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Odell's Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by denver10, May 9, 2012.

  1. We don't get Odell's here in KY, but how can I not appreciate something that makes so many of my fellow BAs happy?:)
  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    My wife brought some Odell stuff back from a trip to Colorado, it was just their regular offerings but they were all solid. I sure wouldn't mind if they got distributed in VA.
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  3. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Yeah,I have been checkin out Odells for some time now.Need to try some of their stuff.Heard lots about the ipa and mercenary among others.....will have to post a iso in the near future.

    Cheers All.......
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  4. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Savant (415) Missouri Jun 10, 2008 Beer Trader

    I bet Odell would love it if you called it by it's correct name. It's not Odell's.
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  5. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    It's their regular everyday drinking options that make me such a fan. Their big bottle, single serve series are good but its the regular lineup, with the seasonals included in that, that ranks them so high on my list.
  6. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Savant (330) Wisconsin Apr 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Oh crap, next time I make it to "Odell Brewing Company" I hope they don't tell me that they don't serve my kind because I referenced us as Odell's on BA.

    Per the about page on their website,"Odell's was just the second microbrewery to open in Colorado." You better tell the Odell bros they've got it wrong on their site. We wouldn't want to confuse anyone.
  7. willseph

    willseph Initiate (0) Illinois Jan 31, 2011

    I trade for their stuff pretty regularly, even just the off-the-shelf selections. In fact, I have some Shenanigans and double pils on the way now!
  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    I wouldn't mind if they started distributing to CA.
  9. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    no love for easy street wheat? hand's down the best american wheat beer on the market for me. i traded for some gumballhead, still like ESW better.
  10. TenHornsProud

    TenHornsProud Savant (305) Colorado Aug 13, 2010

    I really enjoy most of Odell's lineup but am not a big fan of the more limited releases...I can't get into the flavor profile of their wild ales.

    The IPA and Myrcenary often make me wonder why I bother hunting down other IPAs though...
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  11. In. The IPA and Myrcenary are outstanding, and the Red and Lupulin are fantastic as well.
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  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Had the IPA - fantastic. Better than the majority of the "me too" IPA's here in San Diego.
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  13. dachp

    dachp Savant (250) Colorado Apr 17, 2010 Verified

    Damn you beat me to it, love this beer on nitro especially for $2 at Trail Head!
  14. fortsambo

    fortsambo Savant (325) Colorado Feb 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    My personal #1 brewery, always has been and always will be
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  15. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010


    Since the start of this thread, I have moved up to Fort Collins (for grad school) and now have access to all their pilot beers as well. Got to say, I only love Odell more now. So many of their pilot beers are so much better than much of what is actually on the shelves right now, IMO.
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  16. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    They are supposed to be expanding distro to Texas this year according to an email response I got. I've been lucky enough to try a couple bottles of Myrcenary and their IPA but can't wait to see it on shelves at my local store. A fantastic brewery that doesn't get enough love IMO...
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  17. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    I have to drive an hour for Odell products, but it's well worth the drive. My bro-in-law in Denver just put Myrcenary in his kegerator. That is so not fair.
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  18. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I also love Odell, I'm in southern Cali right now and have to have it shipped to me. All their beer seems so well done and worth the cost.
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  19. vurt

    vurt Advocate (715) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Beer Trader

    Another Odell fan here. Can't get it in Southern California, but I always bring some back when I visit family in Albuquerque.
  20. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    For all the stout lovers who overlooked odell because they were glaringly missing stouts need to check out their new lugene chocolate milk stout. Such a great brew, I think its on par with everything else they have out right now.
  21. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Savant (450) Colorado Apr 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Heard this weekend that one 12oz bottle of that is like 600 calories :eek:

    Not that I'm counting calories while drinking beers but that is a bit high for me to have too many.
  22. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Savant (330) Wisconsin Apr 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    I would doubt those numbers. Dark Lord is in the 800 range for a 22oz. I haven't had Lugene yet but I would doubt it is at a higher final gravity than Dark Lord.
  23. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Savant (450) Colorado Apr 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yeah, it seemed pretty high to me and I have no knowledge of the actual number. It is a very tasty beer though.
  24. Friek is one of the best beers in America and their Woodcut series is tremendous as well.
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  25. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Advocate (720) Illinois Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    I drank my only bottle of Saboteur a few weeks ago. Very tasty, wish they'd make more.
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Odell has it listed at @ 250. That means you can drink at least two. :rolleyes:
  27. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,310) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified

    Going straight to the source in a few days.... can't frikkin wait I love their stuff.
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  28. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Odell IPA is very underrated in my opinion, probably one of the best IPAs I've had.
  29. azorie

    azorie Champion (770) Florida Mar 18, 2006 Verified

    You never miss what you never had.
  30. heesu

    heesu Aficionado (185) Michigan Jul 2, 2012

    Just found a bottle of saboteur in San Diego, somehow. Pretty stoked. A good buddy of mine went to CSU, so I've been enjoying Odell before I knew what good beer was. Loved having access to them when I lived in CO.
  31. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Friek FtMFW
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  32. BeerWizard

    BeerWizard Savant (380) Colorado Dec 22, 2012

    I almost got the St. L tonight, but went for the IPA instead. Fing awesome.
  33. mwa423

    mwa423 Advocate (615) Ohio Nov 7, 2007

    Been a long time BA but just now made it across the country and have been loving the O'Dell's I have gotten to try. Wish I had tried the IPA sooner. I'm on the west coast for about four more months and I'll definitely been picking up more of their stuff.
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  34. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Do yourself the favor and get some lupulin before its gone for the year.
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  35. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Advocate (595) Arizona Nov 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    I love O'Dells beers. Just picked up a couple of fresh Myrcenary 4 packs to enjoy this weekend. IMO a great brewery that puts out pretty solid stuff. And a plus 1 to the above comment about Lupulin. Spot on beer.
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  36. tstigz

    tstigz Savant (335) Illinois Dec 6, 2010

    I've said it before, but they have the best artwork in craft beer. Love the embossed bottles too.
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  37. So solid - consistently tasty and balanced offerings. The thing that gets me is how many different styles they do well - which brewery does it better? Founders, maybe?
  38. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Not sure why but Saboteur remains my favorite of their Cellar Reserve releases that I have tried. The Meddler once it got some age on it is a very close second, but Saboteur remains my favorite. I remember last GABF there was a sudden re-emergence of it on the local shelves and I never grabbed a bottle, it still stings thinking about the poor decision I made there.
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  39. Got some Deconstruction last weekend along with one of those new variety packs.
    Always solid stuff.
  40. heesu

    heesu Aficionado (185) Michigan Jul 2, 2012

    Had a little taste of the meddler at FWIBF and it was one of my highlights from the day. Willing to give any Odell special release a shot at this point!