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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

518 Ratings

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 47
Gots: 22 | 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 KajII
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a clear burnt copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white fluffy head that dissipated at a normal pace, down to a thin film with a small collar and had very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light herbal hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a lightly mild spiciness.

The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of caramel from the onset, becoming slightly bitter sweet and a tad acidic with a touch of dark fruit and a light spicy alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slightly bitter spicy taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this brew was a nice change from a lot of winter beers, possessing good malty backbone, a nice sweet fruitiness and just a smidgen of spice, giving it a really good drinkability...


KajII, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Revenant
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Revenant, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Stwinchy
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Stwinchy, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Chuck_25, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of rsdaugherty
4/5  rDev +2.3%

rsdaugherty, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of MarcWP
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MarcWP, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of BlackDrongo
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

BlackDrongo, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of NickSMpls
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

NickSMpls, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ste5venla, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy amber hue with a thin frothy caramel head.

Aroma: Caramel malt at the forefront. Some spicy/earthy hops. There is a nice malt complexity that I hope comes out in the flavor.

Taste: Nutty and caramel malt profiles. A moderate hop bite at the end with some bitterness probably around 25-30 IBUs. The nutty/toffee flavor really shines in this one and gives it that winter seasonal feel. Odell Brewing know their hops and give Isolation Ale a nice balance with their hop additions without stealing the show. Earthy hop flavors impart a bitterness that keeps the malt character from being too sweet. Pretty robust for only 6% ABV.

Mouthfeel: A tad over medium in body but feels more viscous than that. Very smooth with average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: One of my favorite Winter Warmer seasonal offerings. Odell Brewing proves time and time again that they know how to make a great beer. Would I drink it again? Yep, worth at least one sixer every December.

JamesMN, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

litheum94, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

swaghawk, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

vikinghorn, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of aflies
4/5  rDev +2.3%

aflies, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bzach, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of thehosh
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

thehosh, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Seefeldt, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ChopsMeister, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky ruby-amber, with a large head of tan bubbles. Extensive and detailed spider-web lace. Nice.

Nose is a malty caramel-toffee in character. Pleasing enough.

Taste is similar -- heavily malted, with tones of toffee and caramel, and a light hoppy finish. This one drinks like a heavier amber ale, and holds up well as a heavy-bodied night-time session brew for the colder months.

secondtooth, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice amber colour, thumb of head with decent retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Scent is quite mild, but buttery caramel and grassy hops come through.

T - Although mild on the nose, the flavour is where this brew shines dominated with milk caramel and toffee. A buttered bread flavour lingers alongside a touch of grassy hops and musty cardboard.

M - Medium, smooth and wet.

O - I was expecting something with a bit of spice and was pleased to find a simple, yet perfectly balanced ale offering up a solid caramel malt profile with a lightly hopped finish. Easily sessionable and well worth seeking out.

andrenaline, Nov 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

vlodko62, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

rjameson, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bscalt, Oct 30, 2012
Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.