Odell IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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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

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Reviews:
723
Ratings:
3,038
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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Reviews: 723 | Ratings: 3,038
Photo of Haybeerman
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright, clear orange/amber color. Poured 2 finger whited head with fair retention. Decanted lightly. Laced in wide rings.

S: Big pine and citrus hops; a little grapefruit. Muted (if any) malt character.

T: Sweet grains followed quickly with herbal and earthy hop character. Reiny middle lingers to sharp, dry bitter. Some citrus lingers.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate to ample carbonation. Smooth and coating. Good balance even with a pretty full flavor.

D: Straight up good beer for the style. Its simple, balanced and moderate abv. Won't wow with its complexity, but very drinkable.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red bronze with a clingy tight white head. Big fresh pomegranate and ruby red grapefruit nose with hints of lemon barley - wafts from across the room. Caramel malts with underlying juiciness, an aspirin hit of bitterness, then lemongrass and big grapefruit (Centennial?) hops with some oil. Spearmint leaf finish, resiny linger. Medium, some chew, little burn.

Amazing nose that the taste doesn't live up to. The hops flavors come through without the IBUs, but the malts are not much besides sweet, which makes me wonder if it's somehow out of balance. Still solid IPA with not the usual Cali lemon-pine hopping - Simcoe, if I had to guess, and plenty of others.

My 250th review.

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

Served from a 12oz bottle

A- Beautiful straw/gold hue with a nice dense white head, great lacing and nice oily clarity

S-High alpha acid citrus hops dominate the nose with grapefruit and pine tree with some toasted cereal grains lingering in there.

T- The nose carries through well with bright citrus hops. Pine, grapefruit, orange and some mint are up front. A nice toasted malt back bone holds the bitterness in check. Well balanced while still maintaining the hop forward taste.

M- Good silky mouthfeel with a good amount of gas to keep it light and lively.

D-For a reasonably big beer it drinks fairly easy.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy orange-red color. The head is a thick inch and a half of foam that recedes slowly leaving sticky lacing all over the glass. This is what an IPA should look like. The aroma is of tangerines, pine resin, with some herbal and floral notes too. This is a very lively, mouth watering aroma. The taste has more pine and less tangerine than the aroma. There is a nice firm bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a very good American IPA. One of the best examples I've had in a very long time. I will certainly be drinking this again soon.

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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 Freethyhops
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to Buebie for gifting this one to me in a recent trade.

a- pours a slightly dull looking yellow/orange color. shows nice clarity with a persistent white head.

s- big citrus hits the nose hard. great vibrant lemon and orange peel notes. it's almost hard to define anything else, besides a bit of lingering sweetness and some floral notes. the citrus steals the show and I'm on the edge of my seat to see what happens next.

t- an unusually unique IPA. the bitterness is light. that combined with a good amount of sweetness almost turns this one into a mixed citrus fruit juice beverage. a substantial amount of sweetness mixes with orange, lemon, and big grapefruit flavors. it's rare that I think an IPA is unbalanced sweetness wise, yet it still has some great citrus notes. the low bitterness mixes with a bit of pine and biscuit malts in the finish.

m- great body for an IPA. not letting that 7.0% go to waste. a nice crisp carbonation and a bit of slickness. a pleasant smoothness to this puppy.

d- a good one for sure. not overly hoppy and no alcohol to be found. it's a shame this is my only bottle. more Odells please

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Photo of regspeir
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle @ Capone's
Light copper with a one-finger head which quickly settled to a coating. Lacing was thinner but present throughout. Nose was some citrus, especially grapefruit and earthy floral notes as well. Taste is lemon and grapefruit up front but the sweet malts kick in to balance this nicely. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, a little oily, but always creamy and smooth. Finish has some moderate bitterness but never overbearing. If this were available to me commonly, it would be a go-to IPA for sure.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Nearly clear golden yellow/light orange color. One finger of creamy white head with pitiful retention, but some splotchy lacing.

4.0 S: Really pungent hops. Something almost musty. Simple, but pleasant. Malts don't really show up to the party.

4.0 T: Moderate bitterness. Earthy and herbal hops are the showcase. Again, malts really don't do much, just a neutral barebones base and that's okay because it works well. Otherwise, very clean. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth throughout. Moderately creamy.

4.5 D: Simple, clean, and super smooth. Not the most exciting drink, but it's a nice, moderate alcohol brew. Again Odell shows me that simple works just as well as big and complex.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a golden color with an inch of white head.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruit, and pine hops.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, and some bready malts late in the taste. A decent amount of bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent IPA. Would try again.
Original score: 4/4/3.5/4/4
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EDIT: Had this one again fresh on 06/10/14. Have to imagine they brought it fresh to SAVOR several years ago so not sure if the recipe or this batch is just better, but the taste was MUCH better, with no real bitterness. New notes:

a - Pours a hazy orange amber color with two inches of off white head and mod carbonation evident.

Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, honey, tropical fruits, and light resin. Nice nose, lots if citrus.

Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, pineapples, lemon, oranges, tropical fruits, fruity malts, More pine here.

Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.
Revised Score: 4/4.25/4/4/4.25

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Photo of philbe311
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle at Capone's during Philly Beer Week...

A - A very minimal standard looking white foam quickly fades leaving the most modest of lacings... A rich glowing orangish gold color... Moderate carbonation...

S - Sweet pineapple... A touch of citrus... Some mango and grapefruit... A touch of bitter hop resins... Touches of floral aromas... A slight grass presence... Some very mild caramel undertones...

T - Sweet pineapple... Smooth citrusy hops... An enjoyable earthiness... Touches of caramel and bready malts...

M - Fresh... Medium bodied... Sturdy... Juicy... Smooth... Slightly oily... Crisp... Easy drinking...

D - A really easy drinking American IPA... Nice work by the folks at Odell... Really flirts with DIPA territory... Even though this one is slightly more sweet than hoppy, it's an excellent all around offering that any self proclaimed hop head should seek out...

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Photo of hardy008
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with a one finger bright white head with good retention and it leaves beautiful lacing all the way down the glass.. Smells of grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, mango, and pine. Very nice.

The taste is just like the aroma. Sweetness and bitterness combine beautifully. There is also a light amount of hop oil flavor. I usually taste this type of flavor more in a DIPA than an IPA. Very impressive.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation, and a real treat to drink. Finishes somewhat dry with a sweet aftertaste. I will definitely buy this one again.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice blast of citrus hops rushes out when you pop the top. Somewhat hazy body, capped with a big sticky white foam head. Scent, like i mentioned, is sticky hop oil. Fairly thin on the malt with a heavy dose of citrus hops. Some bready notes. Medium bodied. Hint of spice from the alcohol as it warms up a bit. Pretty good beer overall.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Almost mahogany color, minimal head and lacing. Earthy dense aroma. Not to my liking really.

Taste of wood, minimal hops, below average bitterness. Must be English style ipa. Lots of caramel. Alcohol twang to it. Kinda costly for what seems to be a below average ipa from the western part of the country.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange pour with decent head and great lacing. Nice big tropical nose with hints of bread, tea and caramel. Very nice resiny, pungent first sip that transforms into a very well balanced beer. The earthy, bitter hops are complemented by a nice sweet malt backbone. Lots of citrus, but there's something unique about this beer that I can't put my finger on. It's a unique, earthy, but pleasing aftertaste. The mouthfeel is on the chewy side and highly drinkable. A very unique IPA that I will definitely seek out again.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from millah- thanks! Best by 9/7/10.

A: pours a clear gold, thin white head, bad retention, some lacing

S: very pungent hops with pine needle and some tomato like notes on the front, sweet malt profile shows up at the end with notes of honey

T: the front features bitters hops with pine, lemon zest, and grapefruit. This beer seems slightly out of balance as the malt profile is overshadowed by hop bitterness. The finish is slightly tart with lots of bitter hops.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp mouthfeel

D: this beer isn't bad by any means, but the hops seem so strong that they lend some unwanted vegetable like flavors/aromas. This doesn't detract from it being tasty, it just keeps it from standing above the rest of the delicious IPAs out there. Perhaps I just am not a big fan of the particular hop profile, but I would've loved a little more malt presence.

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Photo of Gyle41386
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle (stamped 7/8/10) into a pint glass. Thanks to monsterfat for the bottle.

Golden pour with a little under a finger of rich white foam. Head retention is pretty good, and there's some nice lacing on the glass.

Lots of citrus in the nose. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange...smells as much like tropical fruit juice as any IPA I've had. It's a nice nose.

Flavor doesn't quite follow through like I'd like it to, though. Plenty of citric hops (which I love), but it seems like the sweet malt does more to detract from the overall flavor than to enhance it. One of those cases where "balance" can be negative, as the flavors almost cancel out. Somewhat resinous bitter finish. The 7% ABV struck me as being kind of high for an IPA (though I usually don't pay attention), but it's never noticeable.

Medium bodied, pretty soft carbonation. Not surprisingly, it's fairly smooth and slick. A tasty, easy drinker. Falls just short of being listed alongside some of my favorites from the style.

