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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

2,263 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,263
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 443
Gots: 277 | FT: 11
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 deapokid
3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to vasdef42 for a couple of bottles of this one.

Liquid possesses a translucent, golden color with a creamy white head and pencil-thin lacing. Carbonation and body are both a tad lifeless, almost resembling the filtered look of a light lager.

Scent is rather bitter, focusing on an earthy hop aroma. Malt, booze, caramel and citrus sweetness are in the background, but do provide some much needed balance.

Flavor opens with a hearty warmth and pronounced maltiness. This is all but overwhelmed by a massive, grassy hop blast, that comes equipped with a mild garlic flavor and staggering booze wallop. Despite the best efforts of the warm caramel and buttery malt, the dryness profoundly resonates, making for a confounding flavor profile.

Mouth opens smooth and sweet and closes with an earthy, extremely dry, bitterness. I'm very intrigued by this savory aspect, but I've gotta admit that the lingering notes are as pungent as a raw, red onion and rather unpleasant.

The paths this beer takes are new to me and the dryness seems to be more welcome in the muskiest farmhouse ale or red wine. Despite my reservations, it's still quite original and I'm obviously in the minority when it comes to my unfavorable opinion.

deapokid, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of tjkinate
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to buffs9, I really enjoyed this one.

A: Poured into a standard pint glass which produced a beautiful 2+ fingered, foamy, off-white head that exhibited strong retention and lots of lacing. Body is a mostly transparent deep yellow and has bubbles rising throughout the tasting.

S: Am I in a pine forest? I also detected floral and grapefruit citrus notes.

T: Pine dominates at first, but once my pallet adjusts I found this brew to be rather well balanced. The malts that follow the hops are semi-sweet and really help mellow out the aftertaste.

M: Crisp upfront, silky smooth on the tail end.

O: I have drunk some of the top DIPA's (Heady Topper, PtE) in the past week and I have to say this one isn't as great, but it's definitely on the same level. Awesome brew.

tjkinate, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Jason of Chubby Brewing (best brewer in Indy) for the hook-up!

Hazy golden with a pretty cream colored lumpy head that leaves fine lace on the glass. Dank, fruity hops with a mild hit of caramel malt in the nose. A beautiful hop-bomb, pine sap and grapefruit pithe with caramel slathered toast all in beautiful harmony. Medium bodied with a slick hoppy mouthfeel that finishes resinous and delicious. A fabulous beer.

biggred1, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of zander4dawin
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A light straw colored beer with a thin head. Definitely not a malt forward IPA. HUGE floral notes on the nose with some pine and boozy sweetness to it. Taste has great hop flavor and bite without becoming over the top bitter which makes for a double IPA with world class taste and drinkability. 9.3% ABV dangerously concealed and drinkable.

zander4dawin, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of Bockrules
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a clear orange-gold with just a few bubbles lazily rising to the dense, two-finger, white head. Head stays completely intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind curtains of lacing.

S - Big punch of floral hops riding on a caramel malt backbone upon opening the bottle. Picked up some spice orange in the glass.

T - A little malty up front with a smooth body of tropical fruit flavors and caramel malt with restrained floral hop notes. The beer seems to explode as it passes over the back of the tongue: floral hop notes are tripled in intensity and the caramel backbone keeps up. The beer finished crisp and leaves a long lingering floral hop aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with with moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth for a double IPA with little hint of the 9.3% ABV.

Myrcenary is obviously based on Odell IPA: but with everything dialed up a few notches. The characteristic incredible smoothness for such a high ABV is here, as is the attention to appearance and aroma. Whereas IPA tastes more like an ESB, this double IPA comes off like a summer beer until passing over the back of the tongue and making it's true intention of an IPA known! All and all an excellent brew that I was happy to select for my birthday this year. I hope that the local grocery continue to carry it as it is great for special occasions.

Bockrules, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice, very dark and hazy gold. You know, my first double IPA was probably 7 years ago--a Rouge x2. And I think I still base my opinions of how good a DIPA looks off of that. This comes close.

Smells not nearly as yeasty as the Rogue, nor as nicely astringent hoppy as, say, Dreadnaught, but still very aggressive, balanced, and variegated. Big citrus nodes, big pine, and a malt that's biscuity and lively and not at all syrupy.

