Myrcenary Double IPA
Odell Brewing Company

Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #107
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #875
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
3,004
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Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Year-round
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95
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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
Notes: Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.

70 IBUs
Reviews: 622 | Ratings: 3,004 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Onnnnnn it. Just on it like a ping pong ball blasted full speed at a Thai bachelor party. Beer was canned in February of this year, but why care? I’m in Vegas, baby. Vegas!!!!! Super subdued because of it’s age, but still tasty enough like Sophia Loren today.

Get some.

Nov 07, 2021
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sjrider from California

4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can pour - almost clear gold/orange color with thick white head leaving frosty lacing. Nose is mild citrus with a hint of dank. Taste follows more or less. Finishes with a bit of alcohol creep.

Sep 04, 2021
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Jaygi

2.12/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This beer is highly overrated on this site.
I am a huge fan of a lot of DIPAs but this one was a real disappointment.
The description states a "tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway".
None of which are true.
It's not even good bitter. It's just off.
I have carpet-tongue after drinking this.
If you can get a hold of some Jigsaw Jazz out of Fort Hill Brewery. That is a work of art. Every time.
No, I don't work for Fort Hill or know anyone who does

Jul 24, 2021
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Jethro1331 from Texas

1.66/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I look to Beeradvocate to give a reasonably accurate take on the quality. On this one, I have no idea where the 95 is coming from. I have bought one other hazy from Odell and it was average. After I saw the 95 on this one, got excited, bought it and was disappointed.

I'm not that worried about the look but nothing to look at, seems strangely darker than a bright hazy.
Smell - it's not that pleasant - it's like it's trying to be floral but failing with some detergent overtones
Taste - astringent and sour. I don't think it's because of the high alcohol content. Just don't think it was ever balanced right and maybe they attempted to compensate with extra alcohol or something. Regardless, the taste is really off-putting.
Feel - definitely not fluffy or something you'd feel on a good NE / hazy IPA.
Overall - not enjoyable. We usually by 4-6 different IPAs at a time, this was our least favorite and really don't want to finish it.

Another reviewer called out that it tastes like barely wine - agree. It's like they attempted to package something else as a high-octane NE / hazy IPA and it's a fail.

Sorry, this beer is not worthy of a 95, below 80 IMO.

Jul 24, 2021
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.35/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium to deep orange color with a strong white head. SRM of 10. (4.00)

Aroma: Mild aromas. Some orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruit and mildly vinous aroma. Mild and leans sweet

Flavor: The flavor follows with a deep and rich candied orange flavor. Sweet grapefruit and orange candy. Tropical too. A caramel malt sweetness on the end.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Light carbonation. Finishes oily and heavy.

Compared to Lagunitas Maximus IPA 6/11/21: Pours a lighter color. Milder aromas. More orange citrus and tropical sweetness. Less pineapple and orchardfruit. More oily and sweet. Winner: Maximus

Overall: An okay double IPA. Not sure it's a double. Maybe I'd call it a triple. It has some deep and resinous orange and tropical flavors. Not a whole lot here honestly. The sweetness and malts seem to overpower and difficult to discern flavors. It may have also been an older beer. (The date on the can was a couple months in the past. Not sure if its the canned on or best buy date for Odell, which irks me). The body felt oily and under-carbonated. I'm not a fan of Triple IPAs and this one might be one of the reasons why. (New Rating: 3.30)

Jun 12, 2021
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell. On room temperature shelf at Total Wine, Selma, TX. $3.24 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.270/oz). Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 9/6/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Undated can. Served at 43.2 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 53.4 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), clear.
Body – Pale gold (SRM 4), opaque. When rear-lite, translucent.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white smoke, medium density, rapidly diminishing to a ten to twelve mm crown, and a rocky complete cap. A partial ring of lacing remains above the crown, like a fractured halo.
Lacing – Good. Wide band of tiny to small bubbles, having many large stalagmites and a few small stalactites.
Aroma – 4 – Mild pineapple - no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins moderately bitter with weak pineapple and weaker malt, no yeast, and no ethanol (9.3 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, slightly syrupy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation 3.75 (After deducting 0.25 point for an undated personal container) Absolutely no hint of alcohol in the flavor or aroma, even the lacing belies the alcohol content! Seems to my taste to be sticky pineapple.

