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Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA
BEER INFO

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

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:
718
Ratings:
2,996
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
Wants:
475
Gots:
719
For Trade:
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Reviews: 718 | Ratings: 2,996
Photo of toolbrew
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Nice label and designs in the glass. Pours a orange-golden color and retains a thin white head with good lacing.

Sweet and crisp hoppy smell. Detected what almost smelled like sweet tarts at first sniff, but that has faded.

Sweet hoppy taste as well. Has a crisp hop bite which is nice.

Light in the mouth and the hops make a good feeling on the roof of my mouth.

I would drink several of these and want to try it on tap.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap from brewery.

A- Cloudy orange with thin tan head and nice spiderweb lacing.

S- Citrus, honey suckles, and earthy hops. A bit of booze.

T- Grapefruit and oranges, pine, floral hops, earthy tones with sweet, warm booze underbelly.

M- Creamy with a warmness from booze. Crisp with a hops bite and dry finish.

D- Good beer for this style. Dry finish is nice and the hops is well balanced. Booze gives warm burn.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra thanks to buffs9. Reviewed from old notes. Split into tulips.

A: Golden orange hue. Small beige head. Soapy lace left behind.

S: Nice citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon hop profile. Just a tiny bit of malt lets you know it's in there. however the hops are the star of this show.

T: The hops in the flavor are a solid mix of citrus and pine. You kinda get the best of both worlds. I almost pick out a hint of belgian influence in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice IPA. I would drink this a lot if I had access to it.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red bronze with a clingy tight white head. Big fresh pomegranate and ruby red grapefruit nose with hints of lemon barley - wafts from across the room. Caramel malts with underlying juiciness, an aspirin hit of bitterness, then lemongrass and big grapefruit (Centennial?) hops with some oil. Spearmint leaf finish, resiny linger. Medium, some chew, little burn.

Amazing nose that the taste doesn't live up to. The hops flavors come through without the IBUs, but the malts are not much besides sweet, which makes me wonder if it's somehow out of balance. Still solid IPA with not the usual Cali lemon-pine hopping - Simcoe, if I had to guess, and plenty of others.

My 250th review.

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Photo of HOPPYKC
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this bottle into a pint glass. no bottled on date but best but 4/16/2011.

A- Pours a nice and beautiful hazy straw brown with a bit of amber color. A small maybe half in of head appears with has a few fish eye bubbles. Opaque, and difficult to see through. Showing little to no carbonation.

S- A nice hoppy aroma right up front. Extremely floral. Sweet and candy like,. Fruity, apples, lemons, and grapes. A great overall aroma.

T- A bitter kind of metallic finish. Dry. Great hoppiness right up front. A bright citrus flavor that really pops. Grain and bread like flavor are prominent. A light malt character.

M&D- Overall amazing texture on the pallet. Floral hops stick to the sides of the mouth and throat. A low carbonation seems to make the brew a bit thicker than most.

This is one of the finest brews from O'Dells. I really like the beer and like the floral aroma that incorporates the complexity.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass. Stamped 9/22/10, but I'm not sure if that's the brew date or the best before date.

A: Thick, creamy head. Copper body with copious bubbles. Quite clear.

S: Pink lemonade. Strong grapefruit. Subdued (vegetal) hops. Superb.

T: Hrm. It is delicious? Yes. Is it sublime? No. The vegetal nature of the hops carries over and dominates the taste, although the aftertaste is perfectly bitter. The main body also has doses of strong grapefruit and clever hops. Still, I can't get over the strange vegetable taste (kind of like turnip greens).

M: No complaints on this end. A pleasure.

D: Very drinkable for 7% and sure to find wide appeal. A fine American IPA, and recommended for any IPA fiend. I will be trying another in the future, hoping for a less odd flavour.

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Photo of Seanibus
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light honey-like golden with an exuberant head that falls to nice lacing, The smell is an explosion of citrusy hops. The flavor is in-your-face grapefruit, with peaches and even a bit of white grape juice on the finish. The bitterness is mild and highlights the citrus character of the aroma hops. The mouthfeel is decent, but strangely lacking in carbonation bite. Overall a good IPA, though perhaps a little too delicate for the current standard of West Coast type IPAs.

