Odell Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #38
Ranked #910
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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Photo of 1961
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.

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Photo of maxpower
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.

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Photo of branham1989
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

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Photo of detgfrsh
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.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
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.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
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

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
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.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
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.

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Photo of omahawk
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.

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Photo of ben741
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

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Photo of defunksta
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 grapefruit, unripened pineapple & papaya, melon, cantaloupe, honeydew, citrus orange, mango, and guava, but some stonefruit including peach may be present. Complex fruit aromas. A strong herbal component off the end. Strong herbs here. (4.00)

Taste: Initial flavors of floral and piney hop flavors that evolve into a grapefruit, unripened pineapple, tropical, & citrus fruit. Follows the nose with pineapple, melon, mango, guava, passionfruit & papaya. No fruit stands out besides grapefruit. Finishes with a dry, herbal hop bitterness that doesn't completely erase the sweetness, but balances it well. Evolves into only hints of black tea. Leans slightly sweet. Not overly bitter nor sweet, but the bitterness is there and very herbal. 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.

Overall: This is a well-crafted IPA that balances the citrus & tropical hops and sweet-malts with a balanced, not overpowering bitterness, into a deliciously pleasing, slightly sweet, oily mouthfeel (but not resinous) that goes down well. I know that was a lot there, but bear with me. A well balanced American IPA. Delicious and balanced. It may be different in complexity, but nothing that is out of the ordinary in this day of age. (Final Rating: 4.16)
*Compare to Mountain Standard or Bent Hop*

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Photo of Beer_Right_Back
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.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
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.

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Photo of Jared40
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

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Photo of mushroomcloud
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!

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Photo of Nvrmind16
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.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
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.

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is fruit and mint. The taste is similar to the nose.

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Photo of KevinReddirt
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought this beer on a lark. Had never heard of it. A nice pour, a darkish yellow. Okay smell, no real promise of given. Taste is hope central, pine, finishes with a not unpleasant but slight sweetness. Not nearly my favorite IPA but I do enjoy it. I am sure I will access again.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thought I had reviewed this one already having had a few in the past, but turns out I haven't so here it goes.

L - 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a finger or two of off-white head that dissipates a little slower and leaves about an inch of lacing on the glass. Very bubbly and consistent.

S - Grapefruit, honey, orange blossom, fresh-cut grass, dank, earthy, piney hops, and a strong floral presence but mostly citrus-heavy on the nose.

T - A nice balance of bitter and sweet throughout the sip. Orange, tangerine, rapefruit, lemon, and peach up front with bitter, astringent alcohol notes to follow, some spice, slight biscuity malt with a dry hoppy finish.

F - Light-to-medium bodied with good carbonation. The carbonation is present but not overpowering. Drinks fairly easy for having a 7% ABV. Very smooth, not-so-sticky, and finishes dry.

O - A nice, complex IPA that drinks almost like a lighter beer. A good balance of fruity and hoppy notes and a strong alcohol presence. Up there with some of the better IPAs I've drank and a good representation of the style. Good for the hop-heads and good for those who like a more citrusy beer as well.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 3/20/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an awesome IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, never aggressive. Old school IPA, classic C and Amarillo hops. Great mix of juicy, dank, and earthy hop complexity; nice bready Vienna malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. A really enjoyable offering, loved the hop profile.

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Photo of Caleb_the
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm initially impressed with this beer.
Smells grassy, poured golden and the head was smooth, and quickly retreated to a soft foam. The taste is what gets me, it's a simple and beautiful IPA. Very wheatie and moderately hoppy, it's an easy drink. I could be fooled that this is 7% abv, as my senses tell me this is a lighter beer. This is an awesome choice for all drinkers! I think that sums it up; it's a really good IPA!

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Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is the IPA I return to time and time again. It's is so balanced with grapefruit, malt, and hops that it's hard to believe how smooth it is without coming across weak in flavor. No other IPA strikes this kind of balance. If you have it in your area, definitely check it out.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 04/17/18 so take that for what is is.

Right out of the gate, this bad boy glows a Golden Gate orange hue. But after its first few gallops at full stride, Odell slows up around the curve like a date that says “Ummmm” when you ask her if she wants to go inside. Aroma and taste are a bit on the delicate side, but by all means they are not bad!

I’d say that Odell IPA is one that you can chill with when you are chillin’.

*had another visit with this lad and it sparkles brightly. Reminiscent of a Union Jack

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