Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,360
Reviews: 515
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 455
Gots: 310 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011)
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Photo of tobelerone
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is like the regular Odell's IPA on steroids. If you liked that one, you'll like this one too. It even looks pretty much the same: hazy orange color, nice fluffy off-white head, smooth sheets of lace. All the vivid tropical fruit aromas and tastes of the IPA are present here, with a subtle malt sweetness and a slightly more noticeable alcohol presence. Still, this is a dangerously drinkable beer. The carbonation and finish are just about in the middle...lingers very pleasantly for a short while.

This is, to me, an ideal DIPA...All of the incredible pineapple/grapefruit flavors I love are here in force, never overwhelmed by either booze or bitterness. The maltier aspects of many DIPA's are downplayed here, which I appreciate, because all of the subtler flavors avoid getting stepped on. Just fabulous.

When are they coming to East Coast? Wanna drink these beers a lot more often please!

Photo of BrewerB
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this beer for some time now, enjoying a lot of offerings from Odell. While ordering some Surly 5 online from France44, I noticed they had this in stock and added it to my total.

This medium golden elixir is offers just a slight chance of fog, light foamy clouds sitting atop, lingering. Carbonation steadily streams up from the bottom.

Clear blue waters, white washed sandy beach, this aroma offers a delightfully intriguing tropical aroma. Freshly sliced pineapples, mango. Is that a bite of passionfruit lingering in the background? Alcohol is certainly noticeable but not unpleasantly hot or solventy. Aside from the tropical fruits, detecting some floral aromas as well. All in all this one is a treat to take in, I could sniff this one for hours!

While pineapple may have dominated the aromas, the flavors meld way into more of the citrusy/grapefruit and piney/floral variety. There's still a tropical fruity essence that won't be kept hidden but I'm having trouble labeling it. The bitterness is intense but clean. Snappy, dry medium finish, leaves a bitter impression.

Medium-light in body, moderate in carbonation. Smooth.

What I enjoyed most about this great beer is the variety of hop flavors that made trickled their way through the senses. While the aroma was tropical fruit-forward, the flavor leaned more on the citrus/piney side while still keeping up the IIPA-level that is promised. Very drinkable, deliciously well made. Get this distributed in California!

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

A: A cloudy golden pour with a nice big fluffy off-white head. Decent lacing and head retention.

S: Boatloads of citrus and tropical fruit. Absolutely delicious.

T: Pretty much the same as the smell. Tons and tons of citrus and tropical fruit up front. The caramel malt kicks in towards the middle and helps balance it out before the bitterness gets overpowering. Aftertaste adds a bit of nice sweetness for a beautiful smooth finish. Just a tiny bit of alcoholic bite in the aftertaste.

M: Smooth, good carbonation. Slightly drying especially in the aftertaste.

O: A great DIPA for the fruit lovers. Surprisingly well balanced, not a bitter bomb but the tropical/citrus flavors are abundant everywhere.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a thin finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down slowly revealing some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of lots of citrus hop aroma, with some grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and other tropical aromas. There is also just enough sweet caramel malt and candied sugar aroma to balance things out.

T - Starts off with some pretty big citrus hop flavor with some nice bitterness. Lot of tropical fruit and citrus flavor here. Through the middle, the hop flavor keeps it up with some sweet and bready malts coming in from the background. The finish is still hoppy and bitter with some nice sweet caramel and a touch of candied sugar that lingers.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a nice dry kick and some syrupy and resiny feelings.

D - Very drinkable. The 9.3% abv is dangerously hidden here. I really like the hop profile from start to end as well as the hop malt balance, spot on.

Photo of Poorpatz
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the twelve ounce bottle into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. A strong white head about half an inch formed. The head stayed for a few minutes as I first sniffed the aroma I can smell citrus and what seems like pine, smells very nice. The color is a strong golden yellow. My first sip is a very nice citrus flavor followed by a mouth drying burst that makes me want to have another sip. For a high alcohol beer this is very easy to drink I didn't notice the alcohol in the flavor. Overall a very enjoyable drink I am looking forward to having the other three of my four pack.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for another bottle of this to review.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, pale, bright gold. Head is bright-white, fluffy, and sticks to just about everything. Nice carbonation pulls from the bottom.

Smell: Loads of pine, grapefruit, and citrus rind. Roasted malts provide a nice counterpoint, but this thing asserts its hops. Faintly sweet. Touches of mint, tobacco, and strawberries. Loads of hop aroma, but it's all tempered by a sweet malt presence. Incredibly clean for a such a big beer.

Taste: Grapefruit, juicy fruit, and pine resin. Malts are distractingly sweet. Straight bitterness comes through the pine and citric rind. Faintly toasted malts. Alcohol asserts itself and never really lets up. Sticky and full of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Borders on full. Dry on each sip, but it never stacks. Carbonation is solid. Just the right amount of everything for the style.

Overall: If I could drink this as my go-to DIPA, I would. It's got a ton of flavor and drinks like a champ.

Photo of Kadonny
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Received in a trade with antlerwrestler19. Thanks Kyle.

A: A light golden color with a tint of haze to it. One finger jet white head leaves nice glass lacing.

S: Sweet fruits with citrus and piney notes. A sweet sugar and caramel malt comes out along with the alcohol. Nice smelling beer.

T: Ah, love the tropical and citrus fruits. Grapefruit, tangerine and some pineapple and a hint of mango mixed with a pretty heavy dose of pine and some woody earthy tones. Sweetness comes in a sugar form with slight caramel and encompasses the beer. The hops come back with the pine notes to finish but leaves little bitterness as the sweetness stays around. Nice finish that lingers with sweet. Alcohol creeps in too.

M: Medium to full, sweet, prickly, some alcohol warming. Nice carbonation, almost perfect.

O: A really, really good DIPA that couples the tropical and citrus with the pine and wood notes. A real nice balanced beer that swings so slightly towards sweetness. Still, a winner here as was Odell IPA. Very good IPA lineup by them.

I've been wanting to try this beer for awhile, and it does not disappoint. I got a four pack in trade, so I still have 3 more to enjoy....yeah!

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a very light golden color that is perfectly clear with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles and a nice two finger head that is pure white and lingers for a long time, leaves a nice silky lacing on the glass
S: nice grapefruit scent but it is backed up by something deeper and almost earthy
T: begins wit a bit of dark citrus then is backed up with a nice earthiness similar to leaves and ends with a slight woody taste and slight alcohol burn
M: very little carbonation in the beginning then moves smoothly across the palate and ends with a bit of alcohol burn, leaves a nice taste in the mouth afterwards and surprisingly does not leave the mouth all that dry as other DIPA's do
O: a great representation of the style, very smooth, a bit too aggressive to be highly drinkable but still very solid, refreshing, and crisp

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.

Photo of ehammond1
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-tinged golden color; three or four inches of foam cap the liquid and leave streaks of lacing behind; great retention

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus, with tangerine and pineapple

Taste: Fruity, right up front, with the tangerine and pineapple flavors joined, at mid-palate, by a biscuity malt character; the bitterness builds, after the swallow, though the fruit flavors fade a bit into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Another wonderful beer from the brewers at Odell; can't recall having a loser from them yet

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.

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.

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.

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.

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,360 ratings.