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Loose Leaf - Odell Brewing Company

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 05-12-2013

You know those epic days that start with an idea, turn into a dare and end with a great story to tell? This is the beer for those days. Crisp and refreshing like any respectable session ale, but a bit more hop-forward and flavorful than some. Perfect for going with the flow.
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Photo of Suds
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow in color with a thin white head: an average appearance. The smell is a little grainy, with some musty hop aromas. The beer is semi-dry, with a reasonable hop presence. Some bitterness in the finish. This is an average, everyday ale.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Odell Loose Leaf
*from notes
Pocked steady pure white head that rings over white gold. 4
Lemon zest nose with a bit of hay and herbal leaf. 4
Cream crackers, a touch of salt, then mild melon, lemon, and grassy hops. 3.75
Country biscuit and a hint of grapefruit to end and slightly tingly ending.
Light, crisp, flinty. 3.75


This is a solid beer, don’t get me wrong. But Odell maintain a standard, and there’s a lot of competition in this sector, so a watery, one-dimensional whack of Citra (if I had to guess) just ain’t gonna cut. Not to mention Brit brewers can do this same thing at 3.8%. Forgettably pleasant for a sunny day, but underwhelming. 3.5

Photo of mdcrouser
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a nice golden ale - clear yellow, with a good fluffy lasting white head.

Smells like a mild IPA - some citrus, a bit of sweetness.

Honestly, the first thing that comes to mind is a subtlely hopped macro-lager - some citrus, grass clippings, bready malts.

Crisp, sweet finish, very low carbonation.

Easy drinking, but if you have other options for a session, find them.

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjurney
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Deep honey color, touch of haze. Lots of carbonation rising. Thick bright white head.

Aroma:
Citrus hops, some herbal, sweet pale malts, a little fruity.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Pale malts up front, bready, sweet, biscuit. Hop bitterness is moderate, citrus hops, herbal, grassy. Finish is mostly dry, some crispness. Body is medium-light, dry, crisp, refreshing, a little sharp carbonation.

Overall:
It's an excellent American Pale Ale, very smooth and delicious.

Photo of coleburn
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled yesterday on 12/28/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a clear straw-yellow in color with about a good half-finger foamy/fizzy white head that settles down to around just a few millimeters in a short time. Lots of sticky lacing was seen when sipped that just sticks to the glass instead of sliding back down. The aroma has a lot of citrus, mostly grapefruit with some lemongrass. Bit more going on with the taste with the citrus right up front followed by grassy, earthy hops. Does leave a bitter finish that hung around a bit more than I like. Feels sharp in the mouthful with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, not a big fan of this style of brew.

Photo of Penrodeo
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 2013beer101
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam-VW
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden with a Medium White head. Good retention leaving sticky lacing.

S - Lots of Citrus, Grapefruit, Melon, Grass. Some earthy notes and biscuity malt notes.

T - Starts with a very Citrus and Grapefruit forward flavour, fading to earthy, grassy hops and biscuity malt.

M - Sharp mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes medium.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.