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Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American AleWoodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: denver10 on 10-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a splendid brew, featuring the underused mosaic hop. sort of a pale ale, sort of an ipa, sort of an American strong, a cool hybrid. the pour is very cloudy, almost a dull beige color on this, like half pineapple half orange juice, only darker, its just as pulpy apparently, and it has a really thick head of white foam with an almost nitro look to it. the color is bizarre, not totally appetizing, but I am intrigued. the nose wins me over instantly, big fresh tropical fruit flavors abound, fresh mango and papaya and maybe even lime, this mosaic hop has quite the bouquet! I could not tell, but there may be some rye malt in here, as it has a gentle spice towards the finish. alcohol is invisible in aroma and flavor, impressive. the tropical fruit flavors are lush and intense. not sweet, but not bitter either. resinous but very unlike the high alpha west coast varietals. this is a must try, wow, I really really like this. fuller body requires a little chewing, but the finish is really bright and unique, and the carbonation is about where it should be in a beer of this magnitude. the woodcut series has set the bar very high (price tag too), but the sixth incarnation lives up to its heritage and selling price, and is one of those special beers that demands to be cellared and shared with the closest of friends during the best of times. A+ overall.

edit: almost two years on and this is drinking just as nicely as it originally was. for whatever reason, the mosaic hasnt faded a hint, and the oak intensity seems to have ramped up even further somehow while the alcohol has relaxed even more to undetectable levels. not sure how much longer this is meant to hold on, but boy is it a beauty right now, and still on some random shelves around town too. scoop it up while you can!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, bottle no. 01749, date August 2012. Pours a hazy tea-like brown with a huge creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is green leafy tropical fruits and resiny fruity hops with a bit of dank stinkiness.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits and light bready malts with some dry alcohol and piney, minty hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth, slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, this is my new favorite Woodcut. I personally don't get a lot of wood out of it (maybe a little vanilla), but a lot of tropical fruits and green, leafy, minty, piney hops.

Photo of BigE90
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

finally cracked this guy open and may was there stuff flying all around in the beer. quite murky and light, but very delicious. quite drinkable and lots of flavors in this one as it rolls across your tongue. wish I had taken notes when this first came out.

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Oboogie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 430 (bottled Aug 2012) opens with a resounding pop. Pours a hazed & effervescent peach color with 3 fingers of lacing. Good head retention & very good lacing, still hazy out at the end

S: Plums, cherries, whiskey, plus oakyness & citrus/pine once warm

T: Figs, cherries dryness & butter rum up front. Plums, butterscotch, figs cherries, lemon grass & lime once warm, slight oaky boozeyness. Finishes warming, fruitty, dry & citrussy & slightly medicinal/piney

MF: Fairly chewy, slightly carbonated, warming

I liked this, drank fairly easy despite the ABV, the Mosaic hops show through once warm. If you can get this for $16 like I did, get it...

Photo of wmobley
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of BruceBruce
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled in August 2012. Bottle #05861.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Hazy medium to dark orange; opaque. One finger of cream coloured head with good retention.

S - Hazy tropical fruit aroma with fresh papaya, guava and mango notes. A big woody aroma is present as well along with a hint of vanilla. Really unique and inviting nose.

T - A good bitterness up front with a nice tropical fruit bouquet of papaya, guava and mango. The barrel aging adds toasted oak and some vanilla. A touch of caramel sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation. Some stickiness.

O - The 750 ml of this went way too fast. Easy drinking and absolutely delicious. I am interested to try more of the mosaic hop.

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a deep cloudy amber with a two finger dense white head that is slow to fade with excellent lacing into a dogfish snifter
S: smells of cedar oil, pine, some tropical fruits, a hint of caramel, slightly herbal as well. great nose
T: woody flavor, some caramel, slight pine, a bit of toasted malt, tropical fruit and a bit more woodyness some cedar with a slight bitterness throughout. swallow brings a bit of caramel and a nice blast of tropical fruit, resin, pine, and a bit of sweet vanilla
M: smooth with soft carb from bottle conditioning, not too dry of a finish but the hops seem to coat well
O: a hugely complex and delicious American Strong Ale. I don't quite know what to make of it and it's a lot to take in. The mosaic hops bring some interesting flavors into the mix, the mouthfeel is very luxurious, the nose is phenomenal and the beer looks fantastic. An amazing beer and a pleasure to drink because the alcohol is very well hidden.

