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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,268 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,268
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 444
Gots: 278 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011)
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Photo of mrandypandy
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle given go me as an extra by a friend (pullen). Many thanks!

A- Pours a slightly hazy mango/orange. Small whispy white head leaves average lacing. Good.
S- Big, bold citrus hops with a splash of pine.
T- Not as powerful as I was expecting, which is not a bad thing. Nice sweet, fruity hop flavor which is pominent yet somehow restrained. Balanced and not too bitter. Well done.
M- Medium body, thinner than I was expecting for a DIPA but it works.
O- Pleasantly unexpected but tasty and drinkable beer. With so many DIPA's out there it's hard to find new ones that impress, and Myrcenary does not disappoint.

mrandypandy, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of ChadQuest
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small snifter, this one is really light color resembling a light pale gold or straw color, looks good with random bubbles lazily floating around.
On both the aroma and palate this has so little malt bill leaving it dry and clean letting the hops show through in detail. this is how a proper ipa should be. There is a pleasent amount of tropical hops only overcome by some wet grass and flowery esters and even more light fruits such as pears and crisp red apples. A great hop combo that is an excellent summer ipa.

ChadQuest, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of Sean9689
3.2/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for this one. Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color, off-white head, thin collar, large bubbles on top are left behind after the initial pour.

S - Lots of hoppy bitter notes, dank, lemon peel citrus.

T - Very hoppy, slight citrus, strong sweetness. The finish is harsh herbs or something medicinal, which I really don't enjoy at all. Up front, this beer isn't bad, but the finish harshness of the finish isn't so good.

M - A bit too light, light carbonation, oily finish.

O - Slightly above average. A little too watery for me on the mouth. The real killer here is the finish, just terrible even though the rest of the taste is good. No more for me, thanks. Can't recommend.

Sean9689, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of bennetj17
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold, very clear, with only the slightest bit of haze. The head is fairly thin with white foam that leaves a lasting ring. Carbonation below doesn't seem all that active, however. I like the aroma as it has an intense hoppiness similar to the regular Odell IPA, but it's brighter with more subtlety.

Dominant floral and citrus hop character in the taste, the finishing bitterness is not too intense. The malt is in fact not showing itself too forcefully, making it hard to believe this is 9.3% ABV. It's a honey, bready maltiness that allows the hops to shine through nicely. The mouthfeel does a good job of not seeming syrupy or thick, and the carbonation is moderate and creates a soft foaminess on the palate.

Overall one of the better DIPA's to hit the market in recent times. If it were a few years back this would be top 25 material, but there is just so much competition nowadays, though I guess that's a good thing. I can't believe how drinkable this beer is, it really goes down like a single IPA. As long as this is fresh and readily available I will be buying some more...

bennetj17, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of dirtyskunk
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best DIPA I have ever had. I've had it twice on tap now and a few times in bottles.

It pours with a beautiful head that lingers nicely with good sloppy lacing. Same clear, medium golden straw color as any IPA.

The nose is amazing. Possibly one of the best smelling beers of any style that I have encountered. Tons of hops that are all over the place, tropical fruit and citrus, floral and herbal tones in the back.

Everything in the aroma is magnified on the tongue. Too many fruit flavors to list them all, and it's kind of a rorschach ink blot for the tongue anyways. There's just enough bitterness that you can tell this is a DIPA but so much sweet citrus fruit and floral flavor that it's unlike any other IPA I've had. This tastes like the same direction as the Dogfish 90 minute, but even better to me.

Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, especially on tap, this beer is just luxurious.

Best DIPA I've ever had. I will get this every time I see it on tap.

dirtyskunk, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of alexhahn82
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -- Very nice appearance with 1 finger head. Totally dominated by carbonation that bubbles up from the bottom of the glass.

S - Smells lightly sweet and very muted overall in nose.

T/M - Tastes very pungent (in a good way) which is a very unusual but nicely distinct hop prifle. Very nice medium malt that comes in second to the hops. The carbonation does not overpower anything about the mouthfeel.

Overall - I had there Pale Ale earlier and wasn't impressed, glad I gave this a shot, 9.2% ABV is well disguised and has lots of hop bite to it!

PP (Price Point) - Wife purchased the four pack for me, unsure at this time, guessing it was. (UNKNOWN(

alexhahn82, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicious IPA with bold and resiny, drippy hop goodness of citrus, earthy/herbal, and fresh wet-hop grassy character.

