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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,547
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
214
pDev:
6.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

obviously freshness is key here, but this beer is incredible, one of the best hoppy beers i have ever had from odell, which is really saying something, and just a really impressive overall specimen, new school but decidedly west coast, amazing ipa, this will slay for them here i am sure. i read something on the can or the box about them using a hammer mill or something to smash apart the hops, breaking open some of the glands and really opening up some of the essential oils and acids that make hops amazing, and i think that allows the beer to pick up more of this hop freshness and nuance and depth than normal pellets or even cones would permit, which is radical, and innovative, and it sure seems to be true when i drink this rich and frothy honey colored liquid gold! this almost comes across like a wet hop, resinous and weed-esque in the nose, citrusy and oily in the mouth, and long and bitter and botanical and fresh in the finish, really vibrant, truly humming with hoppy goodness. its hop saturated, and feels a little heft as a result which i like, and the malt is just big enough to support it, but i still feel like drinking all six of these in one sitting, the hop complexion here is next level. i remember when fresh squeezed from deschutes first came out and we were all blown away. that beer has fallen off to me, almost assuredly a recipe change, but this beer strikes me like that one once did, which is to say profoundly. this beer is going to make waves! mark my words...

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Side Effex, Albuquerque, NM

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving thick lacing down the sides of the glass and a patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of floral and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of floral and citrusy hops along with some notes of resin in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA has fresh aromas and flavors of hops, both of which are especially strong for a beer of this style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting the most out of their hop rations, the brewers at Odell have always ben adept at making wonderful hoppy ale. But with their "ruptured" hop devices and techniques their American pale ale that celebrates the same name springs to life wiht a hop forward balance but with a sensible drinkability and an effortless in refreshment that's just shy of an explosion of taste.

Lively effervescence brings Rupture to life, billowing to the rim with an arid honeycomb structured froth that hovers above a honey golden, sparkling ale. A bright bouquet of citrus, pine, herb and tropical fruit resonate with a medium intensity in scent while the sweetness bounces off of the tongue with light honey and caramel to suggest a granola-like first impression.

As the middle palate opens up the malts begin to dry and the hops come to life. A burst of citrus comes with a spicy citronella character, dry orange peel, pink grapefruit and a hint of lime. Tropical impressions of mango, passionfruit and papaya are also of the dried or dehydrated character before the taste quickly tightens and the beer finishes peppery, firmly bitter and laced with crushed pinecone and dried grasses and parsley.

Medium bodied overall but the beer's impressive carbonation gives the beer a serious lift that facilitates dryness and elevates the beer's aroma and hop bitterness. Its bubbled dice up the malt sweetness with ease and further encourages a crisp, clean and highly refreshing session overall. A medium length afterglow of dried fruit peels and pine resonate on the after palate with another quick return to the glass coming fast.

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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 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 superspak
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 3/22/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, zesty, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, white bread dough, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an outstanding American pale ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; extremely smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank hops; perfectly balanced bready malts. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a tan head of bubbly foam. It smelled of citrus (mostly orange) with sweet caramel. Nice, bright and clean IPA with citrus hints and caramel, toffee sweetness.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Gagnonsux
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | 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 jgunther71
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 russpowell
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent gold color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Citrus & tropical fruit

T: Mango, orange, & a dry breadyness up front. More of the same as this warms, a little grapefruit as well. Finishes dry, crisp, fruity/juicy

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, nice balance

So easy to drink, nice offering from a brewery that usually can do no wrong

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Emil's on September 10, 2017. Odell built a machine to incorporate a unique fresh grind process. They grind the whole hop to rupture the lupulin inside. This releases the oil that gives the beer its flavor.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a willi becher glass. Pours a clear golden orange body, slight copper hue, two finger white head, good retention, rings of lacing. Smell is grapefruit, caramel, zesty lemon, light resin, touch of toasted grain. Flavour is heavier on the resin than on the nose; fair bit of zest to go along with it. Basically heavy resin and zest on the palate, which fits the concept of the beer here. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, reasonably drinkable despite the fairly zesty presence. Nice hoppy pale ale, balanced and fun to drink.

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Rupture from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 214 ratings