Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
2,982
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
Wants:
475
Gots:
711
For Trade:
14
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2013

Poured a copper orange clear color with about 2-3 fingers of foamy white head. Lots of bubbles underneath. Tons of circular foamy lacing on the sides. Fantastic retention on the top the whole way down.

Smelled fantastic with mainly floral and citrus hops. Also got grapefruit and tangerine. Slight bitterness, but not overwhelming. Some light notes of lemon, lime and pine.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, but maybe not as strong. Immediately reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. Lemon more than grapefruit. Faint butter notes. Floral notes are noticeable as well. Very good overall.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

Really enjoyed my second beer from Odells. I will be back for more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this IPA. While not the most inventive or exciting, it essentially does no wrong as straight-up American IPA. Sessionable, bodied, sneaky abv, raw piney and juicy floral bursts, clean and dry brown-tinged golden grain textures, flashy and effective effervescence, lean and smoothly crisp tapering as each sip finishes—Odell really just hits all the marks with its IPA.

I first tried this three years ago at 77 Longbranch Saloon in Chadron, NE, and it was a revelation on simple, sublime execution; each time I'm able to snag a six, those initial impressions are confirmed anew.

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Photo of 513Brewery
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh hops and an expert hand yields a piney brew with all the great fresh hoppy notes you want in an IPA without all the unwanted aftertaste that a lot of the time comes with an IPA. The label artwork is pretty neat also, very appreciative of breweries that put effort into proper advertisement of their brand. Would drink again 10/10 times.

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light coppery golden with a bone froth atop the clear brew.
Aroma has a strong piney resinous note similar to Rampant DIPA from their neighbor.
The hops pack a wallop but the sweet malt fights back achieving a nice balance. It is amazing how balanced this beer tastes yet the hops sustain a steady bitterness and very flavorful pine throughout the finish.
There is a medium carbonation and medium body. Oily and coating hop resins dominate.
Overall I like this IPA and would seek it out again.

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Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good, solid, enjoyable IPA. Better than a lot of examples, but not elite status.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend for bringing this one back from Omaha, too! The aroma of this IPA isn't as vibrant as I'd like, but it's within the best-by date according to Odell, so it's fair game. I do get some gentle stone fruits from the hops, as well as a lot of pine. The malt profile brings some gentle caramel notes. As it opens up, the fruitier qualities pop up more vividly. Tasting it also reveals a fruitier flavor than the aroma may have suggested. I get a lot of general apricot juice at first, with a splash of grapefruit mixed in. I'm even getting some lime flavor in spurts! Despite the sweeter initial flavors - and the classically malt-laden middle - it finishes quite dry, astringent even. This goes down so easily, it's kind of crazy. I've heard some good things about this, and I'm happy to report this lives up to the hype. And to think it's so readily available in the Midwest!

3.84/5: Juicy and delicious; would be a go-to if I was west of the Mississippi

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This is a clear light orange in color with a nice, white, lasting head.

Smell – The big pine and monster orange rind are big but balanced at the nose and the malts are all but absent.

Taste – The giant hops make it righteously to the taste and the malts are again faint. The beer itself is not balanced but very hoppy.

Mouthfeel – This isn’t even medium in the body with some strong drying throughout.

Drinkability – Hopheads will love this beer but it is probably too much for the general public.

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Photo of Bmm281
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Rossy
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericstites
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is about as good as it gets. When your in Fort Collins, you must visit Odell's. Good vibes!

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Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of brownbeer
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of floral hops and a doughy malt backbone.

Flavor is loaded with flowery, American hops and orange with a great malty balance. Finishes with a gentle hop bite.

In the end, it manages to have great hop flavor minus any harsh or unwanted bitterness. Not the best but respectable and graceful.

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Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MrHoonlee
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.56/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful golden pour completely translusent
with lazy but visible carbonation. There is a
scant head with little to no lacing.

S: Nice citrus nose

T: Fruit juicy but also fruit juicy slick.
There is a bitterness at the swallow but
not so strong and unfortunately lingering.

M: This IPA is slick on the pallet going down, a
little too sticky.

D: Not sturdy enough for me, just better than
your average IPA. A beautiful beer.

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Photo of Brent_B
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonanD
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Krafty34
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of joemetric
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dacubz
4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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