smell is lots of citrus hops backed by just as much malt, mostly caramel.
The taste is bitter and of citrus fruits. It is backed very well by the malt to balance and a little alcohol presence to add to the bitter and dryness.
The mouthefeel is what makes this beer. The bottle carbonation hides the alcohol and makes it amazingly easy to drink.
08-12-2011 22:54:56 | More by Eriktheipaman
4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Medium gold in color with a slight cast of haze. Decent sized white head with average retention.
Aroma-Great fruity/juicy hop bouquet-orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango stand out, with some grassy hop notes in the background as well. Some fruity alcohol aromas as well. Malt is overwhelmed by the tropical fruit aromas, but there is the slightest hint of caramel in the background.
Flavor-Slight bready caramel malt is overtaken by tangerine and tropical hop flavors. Bitterness is moderately high, but quite smooth. Finishes dry with piney hops, light tropical fruit, and peppery alcohols.
Mouthfeel-Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Light alcohol warmth. Hop bitterness slightly numbs the tongue, but is not harsh or anstringent.
Even though this bottle was at least a couple months old, it still maintained much of it's fantastic hop character (though it was slightly subdued). This is truly a great DIPA, with juicy tropical hop flavors and relatively well concealed alcohol. Yum.
08-11-2011 05:58:30 | More by plfahey
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
poured from bottle into pub glass. This is one of my favorites, let me preface this before I continue. Besides the color (pale yellow with a tinge of orange), everything else is amazing. Great bitter citrus in the nose and taste. I love the taste of this beer, the bite from the alcohol is the only reason why I didnt grade it exceptional. If you call yourself a hop head and havent tried this beer before, then find a different term of endearment. Definitely a must try.
08-11-2011 01:06:55 | More by biglobo8971
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to seth72104 for the opportunity to try this one.
A-pours a clear gold, almost straw, very West Coasty. A thin pool of white head with some decent retention.
S-grapefruit and orange hoppiness, nice crystal malt.
T-Orange rind, grapefruit and a very solid malt backbone make this a top notch DIPA. Not as juicy as some, but still wonderfully tasty.
M-lightly oily, just a bit of heat, bitterness is vey light and lingers just a bit. Deceptively smooth relative to ABV.
O-really delicious. Odell's makes awesome hoppy beers!
08-09-2011 23:46:25 | More by sholland119
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,093 ratings.