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:
3,062
Reviews:
730
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
737
For Trade:
13
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Pervasive bubbly carbonation clings to the sides of the glass. Settles fairly quickly, but not completely. Thick peak and valley lacing.

S: Grapefruit, sourdough bread, and honey.

T: Italian bread with lots of bitter grapefruit and just a touch of sweetness.

M: Thick and syrupy feel. High alcohol is apparent. Bittersweet finish lingers on the palate.

D: Sipping experience... the character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is really nice. Foamy head, lots of carbonation, and persistent lacing. Sourdough, grapefruit, and honey. Bitter, pungent bready flavor with lots of grapefruit, accentuated with just a touch of indistinct sweetness. Syrupy and thick. Overall, this is really good quaff.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - thanks to doktorzee for the sharesie from his six-pack here in Colorado.

This beer pours a rather hazy medium apricot amber colour, with one fat finger of puffy, sludgy off-white head, which leaves some decently spooky webbed lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of pungent pine resin and orange/grapefruit rind, some underwhelming crackery caramel malt, and more floral, tropical, and leafy hops. The taste is still quite betrothed to the singularity of the American hop - acrid, astringent citrus pith and pine needles jump right out in front, while a timid bready, grainy malt sticks its head up like the proverbial prairie dog (apparently prevalent in these parts), as some dank leafy, weedy, and somewhat fruity hops bring up the rear.

The bubbles are fairly peppy, but to no great length, the body medium-light in weight, and more-or-less smooth, no small feat given all that hopitude skulking about. It finishes dry, the hops winning a no-contest bout, to no-one's great surprise.

An agreeable enough one-sided Yankee IPA, as unbalanced as it is. As much as I like the bitter-ass new world versions of the style, methinks that I wouldn't be able to stomach more than one, maybe two of this particular offering. Sigh - getting older and over-experienced duly sucks.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a date code clearly visible (12/24/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a golden and semi-orange color with 1 1/2 finger of off-white head that dissipates at a moderate rate to leave a bubbly soapy covering on the top of my glass that lasts to the end. Beautiful and plentiful lacing after every sip.

S: Floral, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and pine oil.

T: Something tropical like mango and a little pineapple. Finishes bitter and piney.

M: Very nice. Medium bodied and carbonated. Finishes bitter. Easy to drink and goes down good.

O: I like this beer and it reminds me of Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Not as much on the tropical fruit smell and taste but, nevertheless, a very good and delicious beer. Highly recommended and it sells for a reasonable price.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light head of about one finger gives way to a beer that is orange in color. The head lingers for a bit, and the lacing is admirable. Solid, but not spectacular.

S- an intense aroma not unlike many others from Odell. Big grapefruit notes of NW hops as this beer screams west coast all the way. Mango, tangerine, pineapple. With floral notes tantalizing the nose. Not much malt to speak of as this one lets you know the hops are in charge. Consequential IPA

T- Yeah, the hops the nose picked up come through strong from the get go. Certainly hop forward with the oils and resins. A chewy malt gives you a hint of balance before the acidic bitterness sets in. Straight forward style with a spectactular hop profile.

M- Mid body with moderate drinkability. Surprisingly not all that dry given its intense bitterness. It is more of a "wet" hop bitterness.

O- Much enjoyed. I would prefer their IIPA, mercenary, over this one, but well done none the less. No surprise really.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,062 ratings.
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