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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,395 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 458
Gots: 337 | 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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-18-2011

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Photo of oline73
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Smell: The smell on this one is really mild. Citrus peel hops along with some sweet malt. Perhaps some faint citrus fruit notes.

Taste: What it was lacking in smell, it makes up for with taste. Sweet citrus peel hops along with some pine notes. Malt sweetness balance it out well. The finish is bitter and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I'm not sure why the smell was so mild. It smells good, but not enough. Overall I enjoyed this beer thoroughly and would have another.

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

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a very hazy shade of yellow with a half finger white head. Lacing is very good. Looks more like a saison than a DIPA, but I adore the lacing on this one

S- a TON of citrus coming out of this one. Smells very juicy. Lots of tropical fruits. Awesome

T- very juicy. Lots of orange and other tropical fruits. Finish is sweet. No bitterness at all

M- a little thick, a little syrupy. Not overly so

O- solid beer. I'd like to try it fresh, as my bottle has a couple months of age on it

Photo of DividedAvery
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter

A: Golden yellow with a very white head, lots of carbonation which builds to a two finger head

S: Lots of tropical fruit and some sweetness

T: That fruit comes through on the taste. Lots of tropical fruit, citrus and some sweetness. The hop finish and alcohol are both muted, especially for a DIPA.

M: Relatively smooth, lively carbonation

O: A Great DIPA, very happy they have been making this one consistently.

Photo of jizfiasco
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to snifter. Good lookin out fortsambo. Perfect almost florescent amber super clear. Smell is tropical punch warm yeasty sweet bread some Sharp spiced rum and faint peppery notes. Taste follows very bittersweet like a dipa should be. The pineapple grapefruit and resin are all there alcohol warm but I can't taste it until it warms. Yeast complexities shine through. Very similar to Troegs beers. Mouthfeel is excellent creammy with a mild oil covering the mouth. I will search for this again!

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

Reviewed from Notes, Poured on 10.27.11

A - more golden than orange, nice 1" white head, pretty decent lacing....had some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but the glass avoid them

S - citrus and pine are predominant, this bottle is a bit past its optimal drink (but well within its freshness date) and it scarcely shows, this is pretty top-notch nose

T - hop dominated, notes of grapefruit, apricot, also notes of lemon and a healthy does of pine, malt background is a touch of sugar cookie, well balanced and wet (which is a bit unusual for a west coast ipa)

M - smooth and not as vicious as many dipas, still good on the palate and it pops

O - highly drinkable, I would def. purchase this again if I was anywhere near the distribution area.

Photo of andrenaline
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice golden colour with an orange hue, finger of soapy head with solid retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Sweet citrus, lemon grass, earthy pine and a touch of caramel on the finish.

T - Sweet citrus hops dominate, touch of earthiness, bitterness present but subdued and the caramel and toffee comes through on the finish. The higher ABV goes almost undetectable adding a hint of sweetness to the flavour.

M - A tad thin for my liking and could use a carbonation lift, but goes down smooth and finishes surprisingly wet.

O - Unbelievably drinkable DIPA that would satisfy even the harshest of hop critics. At 9.3% this stuff drinks like water, drink with caution.

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

Boy am I glad to have a bottle of this! From a recent trade with tripelhops, I’m finally getting a taste of Odell – thanks again, Brian.

Brewed less than a month before the date of this tasting (“9/29/11” on the label).

A: Good golden shine from the pour, with a very light orange tint and a nice haziness. A fluffy eggshell head emerges huge above the body, easily four fingers; it comes down slowly enough to leave behind a ton of spider-web lacing. Retention is bubbly and light, staying as a film more than anything.

S: Alright, we’ve got a malt-bomb. Like fruit syrup, their aromas waft thick out of the body, coming up with a strong mixture of dark, gummy candy, very grainy straw, sticky caramel, and bubblegum; nice scents, but you can tell that the malts are the main event. That’s not to say that the hops aren’t pungent: passion fruit, tangerine, and other citrus mix very well, albeit in a resiny (rather than juicy) way. Overall, this is one thick, sweet-smelling brew.

