Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 533
Hads: 2,574
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 475
Gots: 417 | FT: 14
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

Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.

70 IBUs
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Reviews: 533 | Hads: 2,574
Photo of JRed
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Pours deep orange topped by white head. Aroma of citrus with vanilla bean, grass, mint, pine. Tastes of juicy citrus, vanilla bean, fresh cut grass, pine, light fruit, , booze, bitterness and mild grapefruit towards the finish. Heavy in body with medium carbonation. A thick, juicy IPA. (286 characters)

Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

I am absolutely in love with this beer. Its a lot maltier than most doubles but it balances well with the amount of hops up front. No heat coming from the 9.3%. Plenty of fruity flavor's coming out, just like you would expect from this style. Well done Odell. (259 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

Floral hops, resin, dank cannabis, grapefruit, mango, and papaya form the aroma. Very complex. Flavor reveals a tropical fruit dominant base, which becomes resiny and bitter in the finish. Muddled mango, pineapple, and tangerine add intrigue. Lightly sweet caramel and toasted malt are accented by herbal notes. Flavoring hop dominant example of the style, with enough malt character to support, but not overwhelm. Very drinkable, for the abv. Becomes earthy as it warms. (471 characters)

Photo of BrewChatKen
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

This is a very good double IPA and great starting point for the uninitiated. On the nose it's got tropical fruits, pineapple was the biggest one for me, but also mango and lemon. Pours an opaque golden color with a white head. It's medium bodied, astonishingly easy drinking considering the ABV, and packs a prickly hop bite. On the palate it retains those fruits, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon, tangerine, with an excellent balance to both the alcohol and bitterness. Fantastic IPA I can't wait to have again. (511 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, copper coloring, with a slow carbonation flow, and a dense, foamy, off-white head. Nose of tropical fruit, with mango, melon, and apricot, on a toasted backbone, with subtle piney notes. Flavors are melon forward, with piney and grassy hops notes to follow. Very well balanced. Subtle pepper and roasted notes. Smooth and light, with a fruity and bitter aftertaste. Frothy, clean finish. Very solid beer. (476 characters)

Photo of HuskyHawk
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No date. This has a gorgeous golden amber color with a frothy white head. The smell is more malty than hoppy with a nice fresh baked bagel smell coming through. Taste is malt focused as well, with rich caramel malts and toffee notes, balanced by just a little hop flavors. Perhaps there is hop fade here, but if so it didn't translate to lingering bitterness as it often does, as I get none. Really drinkable for a DIPA. Overall a wonderful DIPA and a refreshingly "English" take on the style. (494 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly murky glowing orange with a medium off white foamy head. Receded quickly and leaves a good deal of lacing. The aroma is marvelously sweet. Pine, citrus, and honey lead the way. Some light floral hops along with the citrus. The citrus aromas are strong, with loads of grapefruit, lemon zest, and orange peel. The taste comes with an explosion of juicy citrus and sweet caramel malts, along with some nice pine resin. Decent amount of hops, not enough to knock you on your butt. The malts and pine subside a bit as it warms, letting the citrus further shine. A lot of sweetness going on here. Actually remind me a bit of an American Barleywine. A little bitterness is present with the sweetness, but not too much. A little bit of bite from the alcohol as it warms. Never seen a beers flavor transform as the temp changes quite like this one. Not much carbonation. Despite being a bit sticky, this one is a dangerously easy drinker. One of the most masterfully masked ABV that I've ever seen as well. Overall, not the strongest DIPA you'll see, but the balance and ease of drinking is what makes this one a must try. (1,130 characters)

Photo of Landon518
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from a bottle a hazy gold with a finger and a half head that slowly dissipates, leaving dotted lacing. On your nose right away you get citrus and of course hops, great pine. The first large drink you get some bitterness that is immediately replaced with some sweet citrus and malt, and finishes with that IPA bitterness, but not too bitter, just right. The swallow leaves your mouth a little dry, and the aftertaste is actually sweet and a little sticky. The carbonation is low but the beer itself has some substance, a weightier feel on your tongue. With the alcohol content, was surprised at the absence of a strong alcohol taste. As this beer warmed up a bit, it seemed to get sweeter and smoother. (708 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium gold color with a finger of fluffy, off-white head. Superb retention and generous lacing.

