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Myrcenary Double IPA - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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539 Reviews
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Reviews: 539
Hads: 2,599
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 474
Gots: 432 | 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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Reviews: 539 | Hads: 2,599
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 (543 characters)

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. (620 characters)

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. (742 characters)

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. (964 characters)

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 (302 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
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)

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. (961 characters)

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. (686 characters)

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. (867 characters)

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. (534 characters)

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 =) (1,042 characters)

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. (1,665 characters)

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! (875 characters)

Photo of schuim
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
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. (262 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (752 characters)

Photo of joeworrall
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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! (678 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (1,640 characters)

Photo of TexasBeerGuy
4.24/5  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. (833 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.18/5  rDev -25.4%
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. (372 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (630 characters)

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.44/5  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. (848 characters)

Photo of spoony
4.56/5  rDev +7%
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. (1,569 characters)

Photo of evanforbeer
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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, maybe a little passionfruit, with citrusy notes of blood orange, lime, 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! sweet, juicy, buttery, 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 (797 characters)

Photo of WGO
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
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. (431 characters)

Photo of genitempo
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (928 characters)

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.