T: As expected, lots of malts: they come off smooth and sticky. Tastes of mild citrus fruits abound, though mango, pineapple, and thick grains come off more than anything. Richly sweet. It’s balanced out by a good hop presence, though, as the bitters come in with a resin pop. Flowery and just a tad piney in taste, they work with just enough power to divert the palate without being too much to handle. Aftertaste consists of spicy pepper and a mild dryness, but mostly earthy/bready yeasts. Good, balanced drink, at least more than the nose lead me to believe.

M: In a word, smooth. It has a certain mouth-coating property that isn’t present in a lot of DIPA’s, possibly due to a certain lack of carbonation. Still, it’s relatively astringent.

O: I don’t usually like IPAs like this; you know, the rich malt-bombs like Southern Tier’s 2XIPA and FFF Apocalypse Cow. Myrcenary, though, is a balanced, drinkable version of that style manifestation. One of the best malt-forward IPAs I’ve ever had.

Photo of deapokid
3.19/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to vasdef42 for a couple of bottles of this one.

Liquid possesses a translucent, golden color with a creamy white head and pencil-thin lacing. Carbonation and body are both a tad lifeless, almost resembling the filtered look of a light lager.

Scent is rather bitter, focusing on an earthy hop aroma. Malt, booze, caramel and citrus sweetness are in the background, but do provide some much needed balance.

Flavor opens with a hearty warmth and pronounced maltiness. This is all but overwhelmed by a massive, grassy hop blast, that comes equipped with a mild garlic flavor and staggering booze wallop. Despite the best efforts of the warm caramel and buttery malt, the dryness profoundly resonates, making for a confounding flavor profile.

Mouth opens smooth and sweet and closes with an earthy, extremely dry, bitterness. I'm very intrigued by this savory aspect, but I've gotta admit that the lingering notes are as pungent as a raw, red onion and rather unpleasant.

The paths this beer takes are new to me and the dryness seems to be more welcome in the muskiest farmhouse ale or red wine. Despite my reservations, it's still quite original and I'm obviously in the minority when it comes to my unfavorable opinion.

Photo of tjkinate
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to buffs9, I really enjoyed this one.

A: Poured into a standard pint glass which produced a beautiful 2+ fingered, foamy, off-white head that exhibited strong retention and lots of lacing. Body is a mostly transparent deep yellow and has bubbles rising throughout the tasting.

S: Am I in a pine forest? I also detected floral and grapefruit citrus notes.

T: Pine dominates at first, but once my pallet adjusts I found this brew to be rather well balanced. The malts that follow the hops are semi-sweet and really help mellow out the aftertaste.

M: Crisp upfront, silky smooth on the tail end.

O: I have drunk some of the top DIPA's (Heady Topper, PtE) in the past week and I have to say this one isn't as great, but it's definitely on the same level. Awesome brew.

Photo of biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Jason of Chubby Brewing (best brewer in Indy) for the hook-up!

Hazy golden with a pretty cream colored lumpy head that leaves fine lace on the glass. Dank, fruity hops with a mild hit of caramel malt in the nose. A beautiful hop-bomb, pine sap and grapefruit pithe with caramel slathered toast all in beautiful harmony. Medium bodied with a slick hoppy mouthfeel that finishes resinous and delicious. A fabulous beer.

Photo of zander4dawin
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A light straw colored beer with a thin head. Definitely not a malt forward IPA. HUGE floral notes on the nose with some pine and boozy sweetness to it. Taste has great hop flavor and bite without becoming over the top bitter which makes for a double IPA with world class taste and drinkability. 9.3% ABV dangerously concealed and drinkable.

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

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a clear orange-gold with just a few bubbles lazily rising to the dense, two-finger, white head. Head stays completely intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind curtains of lacing.

S - Big punch of floral hops riding on a caramel malt backbone upon opening the bottle. Picked up some spice orange in the glass.

