Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
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533 Reviews
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Reviews: 533
Hads: 2,571
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 474
Gots: 415 | 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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Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass, nice two finger head.

A: cloudy orange, mild lacing.

S: Pine, Citrus and a touch of Floral.

T: Smooth, clean and very nice. Hop up front with juicy smooth finish. very well balanced beer.

M: Medium body, just the right amount of carbonation.

O: Very nice DIPA, one of the best I've had. (315 characters)

Photo of Foyle
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 1/2" sudsy off white head, color is a somewhat orange/copper and a bit cloudy. Moderate carbonation is present.
Aroma: pungent aroma of tangerine, citrus rind, whole wheat bread dough
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a dry finish.
Flavor: there is roasted sweet malt in the beginning and middle of the taste, it quickly gives way to sweet & tangy citrus. There is also a bitter citrus rind hop presence as well. The finish has a lingering alcohol burn in the throat and chest.
Overall: this is a most excellent brew. (531 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear and golden. And inch of snow white head, persistent, spotty lacing.

Super juicy smell. Tangerine, orange, a little spivey papaya. Cat piss.

The citrus in the flavor is like over ripe mango. More tangerine with a little pine. Dialed back a touch from what the aroma brought.

Clean mouthfeel. Juicy, mouth watering. Sticky.

A great beer that runs the gamut with all
The dimensions of hops. Very fresh and clean flavor. (430 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bright rich golden glass has a bit of haze and depth. A razor thin cover of white foam holds and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Rich C hops, west coast, citric with a bit of pine. There is a bit of sweetness coming through as well, but it seems like a heavy bitter hop leaf slap is coming.

Taste: First blush is pretty balanced with the sugary crystal malt base mingles with the oily hops, then the hop note starts to grow and overpowers everything. I love hops, but this might be a bit much, it burns a bit in the finish, which invites a cool sip of beer that repeats the cycle.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body feels slick, carbonation is a bit gritty and fine, on the flatter end of the scale.

Overall: Your daily dose of hop oils, for the next week, in one glass. A nice clean base under it too, makes for a real kick in the pants. The one two punch distracts you from the heavy alcohol load it carries, but I'm quickly slowing to small sips which burn my lips slightly. We might need a new category for this one, a Quad IPA. These dials go to 11. (1,055 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Brought home from a business trip to Wichita. Poured into a chalice.

A balanced DIPA. Not as hop forward as many. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden. A nice beer but probably too heavy for the hot weather that I expect to see soon. 3.75

A – Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a one-finger slightly rocky off-white head. Lacing was average. 3.5

S – Some maltly sweetness, apricot, blossom (but all were faint). 3.5

T – A slightly sweet start with some tropical flavors with some lasting bitterness in the finish. 4.0

MF – Smooth, a little creamy. Medium body with a dry finish. 4.5 (590 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oh no, here I go again with IPA logic: if Odell IPA is very good, Myrcenary must be outstanding. I must resist....let my taste decide. There's 12 ounces to drink, so let's move on to the beer:

Glowing orange with a whisper of haze as it sits in the chalice. Topping it is a half inch of creamy head which turns to a lace in a minute. Still, strings of lacing cling to the glass. The aroma offers a hop sensation, bringing passionfruit, grapefruit, papaya, and a kiss of onion. Juicy and relatively sweet.

The taste is hop forward, however it "seems" balanced. Balanced and delicious. There's a piney hoppiness mixed with sweet tropical fruit at the start, and it sets the stage for the rest of the profile. There's a big bite of tangerine and orange, slightly bitter, with echoes of cantaloupe. It's a full bodied, yet the alcohol is hidden, it's very smooth, and it's very drinkable.

Sometimes, IPA logic does prevail. Like a number of Odell beers, I'd love to try Myrcenary again. (987 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I rarely get the chance to try beers from this wonderful brewery, but when I do they always seem to be spot on.

This beer sits in the glass with the appearance of honey or vintage amber sap. Head is a thick creamy 2 inches of fluffy off white head. Dynamic resilience is shown as this head is retained for almost 5 minutes. Bows of lace are left behind as it slowly fades.

Nose has tones of crisp leafy hops, pineapple, and honeycomb. Not incredibly dynamic but very attractive all the same.

