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:
3,091
Reviews:
738
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
758
For Trade:
13
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another top shelf offering Odell! Just what are those guys doing over there in Colorado. This is my second eye opener from them. This IPA has a character that can be sharply distinguished from others. It had the sharp accent of a particular resinous flavor that I have mulled over for the last 20 minutes struggling to identify it. Unfortunately...I had only one bottle and it was gone before I could nail it.

At first I had wanted to say pumpkin rind but that wasn't it - so I'll have to settle on pine cone resin - in my fading afterglow until I buy a six pack.

A = Hazy amber
S = Herbal, pine
T = Sharply resinous...I'm favoring towards describing it as woody pine cone
M = Perfect IPA mouthfeel

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had last weekend in Omaha.

A: Pours a clear gold color with a nice, one-finger eggshell colored head. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Light pine aroma with a good dose of grapefruit and citrus.

T: A good pine hop flavor upfront balanced by some a malt flavor that has both caramel and bready aspects. Very well balanced. A really solid IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2013

Poured a copper orange clear color with about 2-3 fingers of foamy white head. Lots of bubbles underneath. Tons of circular foamy lacing on the sides. Fantastic retention on the top the whole way down.

Smelled fantastic with mainly floral and citrus hops. Also got grapefruit and tangerine. Slight bitterness, but not overwhelming. Some light notes of lemon, lime and pine.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, but maybe not as strong. Immediately reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. Lemon more than grapefruit. Faint butter notes. Floral notes are noticeable as well. Very good overall.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

Really enjoyed my second beer from Odells. I will be back for more.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (355ml, £3.50):
Light amber. Small, bubbly white head that halves to be about 0.5cm tall.

Very hoppy with strong tropical fruit and citrus notes., There is a good amount of pine and a solid, light caramel malt base underneath.

Very hoppy taste to begin with although it's not as strong as before. The main flavour is a tropical fruit one that is infused with some citrus and pine as well as fresh hops and some more subdued, sweet malts with touches of light caramel. There is some lemon around the middle and a pleasant grapefruit taste too, along with a hugely bitter finish.

Smooth with big carbonation. There was a slight citrus tang in the middle but overall the beer was surprisingly refreshing.

Great hop and tropical fruit tastes with plenty of bitterness yet still seemed refreshingly drinkable and very enjoyable. Up there with some of the better IPA's I've tried thus far.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To put it in perspective (for knowledgeable IPA fans), I'd have a hard time deciding between this and Pliny the Elder. That makes it pretty awesome. Certainly the best readily available (sadly not in WI) IPA out there. Notes of pine and citrus hops in the smell and taste of this beer, while maintaining a refreshing lightness and carbonation that makes this beer accessible to even a novice craft beer drinker. Beautiful copper color, fantastic feel and flavor. This is the one I smuggle back in my luggage every time I go somewhere I can get it. Also if you are anywhere near Ft. Collins, CO, you MUST spend a couple of hours at the brewery; no matter what style of beer you like, Odell pretty much nails it every time.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,091 ratings.
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