T - A little malty up front with a smooth body of tropical fruit flavors and caramel malt with restrained floral hop notes. The beer seems to explode as it passes over the back of the tongue: floral hop notes are tripled in intensity and the caramel backbone keeps up. The beer finished crisp and leaves a long lingering floral hop aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with with moderate carbonation. Incredibly smooth for a double IPA with little hint of the 9.3% ABV.

Myrcenary is obviously based on Odell IPA: but with everything dialed up a few notches. The characteristic incredible smoothness for such a high ABV is here, as is the attention to appearance and aroma. Whereas IPA tastes more like an ESB, this double IPA comes off like a summer beer until passing over the back of the tongue and making it's true intention of an IPA known! All and all an excellent brew that I was happy to select for my birthday this year. I hope that the local grocery continue to carry it as it is great for special occasions.

Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice, very dark and hazy gold. You know, my first double IPA was probably 7 years ago--a Rouge x2. And I think I still base my opinions of how good a DIPA looks off of that. This comes close.

Smells not nearly as yeasty as the Rogue, nor as nicely astringent hoppy as, say, Dreadnaught, but still very aggressive, balanced, and variegated. Big citrus nodes, big pine, and a malt that's biscuity and lively and not at all syrupy.

Tastes like it smells only, unfortunately, the malt nodes dip into syrupiness near the back end. The overall product is still very nice--aggressive but drinkable and balanced, but it's not the complete package the aroma had led me to hope for.

Photo of homersimpson67
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So far this is my top Ipa, waiting for Pliny the Elder to prove me wrong.
Appearance is great, again golden copper with 1 finger lacing, incredibly inviting thanks O' Dell.
Smells incredible, floral and spice full of those hops that we love so much, they really put it together with this one.
Love this taste, similiar to Two Hearted IPA but even better, you have to try if you have a chance, really that good.
Mouthfeel, once again superb, all u can imagine and better, I do love this one they really got it right!
Overall excellent hard to improve on perfection!
Will definately try again!

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to RuckusDu for this one.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. Just one finger of creamy white head. Retention is about average and a small ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: The hop aroma is huge and comes in a combination of floral, pine, citrus, dank herbal, and cat piss. Mango and papaya are the leading fruits. Malts are decidedly bready with perhaps a touch of yeast.

4.0 T: Hops are again the focus. Lots of citrus with mango, papaya, orange, and some pineapple. Beneath that there is pine, grapefruit, and dank cat piss. Again the malts are bready and a mild yeastiness persists. Mild bitterness that lingers somewhat into the aftertaste.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Really nice creaminess to this and smooth.

4.0 D: Really good beer. Jam packed with flavor. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the breadiness. I don't care for that flavor in DIPAs, but this is so good that I have no trouble looking past that.

Photo of pBRale
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a warbled mug and thoroughly enjoyed to the very last sip.

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep gold to pale amber pour with a foamy, creamy, dense off-white head that is slow to settle. Solid head retention (a nice foamy mound of head is left even to the bottom of the glass). There is also a nice lacing patter of sticky streaks left behind.

Smell: Huge citrus and grapefruit aromas along with a massive floral nose, and a big fruity, estery aroma. There is a hint of caramel malt but it is very subdued.

Taste: The smell pretty much sums up the taste, although the taste is a muted version of the smell in my opinion. In addition, there is a grassy taste midway to late in the taste that hits the palate and stimulates it very well. A nice finish that is surprisingly warming, considering I didn't taste any alcohol when the beer was going down.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. A smooth, coating feel with a clean crisp finish.

Overall: An excellent DIPA--there is no way I could taste it at 9.3%--beautifully smooth with exceptional drinkability. A truly great beer.

Photo of TapsSportsBar
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There are two beers that can stop time for a few moments when I take the first drink.

This is one of them. Odell has created the standard by which I compare DIPAs.

Poured in a rinsed glass at room temperature, I found this beer to have bold aroma and flavour that sprints across your pallet. The tropical citrus that Odell talks about also makes itself known on the nose, and with a crisp finish.