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Photo of bsp77
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear orange-gold with moderate eggshell white head that leaves nice lacing rings.

Smell: Mostly pine and grapefruit, with spice and light toasted malts.

Taste: Very hoppy with pine, grapefruit and some tropical fruit. The toasted malts are very dry and almost a little sour. Ends somewhat bitter and spicy. Fantastic balance, or is it a lack thereof?

Feel: Moderately low carbonation, medium almost oily body that is fairly creamy and smooth. Very dry sour finish.

Drinkability: Extremely good IPA. This beer makes me ecstatic that Odell came to Minnesota.

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber gold color with a big bubbly creamy head. Very good appearance, but nothing to push it over the top.

Smell is awesome, so much citrus and floral hop aromas, very nice smelling IPA.

Taste is bitter up front, like an American IPA should be, followed by a nice citrus, grapefruit, floral and pine flavors. Light bready malts also come through.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, very nice for the style. Medium carbonation and medium body.

Very drinkable beer, one of the best examples of the style out there.

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Photo of oakbluff
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle- pours a light orange/yellow with good clarity. Minimal head, some soapy lacing. Aroma- very ripe tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) with some bready sweetness. Taste- good blast of hops in initial sip, same earthy, meaty fruit flavour. Malt profile is balanced well with the hops providing a background sweetness to counter the bitterness. well balances. Body is on the light side with the beer drying out in the finish leaving a citrus fruit rind taste. Has a mineral undertone on finish which is somewhat out of place. Carbonation is pretty much spot on for style. Pretty darn drinkable

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Photo of nwu008
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

A - light copper color with about one finger of head.

S - floral, honey, oranges, but not as strong on the nose as other ipas

T - pleasantly bitter, pine, orange, wears its 7% alcohol well, bitter on the finish

M - good, not too thin, not to syrupy

D - easy to drink IPA

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

Appearance: Clear gold, good head and lacing.

Smell: Pink grapefruit.

Taste: Solid citrus and herbal bitterness, not too dry but not a lot of sweetness to it either.

Drinkability: Another good IPA for satisfying a hop jones.

This is a pretty good IPA, but I prefer them with a little more sweetness underlying the bitter hops. Worth a try.

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Photo of Jcarrane
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark golden color light foamy white head, heavy citrus notes on the nose. Bright citrus notes with a slightly bitter finish make this IPA a nice change of pace for me. Not your over hopped, over done IPA that seem to be a dime a dozen these days.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Very clear deep golden hue with a white head that settles to a thin film on the surface. Lacing is very good.

S: Hops mask most of the malt in the nose, although some caramel aromas linger. Mainly it smells floral, with notes of pine, citrus, and some onion.

T: Very clean taste. Fresh greens, with pineapple, mango, and pearl onion. Pine and some green pepper notes are also present. Malt it there, and it's caramel and doughy character balance the beer nicely. There's definitely a green element to this beer, and it's in a good way.

M: Medium bodied, and has a velvety mouthfeel, yet sharp and crisp in some corners of the palate. Carbonation is just the right amount for a beer of this style.

D: A very solid IPA. I'll be buying this one again, as it is very easy to sip on, even at 7%.

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Photo of jjanega08
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= The pour unveils a beautiful light amber colored beer with a nice eggshell white head on it that is about a finger high and holds there throughout the drink. Excellent lacing on this one as well.

S= Summit hops. After trying Gubna I am more able to pick out that hop variety. This doesn't smell like exclusive Summit hops but they are in there and the most dominate hop. I say they aren't dominate because while they are noticable they are not the super oniony hops you get from Gubna. This has a more mellowed fruity note to it as well. Good grapefruit and citrus notes that sort of flow with the Summit hop.

T= Again there is a good deal of summit hop to it. The hops however as in the smell are more mellowed and smooth with a fruity complexity to it. Not exclusive Summits I would say. Hops is a really really nice mellow sweetness to it. This is what I would call a "balanced" IPA. Really nice use of malts in an IPA.

M= Low carbonation and smooth as silk. Really love the mouth on this one.

D= Excellent brew. For a guy that doesn't care for summit hops much this is a little step from the ordinary IPA while still staying comfortable for me. The malts sweeten it out perfectly and the mouth is spot on for an IPA.

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

This is my first Odell... they just came to MN. I'm impressed and am looking forward to trying more after my first sip.

A - Really nice golden color with a 1" head.
S - Hoppy and a little fruity. There's a unique hop smell in this I can't quite place. I like it though.
T - Very good example of an IPA.
M - Just right.
D - Very drinkable. This is going down way too fast. It's my first beer of the day, but still very easy to drink. I'll have to slow down.

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