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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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1,722 Ratings
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Ratings: 1722
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%


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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ISmith87

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.5 - amber orange clear colored beer, with a nice white head on it, leaving a great lacing on the glass
S - 4.25 - nice citrus zest, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Some ripe/peppery smells that don't quite fit. Closest to double jack on smell.
T - 4.25 - Nice sweet citrusy taste, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineiapple. Pine bitterness from the hops.
M - 4.25 - light medium mouth feel, a little bit of alc burn, aftertaste is citrus/pine from the hops
O - 4.25 - This is a good double IPA. It's kinda like double jack. NIce.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 01:40:44 | More by ISmith87
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utopiajane

New York

4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty orange with a melon colored hue. Cloudy and softly glowing. A finger of creamy foam to cap this beautiful color and it falls pretty quickly and leaves a small ring and cap. Some patchy lacing. Nose is grapefruit and strawberry. Has a melon like scent that is light and inviting. The malt lifts itself up to the nose only slightly with a touch of sweet promise. There's something leafy in there and I will have to call it herbal. Breath of sugar. Taste is light and has a bit of depth. The fruits are ripe and juicy, the hops are floral and bright, there's a touch of alcohol on the palate. The middle of this beer is malty but not bready. It makes the mouthfeel fuller that what you might expect and it's a bit sticky. Has a juicy and semi dry finish where this mysterious leafy taste comes back. It gives the beer an herbal depth. I don't what it is but I like it very much. The bitter stays in the aftertaste and the clear taste of the fruit juices and the grapefruit peel lingers.

This is one fabulous DIPA. Thanks Bill =)

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 16:18:44 | More by utopiajane
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joe1510

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle
$9.99 4-Pack
Warehouse Liquor - Duluth, MN

Enjoy by: 11/29/13 (3 months from bottling)

Myrcenary is pale golden when pouring from the bottle but takes on some orange hues when filling the pint glass. A mild haze makes the body cloudy but the tiny, slow moving carbonation is still visible rising to the thin ring of pure white foam. A little island of head floats in the middle while the ring leaves thin curtains of lace.

The nose is loaded with tropical fruit, pineapple and mango mostly. White peaches and grapefruit emerge as this warms and the fruitiness is a little sweeter than natural, a dusting of cane sugar perhaps. There's not much of a noticeable malt base but what is noticeable is sugar cookie based. The tropical fruit dominates and does a fine job.

Tropical fruits dominate the flavor profile as well with no one aspect dominating the others. Pineapple and mango lead but the peach and grapefruit are close behind each adding their own, unique depth. The malt base is soft but enough to keep the hop profile from running rampant. This is one of the more flavorful yet approachable IIPAs on the market.

For a 9%+ beer the mouthfeel is soft and luxurious without being sticky. Carbonation is active and keeps the body on the move while the bitterness is there but not abusive. There's not a hint of noticeable alcohol.

This beer has always been great and even at 3 months out I'm still immensely enjoying this bottle. Like I said before, the approachability is off the charts while still being juicy and delicious. I have yet to have an Odell beer that's even just OK, they're all great examples for the style, Myrcenary included.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:30:24 | More by joe1510
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a honey hazy orange with a finger or so of white head that does not stick around, really good lacing

Smell is tropical, kiwi, pineapple, honeycrisp apple, floral, pine, big bready malt, caramel, mango.

Taste is nearly identical to the smell. Tropical fruits all over, kiwi, pineapple, citrus, mango, tangerine, guava, blood orange, pine sap, leefy green hop bitterness in the end is light, malt Is huge but works as a backing to the delicious hop flavor, solid sweet bready backbone... Nice stuff

Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium, light to moderate carbonation, slightly dryness in the finish.

Hot damn.... I am re rating this, had it at a 4 but it is much better then that. I only bought a single since the date was 11/29/13... I assume it is in the area of 5 months old... If I find it fresher I would buy cases if it this good a month before the date!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:26:41 | More by nickapalooza86
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schuim

Netherlands

4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark blond with white head. Great fruity hop aroma, like a fresh fruit basket. in taste a very soft and friendly hop bomb. hides the alcohol contant very well. not an aggressive bitterness but a good example of a well balanced hop bitterness and fruity hoptaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 08:41:45 | More by schuim
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into snifter. best before 11/29/13.

