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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,326 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 451
Gots: 295 | FT: 12
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 Azurescens
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with best by date 11/29/11 printed on label, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 9/9/11.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden color with fluffy whitish head that leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Big hop aroma both citrus and pine with some pale malt and alcohol.

T: Pretty sweet with resinous pine and citrus hop flavors and some hop bitterness. A hefty amount of pale malt brings some balance with some alcohol in the finish. Definitely on the sweet side of DIPAs, more so than I like.

M: Medium resinous body and moderate carbonation, finishes on the sweeter side.

O: Good easy drinking DIPA, my only real complaint is that it is overly sweet.

Azurescens, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Thanks for sharing Nathan!

Clear amber and orange with a thick nearly white head which leaves spiderweb lacing down the glass.

A very floral aroma, a tad bit buttery, and lots of caramel and toffee as well. There is some mild pine and citrus hop presence as well but I find this to be particularly malty.

Sweet toffee and caramel, some alcohol, pine, and floral notes round out this DIPA. It's far more malt-forward than I anticipated, unfortunately.

The mouthfeel is medium with a high level of carbonation, though a touch sharp and prickly with stinging alcohol.

A decent, malt-forward DIPA, but not one that I have any plans to revisit. That being said, this may have been an old bottle.

ehammond1, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of tronester
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden with a hint of orange. Quite light in appearance for an IPA (which I like). The head is small and off white in color. Smell is a tiny bit disappointing, a bit of cantaloupe and some pine. Taste is initially a wave of sugar cookie sweetness, followed by a little bit of candied lemon. A bit of ethanol is detectable here. It finishes with a quite herbal, grapefruit rind finish. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, low carbonation. Overall an amazing Double IPA, other than the slightly lackluster aroma and perceptible alcohol which bring it's score down a bit. I certainly plan on getting this again.

tronester, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of UofMhedFan23
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A very inviting color for an IPA. Hues of orange highlight the standard India Pale Ale clarity. Clean/sharp white head gives drinkers the idea that a crisp beer awaits. Carbonation matches what one expects for a high ABV%, quality beer.

S: Citrus aromas come clean across the yeast smell and don't distract from the strong hop smell. The smell of fresh flowers are also present when examining the aroma.

T: The front end of this beer is sweet, with citrus notes. The middle is calm and smooth for a beer with a high ABV%. The strong alcohol content never comes across in the taste, which helps this beer's overall score. If able to score on a tenth of a percentage, the taste would be above 4.5. The back end of the beer is almost non-existent, in a good way. I kept hoping for a strong finish and kept drinking expecting a bitter ending. NOPE. Delicious.

M: Light and smooth. It cooled even though I let it warm a little more than usual to see if it would change in flavor. Good overall drinkability from start to finish. Used a room temperature clean Sam Adams perfect pint for the tasting.

O: As a general fan of the Colorado beer scene, I was very excited to try this beer upon first sight in my local liquor store. I bought a single bottle in a Mix-n-Match cooler and will definitely be looking to find it on tap and purchase it in packs in the future. Well worth the money if you like IPA's. Though other cheaper IPA's may satisfy most days of my drinking. Special, but not immediately drive to CO from MN to try on site awesome. Probably a 4.3 on a personal scale.

UofMhedFan23, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of DCon
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 FLUID OZ. bottle @ Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $2.99. Poured from the Awesome Myrcenary bottle that looks like its been through the streets into a Samuel Adams Imperial Pint Glass with no freshness date.

Aroma- HUGE HUGE HUGE citrus and floral hop aroma from the pop of the cap even! Has a high sweetness and tons of power behind it!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head with bubbly head that stays for good time. Has a nice orange body that is semi-hazy (limited clarity), and tons of lacing is left on the glass.

Flavor- Very strong fruitiness but the hops aren't as big as I would like. Tons of citrus and high malts. Has a high bitterness but very fresh and clean.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and tons of citrus lasts all the way through the whole drink.

Overall Impression- A Great brew but wanted more from it. Odell always has a nice brew and usually they are helping push diversity and complexity in each and every style. This one is easy to drink, has a very strong sweetness, and would recommend for those who enjoy IPAs. This one isn't that much more to take down. Enjoy!

DCon, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a cloudy dark yellow with a huge creamy white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing.

The aroma is full of pine and citrus. Orange, and grapefruit dominate with hints of peach, pineapple and tangerine. Spice, black pepper and some caramel get through, but definitely a hop bouquet bomber.

The flavors are ruled by the hops. Caramel, and toast peek through a huge arrangement of pine resin, flowers, orange peel, grapefruit pith, and citrus. Bitter finish, clean malts.

