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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,028 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,028
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 434
Gots: 211 | 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)
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turfy

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a bright gold with a 1 finger creamy white head. Slowly dissipated into a nice, creamy film with good lacing.

S - Love the smell! Strong pineapple/ peach/orange aroma that lasts and lasts.

T - Taste follows the smell - sweet fruitiness followed by a good hop bite. Lingering hop bitterness, but the sweet fruitiness is what I remember most. Tends to dominate without being cloying. Nice!

M - Full bodied without being too thick or syrupy.

O - I really liked this. Might be a little too sweet when compared to some of my favorite DIPA's (Pure Hoppiness) but a very good beer. I would drink this anytime.

Thanks to mnbearsfan for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 19:04:18 | More by turfy
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teetotaler

Colorado

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

if the lq keeps bringing in little pricey goodies like this,
i'll go broke.

A- pours a clear autumn (could that be hints of green?) tinge. magnificent lacing and a lingering 1.5 inch head

S- clean, bright northwest hops. hints of earth (corn tortillas?)

T- with the lack of hop bitterness, this could almost pass for a generously dry-hopped pale ale. IPAs can be too grassy and overbearing (pliny the elder?), but with citrus (cascade, citra) sweetness right up front, and an earthy backing in the finish; you've had a proper introduction to IPAs. alcohol is disguised until you've already started a fight/proposed/sung karaoke.

M- velvet. i've had barley wines and belgians with the mouthfeel of a shot of robitussin. this one has just the right amount of alcohol and alpha acids to (very) temporarily numb the tongue; leaving a silky, smooth finish. other domestic (coors, bud, miller) beers may boast of a "smooth finish", but after tasting this one, they must mean "it's like water!"

O- though i vacillate between the dark and light, the hoppy and the malty, if i was introducing someone to the IPA world (without scaring them off); i'd choose this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 04:42:10 | More by teetotaler
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alli4051

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint

Pours a bright, but slightly hazy, golden color with a matching head. Head is big and foamy and leaves lots of lacing. Smell really is top notch, almost every hop aroma you could imagine, tropical fruits and citrus are most pronounced though. Taste is fruitiness up front with some citrus and a touch of malt to round things out. I feel like this one focuses a bit more on hop flavor than bitterness. Medium bodied. I had high expectations for this one and it certainly did not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 02:26:25 | More by alli4051
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arizcards

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four-pack from Total Wine last weekend for $9.49.

Beer poured golden-orange with a decent head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is impressive, tropical fruits are in abundance, definitely a hint of things to come.

Taste is very good, orange and mango lead the hop forward charge, big malts help tame those hops. Hope oils are leaving residual onion in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this is a good beer, well balanced and flavorful. Nice beer, happy to see it in a four-pack!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 01:04:54 | More by arizcards
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StoneTSR

Colorado

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

APPEARANCE: Sitting somewhere between slightly hazy and opaque, there is no mistake about the Myrcenary’s color – it is bright orange. A small white head formed on top of the snifter before quickly fading away leaving just a scattering of larger bubbles towards the center of the surface and a ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

SMELL: As the head vanished so did the intensity of the aroma. While it lasted, however, the smell was fantastic, grassy, orange-like and very floral. The hops are going to come through strong on this one.

TASTE: The taste of this beer is outstanding. The hops are up front, but with a very sweet, floral and citrusy balance. The grassy aromas from the nose kick in towards the back end of the sip as the overall flavor slides across the spectrum to the more bitter end, preparing the palate for another sweet sip of hop juice. Delicious.

MOUTHFEEL: The Myrcenary is a typical Double IPA in the sense that it has a very oily mouthfeel, but after reading the label I can appreciate it more. Odell’s goal seemed to be to squeeze out every last drop of hoppy oil from the plant, and the result is fantastic.

