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Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
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Reviews: 718 | Ratings: 2,996
Photo of rEBELlION
4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Crisp, hoppy, balanced, and delicious. This has been my gold standard for the IPA since I first had it some 7 years ago. I don't know if they still rotate it in but it had a pretty good run on nitro at the brewery a number of years back and... wow. I can still taste it in my dreams some four years later. Like a delicate, golden hop butter.

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Photo of bigbelcher
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with shades of red, a little more darker than most IPA's, nice creamy white head with good CO2. Nice Belgian lacing. Aroma is strong and fresh with hops but not overpowering like some west coast IPA's. Lot's of citrus. Taste is also very good, more malt than west coast IPA's but with a distinct bitterness that was well done. A nice biscuity flavor as well with a dryness in the finish.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a pint glass
A - A clear deep gold/light bronze, with a creamy looking 2 finger head that had good thick retention, great lacing start to finish 4.5
S - Clementine/grapefruit & hops front and center, with slight pine/grasses/floral 4.5
T - Mellow smooth taste experience, surprising finish for me was not the hop bitterness I expected, definitely an IPA but Odell has done a n excellent job balancing the hops/malts 4.5
M - A medium to heavy body was much more substantial than I expected, really nice level of carbonation 4.5
D - This very good brew has an inherent smoothness to it that ups the drinkability factor greatly, an IPA for my best of list 4.5

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Photo of regspeir
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle @ Capone's
Light copper with a one-finger head which quickly settled to a coating. Lacing was thinner but present throughout. Nose was some citrus, especially grapefruit and earthy floral notes as well. Taste is lemon and grapefruit up front but the sweet malts kick in to balance this nicely. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, a little oily, but always creamy and smooth. Finish has some moderate bitterness but never overbearing. If this were available to me commonly, it would be a go-to IPA for sure.

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Photo of sevopie
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Golden in color with an off-white head that coats the glass all the way down.

Smell - Very citrusy hops with hints of honey.

Taste - Sweet hops with some caramel malt showing through. A little bit of honey and butter are present as well.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy with a finer carbonation.

Drinkability - This is my favorite beer. Incredibly smooth and balanced for an IPA, this is actually the very IPA that got me started on the style. I could have sworn I had reviewed it before, but I guess I was wrong. For the price, its the best beer going.

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Photo of iSip
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a fan of Odell products, and since I am in an IPA phase, it is about time I tried the Odell IPA. Last nite was the nite. The Odell IPA has deep color and appropriate head for an IPA. Then, wow, what an aroma! This IPA has great aroma presence with the most amazing flowery and hoppy aura. A wonderful experience! The flavor is light on sweet, long on bitter with those flowery notes coming through. This is not my everyday IPA, but a great one to move through an IPA rotation or for special occasions when only a unique and great IPA will do.

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Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, fairly hazy orange with a slightly off-white rocky head that dissapated into a thin soapy film. Very nice lacing.

S: Intense rindy citrus, grassy, resinous pine, touch of floral fruitiness and a touch of sweet maltiness.

T/M: Nice bitterness upfront, moves into a nice hop profile with notes of citrus rind, pine, lemon, resin, and some fruity notes lingering around (aided by esters?). The malt provides excellent balance, giving a bready presence and a full, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a stellar IPA, with superb balance and a deep, complex hop profile. I would guess that this beer uses a generous amount of columbus on the back end, because it has that awesome 'dankness' about it. That seems to be a signature move of some of these Colorado Breweries, Deviant Dales IPA does the same thing. I wish I could get this stuff up in Montana, it would be a regular in my fridge.

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Photo of smanders
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden with a thin head.

Smell - Big citrus (grapefruit) notes with sweetness lingering in the background.

Taste - Amazing balance of bitter citrus with sweet malt.

Mouthfeel - perfect

Drinkability - This is a great APA! Having never heard of the brewery before, I was extremely pleased with the purchase of a 6'er of Odell's IPA. If you enjoy mucho amounts of hops in your Pale Ales, Odell's is a must try. Great example of the style.

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Photo of utfiero
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color- dark gold. Full head.

Aroma- very aromatic grapefruit rind hops.

Taste- starts with strong cascade grapefruit hops and stays strong throughout, hints of lemon zest in the middle, and finishing long and hoppy like biting into a grapefruit seed. 60 IBUs.

Honestly, I cannot fathom a rating of 100 for this brew.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

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Photo of jsulko
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Bottle purchased on Father's Day excursion in Wichita KS.

