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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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Photo of SavvyStudent
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
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

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Photo of TxBrewser
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of champ103
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of dar482
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of zac16125
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
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!

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Photo of arthuro11
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of craftbeerbyob
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

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Photo of mcrow24
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
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...

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Photo of Pahn
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of gueuzedreg
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
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

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Photo of TheFizzinator
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of AndrewBinder
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
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

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from Brewforia.com. Best by 1/17/14. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours hazy orange gold with two fingers of fluffy white head. The foam lingers quite a while and leaves beautiful sheets of lace.

Smell is floral and piney. Pine, strong citrus zest, earthy flower petals, sweet caramel malts, biscuit and a hint of berries.

Taste is nicely multi faceted. Pine, light pineapple, grapefruit peel, clementines, white peppercorn and an earthy floral note all sit atop a sweet base of caramel malt, biscuit and sugar cookie. Mild bitterness, great citrus tang, nice malt sweetness and almost zero alcohol. Very easy to drink.

Smooth, medium full feel with well integrated zesty carbonation. Pine, citrus and sweet biscuit finish.

This is a mighty fine DIPA. Not a bitter hop bomb. Instead a flavorful and many layered treat. Dangerously easy to drink given that it's over 9%. This is worth a try for sure. I sure hope to have more at some point.

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

App: Light in color for a double, warm gold in appearance. More orange than amber. Thick, tight head that clings to glass.
Smell: Floral, caramel nose that’s more complicated than a traditional IPA. Far fewer piney aromas than normal. Aroma more floral and complicated.
Taste: Strong alcoholic warmth blooms into 4 or 5 progressive hops flavors. More floral and fruity than piney, as would be expected from the aroma. Both a sweet and bitter lingering taste at the back of the throat after swallowing.
Mouth: Heavy bodied and smooth for an IPA, not as sharp as most. Fairly lightly carbonated for the style. Pleasant tickling characteristic that lingers on tongue after swallowing.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer has a brownish amber color as well as hints of dark orange. The beer is clear and filtered with a very foamy and slightly creamy off white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a ring around the inside of the glass. The beer smell has a strong grapefruit smell with hints of pineapple and strawberry as well as bits of sugar. The beer tastes similar to the how it smells. The beer has very sweet and caramel tastes along with the hop bitterness. The taste has grapefruit hops but other flavors dominate the taste. The sugary sweetness arrives in the form of pineapple and slight hints of strawberry flavors. The beer has a heavy body with a smooth and really clean feel to it. However, the beer still has a slightly sticky aftertaste. A very good beer and one of the best DIPAs that I have had. My only regret is that ODell does not distribute to my state.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
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 =)

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Photo of joe1510
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

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