S: Bready malt with a touch of toffee, and some pine.

T: Malt forward with toasted bread, touch of toffee, along with light piney hoppiness, finishing with mild gripping bitterness which carries through a medium-long finish. Quite dry.

M: Hefty, with a bit of alcohol is noticeable on the finish, but not bad given that this is approaching 10%. Light carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty and well put together, but not particularly hoppy, and really pushing the envelope on the DIPA categorization at 9.8%. (630 characters)

Photo of Sam-VW
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

A - Golden with a thin white head. Leaves nice dotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - Citrus, Passion Fruit, Mango, Pine

T - Starts with a clean Citrus, tropical fruits and pine. Some sweet malts.

M - very smooth, medium carbonation. Ends surprisingly medium/sweet (274 characters)

5/5  rDev +17.1%

Another great IPA. Got this one through trade from an Owner of a local craft beer liquor store by me. If you can get your hands on one in California get it! (156 characters)

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Pours a golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of orange, grapefruit, floral hops, and bready malts.

T - The flavor starts with a strong amount of floral hops upfront. Mid palate there is a nice amount of citrus and sweet malts. The finish has a strong piney hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky with a dry finish.

O - A very nice DIPA. Very hops forward with some malty sweetness. One of the better DIPAs you can try. (513 characters)

Photo of Reneejane
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Very tart taste. Surprisingly clear. Gold color, white head. Strong hop smell. I must say I can't feel the pineapple or tropical fruit. Good beer though, quite hoppy. (170 characters)

Photo of SpyBrew
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Purchased in bottles and poured into a Sam Adams Style Pint Glass (all my proper glasses are packed up due to a move)

Appearance: golden hue with a little bit of hop haze. A thick whipped foam like head rides atop the straw golden beer but recedes into a nice lacing.

Aroma: Intense hop presence immediately hits your nose then it fades allowing some citrus and sweet fresh baked bread like aromas to play their part.

Taste: Clean strong bitterness plays it's role right at the front of the tongue a hint of sweetness begins to creep through the middle which is then quickly wiped away by a dry grapefruit, resin, and pine finish.

Overall: I am just beginning to get into IPA and while previously I disliked the intense bitterness of DIPAs I can beginning to fall in love with them. Perfect to have one or two this beer seems to be the best of the DIPAs I have tried so far though there are many more on my list. I would definitely give this one a try even of you don't think you are a fan of bitterness the prevalent citrus and pine qualities of this one may make you a believer. (1,084 characters)

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz brown bottle with a best by date of 09/12/2014. Poured into an Odell snifter.

Appearance: Pours with a slight haze and bright golden hue; 1/2 finger of head that recedes into a fine lace

Smell: Citrus hops with a strong floral component

Taste: A whole lot of hop flavor up front; delicious and juicy; a nice level of malt sweetness comes in the middle but then the hops come right back in the finish

Mouthfeel: Very juicy with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a fantastic Double IPA that is right in line with my personal flavor preferences. Its bold and assertive in the hop flavor with just enough malt to provide a good balance but the juicy, citrus notes are the star of the show. (699 characters)

Photo of Dancolostate
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't say enough about this beer. Put it in a glass next to PTE and I don't know if I could tell you which is which. Maybe that means I am a nOOb, but I don't care. It is readily available by the four pack where I live and it's awesome. Full of in-your-face hop flavor, but nicely balanced and not overly "boozy" tasting. Keep up the good work O'Dells! (357 characters)

Photo of mayamike
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer overall, but the bottles I have had little to no carbonation. That's a shame and may or may not be the fault of Odell, but either way, it affects how the beer tastes. Even so, this is a really nice beer. Well-balanced between the hops and the all malt that would be necessary to get such a high ABV. (314 characters)

Photo of ANiklaus
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into regular pint glass. For the IPA fan this is a must try beer. It does everything an IPA is supposed to but more. I've previously has Odell's regular IPA and that is one of my favorites. This beer takes that one and goes even further, perfecting every step along the way.

Appearance: Most difficult for me to rank but the color is bronze with a finger of head. Medium heavy carbonation that sticks to the glass the whole way down this hoppy experience. Exactly what I look dream of in an IPA.

Smell: Imagine dipping your head in a bushel of hops. This is that experience, only in a glass.

