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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,259
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 443
Gots: 276 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011)
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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
Photo of Cavery
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gift from Chambic, 12oz shared with Klym

Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.

A: a respectable 2 finger head forms over a golden ginger body. A fairly foggy yellow orange color makes for the look of a light and refreshing brew. constellations of spotted lacing makes its way down the glass.

S: Pineapple juice with the addition of concentrated mandarin oranges. A really very yummy tart citrus nose. Pineapple juice gives a quality of the acidity, and a slightly peppery/spicy gives the sensation of crisp freshness. A late middle note of white peaches disappears over a blend of trace alcohol and potent hops. Smells quite amazing.

T: A restrained version of the nose where cloudy soft hops and the taste of unfiltered pulpy juices collide. The taste is like a tropical mango smoothie spiked with hop floaties. A late note of persimmons and apricots makes for a nice contrast to the nose. There is an almost chai. mint, and basil like spiciness from the hop, a unique flavor to a remarkably light tasting 9% ABV DIPA. Amazing flavor driven drinkability. The crystal light of hop lingers finishes out the flavor experience.

M: A soft spoken mouth that continues on the theme of subtlety. Not the driest of mouths, but this doesn't inhibit the presence of the hops. The mouth allows for a remarkably good duet of juice flavor and hop presence. Neither really seems to overtake the other, and a silky wet mouth allows this to happen.

O: I think this is a very refreshing brew. However, at 9% I would have to pull myself from a session of this brew. It wouldn't be that hard to get a pack down, but I'm sure it would take its toll. This is all to the credit of the brew, as I find this to be just a very cooling and revitalizing. My taste buds are wide awake, and I'm getting the most refreshing garden greens followed by thirst quenching fruits. Crazy delicious, but watch that ABV -- you'd swear it's a misprint.

Cavery, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Klym
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a lost abbey tulip. Thanks again to Chambic for hooking Cavery and I up with this in a trade.

A: Pours a beautiful gold, an almost mysterious translucence to this that gives it a great deal of allure. A nice medium-size bubbled white head with spotty but apparent lacing. I really find my enamored with the appearance of this one.

S: Tropical fruits stand out, but especially pineapple. There is a very apparent hop character but it's intertwined with a hint of pistachio that gives it a little savoriness as well as that funky sort of sweetness. I wasn't expecting this to come off so good this far.

T: Starts with a sort of empty mellowed bitterness then bursts into a wonderful medley of tropical fruits and some juicy citrus. Hops come in later but join the party more than they take it over, and eventually it fades into a more sweet tropical fruit/hop/pistachio linger. The pineapple character in this is so much like the meat of a pineapple with less bite it's hard not to believe there isn't actually pineapple in this.

M: Mouthfeel is good, but probably only a step above average. The carbonation seems to almost sit on the top of the beer and so it has a little bit of a flat juice like quality until it thins out in your mouth. Also, I get a little extra biting tingle in the top of the mouth and back of the throat that doesn't always play well with the sweetness of the beer. Finally, perhaps biasedly, I always look for DIPAs to have that crisp, refreshing quality that I think characterizes so many of the great ones. This one had it, but it could have had it quite a bit more than it did.

O: I didn't expect this beer to be this good. This is really tastey and probably the best execution of a tropical-fruit concentrated DIPA I've ever had. Odell definitely has my attention after this. If you're a lover of DIPAs, I think you will be surprised by this beer and find it ranking highly both for overall quality and for uniqueness of flavor. Great drink!

Klym, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of spicelab
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to mulder1010 for sending this back during his trip home. Got pretty high expectations, which usually leads to disappointment... 355mL bottle into a De Dolle stemmed tulip.

Pours a regal gold, clear and bright, with a finger of white head that leaves moderate lace splashes and a slightly raised ring.

Aroma hits as soon as the top is removed. Basically a marriage between tropical and citrus. Orange-and-mango, lemon sherbet, candied mandarin, and strawberries. Just a mild presence of grapefruit and grassy sourness. Moderate pungent malt backbone. Enticing stuff.

Pretty much all the elements in the aroma translate into the taste. The most notable difference is a moderate pine resin character which raises the bitterness a notch or two. Most importantly, it barely dulls the tropical and sweet citrus character at all. Scrumptious.

Full and smooth, but at the same time benign and mellow. Carbonation is spot-on and very well hidden.