Crisp, creamy and smooth.

Overall, a great, hoppy IPA.

JayS2629, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of LiquidBread219
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Nice cloudy yellow in color, Nice foamy head decent retention, with some decent lacing.

S= The nose had some strong citrus hops you get a strong sense of grapefruit smells great.

T= Taste is great you get that big citrus taste with some pine in there as well

M= Medium bodied, great carbonation.

O= Got this as a extra glad I got this one it was a nicely done beer really enjoyed it.

LiquidBread219, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of Lillie1128
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Terrapin Melting Point pint glass

A - Pours a pretty, clear honey color with a foamy off-white head

S - Clean, crisp nose with lots of hops

T - This is really interesting for a dipa. It's kind of sweet and a little spiced. I detect some caramel notes and then a solid hop finish.

M - Clean mouthfeel, slight carbonation

This has a complex, yet well-balanced taste. I thought I was really in some heavy hops with this one, but it's surprisingly sessionable at 9.3% abv!

Thanks to Sweetwillyrolbar for sending this one!

Lillie1128, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of busterthecat
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up by my bother as a single in Minn. Best buy date of 10/21/11A. Single was priced at $2.99. Poured into SA perfect pint glass.

A- Pours a bright polished brass from bottle that sits only a shade darker in glass. Very bright and pretty clear for a DIPA. A nice tighyl grouped paper white head forms after the pour and stays around for a while. Good lacing.

S- Lots of fresh grapefruit and crisp pine upfront. A slight touch of spicy caramel malt in background. Really welcoming. Medium strength of aroma.

T- Loads of bright tropical and citrus flavors upfront. Ranges from zesty lemon and grapefruit to juicy pineapple and tangerine. Very fresh tasting. Some floral qualities come in finish that remind me of jasmine and honeysuckle. Bitterness is there but not intense for a DIPA. Great taste and quite original.

M- Medium bodied. Pretty zesty on palate. Bitterness is strongest in the finish and end and stays on tip of tongue. Light and refreshing.

O- A very nice clean crisp and refreshing DIPA. I really wish I could have this on a regular basis. Drinks so smooth and easy. Really recommend this beer to all, not just hopheads.

busterthecat, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of claspada
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice translucent golden orange color with a very nice two inch plus white head which leaves some foamy lace and a decent amount of suspended particles. The head faded slowly leaving behind copious amounts of side glass lace.

The smell was overloaded with tropical fruits, mainly pineapple; then floral and citrus hops that just explode in your face. Then you get a little more underlying fruitiness including tangerine and orange thrown in. Slight sweet maltiness is way in the background here.

The tastes begin with the sweet pale maltiness, almost a honey flavor, but then soon you are assaulted with the remarkably smooth and fresh hops. Bright and full of hop flavors; dominant ones being juicy oranges and pineapple. Lesser amounts of bitter grapefruit and lemon rind join the party as well but the tropical hops are the most prevalent.

The mouthfeel is medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry thanks to the alcohol and slightly bitter and sticky thanks to the ample hops.

Overall I really enjoyed this. Reminded me of Three Floyds Dreadnaught because of the extreme tropical fruit hop aroma and flavors; there are slightly more floral hops and alcohol present but still close. Definitely another great DIPA and another great offering from Odell. Would definitely readily consume if readily available. Currently being sold @ France44.com so I recommend an order if they ship to your state.

claspada, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of mikul93
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden, almost orange color. Nice healthy head with nice lacing.

S Pineapple, orange, sweet malt

T Sweet malt right up front immediately followed by big big citrus flavor. Sweetness seems to come back for a second and then the bitter hops kick in.

M Medium body, nice carbonation. Bitterness lingers for a little

O Excellent DIPA. Would definitely seek this out again. My bottle was about a month old so I would really like to try something a little more fresh.

mikul93, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of STKPICR0720
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome brew. So glad I traded for this. Hands down one of my top 5 favorite DIPA's. Very hoppy, full of alcohol and full of greatness. This brew most definitly needs to be sipped. even though it needs to be sipped the alcohol is deceiving. There is citrus and grapefruit tones throughout. Hops and alcohol hit first but the alcohol does not overwhelm here at all. Great brew and a must for any hop head out there. I want a 4-pack in my fridge at all times now.

STKPICR0720, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to mizzouguy for this bottle!

Appearance - Hazy and cloudy orange body. Looks like a Berliner Weisse. Very small head, even in a tulip. A little bit of lacing, but not much.

