Odell Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #36
Ranked #999
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Notes: Pale and Vienna malts along with 9 different US hop varieties

We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from England to India in the 1700′s, and made it bolder and more flavorful—American Style. We added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character.
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simonrgilbert57 from California

3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ultimately a let down. Look was great with nice lacing. Smell was kinda flat. The beer felt more like water than anything else, even if there were notes of hops and lemon in the middle. Generally disappointed.

May 01, 2021
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eagles22 from Pennsylvania

4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

O how I missed you my lady!!

Look- pours a beautiful clear light orange body with a nice 2 finger head. Beautiful lacing
Smell- huge pineapple and pine with a slight mango ..really catty I love it
Taste- awesome balance huge pine and mango upfront with a nice bitterness on the back end. But it's balanced by a clean maltiness. Very exceptional ipa
Feel- mouth feel is dry and crisp
Overall this beer is fuckin awesome!!! Old school ipa!!

Jan 10, 2021
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In Colorado:
LOOK: Pours very clear light copper color, but within 5 minutes that same pour gets slightly hazy. Pure white head has very good retention and even better side glass lace.
AROMA: Mild to moderate citrus scents, mostly tropical, papaya, mango, peach. Pine hops noted as well.
TASTE: I again get the mango, papaya as well as some apricot. Light to moderate pine nuts and caramel. Mild pepper and some toasted malts for balance
Pretty awesome!

Dec 24, 2020
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barneyrubble from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge soft foamy light tan head at least 3 fingers in a tulip glass. Lace from top to settled a floppy 1 finger of foam. Light to medium amber color with about 80% transparency. It actually has some cloudy layers, how cool.

Caramel malt on the nose with subtle grassy hops.

Rather dry malt taste on the palate with slightly bitter piney and grapefruit pith hops. Hops contribute to a clean and dry finish. Malt is balanced nicely with the hops and is more appreciated on subsequent tastings.

Mouthfeel is a medium and the fullness of the malt can be a bit cloying but carbonation helps clear the palate. The tang associated with the carbonation helps to add slight tangy notes to the hop profile

I expected a bit more flavor notes yet simple malt and slightly piney hops are okay. I am not enamored with this classic, yet I can appreciate it. EDIT: Subsequent tastings have elevated this beer in my opinion. New ratings reflect this.

Sep 08, 2020
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RPBeerdude from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I almost feel it’s not fair for me to write a review on this one. I live in Colorado and this is my go to IPA I buy on a weekly basis. You’ll be hard pressed to find better IPA on the market than this ODell IPA. It lives up to its World Class rating at a price that’s hard to beat.

Jun 18, 2020
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Limazulu from Idaho

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed 5/10, consumed 5/29
A-light amber, two finger head that disappeared relatively quickly
S-Citrus and Pine
T-A lot going on in there. tangerine, and some dank pine. Above average bitter, but that's OK with me
M-Above average smooth, average carbonation,
O-Almost as much hops as a west coast IPA

May 29, 2020
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1961 from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this IPA while skiing at Copper Mountain last winter. Pick-up a least a case in Frisco ,Colorado during my daily trips to the Breckenridge Hospital. A lot of people got jack up with skiing injuries during our trip but it was worth it because I found Odell IPA. Great Tasting and made the pain go away.

Feb 15, 2020
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maxpower from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can pours a cloudy copper-orange color, Aroma's of citrus, melon and grapefruit. Very nice foamy clingy head. Juicy grapefruit-citrus flavors, medium bodied IPA with a nice rounded full mouthfeel, this may be the most drinkable IPA I have ever tasted, every sip makes me crave more.

Feb 08, 2020
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branham1989 from Texas

4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Odell Brewing’s India Pale Ale IPA 7.0 % ABV 60 IBU. This IPA pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a finger width slightly off white colored head that dissipates rather quickly leaving tons of lacing on the glass. The aroma screams citrus in the way of grapefruit peel and flesh with nice floral notes with hints of pine from the hops all wrapped up in a deep malty aroma. The flavor is of citrus grapefruit pith and pine as one would expect from a traditional IPA before it follows with a malty biscuity flavor then finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness but not overly bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice amounts of carbonation and ends semi dry. 8/10

Oct 01, 2019
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detgfrsh from Texas

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Pours an orange color with white head. Smells of citrus. Medium feel. Tastes of citrusy hops balanced with a light malt base. Nicely done and a great all-around IPA.