OVERALL: My first sip of Odell’s beer was at about 1:30 in the morning at Illegal Pete’s near the University of Denver. It was the Red and I remember committing to finding more before I left town. Sure enough, I came across a couple bottle of the Myrcenary and the Odell did not let me down. I’ll be moving to Boulder in July and I imagine this’ll end up as one of my go-to beers. Colorado is going to be wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 23:31:31 | More by StoneTSR
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks goes out to bitterbill for sending this one my way.

appearance: golden orange yellow with 2 finger creamy head

smell: pine, citrus, grapefruit, hops, malts

taste: grapefruit, with some pine,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

overall: one of the better DIPA's I've had recently. I would love to get my hands on some more of this brew it's fantastic.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 16:55:06 | More by THECPJ
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Myrcenary
Double IPA
Odell Brewing Co.
9.3% ABV
12 oz. bottle with great artwork and a best by of 7.12.2011 poured into a snifter on 04.14.2011.

Odell's beers are not as hyped as many other breweries' although they make some kickass ones. But there was significant discussion about this one, and one poster on BA went as far as calling it a Pliny killer. I am going to find out for myself now!

With the thick layer of sediment at the bottom carefully avoided, Myrcenary poured like a quintessential DIPA, golden stream with clarity and depth. Thick, creamy, unwavering head sat atop the amber orange ale for a while. Good job on the lacing too.

When people say that the aroma saturates the senses within the first few sniffs, there's perhaps some truth to it. When I smelled the bottle before pouring, I sensed lush fruit. Now that this beer lies in the snifter that I know to be an aroma amplifier, it smells of nothing. Odd. Although there are some fruity hop notes, what I get most is malts (delicious though) and sulfur?!! I will wait on it until it's warm to put my score down.

Tastes good but not exceptional -- bitterness is thankfully high and there's a lot of fruitiness as well. Some onion-garlic notes too but only if you're looking for them. A solid but in-the-background malt character. The bitterness lingers and keeps the finish clean, and yet I can feel my lips getting sticky. Clearly the hops are plenty for those sugars to not interfere with the taste!

Properly carbonated and able bodied, this one would warm you up eventually. Overall good but one is enough in one sitting. With so many hoppy beers around, I doubt if I would revisit it, but I would recommend it to anyone interested and gladly drink one if it's among the best available options.

Scores: Appearance 5/5; Aroma 2.5/5; Taste 4/5; Mouthfeel 4.5/5; Overall 4/5

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 09:56:04 | More by tewaris
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes to jawzman for sending this down in a recent trade.

A: Light amber in color with a finger of white head. Good retention and leaves a film with larger bubbles around the edge of the glass. Lots of sticky lacing on all sides of the glass. A little lighter in color than I'd expect from a DIPA(not a bad thing really), but head and lacing are spot on.

S: Loads of tropical and citrus smells. Orange, grapefruit, mango, some pine, I'm getting a little cattiness out of this as well. Toasted malts are hard to find, but are present. Great smelling IPA.

T: Everything present from the smell. Sweet citrus up front followed by the sweet and toasted malts. Finishes with a bitter pine. Not the best balanced DIPA that I've ever had, but I really enjoy the hop domination. Alcohol somewhat present, but well hidden considering the high ABV.

M: Feels full with some slickness. A little burn, but again, not bad considering. Very dry, very sticky.

O: Highly drinkable. Smells good, tastes good. I really enjoyed Myrcenary...it's a must try for any fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 00:43:30 | More by titosupertramp
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice slightly burnt orange with some nice golden hints. There is a nice 0.5 inch head with it. The head is slightly dense and a bit soapy.

S - Wow. Tropical fruit notes. Tangerines and mango with some slight orange peel and nice grapefruit notes as well. There is some papaya as well. Grain and toasty bread notes are present but take a back seat to some nice citrus and grassy hop notes.

T & M - Taste starts off with some nice toasty malt sweetness that is quickly replaced by some nice tropical fruit notes. There is mango for sure and some great complex hop citrus notes. Tangerine and orange peel are quite present and very well crafted. Some slight dankness a pine resin in the notes as well. Reminds me of their IPA but with obviously more hop notes. The middle and finish has some nice bready notes but the finish is nice and bitter with a slight sticky aspect to it. Body is medium with some lower carbonation.

