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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

634 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 59
Gots: 58 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.82/5  rDev -2.6%

A blanket of snow fell on us last night...no, wait... an avalanche of snow fell on us last night. The picture on the bottle looks about like that, and yep, I'm feeling a little isolated, as is everyone else from the blizzard. Let's see if it cures my isolation blues.

Appearance (4) : Three finger head, creamy, webby, with large sparse bubbles. Body is 60% opaque and is a hazy copper hue.

Aroma (4) : Very much like a pale with hoppy grapefruit rind, but there's a touch of mango in there as well. Some gooey caramel notes, perhaps melted in a tin pot; and malted milk balls. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : Caramel notes come out loud in a malty fashion, with a wave of hop bitterness that takes over in the form of red grapefruit and white pepper. The finish is dry and musky.

Mouthfeel (4) : Lightly carbonated and a creamy feel, a dry finish with a musky feel. The carbonation throws a buzz in the mix which keeps it alive.

Overall (3.82) : As usual, Odell's offering is a bit too hoppy for my palate. For a malty winter warmer style, this beer is way over hopped. I can't resist their rustic labels so I keep buying their products, but they are very hop based and this one is no different. I like the pale hops and the caramel malts together, they create an interesting robustness that sticks around. I'd probably have this again on a cold winter's night.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

A- Caramel colored liquid with a brightness to it. Robust carbonation. Fluffy off-white head that remains well before forming a wall of sticky lace. 4.5

S- Floral and sweet like a lot of Sierra Nevada beers. There's a rich malt base and a biscuity aroma. Pleasant and straight-forward. 4

T- Are we sure this isn't Sierra Nevada's beer? Haha. Very similar taste to a lot of their beers. Like the nose, sweet and floral with a light hopping. Notes of caramel hit about mid-palate and the the finish is kind of biscuity, bready and crackery. 4

M- Great creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a low-key but noticeable bitter finish. 4.25

Tasty treat. Nice mouthfeel makes it good for this time of year.

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3.12/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A solid winter-ish ale that's a cross between a warmer and an American Strong Ale. A little more one-dimensional than I like for a seasonal sipper, but tasty and drinkable nonetheless. The specs:

A: A gorgeous copper-tan with red hue, perfectly clear with little carbonated activity.

S: Floral, boozy, dank. Malt-forward bouquet with notes of ripe stone fruit and grass. Aromas are powerful.

T/M: Strong, boozy flavors with a dank hop astringency. Flavors are balanced but simple and a bit one-dimensional. Almost too sticky for it's own good, fortunately ample carbonation cleanses the palate between sips - I wouldn't care for this from a cask. Finishes long and sweet.

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.