Cracking IIPA. Could happily do the whole 4-pack in one evening. Delicious array of hop character and a flavour profile that isn't massacred by an overbearing bitterness, as with plenty of other IIPAs.

spicelab, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of Duff27
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours an inch white head atop a dark golden beer. Great lacing and above average head retention.

S- Citrus first and foremost.

T- Follows the smell as far as the citrus goes. Malt balances it out for the most part but this one really shows off the hops. Hides the 9.3% abv moderately well.

M- Very smooth, carbonation is on the lower end I feel.

D/O- Reminded me a lot of Abrasive, which is a good thing (duh). A clear cut top-tier in a crowded field...a winner from Odell.

Duff27, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one.

A - Golden colored with a slight bit of orange. Hazy, with less than a finger of white head that left a little bit of lacing on the side.

S - Tons of tropical fruits, mostly pineapple (honestly, I can't think of a lot of different tropical fruits, but it seems like more than just pineapple). Some citrus, rind, piney and floral hops.

T - Fruit is not quite as high, with more resiny bitterness than expected based on the nose, and a little bit of alcohol as well. Tropical fruits are still present, with a little bit of honey in there as well.

M - Medium bodied, slightly high carbonation.

O - Good beer, I didn't love it as much as I thought I would, but it's solid, and I got it down easily enough.

AgentZero, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Mycenary pours a hazy golden orange color, with a small off-white frothy head.

Smell: Not much malt to speak of, a good amount of citrus and mango hops, though. Some lemon rind and grassiness in the hops as well.

Taste: The sip starts out with a light sweetness followed by a full hop bill. Grapefruit, mango, and apricot provide the fruit flavor, with some pine and grass present as well. No real lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Oily hop residue, light creamy carbonation, and actually a little dry for a DIPA, all wrapped up in a medium body.

Overall: I found this to be a good, although somewhat typical tropical DIPA.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of Supes
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Golden with a slight orance haze. Pours with a little head that leaves. Little lacing

Smell- A good mix of grassy and citus hops. A little lemon and orange.

Taste/ Mouthfeel- More of that hoppy goodness I love. A very smooth blend of hops with a citrus middle with a little bite and the end. It lingers a bit then falls off your tongue. Doesnt destroy your palate like some DIPAs Nice medium body.

Overall- A tasty brew indeed. I will be putting this in to my regular rotation. In this price range I dont know if it gets much better for the style. A very drinkable DIPA that you can sit down and have more then one of at a time.

Supes, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of Nugganooch
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My very first Odell's brew made possible by trade with Mid - Many thanks bro!

*Bottle dating 08/16/11A - to pint glass

A: Myrcenary pours a clear golden straw colored pale with a thin half finger cap of off-white foam and a stainglass like lacing to it.

S: Aromas are pungent with a spicy pine and floral hop character.

T: Tastes of sweet hop juiciness! Tropical and citrus fruits. Resinous pine cones. And an overall sugary honeysuckle malt flavor that finishes dry. Slightly warming to the throat. ABV's present but incredibly masked for 9%+.

M: Very light body for such a big DIPA! Smooth and creamy texture with a sticky sleekness on the palate.

D: Pretty dangerous on the drinkability front. Massive hops and light body makes this one easy to forget just how big a brew it really is. Falls a bit on the sweeter side of IPA's but with a nice dry crisp finish.

Great introduction to Odell's and not sure why this one doesn't recieve as much hype as others do. It's right there with Hopslam IMO.

Nugganooch, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

After spending the previous three days in the Rocky Mountains and ending my evenings around the fire with Odell's IPA, I was very excited to see this upon re-entering civilization.

On tap at Oskar Blues Grill and Pub in Lyons

Pours an orange tinted yellow with an initial head that leaves minimal lacing. Surprising as this was a nice smooth hop bomb that I anticipated would smother the glass with webbing. A minor ding here.

Smells of raw orange peel and rind with a soft malt presence beneath. Very much like an amped up Odell's IPA, which is a solid start.

Damn this is nice. Very, very citric: sharp orange peel, loads of orange, juicy, pulpy, fresh squeezed hoppiness. A Tropicana slamma. Waves of bitter peel and pine wash over the pulpy goodness. Vibrant and luscious. Mellow biscuity malts lay a foundation that is summarily slapped around the grove of Florida's best.

