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Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

189 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Uses English malts and American hops, the brew takes cues from the countrys' best ingredients.

(Beer added by: mwilbur on 05-23-2012)
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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I subscribe partially to Mamet's assertion on second chances from State and Main, but I hope it's wrong this time. This stuff pours a hazy amber-gold topped by over a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises pine needle, lemon rind, earthy greens, mild toffee, and a few sprigs of spearmint. The taste brings in more of the same, with a lightly richer toffee character (along with a bit of a buttery vein). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice English-style IPA, one that creates a solid balance without sacrificing a bold hop character.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 05:45:02 | More by TMoney2591
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South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during the 2nd Annual Redneck Racin’ & Tastin’ while tailgating at the dirt track race! Big thanks goes out to caSSino for this one! Served from bottle into a NoDa snifter. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, and tangerine. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, and orange peel. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This was definitely a very citrus intense brew. The orange peel in the flavor was definitely a nice refreshing touch while I was sweating my ass off in the sun. The aroma had a nice kiss of citrus going on as well which made the brew quite approachable even for new craft beer drinkers. Definitely a well done brew that I’m glad I got the chance to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 13:06:00 | More by thagr81us
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-12-2012 02:18:32 | More by cestlavie
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, May 2012 (Rare Beer Club release)
Deschutes tulip glass

A: Nice hazy sun orange color. Big fluffy bright white tight bubbled head. Tons of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Head is sticking around a bit.

S: Pulling some of that mango and overripe peach character, but not jumping out at me. I do get the melon that they mention on the bottle, almost like fresh cantaloupe or something like that. There is some biscuit like malt notes as well.

T: Up front, you get some nice fruity hop bitterness. Really getting some of that peach character that I smelled, as well as the melon. Prickly carbonation of the tongue. In the mid palate, you get the malt balance of a pale. Really biscuity cookie like light malt. Really evens it all out. I can't believe from the taste that this is 9.5% ABV. It's nicely hidden for sure. Big, balanced pale ale.

M: Medium bodied but the carbonation almost makes it less. Bordering on too much carbonation.

O: B+

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 14:31:36 | More by inlimbo77
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

06-10-2012 17:33:23 | More by vfgccp
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-08-2012 20:03:26 | More by BostonBrewins
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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa, I think this is mislabeled on the BA page. I'm pretty sure this is a double ESB and not a double IPA. Either way it had a lot of English malt and hop profile but the hops had a familiar American touch. I could swear that there was some Amarillo or Cascade in here but my sources told me no on this one. Big mystery beer here. I would like to try this on cask. The alcohol is completely hidden as it drinks soft and approachable like an English-style ESB.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 17:59:38 | More by TSJ4000
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden orange color, perfectly clear save for some active bubbles. First whiffs bring strong grassy and spicy hop notes, under ripe tropical fruits, floral and herbal - just about every hop note one could think of. Faint notes of toasted and lightly sweet malt. First sip quite bitter and spicy before tropical mango and papaya rind come through, floral, minty and some lightly sweet and toasty malts, citrus and pine on the back end. Interesting body as it is equal parts bubbly and bright and dense and slick, dry. A quite unique brew, strong hop presence whith big bitter spicy notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 22:20:48 | More by rfgetz
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-01-2012 02:18:01 | More by DSlim71
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

05-31-2012 01:37:29 | More by deesfrank
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-31-2012 01:07:52 | More by djrn2
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-27-2012 18:20:32 | More by steamboatbrewer
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-26-2012 20:13:39 | More by valkyre65
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4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A collaboration brew between Thornbridge and Odell. Double extra pale ale. Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy mango hue with high carbonation producing a 2 inch bubbly white head. Good retention and a hint of lacing. Some sediment floating about the glass.
S: Clear and crisp hop notes up front--citrus, mango, and mint. Tropical and refreshing. Hint of British malt in the background.
T: Aggressive hop smack up front...takes a few sips to sort it out. Citrus, mango, melon, some spice, and a hint of pine and mint. The alcohol bite seems to augment the hop notes even further. In the background--but holding its own--are the British malts. I really like use of them in this beer...provides some degree of balance in a clean and uncomplicated manner thereby allowing the hops to continue to shine.
M: Soft and creamy to start. Quickly turns toward a shot of bubbly effervescence that bursts across the palate. Then turns spicy and moderately bitter. Dry and mildly malt-sweet finish. Light-medium body...drinks a bit lighter than the ABV. Very nice.
D: The definition of drinkability. Nicely complex and interesting with a moderate alcohol kick. Wonderfully refreshing. An excellent spring/summer beer. Perfect for picnics, drinking on its own or pairing with grilled food. I'm glad I got a chance to try this solid brew. Seek it out!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 05:31:24 | More by mwilbur
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Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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