Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell IPAOdell IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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:
714
Ratings:
2,981
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
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474
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710
For Trade:
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Reviews: 714 | Ratings: 2,981
Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft in Tempe, AZ. What a great IPA, so easy to drink to the point where you are already on to the next one. Does not have a bitter taste at all. Can't wait to get out west this month to have some more because Odell is no where to be found out in Illinois.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, mellow, yellowish gold.
Head is three fingers of fluffy, rocky head. Leaves behind thick, soapy lacing.
Aroma of citrus rind and pine.
Taste is floral, with crackers and a medium bitterness, thinnish feel.

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Photo of Jaypeajus
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a six pack while visiting friends in Nebraska. Don't see Odell much at all in Indiana. Just drank my last one and only wish it could've cellared for a while. I didn't want it to loose it's near perfection citrusy balanced hop flavor. Every bottle delivered a great representation of what I love in an IPA. Note to self:ask local bottle shop if they can get it..all the reviews I read captured what I got.

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Photo of davidperez
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served in a shaker, it pours a golden amber color, diaphanous and clear as crystal, with a good one inch foamy head with good retention and good lacing.

The bouquet is citric, but other fruits prevail. Tropical notes of passion fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, tangerine. Assertive and delicious.

Balanced all throughout. The malty sweetness is intertwined with the fruity notes and the hoppy bitterness from the very beginning, and the finish is long. Once it started to warm up a bit the pine became evident too.
Good and pleasant carbonation. Medium to full body, extra smooth and silky; you drink a fruity cream with this one.

Excellent beer, one that I will seek again for sure.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle purchased in a 6mix at Trader Joe's, Denver.
Nice bottle with leaf clusters...but the label colors are a bit drab for catching anyone's attention.
BB 05/26/16...very visible, so kudos.

Pours a clean, clear, golden color; good creamy head, great effervescence.

Taste is clean and smooth., Definite malt sweetness, but nicely complimented with resiny hops on the tongue.
Not a typical "one-trick elephant IPA.... the malt is there.

Easy to drink is an understatement. Gone in like 4 minutes. So yes, sessionable as all get out.
Not for those seeking a hop bomb, but an excellent beer with good balance.
A fine Colorado brew.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Pours an orange color. Aroma is very hoppy. Citrus hops all the way. Lightly sweet maltiness in the aroma. Odell IPA is simply a very well put together IPA. Very citrusy, again. I get a lemon hop flavor as well. Light maltiness. Resiny. West Coast style through and through. Bitter and medium bodied. Very nice beer.

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Photo of Southside830
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a nice golden orangish color. Solid 2 finger head with aggressive pour. Nice head retention with good lacing.
Smell: I smell a nice sticky sweet malt presence. Hops are present in the form of a pleasant orange tangerine smell. Slightly malt forward smell.
Taste: Taste follows the nose. I get more of that sticky brown sugar malt. The hops are balancing the strong malt presence nicely. Orange, tangerine. Little bit of alcohol, booze there as well.
Overall: very good example of an American Ipa. Would like to have seen a little more hop in this brew. Balance in this brew is very good.

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Photo of raynmoon
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer. Have had the pleasure of having this numerous times fresh in town, Fort Collins. It's the Sculpin of the Midwest.

Classic west-coast, tropical, pine aroma and flavor. Goes down really smooth, not much bitterness lingering at all. Lots of rich, fruit coming through, like over-ripe peaches or pineapple.

Classic beer, must try. Always a go-to.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden/orange color. Lots of lace on the side. Quickly dissipating head. Fruity hop smell. Fruity hop taste. Little peachy. Pleasant fruity after taste. Overall, pretty tasty brew here. I like it.

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Photo of treyb0mb
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to say I was mixed about this at first It has a dark gold or almost amber color, with a noticeable haze to it. The most notable smell is of the hops, but you can detect some fruitiness. Develops a nice head which has a medium retention. There is a malty and slightly weighty mouthfeel, but not an overbearing malt flavor of any sort. In fact, at first I found it hard to detect its flavors. However, upon drinking about half of the glass, it's as if the fruity citrus flavors become more apparent. It's not incredibly hoppy, but the hops are, of course, definitely there. I originally desired more flavor, but as I have my second glass I find myself very pleased with this beer, and I'm enjoying the balance it offers.

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Photo of Evilyak
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

there might have been a time where i cracked into one of these and thought it to be remarkable. at this point, though, it really just stands with the herd. it's another fruity ipa that hides the alcohol. smell is of grapefuit, taste is the same, with perhaps some melon sweetness afterwards. mouth is reasonably clean without too much lingering hop taste.

don't get me wrong; it's a tasty brew, but i think i've grown weary of ipa's. i could have 4 more of these or never have another one and it would be the same.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend for bringing this one back from Omaha, too! The aroma of this IPA isn't as vibrant as I'd like, but it's within the best-by date according to Odell, so it's fair game. I do get some gentle stone fruits from the hops, as well as a lot of pine. The malt profile brings some gentle caramel notes. As it opens up, the fruitier qualities pop up more vividly. Tasting it also reveals a fruitier flavor than the aroma may have suggested. I get a lot of general apricot juice at first, with a splash of grapefruit mixed in. I'm even getting some lime flavor in spurts! Despite the sweeter initial flavors - and the classically malt-laden middle - it finishes quite dry, astringent even. This goes down so easily, it's kind of crazy. I've heard some good things about this, and I'm happy to report this lives up to the hype. And to think it's so readily available in the Midwest!

