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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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2,356 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,356
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 453
Gots: 306 | FT: 13
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Brewers Haven, Boise ID. Served in a pint nonic.

A: Body is mostly clear pale gold, with lots of carbonation rising. Head is off-white and pretty minimal, as is lacing.

S: Very floral and 'dry' smelling...citrus pith and pine are both pretty big in this one...dank, lots of ripe orange, peach, and tropical fruit/pineapple to a lesser extent.

T: Very high bitterness, pretty dry...lots of floral, sweet tropical fruits, peach, orange, dank resiny character, dried papaya...hint of spice? Malt character is really buried...alcohol is really in check.

MF: Medium bodied with good carbonation, pretty dry finish.

O: A good DIPA, though more dry and bitter than I remember it being. The sweet floral tropical fruit character is there, though it is buried and I would prefer more.

Photo of Pellinore1
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Miamilice
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of TurdFurgison
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of dubinsky
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A – Pours a very hazy and opaque orange with hints of straw yellow. The pour yielded a 2 finger off-white head which fell very quickly forming little islands of foam. The lacing that it left behind was rather impressive. A nice thick sheet of lacing that was almost unbroken covered the entire perimeter of the glass.

S – Huge citrus and tropical fruits dominate the aroma profile of this beer, with hints of pine resinous hops and a light sweet bready malt backbone. This smells fruity and nice, albeit a bit faint compared to some of the usual West Coast offerings in the same category.

T – The taste follows the nose very closely. Grapefruit, pineapple and mango are nicely balanced out by a nice hop bite and bitterness. Slightly bready malts linger on the tongue as the aggressive bitterness recedes. Pretty delicious.

M – Meduim bodied with medium carbonation. This beer is very resinous from all the piney hops and does a wonderful job coating the entire area of your mouth with a nice oily, hopy yet sweet film.

O - A very strong DIPA from Colorado. This is a very easy drinking imperial IPA with an amazing balance of sweetness, bitterness and citrusness (I dont think thats a real word yet). Im very impressed with this beer and wish it was available in California.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
The beer arrives from the tap with a frothy, pale tan tinged head that leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of my glass as I work my way through this beer. The beer is a copper-amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, rich gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells richly laden with hop tropical fruit notes; lychee, ripe tangelo, bright floral apricot and sticky, slightly dank grapefruit zest are backed by softer, but still present, more herbal notes of pine and pepper hemp that is really a sort of dank herbaceous, slightly green character that helps to temper the more prominent hop fruit notes. If you really dig, after the beer warms up a bit, a touch of cracker like malt character becomes noticeable in the finish of the aroma. The aroma of this is just so enjoyable and hoppy, I can’t get enough.

The taste has enough sweetness to carry the ample hop fruitiness found up front through to the finish. It is tempered in the finish by a pine like and dank herbaceous quality as well as a biting, though not overpowering bitterness and a green, hop astringency; this last speaks to ample hops and likely dry hops used in the making of this beer. The finish hop notes also contribute a distinct, woody peppery note to the flavor. The dominant fruit character tastes of lychee, apricot, huge flower-nectar like notes as well as a mélange of fruity citrus-zest notes. As the beer warms up the bitterness becomes a bit more present, and it is accentuated a bit by a hint of warm alcohol that is just perceptible. This is very quaffable, well at least for a hophead, especially considering that this is 9% abv (I never would have guessed how strong this was). The malt character plays purely a supporting role here

This was certainly a nice treat for my tastebuds after the two other duds that I just had. I really like the juicy, hop fruitiness that is in this beer and it is made even better that this is supported by an almost rough, raw, herbaceous hop character. I wasn’t expecting this to be nearly so good, but damn am I enjoying this beer.

Photo of oline73
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Smell: The smell on this one is really mild. Citrus peel hops along with some sweet malt. Perhaps some faint citrus fruit notes.

Taste: What it was lacking in smell, it makes up for with taste. Sweet citrus peel hops along with some pine notes. Malt sweetness balance it out well. The finish is bitter and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I'm not sure why the smell was so mild. It smells good, but not enough. Overall I enjoyed this beer thoroughly and would have another.

