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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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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 gford217
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

Pours a nice golden hue with slight haze to it with a thick creamy head that sticks stubbornly to the sides leaving s nice cap throughout.

Whoa, the juicy citrus just jump out of the glass with pithy grapefruit, pineapple and, well, more grapefruit. Crisp, biscuity malts in the background that don't interfere much with the citrus onslaught.

The taste isn't quite the grapefruit bomb of the nose but the citrus is still dominant up front, taking on a sweeter more mango-like character. There is more malts than the aroma as well. The finish is bitter but not too astringent.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and completely sticky with hop juice. Just coats the tongue with the juicy citrus.

This is a wonderful citrus-forward IPA and stands up to most West Coast IPAs out there. Thrilled to have a regular supply of this one.

gford217, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul poured into a pint glass. Pours yellow/golden with a white head. Very light color for an DIPA. The aroma has lots of tropical fruits, juicy orange, pine and a ton of floral traits. Behind it is sweet maltiness with minimal toast and a cotton candy taste. Medium body with fairly soft carbonation. The taste starts of with an oily hoppiness that’s drier than the aroma with mango, floral and spicy traits and the malt presence is less prevalent than on the aroma. There is also a cracker taste to it. The finish is quite resiny and clean. This hides the alcohol very well and is dangerously drinkable. Quickly became my favorite Odell brews next to the IPA.

CuriousMonk, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of Schmittymack
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-sorta amber color from a 12 oz bottle into that damn shaker glass again. Nice creamy head and nice lacing that is still present nearly 15 minutes after the pour. Aroma is fruity/citrusy--lemon and orange?? Taste is where this one shine: malt, citrus fruits (definitely orange this time), and a little hop bitterness at the end. Althought DIPA are not my fav, this one is very quaffable. Some say a PtE killer; not sure but since PtE is kinda so -so to me...

Schmittymack, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of bort11
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. A thick foamy head maintains its consistency, leaving tight, thick rings around the glass with each sip. Body color is bright golden orange, hazy and dense through the center.

Smell has a strong tropical fruit, but I'm having trouble pin pointing the fruit. It's not really mangoes, not really tangerines or grapefruit. It's a smoothie blend of all of the fruits. Taste is a lot sweeter than the smell let on. Malts seem to be a little heavy handed, and leaves an artificial sweetener feel.

Mouthfeel has a full, creamy body. This is very filling. It's one of those beers that is a One-and-Done. I'm done for the night after one of these.

bort11, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of blackie
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: poured into a wide snifter, the beer is a rich golden color, topped with a wispy off-white head with good retention

s: fantastic hop aroma - loaded with juicy, pulpy tropical fruits, passionfruit, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple...really just great, mostly sweet and smooth but with a citrus rind acid deep in the background, pale malt body, smells quite sweet with some caramel but mostly lighter sugars

m: carbonated to the low side, body a sugary slick moderate

t: mostly in line with the aroma, but the hop flavors, while still powerful, feel muted in relation to my expectations, or at least less vivid, lots of tropical and fruit punch flavors - mango, passionfruit, tangerine, sweet pale malts, sugary but quickly balanced by a powerfully grapefruit-acid bitter finish

o: the hops really shine here - hugely tropical, and the sweet pale malts give a nice backing aroma without interfering, the alcohol is quickly felt but it remains adequately drinkable

single bottle from the Boulder Liquor Mart

blackie, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of JackieTH
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden-orange with a creamy white head, with a bit of suspended sedimentation even though I was careful to leave the bottom layer intact. Excellent retention and lacing. Nose is citrusy hop and resin with a hint of orange fruits.

Taste was lucious, fruity, but not overly sweet with grassy, citric and resin hops that permeate the taste buds in a pleasantly bitter DIPA way that gives you a bit of fruit-malty sweetness but finishes dry and bitter.

Mildly carbonated, oily mouthfeel with a substantial medium body. Slightly warming, but the ABV is not forward.

An excellent DIPA, enjoyable in every way, yet would not stand out in a DIPA field rich with excellent brews. In other words, we're spoiled.

JackieTH, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful amber with gold/yellow highlights. Big white head.

Big fresh assertive pineapple nose. Fresh, fruity and appealing.

Huge rich mouthfeel with great body and creamy character. Wonderful balance and with a big bright profile.

Gigantic fruity hop bitter flavors that are long lasting, rich, bold and almost daring. This is a rival for any of the biggest and best DIPAs around.

Flavor profiles carry over to a big grapefruit to pine finish.

