Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American IPA
Ranked #56
Ranked #1,797
4.26 | pDev: 9.62%
May 18, 2023
Mar 02, 2007
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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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a stovepipe, as mother nature intended. Pours like a classic WCIPA, with a generous cap of foam on top. Light aroma, with a touch of pine and a little floral note. The malt doesn’t assert itself, leaving it crisp on the finish.
Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by kodt from Illinois

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by peachy-tay from California

Sep 16, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Mwt from New Hampshire

Sep 08, 2022
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
In the same vein as Bell's Two Hearted only this one has more dimensions to the taste. Fairly good IPA that's decent on the price. Recommended for hopheads looking to try America's classics.
Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by beefbucket from Missouri

Jul 14, 2022
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Rated by RamseyHeadrick from Canada (QC)

4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best IPA ever. Makes me proud to be from Colorado. Such a clean, clear IPA, incredibly well balanced.
Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Jun 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 04, 2022
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Rated by rvkint06 from North Carolina

3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
If this were marketed as an English IPA, I’d rate it higher. It’s marketed as an American IPA. I’d like more hops bitterness.
May 26, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
19.2oz can served in a nonic pint glass. Dated (best by) 06/15/22. Wife bought it in Phoenix last week and brought it home in a suitcase.

Pours a mostly clear amber-gold with a big head and moderate to high carbonation. Smell is a little grain, a little grapefruit rind, some hay.

Taste is some grain and some end-of-life hops. Old hay, mustiness. Vague bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium. Overall...it's not bad. I imagine it's better fresher. I probably wouldn't rate it if it wasn't clearly within the best by date.
May 02, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by lonestarshield from Texas

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by TheMatts

Feb 28, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a bit cloudy, nice bright gold nice white, great lacing. Grapefruit, pine a bit of sweet malts. Taste is similar, great bitter finish, some sweetness. Medium bodied great carbonation, rising the whole time. When I think great IPA'S, I think 2hearted and Centennial, I guess I can ad Odells IPA to the short list.
Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Close to crystal clear pale, leaning dark side of pale. Clumpy white head with nice retention and some decent lacing.

Aroma is slightly piney, grapefruit, very minor fruity note and some toasty malt presence.

Taste confirms a nice grapefruit citrus, pine less present and the same toasty malt presence and just the slightest touch of sweetness.

Drink very easy, medium body, dry and crisp with a nice bitterness to bring it all home; has a nice resiny sappy feel to it.

If you like classic IPAs you’ll love this beer.
Feb 19, 2022
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Rated by Midwest_Hazy from South Dakota

4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Live the color. Perfect balance of citrus/floral and bitterness. This is my go to daily.
Dec 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep gold with good head and lacing. Smell of herbal hops, citrus. You can tell it’s gonna - taste - herbal, piney, lots of bright citrusy hop, grapefruit and orange, super balanced and a little dry. This is my go to shelf IPA in this area and it’s everything I look for in the style. It’s a 95-96 on tap for sure. If you like IPA’s and have this option then buy with confidence and enjoy this fine beer, cheers!
Nov 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz can poured into a a low ball

A- pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has good retention

S- classic west coast IPA aroma; citrus peel and resinous pine. Just a hint of underlying breast malt

T- zesty grapefruit and juicy orange up front, followed by resinous pine and some grassy notes. The finish gives a toasted malt undertone, with a linger of citrus and pine

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- classic and well done west coast style IPA
Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Comes in a burnt golden orange color. Translucent with a slight haze. Creamy white head with great retention and lacing.

The aroma is sweet oily orange and grapefruit, a bit of caramel/bread crust, maybe a touch of soapy floral.

The flavor is pink grapefruit and sweet tangerine, oily citrus for days; slightly toasted bread with a hint of caramel, smacks with a slight sweetness on the finish. Moderate bitterness balances this out a little bit, but this isn't a particularly bitter IPA, either.

Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, oily and slick with a sticky residual finish.

A solid IPA. I wish it was a little drier and/or slightly more bitter, but the juicy citrus taste is very pleasant.
Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12oz can EB date 12/21/22 into a pint glass.
L: Pours clear light caramel w a 3/4" tight rocky off-white head w excellent retention, very good fine carbo until end of pint, spotty thick lacing w some light banding & sheeting.
S: Citrus, citrus pith & zest, light pine, sweet caramelized malts, berries.
T: Incredibly well balanced sweetness/bitterness, orange zest & pith, grapefruit, pine resin, light melon. Very simple & clean tasting.
F: Semi-juicy, bright, well balanced mouthfeel w a med-length lightly drying finish w a light linger. Very clean drinking.
O: A beautiful no-frills WCIPA with exquisite flavour & feel. Easy drinking, elegant tasting & citrusy. An old-school American IPA and one of the best I've had. It is world-class in it's style.
Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can, best by 12/02/21.

Appearance: Mostly clear golden yellow with a massive white head. Lots of lacing to boot.

Smell: Floral, bready, citrus.

Taste: A lot like the smell, but orange citrus at the start, bready malt, then a long lingering citrus peel / grapefruit / pine bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light carbonation, sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very hoppy, but quite enjoyable. I do need to have food with it though, as the bitter hops are tiring out my palate.
Oct 06, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by AmitC from New York

Sep 04, 2021
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Rated by BirtG

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite beer and the best American IPA that I've ever tasted. This is a great beer!
Aug 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden orange, moderate lacing. Nose is orange peels, light resin and pine. Sports some solid bitterness and a good amount of hop spice, even some clove notes along with them. Finish is dry and is a very refreshing drink. Glad to stumble into this one at the Omaha airport.
Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Gem29

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by simonrgilbert57 from California

3.56/5  rDev -16.4%
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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