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Odell Cutthroat Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Cutthroat Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-13-2002)
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottling date in the bottom left hand corner of the label. Label has a blurb about the beer.

Appearance: Faded orange amber with a well placed lace which seems to leave a trail all the way down the glass.

Smell: Mildly earthy and floral hop with a touch of pungency, biscuit like maltiness is in the nose also.

Taste: Stable medium body with a crisp and all together smooth mouth feel that hold a touch of slickness. Hop character is mildly aggressive show a floral and earthy backdrop. This brew is on the sweet side, Malt sweetness and a bit of fruitiness hit in the middle with a light caramel and a subdued peach is to show for it. Sizeable toasted biscuit malt flavour hits middle to end and hits hard towards the end while the brew dries up a tad. Semi clean after taste with some grain and hop leaf leftover.

Notes: Down to earth run of the mill American pale ale brewed similar to the English style. No great shake here …

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2002 14:47:22 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-11-2013 01:31:55 | More by XmnwildX12
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-29-2013 23:58:03 | More by famous_mortimur
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-26-2013 00:22:05 | More by BillRoth
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mattydork

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-24-2013 16:10:54 | More by mattydork
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TStout

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -21.7%

09-06-2012 03:03:52 | More by TStout
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spencerharkins

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-06-2011 17:38:26 | More by spencerharkins
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Found this review in an old notebook from back in the day (when Odell was brewing in a non-descript warehouse down the street from the nice, new brewery. Poured a medium amber color with a bit of off-white head. Aromas of light hops and light malt. On the palate, this one is rather light bodied, with mild hops and a little malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 05:23:03 | More by emmasdad
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured with a medium head that was off-white/light tan in color. The beer itself was a clear orangish-amber. The nose was very interesting: along with the hops, there was the very unique odor of drying tobacco - Leafy, aromatic, organic. Walk into a barn with the leaves hanging out of the overhead and you'll understand. Mouthfeel was slick and oily with hops, which I really enjoy. There was a good spicy hoppy bite on the tongue and the same hoppiness lingered at the finish. I think that babydoc sent me this one and believe me, I appreciate it. I would definitely drink this more often, were it available to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 18:26:12 | More by woodychandler
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scottum

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Per BIF16

Pours a hazy amber with a small white headskie. Hops come through on the first impression. Stately, but not intense. Well balanced with a chewey malt bite. Smooth mouthfeel all the way down. Overall, a tastey APA worth checking out if it crosses your path.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 18:33:12 | More by scottum
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brewQ

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I guess this is the last hurrah for CutThroat Pale Ale- replaced by 5 barrel.

It had a classic clear bronze appearance with fine carbonation and a thin head. The aroma was marked by a pleasant light floral freshness.

Not an especially sharp or distinctive hop character in the taste
but a solid malt background.

Finish was clean and drinkability good- tough I can see where this brew is somewhat ambivalent in its position. Now, I guess, gone.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2005 17:37:08 | More by brewQ
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rowew

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz long neck with bottled date printed on bottle. Description of the beer by the brewmaster on the label.

Appearance: Poured a clear orange/copper color with a medium sized off white head. Head disappated fairly quickly, but left some nice lacing.

Smell: Nice hop aroma with some biscuity malt smell mixed in.

Taste: Nice crisp hop taste with undertones of biscuity flavor. Very nice mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Nice bitterness that lingers in the finish. Overall very drinkable.

Overall Impression: Good solid pale ale. I was at the brewery last week and this beer is being phased out - to be replaced by a new pale all called "5 Barrel" or something along those lines. They were experimenting with the recipe - looks like the replacement will be a bit more of a hop monster

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2004 21:49:51 | More by rowew
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BigRedN

Nebraska

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Copper in color, nice white head, about 1/2 inch. Head stuck around awhile before it lessened to a nice covering over the liquid. Lacing down the glass.

Smell: Hoppy, some maltiness buried in there as well.

Taste: "Refreshing" hops, malt influences as well. A very good balance of the two, with the hops coming out a little more.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Very nice on the tongue.

Drinkability: A very good pale ale to give to someone to get introduce to the style. Well balanced, not overpowering.

Edit: March 11, 2005. The more beers I have of this style the more this beer becomes my standard with which to judge them. At least until something better comes along.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 05:24:30 | More by BigRedN
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Shultzerdugen

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber color, fluffy white head.

Floral and citrus accents on the nose.

The taste is the real deal for a pale ale, lots of hops and a surprising maltiness, almost a little caramel in there too. Lace work was nice, overall a tasty beer.

These go down real smooth, a favorite in the summer and available in the tiny town I call home.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2004 22:10:24 | More by Shultzerdugen
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Cutthroat Pale pours a copper orange with a pillowy white head that retains well and shows some lacing.

Its aroma is biscuity malt and grassy hops with some light citrus notes.

The flavor is slightly sweet caramel malts initially with a metallic bitterness and a crisp finish. The palate is very smooth and creamy and leaves a sticky residue.

Overall, a very nice, well balanced English Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2004 05:19:26 | More by Beaver13
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer from the bottle had nearly no head. It is cloudy, dark amber in color. The aroma was muted by soap scum left on the glass.

Now the good news, this is a nice balanced Pale Ale. While the bittering hops stand out, there is still a malty touch. The aftertaste is mostly hop. This is a very full bodied beer.