Tastes like it smells only, unfortunately, the malt nodes dip into syrupiness near the back end. The overall product is still very nice--aggressive but drinkable and balanced, but it's not the complete package the aroma had led me to hope for.

mynie, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of homersimpson67
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So far this is my top Ipa, waiting for Pliny the Elder to prove me wrong.
Appearance is great, again golden copper with 1 finger lacing, incredibly inviting thanks O' Dell.
Smells incredible, floral and spice full of those hops that we love so much, they really put it together with this one.
Love this taste, similiar to Two Hearted IPA but even better, you have to try if you have a chance, really that good.
Mouthfeel, once again superb, all u can imagine and better, I do love this one they really got it right!
Overall excellent hard to improve on perfection!
Will definately try again!

homersimpson67, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to RuckusDu for this one.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. Just one finger of creamy white head. Retention is about average and a small ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: The hop aroma is huge and comes in a combination of floral, pine, citrus, dank herbal, and cat piss. Mango and papaya are the leading fruits. Malts are decidedly bready with perhaps a touch of yeast.

4.0 T: Hops are again the focus. Lots of citrus with mango, papaya, orange, and some pineapple. Beneath that there is pine, grapefruit, and dank cat piss. Again the malts are bready and a mild yeastiness persists. Mild bitterness that lingers somewhat into the aftertaste.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Really nice creaminess to this and smooth.

4.0 D: Really good beer. Jam packed with flavor. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the breadiness. I don't care for that flavor in DIPAs, but this is so good that I have no trouble looking past that.

DavoleBomb, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of pBRale
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a warbled mug and thoroughly enjoyed to the very last sip.

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep gold to pale amber pour with a foamy, creamy, dense off-white head that is slow to settle. Solid head retention (a nice foamy mound of head is left even to the bottom of the glass). There is also a nice lacing patter of sticky streaks left behind.

Smell: Huge citrus and grapefruit aromas along with a massive floral nose, and a big fruity, estery aroma. There is a hint of caramel malt but it is very subdued.

Taste: The smell pretty much sums up the taste, although the taste is a muted version of the smell in my opinion. In addition, there is a grassy taste midway to late in the taste that hits the palate and stimulates it very well. A nice finish that is surprisingly warming, considering I didn't taste any alcohol when the beer was going down.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. A smooth, coating feel with a clean crisp finish.

Overall: An excellent DIPA--there is no way I could taste it at 9.3%--beautifully smooth with exceptional drinkability. A truly great beer.

pBRale, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of TapsSportsBar
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There are two beers that can stop time for a few moments when I take the first drink.

This is one of them. Odell has created the standard by which I compare DIPAs.

Poured in a rinsed glass at room temperature, I found this beer to have bold aroma and flavour that sprints across your pallet. The tropical citrus that Odell talks about also makes itself known on the nose, and with a crisp finish.

TapsSportsBar, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of david131
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark yellow/ light orange liquid with thousands of tiny floaters. The head is thin, white, and splotchy.

S- Pine, passion fruit, mango, citrus, pineapple, and caramel. At first it didn't really stand out but it really grew on me.

T- Pine with a bunch of fruitiness that was picked up in the aroma. There is a nice enough malt backing to keep things balanced out.

M- There is a bit of a bite from the carbonation with a dry and oily hop finish.

O- A very tasty take on the style. The alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Memorable and recommend.

david131, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of stabzmcgee
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet candy-like floral, resinous and hoppy aroma. Appearance is modest, golden with slight translucency. Taste is extremely resinous, citrus fruit. Oily and long-lasting palate with a long finish. An extremely oily but delicious beer. Resinous to the max!

stabzmcgee, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of kyleelton
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice clean head that fades away quickly. The very orangy cloudiness beautifully leaves legs on the side of my snifter, as tiny bubbles make their way to the top.

The smell is intense. Citrus sweet lemony smells. I can smell those hops, but this one doesn't skimp on the malts, either.

This is obviously a very hoppy beer. There is a very intense sweetness in the back.

Crisp mouth feel. I'm also getting plenty of alcohol.

Really nice DIPA. I'd heard this compared with Pliny the Elder, but I wouldn't go that far. Maybe a bit maltier than I'd hoped, but still great.

kyleelton, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear straw color, lighter than a Single IPA. 1 inch head.

