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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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2,174 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,174
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 441
Gots: 253 | 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 ocelot2500
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden orange color with a frothy white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing.

Smells of citrus and tropical hops.

Tastes of good citrus hop notes and a solid malt backbone. Hops arrive upfront with a grapefruit, mango, and pineapple character that also has some floral notes to it. Caramel malt backs everything up and provides a nice sweetness to bitter hops. Has that bitter/unripened fruit feel to it.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a good DIPA that I am very happy to have year round. This is a great addition to O'Dell's lineup and I only question why it took so long to make its way there.

ocelot2500, May 14, 2011
Photo of HEADYGLASSdotcom
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice Clear Golden color Poured into a clean over sized wine glass. Constant small carbonating bubbles keep a small head left on the surface of the beer. Alive and inviting!

S: Very perfumy and floral hop smell. Strong citrus notes of grapefruit and clean lemon.

T: A great taste of hops for a DIPA. One of my new favorites for sure. Very Clean and refreshing. Well balanced with hops being more flavorful than malts which I appreciate a lot in my DIPA's.

M: Good mouthful and just enough carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable. Clean after taste.

O: Love this beer! Everything about it is great. Will definitely always be in my fridge. Odell's won with this one and everyone should try it at least once!


HEADYGLASSdotcom, May 14, 2011
Photo of EricCioe
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours totally transparent bullion gold with a two finger white frothy head that dies down to a thin sheet leaving spotty lace. On the nose the hop profile is the most floral I've had, with loads of fresh citrus, mostly grapefruit zest. There is maybe a little pine sap further back, but the citrus is front and center. In the mouth the bitterness is gigantic, the front of the tongue being almost completely neglected, leaving freshly zested grapefruit and orange further back. The finish is long, slowly fading in bitterness, with a perfect body, neither thin nor annoyingly thick for the style.

Overall, this is a great DIPA. A great extra from SalukiAlum. Thanks for this one.

EricCioe, May 14, 2011
Photo of MnChEn
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Translucent gold with a reddish tinge. Bright white head formed on surface. Lovely bright hoppy smell upon pouring. At first, strong American hops shine through, but leave very little bitter aftertaste. Highly drinkable. I'd want a bit more of a lingering hops taste. Overall, a great beer.

MnChEn, May 13, 2011
Photo of fear025
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aroma:Tons and tons of citrus in the aroma, both grapefruit and orange.

Appearance:Cloudy, golden in color, very little head that dissipates quickly.

Taste:Amazing citrus flavor on this one. Sweet and well balanced. Nice bitterness too, but very pleasant flavor. On the backend, some maltyness makes itself known.

Mouthfeel:Light to medium, good carbonation, high hop astringency.

Overall:This a very tasty sweet IIPA full of sweetness.

fear025, May 13, 2011
Photo of FanofHefe
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No dating on the bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Light orange body with slight amount of haze. Creamy one-finger head that leaves some decent lacing down the glass.

Aroma jumps out with grapefruit, pineapple and mango notes. A touch of sweet, bready malt in the background, but the fruity, citrus hops are dominant.

The flavors definitely follow the aroma. Sweet citrus is more dominant in the flavor than the more bitter tastes like grapefruit, which is still present nonetheless. A little caramel malt blends in to round out a fairly balanced DIPA flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and the obvious oily hop presence. No substantial notice of the alcohol adds to the drinkability. A liitle sweet overall for a DIPA for my tastes, but still a very solid offering.

FanofHefe, May 12, 2011
Photo of dudemuskie
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up trading beer at DLD 2011!

Appearance- Tight bone white head sits atop a deeply golden, brilliant brew. Some patchy lacing chases each sip up the side of my glass.

Aroma- Over-ripe pineapple flesh, bright fresh cut grass, a kiss of phenolic alcohols, and a whisper of sticky sulfur. Faded biscuity malt far in the background.

Flavor- Starts with a pungent punch of grassy, resinous hops and opens to a ripe fruity middle with more of that sulfur, though its not offensive. Leafy hops with more pungent herbal notes and a bit of floral character round out the finish and give the malt a small crack to shine through with a hint of biscuit-like flavor. Pungent, almost perfume-like hops linger well after exhale and are quite lovely.

