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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

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551 Reviews

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Reviews: 551
Hads: 2,654
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 20.66%
Wants: 477
Gots: 468 | FT: 12
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: 551 | Hads: 2,654
Photo of glid02
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.62/5  rDev -15%
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...

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Photo of jrallen34
2.85/5  rDev -33.1%
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

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Photo of lnashsig
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of TIMMYJ21
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of injuredreserve
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of GarrettB
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of coldmeat23
3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of gnemesis
4/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of bobhits
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of djsmith1174
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Tone
4.16/5  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.

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Photo of khumbard
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of phenry
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of MADhombrewer
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a white wine glass.

Appearance- Crystal clear orange color with a white, small bubble head. Very little lacing. 4.5/5

Smell- Grapefruit citrus with some pine. There is a bit of malt in the background. Orange peel as well. 4.5/5

Taste- Grapefruit and orange peel. Good bitterness. This also has a good malt backbone that doesn't take away from the hops. I like that for sure. There is also a definite alcohol note. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel- I generally like a thinner mouthfeel than this, but for some reason the thicker mouthfeel works for this particular beer. 4/5

Overall- This is a good beer. I have reason to believe that the bottles I got were about 3-4 weeks old. Make me wonder how great this beer is when fresh. 4.5/5

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Photo of nrbw23
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy bright orange color with a nice white head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves very nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is grassy, orange-like and very floral. The hops are going to come through strong on this one.

T- Taste is hops up front, but with a very sweet, floral and citrusy 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.

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Photo of cmfinger
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uninterested in giving a full review at this point, just a first thought kind of rendering. I must say that I didn't know what to expect; ODell is so up and down. First thought is that this may be the best beer made in CO today.Def not ever. But today?... quite possibly. Closest thing to pliny and that supreme grapefruity, hoppy delicious taste this side of the continental divide. hope this isnt just a good batch, and becomes something consistent, and consistently available. time will tell if this beer is in line with my first take.

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Photo of Rutager
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JCDenver for offering up this bad-boy. Cool looking label that's leaving me confused. I feel compelled to make up my own story about why this dude is making away with the hops.

Appearance. Pours a nearly clear, amber gold with a finger of fluffy white head. Really nice.

Smell. Ripe pineapple, pink grapefruit, honey, floral-grassy hops and a little pine sap. Pretty awesome.

Taste. Good toasty caramel malt foundation with increasing grapefruit, papaya, pears, pine needles with a lasting grassy hop and grapefruit rind bitterness. A little booze present but not bad for the abv.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with slightly lower than medium carbonation and a little warm booze.

Overall. Really nice, well-rounded dipa. Seems to have all the typically found flavours in the style covered which is kind of unusual. Just a little boozy, but not very distracting.

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Photo of slentz
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JeepCop for this bottle in our recent trade. Best by 7/26/11. Super sweet bottle art. Poured into my Bells tulip at 40 degrees F.

A: Strong pour down the center of the glass yields two finger head that doesn't recede very quickly. Honey golden straw yellow in color with a very nice white pillowy head on top, nice carbonation and bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Immediately after pouring this into the glass I can smell the hop aroma from two feet away. Lots of grapefruit, apricot, orange, fresh grass, super strong hops.

T: Wow what can I say definitely one of the top DIPA's out there. Doesn't hold up to the best of the best but damn this is one hell of a DIPA. Very nice bitterness but just a little too much sweetness as it warms.

M: Mouthfeel is nice and light, nice oily hop presence. Taste lingers for a while with a bit of a drying that leaves me wanting more and more.

O: Overall this is one fine DIPA. I have had this a few times in the past but this is the first time reviewing it. It is permanently on my wants list. Goes down super smooth. I think I could drink this all day and find myself in a lot of trouble!

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boatshoes for a 4 pack of this.

8/10/11A stamped on the bottles. Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip for this review.

This is a pretty clear IPA with only the faintest haze. This is probably filtered and it is not bottle conditioned. The color is a very nice honey amber, capped with a stark white head with modest retention. The lacing is broken and sporadic.

When I had my first bottle of this I thought it was really weird. It could have been that I just came right off of a CIPA, so this review is done with a fresh palate. It's still kinda weird. There is lots of fruit, but its a softer, more floral take on a citrusy bouquet. Notes of yeasty esters aplenty, bringing banana, bubble gum and cotton candy to the mix; which is weird for the style but not all that off putting. Mango, honey and coconut build the rest of the aroma. I'll give this high marks for uniqueness, and indeed it is a smell that grows on you.

Again, this is not what I expected and is a little strange. But, at least its not just another citrus and pine DIPA thats been done ad nauseam. This one will at least stick out to you, like it or not. Plenty of candied citrus on the front, this is where the bitterness lies, what tiny bit of it there is. Things get almost buttery after that. It has a very oily, softened, floral quality to the second half of the flavor profile. Pretzel dough makes a sweet malt base. There is a flash of banana and fruit salad just before a resinous finish.

Decently low carbonation, but the bubbles still make a concerted effort. Thus the body feels a bit fuller and slower. It has a dense, oily feel to the finish.

This is a pretty good DIPA, but not what I expected. Like I said before, this one stick out in a sea of DIPAs. I'm just not sure its deserving of the high A's that it has.

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Photo of Florida9
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden amber in color. Forms a thin surface coating with a single big bubbly island of whitish head floating around the top. Some pretty good lacing.

S: Starts off with a blend of floral hops and sweet malt then moves on to tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, and peach.

T: Sweet malt and tropical fruits mixed with a particular woodsy character and an earthy bitterness. Finishes with a strong fusel spice. I have mixed feeling about the taste as I simultaneously seem to enjoy the unique blend of flavors while not quite being sure they work together.

M: Medium in weight with appropriate carbonation. Spicy heat on the swallow.

O: A good DIPA with a different flavor profile than I am used to. Nice aroma, but the flavors can be hit or miss, tropical and earthy can be a bit of an odd combination that sort of works, sort of doesn't.

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Photo of eclaycamp
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It’s been a long day. Let’s hope that this beer hits the spot. I had this when it was on tap at Old Chicago for the St. Patrick’s mini tour. Odell has since then started distributing it in 4 packs. I jumped at the chance to taste it again when I found it on the shelf a few weeks ago. Pours a hazy golden color, with a small frothy head. The nose is an eruption of hop character. Orange citrus shines through, followed by pineapple, with resinous pine underneath. This is a hop head’s wet dream. Citrusy pineapple hops start, and grassy malt sweetness finishes. There’s a beautifully understated bitterness level that’s soft, velvety, and smooth. The malt profile has kind of a honey-almond quality. It’s just there to keep the hops in balance. I think it could stand to be a bit bigger, but Mycenary aims for quaffability, and in that respect it succeeds. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation level gets out of the way. For a beer that packs 9.3% ABV, this is dangerously drinkable, as the hop bitterness and solid malt profile hide the alcohol. Too often double IPAs come across as too harsh. That’s not the case with this beer, as it’s well rounded and quite enjoyable to drink (again, think quaffable), despite the monster levels of both bitterness and ABV. A very effective hop delivery vehicle.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.