O - Pretty good DIPA. Has some similarities to Founders Double Trouble and also to Odell's own IPA. Quite delicious brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 02:02:11 | More by JoEBoBpr
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice crisp slight hazy golden yellow. light fizzy and fluffy head.

a nice mix of citrus and pine with a hint of earth and bread. light bits of tangerine and orange.

nice complexity of hops. tons of citrus of the orange family big tangerine, mandarin, and orange. light citrus through out. earthy pine flavors mixed within. slight malty finish.

nice full body with a moderate carbonation. bit of a stickiness left behind.

really good, alcohol is well hidden. drinks crazy easy and love the 12oz bottle. this is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 01:43:23 | More by hooliganlife
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Haybeerman

Colorado

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

A: Clear orange/amber color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head with good retention to a thick, even skim. Decanted lightly with slowly rising bubbles. Laced in wide rings.

S: Big tropical fruit. Orange rind and citrus. Faint spicy tickle. No malt character,

T: Some bready malt transitions quickly to resiny hops - tropical fruit, orange and flowers. Bitter builds in the finish for balance into a cleansing dryness.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Resiny and dry. Disguises the alcohol well.

O: Flavorful and balanced for a big beer. Watch out for the ABV; it'll sneak up on you.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 18:10:37 | More by Haybeerman
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azdback

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Surly pint glass. Bottle dated 7/1/11, so it's obviously a drink by date. An off bright orange, fairly clear. Decent carbonation bubbles doing their job. Head is a short two fingers and bright white, very creamy in appearance Lace looks a bit sticky, for now, but doesn't stay around for the 9th inning.

Smell is sweet malts and sweet bitter hops. Orange and a bit grapefruit, sprinkled with sugar. There is some bready yeast smells that come out as it warms.

Citrus hops meet me first. They are very sweet and not that bitter. There is a taste early middle that I need to figure out. I think it's leafy, call me crazy but I think it tastes like iceberg lettuce.? Or cabbage.? It's not a bad flavor just misplaced (or misjudged). I think it might be the essential oils in the hop flower (Myrcene) they were shooting for. There are some yeast flavors coming as this warms. I like it though.

The mouth is what it should be. Almost creamy up front. Silky and full to the end, but just a bit dry at that point also. A tad bit off of what I think this style should be.

Overall I believe this has held up to the hype. It is still very fresh, so I can't speak for this one in a few months, but right now I am very pleased. Even at $3 a 12oz. bottle I will pick up a fresh one of these every chance I get.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 06:09:30 | More by azdback
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mdogg

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This showed up in KC with very little fanfare. I picked up a 4 pk and really liked it, and luckily found a bunch more at an obscure store in NKC.

appearance: a hazy orange-amber. a thin but resilient head that leaves it's mark all over the glass

smell: clean and citrusy hop goodness. a really enjoyable smell.

taste: similar to the smell. sharp, clean hops on the front end, with a sweet clean finish. Reminiscent of hopslam, in a good way. You get a tiny bit of heat at the very end, but considering the high abv, it hides it impressively.

mouthfeel: good for the style. A tad bit thin, but didnt really detract from the beer.

This is delicious stuff. Hopefully odells keeps this one coming.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:18:28 | More by mdogg
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

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

12oz thanks to an awesome trader! Into Stone VE sample glass.

A- Good clarity on an orangey body with amber around the edges. Fantastic 1cm head that is big and sticky. Great lacing.

S- The nose on this one is so damn fruity. Orange pulp. A bit spicy/dank, but only a smidge- this is very fruit-forward.

T- Great fruity hops. This is like biting into an orange. Almost tart, very juicy, bit of pith bitterness. Bitterness builds as the beer goes down... hophead's delight.

M- Good body, no sign of ABV, drinks very well.

O- This was a beer that really impressed me. I would be very happy to have this again.