GRG1313, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of harrymel
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to gwguest for this extra snack!
Best by: 7/26/11

A: Pours a golden straw ale iwth near excellent clarity. Less than single finger of soap-sud white head dissipates to leave a thin sheet of the same. Central dissolving cap. Lacing is thin, but persistent.

S: Wow, canned pineapple (in a light syrup); never had this experience before, and gotta say, I'm intrigued. Underneath, slightest hints of pine. But again, mostly canned pineapple.

T: Sweet and vinous. Very well balanced between the hops and malt. Very well balanced between early, mid and late additions. Fun cotton candy, grainy malt profile. This is a really, really good beer.

M: Medium body with moderate and spritely carbonation.

O: I really can't say anything bad about this beer. Except it's not yet in WA state. Luckily, I know a place...

harrymel, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden yellow, mildly bubbly, with a solid white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Looks like there's a thin mist of sediment hanging in suspension, but it's still mostly see-through.

Smell is yummy piney pineappley hops. I've never smelled a beer with so much pineapple. That is quickly followed by a refreshing light pine smell. There's some malt underneath it, but this one is all about the hops. I get none of the alcohol in the nose.

This is quite tasty. It has a solid malt base that doesn't fight with the hops, but provides a nice backbone for them to build off of. They come through, bringing quite a bit of pine, earthiness, and some nice variety that's tough to describe. I don't get the pineapple sweetness I picked up in the smell. Bitterness is definitely present, coming in pretty early and lingering until the other flavors have moved on. But it's not overpowering, and allows the subtlety of the hops to play.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied with good fizzy, tingly carbonation.

A darn good beer. The smell and the taste don't quite line up, but they're both quite nice. This is 9.3% alcohol? Could've fooled me. Definitely in the upper tier of DIPAs I've had.

zeledonia, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is clear and yellow, with a quarter inch or so of white head. The aroma is really pleasant, with a nice bouquet of floral, hop, and subtle citrus notes. The taste is very nice, with an impressively dry, hoppy finish. Medium bodied, the beer sits nicely on the palate. Alcohol content is impressively well hidden. I'd certainly have this again.

Huhzubendah, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very nice hazy and murky golden amber color with a very nice two inch plus head of 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 floral citrus hops that just exploded with aromas of tangerine and orange with the slightest touch of pine thrown in. The flavor was so remarkably smooth and fresh; it was in a word wonderful. A full on floral hop assault that just did not let up. Great stickiness and dryness to the fell and a taste that was very bright and full of orange and pineapple flavors with the right amount of sugar thrown in for good measure. This was just great, a really nice hopheads IPA and a very smooth brew indeed. I almost found this one to be sessionable, but the ABV will steer you away from that, even though you could not pick up the slightest touch of it in there.

Overall this was a really fine beer for sure. I enjoyed every last sip of this sticky resin filled taste. I would have to highly recommend this one to anyone out there that really loves the hops, this will not disappoint.

mikesgroove, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy light orange with yellow edges and a creamy white head.

S-the nose is subtle, slightly muddled soft dough, a little bit of sugar, bright tangerines do shine through, fairly citric with a bit of pine in there as well. slightly herbal and a hint of vegatal in the back.

T-the taste is more hop forward. light malts, hints of dough, lots of hops, very piney and citrusy, grapefruit and tangerine with an assertive bitterness that finishes clean and crisp.

M-fuller body and a little syrupy, nice semi dry finish, fairly carbonated, clean crisp finish.

D-very drinkable, hides the alcohol very well. some balance, hop forward and clean finish.

cpetrone84, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of bld81
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass:
A: something between orange and yellow, little head or lacing

S: grapefruit, passion fruit, honey, and sweet orange more than anything else

T: refreshing, crisp, nice citrus and sweet pear

M: nice carbonation and settles well, great for the style

D: very high, the alcohol is well hidden by the carbonation and will sneak up on you

Really well done, hope to enjoy another soon.

bld81, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of DearthVader
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

LSUPT coming through again with an amazing box of brew. Thanks for this one Alex!

Poured into my brand new Bruery tulip.

Pours a very pale, murky orange with a vibrant white 1" head.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, slight mango, pine, and some notes of honey.

I really like how this brew tastes. Started off as somewhat of a malt bomb, but as it warmed the citrus hops finally came bursting out. A sweet beginning that leads to an extremely crisp, hoppy finish. Strong grapefruit and citrus flavors.

