Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
3,063 Ratings
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
Ratings:
3,063
Reviews:
731
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
738
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,063 |  Reviews: 731
Photo of GarrisWH
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Clear golden with a slight orange hue. Pours with a nice creamy, white one finger head. Nice lacing and a tons of carbonation rising within the glass.

S - Very floral with nice tones of tropical fruit and some citrus coming through. A little bit of pineyness detected in the background as well.

T - Nice, hoppy floral flavor with some of the pine and citrus fruitiness followed by the lightly sweet maltiness with tones of caramel and a kind of earthy flavor. Fairly bitter on the aftertaste, but balances perfectly with the floral notes that stick around as well.

M - Doesn't feel at all as overly carbonated as it looks. Great medium to light body that is very refreshing.

D - Extremely drinkable for a 7% abv brew. Very well balanced and extremely refreshing. Up there with the best IPAs I've tried.

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Photo of hoef0070
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a deep yellow with half an inch of white head that fades to a small mat and somewhat thick collar around the glass
S: piney and citrusy with a bit of caramel in the background
T: pine, grapefruit, slightly bready and lightly toasted malt flavor, caramel, somewhat floral hop presence. aftertaste is another shot of citrusy and piney hop goodness with some more caramel sweetness
M: medium in body with slightly prickly carbonation
O: I love a good IPA and this one is exceptional. the flavors are great and the balance is fantastic. Easily among the best.

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Photo of Pedraza
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of MCain04
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought back from denver from a cool beer buddy, kept chilled on the ride, best by 6/19/13 so I imagine just under 2 weeks fresh. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into HF stemware.

A: Golden orange/amber clear in color with a nice 2 finger off-white head, good retention and lacing.

S: Citrus dominates, come tropical fruits, great smelling. not too much pine or grassy notes. Not the most aromatic but nice flavors on the nose for sure.

T: Citrus hop flavor is great! nice malt backbone to balance it, moderate amount of bitterness, not too sweet, just overall a very nicely flavored and balanced beer. No heat whatsoever.

M: Carbonation is spot on, and the mouthfeel achieves a creamy texture rarely found in single IPAs. Needless to say, I'm a fan. Solid dry finish. Only a tad watery.

O: Wonderful IPA. If available, this would be my go-to everyday beer. A must-try for sure, deserving of world-class ranking for IPA style.

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Photo of Kevin79
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaywes754
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Golden yellow in color, I think it's filtered, but it does have the slightest of slight haze. White frothy head with various sized bubbles, really good lacing and it sticks around.

Smell is outstanding. Big time hoppy, lots of citrus, grapefruit, fresh pineapple and sappy pine. Hops are the backbone of the aroma, but there is certainly a malt presence, toasted caramelized pale mats.

Taste is also excellent. It's hoppy, but pretty well balanced, which I wasn't quite expecting based on the smell. Each sip attacks each taste bud. Actually starts a little sweet, the malts provide a slight hint of caramel and honey. The hops quickly follow. Grapefruit and pineapple flavors with a followed by tones of nectar and pine, slight herbal tones as well.

Mouthfeel is darn tootn' good. Light bodied, well balanced and crisp, clean bitter finish. Great drinkablility slightly dry at the end, very good.

Thanks chugalug06 for the trade, really good IPA!

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Photo of LloydStClair
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Freyermusic
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Zimbo
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uber ripe nose when opened in the bottle which dilutes when poured. Pleasant appetising deep glowing yellow colour. Perfect.

Super easy big fluffy just off white head which leaves many equally super lacy rings of froth from the top to the bottom of the glass over the duration of the beer. A very fine column of beading is concentrated in one area of the glass.

Sweet, bitter and with a degree of huskiness which is well balanced and well intergrated to make a complete whole.
Pretty strong but not at all beefed up or aggressive and makes the 'extreme' obsolete with its balance and substance. Really quenches as well.

This must be one of the very best IPAs out there. The hype is right.

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Photo of pschul4
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THanks to FTowne for this one!

A- Pours a light orange wiht a big cloudy white head that leaves excellent lacing. THis is what an IPA should look like

S- Some nice citrus notes with a decent amount of malt to balance.Nothing crazy but vey solid

T- Oh my. This is where this IPA wins. Super citrusy and the flavors all meld beautifully in my mouth

M- Smoooth. Could drink this one ALOT

O- This was awesome. Wish it was distributed to Chicago so I could have enen harder choices to make at Benny's

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Photo of Sark
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of snohojimbo
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnHoyos
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle bought from the brewery. survived the plane ride in baggage back to Jersey in Sept 08.

beer is holding up very nicely at 6 months. no trace of sediment when bottled beer is held up to light.

Great aroma of hops, predominantly amarillo. very little head with lots of wonderful lacing along the pint glass. yellow-golden color with great carbonation retention right down to the last gulp. extremely drinkable - a phenomenal session beer and exceedingly deceptive - i'd never know this was 7% without looking at the label. mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy; a testament to the malt backbone and the great balance of this beer. the finish develops a nice hop bitterness and is long without being too long and overpowering.

I recall liking several of the beers at this brewery including the porter and the 90 Shilling, but there's a reason I bought a 6-pack of this home with me. Fantastic stuff.

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Photo of Robdiesel21
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Happyhopper
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TCUFROGS
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Craftncrazy
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Groenebeor
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light amber-yellow color, very tasty looking. Large fluffy off white head, lacing down the glass the entire time.

S: Smells quite piney, with some citrus fruit, lots of hops with a bright smell. Makes me happy!

T: Like god. Very strong, very bitter, very piney and resiny. Nice pale malts sitting in the back, carrying the glorious hops into your body.

M: Medium carbonation, just perfect.

D: Drinkable, I would drink this by the case.

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Photo of Kaiyotee
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Amber, 3/4" head, a bit hazy
Smell: Strong citrus
Taste: Grapefruit; sweet citrus with a nice, balanced bitter finish
Feel: Nice carbonation; tangy on the edge of the tongue; somewhat creamy

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Photo of EvanRobertson
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nppeders
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - golden straw color, nice lacing, one finger egg white head

Smell- extremely dank nuggets...errr....piney hops, a bit of citrus. Frickin fantastic smelling and definitely one to be reconded with. The hops are stronger in the smell then almost any IPA I've ever had. Rivaling Surly Furious for sure.

Taste - Resiny hops in the front, citrus in the middle, and resiny hops in the finish with a lasting bitterness, but with some sweet malt mixed in in the end. The end of the sip is the first time you realize there are some malts in this beer.

Mouthfeel - nice and thick...true West coast IPA with a thick mouthfeel and crazy hops. Carbonation is a little low for my taste.

Overall- Wow...this is an American IPA to the max. The hops are dominated by resin, citrus, definitely some pineapple in the flavor and aroma, floral/herbal notes in the flavor, and just an amazing hop profile. It surely is dominated by Simcoe or Chinook hops, but definitely some complementing varieties in there. Drinking this beer is like chewing on dank hops and I love it!

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Photo of Brushkanna
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,063 ratings.
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