Medium bodied, juicy, full, and nary a hint of the near 10 percent this supposedly packs. As I drank this I turned to wife and said that it had been a while since an beer stopped me in my tracks so unexpectedly. A very well done and delicious beer that I am happy to have grabbed some bottles of.

BarrytheBear, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of beagle75
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and plentiful eager streams of bubbles rise through the column.

S: Potent West Coast hops show plenty of grapefruit and pine, with an additional layer of less-intense green herbaceous plant stems. The most intense hop aromas are short-lived, however, disappearing after a few minutes. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with sharp hop aromatics similar to the smell but less complex. Significant toasted malt provides balancing backbone, while acidity is restrained. The flavor sweetens slightly in the middle, with esters and alcohol becoming more influential in the presence of elevated caramel malt. Bitterness develops a bit before the finish, where it grows further in intensity, becoming robust and distinctly like grapefruit peel.

M: Medium viscosity, resinous and initially smooth on the palate but then developing acidity as it warms, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: An enjoyable combination of qualities make this a remarkable DIPA that is, without a doubt, the best of the style that I have encountered outside of California and Oregon. It is all about the hops here, and this beer is able to channel a fairly focused West Coast bouquet. Look for flavors that can't quite live up to the dazzling early hop nose.

beagle75, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of Bubba83
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Bruery tulip at 45 degrees. Presents a peachy orange with some soft bright white foam resting on top, about one finger width after a brisk pour. The head settles down rather quickly into a thin ring that managed to lace quite well.

The smell reminds me a lot of Citra DIPA, but perhaps a bit more mellow. A nice pleasant floral bit up front followed by all sorts of tropical fruit including mango, pineapple, papaya, and some grapefruit. A decent amount of pine and lemon on the back end. A decent whiff of alcohol melds with the rest of the aromas.

Tastes very nice. A nice big rush of that tropical fruit mentioned in the aroma followed up by a good bit of pine and solvent like spice. The alcohol is definitely involved, but it's not overbearing. I don't really get any malt flavor, except for maybe a slight light breadiness.

Mouthfeel is pretty much what I'm looking for in a DIPA. Pretty big, oily, smooth, perfectly carbed, definitely not overly spritzy which I find can detract sometimes from DIPAs.

It's great to see a Colorado brewery come out with a beer like this that so closely resembles the great west coast IPAs I've been enjoying out here for so long. This truly is a masterpiece.

Bubba83, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of smulkowski
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada goblet.

Appearance: Golden honey amber, one inch head rather quickly dissipating but clinging to the sides, vivacious lacing.

Smell: Like Sweet Baby Jesus kicked me in the face with a hop-filled booty. Citrus, citrus, citrus. Like I am being buried to death in grapefruit rind.

Taste: Grapefruit attack, fading to a nice very bitter aftertaste. Some maltiness, but bitterness dominates, which might be saying something because I feel like my tastebuds have been overassaulted by hops because I love them sooo much.

Mouthfeel: Nice carb, somewhat creamy, relatively thick, om nom nom nom nom.

Overall: This is certainly one of my top five beers. Out-fricking-standing. I like it a lot.

smulkowski, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tasting glass. Thanks to Guy for sharing.

A: Crystal clear gold body with a thin head of fine white foam. Ok.

S: Very citrusy, biting aroma - lemon, orange, and faint malt. Very nice.

T: Delicious hoppiness up front, with tons of creamy yet intense citrus. Light biscuity malt leads in to a long, bitter finish. Faint earthiness. Excellent.

M: Light + lively. Very fun, but it doesn't quit stand up to the flavors.

O: This beer does a great job delivering complexity and intensity without letting its substantial ABV get in the way of the flavors. I love the regular Odell IPA, and this one didn't disappoint either. Great beer.


woosterbill, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of climax
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a SA Perfect Pint, this one glows gold with a tall frothy head. The large bubbles slowly burst as the beer lazily fades.

The aroma is assertively hoppy, yet not overly so. The citrus and pine notes are easy to take in, and there isn't too much in the way of sharp soapy boldness. Some sweet bubblegum and mango flavors massage the nostrils. The alcohol sure is hiding in there because it doesn't announce itself.

I'm pairing it with a modest pepper jack cheese and they compliment each other nicely. The taste is once again relatively tame for an Imperial, but all the flavor is there. Passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, pine, and herbs make for a nice hop profile. The alcohol (9.3%) is once again super sneaky because this one is going down quickly.

