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Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rowew on 03-02-2007

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Reviews: 716 | Ratings: 2,988
Photo of HoppyBastard
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 1-12-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, caramel, pine and citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then an oily, pine hop profile that lingered.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good traditional IPA, I would buy this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another one of those auburn colored ipas. 1/3" head, good lace down the glass. Aroma was earthy and not popping with hops of the pine, tropical or citrus variety.

Woody impressions, malty, had me guessing if this was an English ipa? Or just old? Plenty of crystal malt giving caramel impressions. Slightly boozy.

I dont get the love for this, will try again since O'dells is one of my fave CO breweries, but I dunno man.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery:
Clear classic orange IPA color. A mass of off-white head adorns the beer well into the pour.

Nose is a little grainy - like brew day, probably not helped by a somewhat dry grassy bitterness. There's also a light citrus rind note as well. Grapefruit starts to show itself wit some warmth.

Taste is a step up in impression, though it is reminiscent of the nose. Definitely more bitterness than the nose would indicate, which is a nice "correction" for me. Green citrus rind and pith, with a hint of pine wood in the end.

A fairly classic IPA in general, but a little more grainy (not malty, though) in its flavor. It doesn't quite get as piney as some, but sticks to a pithy bitterness that is present much of the taste, and draws on the tongue by mid-taste through the end.

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Photo of jonwiseman
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is solid gold! Lacing is exceptional. Smell is pine and citrus. Taste is smooth hop goodness. Mouthfeel is just the right amount of lasting oily goodness. Very good beer. Interesting combination of hops.

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Photo of TH28
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Great citrus and pine hop aroma Appearance: Golden in color, slightly hazy. Keeps a creamy white head Taste: Starts sweet and malty and finishes with a clean bitterness that doesn’t linger too long. Definitely pick up some grapefruit on the back end Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slight creaminess. Alcohol warmth on the finish Overall: Great hop aroma, more so than a normal IPA. Nice sweet malt character. Has a clean, crisp bitterness that doesn’t linger thru the next drink. Overall a great IPA

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Photo of soupyman10
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Copper pour, a finger of white head, excellent lacing. Nice looking IPA. Nose is fruity citrus hops. Maybe a bit of cookie malt. Flavor is likewise - huge hops. Fruity citrus flavors. A touch of spice at the back of the mouth. As with the nose, a touch of malty biscuits. Smooth - no element of bitter bite, just a nice balanced beer, particularly impressive given the hop content. Strong carbonation works well with the hop presence. Really a delicious beer, one that I'd have again if I could find it.

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- pours a caramel brown with burnt orange tints. layers of off white head that leaves a comet trail of hops on the glass after each sip.

S - Citrus rind, hops plentiful, malts subdued but they are in there, some bread dough comes through after a deep sniff.

T - Wow, the first thing that I can say about this is that it is smooth as hell and extremely well balanced. Nothing harsh or overly hopped on the front end and just has an easy drinking balance of hops and malts. Flavors that stand out are citrus hops, grapefruit, piney, resin, caramel malts, and some biscuity flavors and bread dough.

O - Extremely smooth and drinkable IPA that I would put in my regular repertoire if I could get it regularly.

Note - obtained at Schnuck's in Cape Girardeau, MO while on our summer 2016 family reunion.

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Photo of txmilligan
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sharp and crisp, this beer means business. The golden orange, or orangery gold, color is unique, but the clarity of the brew is undeniable. Clear flavor, with a delightful bite. Wonderful fragrance. This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Why can't I find this here?
Can stamped with a "drink by" date I assume: 09/09/16.
Pours a amber gold with hues of peach haloing. Immense 3+ fingers of fluffy sandy foam leaps toward me. But, I am ready. Big, clumsy, arthritic-hand doily lacing beckons me.
Aroma is glorious. The heavens waft floral lemon, orange, pine, and caramel and bready malt.
Flavors are even more enticing. The citrusy notes are gracefully sharing the spotlight with lemongrass and pine, and the malts too are complex. Again, I get both caramel and ready notes. Even a slight hint of peppery rye peeks through shyly.
Mouthfeel is perfect.
Overall, I guess the color is slightly darker in the amber range than is typical for the style. But there's no way in hell I'd knock it down for that. This beer is damn near perfect.
Odell's!!! Do you want my address?

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Photo of KidDoc
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at ABQ airport. I was pleasantly surprised. Deep honey color with nice head and lacing. Nice complex mixed hop aroma and taste followed nicely. Well-balanced and quite delicious

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to give props to Odell for marketing and style, but about the beer...

Taste-- Definitely one of the finest IPAs I have tried. It starts out with a mildly salty, pine taste, and ends resinous and sappy, with an aftertaste that sticks as long one might expect that sap would.

