Odell Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #37
Ranked #1,013
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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chikinhammr from Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An exceptional beer and an exceptional IPA. Nuff said.

Oct 09, 2017
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OrestesMethuon from Montana

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Apr 11, 2015
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Sep 10, 2010
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4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Feb 21, 2015
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KevinReddirt from Texas

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.

Jun 07, 2018
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MedaryvilleEscapee from New Mexico

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.

Feb 03, 2018
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312HopBomb from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Feb 17, 2015
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d_hondo from Michigan

4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Even though this can is a little past the 11/28/19 best by date, this is still one of my absolute favorite IPAs, and beers.

Dec 08, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

May 23, 2017
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
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

Dec 06, 2015
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.42/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Mar 05, 2015
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Fowdy from Idaho

4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Apr 18, 2017
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williamphelps from Colorado

4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Apr 24, 2017
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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..

Aug 26, 2009
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Kenai4 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Feb 05, 2012
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oldvines from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Aug 17, 2012
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unshodjogger from Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Aug 19, 2013
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wo87810 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Dec 12, 2012
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williamjbauer from Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Dec 08, 2012
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warmspray from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Aug 20, 2012
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Gunch52 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Apr 15, 2014
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Tayloraphilips from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Apr 29, 2014
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amvrana from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Apr 04, 2014
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Esmitab from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

Sep 25, 2014
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tprinzing from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Jul 30, 2015
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 3294 ratings