Mouthfeel- Sticky, resinous, mouthcoating hops that you can feel on your teeth. Low-medium CO2, medium-full bodied, super hop-centric. Cant tell if its residual sugars or just massive amounts of hop oil, but theres something definitely sticky about this one. Slightly warming in finish, but definitely doesnt feel like its 9.3%!

Overall- Incredibly assertive hoppiness in this beer. Aggressive. Sticky. Mouthcoating madness. I like it. A lot. The sulfur notes take a bit away from it, but not enough to make a fuss. The finish is really incredible in this beer. Will definitely seek out more!

dudemuskie, May 11, 2011
Photo of Miketwolf21
3.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had hopes for this beer.
Smell- it smells very sweet. I get mostly grapefruit but also, mango, alcohol, pineapple, and pine. This smells a lot like hop slam, but with a slightly more pine.
Taste- Mirrors the smell. I think there is way too much residual sugar. This sweetness does prevent any lingering bitterness. the hops should be able to breath a little bit instead of being suffocated in syrup. Hop slam is even less sweet.
Mouthfeel- syrupy. Good carbonation, but the sweetness killed it.
I do not appreciate hop candy beers. Odell has not impressed me after trying their 90 shillings and Red ale also.

Miketwolf21, May 11, 2011
Photo of MooreHopps
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a medium head, cloudy deep yellow.

S- Great nose. Pine and citrus, very strong aroma from this one.

T- Wow...from the nose I was expecting the flavors to be more harsh, but this is overall a fantastic and smooth IIPA. I think the name of this one is taken from a compound in hops, Mercene. There is something different about this one I cannot put my finger on, but I would anticipate this is it. A very unique but balanced flavor.

M- This one goes down pretty smooth, but nothing special about the feel. Hits the tongue a bit hard but comes into its own nicely.

I wasn't expecting this brew to be as good as it was, but for anyone who likes big IIPAs, it is definetely worth the taste.

MooreHopps, May 10, 2011
Photo of rpstevens
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice extra from holden303, hadn't reviewed a beer in a while so I thought I'd sit down with this double IPA to end my day. Poured from a bottle into a dogfish head shaped pint. The beer pours a nice hazy orange with a thin white foam head. A few swirls of the glass leave sheets of oily sticky lacing behind.

The smell is nice. A blast of grapefruit, lemon zest and hints of mango and pine. There is a little nectarine sweetness that suggests some malt, but it's a nice citrus sweet, just the kind I like. The nose is too faint for high marks, but very solid.

The taste follows the smell closely. The grapefruit, lemon and pineapple dominate first and foremost, followed by a bitter pine characteristic. There is a quick flash of citrus sweetness, along with some candied sugar, but that is quickly washed away by bitter orange peel hoppiness.

The beer is well carbonated and the alcohol is well hidden. I think my favorite abv for a double IPA is 8%, anytime a beer goes over 9 the alcohol sweetness just slightly intrudes on all the hops I crave. This is a really good double IPA, not on par with Pliny, Abner or Heady Topper but very close. Glad I got to try it.

rpstevens, May 10, 2011
Photo of KCHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not to play favorites, but Odell IPA got me to be a hophead long ago. I feel like Odell's water source must be perfect for hoppy beers.

This pours a yellow, golden haze, yet when settling pretty clear. The smell doesn't quite hit pliny but lots of grapefruit/citris hoppiness. This is not a malty hop bomb like Maharaja, but more like Pliny where it does a good balance of malts and over-hoppiness. At 9.3% you can barely taste the alcohol. Silky mouthfeel which I credit the water again.

I'm glad this hop juice is available to me.

KCHopHead, May 09, 2011
Photo of shawnp
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a duvel.

A: Pours a hazy deep copper/blended gold with a two finger egg shell head. Good lacing and retention throughout consumption.

S: Hop forward with excellent citrus notes and pine hops. Grapefruit and lemons are predominant here. A little caramel runs deep in there too.

T: Taste matches the aroma pretty well. I get a bit more malt than the nose.

M: Myrcenary is very balanced. The hops and carbonation are blended very well. A little on the thicker side but not enough to make me think twice.

