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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,009 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,009
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 430
Gots: 203 | 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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Photo of morimech


4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, clear golden color with a solid two fingers of head. The head had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.

Almost all hops in the aroma. Notes of grassy and floral hops. Some sweetish malt and citrus as well.

More citrus and tropical fruit in the flavor than what the aroma led me to believe. The malt base does not have a chance to make a real impact besides trying to add some sweetness. Extreme bitterness with a lingering tropical fruit aftertaste. Alcohol is just slightly detectable.

Carbonation might be a little higher than other extremely bitter beers, but I enjoyed it here.

Extremely bitter, high ABV, does not promote consumption. Good for when you want a hop kick though.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 22:14:20 | More by morimech
Photo of Bitterbill


4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 4 pack bottles just showed up today in Casper.

Looking at my first bottle, I see a lot of particles floating. Small yes but they are there. I hope the bottles product isn't as short lived as RR Pliney the Elder.

I pour it into my Lost Abbey goblet, see a hazy orange yellow brew, good head of foam, good lacing, and surprisingly, no sign of the particles I saw in the bottle. Colour me puzzled.

Grapefruit and pine dominate the nose. Very floral with a dry hopped feeling. I can't say there's even a trace of any malt.

The taste follows the nose. Huge hops of GF and Pine, some minor malty sweetness in the far far background. Tasty as all hell if you're looking for a DIPA that isn't close to being balanced; I'm just in the mood for it.

Bordering on full bodied with medium light carbonation, I like the mouth feel muchly and for a big bold beer, it drinks very easy. I think I prefer it on draught by a bit but in the bottle is also a welcome treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 20:16:58 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of Thorpe429


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

Served in a tulip.

Pour yields a peach-colored brew with a good white head with moderate retention. Good sticky lacing as it falls down the glass. The nose is really overpowering with an overload of tropical fruits, mostly mango with a bit of pineapple. Behind that, there's a touch of citrus. The flavor is along the same lines--no malt, just plenty of hop character. The flavor isn't as strong as the nose would suggest, though still quite nice. There's a decent amount of bitterness in the background, as well as a bit of alcohol to balance. Not too bitter; the hop flavor seems to be the showcase here. Overall, a very nice beer that I will gladly have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 10:29:13 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Snow81


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

Appearance: A clear yellow orange haze

Head: White head with a nice lace that sticks to the sides of my glass

Smell: Bitter light citric on the nose with a subtle maltyness

Taste: Big floral hop with a little sweet malts

Weight: Medium body with a medium carbonation

Finish: Floral hops that have a little maltyness to it with a nice stickiness on the lips

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 05:51:39 | More by Snow81
Photo of Nerudamann


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

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - light amber in color, a little murky, and with about a finger's worth of slightly darker off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - indeed quite hoppy, and with very slight citrusy aroma.

Taste and Mouthfeel - bitter from the very start, and stronger in the finish and aftertaste. An almost grapefruit like quality in the taste. Not extremely strong in hop flavor, but it's definitely there. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - a little too bitter for my taste, minus the expected powerful taste of hops. Still a good and interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 03:50:02 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of zeff80


4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, of-white head of bubbly foam. Okay retention and some sticky patches of lace.

S - It smelled strongly of grapefruit and pine. There was a burnt toast malt aroma, too.

T - It had a sweet caramel flavor with delicious grapefruit, citrus and pine hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean, dry finish.

O - This is a really good DIPA. Odell is on a hot streak of cranking out new great beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 21:56:31 | More by zeff80
Photo of yemenmocha


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

Pours a sexy pale golden with slight haze, and thick creamy white meringue-like head. Nose is the expected tropical fruit delight, as well as floral delights in there too. Some herbal/grassy notes are present also. Palate is surprisingly tame, not a whollop in your face DIPA at all, just a smooth textured beer that is nicely balanced with the tropical fruity hops and candied malt. Not overly bitter. Very balanced, tasty, drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 02:35:50 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of bfields4


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

Filtered golden yellow body. Large lacey head.

Big grapefruit aroma sweat malty honeyish a bit of peppery spice.

More sweet malts than expected. Nice citrus bite leaves the tongue dry. Bit of an alcohal bite, but its nicely incorporated.

