Barrel Thief Oak Aged DIPA
Odell Brewing Company

Barrel Thief Oak Aged DIPABarrel Thief Oak Aged DIPA
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From:
Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
142
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2016
Added:
Oct 27, 2014
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  37
The hop has met its match! Barrel Thief is an Imperial IPA that was stolen from the brewhouse and stashed away in medium toast, new American oak barrels. The brew features a notorious tropical fruit hop character that tangles with hints of vanilla, dried fruit, and toasted nut from its time served in the barrel.
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Rated: 4.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Nov 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by msumike89 from Colorado

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by jmikepool from Texas

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by batt6343 from Texas

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by tkrane from Texas

Jan 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.68 by beerinabottle from Ireland

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.66 by Snow81 from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2015
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Reviewed by sentimetal from Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Sierra Nevada balloon after sitting out of the fridge for ~20 minutes or so.


Look - A deep hazy orange with a pure white head. Quite hazy with tiny bubbles streaming up.

Smell - The immediate scent of toasty vanilla, smoke, and oranges. The hops take a slight backseat to the oak barrel features of the beer, but they blend together decently.

Taste - Similar to the scent - vanilla, toasted nuts, and citrus/orange-esque hops. A bitter aftertaste. There's a rather smooth transition from the oak barrel features to the DIPA taste. I'd say the IPA is much more present in this beer, with the lovely orange taste that dominates latter half of the sip.

Feel - Carbonation is like that of west coast IPA. Not much else to say.

Overall - This is my second barrel aged IPA, with the first being Burton Baton (aged in bourbon casks). Barrel Thief doesn't have the bourbon features that BB had, but it's a great and unique beer in its own right. The only other comparison is Barrel Aged Big Foot, which is a very bold beer in my opinion.

I think my only issue is that this is a nice IPA with something extra. At $15+ a bottle, though, I did expect something a bit more. The toasted nutty vanilla is nice, but oddly enough, as you keep drinking this beer it tastes more and more like a DIPA with some alcohol burn. I liked it more and more as it heated up, but I can't see why this wouldn't come in a 4 pack like Burton Baton for $16-$17 as opposed to a bomber for $15.
Dec 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by Bieniek30 from New York

Nov 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by einman from Minnesota

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours a hazy, light orange, with a one finger head and loose, foamy cling. Smell is oak, citrusy hops- grapefruit, orange, some malt and yeast, some resiny hops, a little vanilla, a hint of maple. Taste leads with the oak, citrusy hops- grapefruit, lemon, some malt and yeast, less resiny hops than the nose, a little caramel and vanilla. Smooth, almost creamy, good level of carbonation, hops linger nicely.

Liked this beer better than I scored it, although I'm above the average. Loved the oak, it's well balanced between the oak and the hops, very enjoyable to drink. Well worth a purchase.
Oct 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.34 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: deep gold, a smidge cloudy, 3+ fingers of off-white head.

Smell: WHOA - HUUUUUUUGE oak aromas as soon as I pull the cork. Stick my nose in the glass after the pour and get whapped upside the head by an oak baseball bat. And then - a hop aroma peeks through, like a lurker on a message board making a singular post.

Taste: oak is definitely present, and there's also a nutty flavor, but as it warms, the citrusy hops come forward - and we're approaching beer nerdvana. Excellent.

Feel: for a beer that weighs in at 9.4% ABV, the feel is relatively light.

Overall: the heavy oak aromas were a bit much, but as it warmed, this beer became a wonderful flavor adventure. Well done by an excellent brewer.
Oct 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Oct 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks @hophound
This one brings forth some oak barrel, apricot, and hops in the nose. But the flavor comes through with apricot, wood, hops and a hint of almond. Very interesting. There's a little beat of alcohol "warmth" to the finish. Yay!
Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa

Oct 03, 2015
Barrel Thief Oak Aged DIPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 142 ratings