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Loose Leaf - Odell Brewing Company

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382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 9
Gots: 66 | 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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell lured me in with their artsy label again. The thing is, I don't like Odell and I don't like pale ales. But damn it that artist is good.

It looks : besides the sweet paper label, the beer pours a very fluffy and webby head, like walking into a haunted house. The body is of course transparent and blonde straw in color. Lacing is cancerous on the glass. I likey.

It smells : no surprise there - even for a session ale it's smelling overly hopped. Sharp bites of pine and grapefruit rind permeate the nose, with a very faint ale sweetness. It's a strong nose, but way hopped for being "sessionable".

It tastes : the "sessionable" quality comes in the form of a light body and a creamy mouthfeel, but the sting of the hops is still present, though quickly diminishing. The hop hits hard halfway through and then all but evaporates into a phantom piney flavor washed out by clean malts. I imagine if the hops stayed all the way through, it would be barely tolerable but it's actually quite nice to drink due to its limited stay on the palate. Straight out of the bottle you get sharp pine needles; the glass cuts it in two for a much creamier, smoother flavor.

It feels : creamy, light bodied, semi-dry.

Overall : it actually isn't bad at all for a session ipa. 99% of the time, Odell over hops their beers and for that reason I have learned to avoid most of their offerings - this one wasn't too terribly over hopped and made for an enjoyable taste.

Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brett606
2.15/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I guess I'm not a fan of sessions. This is pretty weak

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.

Photo of Vipsanius
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Brown1647
4.04/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Soozn
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Andy_Luft
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of azdback
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.