Photo of david131
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark yellow/ light orange liquid with thousands of tiny floaters. The head is thin, white, and splotchy.

S- Pine, passion fruit, mango, citrus, pineapple, and caramel. At first it didn't really stand out but it really grew on me.

T- Pine with a bunch of fruitiness that was picked up in the aroma. There is a nice enough malt backing to keep things balanced out.

M- There is a bit of a bite from the carbonation with a dry and oily hop finish.

O- A very tasty take on the style. The alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Memorable and recommend.

Photo of stabzmcgee
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet candy-like floral, resinous and hoppy aroma. Appearance is modest, golden with slight translucency. Taste is extremely resinous, citrus fruit. Oily and long-lasting palate with a long finish. An extremely oily but delicious beer. Resinous to the max!

Photo of kyleelton
3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice clean head that fades away quickly. The very orangy cloudiness beautifully leaves legs on the side of my snifter, as tiny bubbles make their way to the top.

The smell is intense. Citrus sweet lemony smells. I can smell those hops, but this one doesn't skimp on the malts, either.

This is obviously a very hoppy beer. There is a very intense sweetness in the back.

Crisp mouth feel. I'm also getting plenty of alcohol.

Really nice DIPA. I'd heard this compared with Pliny the Elder, but I wouldn't go that far. Maybe a bit maltier than I'd hoped, but still great.

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear straw color, lighter than a Single IPA. 1 inch head.

Smell is really, really good. When I put my nose to the glass, I get punched in the face by citrus hops with hints of citrus. Smells very bitter as well.

Oily hops really come out to assault you, but its very balanced. Those citric hops are there. It feels really slick while going down, very oily, very smooth. The bitterness comes somewhere in the middle. Malt is chewy, and just kind of flashes as it comes then goes just as quickly.

Body is light, yet still packs a punch. Not really an assault as much as I would have thought, but still very good. Balanced, sweet, and bitter.

Photo of Humulus85
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my snifter. It produced a dense, white, one-finger head. Moderate retention and some very nice lacing. It's a vibrant golden color and a bit hazy.

Smells of floral and fruity hops. Lots of hops. Maybe a touch of booze.

Loads of fruity hops upfront. I get apricot and maybe even a bit of mint. A touch of sweet malt in the middle reigns the hops in a bit. Rounded out by a clean, dry finish, with a hint of alcohol.

Great mouthfeel. Coats your mouth with a wonderful layer of hop oils. Super smooth for over 9% ABV, and not nearly as bitter as some DIPAs. Very nice.

Overall this is a very clean and drinkable DIPA. Definitely recommended to any hophead or even the new BA looking to try a good DIPA. Cheers!

Photo of zachary80
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 11/18/11

Pours a moderate creamy white head that doesn't last for very long and leaves thick lacing. Pleasant golden-orange body.

Smells very citrusy, definite sweetness present too. Hard to pick out any details.

Flavor profile is hop dominated, with a subtle balancing sweetness. The hoppiness seems to lend more flavor up front than bitterness, which comes through in a lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy for a DIPA. Somewhat smooth.

Overall this is a good double IPA that I am happy to have but it is not groundbreaking.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - nearly clear deep golden, thumb of creamy head held its ground well
S - prominent floral and earthy aromas, biscuity malt, light fruitiness
T - a big burst of fruit followed by oily earthy and floral hop flavours, toasty biscuit malt, earthy finish
M - medium to light with refreshing carbonation, strong bitter with a hint of alcohol heat
O - hop mix makes this both unique and a winner, the alcohol complements the brew, a must for any hop head

Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours a hazy, straw color with an off white head that sticks around. As soon as you pop the cap on this brew you can smell the hops. I love that buttery, citrus aroma. Each sip of Myrcenary is so smooth it almost hurts. The citrus flavor shines thru and marries oh so perfect with the bitter twang. It is amazing how that citrus flavor just hangs around. The alc. is lost in there which is great but it all works together for a velvet like finish. I love this beer. My 2 fav DIPA's are now both out of CO. This and 471 should be in my fridge at all time.

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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