Jun 09, 2021
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Jaminrice from Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour into a teku glass yields a 1 1/2 finger, off-white head. Smells dank and slightly sweet. Hop forward in taste but a nice malt presence still hangs in there. Not overly bitter. Very smooth with a clean finish. Not much of an aftertaste. Alcohol is VERY well hidden. This beer is delicious! Thanks Odell!

Jan 21, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass the head is light beige in color with thick creamy foam and tight bubbles. As it settles it still keeps a 2 finger head with lace from the high mark. Color is bright amber and more opaque than clear and not hazy.

Nose is an inviting citrus and caramel. A complex sweet burnt sugar or caramel flavor with big citrus hops greets the palate. No pine seems present in the complex hoppy taste but rather a hint of sweet grapefruit. Balanced & complex, very enjoyable and it does not too bitter a finish. The higher alcohol is very well integrated in the overall taste and is not forward.

This beer feels medium in body, has nice light carbonation, and finishes creamy smooth.

I had this beer many years ago and it made a big impression on me as a massively complex beer. Today it is still a favorite but not nearly as massive feeling (read that as huge hops and even bigger body). This is one of my favorite beers. Tasty!

Aug 26, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Body is orange/amber with a thick two finger head. Smell is pine, over ripe citrus fruits.
Taste is piney hops and some bready malts, grapefruit and some sweet peach to balance out the bitterness. Mouthfeel is bitter and lasting.
Enjoyed this and my favourite DIPA out of the few I have sampled. Shame I've not been able to find this more than once.

Jul 11, 2020
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jwc215 from Arizona

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can -

Pours hazed golden with a creamy white lasting head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is floral with tropical notes. Spicy.

The taste is of robust tropical notes. Some alcohol shows. Nicely balanced with bitter hops with a malty sweetness. long, hoppy finish.

Creamy, chewy full body. Smooth despite strong alcohol warmth.

This is dangerously drinkable. Hop-forward but balanced. Warming alcohol, but not raw. Floral and tropical notes shine. A very pleasant, enjoyable, wonderful brew!

Sep 18, 2019
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Richardalways21 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

looks light but feels richer; pours with high bubbles. Distinct taste which is somewhat pleasing
Will have ot try again. @nd try even better. I really like this tastse

Aug 25, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -70.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

"Best by 5/13/17"; drank 3/4/17 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A violent pour yielded a huge, noisy bright white head; thick, frothy lace.

Urine, peach & baking soda notes in the nose. Uh-oh...

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel. Sweet peach & tart urine-scented flavors up front; strong booze heat & baking soda dryness on the finish.

American barleywine hell; this was swill.

May 24, 2019
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Homiegfunk01 from Texas

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - nice, clear amber with a two finger dense, foamy head, no bubbles
S - dank, pine, grapefruit
T - bready, a bite indicative of a double IPA, dank, not citrus forward, more west coast IPA than east coast
F - thick, malty, light carbonation, finish lets you know it’s a double IPA
O - good representation of a west coast double IPA, would hope for more aroma if ordered on draft but overall a good beer

May 03, 2019
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hipcathobbes from District of Columbia

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from draft. Clear amber with not much head retention but nice lacing. Citrus and tons of hops on the nose. Grapefruit, other citrus, maybe a bit of mango, with a backbone of pleasant undifferentiated hoppiness. Not much carbonation, smooth oily mouthfeel with a nice quick taper off of the hoppiness. This is a great beer!

Mar 23, 2019
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BWED from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Light golden honey in color. Faintly hazy. Head is dense and off-white. Lingers the whole way through, and leaves some thick lacing.

S- Juicy tropical fruit, citrus, some floral notes. About the whole range of hop aromas, all punching you in the face.

T- Sweet, juicy, yet pungently bitter. Passionfruit, citrus, most apparent grapefruit. Mild toast background to keep a nice balance.

M- Body is medium-full, with a good balance of sweet and bitter.

O- Better slow down with this one. Great to gulp, heavy with aroma, flavor, and ABV.

