Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #52
Ranked #1,797
4.26 | pDev: 9.62%
May 02, 2022
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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3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by snaotheus from Washington

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
3.88 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
4.37 by lonestarshield from Texas on Mar 03, 2022
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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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
4 by mpenske from California on Feb 26, 2022
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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jonphisher from New Jersey

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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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Midwest_Hazy from South Dakota

Live the color. Perfect balance of citrus/floral and bitterness. This is my go to daily.

Dec 20, 2021
4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine on Dec 12, 2021
4.12 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Dec 03, 2021
3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

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
4.25 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 12, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by damndirtyape from Ohio

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
4.69 by AmitC from New York on Sep 04, 2021
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BirtG

My favorite beer and the best American IPA that I've ever tasted. This is a great beer!

Aug 11, 2021
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 16, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BubbleBobble from New York

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
4.75 by Gem29 on Jun 13, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by simonrgilbert57 from California

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
3.59 by KT3418 from Colorado on Apr 22, 2021
4.5 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 01, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ssteakley from Washington

Found this in Austin, Tx for 1st time. Only took 1 taste to know I was going to enjoy this Colorado beer. A very pleasant different IPA.

Feb 22, 2021
3.98 by Myboymi from Kansas on Feb 14, 2021
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4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

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
4.35 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Jan 05, 2021
4.75 by megamick from Iowa on Jan 01, 2021
4.29 by untitledeuphoria from New York on Dec 27, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jadpsu from Georgia

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
4.24 by Burgy from Minnesota on Dec 24, 2020
4.34 by FrankCastle from California on Nov 21, 2020
3.84 by MikeDrew from Colorado on Oct 09, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

L: Pale gold, slight haze, full white head
S: Subdued. Floral pine
T: Honeysuckle, white grapefruit
F: Prickly, Mouth coating

Sep 13, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by barneyrubble from Colorado

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
4.31 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado on Aug 05, 2020
4.27 by Krusader from Wisconsin on Jul 18, 2020
4.22 by uncleotis from Illinois on Jul 11, 2020
4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jun 27, 2020
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