Smell - Citrus and other fruit sweetness. Very pleasant, without being very strong. Has a hint of pine to it, too, but it's very fruity. It's carried by a hint of malt sweetness.

Taste - The hop flavor isn't as distinct the the taste as it is in the aroma. It fades quickly from the first sip. It's there, just not heavy. Instantly there's a bitterness that carries through the midrange and finish. The malt isn't as sweet as the aroma and really manifests itself in a slight biscuit flavor.

Mouthfeel - On par. Good carbonation, despite the appearance. The bitterness is the lingering flavor, not the more pleasant flavors that faded earlier.

Overall - Good, but A? No. A little rough around the edges. There are other local IPAs I'd drink before this.

Alieniloquium, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of Janderson91
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Crabbicuss for hooking me up with a 4-pack of this delicious nectar. 9/16/11 printed on the label. Enjoyed on 08/25/11.

A - Slightly hazy bright pale gold color with a one finger white head. Large bubbles and leaves good lacing. Looks just like Pliny in the glass with a slight haze.

S - Delicious smelling beer. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, citrus hops are the star. Some sticky sweet malt is present as well as a hint of alcohol.

T - A hop bomb for sure but there is actually a subtle balancing act going on. Very nicely balanced up front and through the middle. Again the nice sticky sweet malts are there balanced by the very tropical fruity hoppiness. On the finish is a huge grapefruit and pineapple hit. Great stuff. Leaves a good fruity taste on the tongue with just a hint of alcohol burn.

M - Mouthfeel is perfect. Creamy with some prickly carbonation on the back end.

O - Overall, this is probably my second favorite DIPA after Pliny and I need to trade for some more soon! Seek this one out, you won't be disappointed. Well done, Odell.

Janderson91, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of crewfan16
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle to a tulip glass.

a-hazy deep yellow/orange. big thick head of about an inch. nice lacing on the glass when the head dies down.
s-lots of tropical fruit. pineapple and pine resin. some malt and caramel sweetness
t-biscuity malt, some caramel sweetness. more pineapple and grapefruit. bitter hoppiness on the finish
m-slightly oily mouthfeel as the carbonation seems a tad light for the style. ABv is not present at all. extremely drinkable.

overall, I really liked this DIPA. I usually lean towards the types with more balance, and this one fits that bill perfectly. Nice hop notes, but nothing overpowering with some nice backbone. Im a big fan of this brew.

crewfan16, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of axeman9182
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to dc55110. This one has a best by date of 10/21/11 and was poured into my Bruery tulip.

Myrcenary pours a nearly opaque tangerine, with the color lightening towards yellow in the right light. The white foam tops out at only about two fingers tall. The head retention is well above average, but the lacing is just average. The nose is a tropical vacation, it's an absolute pineapple and mango bomb, with a bit of peach thrown in as well. There's just a light bit of candi sweetness in the flavor profile to keep things interesting, otherwise it's an all hops affair. Bitterness is enough to grab your atttention, but stops short of being aggressive. The close of each sip is exactly what the aroma promises, a full on tropical fruit assault. Mango has stepped up to tie with pineapple for the lead, with peaches pulling up the rear, and just a drop of citrus juice added into the profile. The body has a little more presence than I might have hoped for, a little more lightness would have done wonders. Carbonation is right in the comfort zone, bubbly and active, though it's a minor, minor quibble that it could be just a little more so. Myrcenary is a solidly above average imperial IPA, and I'm glad I picked up a whole four pack instead of just a bottle.

axeman9182, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of bugaboo416
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle in St Louis and drinking it from a 2nd Shift tasting glass

A: clear golden yellow hue with very little head.

S: pineapple, lightly hoppy, apple-cider like aroma, slightly sweet

T: spicy/resiny, lightly sweet and boozy at the end.The hops are very evident but not a hop bomb and blends smoothly into the beer making it deceptively drinkable.

M: Medium body, lots of carbonation in the mouth

O: This is a very nice Imperial IPA that is blends together excellently.. The 9% ABV is evident but married with the spiciness/resiny, slight sweetness and moderate hoppiness make it a glass you keep picking up and before you know it, the bottle is gone. If the spiciness/resin levels were reduced a bit, this would be an A+ knockout.

bugaboo416, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of jsprain1
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear golden. Head is minimal in size but it leaves some lacing.
S- Citrus on the nose. There is a definite grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma to this one and it is quite pleasing. There is a bit of pine in there as well, but it's really on the backburner.
T- It really is hop heavy. The malts show up midsip with a slightly sugary honey like sweetness, but this is the supporting cast to the grapefruit and pineapple flavor hops. Hops show strong throught the sip into the finish.
M- Resinous at first. Carbonation is slightly prickly at first, really smooths out in the finish.
O- A solid IIPA and one that is near the top of my list.