Golden color slightly cloudy with a decent white head.

Smell is very citrusy with a hint of sweetness in the background.

Taste is very grapefruity with a citrus bite on the finish. Very smooth easy drinking IPA.

A great IPA. Third different IPA/PA that I had from Odell and all were excellent.

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Photo of schwaeh
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle sent by scotchboy. Best by 4/4/12, pretty darn fresh.

A: This is a really yellow IPA, it has an orange hue to it but it's mostly yellow. The standard 1 1/4" head forms in a hurry, while falling back down just as fast. Sticky webbed lace coats the glass.

S: These hops came out of the bottle and smacked me in the face as soon as I cracked it open. I'm mainly getting that oily west coast pine aroma here, super fresh pine. Mango and to a lesser extent, other citrus is hanging around in there. This has a sweet honey aroma to it. Light pale malts do their best to stay out of the way.

T: This isn't all that similar to the aroma, it seems more citrusy than piney to me. It is fairly sweet, in a good way, with a juicy toned down orange flavor. Centennial and amarillo seem to be used here, making the flavors mellow and not overdone. Oily pine comes out a bit as I continue to drink. I don't notice the alcohol.

M: Light enough for easy drinking but still a good body. I like that it doesn't feel like sandpaper on my tongue.

O: This one hits the sweet spot for me, it almost reminds me of union jack. Fruity, light pine, lightly sweet, and not so bitter that I get sick of drinking it after 1 or 2. I think it holds it's own against my favorite midwest IPA's.

This guy never sends a bad beer. Thanks Daniel.

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Photo of colforbin73
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

odell is really a fine brewery -- new to me. i had the mycenary first... which knocked me out. i am glad i took a step back here for the plain old IPA!

the bottle design and labels are awesome -- i need odell gear.

pours a lovely inviting light amber. decent little head, good and frothy, leaves some foam on the glass. solid hop aromas, mostly citrus with a touch of resinous pine -- again this beer says: drink me!

the taste delivers! very slick and well made beer. a fine malty brew provides a solid backbone, dry -- but the right amount of sweet to counter the heavy bittering hops, which taste fresh and abundant. the mouthfeel is full -- a good rich beer.

if only i could drink Odell everyday i would. excellent beer... great American Brewery.

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Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very nicely and with a good, sustained head with sticky lacing. Pure orangeish gold in color. Smells amazing, one of the best hop smells of any beer out there. Very Piney and fresh smelling with plenty of floral notes. Not exactly sure which hops they used, but you can tell Odell has good control over their hops. Taste is somewhat biscuity, with a sweet hop freshness. Again, more floral taste here. A little citrus, and it finishes only slightly bitter with a lingering hop aftertaste. Definately know you are drinking an IPA, but it isn't overwhelming. Mouthfeel and drinkability are good, and it goes down smooth without excessive bite. I'm not a huge hophead, but this is one of my favorate IPAs, and one that everyone should try. Definately Odell's best brew in my opinion.

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Photo of Tolann
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Perfect amber in color with a big white head that clings to the glass leaving a thick lacing. Clear not hazy in appearance with some bubbles cascading.

S - Lots of citrus and piny hops. Smells yummy! The nose on this beer is pretty obvious and pleasantly hits you when you take a whiff.

T - Sweetness is a little subtle and the hops stand out more. Some smooth bitterness. Seems pretty balanced.

M - Citrus and hops stick in your nose as you drink. Has a smooth feel to it. A light-medium body and not too excited over your tongue.

D - Goes down pretty easy. I'd say this is very drinkable. The hops aren't too bitter and don't stick to your pallet to long, but long enough that you enjoy them. The sweetness is just enough. Looks real good in the glass as well with the heavy lacing.

This might be my favorite from Odell so far!

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Photo of pdoran10
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a mostly translucent slightly dark golden color into a snifter. One finger of head that leaves some incredible lacing.

Smell is big resin and a hint of citrus.

Taste is slight malt white bread sweetness that gives way to big bitter oily resin and a bit of pine. Slight bitter citrus presence, but thick, dank hops are the star here with a light malt background.

Mouthfeel is very thick for an IPA but still moderately dry with a normal carbonation level.

A real winner here, as the hops are a big star in this IPA. Big hop flavor, and not overly sweet. No major flaws. An excellent beer.

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Photo of stercomm
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A - Light honey in color, very slight haze, nice white head that recedes quickly leaving a thin layer, nice glass lacing.

