1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,177 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 443
Gots: 253 | FT: 10
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Myrcenary Double IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,177 | Reviews: 501 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kdmcguire10
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

kdmcguire10, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of djeucalyptus
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

djeucalyptus, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of fsvan
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

fsvan, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

AndyAvalanche, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Eriktheipaman, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of plfahey
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

plfahey, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of biglobo8971
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

biglobo8971, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

HV

sholland119, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of warnerry
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 10/21/11 consumed 8/6/11

A- Pours clear golden brown with two fingers of off-white head. Head doesn't have great retention but does leave some lacing.

S - Smell is sweet and floral with quite a tropical fruit presence and some citrus on the tail end.

T - Quite juicy and fruity up front. Again tropical fruit, with more citrus in the taste than the nose. Only when the fruitiness starts to fade does any bitterness come through. The bitterness does linger after the finish. A nice take on the style.

M- Mouthfeel is rather light for the style, with a bit of stickiness.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this. By no means a 'palate wrecker' of a DIPA, but there are plenty of those to choose from. I don't know if restrained is the right word to use, but this is an easy drinking double with a great combination of flavors.

warnerry, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again to Nate (skipanoka2) for this in a recent trade.

A: Golden hue, very light especially for a double. Great lacing and ok ring of head.

S: Nice grainy weed/plant hop aromas and some yeast almost like a Belgian IPA it seems like. Piney. Not overly aromatic but whats there is quite nice, along the lines of the 'lighter' malt bigger hop IPA's like beers from Lawsons, Hill Farmstead.

T: Nice taste of full citrus with a semi sweet malt base thats bready and almost peppery in it's spice, maybe I was wrong about the small malt thing I got in the nose...Quite tasty and no alcohol surprisingly, making it easy to get through quick.

M: Light and refreshing but still good body and very drinkable.

Very drinkable beer, nice.

Dreadnaught33, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of bigaltemple
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking brew! Liquid gold. Large off-white head slowly settles down. Good retention that shows of some great lacing throught the drink. It smells amazing. Huge amounts of grapefruit and orange with a little underlying pine.

Taste follows the scent very closely. Very citrusy with a lot of orange peel and grapefruit. Mild malt backbone that doesn't try to stand out too much, leaving the spotlight for the hops. Just great sip after great sip. Finishes very crisp and dry which makes you want another drink.

Just flat out delicious. I have no problem believing this one belongs among the best in the style.

bigaltemple, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of litheum94
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Stamped 9/9/11A. Reviewed 6/16/11.

P: Clear, golden body. Tiny, dirty white head that fizzles out quickly, leaving faint traces.

A: Strong fruit aromas of peach, pineapple and other tropical fruits. Rye aromas. Minty. Some pine hops and brown sugar.

T: Light sweetness, mostly pineapple. Slightly buttery malts mid-palate. There's a persistent rye profile, creamy and with a biting spice. Candied lemon peel. The mostly sweet profile is sudden;y hijacked by an extreme bitterness, with loads of pine hops. The finish has a minty, menthol like flavor to it.

Wow. Phenomenal. Not much else to say.

litheum94, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of kawilliams81
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 16 oz. snifter.

A- Golden color with white head and some lacing.

S- Grapefruit! Lots of citrus and sweet malts.

T- Again, lots of citrus, fronted by grapefruit. Sweet malts balanced nicely by citrus hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied. Smooth and not much of a dry or bitter aftertaste. 9.3% is very well hidden. I could drink a few of these in a sitting very easily.

kawilliams81, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bronze-tinges sunshine yellow with a white head that clings immediately and sheets. Great hop nose - must, skunk, orange bark and lemon rind.
Toasted hazelnuts and granola clusters followed by searing aspirin, pine sap and juicy limeade hops. Little Sunny Delight comeback on the swallow and astringent, powdery linger. Medium, soft, chewy and hot.

Hop hammer! One of the top DIPAs I've ever had in terms of straight hop presence - IBUs, oil, juicy citrus, the whole package. Never strays towards that grapefruit burn that make some high ABV DIPAs a chore (yes, you, Hop Wallop). Personally I'd like a bit more aroma, but there are late hops aplenty. Needs to be a touch less hot, but that doesn't stop it from being compulsive sipping - it's got that touch of pineapple at the end that makes Lagunitas beers disappear fast.

