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Odell Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

520 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 47
Gots: 23 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001)
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Photo of dcscientist
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%

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!

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

HighonHops42, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

JamesStreet, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Oakenshield53
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

OUTSTANDING.

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.

Oakenshield53, Aug 28, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

Mengbot, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bmatz1965, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

thufflife, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

MikeDAdams, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Minn_Joe, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Jspriest, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Chellsburger, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

birchstick, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

fionn13, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tbone64, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

bikesnbeerFtc, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

NjalThorgeirsson, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

LambicPentameter, May 06, 2014
Photo of Foyle
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a healthy 2" sudsy cream colored head. Recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is deep amber, slightly cloudy, with moderate carbonation.
Aroma: strong malt presence with raisins, caramel, and whole wheat bread. A bit of earthy hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: standard fluffy English ale mouthfeel, fairly light bodied with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: a hearty brew. The malt dominates (as expected) with those raisin, caramel, and whole wheat bread (toasted) flavors leading the way. There is also a moderate hop presence in the middle and finish and a bit of lingering alcohol burn with the swallow. Delicious and well made ale.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

udubdawg, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnK17, Apr 15, 2014
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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.