Rupture | Odell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of eppCOS
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, solid pale ale, that has some dimension of greasy lupulins which I dig. That said, nothing about it is showy, much like other Odell beers. This one, like other Odells, is just well made without dicking around. I wish it was a little more aromatic and flavorful, but hey for $9 a 6 pack, and less than 3 weeks old, I'll take it. A nice, light crisp pale ale. Doesn't really hold a candle to Melvin's Hubert but again.... nice to try something different from Odell. Cheers!

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

Photo of andrewjraab
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnt orange with a few fingers of white head. Clingy lace after each sip. Huge citrus hop aromas and fruity on the nose. Big citrus and juicy hop bomb. A bit of a chunky and chewy mouth feel. Overall really solid brew.

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

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

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

Another interesting experiment from my favorite brewery. This is a (very) fresh-hopped APA, and I had a hard time comparing it to other fresh-hop beers for some reason. The list on the right-hand side of this page as I type just lists other regular APAs, which are not really a fair comparison. This beer has the definite hint of oils and grinding, rather than the usual bitterness or floral feel that hops tend to give off in a brew. Very faint fruity taste as well. All told, a bit unusual, but pretty solid, though I'm betting there is a pretty big difference in flavor between draft (which I had) and can.

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Photo of dacubz
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Efoss
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beeragent
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright gold body; plenty of small, gently rising carbonation bubbles; thick, soapy, lasting head; sticky; globs of foam about the glass. An exceptional swirl of pine and citrus notes in the aroma; pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Light malt grain base supporting a bread crust, fruity, and bitter assortment of flavors; juciy. Heavy bodied with a biting crispness; bright quality on the palate, emphasizing the blend of citrus tones and dry hop bitterness.

One of the most hop forward beers I've had in a long, long time that both rips your palate with bitterness while simultaneously delivery a very pleasant citrus fruitiness to the taste buds. Big, complex, and well-balanced.

Bottom of can data: 02/28/2018 15:40.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
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 Jbuilder16
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As good as of beer as there is out there right now. Easily my go to right now and at 6.00 it’s not overpowering at all. No matter who I introduce this beer to I always receive the same response. It’s as smooth and delicious as any beer I’ve had. I have a hard time buying anything else right now, especially with it’s very reasonable price point. I could get all technical with the description, but delicious and amazing is all that is necessary.

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Photo of phatsmackey
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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 AdmiralOzone
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow with a billowing white head that recedes slowly and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a wonderful mix of tropical fruits and citrusy hops. Great flavor with the nose joined by a little pine and dankness. Perfect in carbonation, a wonderful low abv beer.

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Photo of brenn79
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can- Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, dank and resinous. The taste is citrusy, resinous, peppery spice, prickly carbonation and medium body. Tasty, i was confused by the look of this can and the name of the beer, it's a brown can and says right on the front fresh grind ale, i thought i was buying a coffee ale, a fresh ground coffee ale... But it's an APA, and a good one, even though the marketing is misleading.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of arizcards
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Kings Beer and Wine singles cooler on 10-21-17 for $1.89. Best by 1-13-18.

Beer poured pale gold with a nice white head.

Nose is fresh citrus, very nice.

Taste is this wonderful blend of pale malts, orange, grapefruit, and a touch of pine. I expected this to be a bitter finish for all the flavor i was getting but i never got that. This is the beauty of this beer.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall what struck me about this beer is the orange dominated flavor...don't taste that in many natural flavored beers any more!

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Rupture from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 181 ratings