Odell Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
11-25-2012 21:25:12 | More by JamesMN
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
11-07-2012 00:27:44 | More by secondtooth
4/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
11-04-2012 02:09:20 | More by andrenaline
Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.