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Wooden Elephant | Odell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emmasdad on 07-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
19
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 19
Photo of Phelps
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the tap at Papago during an Odell event attended by the man himself, Doug Odell. According to Doug, this is their regular IPA but two thirds was aged in oak then blended with one third fresh. This one was poured into a large snifter.

Extremely cloudy dark caramel-orange, with a one-finger head of the creamiest khaki I've ever seen. It lingers forever, showing almost no signs of dissipating. Super sticky walls of lace grip the glass.

Smells like a creamsicle or a citrusy oak orange grove. Bright orange peel and vanilla, plus oak, caramel and some pine.

Orange and grapefruit peel emerge in the flavor, though they're interestingly not hoppy -- more juice-like than the usual hop snap. Very, very floral, with rose petals, lots of lime, some pineapple. It's almost like an Orange Julius. Very light bitterness. So smooth.

Tastes and feels like cask ale: very light carbonation. Smooth, smooth, smooth medium body. A bit of alcohol emerges in the back of the throat.

What a crazy, delicious take on a wood-aged IPA. Wooden Elephant displays a perfect balance and integration of oak and IPA flavors. Fantastic.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap recently at the Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins last weekend. Poured a slightly cloudy golden color, with some white head. Nice aromas here, fresh hops, toasted oak and a little caramel. On the palate the oak and vanilla balanced nicely against the hops. I wanted to grab a growler to take home but this one was apparently on premises only.

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Wooden Elephant from Odell Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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