Runoff Red IPA
Odell Brewing Company

Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA
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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
798
From:
Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
  163
SCORE
91
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Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA
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Reviews: 235 | Ratings: 798 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ColoradoPhil:
Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Red IPA. not to be mean. But weak knees compared to Odell's regular IPA. this red seasonal is good, not phenomenal and rich like Odell IPA, or great with a kick Mercenary. Good beer. For the same price I can drink. Too light for my taste compared to Odell's other masterfull IPA, not citrusy bright, and refreshing such as Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, or Stone's Delicious IPA. A beer not to turn down if offered it tastes good, but I will buy these others before I ever purchase this again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of puck1225
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers, and a reason Odell is one of my favorite breweries. Gorgeous red brown color, slightly cloudy. Beautiful creamy foamy head, great lacing. Nice sweet smell, taste is malty, a bit sweet, but well balanced with hops. I love red ales, and this is a favorite.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A smooth ale inflected with all the colors of the autumnal spectrum: deep reds, shallow, mellow umber, and rich, burnt-oranges all suffuse this beer—making Odell's choice of rotating this through the winter season an interesting one, though I suppose the late-winter "shoulder-season" has as much similar with the liminal world of Fall as any other time of the year. The flavors, too, speak autumn to me: earth-borne piney notes, reflected in the softer nose but fairly resounding once this ale hits the mouth, swirl in well-choreographed complement sweet—but never saccharine—depth of the red-brown malting. There's even a bit of toasted-biscuit on the back, a current on which nice, dry hop-bitters ride through to the tapering end of Runoff's pleasantly loitering finish. Likewise, the light effervescence is nonetheless strong enough aid in bringing this warm, pine-rushing red to a crisp, clean finale.

While certainly not an especially aggressive beer, nor acutely expressive of its specific ingredients, it does seem pretty expertly expressive of the nuanced season when a somber quickening burdens each snowfall with the steady implications of spring.

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Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SStein
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Nizzle913
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SalukiAlum for sending me this one!

Pours a clear copper/amber color with a 1 inch bone colored head that fades to a thin cap. Good rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smells of malt and spicy citrus zest hops. A very simple but good smell. Taste is of sweet malt followed by a citrus zest bite. Little hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel is a bit flat and thin. Overall, this is an above average amber ale but nothing too exciting.

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Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's got an odd sort of combination of both pine and citrus, maybe an orange or lemon. It's consistency is a bit runny, but it's not terrible by any means.

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Photo of PSU79
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiddwhiz
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Odell's Red is, in my opinion, their best seasonal by a long shot. Sweet, malty, hoppy, creamy....overall a great product with very little fan fare.

The Red is a vibrant amber red with a lasting two finger head. It is as described above, a blend of goodness that could be 'ol trusty if it were around more often. Something I love to drink after a day of enjoying CO's many outside activities but with dreams of sipping on one at a hot summer Rox game. We all have dreams but at least today I have Red. Cheers.

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Photo of camelgar
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Parmesan
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a brilliant crimson red with a large creamy head that dissipates a little quickly, but leaves about half an inch layer on top. A very enticing looking beer.

S: Strong notes of pine mixed with notes of grapefruit, notes of pine sap and a little floral hop. Some grassy and sweet malt in the background. Smells exactly like I like my red IPAs to smell.

T: A strong piney bitterness leads off and coats the tongue, notes of grapefruit wrap around the pine, with some notes of floral hops in the background. A sweet somewhat earthy malt in the background.

F: Creamy feel with a medium to heavier body.

O: I love this red IPA, very pine and tree sappy with a few notes of fruit. I've loved this beer when it was still just called Odell Red Ale and it still never lets me down.

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Photo of Amsterdallas
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmccullough108
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 798 ratings