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a very hazy shade of yellow with a half finger white head. Lacing is very good. Looks more like a saison than a DIPA, but I adore the lacing on this one

S- a TON of citrus coming out of this one. Smells very juicy. Lots of tropical fruits. Awesome

T- very juicy. Lots of orange and other tropical fruits. Finish is sweet. No bitterness at all

M- a little thick, a little syrupy. Not overly so

O- solid beer. I'd like to try it fresh, as my bottle has a couple months of age on it

Photo of DividedAvery
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter

A: Golden yellow with a very white head, lots of carbonation which builds to a two finger head

S: Lots of tropical fruit and some sweetness

T: That fruit comes through on the taste. Lots of tropical fruit, citrus and some sweetness. The hop finish and alcohol are both muted, especially for a DIPA.

M: Relatively smooth, lively carbonation

O: A Great DIPA, very happy they have been making this one consistently.

Photo of jizfiasco
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to snifter. Good lookin out fortsambo. Perfect almost florescent amber super clear. Smell is tropical punch warm yeasty sweet bread some Sharp spiced rum and faint peppery notes. Taste follows very bittersweet like a dipa should be. The pineapple grapefruit and resin are all there alcohol warm but I can't taste it until it warms. Yeast complexities shine through. Very similar to Troegs beers. Mouthfeel is excellent creammy with a mild oil covering the mouth. I will search for this again!

Photo of modernartblues
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from Notes, Poured on 10.27.11

A - more golden than orange, nice 1" white head, pretty decent lacing....had some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but the glass avoid them

S - citrus and pine are predominant, this bottle is a bit past its optimal drink (but well within its freshness date) and it scarcely shows, this is pretty top-notch nose

T - hop dominated, notes of grapefruit, apricot, also notes of lemon and a healthy does of pine, malt background is a touch of sugar cookie, well balanced and wet (which is a bit unusual for a west coast ipa)

M - smooth and not as vicious as many dipas, still good on the palate and it pops

O - highly drinkable, I would def. purchase this again if I was anywhere near the distribution area.

Photo of andrenaline
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice golden colour with an orange hue, finger of soapy head with solid retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Sweet citrus, lemon grass, earthy pine and a touch of caramel on the finish.

T - Sweet citrus hops dominate, touch of earthiness, bitterness present but subdued and the caramel and toffee comes through on the finish. The higher ABV goes almost undetectable adding a hint of sweetness to the flavour.

M - A tad thin for my liking and could use a carbonation lift, but goes down smooth and finishes surprisingly wet.

O - Unbelievably drinkable DIPA that would satisfy even the harshest of hop critics. At 9.3% this stuff drinks like water, drink with caution.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Boy am I glad to have a bottle of this! From a recent trade with tripelhops, I’m finally getting a taste of Odell – thanks again, Brian.

Brewed less than a month before the date of this tasting (“9/29/11” on the label).

A: Good golden shine from the pour, with a very light orange tint and a nice haziness. A fluffy eggshell head emerges huge above the body, easily four fingers; it comes down slowly enough to leave behind a ton of spider-web lacing. Retention is bubbly and light, staying as a film more than anything.

S: Alright, we’ve got a malt-bomb. Like fruit syrup, their aromas waft thick out of the body, coming up with a strong mixture of dark, gummy candy, very grainy straw, sticky caramel, and bubblegum; nice scents, but you can tell that the malts are the main event. That’s not to say that the hops aren’t pungent: passion fruit, tangerine, and other citrus mix very well, albeit in a resiny (rather than juicy) way. Overall, this is one thick, sweet-smelling brew.

T: As expected, lots of malts: they come off smooth and sticky. Tastes of mild citrus fruits abound, though mango, pineapple, and thick grains come off more than anything. Richly sweet. It’s balanced out by a good hop presence, though, as the bitters come in with a resin pop. Flowery and just a tad piney in taste, they work with just enough power to divert the palate without being too much to handle. Aftertaste consists of spicy pepper and a mild dryness, but mostly earthy/bready yeasts. Good, balanced drink, at least more than the nose lead me to believe.

M: In a word, smooth. It has a certain mouth-coating property that isn’t present in a lot of DIPA’s, possibly due to a certain lack of carbonation. Still, it’s relatively astringent.

O: I don’t usually like IPAs like this; you know, the rich malt-bombs like Southern Tier’s 2XIPA and FFF Apocalypse Cow. Myrcenary, though, is a balanced, drinkable version of that style manifestation. One of the best malt-forward IPAs I’ve ever had.

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3.15/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

Photo of tjkinate
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of zander4dawin
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of Bockrules
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of homersimpson67
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,356 ratings.