Odyssey Imperial IPA | Sly Fox Brewing Company

Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.68/5
448 Ratings
Odyssey Imperial IPAOdyssey Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maybrick on 12-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,508
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
448
pDev:
13.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can to tulip, the appearance was a burnt glowing copper color with a slipping foamy white head that left some messy concave lace.
The aroma had the orange marmalade I usually get in PA DIPA's glossing over some sweet mango to grapefruit pulpy thing going on. Malt seemed decent, mostly clean.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a dryness coming about deflecting some bitterness. Aftertaste sharpened some of the grassiness coming about.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, it did seem to bring in some dryness over my tongue and bring about some stickiness in the finish. Carbonation seemed just a touch under. ABV did feel spot on.
Overall, decent DIPA, maybe again.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tarheel219
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish tulip

L: Clear golden copper pour. Thick foamy off-white head. Great lacing.

S: Malts and grains. Citrus and pine.. thyme.

T/F: This one is kind of a malt bomb. Sweet grains and malts. The hop profile feels muted... notes of citrus... a bit of resin, but more sweet malts, honey, and alcohol. Cleans up a little at the finish, but overall lacking in bitterness and hop character. Medium to thick in body. Well carbonated.

O: Unbalanced in favor of malt and honey sweetness. Not bad per se, but not what I'm looking for in an IIPA. Another Sly Fox beer that doesn't stack up.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

$ 2.31 (Including Beer Club discount and tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.193/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD.
BB 05/21/17 (Can bottom) at 42 degrees served into a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – pine and citrus.
Head large (Maximum 6.4 cm, aggressive pour), off white, semi-dense, frothy, average retention, diminishing to an irregular tree to five mm frothy ring with drag marks and partial rings of lacing. Several small rocky islands make up the partial layer.
Lacing – fair. Some partial rings, drag marks, and small islands, all with tiny to medium bubbles.
Body – orange, very slight haze.
Flavor – begins moderately bitter with a hint of malt and an oily citrus aftertaste. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, oily, soft carbonation.

Not really liking this. Route 113 is a much better example of what Sly Fox can do with IPAs.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.

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Photo of JohnF
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good local beer for me. Seems underrated on the BA score.

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Photo of Thomash-houston
2.84/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Colin32
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PotatoHorse
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinylrooster
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 50marathons
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty flavorful. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank straight out of a can at a festival for the brewery so I gave it an average rating for appearance, just to err on the side of caution. Smells primarily sweet and malt forward: some caramel, honey, sweeter citrusy smells like pineapple, and something a tiny bit funky like hay. Taste is again more malty than hoppy, but there's certainly a decent bite of bitterness right at the finish. Lots of sweetness up front, with some grapefruit hops coming in midway, and a very dry, black tea like finish. Personally I thought the flavor of this was somewhat subdued...it's sweet, but not that sweet; it's bitter, but not that bitter. I found it to be a more drinkable IIPA than most I've had for that reason, but it's overall somewhat lacking in flavor.

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Photo of curlybird
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barnsley
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skaboom420
1.69/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 448 ratings
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