Sep 27, 2019
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GormBrewhouse from Vermont

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looked orangish, smell was citris, floral and a bit of malt, tastes great well balanced with the right amount of bittering , felt like beer should, nice clean aftertaste, overall a excellent beer.

Sep 04, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: woody, earthy toasted malts, nice spiced peppery hop character. Same with the nose. Amber color hue, mostly clear, with foamy head and sticky lace. Medium body, Easy to drink. 60 IBUs

Aug 31, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip

Pours a pleasantly hazy apricot/peach/amber with a very nice head and excellent lacing.

Excellent check-the-box American IPA aromas, with plenty of citrus (grapefruit), floral, and pine hop notes, with an understated but solid malty note lurking the background.

Citrus pith and flesh and evergreen resin flavors again take center stage, but there is just enough honey-graham and crackery malt sweetness to hold the line. Solidly bitter, but not a tongue tingler. Finishes with a hint of booze.

Solidly medium bodied, the brew is well carbonated and medium-dry with a good finish.

A strong American IPA offering with a simple name and delivery that stands shoulder to shoulder with Stone IPA and Bell's Two-Hearted.

Jul 14, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.09/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

"Best enjoyed by 5/20/17"; drank 2/25/17 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong, frothy lace.

Caramel, baking soda & rotten hop notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & acorn flavors up front; dry, mildly bitter pine notes on the finish.

Unflattering to the style & the brewery; a terrible IPA.

Apr 22, 2019
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omahawk from Nebraska

4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good old school west coast IPA. Clean yet substantial malt flavor that gets out of the way for very pleasant citrus and pine hop flavor. Perfectly balanced American IPA.

Mar 23, 2019
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ben741 from Canada (ON)

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden colour, thin, quickly disappearing head.

Smells like tropical fruit, apples with malty tomes.

Taste is a fantastic balance of malt, pine and fruit

Mar 10, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip at 45 degrees,

Appearance: Pours a clear, copper-orange color. A tall, sticky, foamy, and impressive head that lasts. SRM of around 11. (3.75)

Aroma: Moderate aroma of candied grapefruit, unripened pineapple & papaya, melon, cantaloupe, honeydew, citrus orange, mango, and guava, but some stonefruit including peach may be present. Complex fruit aromas. (4.00)

Flavor: Initial flavors of floral and piney hop flavors that evolve into a strong grapefruit/orange, unripened pineapple, tropical, & citrus fruit. Follows the nose with guava, pineapple, melon, mango, passionfruit & papaya that is vague. Mild green citrus flavors. No fruit stands out besides grapefruit. Evolves into only hints of black tea. Leans sweet. Complex and delicious. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: With a large head, but not overly carbonated. Well-carbonated. Heavy and oily resin presence. A sticky, mouth coating finish. The dry bittering hops cleanse the palate, but not entirely for a pleasant, slight fruity flavor lingering on the tongue. (4.25)

Edit: I had to compare side-by-side with a Two-Hearted Ale: They are very similar and well-balanced IPAs, its a tough call to pronounce a winner. The Odell has slightly more of a citrusy and tropical fruit front than the dark and earthy notes of the Two-Hearted. It has slightly more fruity sweetness. The sweet fruit profile gives this beer a delicious smooth finish, but lacks an overpowering hop bitterness, so definitely wouldn't classify it as west-coast. The lighter citrus and tropical hop profile and more pronounced malt-candied sweetness would differentiate this from a Two-Hearted.

Compared to Jai Alai 4/18/20: Pours a lighter color. Slightly milder aromas. More grapefruit citrus & pineapple. More flower and herbs. Less orange resin, nectar, and tropical melon. Finishes lighter and dryer overall.

Compared to Surly's Fall to Pieces 4/25/20: Pours a darker color. Milder aromas. More unripened tropical fruit and herbs. Less pineapple & lemon. Stronger bitterness and sweeter.

Compared to Firestone Walker's Union Jack 5/17/20: Pours a similar color. More bitter grapefruit, pine, herbs. Less juicy and fruity tangerine and tropical melon flavors. Stronger carbonation and more crisp. Similar amount of bitterness. Similar in intensity, but different flavors.

Compared to Mountain Standard IPA 6/5/20: Pours a darker color. More deep and herbal. Less fruity. Darker malts.

Compared to Bent Paddle's Bent Hop IPA 8/8/20: Pours a similar appearance. More balance of tropical fruit and pine. More aromas of juicy tropical fruit with herbs. On the flavor, more complex bitter citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Less berry and herbs. Decently similar actually. Winner: Odell due to the balance.

