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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,091 |  Reviews: 738
Photo of imdale
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blasass
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BohemianBomber
1.34/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This is not a very good ipa

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Photo of Lofreqwave
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of liquorpig
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RJB66
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of interzen
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml (12 US fl.oz) bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Pours translucent orange. Very orange, in fact. Slight haziness but nothing too bad. Fingers-width of white head which left behind some lacing after dropping down to a foam cap. Did I mention that it looks a bit, erm, orange?

Smell: Hops, hops and more hops. On the one hand, it's an almost stereotypical American IPA but on the other the smell is quite a bit more floral than most. This isn't a bad thing, though.

Taste: Strangely, it doesn't taste nearly as hoppy as it smells. If anything, the hops are toned down a wee bit and the fruitiness (grapefruit, passionfruit, lemon etc.) is a bit more upfront. A little bit of maltiness lurking in the background but as you'd expect this is pretty much hop-forward.

Feel: Decent carbonation, smooth tasting and a dry, bitter finish. Typical IPA in other words.

Overall: I suspect my expectations for this might have been a bit high - it gets a lot of good press and it's not difficult to see why but for some reason it didn't quite do it for me. It's not a bad IPA by any means - in fact I'd go so far to say as it's one of the better ones out there, but there's not much to distinguish it from the zillions of other IPAs out there. Worth a try, but not overwhelming.

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Photo of pieface22
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rpm0003
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kraazy
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hardysf
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very drinkable ipa. Really clear. The smell is much more hoppy than the taste unfortunately. Does not end as dry as I like for ipas. Good beer, better options available. Filler in a trade so only one bottle to try. Probably four months old based on a best by date of July 15,15.

Would try again

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Photo of SmellTheGluv
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marcsarm
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drinkable IPA no doubt. Malt hop balance is on fleek, on fleek. Lacing es bueno, dos.

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Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LouZ
3.22/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had such high expectations, but this was literally just "okay." Poured on draft at Capone's, but scent and taste was truly just pedestrian; nothing special at all. I really hope it was a bad tap line or something, and will try this again when I see it somewhere else. But so disappointed in this one.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tlema1
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frognot
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Light golden copper with creamy off-white head

Smell: Lots of pine with a hint of citrus

Taste: A nice blending of pine and citrus hops. Crisp and smooth with a lingering after bite of hoppy sweetness

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable

Overall: An outstanding example of an American IPA.

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Photo of Davida
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tikk
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of czillmer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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