Runoff Red IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA
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Runoff Red IPARunoff Red IPA

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by SuperWhite92 on 01-30-2009

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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Dave2234
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While red ales tend to be a dime a dozen, this one is carrying on the lineage of the Odell ESR, one of the best big read brews of all time.
Pours a cherrywood color that looks brown initially, but reveals lots of red highlights in the light. An eggshell foam cap sticks to the walls of the glass and leaves a massive trail as you work your way down.
Huge bitter, juicy hops hit your nose immediately...but then give way to a bit of bready character.
The palate starts off with a tiny bit of sweetness followed by an assault of American "C" hops. Piney and grapefruity flavors cross, with a little caramel sweetness creeping in here and there, only to finish with more hop character. A blind tasting might tell you this is an IPA, but the slight caramel hints take this to a slightly different places.
Mouthfeel serves the purpose of keeping tons of big hop oil flavors from making things too slick or too foamy on the other side of the coin.
While the size/potency of a typical IPA, I've noticed that this is slightly more quaffable for me, and the flavor profile doesn't get old. When paired with food, it helps to bring out sweetness and sourness equally well.

While I still definitely prefer the old ESR, this is a solid beer that's a pretty big jump over most typical red/amber beers floating around.

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Photo of abex44
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Parmesan
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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 jtk21351
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a date. it's a couple of months before the best by date

look is ruby-orange with a small foamy head. smell lights up the room; lots of candy and dank fruity hops. rich sweet-bread malt, some of that dry leaf stuff, pine and earth, tart and sweet.

not a great IPA, but a great red ale.

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Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of rowew
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, standard Odell bottle. ABV and date are both clearly marked, label is a goat who looks a bit satanic, but the style matches the rest of the Odell logos.

Appearance: Pours clear red, nice head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Lots of hops, grassy with a bit of sticky pine resin.

Taste: Lighter body than I expected from the aroma, hops are dominant but not the top. Quite a bit of malty flavor, but I can't pin down specifics.

Overall impression: Highly drinkable, some good flavors. This seems like a mellower version of their Extra Special Red.

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Photo of DavidST
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freduardo
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this at Albertsons in Laramie, around $8.

A: Deep orange/red with a large cream colored head about two fingers worth. Excellent retention. Huge clumps of clingy lacing, essentially a solid wall of foam. Crystal clear. Really an attractive beer.

S: Hop resins, definitely on the grapefruit end of the spectrum, but some big time pine in there as well, slight hint of booze, and really not much for the malt in the nose. Which is somewhat surprising and kind of a let down.

T: Way lighter in the mouth than the smell would lead too, nice balance of hops and malt though, malts are bready and slightly caramel in flavor, hops are piney, and the two compliment each other nicely. A little roasted character. Really balanced beer.

M: Much much thinner than the nose leads on. Nice carbonation though, not too prickly, pretty dry, nice lingering flavors. Just on the thin end of the spectrum.

D: This one could be a session, a little strong in the alcohol, but a really flavorful beer for the style. A lot of good things going on. Probably won't appeal to the masses like Levity, but definitely is a nice change of pace for what is sometimes a very boring style of beer.

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3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Runoff Red IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 794 ratings