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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

514 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 45
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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TylerCO

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-22-2014 22:46:58 | More by TylerCO
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-17-2014 11:56:30 | More by PickwickHopz
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2014 06:30:57 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +27.9%

03-04-2014 22:52:11 | More by TwoForty
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Timbo86

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

03-01-2014 17:04:58 | More by Timbo86
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-01-2014 05:12:15 | More by DaftPatrick
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-25-2014 04:24:13 | More by jaymo18
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BMos

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-19-2014 18:05:04 | More by BMos
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SlurpDooberstank

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-11-2014 05:19:02 | More by SlurpDooberstank
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benloho

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-29-2014 17:18:39 | More by benloho
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-27-2014 23:18:02 | More by brbrocc
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Moose90

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-26-2014 20:03:07 | More by Moose90
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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-24-2014 03:48:00 | More by Docrock
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

01-24-2014 02:03:05 | More by vinny21bal
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-20-2014 16:38:33 | More by drummermattie02
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-18-2014 21:38:39 | More by SMITHAND
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-15-2014 05:45:47 | More by mattmarka1
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AdamThomas

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

01-11-2014 02:21:26 | More by AdamThomas
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -12.3%

From: Beertopia, Omaha, NE
Date: Best by 2014-01-25
Glass: Founders snifter

In Odell's Isolation ale, the flavors are a bit balanced, the hops still placing somewhat above the malt, but the overall impression one comes away with is of little defining character aside from the spicy and woodsy hops over an amber ale recipe. Not bad in any way, just unremarkable for my palate; I don't think I'd return to this one again.

Poured into the glass moderately, this generates a 1.5cm tall head with average retention of about one minute. The head falls to a thin cap of lace atop the body of the beer, fading to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is excellent, with complex patterns and many dots and lines clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is a dark amber brown color, with light bringing out a dirty orange-brown hue. Carbonation visible through the transparent body, few in number and moderate in activity.

Aroma is very mild, perhaps a bit too much so, of balanced woodsy hops with lightly sweet pale to caramel malts.

The flavor palette for this beer is of woodsy and spicy hops, moderate bitterness, and mild toasted and caramel-like malt characters. Front of palate tastes mild toasted bread and light caramel malt sweetness, with woodsy, spicy hops in the background. Mid-palate re-arranges the order of the woodsy, spicy and herbal-like hops, pushing them to the forefront, while the toasted bread and light caramel sweetness is in the background. Back of palate finds hops retaining the forefront, with medium-low bitterness, the malt flavors mostly lost between the two. Aftertaste is of spicy and woodsy hops and moderate bitterness, a hint of caramel sweetness and bread in the background.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a foamy (2/3) and smooth (1/3) mouthfeel that is fine for the beer itself, the body a bit thin and the carbonation just about right for the style itself. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

01-08-2014 06:06:07 | More by falloutsnow
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-04-2014 03:31:03 | More by timontheroad
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jmjwolfman

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-02-2014 20:01:52 | More by jmjwolfman
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Richie71

Ireland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2014 22:04:29 | More by Richie71
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BucannonXC5

California

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

12-28-2013 09:16:35 | More by BucannonXC5
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cphughes

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

12-27-2013 18:42:50 | More by cphughes
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Pug

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-26-2013 19:48:33 | More by Pug
Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.