Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Odell IPAOdell IPA
BA SCORE
4.26/5
Outstanding
3,177 Ratings
Odell IPAOdell IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.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
Ranking:
#1,290
Reviews:
753
Ratings:
3,177
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
821
Trade:
12
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,177 |  Reviews: 753
Photo of vasdef42
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy orange with a super creamy head that rests atop the brew almost the whole time. smells beautifully of grapefruit spice and citrus shine. i could sit and sniff this brew for hours. the taste is major grapefruit spice, sticky bitterness, and a nice sweetness to accompany the spice. tastes like a ruby red grapefruit, i love it. the nitro really makes the brew creamy and smooth, but it still sticks so nice to the roof of the mouth. the hop character has definite layers and character, with a crisp finish. i could drink more than several of these a day. wasnt sure they could improve this IPA, then Odell juiced it with nitro. Tasty.

 646 characters

Photo of GilGarp
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of IPA today along with some birthday gifts for friends.

Poured a redish golden color with great clarity but below-average head and retention.

Aroma is decent but not the best. I look for fresh whole hop hoppiness in an IPA... it's clean but not fresh.

The flavor is there. Lots of hop bitterness but a fair trade-off with ample malt. I give it a 4/5.

Mouthfeel is what I expect from an IPA in that it has a slightly bitter burn but not at all unpleasant. Just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, I enjoy this beer but it's not one of Odell's best. Certainly better than the overwhelming Double IPA but I definately prefer their imperial stout, double pils, and special red. Can't wait for that red!

 730 characters

Photo of whynot44
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light copper color with a decent off white head that sticks around fairly well and leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is all pine needles and grapefruit hops. The taste starts with some light sweet malt, a hint of honey, followed immediately by a blast of citrus - grapefruit, tangerine, lemon - then finishes slightly dry with a load of pine needles that linger on in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied, dangerously drinkable and refreshing. An excellent IPA for the hop lovers.

 483 characters

Photo of chileman13
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a-pours a golden amber with 1 finger white head that laces out.
a-citrus hops with a sweet undertone.
t-citus hops 1st note with slight malt back up singers.
d- oh yeah baby this is very very drinkable. It is no wonder they won a gold medal with this one.

 255 characters

Photo of dashirey
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got my first chance to have an Odell brew from in a trade with mmtmatrix. Thanks.

A - I was impressed with the label and bottle, very nice presentation. Poured into my "Brewphoria" pint glass. The beer has a hazy golden color with some hues of orange. Poured a one-finger head that reduces, but hangs one for a while. Plenty of lacing as pint empties.

S - Big hops (I detect pine with others too). The smell reminds me of Nugget Nectar from Troegs.

T - Good stuff. A bit sweet at first then overwhelmed (in a good way) with hops. The pine hops are there, but citrus hops really overpower all other tastes.

M - Medium-bodied, smooth with a nice bitter kick.

D - Easy drinking to say the least. Overall fantastic beer that I wish I could get my hands on more often. I'd like to try some others from Odell if they stand up to this one.

 837 characters

Photo of toolbrew
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Nice label and designs in the glass. Pours a orange-golden color and retains a thin white head with good lacing.

Sweet and crisp hoppy smell. Detected what almost smelled like sweet tarts at first sniff, but that has faded.

Sweet hoppy taste as well. Has a crisp hop bite which is nice.

Light in the mouth and the hops make a good feeling on the roof of my mouth.

I would drink several of these and want to try it on tap.

 455 characters

Photo of bort11
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Moderate egg-shell white head stands a fingers width. Nice spider-web lacing left on the glass. Color is a hazy golden amber.

Smell has a citric floral aroma blunted by a honey malt backbone. Taste is a combination of citric flavors. Lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerines. Sweet malty flavors balance with some peppery spices.

Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily. Nice carbonation bite. Nice IA, I don't feel a 7% at all.

 471 characters

Photo of rye726
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber color with a tan head. Good retention throught the entire glass. Big hops but not much malt in the nose. The taste was a bit more complex. There are of course the hops, but also some nice caramel and fruity malts. The hops bite from start to finish. Body was a little light for me, but still crisp and smooth. A good drinker with some pop.

 350 characters

Photo of pieper
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. what a great beer. Props to the roommie for picking this up for me while he was out in Co. best on date: 08.15.08

The smell was fantastic - amazing for someone who can hardly smell and it was a bad allergy day. nice sweet hops (cascade, centennial?), citrus - grapefruit

Appearance is a nice color color with fluffy head that leave a nice lace on the glass.

Taste: Amazing hops, sweet malt on the tip of your tongue while hops linger in the back. I can only imagine what their Double IPA is like.

Mouthfeel- again solid here. nothing really different that an great IPA which this is. perfect carbonation.

Drinkability- I could and would drink this all night.

 670 characters

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ride 'em, Pachederm!

Hazy orange appearance, fulsome, fresh white head.