Myrcenary pours with a near-brilliant medium golden color, a medium density of froathy white foam, moderate lace, and good retention. A good looking beer, but perhaps a bit of coarse filtration has helped the haze but hurt the head chracter just a touch.

Vibrant aromas of tropical and citrus fruits blend with herbal grasses and spruce for a complex aromas with the nuances of tangerine, pineapple, catty-garlic, fresh cut grasses, and a tinge of lemon- all backed by a thin caramel barley malt scent that lurks in the background.

Flavors are just as descriptive, but not with the intensity or zeal that is promised by the nose. The light caramel taste delivers the base malt presence that IPA's deserve, but none more. This allows for the on slaught of hops to deliver the bold tropical, fruit, and herbal flavors at mid palate and extending through 'til the development of resiny bitter hops in the finish. Delicious and balanced, but taking the foot off the pedal from what was experienced in the nose.

Medium bodied, the beer has a mild early creaminess that develops into a timid malty mouthfeel with mint, herbs, and alcohol dryness that seeps into the aftertaste of citrus bitterness and earthy grass in aftertaste.

In some ways the beer reminds me of Sculpin IPA and Lake Eerie Monster, but with a thinner body and less consistency as the beer moves from aroma to taste to mouthfeel. But still a wonderful beer that deserves celebration, over and over again.

Thanks given2flybrewing and bbehr!

BEERchitect, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of BeerAmbassador
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden hue, pours a two finger head with a bit of lacing.

Aroma is grapefruit, passion fruit, and lime.

Flavor pretty much follows suit, pretty sweet up front with a nice bitterness on the end.

Nice mouthfeel, really creamy carbonation, although I wouldn't mind just a touch more.

A really nice DIPA from Odell. Very affordable as a singel as well.

BeerAmbassador, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of vande
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ a bold, golden yellow with no head....an extremely thin lacing laying along the circumference of the beer as it stands in my pint glass

S ~ Hops upfront -- citrus, grapefruit, some pine? little Lemon? little floral...very pleasant though!

T ~ bitter bite right away, finishing strongly with that grapefruity smack across the palate....funny, I don't think I like grapefruits, as I don't eat them, but I'm enjoying this brew...Big citrus fruit on the palate..Strong

M ~ Decent feel here. Definitely makes your mouth "clench" as the beer reaches the oral surfaces...

O ~ Glad I was able to snag some from a friend traveling north bound from St. Louis... I could drink this one again, but would have to space them out over a couple of nights... Too many in one could kill my palate for awhile!

vande, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a golden orange hue witha sudsy white head. Thin lacing, but catches light well: photogenic, I'd say.

Smell -- Hmm... raw sugars, tropical fruits, cat pee, and a sprig of mint. Certainly unique. I'm intrigued, though this smells a bit on the sweet side.

Taste -- Honey and crystal malt sweetness meets resin, menthol, and a double-dose of Simecoe-style cattiness. The tropical fruit notes are still present, though not nearly as up assertive as in the nose, which is strange since the malt sweetness really should've put these characteristics front and center. The finish is where things start getting weird. There's a distinct bitter herb/vegetal flavor. Lingering flavors of minty hops and cane juice.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied, perhaps a bit fuller, with very mild carbonation. Not keen, sorry.

Overall -- There has been a lot of ballyhoo about this beer, and after this bottle I don't think I'm a believer. While definitely good, I don't think it lives up to the accolades. That said, it's a solid, go-to regional DIPA.

yeahnatenelson, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has no signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left some lacing on the surface and down the edges of the glass.
S: The hops contribute moderate aromas of grapefruit to the smell.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very citrusy and filled with flavors of grapefruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink considering its strength and doesn’t have any hints of alcohol in the taste.

metter98, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of jamespub
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- bright, clear, light amber color. A fantastic specimen. Pours with low carbonation for the style with a remnant of head remaining around the edge. The color is hypnotic.

S- Great hops, fruity, crisp, sweet. begs you to drink it.

T- Incredible flavor. Myrcenary's flavor is only beat by Hop Slam in my book. Full of great hop flavor, fruity, delicious. Not overly grapefruit-y, but still has a subtle citrus flavor. It is unique, and has managed to separate itself from most all other IPA's I've tried. Not incredibly malty, but oh so delicious.