First thing that comes to mind when I take a sip is that this beer is like silk hoppy goodness. So smooth and creamy for an DIPA it just amazing. Pineapple is the standout flavor here. The bitter feel builds comfortably as you continue to drink. Just off the charts drinkability for the style. At 9.3% the alcohol is scary well hidden. Mouthfeel does thicken a bit as you drink but it is very very nice.

This is a great brew. (922 characters)

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I did a side-by-side with their classic IPA so the review below is based off of that.

A: Clearer than their normal IPA with heavier lacing and evidence of bottle conditioning. Pretty good transparency and not cloudy at all.
S: Very fresh on the nose with a strong grapefruit presence. some sweet malts but not much. Strong profile all around.
T: Grapefruit and pine dominant hop profile. It may sound a little odd but a number of the CO beers I have tried have a similar profile that I was told may be due to local water in process.
M: Medium-heavy but nothing outside of what I think of when drink DIPAs. Low carbonation.
O: Very bright and drinkable IPA. Doesn't kill your palate with IBUs or heavy mouthfeel. A little less sweet than the normal IPA and stronger IBUs (773 characters)

Photo of TxBrewser
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Myrcenary Double IPA tasted at Rodeo Goat on tap in Ft Worth, TX.

A: Hazy golden orange, moderate head, fairly creamy, nice laciness after settling.

S: floral, citrus, sl. tropical fruit

T: Citrusy, orange/tropical fruit, sl. piney hops. Sweet, but in no way overpowering maltiness for balance. Definitely impressed.

M/B: Medium body, a bit creamy, very well balanced beer.

Overall: Easily one of the best double IPAs I've ever had. Highly recommend and will be consumed whenever possible. (496 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Have had a few times since landing in Houston. Most recently from a growler purchased from Premium Draught.

A: Pours a vibrant copper/orange color with a touch of haze. A two finger creamy white head rises, with good retention initially. That eventually recedes to a ring with plenty of lace.
S: Citrus, orange rind, piny hops. Some malty sweetness for balance. That is about it, I am really not getting much.
T: Well balanced with citrus, orange, and piny hops with the biscuit and sweet malts. A slightly bitter finish, but overall not much lingers. The balance is nice, but fairly simple. Not a bad thing at all.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Actually seems a bit thin and watery for me. Well balanced, and not much alcohol presents, so this is pretty easy to put back.

Not bad at all. I will enjoy the rest of the growler, and really like the balance here. Though I feel there are better version of the style sitting on the shelves. Double Jack and Endeavor to name two. (993 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in an extremely dark red orange.

The aroma has a bright floral, citrus, and piney aroma that reminds me of Centennial. A huge sugary candy sweetness. A dried sugary pineapple and mango, citrus peel.

The flavor follows with tons of similarity to Hopslam. A dried pineapple note, herbal, and floral hop note with a big candy sweetness, almost like the honey in Hopslam. There’s a light floral and green forest pine that Centennial offers, as the hop notes have similarities to Bell’s Two Hearted. The finish is quite bitter of again floral with a good amount of drying. Tinges of alcohol hint at the finish.

The beer is absolutely delicious and better than Hopslam because of the light malt and more vibrant hops. This has a best by date of 4/1/14, which makes the beer almost 100 days old. I imagine that this beer is better when fresh, but that is pure conjecture. (887 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Teku
Best before: 2/26/14

thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over via trade!

A: Pours a very hazy golden orange with 2 plus fingers of light tan head. Head has good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Citrus, orange, sweet malts, a pungent cheese/ wet feet like aroma, floral hops, subtle piney bitterness.

T: Piney bitterness and citrus rind, balancing sweet malt backbone, floral. Bitterness is big. Well balanced DIPA. Quite tasty.

M/D: Full bodied, pretty smooth mouthfeel, ABV very well masked, drinkability is slightly above average.

O: Good, not great. I definitely prefer the regular Odell IPA. Certainly worth a try though, and glad I was able to try it. Thanks fatbeats! (720 characters)

Photo of arthuro11
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up just across the border (being a Wisconsinite, closest is MN for me) and was glad I did.

Poured a very nice Golden color, maybe even a hint of amber, with a very nice head that left some lacing as it went down.

Smell was a little lacking, perhaps understated would be the best word - it made me want the beer, but didn't knock me over on the smell side.

