Loose Leaf - Odell Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev +8.2%
On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and tea-like aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
06-03-2013 03:24:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
BBD of 10/2/13
Pours a bright & effervescent straw color with a thumb of pearl white head. Good head retention & average lacing
S: Bready, hay notes, plus lemongrass
T: Follows the nose, grassiness, plus faint floral & lemon hop notes. Citrus hoppyness picks up as this warms, some faint graininess, plus grassiness as this warms. Finishes crisp, lemony & slightly doughy
MF: Light bodied, lively carbonation
Very refreshing, not complex to really get me too excited but a nice summer time thirst quencher
07-31-2013 00:22:16 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +9.9%
odell is back to business as usual. a session ale for summer, just right. this pours a lot like the saint lupulin, golden yellow, mostly clear, with a huge white lasting head. the nose is well hoppy, citrus and other orchard fruit, and a distinct bitterness that seems to pack a lot in for a beer under 5% abv. the flavor agrees. this is big on flavor for what it is. hoppy like an American pale ale, malt profile of a light golden ale or kolsch, a fantastic combination for drinkability and flavor. its light and well carbonated, and infinitely refreshing when its cold. id love to see this make its way into a sixpack, its been far too long since odell did a new 6er, and this would be a staple for my day drinking all summer long. a total gem I think, and a style that really needs to make a comeback and proliferate much more widely. love how hoppy it is, this is everything a summer beer should be. I just don't want to have to buy a 20 dollar variety twelve pack to get my hands on this...
05-13-2013 20:41:43 | More by StonedTrippin
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
Odell "Loose Leaf." "American Session Ale." 4.5% ABV confirmed. Acquired as part of the Odell Montage Summer variety box. Expectations are above average; Odell is probably the best brewery in Colorado. Reviewed live. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and branded pry-off cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado.
Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a two finger wide head of white colour and decent frothiness. Soft complexion. Fluffy. Nicely thick. Decent creaminess. Retention is pretty good - about 4-5 minutes, though the low ABV prevents this from being particularly impressive.
Body colour is a clear translucent yellow. Pretty good vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Pretty appealing for the style; within conventions. It's not unique or special, but I'm looking forward to trying it. No overt flaws are obvious.
Sm: Floral hop character - surprisingly prominent for the style. Clean pilsner and pale malts. Some light crystal malt. Hops are dominant but it's not imbalanced. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. A hint of buttery character. A mild strength aroma. Not a whole lot of complexity or subtlety, but it's pleasant and inviting.
T: Pilsner and pale malts form the simple yet pleasant supportive foundation. Floral hop character is surprisingly forward for a session blonde, but enjoyable nonetheless, and complementary of the mellow malts. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I like it, but its simplicity does hold it back. No hop bitterness is untamed; it's balanced. Not a lot of subtlety.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly buttery and a bit creamy. Pretty good carbonation, if a bit overdone - but not so much as to be harsh or biting. Good full body whilst remaining refreshing. Good presence on the palate. It could be a bit softer. Complements the flavour profile well. Good thickness.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not as sessionable as it purports to be. I could kill a sixer of it happily, but it's not in the league of the best simple session brews I've had. A solid offering from Odell that I might pick up again, but they brew far more enjoyable beers. Overall, it doesn't disappoint, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends.
07-07-2013 20:40:31 | More by kojevergas
3.04/5 rDev -16.5%
Clear golden colored ale with a medium sized snow white colored head.
Smells of hoppy northwestern type hops with a strong pine scent. Little bit of a honey malt scent.
Starts out dry and hoppy. Medium level of bitterness. Taste is more willow tree and aspirin than pine.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Overall kind of a forgettable beer.
05-24-2014 01:23:00 | More by Zorro
District of Columbia
3.51/5 rDev -3.6%
On draft at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House.
The beer is clear and pale yellow with an inch of pure white head. The aroma brings grain, lightly toasted bread, lemon drops. Hints of fruit with a biscuit malt presence throughout. Light bodied and quaffable with moderate carbonation. A decent beer.
06-27-2014 21:01:54 | More by Huhzubendah
3.34/5 rDev -8.2%
I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Capone's in Post Falls, ID.
Appearance: light gold hue with a light haze and effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy white foam. Not too bad.
Smell: lightly grainy aroma with not much complexity or hops. Not objectively bad, but I'm just not a big fan of the aroma profile here.
Taste: much like the aroma, there's a grainy and even corny character. Hops are greenish and bitterness is low. Like the aroma, it doesn't super appeal to me.
Mouthfeel: light body with a well-integrated carbonation and a very good creaminess. Easily this beer's best feature.
Overall: this beer is not gross or anything; I'm just not crazy about it.
06-22-2014 14:02:51 | More by flagmantho
3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
Part of Odell's Montage pack, $15.99. Best by Oct 18, 2013.
A- it pours a clear straw colour, 1" head of foam with good lacing. Deeper into the session and the foam makes a complete exit.
S- good hoppy aroma, citrus, with more than a solid malty backbone.
T- matches the aroma though the hoppy goodness isn't as forward. I like the way the malt in this compliments rather than distracts from the overall flavours, but I was hoping for just a bit more assertion...err...oomph.
M- as expected, very light bodied with close to medium carbonation. Goodish mouthfeel until the end of the sip.
O- a light, refreshing, and tasty brew for the abv, I'm okay with it being only available in the mixed 12 pack. It's not a brew that I'd want to seek out that often.
07-07-2013 14:16:33 | More by Bitterbill
Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.