Compared to Stone IPA 11/6/20: Pours a similar color. Vague aromas/flavors of sweet citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple. Lots of complex flavors here with lots of citrus. Less melon and bitterness (though the Stone IPA was expired). Winner: Odell

Compared to Odell Cryo Hop IPA 11/15/20: Pours a darker and hazier orange. Stronger aromas/flavors of candied citrus, grapefruit, stonefruit. Less lemon, pineapple, coconut. Stronger and sweeter.

Compared to Three Ring's Brewery Vertigo IPA 1/22/21: Pours a similar color. Stronger aromas/flavors. More juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Less bitter and more balanced. Winner: Odell.

Compared to Breckenridge Hop Peak IPA 2/11/21: Pours a darker, but clearer color with a larger head. Milder aromas. More lemon, green citrus/banana, and waxy flavor. Less hoppy, more malty and sweet.

Compared to Odell's Rupture IPA 2/17/21: Slighter darker. Similar aromas/flavors. More resinous and malty orange & tropical fruit. Less pineapple & green tropical fruit. Heavier, malty & sweeter.

Compared to Lagunitas Stereohopic IPA 4/8/21: Pours a similar, slightly more orange color. Milder aromas. More orange citrus and guava. Less tropical green fruit/banana, and lychee.

Overall: This is a well-crafted IPA that balances the citrus & tropical hops and sweet-malts with a balanced, not overpowering bitterness that goes down well. It has a mild green plastic flavor, yet a well balanced American IPA. Delicious and nice complexity of flavors. Pretty standard for a good IPA. (Final Rating: 4.11)
*Compare to any standard IPA*

Feb 26, 2019
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Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A middling IPA that is pretty typical for Odell's style. It doesn't do anything particularly wrong, but it doesn't stand out well in crowd. Good flavors and piney aroma make it enjoyable and worth a try.

Feb 16, 2019
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been staring at Odells beers for a while and knowing Pitts good reputation. THIS IPA is wonderful!!! I will be picking up this readily available beer from now on.

Feb 16, 2019
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Jared40 from Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just an amazing beer. Good head on the beer smells of pine and grapefruit. The look of the beer comes out clear orange leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Very easy to drink not too bitter just a very well-done IPA by Odell Brewing

Jan 31, 2019
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BalancingBrooms from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

golden with 2 finger white head. Nice mix of pine and grapefruit on the nose. Blast of grapefruit/tangerine up front with pine resin, followed by light malt, and solid bitterness with dry ending. Body is medium. Excellent example of the style and one of my go to IPAs. Honestly the first time i had this i was instantly reminded of pliney

Dec 04, 2018
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can - best before 10-24-18
1' dense stark white head. Very good retention at 1/4" on a amber/golden IPA. and copious lacing.
Ripe oranges, some sour. A malt base I can smell...what?!?!?! Nice citrus as well as some perfumey hop aroma and some floral.
Malt/hop balance from the first sip. Surprising that that's surprising. This is delicious. Citrus (oranges, sweet grapefruit) over a somewhat creamy malt flavor.
Medium body and almost bright entry. Nice lingering bitterness. Poundable -- look out @ 7%.
This needs to go in my rotation ASAP, great job (again) Odell!

Sep 12, 2018
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Nvrmind16 from California

3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very smooth and authentic IPA, with just the right punch. Not overly bitter or fruity , which tends to be the case with other IPA's. I would love to try it in tap, but I have only ever found it in bottles.

Jul 22, 2018
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NastyNorseman from New York

4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice IPA from Odell. Clearish amber color with solid head. Slight hops aroma, but nothing really strong shining through. Flavor is true to a flagship IPA, straight and narrow in it's balance. Enjoyable drink. Light-medium body.

Jul 21, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a willi becher glass. Pours a slightly cloudy, unfiltered copper yellow body, one finger thick, frothy white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smell is citrus, grapefruit, caramel, moderate resin and pine sap. It's a fairly standard west coast style IPA on the nose. Flavour is a bit blander, on the sweeter caramel side, with a mild resin and pine bitterness on the finish. The grapefruit is a bit less prevalent on the palate than it is on the nose. As a whole, the flavour is standard west coast style grapefruit and pine with a balance of toasted grain and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy, good carbonation, moderate pine bitterness on the backend, good balance. This is a very solid IPA although it seems to have been outpaced compared to its current contemporaries nowadays.

Jun 26, 2018
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