Odell Levity Amber Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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2.1/5 rDev -44.4%
Pours with white, four-fingered head, fades slowly and leaves a even lace. Light carbonation. Cloudy, light golden/amber color. Nose is faintly hoppy, starts and finishes with just a hint of hops, really lacking in taste. This could be because when we discovered our beer shipment, it had been outside for a few hours during which the entire time the temperature was below zero. FEDEX did NOT ring any doorbells. So not only were all the bottles frozen solid but after five hours at room temperature (still in the box) there were ice chunks. So it is possible that the flavor was lost and I will miss out on this one. :( Very fresh - brewed 12/13/03.
01-14-2004 23:44:49 | More by jdhilt
2.3/5 rDev -39.2%
Once again Odell wraps a bottle in an entertaining and informative label. This is a 12 ounce offering delivered via nonic pint glass.
Slightly hazy citrus orange. One-finger head. Some lacing.
This beer exhibits a rather unpleasant smell. Sort of a spoiled noble hop aroma like sickeningly-sweet decomposing garbage. This reference to rancid garbage is unintentionally harsh, I mean to say that there is an underlying rankness to the smell but as the beer warms an aroma of pale malt takes over.
Taste is not much better unfortunately, nor mouthfeel. Too oily in the mouth, the flavor is slightly sweet dried fruit with a delayed bitterness.
This beer would be good if it was macro lager swill, but I don't like it as an ale from a kick-ass craft brewer.
I was expecting a lot from this beer based on other examples I've had from Odell, but I was disappointed this time
07-15-2006 03:04:05 | More by froggyfrog
2.53/5 rDev -33.1%
Appearance - Pours a healthy head with a brilliant amber color. Nice lacing throughout
Smell - It just smells sour... I have to say, I've never smelt an amber I've enjoyed.
Taste - Slight citrus, slight hops, slight malt. Overall, it tastes kinda bitter, not in a highly enjoyable way.
Mouthfeel - Over-carbonated to me, though if you get past that it doesn't feel terrible on the tongue. Solid and slightly oily.
Drinkability - This one didn't get good marks from me, simply because the bitterness doesn't sit well with me.
In closing, I don't know if I've ever come across an amber ale I like, but this has been the most tolerable.
06-29-2008 08:04:17 | More by sevopie
2.53/5 rDev -33.1%
Had on tap at the brewery. Poured into taster glass, light amber color with small amount of lacing and light carbonation. I really cant smell too much of anything in this beer even after trying to swirl the beer around in the glass much like wine. The only smell I can pick up on is a metallic smell. Taste doesn't impress me either, tastes slightly sweet and malty but mostly just pretty bland. Mouthfeel was pretty light, not too impressive either. Overall I would probably choose other ambers over this one. I'm interested in trying this out of the bottle or at the brewery in a normal sized pour because most of the reviews on here are good ones. I wonder if my impression was somehow changed by the way it was served.
09-05-2005 18:25:34 | More by loren01
2.63/5 rDev -30.4%
Poured a slightly hazy orange colour. Pretty good white head which left a thin layer of bubbles and decent lacing. Aroma is pretty light, slightly sweet and fruity. Flavour is a little bland. Light malt and yeast flavours to start. with a gentle hop dryness to finish. A little watery and thin.
10-03-2006 22:40:54 | More by Xadoor
2.63/5 rDev -30.4%
On-tap at the brewery tap house 6/20/08.
I had high hopes for this Amber Ale, which I also sampled as a nitro-pour. Orangy-amber color, with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates (the nitro, obviously, had a more full head). I was instantly turned off by the taste- just had no body at all. It was like drinking slightly bitter well water. The nitro, in fact, was even worse tasting. It just couldn't hold my attention.
I won't write it off based on one tasting but I'm not going to search it out, either.
06-24-2008 15:34:57 | More by OHLRangers
2.75/5 rDev -27.2%
Picked up a bottle of this one as part of a recent mixed six pack. Poured a nice golden color with a little bit of white foam on top. Aromas of white bread, light hops and a little bit of malt. On the palate, this one is light bodied, with flavors of light hops, white bread and a hint of malt.
07-09-2011 05:48:39 | More by emmasdad
District of Columbia
2.75/5 rDev -27.2%
Pours a cloudy, surprisingly light amber color, closer to an IPA. Creamy light head with big soapy bubbles top it. Aromas start out with florally British hops followed by a dominating malty rich finish. Some biscuit notes make their way through as well. On the palate it is a really light beer, expecially the light carbonation level. Nothing is characteristic in flavor nor anything standing out. I can just describe it as being flat, without anything noteworthy; it's even difficult to pick out any flavors to it, it's just so subtle. The closest thing this reminds me of is a diet ginger ale. Too bad this beer runs at a higher price than their other good beers.
05-15-2007 18:16:05 | More by dreadnatty08
2.88/5 rDev -23.8%
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a smallish white head that retain fairly well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet honey malt and some DMS.
The flavor is sweet and earthy malts with a touch of citrus. It has a little bit of a bitter crisp finish. The mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery.
Overall, a pretty average beer. Probably a good starter beer.
08-22-2005 07:11:02 | More by Beaver13
3/5 rDev -20.6%
Poured a golden color, looked more like an IPA or APA. Nose is hops and honey. Taste is simple but off beat for the style. Taste is light, crisp, thin with light honey. Mouthfeel is thin, honey, light dash of hops. Drinkability..well..if I wanted an amber ale I would avoid this brew for sure.
08-24-2009 01:36:23 | More by barleywinefiend
3.03/5 rDev -19.8%
Appearance: Deep gold with a pillowy white head, about 1/2".
Smell: Something kinda caramelly, malty and good floral hops
Taste: Follows the aroma with more pronounced hops, almost like a plae ale.
Mouthfeel: Mildly bitter with a hop bite at the end.
Overall: I would imagine this would be a much better beer with some food. Straight it is OK though.
03-20-2011 05:53:55 | More by cyrock1
3.08/5 rDev -18.5%
Pours a hazy copper color with a small, frothy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.
Smells of toasted malt with a touch of hops.
Tastes of the malt notes combined with a light hop presence. Notes of toasted bread, brown sugar, and some grainy sweetness as well. Hops have an earthy notion to them, but are fairly understated. Finishes fairly clean.
Mouthfeel is light with a small amount of carbonation that gives a bit of a watery feel.
Overall, I feel like this is just an okay beer and could definitely be improved upon.
01-15-2012 00:01:57 | More by ocelot2500
3.1/5 rDev -18%
Pours a cloud orangish red with a fluffy head. Smeels awful.... like spinach or broccoli. Some hops come through after about the fourth snuff. Taste is very bland. Nice thickness too it but almost a litel too chewy. But, it's difficult getting past the smell. Nice bite on the way down with a small hint of alcohol, but i can't really find any flavor hidden anywhere. I wonder if I need to try another, infortunately this was a one timer with a trade.
09-30-2006 02:17:03 | More by stouty1
Odell Levity Amber Ale from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.