Medium to high carbonation. Can really feel the fizz once it sits on your tongue. Very easy drinking for the high ABV.

Odell's needs to start distributing to California. I was lucky to receive a sample box of a lot of their brews from LSUPT, but once they're gone, I'll definitely need to hunt down some more.

DearthVader, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of Casey10
3.15/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I received this as a extra so I had no expectations. I read the reviews before tasting so i was excited to try.

Okay tried it this one is okay, maybe had a bad bottle but some of the flavors to me were off putting. I wanted to like it but this was not going to happen. I would be willing to try again just to see if I had gotten a bad bottle.

The flavor was okay slight head nice copper body. The taste and feel were almost copper like.

Again overall I thought this to be okay. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle.

Casey10, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of Glibber
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured slightly opaque amber with a nice 1" eggshell white color. A nice hoppy citrus smell, and smooth clean citrus with a nice hop kick that lingers a bit. I never would have guessed that this is at 9.3%.
I just tried the Odell IPA for the first time, and the Myrcenary is very similar but even better. WOW. This is an impressive beer out of a bottle.

Glibber, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of muttyd
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't too impressed with Odell's single IPA, so I am hoping this one leaves a different impression.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale amber with a thin white soapy head. Decent lacing. Aroma is filled with tons of grapefruit, orange rind, and floral hops. Slightly grainy/malty aromas in there as well, but mostly hop-forward. Flavor is filled with the same citrus fruit hoppy sweetness, bready malts, and finishes with a floral/earthy aromatic hop presence. Bitter grassy notes in the finish as well. Creamy & silky on the palate and well carbonated. 9.3% abv only slightly noticeable as it goes down. Really impressed with this beer.

muttyd, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of ChopperSmith
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy pale golden color. Two finger white foamy head that left nice sticky lacing as it receded. Nice thin white foam cap throughout.

Smell: Wow! Very floral and fruity. Grapefruit, Peach and Apple with a nice sweetness beneath it. A very nice smelling hopped up ale.

Taste: Much like it smelled, floral hops up front and lots of them. Grapefruit and pine flavors right up front with a hop bitterness that gives way to a slightly sweet finish with little lingering bitterness. A very smooth beer for one that's hopped so much. A slight warming from the alcohol on the first couple sips, but no overpowering alcohol taste. Impressive flavor and smoothness for a beer with high IBU and ABV numbers.

Mouth Feel: Light-to-Medium bodied with a little hops bitterness up front, followed by a smooth and slightly sweet finish. Nice.

Drinkability: Very flavorful and easy to drink. Quite a feat for Double IPA like this. The high ABV might make it one to session with cautiously, but it's definitely a beer that will leave you wanting another...and another...

ChopperSmith, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of tavernjef
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear golden hay. Big fluffy capping of off-white foam lathers up quickly. Lots of caked on lacing covers the glass in broken holed sheeting.

Lovely aroma of fresh citrafied hops with a dullish tone of peach, mango, pineapple, tangerine, and orange all melding together like a fine Turkish sherbert. Slight hay and cannibus arise deeper in the background to the nose about half glass though. Exceptional nose! Mellow, yet forward. Complexing and very appetizing.

Taste doesn't disappoint. A brigade of citrusy flavors float together quickly with a tiny tint of bitterness to its overall clean and fluffy citric profile. Fuzzy peach skins loom large with some pineapple and mango tang while a larger orangified profile takes control. Only slightly warm, then mellowing off easily with a bit more peach and some duller breadish and soft biscuit maltyness playing underneath. Finsihes a bit dirty within the citrus with hay and lighter cannibus twisting in some wonderful complexity late.

Medium clean body with a great additional little pull of texture into a fluffy hoppyness and a very controlled, lower-ended citrusy tone of pithy juiced bitterness. 9.3%? Huh? Where? It's only a bit warm thats really no different then some regular IPA's. A very nice attribute to have.

Odell always keeps me interested with their brews and this one definately won me over, and quickly. One exceptional Dbl. IPA!

tavernjef, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of MrTopher
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Duvel Tulip from a 12oz bottle, thank you Jim (RatedZ) for getting me a bottle of this, I hope for more in the future.

A – An inviting golden color, similar to stay but with a hint of orange color. A small white head develops but then disappears rather quickly. Decent lacing as you drink this beer.

S – A lot of fruit in the nose of this one; orange, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and some spring time flowers.