After tasting though, how this hits the mouth is definitely the best part (not that any parts are bad). Piney, strong but not overpowering, with some grapefruit in there. Higher ABV kind of snuck up on me one beer later, definitely something I will look forward to sharing more of.

Aftertaste was a bit bitter, but who can complain, not me anyway, it was a still lipsmacking, just lingered, albiet with a solid base.

Overall I would definitely have again. 'Nuff said. (840 characters)

Photo of craftbeerbyob
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was so excited to try Myrcenary and it did not disappoint. They do not distribute to Illinois but I was able to get one through a beer exchange with a buddy. I hope Odell Brewing takes the route off Oskar Blues and comes to the windy city!

A: Cloudly, almost looked like a wheat. Nice head. No sediment

N: Great floral nose

T: Grapefruit? Pineapple? Whatever it is, tropical and bitter. Awesome!

M: Crisp, easy drinking.

Great beer! (439 characters)

Photo of mcrow24
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This double IPA is a nice golden color when poured into a glass. The head is white, foamy and about a finger tip thick. The beer is slightly cloudy.

Smell: There is a clear floral/fruity smell to the beer that is pleasing to the nose. The floral scent is increased with beer in mouth and makes for a sense tickling drink.

Taste: The beer smacks you with a fruity, orange like flavor right out of the shoot. Holding it in your mouth reveals a strong bitter punch and lasting dry finish. The orange peel flavor lingers long afterward. The bitterness and fruity flavors balance well to give you a beer that is an impressive attack on your senses.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, maybe a little more creamy than watery. Overall well balanced feel in the mouth with a dry finish. Very good.

Overall: This beer is among my favorites and maybe the best double IPA I've had. Myrcenary will definitely be in my regular rotation. (924 characters)

Photo of Tilley4
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, I love the balance to this beer... a buddy went to Missouri recently and picked up some of this for me...

The beer isn't exactly what I was expecting... I was guessing an overwhelming citrusy-based hop assault and what I got was even better.... a perfectly balanced DIPA... The malts are big enough to carry the bitterness of the hops along and make this one enjoyable beer... an earlier review mentioned a peachiness to the hops and that's hitting the nail on the head... Sweet but not overly so... Hops produce more of a taste than a bitterness which I find rather refreshing as well...

This one is a winner in my book... A refreshing change of pace from some of the triple hopped monsters out there... (712 characters)

Photo of Pahn
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Big thanks to BA morningthief for picking this up for me in Colorado.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1.5 inch frothy white head that sticks around. Pours translucent orange and leaves webs of lacing.

Smell: Wow. If peach were a citrus fruit, it would smell like this. A little bit of soapy and pungent highlights. Not much to say about it other than it's big and perfect.

Taste: Surprising amount of crystal malt sweetness up front, giving way to peachy hops and a late-blooming bitterness before a very dry finish. What an interesting beer. The East Coast IPA flavors are lined with sharp flavors of orange. The heavy crystal malt and high alcohol give a burnt sugar flavor just before the almost excessively IBU-bitter finish. Orange aftertaste lingers impossibly long.

The brash IBU assault, while going along with the name, *almost* seems out of place with these soft and sweet flavors, but I'm liking it. Definitely like how it dries out in the end. This beer is like all the ones I've had from Odell; lots of care, lots of thought, well-executed, multidimensional flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, maybe a little thick and creamy rather than juicy. The bottom drops out through the finish, which is extremely dry (augmented by the high bitterness). Really good.

Overall: BA forum buzz had me thinking this was some kind of citrus-only, dried out, fully-West Coast style hop bomb. It's not... it's more like an old school East Coast IPA, but very very fresh. Tons of citrusy hop aroma, a little bit of dank, and lots of layers in the flavor. That healthy dose of sugar flavor that so often ruins big DIPAs (e.g. Southern Tier Unearthly) is present here, but the bitterness and dryness just whip the shit out of it until you can't complain about the beer being too sweet. Extra points for the aroma being some kind of fruit that I wish really existed.