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of fmccormi
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 750ml cork-and-cage champagne bottle to my trusty Cigar City snifter. Some bottling info printed toward the far right-hand side of the bottle indicates that this is bottle #7615 (of how many, I’m not sure), bottled in August of 2012 (“BOTTLE NO 07615 DATE AUGUST, 2012”). So, consumed somewhere around 5-6 months after bottling.

Appearance (4.25): This has a very hazy body, a dark brownish color like apple cider; it’s capped by a custard-colored head with tight foam, maybe one finger thick. Sports some fantastic lacing, with lots of legs and spots, and some webbing.

Smell (4.0): Rich scents of cherry, toffee, plums, prunes, and warming alcohol come through very clearly—some pineapple and passionfruit underneath, but the most characteristic part of this is papaya. Clear, thick, and very aromatic, like papaya nectar—that citrusy, kind of rich, slightly smoky scent (to me, anyway) that is papaya.

Taste (4.25): Again, thick papaya and mango juice notes lead the way, followed by fruitcake, toffee, caramel candy, and some toasted bread fleshing out the malt body. There’s a cutting edge in the finish like someone threw a squirt of lemon juice into my glass for a hoppy finish. Heavy, sweet oak character—some vanilla, actually lots of vanilla mixed into that juicy malt body. What’s really interesting is that the thickness and richness of the papaya character that almost certainly comes from the mosaic hops is smoothly blended into the rich toffee and vanilla notes of the malt and oak, respectively—very interesting. Plenty of warming alcohol, more rich than hot.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Creamy, with smooth carbonation, giving a light tingle in the finish before foaming soft and thickly, and richly soft like velvet. The body is slightly syrupy, and finishes ALMOST on the dry side. Lovely feel, actually.

Overall (4.0): This is a big-ass, thick, hopped-up, wood-aged American Strong Ale. If that sounds like your thing, it probably is, but bear in mind that the hoppiness does not come through in bitterness hardly at all—like I mentioned in the tasting notes, the papaya juice that comes from the hopping (o hai Mosaic) is blended smoothly with the rich, toasted toffee and fruitcakey-ness of the malt body. Add the smooth vanilla character of the oak aging, and it becomes one big swirl of interesting flavors, surprisingly smooth and rich and warming. While not something I’d normally seek out, I’m glad to have tried it and I’m impressed by the craftsmanship here.

Photo of oline73
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a quarter finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: There is a ton of oak in the nose. The wood is joined by an herbal note. The background is sweet with a slight citrus note as well.

Taste: This is a very herbal beer and it has a huge oaky/wood presence. It's quire sweet which I expected given the abv. The oak dominates the flavor and continues through the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium to syrupy with smooth carbonation and a really dry finish.

Overall: This is an intensely woody beer. I was glad I got to try it, but I don't know that I'd need more in the future.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of G-Hawk
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of claspada
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with a rather large off-white head that recedes to leave some super sticky lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with tropical fruits like mango, guava and citrus. Soon after you get the sweet caramel, borderlining toffee maltiness and some toasted bread as well. The oak grows and assets itself more as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with initial toasted breadiness and caramel maltiness. The hops join soon after and balance the big malt body, citrus and papaya are the main hop flavors. The large oak and minor alcohol notes help to dry out the finish. The oak adds some vanilla and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is fairly chewy and assertive thanks to the super drying oak, large hop additions and hefty malt bill.

Overall I enjoyed this beer for the flavor profile as I love oaky, hoppy and malty beers. If you are adverse to oak tannins you may want to stear clear but I enjoyed it. The price is a little bit crazy (over $20 for anything not sour is crazy in my book) and I wouldn't pay it again but I am glad I tried it once.

Photo of swaghawk
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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