Maybe not one of the great ones, but one of the most fun to drink.

StJamesGate, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Bright golden color is a sight, and so is the tiny-bubbled lacing that wants to stick everywhere. Smells of grapefruit, strawberries, blond tobacco and spearmint with some fruity alcoholic esters. Needless to say, the nose alerts us that copious amounts of hops were used to achieve such an amazing aroma. Just enough malt to lift this beer up, the body is a bit chewy and has some depth. Big smack of juiciness from the alcohol and hops; soon after, the hops break off and explode with bitterness and a flavor of grapefruit rind that does not seem to go away. Small nugget of malt flavor in the middle. As the bitterness levels out, the alcohol comes back around with its warmth. Juicy with a semidry finish. Epic in its own way, it’s a sipper, but one that will grow on you if you are a true hophead.

BeerAdvocate, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. I enjoyed this one back in mid-June.

Pours a clear golden copper, topped with 2 thick fingers of bright-white head. This retains with a robust foamy finger that holds tight and leaves back a TON of soapy lacing, which coats the sides of the glass in a sticky latticework of lacing. The aroma smells floral and VERY herbal, with a sharp grapefruit presence that is tempered on the edges by notes of ripe fruit character and sweet grains. Some spicy fusel alcohol just hangs on the edges of the nose, lending this some power in the nostrils.

I was still pleased to find that the taste is still bright with bitter grapefruit and citrus peel, which are balanced by notes of tropical fruit and a lightly toasted grainy sweetness. That herbal feel from the nose is present and pulls together in the finish, along with a pithy bitterness and lingering notes of dry pine and spice. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a smooth creaminess that glides along easily, yet lays down enough of a prickle to still give this some assertiveness in the mouth. The beefy warmth from that high ABV is fairly well contained here yet does add a warm spicy boldness to this that intensifies the hop profile.

Wow, if this is how good this beer is with several months on it, I shudder to think how this would be fresh in the bottle, much less on draft! This was flavorful and bitter with hop flavors, yet was still nicely balanced and approachable. This was definitely one of the better high alcohol DIPAs that I’ve had lately and did I mention that this was already several months old?! This one’s a sleeper for sure but I seriously doubt that it will be next winter when it’s rereleased.

Kegatron, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of herman77
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden, light orange with a small white head that dies off quickly. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus and grassy hops. There is some pineapple and carmel malt sweetness as well. A bit of melon.

T: Follows the nose pretty close. Nice citrus and slight pine hops with a decent amount of fruity, almost tropical like sweetness. Again, a bit of melon coming through. A bit of bread-sweet malt to provide some balance. Finishes a bit dry and obviously hoppy.

M: Medium to lighter body. Good amount of carbonation, somewhat smooth.

O: Really good. One of the more drinkable DIPAs out there. Reminds me a little bit like Abrasive, but not quite on the same level.

herman77, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours surprisingly light pale straw color with a finger of nearly white head. Tiny streams of tiny bubbles rise to keep a layer of foam on the surface.

This world is full of IPAs that don't come close to the hop power of the nose of this beer. The aroma is stretched taught with hop goodness, and comes across with brash power. I detect less on the pineapple/grapefruit side of things, and more on the pine/grass/mint/fresh basil side.

This one is hops from beginning to end. The malt fights with courage but never gains ground, and for an American DIPA that is just fine with me. The hops are resiny and juicy and full, and to my pleasant surprise the bitterness isn't off the charts. Very easy to drink this one is.

The mouthfeel is also outstanding, really quite impressive. The mouth-coating ability of the hop flavors is the best I have ever felt. Otherwise the carbonation is in the good range and the body is full and creamy.

Conclusion: If one cuts down a healthy Ponderosa pine tree, a wonderfully sweet piney sap will ooze from the wood. This beer comes the closest to that sap of anything I have tasted, and as odd as it might sound, that is a huge achievement. This is my favorite DIPA I have tasted so far, and it deserves to be counted 11th best overall 'new beer' on BA right now.

allforbetterbeer, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a brilliant clear straw color with moderate carbonation. About 3/4" of white head forms that has good retention and decent lacing.

