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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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2,260 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,260
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 443
Gots: 276 | 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 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
Photo of coldmeat23
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared at approx 45 degrees
DATED: 08/16/11A

This is a golden, honey-like, orange color. It has a small head of off-white colored foam, which dissipates to a thin, surface covering film. The lacing is in thin strands and they are sticky enough to hang around for a little while.

The nose is light, yet it is full of great hop notes. Tons of floral hops. Loads of great citrus and tropical notes. Light hints of pine. Tiny hint of malt sweetness.

Follows the nose. Pineapple, peach, mango, lemon, orange and grapefruit all dance around with pine needles and flowers. Caramel is at the dance but is content to stand by the wall.
Good flavors, but once again, kind of mellow.

Medium-bodied with a light level of carbonation. Very smooth and easy, but lacking any real creaminess.

Easy-to-drink, but a little too 'middle of the road', I think. A bit too hoppy for those that don't like hops, yet not really hoppy enough for those that really crave them.

coldmeat23, May 26, 2011
Photo of gnemesis
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, bottle dated 7/9/11, poured into pint glass on 05/02/2011
Lots of hype- will it stand up?
Pours a dark orange with lighter edges. The head is super creamy and white. Great retention and great lacing. The nose is mostly hops- citrus, pine, and earth. Just a touch of honey. The taste had me saying "Bam!" in my brain. All grapefruit and honey. Maybe a bit of earth but this is hop forward and the perfect amount of maltiness to attempt a balance. Full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. F-ing wonderful. Hype withstood.

gnemesis, May 23, 2011
Photo of Ryan011235
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 5/22/11

Dated 8/10/11A

Thanks to MbpBugeye (and boatshoes, who sent it to him)

Pleasant, golden color with a bit of haze. It seemed the head would be thin but toward the end of the pour it foamed up to two fingers. Receding from there, retention is thin and bubbly. Gnarly strands of lace remain.

Sugar cookie and doughy biscuit provides a backing for some interesting hop aromas, at least in this context. Herbal with notions of grass and lemon peel. Pine-sol as it warms. Tangerine and orange as it warms further still. Doesn't smell boozy.

Tastes much like it smells, though the hops have more solid footing compared to the malt backdrop. Juicy, tropical fruit hops avoid the common pithy/peely citric flavors. Herbal notions are softer. Bitterness is quite tame throughout, with a slight bitter twinge building on the finish. Biscuit notes with a touch of sugar cookie sweetness.

Oily and rather slick; the overall feel is a shade or two north of medium body. Carbonation is appropriately low, making for a languid meander. While it isn't hot, alcohol is noticeable.

I find Myrcenary to be an enjoyable, interesting take on the style without being over-the-top.

Ryan011235, May 23, 2011
Photo of bobhits
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I feel I’m running out of ways to say “some color of orange” low carbonation, and nice white head with lacing. This one is on the lighter almost straw colored side of things. The bubbles in the body are moving amazingly slowly, indicating a lot of density to this beer. Backed by exceptional clarity for a double IPA.

Strong citrus grape fruit nose, though a blend of tropical fruits follows backed by a nice malt that like all great IPAs is noticed but not heard.

I need to look up how Odell bottle dates, but 8/10/11 is a long time from now and I can’t imagine the best by dating being more than 4 months away (even that seems long but it must be at least that). I feel this means this beer is ideal to review and it sure tastes wonderfully. Rich citrus and floral hops grab the tongue and hold on for the ride. Sharp at the start, mellows a touch to let the malt be noticed, then bite all the way down your throat.

This is perhaps the one flaw of this beer. I really could go for a bit more carbonation in the mouth feel. This beer is drinking nearly flat after a rather nice head poured. The body is on the medium side which is fine for a double IPA,

While drinking a bottle of Hellhound with a BA I met at a local bar, he brought this beer up as a beer that rivals Pliny. At the time I hadn’t had either, but today having recently had them both I can safely say this beer certainly has the hops to get a hop head to consider it. BTW this beer vanished from my glass before this review was complete. That really rarely happens.

bobhits, May 23, 2011
Photo of djsmith1174
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear orange with small white head.

S - Wonderful citrus notes with a bit of malt as well.

T - Rush of citrus, definitely imparts a tropical character. It makes me feel like I'm gazing over a sunset beach. Then comes the sweetness of the malt and gives that finish a little apricot taste.

M - A little thicker that the average IIPA, but it works well here.

O - I really enjoy this IIPA and it is probably in my top 3 right now. I have no issue with buying this in 4 packs and enjoying several throughout the week.

Note: I reviewed this after having it fairly fresh and am just now posting it.

djsmith1174, May 23, 2011
Photo of Tone
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, pine, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, pine, sweet malt, alcohol, slight wood, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, body, and blend. Another very good offering from Odell.

Tone, May 22, 2011
Photo of khumbard
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Popkas, and my awesome poker skills for this one!

Pours a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. On the light side of IPA's... which I'm optimistic about as I like the less malty IPAs. Smell is very fruity... grapefruit, orange, and mango, very nice. Taste follows, big fruity citrus hops, followed by some sweetness and finishes bitter. Very solid IPA flavor. Mouthfeel is decent, a little thin and finishes a little bit sticky. Overall this beer impressed me. It reminded me a little bit of Hopslam, but not quite as good. I would gladly drink a lot more of these though.

khumbard, May 21, 2011
Photo of phenry
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Pale gold in color, with a finger and a half head of thick foam that leaves behind nice lacing. The upfront smell is grapefruit, with floral and citrus low notes. There's a bitter kick in the face with the first sip, followed by citrus and a *hint* of alcohol warmth, and the mouthfeel for this beer is actually rather full making it an extremely enjoyable IIPA. I love hops, so I love this beer, and would definitely pick it up again some time in the future.

phenry, May 20, 2011
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,260 ratings.