Fresh, vibrant, floral aroma...lively...orange, tangerine, mango....abso-lovely.

Tastin'...more of the same. Fresh, delicious, fruit aplenty. There's some mango in there, with the orange and grapefruit,
just gorgeous.

Very even-keeled, despite it's 7% abv,...no, wait, maybe not....but it's still smooth, and tasty, and memorable.
An ideal IPA. I could grab this in a pinch with nary a quarrel.

 474 characters

Photo of JEdmund
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance
Nice tall white head; clear, light orange/yellow; minimal carbonation bubbles; head subsides quickly leaving little lacing

Aroma
Really strong here - very inviting pungent, floral hop aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel
A little thin in body, but really full on flavor; loads of fresh, tasty hops; immediately enjoyable, leaves me wanting more! Overall, really heavy on hops and light on malt - a little imbalanced for my liking; leaves a tasty, pronounced aftertaste of hops

Overall
Love the flavor, but it's a little thin overall and too imbalanced; I wish it had more malt backing to give it some weight and balance; it was enjoyable and worth trying, but I wouldn't buy it again with its steep price.

*I've had this a few times on tap now and it just blows me away how good it is. I definitely need to give the bottled version another try because, on tap, it's an A beer.*

 881 characters

Photo of SpecialK088
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A-Has a rich amber color with little to no head but a good lacing.
S-Wonderful smell very fragrant hoppy scent.
T-The intense hop rush from this beer the 1st time i had it was astounding i was ready for an IPA but this one suprised even me.
M-Leaves a very nice hop taste in your mouth with a very good finish for a beer with as much alcohol and hops as it does.
D-Not for the faint of heart or the casual drinker but if you are an IPA lover or someone who doesnt back down from a challenge pick one up and try it, you will not be disapointed

 583 characters

Photo of johnnyirishman
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jhawkinmo for the chance to try this beer.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pint glass.

Apperance- Cloudy golden copper color, good head and retention.

Smell- Awesome big hop smell, very pleasing to the nose.

Taste, Mouthfeel- Nice hops taste, not overpowering at all, a dry crisp finish leaves you wanting more! Medium body and carb.

Drinkablity- I Love this IPA!! Very drinkable by my standards and I will definately recommend this to my fellow BA's. I could see how this beer recently won the National IPA Contest!

 532 characters

Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75 reviews as of this writing. I'll skip the long review and go with the short. A phenomenal looking beer with a classic american approach -citric hops, sweet malts and a high abv. The thing that struck me the most with this is if they lowered the ABV and kept the same hop effect I think I'd like it more.

Not overpoweringly strong, just a bit too sweet and slightly stronger than I would like for an evening and dinner beer / session beer yet not quite strong enough for a relax in the evening beer.

 503 characters

Photo of flexabull
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of ArrogantB, thanks again!

Pours a bright gold color with a decent head that quickly fades.

With nice citrus hop nose, a very pineapple like aroma, along with some resiny pine. Very nice nose.

Beer has a very clean hop forward flavor profile. Tastes crisp, with citrus hop flavors, some strong pine resin flavors, and a slight underlying malt creaminess. Finish is tart, dry, and crisp.

Mouthfeel is good, crisp and full.

Drinkability is excellent. This is a very nice IPA, I could see having more than one of these in one setting. Tasty, and quite hoppy. Could probably use a little more balance to be an outstanding IPA, but this is still a top notch one.

 679 characters

Photo of joe1510
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Best by: 6/14/08

Received in another great trade with BitterBill, thanks again Bill! Odell's IPA pours a crystal clear deep golden with few large carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. A dense white meringue-like head grew to one + fingers on the pour. After a few minutes the head fell to a skimming with a thick ring and solid lacing. A good looking IPA!

This is an inviting, delicious smelling IPA! There is a lot of citrus in the nose, lemon and orange mostly, in that order of intensity. There's even some spruce needle hoppiness in there all over a foundation of pale maltiness. The smell of this IPA reminds me of a milder Hop Wallop.

The flavor doesn't quite live up to the aroma but is good none the less. Big notes of the lemon and orange the nose suggested along with a unique peppery spiciness. The spruce comes through on the swallow and provides the bitterness. Al this over a barely noticeable malt base which is just the way I like things.

The mouthfeel of this beer is just about perfect its medium bodied, soft and creamy on the tongue. The lack of carbonation lets this beer glide through slowly and allows the hoppiness to shine.

This beer is going down far too easily! I could easily and enjoyably put away a few of these in a sitting.

This is my first sampling from Odell and not my last. I'm very impressed with this IPA. It doesn't fall into the cookie cutter mold like so many other brewers do. Too bad this isn't available locally; it would be a constant in my fridge. Thanks for the taste Bill!