614

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 21:24:18 | More by ShogoKawada
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter

A- Very clear, light yellow straw appearance, excellent lacing, ¾ white head
S- Sweeter aroma, grapefruit and pine, nice floral light aroma, nothing in your face, hints of lime, citrus
M- Medium mouth feel, very light on the palate
O- Solid DIPA, really refreshing, excellent taste, aroma was very mild, overall really solid brew from Odell, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 06:58:19 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. Not very good retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a clear gold.

Aroma: Mega hops. Huge floral and pine kick. Tropical citrus fruits. Some bready malts. Nice.

Taste: Wow, this stuff is hoppy. Huge pine and floral kick. Intense. Grapefruit and tropical fruits. Bready and biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and a bit creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky and weedy.

Overall, a really solid dipa. I was really impressed with this one. Really drinkable. Probably the best I have had from Odell.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 03:26:00 | More by mothman
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FosterJM

California

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

384th review on BA
Draft to Pint

Old Chicago, Lincoln, NE

App- A very golden yellow beer. Not sure if this was the intended color. Seems a bit light for such a big DIPA. A very fluffy one finger head. Nice job by the bartender on the pour. Big cling all the way down the glass.

Smell- Very sweet upfront on this one. The malts seem to be a bit too crystal and therefore a bit sweet with a small caramel/citrus note. Nice, but sweet.

Taste- HUGE beer. I was not expecting this at all. The grapefruit punch is right in your face. Suprisingly as well it was very creamy in the taste. Good DIPA.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a paired carbonation level. A malty beer to say the least but cream is what stays with me.

Drink- A very good DIPA. I was suprised to see this one on tap. I was about to call a buddy to send a 4 pk. Not what I was expecting but was very taste non the less.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2011 03:07:17 | More by FosterJM
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as a 4 pack from Central Park Liquors in Steamboat, CO for ~$10. Into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Nice amber color with a stark white head, about half an inch that quickly recedes to a cap of bubbles. Slightly hazy. A few spots of lacing linger as the head recedes.

S: Big tropical fruit nose of oranges, mangoes, and pineapple, wow this is nice. Really has a great hop note of citrus and tropical fruits. Reminds me a bit of Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich in the nose, but just a little bit, this is its own beast. Nice.

T: Again nice tropical fruit flavors, I get a fair amount of pineapple and mango, some passion fruit, as well as a fair amount of orange in the profile as well. Not a huge malt backbone, but there is a nice little bit of sweetness that helps balance things out. The bitterness is not incredibly harsh like other DIPAs. Great!

M: Spot on, medium carbonation, nicely dry, no noticeable alcohol either which is nice for a 9.3% abv tag. Great here as well.

O: Fantastic offering from Odell, I was very excited when I heard about this, and it did not disappoint. Another fantastic IPA from Odell. Really digging a lot of their new releases.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:25:06 | More by pokesbeerdude
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birchstick

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a nice orangish yellow color with a beautiful 1/2 finger head on it

S - smells of tropical fruits (pineapples and mangoes sticking out the most) with a bit of bready and caramel malts. Smells delicious

T - starts off with papaya and mango that is ushered aside by even more tropical fruit flavors, pineapple being the most prominent. The caramel and bread malts come in during the middle of the palate and is subsequently overwhelmed by another rush of sweet, tropical hops. Not much bitterness to speak of. Great stuff.

M - nice and creamy with a solid body...this is 9.3%?!

D - solid DIPA here. One of the sweeter versions out there. I really enjoyed this guy and wouldn't hesitate to recommend or buy again. Surprise, another solid beer from Odell.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 23:18:11 | More by birchstick
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured into a pint glass:

A - Golden, hay colored. Light foam head that dies very quickly into murky cloudy bubbles in the middle. Constant carbonation coming up the side of the glass. Lacing retention is OK.

S - Delicious pineapple, papaya and mango. Hints of grapefruit. Just a tad bit of malty, caramalized, bready character but really big on the citrus. Little bit of pine notes as well.

T - A faint version of the smell. It kind of reminds me of Founders Double Trouble and Hopslam mixed. Flavors of pineapple, green apple skins, mango and little bit of lemon zest. A bit malty.

