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
Reviews:
724
Ratings:
3,038
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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726
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Reviews: 724 | Ratings: 3,038
Photo of IPA4LIFE
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz Bottle poured into a pint glass (looking back, this may not have been the best choice for glass).

A-Very good looking dark gold, almost orange color. Thick foamy 11/2 finger head.

S- Exceptional smell. Very light and fruity citrus smell at first, almost a tropical smell. The spicy smell of hops is present, but not overpowering.

T- Very complex. There is a very light fruitiness, which is followed by typical bitterness from the hops. The bitterness is not as high as I like. I think that the hops are offset by the malt flavor of the beer. Although I prefer a more bitter IPA, I really do admire the complexity of this beer. I think Odell had some very good ideas with this beer.

M- Very light and smooth. Good.

D- A solid beer. I wouldn't mind having a few of these in one sitting, but I think I would get tired of it after a few.

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Photo of timbro81
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
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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Photo of whynot44
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of donspublic
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into shaker, minimal head. Nice golden amber color, nice lacing. Smells of malt, and citrus. Nice on the palate, hitbup front with a combo of citrus and tropical fruit. This is one solid IPA. Mouthfeel great, feel like my mouth is coated in hop oil afer each sip. Great ipa

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Photo of amneziak
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The Odell IPA is an incredibly pale orange (almost yellow) color with a heap of effervescence in the sound of the pour. One would almost think this is a heavy wheat beer by the color. Upon first pour, I got a solid four finger head in my tulip glass. Unfortunately once you lose the head it's pretty much gone, which I find is indicative of a flatter (less-rounded) beer. Let's hope I'm wrong.

Nose: Holy CRAP! My nose is smiling from nostril to nostril right now because right out of the bottle this stuff smells exactly like Bell's Hopslam! There is tons of citrus (mainly pineapple and grapefruit) rounded out with some beautiful summertime peach. There are also miles and miles of aromatic hops just punching you in the nasal cavity. If this beer tastes like it smells I have just hit the jackpot because it's affordable and easy to find around these here parts.

Taste: Well...the bad news first; it unfortunately doesn't taste as insanely breathtaking as Hopslam. Does that mean it's bad? Not at all. The good news is that there are a lot of the same characteristics in this beer that you'd hope for in an IPA or DIPA; they just seem to be overly muted somehow. The intensity I look for in this type of beer is just not there like I'd hoped or like the smell would insinuate. In other words, this beer is being a little bashful for its own good.

Palate: Definitely a medium body on the palate and there is a good amount of carbonation to carry the flavors through your mouth nicely. However, there is a huge difference in this beer when there is some head to escort the flavors down. If the head has dissipated too much, then the beer tends to lack a strong (what I like to call 'bright') finish.

Overall: The aromas that come out of this glass in the first three to five minutes are undeniably the shining stars. I mean my hopes got extremely high before actually tasting this one. The fact that this beer comes in a six-pack and is readily available in my city is a good thing. I can see spending some quality time in warm afternoons on the deck with these, and with every smell I'll be dreaming of January when I can hopefully get my hands on the next batch of Hopslam.

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Photo of brownbeer
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of floral hops and a doughy malt backbone.

Flavor is loaded with flowery, American hops and orange with a great malty balance. Finishes with a gentle hop bite.

In the end, it manages to have great hop flavor minus any harsh or unwanted bitterness. Not the best but respectable and graceful.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours clear and golden copper in color with an off-white 2 finger head. Good retention, leading to a thin, consistent layer of surface suds.

Smell - Orange and pineapple are the prominent notes in the aroma, with lesser grapefruit and pine. Bready malts in there beneath somewhere.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hops are tropical with pineapple and orange being deadly tag team partners. Light pine and grapefruit. Malts are fairly hidden, but add a generic sweet backbone to this amazing hop bomb.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky texture. Smooth. Very nice!

Overall - Fantastic IPA, though I think I like their Runoff Red better. That's not to sell this brew short, it's a definite gem.