A: a slight haze on a bright blond body. head is bright white and super frothy. great retention and even better lacing.

S: a lot of kiwi. orange juice. good bit of citrus. a healthy dose of grain to keep things in balance. resinous and super inviting.

T: welcoming malt and hop flavor. sticky but refreshing. fruity, but not too much to defeat balance. the bitterness is actually pretty non existent. lingering sweet and hop flavors. a mild alcohol heat, but minimal.

M: a really soft drink. carb is just velvety enough to be super smooth.

D: this is really good stuff. great hop flavor and aroma, not overwhelming or overpowering. just a great double IPA. this should be on more peoples radar.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 02:29:09 | More by Jimmys
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joeworrall

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large tulip glass... tonight, in my search for the perfect IPA, I am comparing this with New Belgium Rampant IPA and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA.

Compared to those two, I would rate Rampant the best overall, and Sculpin the lowest.

Myrcenary has some great fruit notes not found in the others: apricot?!? plums?!? it's different from most of the IPA's I have tasted, and different in a good way. The finish is slightly sweet, makes me want to open another bottle.

Bang for the buck: it's not as good a deal as New Belgium Rampant IPA, but it's pretty darn good. Definitely in my top 20, and maybe in my top 10, just cuz the fruit is so unique!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 03:23:15 | More by joeworrall
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've heard so much about this brew, I'm excited to actually try it for myself. Hopefully it goes a little better than the last time I was excited to try a new beer.

The pour gets it off to a good start: Crisp clear and inviting. Golden body, like dehydrated piss (but meant in a good way), with a small creamy white head that sticks around until last call, leaving its indelible mark on the side of the glass as the liquid magically disappears.

Inviting aroma, albeit not particularly profound. Some round resinous residue clings to my nostrils, allowing passage of some smoothe caramel malt, some sweet fruits, a little citrus and a touch of pine. Dang, sweet hops you might say. ROUND.

We start out with that smoothe caramel which immediately gives way to the cascades of hoppy notes: tropical fruits layered with some floral herbal notes, tangerines and that good good coniferous character that evokes an homage to home.

The creamy/sweet caramel balances out the astringent citrus finish well enough that it is just clean, but reminds your tongue what you've been consuming, and what is about to be all up in its business again as soon as I lift it to my lips again.
This is very smoothe drinking for a... HOLY SHIT 9.3?!? OK, maybe that's hyperbole, but I would have guessed mid six just based on what's going on in my mouth (that came out wrong). But seriously: this is a very well crafted, well balanced beer from a brewery that I was largely unfamiliar with before moving to the midwest. Odell in general has been a GREAT discovery, and Myrcenary is no different. For an every day shelf DIPA, I'm very glad to be in their distro.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 03:20:54 | More by kemoarps
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TexasBeerGuy

Texas

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden color. A bit surprised by the color given the smell and taste.

S - Caramel malts followed by citrus and pine, herbs. Not incredibly complex on the smell.

T - Lots of orange followed by pine, lemongrass and some floral/herbal qualities. Finishes with some really great caramel malts to keep everything balanced. Just a bit of alcohol lingers, but nothing that I wouldn't expect at this level. I probably overuse the word "balance," but this is just really well done and the flavors are very enjoyable.

M - Moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Good thickness. There's a slick, oily feel to this as well.

O - Over time I've really started to appreciate IPAs with malts that I feel balance the hops well and don't completely destroy your palette. This goes in as one of the top tier DIPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:49:15 | More by TexasBeerGuy
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Myrcenary pours a hazy golden color with a small lacing head. There is a harsh sweet malty aroma, with hints of an oily hoppy kick. Taste is more balanced, harsher malty backbone, with bold hoppy flavors. The hoppy flavor is more oily then it is floral. While its well carbonated, there is a "flat" feel. Overall in my opinion its quite overrated, too sweet but too harsh.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 00:42:45 | More by vette2006c5r
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Golden and peach colored with a single finger of head. Lacing on the side of glass is healthy.