Smell is really, really good. When I put my nose to the glass, I get punched in the face by citrus hops with hints of citrus. Smells very bitter as well.

Oily hops really come out to assault you, but its very balanced. Those citric hops are there. It feels really slick while going down, very oily, very smooth. The bitterness comes somewhere in the middle. Malt is chewy, and just kind of flashes as it comes then goes just as quickly.

Body is light, yet still packs a punch. Not really an assault as much as I would have thought, but still very good. Balanced, sweet, and bitter.

VncentLIFE, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of Humulus85
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my snifter. It produced a dense, white, one-finger head. Moderate retention and some very nice lacing. It's a vibrant golden color and a bit hazy.

Smells of floral and fruity hops. Lots of hops. Maybe a touch of booze.

Loads of fruity hops upfront. I get apricot and maybe even a bit of mint. A touch of sweet malt in the middle reigns the hops in a bit. Rounded out by a clean, dry finish, with a hint of alcohol.

Great mouthfeel. Coats your mouth with a wonderful layer of hop oils. Super smooth for over 9% ABV, and not nearly as bitter as some DIPAs. Very nice.

Overall this is a very clean and drinkable DIPA. Definitely recommended to any hophead or even the new BA looking to try a good DIPA. Cheers!

Humulus85, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of zachary80
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 11/18/11

Pours a moderate creamy white head that doesn't last for very long and leaves thick lacing. Pleasant golden-orange body.

Smells very citrusy, definite sweetness present too. Hard to pick out any details.

Flavor profile is hop dominated, with a subtle balancing sweetness. The hoppiness seems to lend more flavor up front than bitterness, which comes through in a lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy for a DIPA. Somewhat smooth.

Overall this is a good double IPA that I am happy to have but it is not groundbreaking.

zachary80, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - nearly clear deep golden, thumb of creamy head held its ground well
S - prominent floral and earthy aromas, biscuity malt, light fruitiness
T - a big burst of fruit followed by oily earthy and floral hop flavours, toasty biscuit malt, earthy finish
M - medium to light with refreshing carbonation, strong bitter with a hint of alcohol heat
O - hop mix makes this both unique and a winner, the alcohol complements the brew, a must for any hop head

joemcgrath27, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours a hazy, straw color with an off white head that sticks around. As soon as you pop the cap on this brew you can smell the hops. I love that buttery, citrus aroma. Each sip of Myrcenary is so smooth it almost hurts. The citrus flavor shines thru and marries oh so perfect with the bitter twang. It is amazing how that citrus flavor just hangs around. The alc. is lost in there which is great but it all works together for a velvet like finish. I love this beer. My 2 fav DIPA's are now both out of CO. This and 471 should be in my fridge at all time.

lonestar4lunch, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of Spider889
3.48/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery.

Very dense white head, heavy wall of lace. Excellent clarity.

Smells of fresh pine bough, pungent hop bitterness, and a bit oily, with hints of citrus, though nothing like I was expecting from the description/reviews.

The taste is very bitter, almost slightly medicinal at times, but soon enough citrus wades in with some pineapple and grapefruit flavors. These are missing a certain oomph though... like the hops were accidentally tossed into the boil 10 minutes early.

Soft carbonation with long, lingering bitterness.

Overall this is a good fix for the average hop head, but it was just simply not all that memorable.

Spider889, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of mobius387
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at republic in minneapolis

appearance: pours a very light yellow, moderately transparent with some floaties that stay suspended in the beer

aroma: i get only faint smells of citrus fruits, light tones of pinneaple but nothing else i can distinguish. the beer could maybe use a bit more dry hopping to add to the hop aroma?

palate: a moderate to heavy body in the mouth, even taste that runs up along the sides of your mouth. the bitterness starts to come out the longer you hold it

taste: this is where this beer shines! the citra comes out in full force, with strong grapefruit flavor and maybe even a creaminess to it that reminds me of a malty beer. the taste stays in your mouth for about a minute too, which is great since the 9% abv demands that you enjoy this beer slowly. it doesnt taste too boozy tho

overall: one of the best dipas ive had, but not the best. didnt' get too much smells from it, but who cares when a beer tastes this good. very jealous i cant pick this up in wisconisn

mobius387, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of paxchristi
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a classic hazy, DIPA dark yellow/amber color with about two fingers of frothy head that disappears in about a minute or two leaving head and lacing stuck to the sides of the glass but hollow down the middle. Leaves some pretty intense lacing down the glass as I drink. Looks totally classic.-- 4

