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Odell Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale

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very good

636 Ratings

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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 59
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001)
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Per my friend D Max..."It's f$%king tasty"

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4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

My favorite winter warmer is Isolation Ale. I know I pump Odell Brewing's tires at every opportunity, but man, they make some excellent beers. This one has everything you'd want in a winter seasonal, plenty of flavor and actually not that much alcohol, so you can enjoy it without feeling weighed down by it. My only issue is that it's available so early that it's generally sold out by the time the holidays get here - maybe they could bump it back a month so it would carry over in to the new year. But that's just to say: get it while you can!

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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottling date in the bottom left hand corner of the label. Label has a blurb about the beer and showing that this beer was brewed for the 2000-2001 season.

Appearance: Mild chill haze, slightly reddish hued amber. Pours to form a with a thick rocky head that takes forever to dissipate.

Smell: Hints of buttery diacetyl and earthy hops, cookie like malt aroma and suggestions of chocolate and toasted biscuits.

Taste: Medium body with a crisp and smooth mouth feel and an unobtrusive carbonation. Hop bitterness is clean and leaves a semi sharp bitterness all the way through the beer, an oily flavour hits middle to end. A sweet brew, lots of cake-like malt flavour with caramel and toasted grain flavours to boot. Great finish, some residual sweetness a mild herbal hop taste.

Notes: Well balanced and a more than decent “Winter Warmer” style brew, aiming more for a “I’ll have another one” winter seasonal brew rather than a monster of a beer that weighs you down after one. I’d happily drink this one all through a cold blustery night.

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Odell generally goes yard on most of the things they do, but this one is remarkable.

Very simply, one of the very best beers I have ever had. It's seasonal, and I look forward to it eagerly.

This beer is quiet - there's a lot going on, but it all blends so well that the overall impression is one of unified, subtle but definite finesse; this right here is malt/roast/good-ol'-behind-the-scenes-wizardry flavor, not your rather more obvious hops.

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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