M- Crisp, clean, with a lingering bitterness that sits pleasantly on the tongue. It really isn't bitter till the aftertaste, but even then, it is very pleasant and welcome. Smooth and easy to drink, especially after a long, hot day.

O- I wish I would have purchased this beer sooner. Another great brew from Odell. This is the 2nd best IIPA that I have ever had. I will be getting more. And for $10/4 pack, it is very reasonable. Do yourself a favor and get some.

jamespub, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of claytong
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Taste damn similar to a Pliny for me which i had like 3 days ago. I'm no IPA drinker though.

Appearance - a tiny bit hazy. one inch head from controlled pour. gold in color, a very pretty gold at that.

Smell - is that hops? haha, lots of good hops in here. pine and pineapple.

Taste - is that also hops? minor citrus. no alcohol for 9.3 and feels light on you. not very bitter which was a huge plus for me. no big bite.

Mouthfeel - smooth, balanced, refreshing. nice on my sore throat. tingly.

claytong, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of nlmartin
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is served chilled in an Imperial Pint glass.

A- 4.0 The body of the beer is a golden honey color. The head is thick and off white. The head hangs around for the entire drink inspite of my substantial mustache. Rings of foam line my quickly emptying glass.

S 4.0 The aroma of sugary pineapple dipped pine cones and very pleasing grapefruit great my nose.

T- 4.0 The beers taste is forcefully smacking all teh right hop notes in my mouth. Grapefruit, citus zest, oily pine very pleasant hop bittering quickly bitch smacks any malty sweetness.

M 4.0 The body of the beer is medium. The carbonation breaks the body up a bit. I am sure this is a bit more alcoholic than the mouth lets on feels about 7%/

O - 4.0 This is a very satisfying DIPA. I could drink a couple of these on any given evening.

The Reveal: Odell Brewing The Myrcennary. This is indeed a well done fix of hops. Thanks again Phelps!

nlmartin, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of pmccallum86
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color with a creamy white head.

Smell is very tropical, tons of citrus, very nice.

Taste is of pineapple and grapefruit. Very nice creamy malt finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light with medium carbonation.

Overall a great beer, heck of a deal too for ten bucks a four pack.

pmccallum86, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell Myrcenary has a very light gold body, lighter than I would expect for a double IPA. The white head is somewhat watery looking, and retention and lacing are both OK.

Mikesgroove sent me this one in a recent trade. Thanks Mike.

The aroma has a powerful amount of citrus in it from the hops, with notes of resin also.

The hops are really powerful up front in this one, with lots of bitter resin and a ton of citrus. Grapefruit, tangerine, maybe some orange and lemon all come from the hops. The bitterness is biting, almost harsh, kind of like a hit in the mouth. More pleasant though. The malt is definitely confined to the background, providing just a little bit of light bread flavor. The finish has a little bit of alcohol in it.

The bitterness is noticeable in the mouthfeel.

I liked this IIPA. Although it shows a little bit of heat, it isn't too boozy. The ratio of hop to malt flavor is skewed drastically toward the hops, which should make hopheads happy.

Hojaminbag, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of glid02
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mark – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy light copper color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with huge amounts of bright citrus and heavier herbal hops. Also present are hints of good amounts of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as nice. Slightly dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by huge citrus hops. Midway through the sip herbal and slightly leafy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this is certainly in the top tier of DIPAs, a very clean, crisp, and smooth beer for the style that doesn’t really have any flaws. Well worth a shot.

glid02, May 31, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike for sending this one my way.

A: The beer pours a golden color with a finger or two of white head.

S: Citrus hops with a mild grassiness to it. A little bit of bready and pale malts along with a little bit of fruit. There is also a light pine note to the aroma.

T: A really nice fruitiness to the flavor. Plenty of citrus, particularly grapefruit and tangerine. Mild grass notes and a decent amount of pine, a moderate bitterness to go with it. Some decent bread flavors round out the beer.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: Pretty solid IPA. Nice hoppiness and not really sweet at all.

womencantsail, May 30, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A quick-dissolving finger of white foam settles to a thin collar, leaving behind tiny spots of lace. Transparent pale golden body.

S - Big tropical fruit hop aroma - I'm guessing Simcoe? There's also a faint note of cat pee, as well as a hefty brown sugar malt backbone. Perhaps a touch of alcohol as well.

