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Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Bitterbill on 02-18-2011

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Reviews: 566 | Ratings: 2,734
Photo of ManBearPat
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great DIPA!!!

It's somewhat syrupy goodness masks how strong this bad-boy is. Full of mouth-burning hops that are balanced by a strong malty backbone.

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Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This double IPA is balanced to perfection. The citrus nodes stay on your palate long after a sip leaving you craving more. Starts hoppy with bite but finishes very smooth. As an IPA snob , I am quite shocked at the impression it had made.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours to a murky honey orange and gold color. Forms about a finger of lightly honey yellow soapy head. Leaves whispy lacing on the glass.
S - Aromas of sweet grapefruit, earthy herbal tones, hops, orange and apples. Very reminiscent of Lagunita's Lil Sumpin' Ale in it's aroma.
T - Strong yet balanced. Immediate sharp and quick bite of carbonation followed by quite sweet grapefruit and orange, this is balanced and rounded off by a nicely bitter hoppy finish. Excellently balanced yet strong. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden.
O - A damned good, 8.9/10 IPA in my books.
V - Good value. Four pack of bottles.

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Photo of GregJ
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Twelve ounce bottle. Pours a crystal clear honey orange with a finger thick white head. Heavy lacing as the beer is consumed. Smells of citrus and orange blossom. Tastes of grapefruit/citrus, light earthy/grassy, barley, sweet malts. Medium body and a bit on the heavy side with the carbonation, pine and citrus resin on the tongue with a sweet malt aftertaste. I recall Odell being exceptional when I visited the brewery almost 10 years ago and this was no exception. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of awayne56
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours clear golden color, 2 finger white head which dissipates quickly. Lots of lacing
Smell: Sweet citrusy smells abound, especially pineapple and orange
Taste: Right up front -BALANCED! Taste is sweet citrus forward, pineapple, finish is more bitter citrus like lemon or orange peel. The strong up front hoppy character is well balanced by the malt base.Mild alcohol burn. Excellent beer for a cold winter night.
Mouth Feel: Nice smooth coating that lasts.

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Photo of Mlkluther
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tap n Handle in Ft. Collins. At the moment it was the best beer I have ever had. I enjoyed this more than any other DIPA at the time and since. Perfectly balanced with enough hops to make you pay attention.

The only negative is I can't get it in Canada.

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Photo of JRed
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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.

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Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

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Photo of barczar
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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Photo of BrewChatKen
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of HuskyHawk
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of L0ne
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA/DIPAs, balanced and delicious.

Lots of tropical citrus and a little bit of pine from the hops. A strong caramel malt backbone balances everything perfectly without adding too much sweetness. Pleasant amount of bitterness, relatively dry finish.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
2.5/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Minimal to no hop aroma. Not sure the age on the bottle, so hops could be faded. It tastes off to me, very bad initial taste. Drain pour and would not recommend.

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Photo of Landon518
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
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%.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

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

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Reneejane
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

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Photo of SpyBrew
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of Dancolostate
5/5  rDev +17.4%
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!

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Photo of mayamike
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.