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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

673 Ratings

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 60
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

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Ratings: 673 | Reviews: 245
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz picked up today at the COOP ... This is my 3rd or 4th of this one. I am pretty excited as it is not a traditional "winter warmer" at all.. instead a nice pale ale with a good nod toward England.

Great 2 finger off white head.... tons of lace and good retention.. clear orange amber..

Nose seems pretty mild... probably needs to really warm up.. toasted bread and lite caramel malt.. hops are there but light and seem to lean toward the earthy varieties..

Flavor mirrors the nose perfectly ... toasted malts ... bits of dry caramel .... and a lite estery fruitiness that plays great ... dry biscuity maltiness.. there seems to be some background citrus hoppiness that makes me think of lemon essence, but it is waaaay in the background.. very crisp and drinkable.

All 4's.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

God this beer as an extra in a trade, and I had to be honest that I had never heard of it. Still I was excited as it looked like a solid beer for sure. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 03/18/2009.

The pour was very nice, classic for the style really with a nice light caramel color, good clarity here with a light carbonation bubbling up throughout the glass. A nice light head of white coming up and over the top settled down nicely into a thin film that covered the top. The aroma was rich caramel malts and a nice light sweetness, almost a nuttiness to it. Rich flavor, clean, crisp, clean. Nice light roasted caramel flavor with a light hop bitterness and a really nice and rounded out flavor. Smooth, easy drinking and very rich this was a very nice beer to sit down with at dinner and something that I would have no issue with having again.

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Clear dark amber pour with an off-white one-finger head. Nice sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied. Taste has flavors of caramel malt, toffee, light spice and earthy hops, which add a really nice balancing bitterness.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer pours a nice toffee-caramel scorched amber (how's that for color description?) and the cream colored head takes time to recede. Nice lines of foamy soapy lacing cling to the glass.

The aroma is sweet and malty up front. A nice piny body comes through, with added spices. Faint toffee and caramel on the back end.

The taste is quite delicious as it follows the aroma. A warm, sweet beginning makes me think of spiced cider, warm apple pie, and any type of dessert featuring toffee. Before too long, a nice granny smith apple tang comes in to play nicely, as does a very subdued and perfect piny note.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky.

2012's version is certainly a winner. Good all-around winter warmer with great balance and complexity.

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.