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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

512 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 44
Gots: 19 | 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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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 04:57:33 | More by BlackDrongo
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-29-2012 05:14:19 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-27-2012 23:46:07 | More by NickSMpls
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2012 21:24:58 | More by ste5venla
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JamesMN

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 21:25:12 | More by JamesMN
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litheum94

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-25-2012 15:42:52 | More by litheum94
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-22-2012 21:38:37 | More by swaghawk
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2012 13:46:52 | More by vikinghorn
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aflies

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2012 02:00:35 | More by aflies
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bzach

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-16-2012 08:24:41 | More by bzach
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thehosh

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

11-13-2012 20:07:56 | More by thehosh
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-08-2012 01:01:33 | More by Seefeldt
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-07-2012 09:53:13 | More by ChopsMeister
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secondtooth

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 00:27:44 | More by secondtooth
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:09:20 | More by andrenaline
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vlodko62

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

11-03-2012 05:38:23 | More by vlodko62
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rjameson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-03-2012 04:29:34 | More by rjameson
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-03-2012 03:13:40 | More by tbone1384
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-30-2012 20:20:46 | More by bscalt
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

10-29-2012 23:15:17 | More by Hopstout
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yokken

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-29-2012 21:12:21 | More by yokken
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Will96

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

10-27-2012 23:41:37 | More by Will96
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elec

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-27-2012 02:47:23 | More by elec
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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

10-27-2012 00:20:36 | More by Bighorn
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poodog

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-24-2012 14:43:50 | More by poodog
Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.