Ode IPA | Castle Danger Brewery

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Castle Danger Brewery
Minnesota, United States
castledangerbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Raisingfable on 06-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,717
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
127
pDev:
7.67%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Efoss
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Smell is mostly floral hops, somewhat one-note but not overbearing. Tastes of floral hops, tangerine, orange, and has a nice malt profile to balance things out. Hints of pine, but not overbearing. Definitely on the sweeter side but bitter in the finish. Medium-full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation and leaves the mouth fairly syrupy. Overall this one is more well-balanced than a lot of IPAs I've had, and decently complex, but it seems like Castle Danger can get a little too syrupy with their beers--17-7 Pale Ale is like that as well. Still worth buying if you're a fan of balance in IPAs rather than the hop bombs.

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Photo of fossage78
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanschaaf
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrUse
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale amber with a solid head. The aroma is strongly piney, with notes of mint, orange peel, grapefruit peel, roast mango, and wet wood. The flavor is primarily in the citrus-pine axis, with dried pine needles, grapefruit an orange peel, and a sort of toffee malt and slightly savory quality. The mouthfeel is fairly full with average carbonation. Overall this is a nice, average, well performing iPA. It is nothing special, but there is nothing bad about it either.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a bit more of a red color to this than i am used to in the style, and you do get a slightly richer crystal malt flavor, a little more body, and a different kind of balance, nice touch with the grains here. the hops are what this one is all about though, and like other beers from these guys, its delicious and just interesting enough to stand out. huge hop burst on the nose, fresh and zesty, some of the west coast oily hop character, but also a sharp northwestern bite, piney and strong. the flavor is consistent with the nose, super high alpha and majorly fresh. pine resin, a little guava or something sweet and fruity, and the toasted dry element of the grain as a support structure, really flavorful and sturdy, feels like minnesota ipa, if that is such a thing yet. there is some sweetness mid palate, especially with the only part of the hops in full swing at that juncture, but by the end its back to almost dry, and bitter enough without being overdone, seems almost low bitterness for how hoppy this is in general. castle danger has flown under the radar a bit so far it seems, but if they keep up with beer this good, it wont be that way for long. this is one of the best hop forward beers i had on my recent trip to the state!

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NilocRellim
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, amber/gold colour. Smells like pine resin and citrus hops, with a slight maltiness. Tastes like orange zest, and slight bitter hops; very light and refreshing.

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Photo of Nolster
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burgy
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow color with an adequate head of tiny white bubbles that recede at their own pace. Very little lacing. The aroma is pleasant enough without being special. Flavor is hoppy and the feel is crisp. The first couple of sips, I felt an aftertaste that was a touch too bitter, but after that I just wanted more. Overall a pleasant local beer that I will purchase again.

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Photo of CSO
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Hazy medium gold pour, thin white head slowly fades, little lacing. Sweet bready aroma with citrus around the edges. A lot of malt sweetness up front on initial sip, but piney resiny hops step in and balance it nicely. Earthy pine finish with lingering bitterness. Medium soft feel. Very solid brew, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ode IPA from Castle Danger Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 127 ratings