Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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:
712
Ratings:
2,972
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
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475
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704
For Trade:
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Reviews: 712 | Ratings: 2,972
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 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 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 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 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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Photo of quirkzoo
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a slightly hazy golden amber with one finger of tight white head that clings to the glass and lasts. Smell is pure IPA, tons of bright pine and citrus (tons of grapefruit). Taste is more of the same, exactly what I am looking for in an IPA, paired with a strong but not overpowering bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice, it is a touch malty which balances with the citrus and bitterness. Overall a really nice IPA, definitely a solid choice for lovers of the style.

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Photo of jmvecchio1
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This beer is gold in color and not that dark for being an IPA. The head retention is fantastic with nice lacing that lasts all the way through drinking a pint.

Smell – The smell sells you on this beer. There is a big wave of citrus fruits (oranges and tangerines) off the aroma hops. But you don’t get slammed with big hop bitterness or earthiness.

Taste – For an IPA lover, this is a tour through a great American West Coast IPA. It’s a very smooth and balanced drink with a dryer finish. The carbonation level helps to cut off some of the hop bitterness as well. But you really taste the citrus off the hops and a little bit of herbs.

Drink – Even at 7% this is a sessionable IPA. Where many IPA scorch your tongue with IBU levels and hop bitterness, O’Dell offers a beer that celebrates American IPAs, but allows you to celebrate them all night long. It’s no surprise that Cicero’s sells out commonly when they get this beer in bottle or draft. I’d highly recommend getting it while you can!

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Photo of skrib09
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a tap it came out with an amber-orange hue and a creamy looking white head.

immediate hop spice hits the nose. refreshing pine and clean citrus combine to make it work.

taste was a refreshing hop with pine and citrus character. a hint of malt brings the balance together well. also detect a slight creaminess in the flavor.

mouthfeel is creamy and refreshing. definetly a drinkable beer.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.56/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful golden pour completely translusent
with lazy but visible carbonation. There is a
scant head with little to no lacing.

S: Nice citrus nose

T: Fruit juicy but also fruit juicy slick.
There is a bitterness at the swallow but
not so strong and unfortunately lingering.

M: This IPA is slick on the pallet going down, a
little too sticky.

D: Not sturdy enough for me, just better than
your average IPA. A beautiful beer.

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Photo of GarrisWH
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
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 beatenbyjacks
4.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite IPAs out there. This is simply a great balance of everything in an IPA. Not overly hoppy and yet a great balance with the malt. Lots of citrus in the smell and taste. Great orange color to the beer. I wish the foam lasted a little longer, but the taste is still amazing. I don't find too many IPAs that I can drink all day like this one. Well done Odell!

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Photo of Tolnik
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a pint glass. As it was poured it created a fair amount of head but the retention was a little lacing. The aroma is of a sweater hops smell giving a note of a good balance of hops and malts. The taste of the beer is of a medium dryer amount of hops. The coriander and malt is slight but barly there. The aftertaste is a decent one but not something that makes you crave them.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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