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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

511 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 43
Gots: 19 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says 3/7/13B.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A malty and earthy aroma with subtle spicing. Toasted malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and butterscotch. Also somewhat nutty with light hints of apple and dark cherry fruit. Very earthy with some good hints of grassy hops. Light hint of pine and other spice. A pretty solid balanced malty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a solid malt driven taste with some good subtle spice and fruit. Toasted malts with notes of bready biscuit, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, grains, and yeast. Fairly nutty. Subtle undertones of apple and dark fruits including raisin and dark cherry. Solid earthy backing of hops with some grassy and herbal hops. A nice balanced tasting brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and smooth with a moderate dryness.

Overall: A very solid winter warmer. Doesn't have the typical cinnamon and nutmeg type spices, but it has some nice subtle undertones.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 08:05:16 | More by MattyG85
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-17-2012 02:50:57 | More by ryancl
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keithlee


3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-14-2012 00:30:38 | More by keithlee
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KajII

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a clear burnt copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white fluffy head that dissipated at a normal pace, down to a thin film with a small collar and had very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light herbal hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a lightly mild spiciness.

The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of caramel from the onset, becoming slightly bitter sweet and a tad acidic with a touch of dark fruit and a light spicy alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slightly bitter spicy taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this brew was a nice change from a lot of winter beers, possessing good malty backbone, a nice sweet fruitiness and just a smidgen of spice, giving it a really good drinkability...

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Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 18:51:11 | More by KajII
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Revenant

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-11-2012 02:18:48 | More by Revenant
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Stwinchy

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2012 18:28:14 | More by Stwinchy
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-10-2012 03:28:59 | More by Chuck_25
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-04-2012 03:37:43 | More by rsdaugherty
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MarcWP

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2012 04:34:39 | More by MarcWP
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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 04:57:33 | More by BlackDrongo
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-29-2012 05:14:19 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-27-2012 23:46:07 | More by NickSMpls
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2012 21:24:58 | More by ste5venla
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 21:25:12 | More by JamesMN
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litheum94

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-25-2012 15:42:52 | More by litheum94
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-22-2012 21:38:37 | More by swaghawk
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2012 13:46:52 | More by vikinghorn
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aflies

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2012 02:00:35 | More by aflies
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bzach

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-16-2012 08:24:41 | More by bzach
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thehosh

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

11-13-2012 20:07:56 | More by thehosh
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-08-2012 01:01:33 | More by Seefeldt
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-07-2012 09:53:13 | More by ChopsMeister
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 00:27:44 | More by secondtooth
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:09:20 | More by andrenaline
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vlodko62

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

11-03-2012 05:38:23 | More by vlodko62
Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.