Smell: The nose is damn near out of this world. Lots of orange rind, citrus and tropical notes, as well as tons of dank hops. The hops especially are very pungent.

Taste: The taste mirrors the smell. Lots of citrus components (orange rind, grapefruit, mango) and very dank hops. Once again, the hops are really showcased in this beer.

Mouthfeel/Overall: This beer is just under medium bodied, and the carbonation is moderate and a bit prickly. Overall, I did not expect to be this impressed. This is a phenomenal DIPA that I would love to drink regularly. Definitely recommended.

zhanson88, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of MrKennedy
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, big thanks to mulder1010 for sending this back from his recent vacation. Poured into a Mikkeller tulip style glass.

Lovely pour, the liquid coming out has a lovely flow. Pours a pure gold colour with a white head of foam that measured one finger and settles to film after a while. Little bit of haze, but not far from perfection.

Super impressive tropical aroma of fresh pineapple, throw in just a touch of pine and i was looking for the 4.75 option to click on. Very enticing.

Taste has a little bit of hop flavour early, more pine than the fruit that comes through upon smelling. Mid to late palate is of solidly bitter pine resin through to a decently bitter finish. No sign of the considerable strength (relative to style) in the flavour.

Mouthfeel is smooth early and the bitterness builds and continues to build to a decent puckering finish. You certainly know from this that it is a true DIPA for style.

Overall a delicious DIPA that covers all bases oh so well. Highly recommended and if there was an option to choose 4.75 in a number of areas, i would've gone close to wearing it out. Very impressive!

MrKennedy, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of JamisonM
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

served from a 12 oz bottle bought via 4 pack 9.99 for a 4 pack not bad.

A: very clear for a bottle conditioned beer white head

S: Pineapple citrus tropical fruits and there is a mint note to this beer that is unmistakable on my nose. perhaps some peach also.

T: the smell and taste are very similar both are great, Pungent hops tropical fruits with that mint note in there along with a ton of citrus and a bit of peach.

M: a dry beer med carbonation med mouth on the beer.

O: overall this beer kicks ass almost perfect what more needs to be said? Get this beer trade for it if you cant buy it.

JamisonM, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Snifter...

Big thanks for DNarx for this one.

Apppearance-Golden orange with a slow rising 1 finger bubbly white head. Quickly dissipates and leaves some sticky lacing.

Smell-Pineapple, Mango, Grapefruit. Big aroma. Light piney hops. Just that standard IIPA aroma that I've come to love.

Taste-Fucking A, this is outstanding. Big pine needles upfront. Some sweet malts in the middle along with big time hopped up tropical fruits and some more pine. The finish is like your sucking on a pine needle, so good. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, perfect carbonation. Very refreshing and smooth.

Overall-Would take this beer over Pliny instantly, enough said.

SWMeyer4141, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a light, cloudy orange with a half finger off-white head. Mild retention and some lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine, and that is it.

T - Pine, Pine, and some slight floral tones.
Edit: As it warmed, more citrus flavors came out. Very welcomed.
D - Good carbonation, medium body, some slight bitterness.

O - No complaints from me here.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of OddNotion
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a great box from Mikesgroove, thanks Mike! Poured into my Sierra Nevada bulb glass.

Appearance: A gentle pour creates a beautiful golden orange body with a one finger off white head.

Smell: Tropical fruits and some big maltiness to back up the intense hop aroma. This one jumped out at me the second the bottle was cracked.

Taste: Great taste! Very tropically fruity and the malt is not overpowering what so ever. Could stand to be a little more bitter but the hops play an amazing role in making this one of the most tropical fruity IPAs I have ever had. 9.3% abv? I don't believe it, no alcohol is detected.

Mouthfeel: Heavier side of medium bodied. Nice carbonation, wouldn't change a thing.

Overall: This hit and exceeded my expectations. I think this is an exceptionally crafted beer and deserves any and all praise it receives. I would love to be able to get this regularly.

OddNotion, Jul 14, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,177 ratings.