O: I enjoyed Myrcenary. I've had better but I'm glad Odell put this into their regular rotation. A very good DIPA I could see being a stable in my fridge.

shawnp, May 07, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had enough of these in bottle form to get a good idea of the beer.

a-pour with a good head, murky golden in color. Lacing is great, head never breaks. I like the sediment at the bottom. In this case it is a result of Odell's new centrifugation process that keeps a lot of the oils and protiens in the beer. I got all of it into the glass and you can tell!

s-more obvious in bottle form is the fruit, grapefruit, pine, and pure hop smell. Smell opens up nicely with it warming up in the hand. Tons of complex notes here.

t-Excellent. Great balance to the hops with malts, but it is a hop forward beer. Taste gets more complex with time and warmth. Hard to tell this beer is 9%+. No heat or harshness. The bottle I got was bottled a few days prior to my tasting, so this had some great fresh hop to it. It is not one dimensional hop with more hop beer. It has a lot of undertones to the flavor that closly follow the nose of the beer. Great finish that last for a few, but is clean after it leaves.

m-oily, and a little sticky. This beer has great body that suits the profile well. Not thick, but not a watery beer. Coats your mouth and delivers the flavors well.

o-I can say that this beer will not let a DIPA lover down. It starts out well and keeps my intrest through the serving. I think this rivials the Pliny's in all fields. Odell's hit it out of the park with this beer, glad it will be around all year. This is the biggest beer from Odell's offered in a 12oz format.

, May 05, 2011
Photo of colforbin73
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

absolutely terrific IIPA! don't pass this one up... apparently named after MYRCENE an "essential oil of several plants including bay, ylang-ylang, wild thyme, and hops."

pours a pristine light, golden amber. this is like pure fresh lake water.... one of those lakes where you can see 20 and 30 feet down -- clear all the way to the bottom. some hints of grapefruit in the nose but also a rich oiliness...

the drink is really excellent. fruity hop resins upfront, and then a strong hit of bitter -- but it is like a tart candy... the malt base is really strong, it provides the perfect sweet richness to support the over the top fresh hop profile.

this is an impressive beer. i am very happy. this is right up there with Pliny and the rest.


colforbin73, May 05, 2011
Photo of jwinship83
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle picked up in a trade at dark lord day. thanks mnbears fan! drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a translucent lighter than expected light golden orange colored body with a small bright white head on top. the head doesnt stick around for too long, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- woah, hoppy. the initial whiff brings forth lots of hops. very heavy on the grapefruit with lesser other citric smells (orange zest and pineapple). there are also piny hops in here and some floral notes. sweet caramel malt backs this one up at the end.

T- the taste starts out with some sweet caramel malts and some ligth toasted bread like notes. after that this beer becomes all about the hops. lots and lots of grapefruit. some pineapple, orange zest, and floral hops come through also. a moderate amount of pine comes through.

M- the body is on the lighter side of full. the carbonation is on the lighter side of average. there is a mild warming from the alcohol.

D- this is a pretty intense beer, even for a bigger style like DIPA. glad i got the chance to try this. ill look for some more if i find myself in an area of distribution.

jwinship83, May 04, 2011
Photo of buffs9
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, of-white head of foam. Looks beautiful

S - smells strongly of grapefruit, orange and pine. Smells very "fresh"

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

M - Very clean and crisp

O - Absolutely love this beer. Probably my favorite IPA

buffs9, May 03, 2011
Photo of cpolking
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark honey golden with a hint of orange with a half inch of head that leaves lacing down the glass. The aroma is a very strong tropical fruit, a bit of melon and a slight sweetness. The taste is sweet, massive tropical fruit, a sweet malty pastry undertone and a slightly bitter finish. This is a delicous hop forward tropical fruit DIPA. It drinks quite smooth for 9.3% ABV.

cpolking, May 02, 2011
Photo of hopsbreath
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Buffs9 for suggesting this to me in our recent trade. Before he mentioned it, I had never heard of it. Into my Duvel tulip went a 12 ounce bottle.

A: Crystal clear pale gold, three finger soapy white head that never loses its full cap, crazy lacing. 5/5

S: I just died and went to the tropics. Canned pineapple, fresh squeezed orange juice, and mango make this a citrus bomb. It could have some more depth to the hop profile but I still dig it. 4.5/5

T: A touch of sweet malt give this a solid backbone to support the ample amount of juicy hops. Again with the pineapple and tropical hops taking the forefront, a semi-decent dash of grapefruit pith give a nice lingering bitter finish. It definitely has a purpose by my assessment. This is no Plan killer, it's a Hop slam assassin! 4.5/5

M: Full, creamy, and a low amount of carbonation. Finishes fairly clean. 4/5

O: I like this a lot. It's among the best American IIPA's I've yet to try. I have a feeling that like a lot of similar beers, this is definitely one that is going to lose a lot of its panache the longer it sits on the shelf. Get one of these NOW! 4/5

hopsbreath, May 01, 2011
Photo of jzeilinger
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear gold color, mild carbonation, and a nice fluffy white head.