Good amount of carbonation. Very smooth beer. A little hot as noted, but still very nice. All in all a very good beer. Not quite on par with pliney, hopslam and the like, but getting close.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 20:57:08 | More by bfields4
Photo of WYVYRN527


4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon shaped glass from a 12 ounce bottle.

A: This brew pours a golden-orange hue with just a slight haze. Head is white and thick, holding it's own. Lacing is sticky, and clings to the glass like glue.

S: Aroma is all hops up front. I can detect the presence of Summit, as there is a hint of onion, along with grapefruit and spring meadow. Malt takes a back seat with notes of honey and toast.

T: Much more character is present in the taste than in the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon peel, and garden herbs are dominant, yet malty notes of caramel and fresh bread balance out the beer very nicely. The finish s dry, but not overly bitter.

Notes: Myrcenary is a medium to full-bodied DIPA, with a creamy mouthfeel that stands up to the intensity of the hops. For what it lacks in aroma, the taste and the long finish make up for it. A very tasty example of this style, and very easy to drink. Well done, Odell!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 01:38:09 | More by WYVYRN527
Photo of chodez

South Dakota

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

Nose has tons of fruit, mango and peach like but also some citrus, fantastic. Head was soft, fluffy and retained for a good time. Poured somewhat pale in color and hazy. Lacing was present and pronounced throughout the glass. I was a bit concerned with the ABV being 9.3 but it is hardly noticeable. Tasted of more fruit and less citrus/grapefruit than the Odells IPA. The carbonation was on the lower side but it works very well. The taste and nose just kept growing on me as I drank it, quickly becoming a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 07:05:17 | More by chodez
Photo of TheDudeRules


3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle to a snifter.

Very light in color. A pale ale even. Plenty of hype surrounding this beer. Citrus hops comes through on the nose. I get a very peculiar freshly cut grass smell. As I let it warm faint rubbing alcohol is present. Not that off putting but who really wants that in their nose? Taste wise is ho hum. You get the citrus and hops. It isn't awesome by any stretch. The cut grass is in the taste too. That I could do without. Plenty bubbly on the palate.

It may sound like I am bashing. This is actually a descent beer. Of it's class, cripes no. Far better choices out there. It exceeds for the brewer. The Odells regular lineup needs a punch in the arm. It's a step above of BMC in my opinion. I appreciate their attempts at the one off stuff. If your in a market where there is no heavy hitters give this beer a shot.

*edit* I had this again tonight. I stand strong in my review. Incredibly average for the style. Sub par poop. I would never buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 06:09:54 | More by TheDudeRules
Photo of jera1350


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

Love the bad ass name of this one. Pours a pale and slightly cloudy golden color with a massive rocky and fluffy head of foam that sticks all over the glass.

Robust citrus hops dominate the nose. There is a fruit sweetness to the scent as well. Smells like their regular IPA.

This is a pretty balanced DIPA. There is plenty of malt sweetness present. A little honey and maybe even a light buttery presence. The hops add lots of tropical fruit, but not much in the way of bitterness. I was really expecting a big hop bite, but it's subdued by the malt. The taste is really nice though.

Very smooth and soft on the palate. Medium-full bodied with a semi-dry finish.

I like this overall, but I don't think it is quite top-tier. I think it is drinkable as hell, but I prefer the hop bitterness to stand out a little more in my DIPA's. This is a very good beer however and I am more than happy to be able to access this one year round.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 01:04:47 | More by jera1350
Photo of drumrboy22


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

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into an Odell IPA glass. Beer was a clear orange color, with a one-finger, white head. Soft, lite carbonation and moderate lacing around the glass.

Aroma was hops, apple, pineapple, grapefruit and pine.

Taste was piney hops, some citrus and other tropical fruits, malt and caramel. Balanced and not overpowering.

On the heavier side, but not too thick or syrupy. Alcohol content is pretty well hidden and it goes down fairly easy.

I had been looking forward to this one for awhile and it did not disappoint. Odell makes a nice IPA and it's no surprise that their new DIPA is a solid addition to their lineup. I can see myself picking this up on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 22:44:20 | More by drumrboy22
Photo of bsp77


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

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Best by date of July 9, 2011.

Appearance: Cloudy and pale gold with thick pure white head with nice lacing lines.

Smell: Orange, peach and mango - very fresh and hoppy. Some spiciness.

