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Loose Leaf - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 49 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 05-12-2013)
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Reviews by iSip:
Photo of iSip
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Odell Loose Leaf: I am not a big light ale fan, but the Loose Leaf turned out to be worth a try. This brew has a light golden color, a fair amount of carbonation, a thin head that lasts longer than expected and a very faint aroma. It all comes down to the flavor, which is light but also complex. Lots going on in this beer, fruits, spices and a distinct tea flavor. The mouthfeel is wet and a lightly sweet aftertaste lingers for a long while. The complexity of the beer makes it worth a try, but also keeps it from becoming a standard to have over and over. There is something un-beer like in this beer. Odell is a great brewer, but Loose Leaf will not be the next big thing. Odell needs to come up with a flagship lager with a catchy name and put it in a BPA free can. That would take Odell to the next level.

iSip, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts with some grassy, fruity, spicy hops.

The flavor is bready biscuity malts with some fruity grassy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice session pale.

Beaver13, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear straw yellow with nice initial head that disappears too quickly. Who the hell entered this as an Amber?

Smell: Tropical and floral hop notes with some toast and biscuit.

Taste: The aroma didn't quite translate over to the taste. More grassy and floral than tropical, although there is a titch of that. Malt profile of toast, biscuit and tea. Light spiciness on the finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a paper thin body. Does not have the firm mouthfeel that a great bitter does and just seems thin. But it is dry and crisp.

Overall: Crisp and refreshing, but is not as good as the recent Session beers by Surly, Lagunitas, Brau Brothers, Founders and Deschutes.

bsp77, Jun 07, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter from 12 oz bottle

A - poured a hazy golden color, minimal head and lacing

S - got a little breadiness to go with a slight piney hop aroma. Also lemon and a hay-like aroma come through

T - still get some lemon zest taste and straw-like flavor that follow the nose. Nice hop balance, not bitter at all. A little maltiness as well

M - very light and well balanced. Slight crispness to it. Definitely one of those for a hot summer day after a day working in the yard.

O - not typically my beer style of choice but can't exactly knock back a few Imperial stouts after yardwork. As far as what I wanted out of this beer, it pretty much hit the mark. Would definitely have again.

JamesStreet, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 9-10-13. Served cold into a pint glass.

Loose Leaf is a very pale golden yellow color with thin head that settles quickly.

Aroma is slightly hoppy over a mildly sweet light malt base.

Flavor is similar with a light and easy malt body and a family friendly hop character. It's almost like a St. Lupulin with 1/4 of the hops. Maybe 1/8.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and easy drinking.

Overall a solid session beer. This is a beer that me and my father-in-law would both enjoy despite our hop preferences being miles apart.

GilGarp, Jun 13, 2013
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DoctorsOrders, Sep 24, 2014
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Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.