I had this beer in Moab, Utah (near Arches National Park)--quite a surprise from the land of Mormon. (It's brewed in Colorado).

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2004 02:52:49 | More by smcolw
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden hue with bronze highlights, minimal animation, a slightly off-white head reached a finger in height. The retention was decent; it quickly faded to a tight cap. The lacing covered the side on my glass thoroughly. It is a pleasant looking beer. The nose was EPA and not APA; I was a bit surprised but not disappointed. The Fuggle hops are obvious with its earthiness and behind that was notes of herbal spice from Kent Golding (?). Clean metal notes too and I can’t forget to mention the lovely biscuity-caramel malts. Potency was modest and somewhat inviting. The palate doesn’t impress me much, I don’t care for the malt profile; it is thin for one thing and quite dull in taste. The metallic flavors are completely unimpressive as well. The hops try to represent with their earthy, flowery notes but it is not enough. This would be a nicely balanced beer if the metal notes weren’t so strong. At the finish I could taste some citrus notes. But at this point I don’t care anymore. Medium in body with low carbonation, I found the mouthfeel to be thin and watery. I am not impressed with this offering from Odell. I rarely see this fresh in Omaha and I have always passed on six-packs of it, I am glad I didn’t bite. I purchased a single 12-ounce bottle in Fort Collins. That was enough for me. Yawn.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2004 21:12:37 | More by bditty187
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WesWes

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light amber color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is decent. It is malty with a breadlike scent. There are also hints of hops here. The taste is decent. It is malty and bitter with a hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer drinks well. It has real flavor. I like the breadlike taste with the hops. Thanks again Quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2004 03:25:31 | More by WesWes
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gnaussea

California

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark, with a hint of brown towards the moderate but quickly subsiding tan head. Aroma is a bit weak, and consists mainly of hop over a charred and indescribable malt. Taste is much more bold, and involves a bit of smoked flavor below the forementioned malt and hop. Flavor is slightly unbalanced, and I could appreciated a bit more spicy sweetness, but overall a tastey porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2004 07:19:22 | More by gnaussea
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Crosling

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewery. This is a high quality Pale Ale. It tastes great and looks great. I wish people knew more of this beer and I wish Odell sold more it it. Clear light amber in color with a nice white head. Very sticky lace on this one. Nice!

Floral aromas with suddle fruitiness and a pleasant hop nose.

Nice full malt flavor with fruits and caramel and a lingering long bitter finish. Very nice!

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2003 06:08:45 | More by Crosling
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maxpower

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-copper color, nice white foamy head that leaves a nice lacing in my glass, light caramel, flowery aroma, medium body with a full and creamy mouthfeel, balanced malt and mild hop flavors. This is an English style pale ale, very mild and very drinkable, great for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 13:23:32 | More by maxpower
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 061303.

Nice copper color. Almost a tint of scarlet red to it as well. Capped off by a decent sized creamy ivory white head with great retention. Great herbal English hop aroma. Leafy and earthy. Some caramel tones as well on the nose. Decent mouthfeel. A little creamy, but the carbonation is duely noted. Nice bitter taste. And it lingers. Hop flavors are of the English descent. Herbal and earthy, leafy and a bit oily. Nice enough. Caramel malts lay the backbone. This is a better than average pale....but not much more.

Thanks marc77.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2003 00:53:58 | More by Bighuge
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark, ripe reddish hue, with a fine, creamy tan head.
Aroma: warm and lively, fresh and fruity, peach, apricot, citrus, orange, zesty and uplifting!
Mellow on the tongue and palate, but packed with flavor. This was a delicous surprise, and reminded me very well of Sierra Nevada, with the continual fruit character all through the flavor. Very tasty, every time it came back up to my lips, again and again, tasty, tasty, tasty!!!
Hops are somewhat mild, malt is good, balance=perfect!
All in all, a solid, enjoyable ale. I could happily enjoy them, one after another!
Thanks, again, to marc77 for helping me become acquainted with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 01:54:20 | More by feloniousmonk
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to prAna for this fine EPA. Pours a dark orange-amber color with a medium and quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and bread. Flavor is mostly hops with a definite malt presence, along with some toasted notes. Finish is good and rich. Good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2003 07:21:12 | More by Dogbrick
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Quaffer

Nevada

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: An amber beer, with some orange hues thrown in to boot. It had a very light colored head that settled down nice and rocky. There was a thin layer for the duration of the drink. A very respectable amount of lace clung to the sides of the glass as I drained this beer.

Smell: This brew had a light, roasted malt smell combined with a good hops bite. Very citrusy and sharp. It was not overly complex, but it smelled very clean and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A smooth, medium bodied beer. Very good for a pale ale, in my opinion.

Taste: This beer had a nice balance that fit the style well. There were some round, roasted malt flavors that arose immediately. Then a nice hops bitterness kicked in. The hops was very sharp and citrusy, just like the aroma foretold.

As far as I can remember, this was the first time that I tried this beer. It was a very quaffable brew that I will not hesitate to get again. I could definitely put down quite a few of these. However, there are a lot of bolder pales out there that I might prefer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2003 19:30:42 | More by Quaffer
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Odell Cutthroat Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.