S - Nice citrusy hops, grapefruit, very even smell, little bit of a sweetness in the background.

T - Extremely nice flavor, nice grapefruit and very subtle hops, not overpowering at all. A very crisp and dry finish, can't detect any malts.

M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation, very dry.

O - Excellent brew, a really well balanced beer

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Photo of bassmantin
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden orange with surprising large creamy head. Pour slowly. Smells strongly of citrusy hops. Fairly strong hop taste that lingers for quite a while. This is a standard IPA. Enjoyable, and I would go back to it, but nothing amazing. A solid effort.

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Photo of TheFlern
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Honey color, white head that dissipates to a thin layer with good lacing.

Smell: Big hop aroma. Citrus notes come through first. Grapefruit for the most part. Bittering hop aroma in the background. Not much on the malt front.

Taste: More of the bittering hops come through than the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Thin and dry. Slightly bitter. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad brew at all. Very solid execution, bottle dating, decent price point, good availability in my state as well. Give it a shot if you haven't had a chance!

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Photo of westweasel
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazy bright copper with a large off-white head.

Aroma: Toffee with tangerines and lemons - very nice.

Taste: Wheat bread initially, with lemons, grapefruit, and oranges later. The swallow finishes with a nice but not overpower bitterness. The bitterness has a nice lingering effect.

MF: Medium with a medium carbonation level, and a medium finish.

Drinkability: A very drinkable IPA. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Trentt2
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold in color, thin foam of white on top. By can see the carbonation rising in it, nice lacing.
S: citrus and hops. Lots of both
T: crisp, citrusy and not overly hoppy.
M: thin but still pleasant
O: best IPA I've ever had. I'm a stout guy, but this beer is excellent!

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Photo of bagpiper2005
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Hazy golden-orange in color. Two fingers of white head with average retention and some streaks of lacing.

Smell: Primarily citrus notes consisting of grapefruit, orange peel, and a touch of lemon. Understated malt backbone and a touch of pine.

Taste: Citrus from front to back. Lemon twang up front with an orange peel and grapefruit finish. Biscuity malt character supports everything and ties everything together. Bitterness in the back has a spicy element to it. Leaves a lingering sweet nectar taste up front and dry bitterness in the back. Interesting and good.

Mouthfeel: Dry and medium bodied. Low to medium carbonation. A bit of a hop oil coating is left on the mouth.

Drinkability/Overall: Lots to like here. Easy drinking and not overly filling, the alcohol is well disguised. Good flavors and I was looking forward to each sip. Well balanced and not overly filling.

Final Notes: Hop-heads will appreciate this one, along with people who love citrus. Tangy, spicy, and with an understated malty character, pair this one with some serious spicy food. Recommended.

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Photo of dancinwillie
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear, the color of a freshly waxed oak floor. with a 2 finger head the shade of christmas morning egg nog.

Smells of grapefruit, floral, and just a hint of hostess twinkies.

Taste: A lot of the grapefruit hops, a bit of floral flavor, a hint of mint(?), and a bready malt backbone. not much going on here, but in a good way. very balanced, and a really good beer.

mouthfeel: hits the tongue hard, good level of carbonation brings out the hop flavor.

drinkability: high. I could whack down a bunch of these, despite of the 7% alcohol, which is hidden quite well, and enjoy every last one. good ipa.

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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 sbxx
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into FFF Teku glass
Bottle Expiration date 6/12/13

Appearance - Golden honey yellow. 2 fingers of thick, foamy head that hangs around. Sexy.

Smell - Piney, slightly herbal hops. Malty. Whiffs of alcohol. Not as strong as I expected.

Taste - Bitter pine up front, smooth on the backend. I guess I was expecting something more citrusy. Despite that, it is smooth and goes down very easy.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, light/med carbonation, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Probably won't be trading for anymore of it, but it's still a solid beer that I'd be glad to drink again.

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Photo of Dotcubed
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I brought home a six pack of these to split woth the wife as she likes IPA and I only got one.

It poured a bit pale, I think a tad too yellowish.but I'm savoring my one and only. It emits a pale aroma too, faintly of hops.

I like what it follows up with, good light body with some malt but not too sweet. American style IPA hopped with intensions to impress, it clearly does to many BA folks. I think it does alot, the hop flavor lasts an eternity on my buds but it's like a bland pine tree;just short of exceptional.

I think there's other beers I've had destined to be the IPAs of choice for drinking by themselves, I think this one is perfect for generic Indian food.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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