Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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94
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3,069 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:
3,069
Reviews:
732
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
477
Gots:
743
For Trade:
13
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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass

Pours a 1 finger pillow top head, slightly off white. Good retention and lacing. Color is a golden orange sunset.

Aroma is of honey and earthy, musky hops, and bready malts.

Taste is pretty good. Very hoppy. The hops are very earthy. Honey flavors and citrus notes are also present. Very zesty taste.

Mouthfeel is very bitter. It seems to be very cold on the mouth, but it was a good thing. It is as if you are drinking ice water on a 100 degree weather day. It leaves a very clean aftertaste for an IPA.

Overall, this is a solid IPA and I wish I would have gotten more of this. It has a great hop flavor and a very clean aftertaste. I definitely think it rates up to two-hearted.

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Photo of Boone757
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

Pours an somewhat-dark orange color with a white head. The nose brings some strong notes of citrus rind and resinous pine. Really nice and hoppy, just like it should be. Taste cuts back on the flavor but still provides a nice dose of bitterness. Good semi-dry finish with nice carbonation. Drinks quite well, at least enough so that I bought a t-shirt with this beer's logo on it.

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Photo of jlindros
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light pale copperish color with diamond clear color (as brilliantly clear as you can find) with light but good head

N: Nose has lots of piney hops centennial, horizon or simcoe

T: Taste also starts with piney hops and some strange malts, starts very soft and light but spreads over the tongue, its got a nice crystal malt

M: It coats the tongue with a dry but frothy mouth feel

F: Finish is bitter and has that plasticy simcoe taste, its pretty dry and evaporates off the tongue easily, some spicey hops also dazzle the tongue on the finish

Final thoughts: This is a really great IPA and quickly became one of my favorite IPAs, just wish I could get it easily around here.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a decent amount of hops.

T: The taste starts with a combination of pale hops bitterness and citrus & caramel sweetness. In most beers American IPA’s that I’ve had the latter fades before the former, but in this case it’s the other way around. There’s a good malt character that doesn’t make its presence known right away. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent even if it may not be the absolute best IPA that I’ve had. I could drink a few of them but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear golden copper, with a finger of foamy eggshell white colored head. Retains with a thick layer of creamy froth, which leaves a strong looking latticework of lacing behind. The aroma is smooth and sweet in the nose, with robust tropical accents of mango, apricot, and oranges, mixing with bready malts. All of that big sweetness is wrapped up in additional notes of floral spice and some gentle warmth.

The taste matches the aroma, with a silky sweet backbone of toasted malts and tropical fruits. There is a modererately biting spicy bitterness to this, that adds a dry zippy flush to the profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer carbonation that is propped up by a thicker feel underneath. This stays nicely quaffable despite the 7% ABV as well.

I liked this for the most part. Overall very sweet, with lots of tropical character to this, but a bit more strength in the hop departmnet would have really made this pop. Not sure what the freshness was of this bottle but I'd be willing to check out another down the road.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
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 mactrail
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich and fruity hoppy ale.

Nice amber color in the snifter. Lots of malt with a rush of hops to fill the nose with pine and flowers. Makes me think of the scent of iris. Pleasant in the mouth and well carbonated. Hops are very aromatic, with long bitter taste. Bit of pineapple and sour apples.

Aroma is quite outstanding and keeps the sipping interesting. Very bitter, but not into the abusive zone. A clean and well make example of the style.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Mayor of Old Town, Ft. Collins, CO

Best IPA I've had in a while. I generally like my IPAs hoppy. This was not TOO hoppy, but just so smooth...mmm. Well, anyway.

This poured a clear, golden yellow, with a foamy white cap. Smelled sweet, and loaded with fresh citrusy hops. Taste was not nearly as hoppy as I'd have imagined from the aroma. I know it's an AIPA, but still. Lots of hops, no doubt, but still very mild and really really smooth, with a sticky sweet malt base, and great notes of orange and grapefruit coming through. Really liked this one. Light-medium body, and incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Sam Adams glass. It poured amber in color with a full, frothy, white head filling the top inch of the glass. The head faded to a thin layer, but left some great lacing as I drank it. pretty nice looking beer of the style. Very nice looking beer of the style.

The aroma has a very nice and juicy hop profile to it. Mango, peach and pineapple all seem to come out in it. Just a little grapefruit like bitterness. Overall a excellent aroma, I can tell already this beer is going to fit my tastes very well.