If Odell distributed to my area, they would get a lot of my money. (1,960 characters)

Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden body with white head, good lace and head retention.
S: Citrus, floral and malt aromas make for a balanced nose.
T: The nose leads to a well-balanced blending of flavors from the caramel, toffee malt backbone and moderate hop profile.
M: Clean dry finish. Balanced.
O: Quite good and tasty. (309 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A3.75 a golden clean pour with barely any head.
S4.25 west coast soapy/pine hops, honey like scent.
T4.25 very hop forward but not in a bad way. Lots of pine and grapefruit, bready backbone.
M4 medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky feel with nice amounts of lacing
O4 a solid dipa. Great in flavor and smell, but was shocke at the lack of head. Nice spicyness from the hops pair perfectly with these wings. (411 characters)

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Outstanding. Dark hue for a DIPA. Thin lacing medium legs with little remaining head. Color could pass as a golden sour.

S- Crazy malty. Shit, this is one of those malty DIPAs. Some people love them, some don't so much. I don't really like DIPA's. Pine, and a lot of malt.

T- Yup, tastes like 1/3 the strength of a 120 min. Crazy malty DIPA.

M- Pretty standard, maybe a bit better M than the norm.

O- I am a shitty person to rate DIPA's, but I try (as you shake your head yes then no). I am just not into malty DIPA's. I need citrus (543 characters)

Photo of TheFizzinator
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Myrcenary pours a deep copper/red that looks absolutely delicious. Earthy floral smell with some of that cattiness too. Some like it but I find that an undesirable byproduct of some kinds of hops. Taste much the same as the nose but has a caramel sweetness to it. Can really taste the malt backing, it's quite good. Hops take the background to a very well balanced sweet malt experience. Mouthfeel is that of the beer itself, very balanced. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Not too dry either which I like.

Not tremendously complex, but a very balanced enjoyable DIPA that focuses on the malt as well as the hops. (620 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, best by 4/29/2014. Thanks Felix at Steve's for generously giving me this one. Poured into an O'so snifter today, 1/26/2014.

App- Pours a beautiful light copper body, nice thick one finger white head with great retention, some lacing

Smell- Not strong. Catty, pine, resin. Bread. Dominated by the cattiness and to an extent, the pine.

Flavour- Sweet and bready, which is a big player here. Balanced by the bitter resin, pine. Quite balanced but not complex.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, nice resinous feel on the backend that is fairly bitter.

Overall- Good DIPA, very resinous and balanced but otherwise nothing mindblowing compared to the likes of Heady and Abrasive, which is not necessarily a bad thing. (742 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright orange color. Beer has a clean, transparent look. Creamy fluffy white head of about a finger and a half on the pour and was present while drinking. Above average active carbonation in the glass.

Smell: Biting pine and resin bitterness on the front. Some fruity hop tones are picked up but the pine bitterness is certainly the biggest player. A sweet malt backbone provides a good base for this aroma.

Taste: The front is a malty, caramel, molasses sweetness. Hop presence is subtle, much less bitter then the aroma would make you think. Some accents of pine, resin, medium bodied fruits, and lemon. Biggest note is how balanced the flavor is.

Mouthfeel: Balanced as well. Malt backbone provides a creamy easy drinking experience while the hop tones continue to buzz on the palate throughout drinking.

Overall: An outstandingly drinkable DIPA. Balanced is the biggest key here. Hop tones are kept in check with plenty of hops to pull you in. (964 characters)

Photo of AndrewBinder
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours kind of hazy orange with a decently creamy head. Smells summer-ish for an IPA. Sort of floral. Really heavy bitterness but a good balance with hops. I love super hoppy stuff so for a double IPA I'd like to taste more hoppiness, but an extremely consistent flavor from one of my favorite breweries (302 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a partially clear amber with tinges of red with the light behind it. It has a generous beige head that seems quite even and creamy; eventually settling to a healthy, sticky coating. Very good retention; nice, sloppy lacing.

S:
Soap, hard water, wet cut grass. Smells pretty good and it is definitely all on the same page. There is a definite malt presence mellowing the bitterness but it is pretty well hidden.

T:
Tremendously bitter, but hovers on the edge of tolerable (to me, at least). Hits you right off with strong resinous hop flavors before the biscuity malt comes in and mellows everything out. Grass, pine sap, dough, oranges, more pine.

M:
Flat and dry with a silky feel on the whole and a nice balance between softness and carbonation. Medium body.

O:
Very good IIPA.
This is one of those IPAs that really gets you. But it is surprisingly drinkable and doesn't wreck you too bad for how bitter it is. The beer is a pleasure to feel and look at. Definitely worth trying if you love IPAs, it is one of the better ones in my opinion.
Would have again; worth trying. (1,088 characters)

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