Odell Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

642 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 60
Gots: 62 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Isolation Ale pours a copper brown, with a light off-white head. Lots of malt, nuttiness and caramel in the nose of this one - seems sorta like Christmas fruit cake. You can definitely taste these smells when you have a sip - the medium body of the ale has some sweetness near the tail end. The aftertaste is pretty minimal, but has some good malty-ness. Not terribly carbonated, which didn't fill me up a whole lot (like that...need more room for Christmas treats anyway). With a good 6.0% ABV, this is a very enjoyable beer that won't get you on the "naughty" list if you have more than two or three.

Appearance - 4.0/5.0 - Rich, copper coloring with a light head
Smell - 4.0/5.0 - Nuts, caramel & malt are the primary aromas - strong enough to notice without being overbearing
Taste - 4.5/5.0 - The malt is sturdy and flavorful, with a bit of sweetness at the end of each taste
Feel - 4.5/5.0 - Medium bodied, lighter carbonation, flavor fills the mouth and little aftertaste
Drinkability - 5.0/5.0 - An excellent winter ale

Photo of gregshead
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick copper color w/ a half finger of head.

S: Sweet caramel malt smell w/ a nice hops smell in the background

T: Nice Caramel/Toffee sweetness with just enough bitterness in the background.

M: A little syrupy but some good/subtle carbonation

D: It comes close to knocking it out of the park for this style. A great beer for a cold night where I get snowed in. Unfortunately that doesn't happen that often here in San Diego

Photo of mulder1010
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 poured into a red oak glass

A-- Poured a reddish brown, under a finger head but left very nice lacing on the glass and the head retention was excellent.

S-- Roasted malts, carmel, and toffee. No spice to this winter warmer that I can tell. There is sweet smell to this also.

T-- Carmel, toffee, malt, malts and some hops to this. It is a very nice opening to this beer.

M-- Med carbonation and very flavorful. Has character and is a bit heavy.

D-- Excellent. A great winter warmer that is at 6%. Different because there is no spice to it. Mostly malt and carmel. Has been my favorite winter seasonal for the 6 years and continues to amaze me everytime I have it. Can drink one and enjoy it or have 3 easily and just warm up.

Photo of quaybr
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I looks like late autumn in a pint glass - medium amber color, very clear. One finger of head that is slightly darker than just white.

Biscuity malt nose. Cereal smell begins to creep out as it warms up. Subtle aroma hops throughout.

The aroma is a definite prelude to the taste, malty. The covering malts lend to a quiet and complex spice, hop combo. Although the malts take this one home, the small amount of spices remind you of the beer's style.

This beer is carbonated so well - allows the malts to move across your tongue at the perfect rate, not too fast and not too slow. Well done here (bottles, too).

I like this beer a lot. I appreciate that Odell took the liberty of brewing a winter seasonal without dumping pounds of spices in the boil. I look forward to enjoying many more this fall and winter.

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.