M - Really smooth but there is a bit of a thickness to it, probably due to the higher ABV. Pretty nice carbonation.

O - Pretty decent DIPA. The smell is just great but it lacks in the taste. Understandable mouthfeel based on the ABV. I will try this again and based on the price, smell and mouthfeel, I think it is a bit better than Hopslam.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 21:24:37 | More by joshuaseresse
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aval89

California

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Flannys Bar & Grill in Tempe, AZ

A: beautiful golden orange with a nice 1 finger of head.. hop haze going on.. leaves some nice lace & some alcohol legs.. looks super inviting & what a DIPA should look like..

S: ripe & fresh citrus fruits.. tangerines, sugar coated grapefruit.. some mango & papaya as well.. hints of pine. Small touch of caramel.. but the hops steal the show..

T: pretty much follows the nose.. sweet tangerines, sugar coated grapefruits .. touch of pine & tropical fruits.. some caramel malt & a touch of breadiness. Bitterness is sweet orange peel like but not a heavy bitterness that crushes the palate.. almost forgot this was 9+% abv.. hard to put taste to words..just need to try it!!

Mf: spot on for this DIPA! Soft, with great carb.. feels great in the mouth.

O: a true Pliny killer..

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 07:29:58 | More by aval89
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

White and milky head, reminiscent of real whipped cream - a full finger's worth that doesn't recede. Provides an inviting topper to a completely translucent deep golden beer.

Big fresh pineapple and grapefruit on the nose - one of the biggest I've ever enjoyed.

Bitter grapefruit, some pineapple, and even some cedar come through juicy, but close very dry. Increasingly bitter to close, which is mildly questionable.

Like the skin of a peach on the tongue - velvety, with a distinct juiciness beneath. Mildly resinous as well.

The look, the smell, and the initial taste are glorious, hinting even at world clasas. But the close leaves a bit to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 02:22:37 | More by mdcrouser
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange with a large white head which leaves nice lacing. The aroma is really nice on this beer. Oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, floral hops, and pine. If it tastes as good as it smells, this will be another winner from Odell.

This tastes even better than it smells. Oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, floral hops, and pine. There is also some sweetness from the malt, but it takes a back seat to the hops.

Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy with low carbonation. I could drink this all the time. Since it is year round, I think I will. Odell IPA is one of my favorite IPAs. Myrcenary will no doubt become a favorite DIPA. Nicely done by Odell.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 01:52:36 | More by hardy008
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are many great IPA's but none better than O'dell IPA in my opinion. I was hoping this would be a DIPA version and it is and it isn't.

It has some similar flavors...tropical fruits...bready/doughy maltiness..but really comes with a pretty heavy alcoholic bite. The finished product does not stack up as well in DIPA land as their regular IPA does in basic IPA land.

Aroma is of tropical fruits, garlic (there has to be Summit hops in this), and cookie dough...the taste begins with some juicy tropical fruits but then the splash (to be kind) of alcohol enters and just overrides the flavors too much...a bit garlicy on the finish as well...

Body is low side of full...did I mention it is boozy..

All in all this does not showcase the flavors I expected and hoped for nearly as much as the regular IPA does. Worth trying but does not compare to Hopslam or Dreadnaught

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 04:21:38 | More by ZAP
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange and slightly hazy with a huge billowing head that rests beautifully above the rim of the glass; retention is good and lacing is great

S: Tropical fruit presence up front: grapefruit, pineapple, and mango; a touch of black pepper spiciness; all on top of a grainy malty backbone; the hop oils tickle the nostril and a bit of alcohol burns the back of the nose

T: Nice combination up front of tropical fruits and alcohol burn--a pleasant burn--this is smooth and not overly sweet like many DIPAs; oily and fruity with a solid malt bill backing it all up

F: Nicely carbonated and oily, which helps it cling to the inside of the mouth

D: Such a smooth, easy-to-drink DIPA; awesome beer, Odell!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 02:26:01 | More by dbossman
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,028 ratings.