Taste: Fairly sweet with loads of citrusy and tropical fruit (orange, mango, peach, pineapple). Some caramel malt backing and slightly spicy and bitter on the finish. Certainly sweeter than I expected but delicious.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, extremely creamy and oily body, finish is fairly dry but some of the initial sweetness still lingers.

Overall: Another great beer from Odell and the second night in a row I have had a fantastic DIPA (the other was Central Waters Illumination).

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 21:48:30 | More by bsp77
Photo of gatornation


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

had on tap @ old chicago uptown

A- pours a golden amber slightly hazed color with a minimal head but a fresh collar and lacing

S- was citrus,tropical hops with crisp pine smells

T- was hugh juicy hops in a floral citrus and tropical way..this is a big 2ipa hop brew.malt and caramel make a show to balance out the hops

M- good carbonation with a pungent hop hit ..abv well hidden

D- tasty 2ipa very drinkable if you like floral tropical 2ipas this one is for you ..i will be buying this in the 4-pk when it hits minneapolis end of month

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2011 18:06:20 | More by gatornation
Photo of IPAs4lyfe


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

A: Pours a cloudy amber orange with a decent head that faded rather quickly, lacing is good. Has an inviting brightness.

S: Citrusy hops, grapefruit, some earthy notes of pine, a hinit of honey. Great nose on this beer.

T: Big juicy malt flavor upfront with hints of orange creamsicle combined with tropical flavors of mango and pineapple, giving way to tasty citrus and floral hops, which leads to a danker, piney earthiness. Crisp and clean finish with a pleasant and subtle bitterness.

M: Medium-light mouthfeel, carbonation is good could be better, creamy, great balance. Finishes dry and crisp.

D: For 9.3% the alcohol is hidden exceptionally well, dangerously easy to drink.

Great new release from Odell!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 04:01:27 | More by IPAs4lyfe
Photo of holden303


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

Poured into an Odell tulip glass.

A: Pours a blonde/orange hue with a good finger to two fingers of head that dissipates rather quickly leaving good lacing.

S: HOPS! smells like their flagship IPA on steroids. Citric with a hint of grapefruit.

T: Very hoppy, yet surprisingly well balanced.

M: Decent carbonation, kind of coats the mouth with hoppy-goodness. Great aftertaste.

D: Very easy to drink, as sessionable if not more than their flagship IPA although at 9.3% watch out!

Definitely a great new beer from Odell!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 02:08:44 | More by holden303
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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Old Chicago in Silverthorne, CO. Bartender said it was special only to them, so I had to look it up online on my phone and let her know they they do serve it in bottles as well.

Was served in a funky 10 ounce glass. She said because of the high ABV, they couldn't serve it regular glasses?

A - Golden copper, slight haze due to hop oils. Nice one finger head that remained throughout. Left a lace ring after every sip.

S - One of the best that's had the pleasure to grace my nostrils. Tons of floral, along with plenty of citrus and pine. Beautiful smelling beer. Lets you get ready for what's to come.

T & M - Wonderful floral flavors. Hops are in your face, balanced well with sweet caramel maltiness. Perfect carbonation and very juicy mouthfeel.

D - Becuase of high ABV, a couple will do you. But the ABV is well hidden and this was exceptionally smooth.

Well done, O'Dell. I hope to find some here in St. Louis!

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 14:37:11 | More by StLThrash
Photo of gregshead


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Rich golden color. Good head retention.

S: Lots of tropical fruit and grapefruit. God that smells good.

T: Taste follows the smell. Tropical and grapefruit. the biscuity malt is very mild. Tangerine is the dominate hop taste for me. But the tropical flavors are right there.

M: Nice light feel for a DIPA. Great carbonation. Nice abrasive hops sting the tongue.

D: Its a ripper and a sipper. Rips the tongue in the right ways. Some people may find the tropical flavors not as abrasive as other DIPAs (pun intended). But I love the tropical flavors in IPAs and am so happy to see it make its way to a DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 07:03:42 | More by gregshead
Photo of rye726


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

Really wanted to attend the release for this, as I heard it was a tasty brew. But had the chance to try it on tap while on a business trip. And I must say, nice work Odell. Quality IPA.