The smell is complex, presenting citrus, specifically lemon and other sweet fruit aromas, some piney hops, and mellow malt hints. The taste is sweet and fruity initially but then gives away to a powerful bitterness and resinous, piney hops.

The mouthfeel is pleasant, mildly dry with only subtle hints of alcohol. It's quite easy to drink despite being a double.

Overall, a great DIPA and certainly on par with many of the best in the business. The only difference is it's easier to obtain.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 18:41:58 | More by ONovoMexicano
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Odell Brewing Company - Myrcenary Double IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy golden with a slight amber twinge and a small foamy head that retains well. Great lacing.

Smell - Caramel malt with dank tropical hop resin on top. Balanced, could have a bit more hop aroma but still terrific.

Taste - Rich creamy malt with a smooth hop blended backbone. Tropical fruit and some nice bitter resin. I thought this brew excelled here.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and slightly sticky. Booziness is right about where it was expected to be at 9.3%, quite smooth for such a high abv. Low carbonation.

Overall - Probably up in the second to highest tier in terms of "smooth (malt-forward) DIPAs". Not a punchy clean hop blast so it is probably hit or miss for hop heads but I definitely enjoyed this one and would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 11:58:57 | More by JMScowcroft
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spoony

Colorado

4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best by December 20, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about one and one-half fingers of white foam with so-so retention. The head leaves lovely lacing as it recedes. The brew is medium to dark gold in color and pretty clear. A good-looking brew but nothing mind-blowing.

S-I smell lots of zesty, spicy citrus (orange, in particular) and grapefruit. There is a bit of tropical pineapple in there too. The fruits are tempered by an oily, cedar/pine-like sharpness. Balance comes in the form of lightly toasted-smelling malts that provide just a bit of caramel. Alcohol is well-concealed.

T-The taste is a great blend of spiced orange, grapefruit, and resiny pine. There is a bit of toffee and caramel from the malts, which provide a good balance to the aggressive hops. The finish is long and lightly bitter. Great balance here and again, alcohol is nearly imperceptible.

M-The feel is medium body with a nice oily/resinous coating of the palate. Carbonation is fine to moderately assertive, which keeps the brew from being sticky.

O-This is a great IIPA with aggressive hops and a tempering balance of toasty caramel malts. It looks like a IIPA is supposed to look, smells like a IIPA is supposed to smell, feels like an IIPA is supposed to feel and, most importantly, tastes like an IIPA is supposed to taste. What I particularly enjoy is how there are juicy citrus hops, but also a tempering pine/cedar flavor and just enough caramel to to keep things in balance. Its not a one-trick pony. The feel is also wonderful. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:16:03 | More by spoony
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evanforbeer

California

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

picked up a bottle through the Rockies en route to the east coast. Great choice

pours a surprisingly pale, golden hue, silvery white head lacing throughout

aroma- resiny piney hops with lots of tropical fruits, lots of floral in there

taste- pungent sweet hops- juicy tropical fruit; overripe pineapple, papaya, and passionfruit, with citrusy notes of blood orange and maybe a flash of nectarine--interlaced in a piney base. Finishes crisp and resiny with lush pine and pale malt. Flavors of tropical fruit appear back on the palate moments after the sip

feel- fairly light bodied for its style- incredibly drinkable! Reminds of of Pliny... I think. decent amount of carb

A fine DIPA! quite a complex layering of flavors, and WAY drinkable. Wish I could get my hands on more of Odell!
cheers

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 00:44:12 | More by evanforbeer
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep bronze colour. Great looking head to begin with quickly dissipates to a soap sud consistency.
Citrus hoppy aroma jumps out at me from quite a distance. On closer inspection get biscuit and toffee perhaps.
Mouuthfeel is very astringent. Got the great complexity in flavours of other American IPAs I have tried but a bit too rich for me at the moment. Maybe need to revisit this beer in the future when I can do it more justice.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:16:54 | More by WGO
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genitempo

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Although I've had this beer fresh and on-tap ( which, for obvious reasons, is preferred), this beer still performs well in a bottle and when briefly aged (I assume this is due to the amalgam of hops used). Beer pours a glowing gold topped with a white rutted head, leaving heavy ornaments of lace as it is consumed. A heavy floral bouquet hits the nose upon pouring but quickly mellows leaving a subtle amount of booziness in the nostrils. A bitterness and sharp, hop flavor are well-balanced throughout the taste, leaving an element of alcohol in the esophagus and upon exhalation. Low carbonation allows the weight of the ABV to make it's presence, but it's welcomed.