T - Taste is actually a little bit dull. There's a bit of grapefruit zest mid-palate, but things mellow out after that burst of flavor. Definitely less sweet than the aroma, with more floral and pine hop flavors. Strange that it doesn't correlate with the aroma very much.

M -Zesty carbonation, surprisingly light in body for the alcohol content. Perhaps a bit watery, although it thankfully ends quite dry. Alcohol is present in the finish.

D - As a year-round DIPA it's a solid offering. Reminds me a bit of Dogfish 90 Minute, but not as good. I'm sure freshness plays a big part in this beer's appeal, so make sure you know the bottle dates before trading for this one. Not overly difficult to drink, but there are far superior DIPAs in my own market - now if only Dreadnaught came in 4-packs...

MasterSki, May 30, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
2.83/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Chris for this, drank from a Hill Farmstead glass... pours an ugly dark straw, watery head... resin oil nose with some tropical fruits, a bit of mango, car piss, too harsh for me... not a fan of the taste, lemon zest, skunky pine, sweet finish... not a fan

jrallen34, May 30, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Muled back to Houston by my buddy Ben! Thanks man!

Poured into my DFH snifter, pours a light orange color, completely transparent beer, visible small carbonation bubbles. Nice thick cloudy foam fills the glass, recedes slowly, leaving a ton of sticky lacing. Smell- citrus hops, grapefruit, bitter pine. Wow! This one is super floral. Taste- big biting hops up front, pine, followed by a sweet buttery malt flavor, finished by a nice bitter grapefruit finish. Awesome carbonation, perfect bodied Imperial IPA. I'm enamored with Odell right now...just perfection for the style.

lnashsig, May 30, 2011
Photo of TIMMYJ21
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- slight hazy bright orange color with a quality white head. Has pretty good retention and leaves a nice layered lacing.

S- orange-like and very floral. The hops are really coming through strong on this one.

T- Taste is hops up front, with a very sweet, floral and citrus balance. A bit grassy, and very solid overall.

M- Medium in body and good carbonation. Nice oily and slick.

O- Very solid brew. I really enjoyed this one, i have it in my fridge as a regular visitor.

TIMMYJ21, May 28, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer because my friend Kurt bought a house in Arizona and he can get this there. Thanks Kurt!

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - chill hazed brassy color with a white head that hung around as a layer, leaving trails of lacing.

S - heavy on the hops, pine and citrus.

T - very well balanced dub/imp ipa the hops aren't quite in your face because the malt keeps it all in check but it is a real good tasting beer.

F - medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

O - one of the better dub/imp ipa's out there.

JoeyBeerBelly, May 28, 2011
Photo of injuredreserve
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden straw color with thin fluffy head.

S: Piney earthy hops, lemon zest and oranges.

T: Citrus mixture of lemon zest grapefruit and oranges give way to caramel malts and finishes with creamy bitter linger.

M: Thick and sticky, nice body.

O: Very nice double IPA. Nice surprise.

injuredreserve, May 27, 2011
Photo of GarrettB
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

O'Dell has heralded Spring with a suite of new and appetizing beers, all with a perceptible bow to the fragrances and flowers of a Colorado Spring. Although our state is beleaguered by capricious weather, most especially in March, April and May, O'Dell suffers from no such inconsistencies. Their Spring line-up has been excellent through and through, beginning with the very vernal Myrcenary. This beautiful example of an IPA pours out with a pure white head, and the body exhibits moderate clarity the color of apple juice. Hops, a bucolic whiff of farm soil, a graceful note of pineapple and the yeastiness of a freshly toasted English muffin are complemented by the thick, battery sweetness of pancake batter, all in an evanescent and airy stream. The flavor is, simply put, a light, well balanced IPA with a fresh and brilliantly added squeeze of lemon flavor. Most reviewers reported a significant taste of pine, but I never tasted anything remotely that dark or oozing. Rather, I detect a collection of light citrus flavors with mild hops and bitterness. The Mycenary has enough astringency to bill itself a refreshing summer beer, but never enough to make my taste buds recoil, and the light and bright flavors of fresh lemons impeccably blended with the hops' astringency are a completely unique approach to a Spring season and its accompanying palate.

GarrettB, May 26, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,268 ratings.