The slick thick feel has a nice chewiness to it. The carbonation is light and unobtrusive, yet the bite is appropriate. The most interesting part of this one is the body. This is a solid well-rounded beer. It may not have the adolescent attitude like it's double IPA counterparts but perhaps it's just grown up a bit.

climax, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a tulip it pours a hazed golden orange, with a finger of white foam on top. Immediately it begins to lace as the foam settles. Swirling cirrus skim across the top, with clusters of larger bubbles clinging around the edges. Delicate lace sticks to the glass and lasts until the glass is drained.

Huge tropical aroma, pineapple, sweet orange, peaches. A musky, catty component lends pungent force that overwhelms at first. Wee hint of alcohol as it warms, characteristic for a DIPA.

Fruit forward flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, and grapefruit. Tropical citrus melange that's pretty intoxicating at first. Soft mellow feel, dense with hops and malt alike. Bitter grapefruit aftertaste, hop forward and brash as a DIPA should be. Mellow feel, smooth with sweet hints of lightly bready malt and residual tropical fruit hoppiness. Medium to low bitterness, the light sweetness nearly overtakes the bitter element, but in the end it's pretty evenly matched.

Almost as good as Double Ninja, almost. Pretty awesome in it's own right however. When judged objectively on it's own merits and not against other beers, it stands out as unique.

emerge077, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of iSip
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just when I thought my IPA season was ending and moving into the summer wheat beer mode, I came across a four pack of Odell’s Myrcenary Double IPA. And what a find! This is the best IPA I have sampled out of a long list of very good IPAs.

This beer pours with an un-assuming head and soft golden color, lighter than what I was expecting for a double IPA. But the aroma makes up for it, the aroma is huge and hoppy wonderful. And it gets better when you take the first sip. A big malt flavor greets you and slides right into lots of hoppy overtones and undertones. It’s a great ride, really flavorful and complex, with no bitter or bite. You really have to try this IPA for an experience beyond what you though an IPA could be.

iSip, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell The Myrcenary

"Named for Myrcene, a component of the essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway."

Clear, golden-hued, under a beautiful, cloudish cap of snowy white foam, lace-leaving and long-lasting.An excellent appearance for a double IPA.

Aroma: prickly pine, citrus and tropical fruit, slightly honeyish. Pungent and floral, indeed. Excellent aromatics.

Tasting it: Easy entry on the palate, with hops bitterness quickly catching up and taking over the tongue. Tickles and prickles, sends tendrils of sensations up, down, and out of the mouth. Tiniest spark of sweetness, barely perceptible, flanked at all sides by tasty, tasty blasts of hoppitude.

Oily is right, this one has all the essentials, in good supply. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish, and utterly delightful for a hophead like me. Yeah, these guys know how to do it, and they do it, how they do it. Mmm, mmm, mmm.
Just perfect.

feloniousmonk, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a great trade from mattkooler.

Pours a very light fizzy head over crystal clear straw pilsner color.

Nose adds lots of fresh hops, some fresh oily hop resins with some musty hop aroma, some pine, a bit of citrus, light tropical fruit, a nice character of earthy chewy hops with that, and a nice malt to anchor it.

Taste starts with fresh hop flavors, a bit fruity and juicy hops, then comes a bit of the tropical fruits and citrus hops which are not heavy but enough to detect, then more of the earthy hops which also get a bit chewy, and finally finishing the hop character with a bit of the piney resinous oily fresh hops but not a lot. None of the hop characteristics are very dominant, but there are plenty of layers that add to the complexity. A nice malty backbone help to keep the beer together, with a little sweetness and a little booze. Towards the end a slight piney juniper like hop character, with a bit of mint come through, bringing it to the still sweet finishes. It started fairly bitter and gets even more bitter on the finish, adding more earthy and chewy hops and much less of the other hop characters. The finish is a bit sticky as well with just a hint of booze and malt lingering.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, decent carbonation, and hint of booze, and pretty sticky.

Overall a good DIPA, nice malty backbone, layers upon layers of hop complexity with a nice earthy chewy hop backbone and malt base. A bit a booze, and heavy bitterness (esp on the finish), and sticky finish make it tough to drink, but tasty, anything more than a 12oz would be very hard to finish.

jlindros, Jun 27, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,259 ratings.