The taste has a nice tropical fruit like hoppiness to it as well. I get more of the pineapple and mango to it up front with some bitter citrus rind like flavors coming out in the finish. Very nice hoppy flavor to it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall I thought it was an excellent beer. I really love the tropical, fruity, juicy type hoppy flavors and this one brought those flavors out very nicely. They definitely nailed my personal tastes in IPA's on this one. Loved it.

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Photo of russpowell
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A composite of my first review & second, grown to like this one more & more as time has passed, 2nd review 05-20-09

BBD 06/22/07 Pours bronze/copper with 3+ fingers of fluffy offwhite head. Insane lacing & very good head retention

S: Grapefruit & breadyness

T: Citrus hops on your face, then some pineyness, leafy hops & a hint of fruittyness. Some breaydness intertwines with lemony & piney hops. Finishes crisp, dry & but a bit too much leafy hops for me

MF: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, nice balanace & smoothness

Drinks very easy, a bit too assertive grapefruit hop-wise for totally fall in love, but a real hophead's delight. So happy I can get this in mizzou & KS!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exactly midway between ripe pumpkin and harvest gold. Multiple streams of lazily rising bubbles plink into the underside of a wonderful looking crown of manila colored foam. A great deal of stickiness leads to loads of lace that resembles spray-on snow on a winter windowpane.

The nose is rife with all sorts of tropical fruits. I've heard that Columbus is one member of the closely guarded hop bill. Simcoe has to be another. Specifics include ganja, pineapple, grapefruit and pine. A hint of toasted-earthy malt comes close to putting a damper on the olfactory hoedown.

The exact same thing is noted on the palate. Odell needs to either move the mall bill in a more pale direction or needs to add caramel malt (think Celebration Ale) rather than the Munich-like malts that I'm guessing are present. That's strictly personal preference, but then this is my review.

Despite 70 IBUs and a best-by date that's still more than four months into the future, this isn't a hop monster by any means. Yeah, it's definitely snappy for the style, but my socks are still firmly in place. Flavor pretty much mirrors aroma, so I won't run through the list again.

The body/mouthfeel easily keeps pace with the rest of the attributes. It's IPA-medium and has a soft and smooth quality right out of the gate. Ideal carbonation is the likely reason why.

It's hard to believe that it took me this long to taste one of Colorado's most heralded IPAs. Thank you GilGarp. Even though it doesn't quite measure up to my (possibly unfairly) high expectations, Odell IPA is quality beer that is a pleasure to drink. A beer advocate can't ask for much more than that.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes 2/6/11. Thanks to forgetfu for this one!

A: Pours a clear golden color with a solid one finger head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Nice clean aroma, very grassy and citric. Also some hints of pine.

T: Similar to the aroma with the grassiness. There is some light citrus (orange peel) and a candy sweet finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Very easy drinking, a solid example of the style. The 7% is hidden very well.

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Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now I got to say that this one turned out to be quite a shock to me. I was expecting just a rather normal IPA, nothing special but I was totally blow away by this one. The pour was gentle, resulting in a very bright amber, hazy and amply carbonated liquid which sat in its glass covered with a monster of a three inch or more head. This rested gently down and left behind generous amounts of side glass clingy and sticky lace, that are in all likelihood still there the next day. Just a great overall look, damn perfect for the style. The aroma coming off this knocked me back off of my feet for a good minute. Huge floral hop presence, I mean huge. Tons of citrus flavors, orange, tangerine, and very sweet as well. There was just a really fresh aroma coming off of it. It was literally dripping fresh. The taste was enormous. I had a hop profile that made you go nuts. Lots of orange and pineapple mixed in with a ton of sweetness, it was just heaven. A big resin, bitter dry finish was superb. Great smooth and light feel was no match for the huge flavor in here. This was really fantastic I could have had this all night, if only I had some more of it. This was far and away one of the best IPA's I have ever had. It was just unreal fresh and hopped to a level I very rarely see. I can find no fault in it at all, so it gets my second ever rating of a perfect five. To say I was surprised by what came out of this bottle was an understatement. This was a perfect IPA, I mean perfect. Maybe it was the bottle, hopefully this is the way they all are and if so this is a testament to something I never heard of before. Must Get More of this as fast as possible, it was that good.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,069 ratings.
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