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IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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#1,454
Reviews:
760
Ratings:
3,211
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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Reviews by NorthSideSean:
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
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 BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:

The marketing is straightforward, they took the IPA style and made it bolder or American-style, and at 7.0 percent it's nearing the border of Double IPAs but not quite there. Clear weathered golden color, bright clarity and excellent head retention from the two-fingered head that crowns the top of this brew. Big time citric hop aroma and tangerine and clementine juice, with mint and herbs in the back of the nose. Impeccable smoothness from a deep, underlying carbonation that is most likely being slowed by a ton of hop oil. Medium body. So much hop flavor to go around, thankfully the bitterness does not kill the taste buds. Orange zest and spearmint come to mind. Sure the malt is there, a solid biscuity and slightly sweet foundation that is covered with hop flavor. Slightly dry and bitter finish with a faint earthy, herbal flavor.

Odell Brewing does a superb job brewing this beer, this one gives most West Coast IPAs a run for their hops. A must try for any hophead out there.

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Photo of 513Brewery
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
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 KevinReddirt
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
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 MedaryvilleEscapee
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
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 312HopBomb
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Thankin_Hank
3.49/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 ounce bottle, best by 6/15/17, into a tumbler. Hazy color with sediment and carbonation. Very hoppy smelling. It doesn't taste quite a strong as the aroma might suggest. Drinks like an IPA pretty much. Creamy when chewed. Big gulps. I think this beer falls into the average column for me.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
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 beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
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 Fowdy
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours with very little head and not much lacing. Smell is fruity, citrus- mostly orange. Taste is just like it smells. Bitterness is spot-on! I love this brew. It's definitely my go-to IPA.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lovely thick head that refuses to dissipate. Thick lacing. Aroma of lemon, sweet, tart lemon head candy, fresh aromatic delicate pine needles (not resiny). Palate of balanced pine, fresh forest, earth, lemon, lime, grapefruit, wheat bread, floral, roses, grassy, slight bitter grass. Pros insanely balanced, intense but not too dominant with one flavor, long finish, easy drinking, warming rich alcohol wreath. Cons cannot taste the 7% alcohol. 100/100.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle bought online from Beersofeurope...

Poured a light yellow amber colour. White head poured big and frothy then faded slowly to light coating with thicker edging... lightl carbonation... quite a lot of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy grapefruit, apricot and apple fruitiness... floral honey, some orange peel, light sweet biscuit maltiness, traces of mint, sea salt, metallic notes, talcum powder traces, some wheatiness, grassy and earthy notes...

Taste... Good sweet biscuit / light caramel malts followed by grapefruit and pear fruitiness then lots of bitter citrus and pine hops, grassy notes, light apricot, faint breadiness, floral honey, clove traces...

Feel - Sharp initially then smooths out... light / medium bodied... A supremely drinkable brew even at 7.0% as the alcohol is very well hidden...

Overall - Yet another excellent US IPA. Extremely well balanced and drinkable... definitely recommended..

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Photo of Kenai4
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of unshodjogger
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of wo87810
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of warmspray
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Gunch52
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Tayloraphilips
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of amvrana
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Esmitab
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tprinzing
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker golden color with a two finger head. Leaves a really nice lace on the glass.

Love the smell on this one. Has a very nice citrus hop smell.

A nice citrus taste with a hint of grapefruit. I like this one a lot, but I feel its not nearly as good as say Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Sculpin Grapfruit IPA

Feels light. Feels like a session IPA.

An excellent solid IPA.

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Photo of chikinhammr
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An exceptional beer and an exceptional IPA. Nuff said.

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IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,211 ratings