Rupture | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rupture was born out of our obsession with getting the most out of each and every hop. In fact, we built a machine in our brewery to incorporate a unique fresh grind process. By grinding the whole hop we “rupture” the lupulin inside – releasing the oils that give the beer its flavor. And what we grind that day we use that day. Leaving you a beer that’s fresh, aromatic, with a bright hoppy character.

Added by akolb on 08-25-2017

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#2,553
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
203
pDev:
6.76%
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Photo of brymtb
2.86/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

so...dudes and others...whats the point here...average as average can be...not bad but is this really the best you could do...

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Photo of Dr_Fox
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of habaceeba
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Currently #88 in the Colorado Top 100 beers list.

CAN: 12 fl oz format. Standard pull-tab. Best before: 02/13/18 (from bottom of can). 37 IBUs. 6.0% ABV. "Fresh Grind Ale."

Served cold into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

HEAD: ~6-7cm in height. White colour. Fluffy. Soft in appearance. A bit thin; not a robust head. Retention is good - ~6 minutes.

BODY: Yellow-orange with a slight haziness. No visible yeast/lees.

Appears well-carbonated. Suggests a refreshing pale ale. True to style.

AROMA: Moderate hop oils, fresh floral hop aromatics, overripe fruit, faint papaya, nectar, maybe some guava. I get an almost honey-like note akin to that found in Bells Brewing's Hopslam. Very fresh, with a subtle tropical bend that's a refreshing change of pace from the pulpy almost Odwalla-like IPAs crowding the market currently.

No hops are mentioned on the label or Odell's website, but I'd bet on something from the C-hop family (probably Centennial if I had to guess) and some new world hops...maybe Equinox?

Very fresh and fragrant, yet there's no oppressive bitterness evident in the aroma. Malt bill seems to be all pale/2-row; I don't get any overly sweet caramalt or crystal malt.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. Promises a fresh pale ale with a great hop profile and impeccable balance. I'm eager to try it.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Not pulpy at all, nor overly Odwalla-redolent like many hoppy ales from the U.S. these days. Hop profile is fresh and mellow...papaya, hop oils, fresh floral flavours, "green" overripe fruit (maybe guava). Pale malts keep any hop bitterness in check. I dig the classic oily floral vibe married to the more contemporary yet still subtle tropical fruit flavour; this is remarkably well-balanced fare.

Depth of flavour is good. It's a mellow brew, never beating the drinker about the head with aggressive hop bitterness or loud grapefruit rind or anything. Flavour duration is above average.

Adequately complex for a pale ale. There's plenty of subtlety in terms of the tropical fruit nuance and it's well built across the board.

Texture is oily, smooth, wet, light to medium-bodied, well-carbonated, refreshing, and approachable. Far from harsh or boozy. Very easy drinking.

OVERALL: The gimmickry of whatever this "unique fresh grind process" "machine" is aside, Rupture is a solid pale ale from Odell, a brewery that until now has largely failed to dazzle in the hoppy styles. One of the better go-to pale ales from a Colorado brewery, and certainly stuff I'd pick up by the sixer semiregularly. It doesn't outclass the best expressions of the style (many from California immediately spring to mind), but it would serve nicely as an intermediary beer for those who aren't in the mood for the classic Cascade flavour of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and don't want one of those full-on hazy pulpy Odwalla pale ales all the kids are crazy about these days. Well worth trying for anyone who enjoys the style.

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denver10
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow with a hugh, frothy white head. Lacing remains on the side. Aroma is bold; resinous, citric, and floral atop some toast. Flavor follows suit. Lighter medium bodied, nicely active mouthflee. Overall, I haven't been able to get into lupulin powder and after drinking this I don't think I will be able to get into lupulin oils either. There's an intensity to the powder and oils that I find to be a touch abrasive/grating. Definitely too bad here as I love the flavor profile that this thing has going. Cool to see Odell experimenting and I imagine there is a definite audience for this beer (and style in general), it just isn't me.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, dated 12/12/17. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is bright fruity hops with some sweet sugary bubblegum notes and a little dankness.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with fruity resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a nice lighter fruity resiny IPA.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color. White head with lace. On tap.

Classic ipa. Bitter and sticky with some resin notes. None of the new wave tropical haze here. Medium bodied. Pretty solid.

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Photo of JmpJckFlsh
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 12/19/17
Pours a pale hazy orange, ample foam and drippy lacing, lasting surface coverage.

Aroma is somewhat cheesy and earthy hop character.
Taste has a bitter citrus peel note that lingers into the dry aftertaste.
Light to medium bodied, ample carbonation. Overall ok, but nothing special.

In homebrewing, i've always heard not to squeeze out the hop sack if dry hopping, as it can add muddled hop flavor.
This seems to go against that rule of thumb, and i'd think all the lupulin oils would get stuck to the equipment. Anyway...

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden amber color with a thin carbonated head. Head retention is very mild. Lacing is good. Strong citrus aroma. Can maybe pick up some mild piney bitterness but it is very mild. Citrus taste with some mild spicy bitterness. It is a bit on the watered down side. Good citrus aftertaste. Just leaves a void. Not sure how else to describe it. Lighter bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

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Photo of n2185
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rupture from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 203 ratings