Pours an orangish tan with a nice a nice beige head. Nose has a great belnd of floral hops and sweet malts. As does the taste. Really a great IPA. Dare I say Plinyesque? But it really is that good. Great resiny body. I love hops!

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 02:07:46 | More by rye726
Photo of rawfish


4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours hazy due to the hop oils but a sunrise copper hue with a 2 finger parchment head and incredible lacing all the way down the glass. Beautiful beer all the way through the drink.

S - Aroma is a strong indicator of what is to come, hops abound, floral and fresh but doesn't exactly fill the room. Grapefruit, oranges, pine resin and tropical fruit, it's all there with gusto.

T - Lots of citrus hops here with a good caramel malt back bone. Chewy hop profile throughout the drink with a definite change from citrus to pine on the back end. Finishes dry with a resin-like bitterness. Pleasant and smooth, much like the IPA offering but with more substance.

M - Good body and carbonation, dances lightly on the palate active and refreshing. Incredibly smooth to drink and devoid of that sticky, syrupy mouth coating you sometimes get with Odells, incredibly smooth.

D - ABV is so well hidden but you feel it after a couple, definitely a smooth drinker. Awesome DIPA Odell nailed this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 00:01:30 | More by rawfish
Photo of GilGarp


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

12oz. bottle stamped best before 6/21/11.

This is the 3rd bottle I've had over the past week so I'm starting to get to know Myrcenary.

Served cold into a pint glass, it has a hazy light copper color with just a slight haze. The head is thick and leaves some great lacing behind.

Aroma is super hoppy with great fresh citrus. Grapefruit, orange, and lime plus some pine and lemon grass.

Flavor is very similar to their standard IPA so, if you like that, you're enjoy this. Again a ton of citrusy hops but somewhat balanced considering the style. The malts are mostly pale but there is a little bit of caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall a really great DIPA and one worth seeking out. One of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 04:47:58 | More by GilGarp
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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presented to me in a weird 10oz pint glass at Old Chicago. They have this on tap here a week and a half before we are supposed to get it at any liquor stores, strange, but cool.

Golden, slightly hazy straw color with little to no head. Leaves very nice lacing as I drink though.

Not much in the nose for me. Some grassy hops, a bit of bitter resin. perhaps a hint of pine.

Taste is big and nicely bitter with some chewy resin flavor going on. A hint of pine, strong and bitter hop profile here, with a light malt color and flavor creating a surprising amount of substance.

Mouthfeel is substantial and nice and dry with moderate carbonation. A real winner in this category.

Solid double IPA, not my favorite hop profile, but nicely drinkable still and a well made beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 04:08:45 | More by pdoran10
Photo of Domingo


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

Hop oils make this one very, very hazy golden. Yellow/Orange highlights come out in the light. Not a ton of head in terms of height, but lots of lacing going on.
Tropical hops dominate the nose and can be picked up across the room.
Sweet, tropical flavors (pineapple, mango, orange) come up front, but give way for more bitter dank hops in the middle. A kiss of malt sneaks into the finish, but is followed by earthy bitter hops. I like the hop blend they're using because it tends to bring out both the sweeter, fruitier flavors and the heavier more bittering flavors without going one way or another. Reminds me of the really, really good west coast DIPA's and I bet it could hold up in a head-to-head tasting.
Texture isn't too thick or slick, making this pretty drinkable for something so bold.
Excellent DIPA. One of the best around!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 01:15:16 | More by Domingo
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3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As soon as I heard this was on tap at Old Chicago from a friend, I went up there and they had it on there beer menue. Its some kind of Exclusive beer for there St.Patricks thing.

So since its over 9%, they had to serve it in a 10oz glass. No problem I said. Unfortunately it was a stupid very slinder stange style glass.

Upon arriving the color a a darker amber color with a slight white one inch head. Poor head retention with decent lacing though

Aroma was not as citrus forward as I thought it would be. Bready malts with cracker like smell are prominent with a spicy alcohol heat. Faint smells of orange and slight grapefruit is al.

Taste was of slight citrus flavors upfront with the likes of tangerine and bits of grapefruit. Midway some malts come into play with a bit of a barley taste. Pursuing is an onslaught of bitterness that takes it all the way to the finish

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation and bitterness.

Overall I wasnt too impressed. I would like to try it again though under new circumstances

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 01:28:36 | More by tr4nc3d
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,009 ratings.