Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
3,082
Reviews:
736
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
479
Gots:
750
For Trade:
13
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Photo of Mongrel
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a perfect "IPA" orange with plenty of soft, foamy head. Head fades after a couple minutes, but there's always a good film of suds and plenty of sticky lacing. Good clarity, good looking IPA.

Smells softly of peaches, citrus and tropical fruit. Just a hint of pine. An enticing aroma, but one that doesn't smack you in the face.

Taste: reference the above notes on aroma. Big, juicy notes of peaches and tropical fruit, and just the slightest tinge of cool pine. All done in an expertly subtle and restrained fashion. In other words, big on modern hop flavor, small on bitterness. Lemon and lime come through in the middle and take you to the finish line.

Mouthfeel is seductive -- soft from the start and finishes like silk. The finish could linger a little longer, but I'm just nit-picking at this point.

Bottom line -- this is a great IPA that excels in the two main areas of taste and smell, but has also really nailed the finer points of mouthfeel and overall drinking experience.

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Photo of jhg
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bsm80x
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of myersk27
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of raiders-IPA
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of MarcWP
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of chefbigjon
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of kmanjohnson
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Williaar
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of swetsastonic
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DougKapple
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of bikesnbeerFtc
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of BCPope
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of drmcleod10
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of dar482
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by date on the label, 4/15/2013. Odell gives the beer a 4 month shelf life.

The beer comes in an extremely hazy dark peachy orange with a creamy white head.

The aroma has sweet tropics of mango and peaches. Orange peel, a slight grainy character, floral, and then a bit of resinous pine in the back. A bready malt.

The beer follows with a less obvious tropical fruit flavor, but still a presence of mangoes and tropical fruit that is emphasized by a hint of a caramel sweetness. There’s a slight cereal grainy flavor that almost makes the beer taste like a pale ale. There’s grapefruit peel and floral lavender quality towards the end, along with lots of green grass. The beer is medium bitter throughout and then moves onto slight pine, grapefruit pith, and floral. A good amount of drying as well, which makes you want to dig in for more.

In general, the beer is the style I prefer, tropical, hop juice quality with a light malt body. The beer is a bit under 3 months old. In the end though, it has wonderful qualities, but lacks a final punch of hops for the beer to really be where I want it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,082 ratings.
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