S - Aroma is grapefruit and floral, some pine, and a biscuity malt background.

T - Taste is pretty balanced and stable throughout. A biscuity malt base lays a stable undercoating for the hops to come rolling in over the top carrying mostly a grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and pine flavor with them. The fruit bitterness is moderate but not agressive and blends well with the malt. There's an ever so slight spicy character that adds a really nice touch.

M - The body of this beer is thick, and errs on the side of medium heavy. Very smooth as it rolls over the tongue and coats the mouth with a layer of fruit and a semi-dry finish.

O - This is a definite winner and worth checking out. I'm really enjoying this big beer from Odell - nice job!

jzeilinger, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe.

Beer is yellow with a nice white head that leaves some lacing on the glass, retention isn't great as it appears to be on the lighter side of carbonation.

Aroma is quite floral and mildly earthy. Some citrus hops in there, seems like a little bit of an aged aroma.

Beer is medium in body, mildly sweet on the front with a nice grinding earthiness to the body that fills out on the end. Good finish with strong bitterness, overall a decent IPA. I'd like to try it on draft sometime.

drabmuh, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of Tripphop
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color, crystal clear, with a pithy white head. Sticky lacing is left on the sides of the glass. Aromas are great, floral and citrusy, excellently hopped. Taste is smooth yet stiff, the big abv is masked well with a huge hop forward smack. Lots of resiny hop and dried apricot. A solid DIPA, send me more. Thanks to daniloknezic for the tasty extra.

Tripphop, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of CliffBrake
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ncmussell for the sample.

Light orange color with good clarity, a light head, and modest lacing. Pretty good appearance for the abv and hop content.

A fruity nose. It is hard to pick out the individual notes - maybe apricot, maybe melon. But definitely a big tropical fruity/juicy hop flavor. Malt sweetness shows in the middle but is brought into check by a sharp hop bitterness at the finish. Everything seems well balanced and harmonious. Very crisp and clean for the style.

Medium body with a juicy, mouthcoating feel. I could drink a bunch of these - but I better not at 9.3% abv. A standout amongst the burgeoning crowd of dipas popping up almost daily it seems.

CliffBrake, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, golden color with some hazed and white head that laces nicely.

Smells of hop (pine, citrus, fruit) and some malt.

Has a fantastic hop taste, not as fruity as Pliny....a bit more earthy. It is bitter but almost perfectly bitter and the finish is great.

Full mouthfeel yet still drinkable. The alcohol is really well hidden.

Wow, I am really impressed with this beer. It is what I wanted from Pliny in some ways (not to discount that beer in ANY way, and Pliny does have a longer, more satisfying finish)...an amazingly smooth DIPA that really shows off its hops. It has enough punch to be interesting without being unbalanced.

Of all the breweries I visited in CO this month, Odell was my favorite and this is an amazing beer to reinforce how cool the brewery and its beers really are.

TenHornsProud, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of trappistlover
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle). Pours hazy golden color with off-white head. There is some nice lacing and moderate carbonation. Aroma has citrus/grapefruit, some pine and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste has a nice sweet malt and a balanced hop bitterness to it. Medium to full bodied with an oily texture. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. This is a very nice balanced beer and the abv is hidden well.

trappistlover, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of HosP
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Again got this beer from Patchmaster. Drank right after an Odell IPA. Poured into 3Floyds pint glass.

A- Pours very hazy, darker golden, orange in color. White head with good retention through the drink.

S- Hops come full front in the nose of this. Citrus and pine aromas almost all the way through. Doughy malt hints at the end but tucked in well behind the hops.

T- Taste follows the nose well. Hops up front with malt balance towards the end. Citrus, pine, grapefruit hop flavors give big flavors. Bitterness is what you would expect, pretty aggressive. Bready malts give try to give some balance, but don't take away from the nice hop flavors.

M- Medium body, not quite full. Moderate carbonation.

D- Very nice DIPA. One of the better ones I've had. Like mine more hop heavy and this was right there. Big thanks to Blair for hooking me up with some Odell goodness.

HosP, Apr 27, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,174 ratings.