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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 ballz50401
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle (best before 8/20/10) into a Duvel tulip glass. Pours a clear light copper with a soapy white head that fades to a thin sheet but sticky enough to leave some lacing. In the nose I get a good assertive mix of grapefruit, mango, and light caramel. The hop flavor hits right away with the citrus fruits but is nicely balanced with the sweetness of the malted barley. Meduim bodied mouthfeel with a mellow hop bitterness that coats my tongue. I am such a sucker for these citrusy IPA's, more please!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ride 'em, Pachederm!

Hazy orange appearance, fulsome, fresh white head.

Fresh, vibrant, floral aroma...lively...orange, tangerine, mango....abso-lovely.

Tastin'...more of the same. Fresh, delicious, fruit aplenty. There's some mango in there, with the orange and grapefruit,
just gorgeous.

Very even-keeled, despite it's 7% abv,...no, wait, maybe not....but it's still smooth, and tasty, and memorable.
An ideal IPA. I could grab this in a pinch with nary a quarrel.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a golden color with an inch of white head.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruit, and pine hops.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, and some bready malts late in the taste. A decent amount of bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent IPA. Would try again.
Original score: 4/4/3.5/4/4
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EDIT: Had this one again fresh on 06/10/14. Have to imagine they brought it fresh to SAVOR several years ago so not sure if the recipe or this batch is just better, but the taste was MUCH better, with no real bitterness. New notes:

a - Pours a hazy orange amber color with two inches of off white head and mod carbonation evident.

Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, honey, tropical fruits, and light resin. Nice nose, lots if citrus.

Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, pineapples, lemon, oranges, tropical fruits, fruity malts, More pine here.

Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.
Revised Score: 4/4.25/4/4/4.25

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden/orange color. Lots of lace on the side. Quickly dissipating head. Fruity hop smell. Fruity hop taste. Little peachy. Pleasant fruity after taste. Overall, pretty tasty brew here. I like it.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle (with beautiful labeling) into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden color, nice fluffy foamy tan head that lasted a while and left nice lacing as it receded.

Smell: Citrus and Pine hops and a slight sweetness. very aromatic, but not overpowering like some IPA's.

Taste: Like the smell, nice clean citrus and pine hops flavors, but balanced by a slightly sweet malt balance. Finishes dry and hoppy, but not bitter. A very good example of the IPA style.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and good carbonation adds to the IPA style. Nothing unusual here, just well done.

Drinkability: Very drinkable due to the smooth finish and a moderate ABV. Easily a session beer. Would love to try this on tap, or from a cask. Great example of an American IPA style.

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Photo of 19SKHJR57
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful orange-yellow color into my New Belgium 470 ml globe glass. One-half finger of white foam. Curtain-like lacing adorns the glass as the beer is drank down.

S - The aroma of in-your-face hops is front-and-center. Grapefruit, lemon, orange, and banana come to mind. Smells like a can of freshly-opened citrus fruit cocktail!

T - Tastes similar to the aroma. Hops dominate, but with some sweet malt in the background to balance things out. Citrus fruits and banana, along with white pepper. In the aftertaste, a bitter-sweet apricot nectar flavor follows through.

M - Medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. Pleasantly sudsy. A smooth-drinking IPA that goes down effortlessly.

O - Fantastic aroma and taste combination that makes this IPA what is is - truly outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight white head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass.

Smells of a big citrus hops aroma with some underlying malty bread.

Tastes of the citrus hops upfront followed by a distinctive pale malt note. The hops are nice and assertive but are still kept in check by the malts. Very well balanced even though this is an IPA.

Mouthfeel is a medium with a slightly smooth quality to it.

