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Odell Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

605 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 56
Gots: 49 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

vikinghorn, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

aflies, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

bzach, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

thehosh, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Seefeldt, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ChopsMeister, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
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%
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 +21.2%

vlodko62, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

rjameson, Nov 03, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

bscalt, Oct 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Hopstout, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

yokken, Oct 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Will96, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

elec, Oct 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Bighorn, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

MN_Beerticker, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

AlexChillton, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

oldfashioned, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

dbstuart88, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery-amber with a nice foamy khaki head. Good lacing and lots of effervescence. Definitely malt forward; sugared candy, nutty, bread, and a little spice. Taste is better than I expected; bready, nutty, a little candied sugar, and some cinnamon in the finish along with just a touch of some hops. Leaves a dry finish. A nice medium body, some activity. Overall, Odell with another really good seasonal (should i have expected anything else from them?). With the shortening of the days and the weather beginning to cool, this beer hits the spot. Its become one of my favorite winter nightcaps.

denver10, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice. Bottle dated 9/11/12. A winter seasonal at the end of September? Fine with me.

A - Pours deep red, crystal clear, with a large, tight tan head. Carbonation appears moderate. Much lacing.

S - Toffee, honey and caramel malts. No hop aroma to speak of.

T - Malt bomb. Reminds me of a Scottish ale in many respects. Certain cinnamon character in the mid-late. Finish is actually on the dry side, with a mild, slightly roasty bitterness cleansing the sweetness. Alcohol only becomes noticeable on close inspection.

M - Heavy body with mild carbonation.

O - A malty, drinkable, warming ale of moderately high strength. Up to Odell's very high quality standards. I would expect no less from them.

Megahertz, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mdagnew, Sep 06, 2012
Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.