jsprain1, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of goosewhisperer
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on tap at the source.

a-beautiful golden color with great lacing. The beer is lively with carbonation and nice head.

s-huge amounts of amarillo and chinook hops take ove the smell in a grapefruit, pine and citrus manner. Huge floral nose that also includes mango and other tropical fruits. Beautiful nose!

t-follows the nose. All flavors that are present in the nose go into the taste and then some. There is also a nice malt back bone. There is a flash of bitterness, but the crystal malts balance it out. Great bitterness, but it goes away and is followed by a nice critus flavor. Taste wonderful.

m-perfectly malted and hopped. There is a great finish to the beer. There is so much good resin in this beer.

o-Wonderful IIPA. There is so many good things going on with this beer. I can say that Odell knocked it out of the park with this beer.

goosewhisperer, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Forb
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: Vivid golden body with a sparkling body that develops into a fluffy, sticky head lacing the glass galore.

Smell/Taste: Nose is of fruity elements amid an intense hop aroma. The malt makes it's appearance in the body where there is just enough to elevate this beer to a proper solid DIPA balance.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation with an exceptional refreshing, flavorful finish.

Overall: Highly recommended.

Forb, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of TheGordianKnot
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass from 12oz bottle...

A- Bright crystal clear gold. Large two finger fluffy white head. One of most beautiful DIPA I've seen.

S- Super citrusy. Pretty dank and grassy too, but grapefruit and pineapple are the stars of the show.

T/M- Pine, grapefruit, oranges, slight pineapple on the end. Great balance. Honey is the contributed flavor from the malts. Nice carbonated, medium, refreshing body.

O- No Abrasive here, but definitely one of the better DIPAs I've had. Very balanced and though hoppy, its not one dimensional or invasive.

TheGordianKnot, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottle good till October 21st 2011. Off we go.

A slightly cloudy and hazy body of eighteen carat gold is presented with a solid almost perfect uniform even white head. Very slow rising carbonation hard to see through the haze, the beer appears to be moving if not stuck in slow motion. Some visible sickiness when drinking for the lacing.

Bouquet is an abundance of mushy fruit mostly tropical. Mushed bananas, guava, possibly some papaya, mango extremely thick, very impressive.

Taste is, thick double hopped at first but falls slowly into a light sugar tropical fruit sweetness. Absolutely fantastic texture just the perfect thickness without being too sweet. All the nose notes hit, mango, guava, even some green banana, leaving a very pleasant hop bitter.

Tropical fruits are usually not something I even enjoy, but I love them in good drink. This is a great example right here. Fantastic double IPA here.

smakawhat, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of Tballz420
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Odell Myrcenary Double IPA pours out a lighter-than-expected gold color, medium-sized white head with a lot of lacing. The scent is an extremely floral hop resin, one of the most floral hop scents I've come across. It gets into citrus and tropical fruit tones as well. Very saturated.

As for the taste, the malts are kind of downplayed, or at least they are so overwhealmed that you can't really notice them. Very floral hop mix, with the same interesting tropical fruit tones as was on the nose. You got pineapple, honey, grapefruit, apple, lemon, pretty piney, lots of floral, some spicy warming alcohol which is well-bleneded.

Very unique and very tasty.

Tballz420, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy, near opaque golden orange bodied beer with a small white cap of head.

Smell: citrus and tropical fruits. Some bready malts and corn syrup.

Taste: hop profile is moderately bitter. Hops taste of pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and hint of lemon lime soda. Hefty malt profile that almost overpowers the hops and a little boozey kick to the finish.

Mouthfeel: To be honest this beer is a little bit flat for the style. Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Almost to the point of having a syrupy mouthfeel. What little bit of carbonation this beer has helps to break it up the syrup feel.

Overall: It s a nice DIPA, but nothing mindblowing. It will still hold it own with the mainstream beers of this style. It is a solid beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Mayor of Old Town, Ft. Collins, CO

Poured a clear orange-golden with a small white head, that retained well nonetheless, and left some really crusty lacing. Scents of citrus and pine for the most part. Big hop kick on the tongue right off the bat, citrusy, resin, with a bit of malty sweetness coming in to mellow things out. Alcohol was moderately apparent. Medium-bodied, left a bit of film in the mouth, but still quite drinkable. Not as good as their regular IPA, I'd say.

Rifugium, Aug 16, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.