Odyssey Imperial IPA | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by maybrick on 12-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
448
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 448 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of butters_mcgee
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Generous two finger head, frothy with a great many larger bubbles creating an uneven surface, the lacing is wispy but is spread all around the glass. The liquid is a darker amber orange, this aided by the large amount of particulate floating about, strong quantity of smaller bubbles aggressively pushing upwards. The nose at first features a peppery salinity as well as freshly mown grass, however, it moves over to honey, grapefruit reduction and danker tar, muddy earth and black tea leaf notes, a bit too tightly wound to offer anything but minimal pineapple, papaya, star fruit scents. Full-bodied, dry with a good deal of extract which glues it to the palate. Honey, molasses and caramel exert themselves to bring sweetness to the proceedings, cocoa and orange extract too. More of a core here to the apricot, nectarine, pineapple fruit. Very piney and peppery, with its high level of bitter herbaceousness it is likely trying to compensate for the malts. Anyway, for all that is going on it finishes on the short side, the carbonation having fluffed up the start but not able to assist by the end. It’s a solid, not spectacular, brew that goes for the sledgehammer approach.

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Photo of epyon396
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldn00b
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into an IPA glass - not sure the age of the can but has a "best by" with the 2016 clear. Pours clear amber with a slight opaque quality. Amber color with a fizzy head that foam and recedes quickly.

Nose is malt and citrus juice - big orange and a bit of tropical notes. Not much else here, definitely skews to the sweet sign of the fruit on the nose.

Flavor is big on the bitter, with the citrus notes definitely present. Malt a bit more forward than I'd like - not sure if it's more of a balanced brew with big bitter and big malt or if the hop character has fallen off a bit due to age. It's fine, but it's nothing overly juicy, dank etc. The malt profile is definitely nice - not so much bready here so much as a sweetener to the overtly bitter hop profile.

Feel is nice. Nothing out of line here - big drying hop bitterness cut by the malt. The carbonation level is ice and tight to add to the bitter - helps keep the malt in check for sure. I'm glad I had the chance to try it.

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - dark, toasted orange amber. Slight haze. Looks good!

S - piney hops and caramel malt sweetness. Fresh and floral.

T - lots of pine and caramel up front. Very aggressive. Has a distinct zesty sweetness. Bitter in the back.

F - prickly carb that bites back. Fluffs up easy when swished in the mouth.

O - solid DIPA. Nothing blows your socks off, but it's easy-drinking.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runondirt
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 2 finger light khaki head that receded to a patchy cap; OK lacing;

S: pineapple, grapefruit, and floral;

T: pine for a moment, then herbal; a hint of floral in the background; mildly bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish; a little boozy, but it matches the beer well;

O: nothing stands out on it's own, but the totality is very enjoyable;

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of graemeiam
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPDOG
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice little double. A bit malty for my taste, but not bad. Nothing special , but if you like a maltier DIPA this may be worth a go.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fremont897
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JVStabile64
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 448 ratings.
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