Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Wolf Picker | Odell Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Wolf PickerWolf Picker
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
146 Ratings
Wolf PickerWolf Picker
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wolf Picker is named in honor of our hop growing community and the harvesting rig they use. Each year, the brew is crafted with same malt base but with new and unique varieties of hops. Some of the varieties are so new, they’re not even named yet. Wolf Picker 2016 features the experimental HBC 438 and Cashmere hops. These two offer a complex and layered hop character that combine hints of coconut, papaya and mango with a mild herbal quality.

Added by LotsofLupulin on 01-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,619
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
146
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGoodStout
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dikfour
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from 12 oz bottle to a pint glass

Look: Lightly hazed golden yellow. Not much head and dissipated fairly quickly. Medium to light carbonation.

Smell: Citrus and tropical fruits. Pineapple and maybe a little Grapefruit. Delightfully bright.

Taste: Slight bitterness complemented with sweet pineapple juice. A little piney from the hops creates a mild bitter experience complemented nicely by a light sweet bit of pineapple malt. Maybe a little mandarin orange in there to boot.

Feel: Medium-Light bodied. A little creamy and the light carbonation dances around the tongue well after the sip.

Overall: A pretty solid, easily sessionable Pale Ale. Not much to hate about this beer. The overwhelming single characteristic I will take away from this beer is the pineapple malt. I didn't know I liked pineapple that much. I will most probably revisit this beer again sometime in the not so distant future.

 911 characters

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minuteman
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy dark golden/light copper pour with a white one-finger head. Tropical fruit flavor upfront backed a touch of pine and grass. Finishes with a light juicy and fruity bitterness.

 188 characters

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtnord
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Germ21
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A lot of floral notes in this pale ale. Pretty delicious!

57 characters

Photo of eriff
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look:
Slightly hazy golden yellow color

Smell:
Slight Grassy notes with citrus in the background pineapple orange lemon

Taste:
Solid Malt backbone without much flavor to it letting the hops shine through, good light bitter from mid to end Hops are pine, pineapple, some lemon, and possibly orange at the end.

Feel :
Great mouth-feel creamy but light ad refreshing

Overall:
Great Pale ale really hits the style and exemplifies the experimental hops

 457 characters

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crusher
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, golden appearance with a bone white head that falls quickly.. Sheets of lace leave a thick blanket around a Half Acre tulip glass.
S: Tropical citrus aroma with some pine needles mixed in ever so slightly. Almost a Juniper berry or Blackberry note.
T: The hop taste is exquisite for a pale ale. Like a Zombie Dust variant but exhibiting a strong Pineapple flavor. Very unique and appealing. Slightly sweet and fruity in the opening that transitions to a strong bitterness then fading into a nice light biscuit malty finish.
M: Crisp and refreshing, very flavorful. Bursting with tropical fruit juice flavor. Medium carbonation.
Overall: One of my favorite pale ales on the planet. I hope this is not one and done.

 729 characters

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dimitri
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dabear85
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of callmeishmALE
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wolf Picker from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 146 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.