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Photo of michjason
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Amazing bouquet- hoppy and citrus. Great color and head. Not enough citrus in the taste, though. It definitely needed more for balance. Mouthfeel is heavy; could be brighter. Overall, this beer was very drinkable but the taste was not citrusy enough for what I believe is required of an exceptional IPA. Which is ironic because I got those notes in the smell which was perfect.

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Photo of KBoudreau66
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received a 12 oz. bottle via trade with Teke0611. Thank you for the brew.

Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with one finger of foamy white head. Has a very strong grapefruit hop aroma. Couldn't get much more out of the nose than that. Taste is in line with the smell, but with a nice malty backbone that comes in to play that balances it out. Overall a very solid IPA. I wish I was able to get these in Massachusetts. I may have to get a trade going for a few of these.

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Photo of westweasel
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazy bright copper with a large off-white head.

Aroma: Toffee with tangerines and lemons - very nice.

Taste: Wheat bread initially, with lemons, grapefruit, and oranges later. The swallow finishes with a nice but not overpower bitterness. The bitterness has a nice lingering effect.

MF: Medium with a medium carbonation level, and a medium finish.

Drinkability: A very drinkable IPA. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer sent to me in a trade by mizzouguy, thanks! FINALLY, I've been wanting this beer for over a year. At the time of this review, this is the #30 top American IPA on beeradvocate.com. Served from a bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Beer is orange / amber and pretty hazy, almost read, nice white head of small bubbles lots of lacing and moderate carbonation.

Aroma is CTZ and pine all the way, hints of malt sneak through.

Beer is medium in body and a little malty on the lead off but that gives way to a nice earthy and piny hop presence on the forward late palate. The finish is a little heavy, could have been made dryer so that the bitterness is accented more but I like it a lot. Overall this is a very good IPA, at the end once it warmed up some of the hop charm wears off and you are left with a relatively heavy single IPA but I thoroughly enjoyed it, would have it again and am looking forward to the second bottle mizzouguy included in the box, thanks again.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper and golden sunshine hue. Two fingers of foam and a resiliant film that holds its real eastate under heavy sipping.

Citrusy for sure, but to be specific I smell some halved grapefruit with a little sugar spinkled on top. Add to that some grass and barely in the toaster for a second toast.

The taste is a medium citric bitterness. Sweet grapefruit peels, soft lime juice, and some mosquito grass. The malts help balance everything out just right. A little toasted grain is all this beer needed it seemed. Not to say the hopping was excessive either. All ingredients taste as the just the right amount was used for harmonious balance.

If the abv. was a point and a half lower, this would be an awesome session IPA.

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Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

Resiny hops, pine, fresh cut grass, mango, and grapefruit pith accompany lightly sweet honey-like malt character. Flavor reveals muted citrus, which underlies lightly bready, biscuity malt, finishing resiny and moderately bitter. Notes of papaya and mango add complexity. A bit bitter and grassy, earthy for my liking, but like the hop flavoring profile.

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Photo of kirok1999
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Oxymoron in Secret Halloween BIF. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a nice white head that laces like glue. Smell is huge floral and citrus hops. Wow! Taste is excellent, the hops shine through with huge floral notes and there is enough malt backbone to give a nice sweet aftertaste that becomes a little bitter hoppy after a while. Mouthfeel is a little thin but this in no way detracts from the overall drinkability of this brew.
If this is their IPA I can't wait to try their DIPA.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/gold with white head and leaves pretty good lacing for awhile.

The smell is pineapple/orange with a very overall hoppiness.

The taste is very balanced between the flavor and bittering hops. Nice bitterness on the front that lingers but some citrus and tropical fruits along with some malt on the back.

This beer reminds me a lot of Sculpin. The bottle has about 2 months before the best buy date and is tasting absolutely fresh. That's one thing the Sculpin can't come close to.

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Photo of koopa
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a slightly copper orange caramel with a 2 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and good lace.

