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Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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94
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718 Reviews
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:
14
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Reviews: 718 | Ratings: 2,996
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 11/20/15A at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma piney, not too strong; weakens throughout drinking time
Head average (2.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy/frothy, slowly diminishing to irregular three to five mm frothy ring and layer
Lacing good – wide rings and curtains of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, slight chill haze, slight effervescence
Flavor moderately bitter and piney; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Roland7792
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BB date of 12/12/15. Pours a nice filtered amber color. I don't find this strikingly hop forward like West Coast IPAs but definitely a solid IPA. Aroma of pine and citrus with a similar taste except I pick up add'n hints of fruit like peach and maybe mango. This beer improves as it warms up. Its well balanced and not overly bitter or sweet.

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Photo of errabun
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The quintessential IPA. Very citrus forward, easy drinking beer without being overly boozy. My personal favorite IPA that is on the market today. Ride that elephant!!

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

Pours a nice goldfish amber filtered and looking good. Nice head with great retention and lacing. It has a nice light peachy orange smell that is mellow but there. Taste is of sweet fruit, mellow peach and some sweet melon. The malt is there and balances quite well, I taste a touch of wheat as well. Finish is slight bitterness with a grapefruit pithy finish. Nicely carbonated, smooth mouth feel for the style, very enjoyable.

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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 HipCzech
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz bottle (marked "11/5/15B"), poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear gold capped by a tall head of frothy white foam. Leaves nice, lush lace.

Smell: Resin, oranges, herbs.

Taste: Balanced malt base without much sweetness; earth, mild citrus, mint. Finished clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slight oily feel, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Solid IPA; not quite as big as a West Coast, but flavorful and balanced.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange color with a smallish white head. Smell is overwhelming fruitiness, heavy on the grapefruit. Taste is a mix of tropical fruit and some bitterness on the finish -- not overpowering. Nice IPA.

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Photo of BigGold
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped "7/2/15B," into tulip. Odell IPA, a standard-bearer when released, is now a classic and holding up very well.

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Photo of drpimento
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer improves with warming. I'm a fan of the more balanced brews and while the aroma here is suggestive of that, the rest doesn't quite follow through. Flavor leans bitter and finish continues with that. Very easy drinking brew. I'm looking forward to more.

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Photo of Savan
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass a uninviting straw-piss colour... alas, the disappointment ends there! Aroma opens with a slight pine scent and a the scent of fresh hoppy goodness :) .... has a very good amount of hop character and a Pine-citrus finish.... THIS ONE IS A MUST TRY!!

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange under a 1" white head which lingers and leaves good lace behind. Fresh pine dominates the aroma. Flavor is balanced with some bitterness and citrus.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i've had their myrcenary and runoff red ipa's but i think i like this one the best. color was a great amber coming out of the bottle. good feel and smell. overall a very solid beer

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Photo of stevoj
3.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk. Seems tame after a IIPA, but straight forward. Hops not as big as expected, subdued. More resinous than citrus, but nicely blended overall. A bit maltier, but not too much bigger than an APA. I would consider this a good gateway IPA, but not rated as highly as represented here.

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Photo of W_Des
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Pours a nice light copper orange. Lots of pine and resin in the nose. The body has a forward medium bitterness that finishes sweet almost with some pineapple.

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Photo of tprinzing
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
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 YodersBeerEmporium
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really great stuff! Nice and smooth even though the hops are pretty pronounced on the front and tail end. Very drinkable. Wish we got distro of this in Iowa

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Photo of BltByKrmn
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Timberline at Denver airport in a traditional pint glass.

A solid but very average classic American IPA. Clean but too much crystal/caramel malt for my tastes. Not something I would seek out again.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle to enjoy by 10/27/15 into pint glass
Has a light copper color with a two finger white fluffy head. Great lacing
Has a citrus and slight grapefruit aromas and taste. Great carbonation and mouthfeel.
Very solid IPA glad I have a six pack

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Photo of eppCOS
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell produces one of the best Colorado IPAs available, and there's no debating it. It is a classic American IPA, delivering all the bitterness, finish, aroma, and punching flowers one could hope for in an IPA. I don't understand the nay-sayers. Odell does it well as almost anyone else.

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

Orange in color with citrus aromas. Fine for an old world IPA but many others such as Trillium, Treehouse, and HF have passed it by. Front is bland, mid palate is too malty for me and the finish is bitter.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange in color with 1 inch white head.

Aroma yields lemon citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit. Tons of excellent citrus notes -- my type of aroma.

Taste follows the nose. Big bitter grapefruit, tropical fruits, herbaceous quality, slight medicinal finish. Bitterness lingers. Reminds me of a stone beer that is a little more rounded out. My only complaint is the mouthfeel. It is slightly under carbonated for my taste. Classic west coast IPA.

Overall this beer is very good. I enjoyed it and will definitely drink it again. I can see it pairing well with Korean BBQ tacos. It gets a 93/100.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big grassy hop nose, pours brilliant gold under a 1” off white foam cap that persists and clings, Creamy, spicy with some fruit, on the palate with hop bitterness balancing the fruit. Medium high carbonation, medium body. A world class old standby.

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Photo of Zorro
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of citrus. Smells mostly of grapefruit. Some pine board scent. Faint cinnamon and sandalwood.

Starts out mild with a lot of caramel taste. Slight pine board taste. Citrus taste and mild bitterness, this isn't a hop head IPA.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an easy drinking IPA that won't whip your tongue in to submission.

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Golden
S - Very Fruity
T - Tastes like it smells only not nearly as strong.
F - Nice carbonation
O - Great smell, easy to drink, good aftertaste. Not the best IPA, But far from the worst.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found a bottle at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. The best by date states it's good for another two-and-a-half months. Poured right from the bottle into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a bright golden straw with about an inch of eggshell head that falls after a bit but leaves nice lacing. Very clear, with moderate visible carbonation.

S: Beautiful bouquet on this one: some very assertive grapefruit, stone fruit, and grassy hop notes come through loud and clear. Just a touch of pine and herbal funk, as well. Fresh and inviting.

T: Luscious is a good word to describe this one: very fruit-forward hop profile, with great notes of grapefruit, stone fruit, and a bit of pineapple. The front has some cracker malt, but the fruity hop notes are there immediately, delivering tons of flavor with very little in the way of bitter. There are some bubblegum notes in the middle, as well. The close is strong on the grapefruit hop notes, but it delivers more tartness than bitterness. This one, overall, has much less bitterness than the nose suggested.

F: On the light side of medium-bodied, perfectly carbonated, and clean-finishing. It's got a creamy quality and--again--very little in the way of syrupy stick or bitterness.

O: This is a fantastic IPA--one of the best, if not the best, fruit-forward single IPAs I've had. This one probably won't please those hop heads who really want that bitter linger at the end of their IPAs, but it should suit everyone else just fine. I will definitely return to this one.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 2,996 ratings.
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