Maybe it's that August weather in the Central Texas, but I'm still imbibing those big IPAs to cool me off at the end of a hot day. O'dell still doesn't distribute to the Lone Star State just yet, but when it does, Myrcenary will be welcomed with open arms.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 03:41:35 | More by genitempo
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jayhass

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light amber clear color with a one inch head that leaves spotted lace all over the glass.
Smell- Almost a fruitiness with grapefruit light mint note with a little spice. Malt character comes through with light caramel and cracker.
Taste- Sweetness comes first from the malt a light caramel note then the grapefruit rind with some fruity orange sweetness from the alcohol with a light warmth. Almost a taste on the tongue like I ate Fruity Pebbles earlier. Definitely not super fruity, well in balance. Dry cracker malt finishes this beer with some lingering hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 01:41:44 | More by jayhass
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice beer, an explosion of tropical fruits in both the aroma and taste. Lush pineapple aroma starts you off and continues into the taste coupled with mango and citrus- particularly lemon and tangerine. Very nicely balanced, and a different hop presentation than you usually get. Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:40:07 | More by Georgiabeer
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deereless

Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep gold to light copper in color, thin layer of head, some miniscule sediment visible in the beer 4.25, S: Smells strongly of peach and strawberries, some honeysuckle and melon and maybe a hint of wet grass, very pleasing and refreshing nose that maybe doesn’t overpower but certainly provides some complexity – 4.25, T: Honey like sweetness, strong hop bite to the point of almost being tannic, grapefruit and orange zest as well as some pineapple – 4.25, M: Drying alcohol provides slight grit, quite a bit of body and viscosity – 4.50, D: Extremely drinkable especially considering that it is a double IPA, alcohol is masked very well all around a very nice beer – 4.50

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 00:58:27 | More by deereless
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A a little cloudy. Pretty standard golden yellow color for the style. not much lacing

S malt followed by some pine and a bit of nutiness and a touch of citrus

T malt and pine with some earthy notes and again a touch of citrus, however that faded as it warmed. I can taste the alcohol a bit on this one and i can definitely feel it. The malt presence increased as it warmed which wasn't necessarily bad.

M low carbonation. Wouldn't describe it as crisp. A pretty typical dipa

O a really nice beer and a nice example of the style i would happily drink again although i would serve it a little colder next time.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 02:39:43 | More by DrewskiWhit
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JohnG190

New York

4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Myrcenary pours a honey color with a solid 2 finger white foam head. Head retention was excellent as was lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and sweet malts. Flavor best can described as juicy with tropical fruit and sweet malt backbone balanced by grapefruit bitterness that turns a bit floral/herbal. For such a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that finishes slightly dry. Very drinkable (for such a high ABV) and extremely tasty. Overall, a very well balanced and crafted Double IPA. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 21:09:58 | More by JohnG190
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Hendry

Vermont

3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange amber hue,slightly cloudy,3 finger soapy white head,respectable lacing in the glass.

Sweet malt and slight hop presence in the aroma.

Malty flavor, sweet like monkey bread, piney hops in the background.Taste reflects aroma, quite the malt presence with some floral/citrus hops low lying in the mix, light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is syrupy and medium thereabout. The sweet malt overshadows the bitterness of the hops hands down.Nothing special here.

As an extra, the expectations were low, and it did not disappoint in that regard.Not getting the huge ratings on this relatively pedestrian IIPA: world class? really?! Overall,one big MEH!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:50:25 | More by Hendry
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kojevergas

Texas

2.91/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

9.3% ABV. Picked up a 4 pack of this in Castle Rock. Expectations are above average; Odell is probably the best brewery in Colorado. Reviewed live. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and branded pry-off cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed as a Double IPA because it identifies as such. Best before: 10/09/13C.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger wide head of supple white colour, nice thickness, decent frothiness, and great (~9+ minute) retention for the ABV. Uneven inconsistent lacing as the head recedes. Fluffy and appealing. A healthy head overall.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Decent vibrance.