Smell: Nice blend of floral hops, grapefruit, and a hint of light caramel.

Taste: Same as the nose. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. Good carbonation and a satisfying medium body.

Drinkability: Really great session IPA in my opinion!

I had a bottle of this at the Capone's event a while back and it was even fresher with lots more citrus hop presence.

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Photo of vdoz3
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hand delivered from a friend visiting from Colorado (I asked for Fat Tire, I get Odell IPA; I'm happy both ways). Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 10 oz wine glass (over two pours).

A: bright transparent orange (could be a Rose wine if it was any pinker). minimal head but notable lacing going down the sides of the glass.

S: fruity (peachy) and citrusy hops dominate, but the bready malt comes out in the nose unlike....

T: pure hop; bright orange bite that leaves a beautiful hop-induced drymouth behind it.

M: Silky smooth and well carbonated make it a hard beer to sip; but it really illuminates the front of the tongue and is best not gulped

D: I want to be mad at my friend for only hand delivering to me in New York from Colorado one sixpack of this, because I could definitely go for more than a few nights worth : )

She handpicked this to bring me over Fat Tire, knowing I would like it? That's either what I call great taste in beer or a true friend!
Happy New Year!

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Photo of in780
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. poured into a standard pint. Here we go:

A - This looks really good. Nice thick head, sticks around for awhile and lasts all the way down.

S - Smells like grassy hops, just like an IPA should

T - Clean and bitter (in a good way). Pretty tart, actually.

M - Plenty thick for the style, a little carbonation but not fizzy, just about right

D - I could easily drink more than I should, the 7% sneaks up on you fast.

Great example of the IPA style, well done Odell.

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Photo of mbrasi
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head that dissipates. Aroma is citrus and pine resin hops. Flavor is nice and smooth, hops dominate and nice bitter aftertaste in the finish that isn't too overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium with med-light carbonation Crisp and clean this is a top notch IPA. Highly drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 06/21/2009. Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma is super hoppy, predominantly grassy and oily hops. Flavor of crisp hop oils, citrus. Very rich palate. Awesome IPA, very drinkable. One of my favorite IPAs, yum!

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for bringing this beer north on his visit to Vancouver.

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot colour with big pillowy bone white head with plenty of lacing. Small amounts of champagne like carbonation trickle to the surface.

S: Floral scents of orange flower water together with tropical fruits of lychee, mango and pineapple with a grapefruit rind backbone and hints of fresh pine. Solid notes of sweet malts balance out the forward hops.

T: Big front notes of tropical fruit along with citrus peel, pine and orange flower water. Middle notes are surprisingly very malty with a lingering bitter finish of citrus peel.

M: Coating and syrupy feel that coats the mouth. Very smooth.

O: This is an excellent ipa that manages to put forward big hops and yet create a very balanced beer that is smooth and refined. This is definitely up there with the best ips' s I've had the pleasure of sampling to date.

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Photo of jadejaws
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard unchilled beer glass.
A- Honestly I wasnt expecting much after pouring this beer. It did not have the darker amber tint nor did it have any hint of yeast sediment that I am accustomed to for IPAs.
S-Faint Hop smell. Not overpowering but present and promising.
T-Absolutely deliciously bitter. Definitely not a taste that hits you right away and lingers strong as something delicious.
M-Perfectly carbonated and not overly watery.
D-Could definitely drink multiples and it is almost recommended to truly appreciate the taste of this beer. It struck me initially as something not that special, but after enjoying a full beer it is definitely something I will not reconsider spending money on.
Overall-This was a peculiar IPA for me. It initially struck me as a crap beer masquerading in a pretty bottle. As I continued to drink it, the complex flavors and aftertaste delivered a truly pleasurable experience.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - orange clear beer, white head that leaves great lacing
S - big flowery, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits
T - big flowery hops, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, some mango/peach, similar to Two Hearted
M - light to medium, alc covered, aftertaste is grapefruit and flowery hops
O - nice. A classic.

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Odell IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,038 ratings.
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