3.84/5: Juicy and delicious; would be a go-to if I was west of the Mississippi

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: golden, haze

S: apricots

T: fruity, hoppy of course and more apricots

M: FUll, great sensation

O: honestly tastes like the average upperend IPA, I like it though

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Photo of Pete_2112
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one is interesting, but pretty good. The nose is fairly strong with grapefruit and a bit of pine. The taste is very balanced with malt and hops. The bitterness is honestly not that high. It's there, but unlike many other IPAs where you can really detect that bitterness up front. The hop taste is pretty nice. The best I can describe it as is juicy. A juicy flavor. It's not my favorite, but it is still very delicious. The taste of malt and hops lingers in your mouth longer than other IPAs I've had. The mouthfeel is medium and wet. The only thing I would like more from this beer is a little more bittering hops. If they bumped it to 70 ibu instead of the original 60, it would be perfect for me. But that is simply my preference. Overall, this is a great beer. It is not a hop monster like some others are. But I would definitely drink it again. And I will. Probably tomorrow.

Update: My palate must have been just a bit off the night I initially reviewed this beer. The aroma of this IPA is insane. You can just smell the resin and oils in the glass. The taste is less juicy than I previously reviewed. Overall, I just can't stop smelling this beer. It is really incredible.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours clear medium gold, thick foamy head with very good retention, gobs of lace. Aroma is mild citrus and pale malt. Nicely balanced IPA leaning to bitter side. The taste has a light cracker malt sweetness with mild citrus up front. The hops are piney and grassy and linger just the right amount. Clean semi-dry finish. Medium soft mouthfeel. Haven't had this one in a while, very well done IPA, good change up from the juice bombs, very easy drinking.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: very clear golden color. Nice white head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Lots of citrus some grapefruit and lemon. Some malt in the background.

Taste: Pretty similar to the smell, lots of citrus with some malt to balance it. Nice bitterness.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel body and carbonation.

Overall: A really nice easy to find IPA.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours light copper with a very wide white foam head. Aroma es is excellent, citric, fruity, hoppy and sweet. Taste is very well balanced but a little bit to the hops side. This is a great IPA I Really liked it

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Photo of mabermud
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This fine beer has a light amber body with a foamy and fluffy, semi-off-white head. I hope you know what I mean. The sticky foam appears sea-foam like against the sides of my wife's tulip and is unique and also attractive. There is a tiny touch of malt and some light orange dankness in the hop aroma. The smell is laid back and dialed down a bit for such a highly regarded beer. Wow, what a taste. Honey dew melon with light citrus and pine. I just had a Wet before this, and upon initial sip, this has a better taste. After additional sips, I realize this does not hold up. Not as complex, but very good. Medium to lighter-medium body, medium carbonation, minimal lather.

A great price for a nice amount of goodness in a bottle.

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Photo of supie12
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my top favorite IPAs of all time. I would say the aroma is nice not too different from a standard IPA. But the taste is what really sets this one apart. It's clean and crisp. And the bottle artwork is pretty neat too. Over all I would definitely recommend this to a friend and I will be buying it again soon.

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Photo of Drank
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fluffy head and excellent lacing. Slightly cloudy appearance, somewhere between straw and golden. Very well balanced. Hop character both bitter and aromatic. A winner overall, and stands up to the ratings.

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Photo of kbwalters
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a tulip glass; based on the BB date I think it was bottled about 2 months ago.
Look = 4.5 Pours a golden straw into a vibrant orange with 2.5 fingers of just off white head; frothy head with great retention and sticky, webby, lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Nice tapestry of hoppy aromas, tropical fruits, citrus and light grassy notes with an underlying cracker and bready sweetness.
Taste = 4.0 Hop forward but more balanced than the nose; tropical fruit and citrus flavors balanced with a sweeter middle of bready malt and a moderately bitter finish.
Feel = 4.0 Medium bodied with medium carbonation, some fizziness, a light syrupy quality to it
Drinkability = 4.25 Nice drinkable IPA.
Overall = 4.1 Well made, solid, all around IPA

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the face of the Colorado IPA - Yes, Comrade has put out an amazing west-coast style IPA that has a lot of deserved buzz - but this is what I think of when I think Colorado IPA. Everything about it tells you that you are about to have and orange, citrusy delight. Pours a clear orange with a sticky head that leaves lacing. Huge aroma of sweet orange and grapefruit and you get a big whiff from the pour. It really lets you know it is generously hopped (and dry hopped) even before you get your nose to it. Taste follows nose with citrus, and floral notes on a layer of semi-sweet malt. It has a very clean malt-bill leaving the hops to be the main star. Light-medium mouthfeel with great carbonation. Very easy to drink with hardly any bitterness left on the tongue. This beer is incredible because you get so much hop aroma and flavor with relatively low bitterness. I like bitter beers but this allows the hops to shine without being drowned out by excessive bitterness. Top notch IPA from a state that doesn't get a lot of IPA love and recognition. Top 3 Colorado IPA's for me (Modus and Superpower being the other 2).

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a bottle while traveling through Wichita, Kansas. Sure glad I did.

Pours a translucent bronze/gold with 2 finger fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Strong carbonation is apparent.

Nose is terrific. Tons of Oranges and Hops. Dank resinous aroma.

Taste matches the nose. First come oranges and melons. Then wonderful fresh-piney hops. The malts and resin complete the well roundedness of the taste.

Medium bodied with strong carbonation.

Fantastic beer! Expectations were high with this having a glowing reputation from my friends living in Colorado. Completely lived up to expectation. Wish I had bought more.

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Photo of Absolut
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

purchased a six pack from a Texaco in Kingman. Best by 10-15-15. poured into a red party cup-- cause its all I got.

Aroma- excellent smell. citrusy, hops, malt.

taste- excellent ipa and this one is at the end of its best buy. would love to try fresh.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very simple but delicious IPA. It pours a beautiful golden amber color with a nice, clean white head that has great retention. The flavor is very well balanced with nice hoppiness on the finish.

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