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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

672 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 60
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

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Ratings: 672 | Reviews: 245
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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 14 Mar 2011. Served in the 0.4 L Eichbaum snifter.

Medium sized orange tinged head. Well carbonated. Clear reddish mahogany in color. Aroma is earthy, malty sweet, almost dusty (in a good way), some fruitiness. Starts fairly nutty with a bit of astringency. Some caramel and toastiness. Medium body, lightly warming ethanol. Sweet and malty finish. Lingering earthy sweetness and a light bitterness in the aftertaste.

Decent and easy drinking.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.