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Odell Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

667 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 59
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Old Chicago in Boise, Idaho
Price: N/A
Purchased: Dec. 17, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 17, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured an auburn murky color with 1-to-2 fingers (when I got it) of white head. Layered spider web lacing. Below average retention.

Smelled caramel red malts, toffee, smooth spices, Rye hops and iced tea. Not much like a winter warmer.

Tasted amber malts, iced tea, caramel, toffee, toasted nuts and slightly bitter.

Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish.

A pretty good beer, although I wouldn’t exactly call it a winter warmer. Tasty though.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Pug
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Theogre83
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Bsetz
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ssarah
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber color, clear, with a quarter inch of cream colored head that sticks around. Good lacing. Visible carbonation present.

Smell: simultaneously crisp and earthy, with hints of hops and pine. Aroma is subtle, but very attractive.

Taste: Earthy hops, rich, somewhat woody. Bitter end-note with a hint of citrus. Warming and well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy carbonation. Not a heavy beer.

Overall: Good winter warmer beer. Not as dark or complex as some in this category, but it's earthiness makes it ideal for warming up after a day in the snow and/or mountains.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of hardy008
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with a one finger light tan head, which has very good retention and leaves sheets of lacing. Has an interesting aroma with caramel, citrus, and spices.

Has a sweet malty flavor, with a slightly bitter finish. There is caramel, citrus, spices, and toasted malt. More sweet than bitter, and the bitterness at the end of each sip is held in check by the overall sweetness.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation, and a more sweet than bitter aftertaste. This is one of the best Winter warmers I have had, next to Old Fezziwig.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a slightly hazy light copper hue, with an uneven, two-finger, eggshell colored head. Ringlets of sticky lacing. Good retention, as there was a light head down to the last sip.

S - Medium strength aroma of caramel, hop oils, fresh baked bread, and a hint of raspberry.

T - Caramel malt forward, but definitely enough piney hop presence to be noticeable. A few winter spice notes of cinnamon and all-spice. Hint of raspberry in the nose is also present in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Slightly dry finish leaves you wanting another sip. Nice.

O - A nice take on the style, and I appreciated the hop presence on this one as opposed to strictly a malt/caramel bomb. Yeah, I could definitely do more of these.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.