 1,544 characters

Photo of bigelo1016
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light golden yellow with a white head and excellent lacing

S- Wow. Grapefruit,hint of lemon and orange, with a sweet pine smell

T- That citrus hoppiness right up front, into a medium to soft bitterness and a hint of malt. Delicious

M- good carbonation, crisp

D- Very drinkable, smooth and refreshing. Even with the hoppiness I found it very well balanced.

 363 characters

Photo of timbro81
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a rather light golden straw color which was its only weak point. Impressive head with great lacing and good carbonation. Smells of good piney hops and not much else. Taste is pretty similar, good hoppiness with a slight malt sweetness hanging around. A very slight grainy aftertaste. A light bodied beer that finishes dry. Odell delivers another fantastic beer.

 370 characters

Photo of JDV
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to this beer from BlackForestCO
Pours a very slightly hazy orange to golden color with a nice white head. Smell is a bit fruity, musky and earthy hops. A unique smelling hop combination. Taset is crisp and hoppy with an almost funky mustiness but sharply flavored hop. Goes down very easily and really is a unique IPA. Pretty damn good and drinkable.

 361 characters

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oxymoron sent this along in a recent trade. Thanks!
Poured a cloudy light orange colour with a thin off-white cap of fine bubbles. Sheets of bubbles clung to the glass and lacing was spotty as I finished the glass. Smells of grapefruit and pine, a bit powdery and quite fruity. Solid bitterness that became a bit resinous in the lingering finish. Citrus and grapefruit, plus a bit of sweet caramel, filled out the flavour. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. A bit drying. A solid IPA, well balanced and nothing out of place. Good stuff.

 540 characters

Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to fishdawg71 for this one.

Small capped bottle poured into a pint; the nice orange but clear body produced a nice fluffy white head, that eventually drops into a collar but said collar goes all the way, as it produces a nice lacing.
Aroma is certainly hoppy, but a lot more floral than grapefruity, and along comes some bready maltiness to balance it a bit.
Reasonably firm on the palate, it is hoppy but not overly hopped; there is a nice balance between the floral hops and bready malts; not a lot of grapefruit here which makes it nicer in my opinion.
Well crafted and balanced.

 592 characters

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale golden color and cloudy at that. Very small whitehead. Smells wonderful. Pine, citrus, flower and hints of malt. Taste is smooth, bitey, flavorful. Very solid IPA, not over-hopped, just right. Citrus and green pine mix well. Makes for good drinking. Could used a bit more crispness at the end. Malt comes back toward the finish. Very solid IPA!

 358 characters

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have heard a lot about this beer from many people, both beer drinkers and BMC people alike, figured I'd see what it was all about.

A: Poured a hazy pale golden color with a dense head about an inch thick. Its a little lighter than most IPAs but does look interesting and highly drinkable.

S: Grapefruit hop smell, some piney scents as well. The hop smell is very raw. I detect a little bit of a sugary malt smell as well, somewhat similar to cotton candy i guess.

T: A little malt sweetness upfront but its quickly washed away by pure hop flavor, citrusy bite, almost like eating a grapefruit peel. Nice lingering bitterness, alcohol taste hits towards the end as well. Pretty complex, but not overly complex, I'm thoroughly impressed. The balance is off, but not out of style at all, a little more malt would make it perfect.

M: This is perfect in the mouth for an IPA, not too watered down, not too thick either, all in all a smooth beer. Nice hop bitterness and an interesting slight dryness.

D: This is a beer I could easily drink all night, the alcohol is hidden though at 7% and could easily catch up. Overall though it doesn't leave the tongue on fire and its pretty damn good.

 1,190 characters

Photo of NCSUdo
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle via Oxymoron

P: Pours a clear golden under a medium sized white head. Some lace and some decent retention.

S: Smells grapefruity hops with hints of other citrus fruits.

T: Tastes of a bitter hops, a refreshing grapefruit and pine. Not a whole lot of malt backbone. Hops are very refreshing, and very balanced.

M/D: Light bodied, slightly prickly carbonation, semi-creamy body. Pretty refreshing and pretty drinkable. A very solid IPA.

 451 characters

Photo of pmcadamis
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A clear marigold brew supports a two finger bone white head that looks frothy and rich. Lots of crisp lace is left on the glass. Looks like a German pils.

S - Mandarin oranges with a trace of the tin they came packaged in. Dank "herbal" notes, and you know what I mean by "herbal." Smells a bit fruity on top of the jungle of hop buds. Tangelo and mango too. This smells really nice! It's been a while since I've had a good hop fix and I can't wait to dive into this one.

T - Much like the nose, this is full of really fruity citrus and summer fruit hoppiness. Mango and passion fruit are there along with the expected grapefruit. The really tight and malty background is firm like hard tack biscuits, but provides a really nice template for the herbal fruity hop flavors.

M - Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, firm, slightly attenuated, and EXTREMELY dry. The finish on this "herbal" brew is all cottonmouth and I like it!

D - A great IPA! I like the summer fruit and the marijuana like aromas, and the dry finish is killer. This is good beer.

 1,056 characters

Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,177 ratings