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Photo of Cresant
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. into a DFH shaped pint. Embossed date of: 9/19/07. The body was pale apricot and clear. A large barely off-white head left tendrils of lace and a cap of foam through the entire drink. I really like Odell's packaging/labels. The labels look like retro art posters and each style of beer has a label that is similar to the other Odell products. The bottles are embossed dark brown and have low shoulders. Nice.

Smell was citrus and resin. Earthy, pleasantly pungent. Very aromatic.

Taste was of juicy oranges. Refreshing bitterness with enough malts to counter, but not overwhelm the hops. Finished with a robust bittering end.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with fine carbonation. Solid all around.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a place called 415 in Ft. Collins.

A creamy one-finger white head over a slightly hazy amber orange.

Smells like orange and orange zest and... not a whole lot else. Not complex, but a good scent.

Tastes even more like that juicy citrus, with a bready, malty finish.

Medium to light bodied.

It's not the best IPA I've had by any means, but it's definitely solid.

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Photo of Wheelinb
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Odell is always solid and this is a great IPA. Having it bottled is good but there is something a little extra on tap. Great hoppiness and a full body without a lingering after taste make this a top 10 beer, especially on the IPA list. A light fruity flavor adds to the complexity.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a dark golden with a 1" off-white head. Small blotches and bubbles on the glass.

Honey, biscuit, onion, spice, some lemon and oranges, pine

Honey, caramel, some citrus, spicy pine bitterness.

Very nice ipa. Has enough citrus to overcome this spiciest. Also nice sweetness.

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Photo of indiapaleale
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour - glowing orange and yellow in color. Wow, very vibrant display with a big stark-white, fluffy, dish soap-like head.

Aroma - floral hops, citrus, mint, mango, powdered sugar and some pineapple as well as pine tree.

Taste - great displays of hop bitterness accompanied with tropical fruit, citrus, pine and a nice sweet malt backbone. All the components of a solid American IPA are there. When this is fresh its absolutely incredible.

Overall - one of the better everyday IPAs available. Lots of fresh hop flavor and the right amount of mouth puckering tongue drying hoppiness to go along with the solid malt back.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. If only I lived out west...

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a 1 1/2 finger head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is orange gold.

S. Smell is bitter hops. Nice cross of piney and citrus hop smell. Has a more biscuity then caramel malt smell that plays nicely with the bitter hop aroma.

T. Nice bitter hop profile. Biscuity malt taste lies beneath the hops. Odell's IPA is unique to me in the fact that it tastes like a combination of piney and citrus hop flavors.

M. Medium bodied. Lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation.

D. Very drinkable. This is a great beer to stay with for the night or with food. This is one of my top 10 regular IPAs.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coming out of the bottle this looks like a clear egg yolk color, when held up to the light in my glass though it has a copper looking color with a one inch creamy looking head that stays on the edges of the beer. Lots of big bubbles stay a top of the beer with nice soapy lacing clinging to the glass.

Smells like ripe fruit. I always get that strong grapefruit smell, some honey, lemon, Pine, musky earth like smells(fresh dirt), wet hay. I always like the smell of IPAS.

Taste is a little less flavor full then the smell. I get mainly an upfront slightly bitter taste with some pine, honey, this evolves into some bread like malts and a semi-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is a little on the bitter side(not extreme)with good amounts of carbonation. Like someone else said, leaves a crisp clean aftertase.

Reasonably price and good flavor makes this have good drink ability.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent, workhorse IPA with a nice, pungent hop nose, a dollop of citrus too, and a nice, piney bitter palate with enough malt sweetness to tie everything together. Workhorse indeed.

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Photo of mulder1010
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a globe glass

A-- Poured a slighty orange yellow color. Nearly clear, as just a small bit of haze. Short lived bright white head. At best one finger. Same on swirling.

S-- Candied orange, candied pineapple and good pine background. Lovely nose.

T-- Slick and oily taste. More about orange, pineapple, and mango. More it warms the more the pine bites back.

M-- Creamy, lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness. No oily taste in the mouth though. More in the taste though.

O-- Excellent IPA. Very drinkable and can have a few easily. Not massive bitter but complex and well rounded.

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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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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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