Sep 29, 2018
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tjstrat from Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It has a hazy gold color that is lighter than I would have expected from such a deep flavored IPA. Well blended smell and is not very hoppy - calm malt smell comes through. Drank at around 60 degrees F, it tastes sweet with high citrus and floral flavor. Much sweeter with less bitterness when it is at a temperature slightly higher than normal refrigerator temp. This is very balanced with no obvious dominant ingredient. Bitter aftertaste but not nearly as harsh as most double IPA's. The feel is oily with good seltzer-like carbonation.

Aug 23, 2018
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D1noB from Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's an oily, piney, flowery blast, leaves you shaking your head. It's morphs and lingures, grows.

Taste rating in words: Find a pool of water, get waste deep, bend at the waste throw your face as hard as you can in.

Jul 28, 2018
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KLHBB from Arkansas

3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass, a bright clear goldenrod, big marshmallow fluff head. Smells of pine woods in the rain. Hoppy, resinous, bitter taste with citrus. Slippery feel. Strong presence, this beer won’t play second banana. Drink it last.

Jun 12, 2018
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.47/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Clear, deep yellow body with a thin layer of head.

Aroma – Citrus and a little floral, with some light malts evident.

Taste – Pine at the fore, pine down the middle, and pine in the finish. Did I mention the pine?

Mouthfeel – Oily and coats the tongue, pretty good.

Overall – Pretty good even if a bit one-dimensional.

Jun 11, 2018
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cbf94 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Light amber with a nice lingering head.
S: Pine, first, and slightly boozy with tropical undertones.
T: Dense hop flavors with mango, pineapple. The high alcohol content is evident but well-balanced.
F: Full bodied with light carbonation
O: Solid, bright DIPA. Very drinkable and packs a punch.

Jun 03, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

A bright and peachy look, amber and gold color with a low-lying white foam cap, spreads out fast, decent coverage with a bit of lacing.

The scent of dense hop oils, hop resin, pine, evergreen needles, sweet and grainy amber malt pops right out. Slightly boozy, hot citrus and sweet pineapple round it out.

The flavor is all about the resinous, oily, piney side of the hops. Tart, tangy, earthy, hop oils and plenty of bitterness. An oily, medium bodied feel and texture. The malt is pretty hefty with signs of summer field grains, amber sweetness and crispy edges. The 9.2 % abv is pretty boozy with a heat tingle. Citrus rind and grassy earthy undertones finish it off. I like the grassy and green hop flavor that lingers.

A really nice West coast beastie ipa. Serious bitter punch.

May 19, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

3 week old can.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden orange, with a foamy and creamy looking head, and a lot of lacing.

This one smells absolutely fantastic, with rich and resinous pine, candied grapefruit, fresh picked flowers, cut grass, tangerine, and pineapple.

This beer absolutely floored me. It's everything I want in a double IPA. Heavy and soft at the same time, with a resinous and sizzling piney bitterness, balanced by a huge juicy hop explosion- all sorts of grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine, with a herbal character that was unexpected as well. There's just a touch of malt to prop everything up.

The body on this is perfect, crisp, but surprisingly creamy, with a soft level of carbonation. There's absolutely no booziness here, I don't know how they did it.

This feels like a perfect hybrid of each coast's style of IPA here. I can't find much wrong with this one.

Mar 21, 2018
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toddplatek from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly smooth for DIPA. Full flavor, yet lacks any overly bitter bite in the beginning, middle or end, or afterward. Couldn't feel the higher alcohol content, which is unusual for a DIPA. Bought it in Denver, and am pining for it in NJ. Probably the best DIPA I've had in many years.

Feb 23, 2018
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Skepsis92 from Arizona

4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My ideal beer.

Pours golden with a thin head. Smells strongly of hops and alcohol. Very smooth for the high alcohol content and for such a strong taste. Has quite a bite to it! The taste is extremely hop forward and does not need a complex profile to deliver it's great taste.

This beer is an ideal double IPA in every way.

Feb 03, 2018
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pub glass.

Pours a pleasing golden color with a spectacular frothy head with plenty of staying power and lacing.

The nose is a great blend of tropical fruit (pineapple) and citrus (grapefruit) with a hint of evergreen/resin.

The flavor follows the nose, with great juicy grapefruit and sprucey flavors and just a hint of booze.

The feel is a touch thin, but very crisp and refreshing. The ABV is very well hidden.]

An excellent DIPA.

Jan 21, 2018
Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 3004 ratings