Smell: Pretty intense, oily nose with just a bit of booze for a little burn. On the front is some very juicy tropical citrus notes that stick to the nostrils followed by some really big floral and pine notes. Grapefruits, pineapples, tangerines, flowers, pine trees, passion fruits, and other citrus notes. If a beer could smell like where mountainous greenery and tropical ambiance meet, this one definitely smells like that. It is an unbelievably fragrant DIPA...probably the best I've had. Somewhere in there is a very slight maltiness that gives a bit of balance. But this is without a doubt going to be hop-forward-- a legit 5

Taste: BAM! Big hop bitterness in this one-- very oily, fruity and floral hops but pleasantly oily for the sake of the power to stick on the palate. Malt is more obvious in the taste than in the nose, but it is near the very bitter finish. Some booze as well to provide some warmth and a nice wrap-up. The dryness and the juiciness fight for the right to be called the finish.-- 5

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation to highlight the intensity of the hops. Oily in the mouth-- even moreso as it warms. A real cult mouthfeel, but once you "get" how its working with the greater body of work in this brew, its spot on.- 5

Overall: An outstanding DIPA. It's every bit as good as Ruination, Double Jack, and Ale Mucho Hoppo (to name a few of my personal favorite DIPAs). This will go toward the top of my favorites list. I'll revisit this one very soon. A true hop-heads delight. I'd say its the best DIPA in "fly over country" and will give any coastal, hop-forward DIPA or IPA a run for its money-- even the legendary Pliny. I'd also claim that this is better than Hopslam. A truly grand effort that requires commitment, love, and a real commitment to understanding its depth. A true beauty.-- 5

paxchristi, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: two finger head, foamy head. Gold with amber hues.

S: very floral with a musty and pungent hop aroma.

T: more floral with mostly pine in the background and some citrus notes. The hop character is decent but a little dissapointing for a DIPA

M: moderate carboation and medium body.

Overall: not too bad but still not the kid of DIPA I want.

kylehay2004, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to quirkzoo for this 4 pack.
Pours a very clear orange
Smell hits you well before you stick your nose in there
Taste - grapefruit and pineapple in a bottle! Great citrus taste without the bitter sour taste. Mouthfeel is thin to medium which is perfect for this offering. Overall this is an excellent DIPA.

HopDiggityDawg, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of aasher
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I received this bottle in a recent box from BrewerB, thanks Brian!

When I opened it I was instantly hit with a nice array of pineapple and crispy piny hops. It pours a light bodied very bright gold in color with a one finger white head. The flavors are a nice mix of pineapple, citrus, clean and light pine and a light honey malty sweetness. It's very, very good. I love IPAs that aren't loaded with caramel malts. The alcohol isn't very noticeable at all. This one is light bodied and very easy to drink. Very easy. It's just a nice combination of aroma, flavor, and drinkability. Very good beer and well worth the try.

aasher, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of paperbackfoster
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A completely opaque pour the color of straw, with a head that only reaches a half finger. Good retention, and decent, solid lacing.

S - Citrus and pine. Grapefruit and orange over a light base of resinous hops, with light hints of gingery sweetness. For a double IPA, though, it’s an incredible lack of smell.

T - Aggressive pine hops are balanced out by rather tropical fruit - pineapple and mango seem to step in with the grapefruit and orange. The malt carries notes of caramel and sweetbreads. For such a light scent, this flavor really kicks you in the tongue. Hits hard, carries off dry.

M - Almost like a ginger ale. The sweetness and carbonation really lend themselves to the overall feel and flavor.

Overall - A strong player in the DIPA style. The hops, while plentiful, play in a more unique way than this beer’s peers. Holding back in the aroma and steering clear from that traditional hoppy bitterness, this hop profile is all about an acidic feel and fruity flavors. I feel there’s almost more bitterness from the yeast than the hops. I’m always a proponent of the bitter start/floral finish hophead IPAs, but this ‘Myrcenary’ upsets the status quo without apology, and with success.

paperbackfoster, Sep 30, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,263 ratings.