T – Exceptional, its taste like it smells. There is a lot of grapefruit, orange, pineapple and floral in this beer, its bitter but not overwhelmingly bitter. The malt is there, but just to add some body. It’s a very fresh and inviting beer, perfect for a hot spring summer day.

M – Full but without being to heavy. But its also a little on the thin side compared to other DIPAs, but it makes it better and more enjoyable.

O – I had been wanting to try this since release information came out months ago. It’s the best DIPA from CO at the moment, IMO. Its now in my top 5 of favorite DIPAs, just exceptional.

MrTopher, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of turfy
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a bright gold with a 1 finger creamy white head. Slowly dissipated into a nice, creamy film with good lacing.

S - Love the smell! Strong pineapple/ peach/orange aroma that lasts and lasts.

T - Taste follows the smell - sweet fruitiness followed by a good hop bite. Lingering hop bitterness, but the sweet fruitiness is what I remember most. Tends to dominate without being cloying. Nice!

M - Full bodied without being too thick or syrupy.

O - I really liked this. Might be a little too sweet when compared to some of my favorite DIPA's (Pure Hoppiness) but a very good beer. I would drink this anytime.

Thanks to mnbearsfan for the trade!

turfy, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of teetotaler
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

if the lq keeps bringing in little pricey goodies like this,
i'll go broke.

A- pours a clear autumn (could that be hints of green?) tinge. magnificent lacing and a lingering 1.5 inch head

S- clean, bright northwest hops. hints of earth (corn tortillas?)

T- with the lack of hop bitterness, this could almost pass for a generously dry-hopped pale ale. IPAs can be too grassy and overbearing (pliny the elder?), but with citrus (cascade, citra) sweetness right up front, and an earthy backing in the finish; you've had a proper introduction to IPAs. alcohol is disguised until you've already started a fight/proposed/sung karaoke.

M- velvet. i've had barley wines and belgians with the mouthfeel of a shot of robitussin. this one has just the right amount of alcohol and alpha acids to (very) temporarily numb the tongue; leaving a silky, smooth finish. other domestic (coors, bud, miller) beers may boast of a "smooth finish", but after tasting this one, they must mean "it's like water!"

O- though i vacillate between the dark and light, the hoppy and the malty, if i was introducing someone to the IPA world (without scaring them off); i'd choose this one.

teetotaler, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of alli4051
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint

Pours a bright, but slightly hazy, golden color with a matching head. Head is big and foamy and leaves lots of lacing. Smell really is top notch, almost every hop aroma you could imagine, tropical fruits and citrus are most pronounced though. Taste is fruitiness up front with some citrus and a touch of malt to round things out. I feel like this one focuses a bit more on hop flavor than bitterness. Medium bodied. I had high expectations for this one and it certainly did not disappoint.

alli4051, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of arizcards
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four-pack from Total Wine last weekend for $9.49.

Beer poured golden-orange with a decent head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is impressive, tropical fruits are in abundance, definitely a hint of things to come.

Taste is very good, orange and mango lead the hop forward charge, big malts help tame those hops. Hope oils are leaving residual onion in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this is a good beer, well balanced and flavorful. Nice beer, happy to see it in a four-pack!

arizcards, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of StoneTSR
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Sitting somewhere between slightly hazy and opaque, there is no mistake about the Myrcenary’s color – it is bright orange. A small white head formed on top of the snifter before quickly fading away leaving just a scattering of larger bubbles towards the center of the surface and a ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

SMELL: As the head vanished so did the intensity of the aroma. While it lasted, however, the smell was fantastic, grassy, orange-like and very floral. The hops are going to come through strong on this one.

TASTE: The taste of this beer is outstanding. The hops are up front, but with a very sweet, floral and citrusy balance. The grassy aromas from the nose kick in towards the back end of the sip as the overall flavor slides across the spectrum to the more bitter end, preparing the palate for another sweet sip of hop juice. Delicious.

MOUTHFEEL: The Myrcenary is a typical Double IPA in the sense that it has a very oily mouthfeel, but after reading the label I can appreciate it more. Odell’s goal seemed to be to squeeze out every last drop of hoppy oil from the plant, and the result is fantastic.

OVERALL: My first sip of Odell’s beer was at about 1:30 in the morning at Illegal Pete’s near the University of Denver. It was the Red and I remember committing to finding more before I left town. Sure enough, I came across a couple bottle of the Myrcenary and the Odell did not let me down. I’ll be moving to Boulder in July and I imagine this’ll end up as one of my go-to beers. Colorado is going to be wonderful.

StoneTSR, Apr 15, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,174 ratings.