Overall, it's within conventions for the style but is pretty standard fare. Not unique or special. No overt flaws are obvious.

Sm: Herbal hops are dank as hell, cut by a medicinal edge. Pale malts, some caramalt, honey. Grapefruit zest. Candi sugar lends some heavy handed sweetness. Perhaps some clean munich or vienna malts. Tropical fruit notes: tangerine, peach, mango, maybe passionfruit. A mint plant - but not mint itself; perhaps sage? I don't get any bright clean citrus; it's not a pleasant aroma per se. Some biscuit malt. Doesn't seem balanced; there's some obvious hop bitterness. Some floral hops.

Admittedly, the tropical fruit aspect just isn't to my personal tastes. Overall, the aroma lacks the evocative hop character I'd expect in a great beer of this style. I'm not a fan of the hop choices so far, but I'm hoping the flavour profile is a pleasant surprise. Aroma is strong overall.

T: Pale malt, biscuit malt, caramalt. Munich/Helles malts seem out of place here. Hm.

The hop profile is indistinct and lacks cohesion or good integration. I get muddled tropical fruit notes including tangerine, mango, passionfruit, and peach. Nowhere do I find the oily, nectary, and/or citrusy hop character I crave in a good Imperial IPA. Just tropical and floral hop notes. I'm not a fan of these hop choices and their effect on the flavour profile.

The hops aren't well married to the malty base. The balance is off, but luckily there's no overt naked hop bitterness. It's okay, but I'm not a huge fan of it. Lacks subtlety and (for the style) complexity. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. The candi sugar sweetness really doesn't fit well here at all.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nice thickness and carbonation. Decent presence on the palate. Full-bodied. Suits the flavour profile well in a general sense, but it certainly doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable in general, but I wouldn't get it again. There are far better Imperial IPAs on the market at this price point. As much as I love Odell, this doesn't earn its current place in the top 250. Hides its ABV decently.

C

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 21:28:46 | More by kojevergas
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Brenden

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one, aptly named as explained on the label, is a clear brilliantly bright gold. This beer seriously shines like a gold bar. A tightly constructed but sizable clean white head drops slowly and clings to the sides of the glass in pretty heavy leggy and webby patches.
The aroma is bright and clean with a nice potency. Piney but with lots of grapefuit on the end of each sniff, I also get some tropical fruits balancing with just a hint of something minty and some floral leafiness. There's just enough malt to balance the bitterness.
This is a deliciously hoppy beer with balance, depth, and great complexity. The beginning of each sip is juicy before going into the leafy, minty middle, then more grapefruit and a rind-like zest, then even more juiciness into a well-developed finish. It never goes too chalky, dry or pithy, having lots of bitterness without overwhelming the palate. Just enough biscuity malt evens it all out. Alcohol is really well hidden, and this beer just seems so easy to drink. It's hard to believe it's almost 10%.
Crispness stays through every sip, but it's so creamy asmooth it'slike my tongue is coated with velvet every time I take another. It goes drier into the finish even as more sweetness comes in to ease the transition. The body is medium, carbonation at moderate levels.
I'm very glad I managed a trade for a chance to try this beauty, and happy that I have another bottle to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 21:25:32 | More by Brenden
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by date for late september 2013

The beer pours a cloudy golden amber with a fluffy off-white head that laces down the glass into a thin halo around the perimeter. The nose is passionfruity/slightly floral/white grapey and has a hint of candy sweetness. The taste is quite distinct and unique; surging sugary sweetness and a very interesting tropical fruit hop profile make this similar to drinking a slightly muted dreadnaught. The mouthfeel is medium-full and potently sweet bodied with creamy effervescence, masked alcohol, and has a modestly bitter (yet incredibly hoppy) finish. This is a delicious 4-pack, especially considering the price, and I hope to try it fresher in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 00:23:26 | More by ThePorterSorter
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.