Overall-- At 7% alcohol, it's rather intoxicating. That combined with the amount of hops infused into this beer make it quite relaxing.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - orange clear beer, white head that leaves great lacing
S - big flowery, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits
T - big flowery hops, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, some mango/peach, similar to Two Hearted
M - light to medium, alc covered, aftertaste is grapefruit and flowery hops
O - nice. A classic.

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Photo of gr8ful
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really good beer. I'm partial to, and picky about, my IPAs. This one makes the cut!

light amber, maybe more golden. thin head. good lacing. a little hazy.
nice aroma but I'd like a stronger hop presence
taste...very balanced. you can taste the hops but I couldn't really smell them, which is odd. balances though..not JUST the hop flavor. some lingering pleasant bitterness.
feel...medium to full bodied. good carbonation without beng "fizzy"
overall...sold, very solid. will have it more often

poured from a can into a pint glass.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: 4.5
Very very clear copper color. Decent amount of head and great retention. After the head depletes, a great deal of carbonation and lacing continues.

Smell: 4.5
Very aromatic and hoppy. Citrus, malt, over-ripe fruit, and earthiness.

Taste: 4.5
Great bitterness upfront. IBUs seem to be closer to a Double IPA (listed as 70 IBUs). Bitterness fades only slightly before the rush of sweet malt and savory butter flavors come in. Dries out quickly and fades with a smoky wood and nutty flavor after taste.

Feel: 4.5
Medium bodied. Quite active throughout the drinking experience.

Overall: 4.5
Great beer. I saw it on the list of top 50 brews in the country and, since I live in Colorado, had to grab one finally and try it (a bit ashamed of myself for never trying it before). Strong bitterness, malty, and hoppy. No one category is overpowering and very well balanced between all of them. Powerful. Will buy again.

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Photo of tkrane
3.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Must have gotten an old bottle or something. Thought it was super fresh dated 5/20. Uhhhhh. Not the case. Not a hop to be found. Maybe will revisit at some point but not clearly stating what the date stands for is quite irritating.

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Photo of BWED
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Light copper. Dense, rocky off-white head lies at one finger. Fantastic sticky lacing, and good retention.

S- Piney, a little spice zing, and bright citrus.

T- Dry citrus flavor, with a little pine. Malt is clean and mildly toasty. Finishes with a more fruity flavor.

M- Medium body. Really well balanced. Finish is bitter but cleans up in the aftertaste.

O- Really nice. Well balanced. Not too juicy, not too earthy.

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Photo of Trentt2
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold in color, thin foam of white on top. By can see the carbonation rising in it, nice lacing.
S: citrus and hops. Lots of both
T: crisp, citrusy and not overly hoppy.
M: thin but still pleasant
O: best IPA I've ever had. I'm a stout guy, but this beer is excellent!

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was a little concerned at first, since the aroma had a really potent tropical vibe to it, but fortunately it plays that just right. Hop-based bitterness is kept in check and plays with the tropical notes just right.

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Photo of Eric_Booga_Boyles
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA! It had awesome flavor while not being over-powering. This is probably the best IPA I have had to date. Great color and aroma! I would suggest this one to anyone. O'Dell is top notch!

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Photo of donspublic
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into shaker, minimal head. Nice golden amber color, nice lacing. Smells of malt, and citrus. Nice on the palate, hitbup front with a combo of citrus and tropical fruit. This is one solid IPA. Mouthfeel great, feel like my mouth is coated in hop oil afer each sip. Great ipa

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Photo of MattyG85
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, apricot, mango, melon, tangerine, and lemon. Some hints of berries. Dank hints of pine, grass, and cannabis. Malt scent of caramel, grains, and cracker with some yeast. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon, and melon along with some berry. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Solid malt presence with notes of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A really good American IPA. Good juicy hop flavors with a solid caramel malt presence.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy creamy white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Big sweet fruity and citrus notes, a little pine, a touch of biscuity malt, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Juicy, citrus and fruity, orange, apricot, mango, pineapple, a little pine, faint earthy herbal notes, a little biscuity malt, and nice caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth and kinda creamy.

O: Outstanding! I was so happy to grab this on a road trip. Now I'm wishing I bought more.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft in Tempe, AZ. What a great IPA, so easy to drink to the point where you are already on to the next one. Does not have a bitter taste at all. Can't wait to get out west this month to have some more because Odell is no where to be found out in Illinois.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, mellow, yellowish gold.
Head is three fingers of fluffy, rocky head. Leaves behind thick, soapy lacing.
Aroma of citrus rind and pine.
Taste is floral, with crackers and a medium bitterness, thinnish feel.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a six pack while visiting friends in Nebraska. Don't see Odell much at all in Indiana. Just drank my last one and only wish it could've cellared for a while. I didn't want it to loose it's near perfection citrusy balanced hop flavor. Every bottle delivered a great representation of what I love in an IPA. Note to self:ask local bottle shop if they can get it..all the reviews I read captured what I got.

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