Taste: What is there to say? The strong bitterness you yearn for from a double IPA only to be replaced by a fantastic and balanced sweetness. Recommend especially with spicy food.

Mouthfeel: With every sip this beer becomes more and more enjoyable and the aftertaste is incredibly refreshing.

Overall: This is what one should look for in an IPA and is now my favorite DIPAafter trying it. I recommend this beer at slightly warmer than fridge temperature. This is what I believe is the pinnacle of Double IPAs. Thank you Odell! Slightly lower than their IPA. (1,179 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Golden, with clarity, 1 finger of head and some sticky lace left on the glass
A - Huge hop kick in the nose! Amazing bitter and sweet.
T - Perfect well balanced DIPA. A little more sweet than bitter. Incredible taste
M - Medium bodied and well carbonated. Great on the palate
O - As good a DIPA as you will ever find. Clone this one, and pass it around. Well done! (411 characters)

Photo of blindtiger24
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Blonde, copper hue that is hazy. Lacy, creamy off-white head with minute but steady carbonation. Head continues to cling to glass after many sips.

S: Resinous pine, honey, toffee, and a bit bready on the nose.

T: Big smack of pine, sticky bread pudding, and some subtle citrus flavors. Pine flavor remains at the forefront, but fruit juiciness shines through as beer warms up. Finishes nicely with a caramel, malty sweetness.

M: A little astringent, burning sensation from the hop oils, but not a palate destroyer. Overall, a buttery drinking, warm on the throat feeling. Bitterness lingers and never fully dissolves.

O: A great example of a Double IPA that doesn't destroy your mouth but provides plenty of the signature elements - strong pine resin, sticky mouthfeel, boozy but not too much. Not a citrus bomb on the nose or in flavor, but the malt elements compliment the heavy pine features. (906 characters)

Photo of TBoneJones
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden orange pour into a pint. Hazy, full bodied and with a superb off-white head with sticky lacing evident.
Smells of orange rind, lemon, yellow grapefruit. Some pineapple juice, slight cherry.
With the taste comes a dank forefront and then immediately the fruit comes crashing through my palate. More of the fruit notes of cherry and pineapple come through now, and a sweet tartness is seems to offset the hop bitterness. Sweetness seems to hide the abv. Wow indeed. A new favorite DIPA. All the characteristics I love, and a drink ability off the charts! (574 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 06/10/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one; thanks Ross. 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip, right after trying a fresh Odell IPA.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy, bright amber color with one in of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Looks good.

s - Smells of citra hops, fruity malts, lemon, oranges, grapefruit, light pine and resin, and light floral hops. Loads of citra which I love.

t - Tastes of citra hops, oranges, tropical fruitsm mangos, pineapples, lemon zest, fruity malts, pine hops, resin, floral notes, and grapefruit. Even better than the nose; the citrus from there but with tropical notes to it. Awesome.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. No bitterness, smooth and easy to drink. Very nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot, and liked it a ton better than the normal Odell IPA. If I could buy 4/6ers of this regularly I definitely would. Lots of citrus and tropical notes with no bitterness, highly recommended. (988 characters)

Photo of rjp217
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into my tulip glass...

Nice hazy orange color with excellent sticky lace retention throughout my glass. The aroma has big notes of orange zest with fresh cut grass closely following. Taste is largely grapefruit with enough of a malty backbone to balance out the citrus flavors. There's a caramel finish. The mouthfeel is a medium body with mild carbonation. It's got a piney, caramel bite as it hits the palate.

Overall, this is a great, unique DIPA. I dont usually prefer the malt/caramel heavy IPA/DIPAs but this has enough citrus characteristics to properly balance this out and elevate it to an outstanding brew. (642 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a good sized yellowish white colored head.

Smells hoppy and malty with the scent of mostly cedar wood. There is a lesser scent of tobacco leaf to this.

Starts out mildly sweet with a distinct caramel flavor. Strong tea and cedar plank.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall really more malty than hoppy it is quite mild flavored for the style. (371 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber/honey color with thick foamy head and excellent lacing. Aroma is citrusy but not very overpowering. Hard to discern, even in a tulip. You can smell the alcohol, though. Taste is very malty, very little hops. Smooth, boozy taste. Very little aftertaste. Good beer but not usually what I am looking for. Excellent for a cold night by a fire, sipping. (360 characters)

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.