Myrcenary Double IPA
Odell Brewing Company

Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #89
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #786
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
613
Ratings:
2,979
From:
Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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World-Class
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: 613 | Ratings: 2,979 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ColoradoPhil:
Photo of ColoradoPhil
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is righteous, and it has kick! It is a double IPA, and it tastes damn good! Maybe world class. I don't know, pass me another bottle. It is good stuff. Pliny the Elder is better. Stone drink by IPA is better. But not by much amigos, and amigas. Firestone Double IPA is in the range. Let's do a blind taste test with this Myrcenary D IPA vs the best beers in the world and it won't have anything to be ashamed of. Yum.

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Photo of Dancolostate
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't say enough about this beer. Put it in a glass next to PTE and I don't know if I could tell you which is which. Maybe that means I am a nOOb, but I don't care. It is readily available by the four pack where I live and it's awesome. Full of in-your-face hop flavor, but nicely balanced and not overly "boozy" tasting. Keep up the good work O'Dells!

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Bright golden color is a sight, and so is the tiny-bubbled lacing that wants to stick everywhere. Smells of grapefruit, strawberries, blond tobacco and spearmint with some fruity alcoholic esters. Needless to say, the nose alerts us that copious amounts of hops were used to achieve such an amazing aroma. Just enough malt to lift this beer up, the body is a bit chewy and has some depth. Big smack of juiciness from the alcohol and hops; soon after, the hops break off and explode with bitterness and a flavor of grapefruit rind that does not seem to go away. Small nugget of malt flavor in the middle. As the bitterness levels out, the alcohol comes back around with its warmth. Juicy with a semidry finish. Epic in its own way, it’s a sipper, but one that will grow on you if you are a true hophead.

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Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-tinged golden color; three or four inches of foam cap the liquid and leave streaks of lacing behind; great retention

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus, with tangerine and pineapple

Taste: Fruity, right up front, with the tangerine and pineapple flavors joined, at mid-palate, by a biscuity malt character; the bitterness builds, after the swallow, though the fruit flavors fade a bit into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Another wonderful beer from the brewers at Odell; can't recall having a loser from them yet

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Photo of HardTarget
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bright rich golden glass has a bit of haze and depth. A razor thin cover of white foam holds and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Rich C hops, west coast, citric with a bit of pine. There is a bit of sweetness coming through as well, but it seems like a heavy bitter hop leaf slap is coming.

Taste: First blush is pretty balanced with the sugary crystal malt base mingles with the oily hops, then the hop note starts to grow and overpowers everything. I love hops, but this might be a bit much, it burns a bit in the finish, which invites a cool sip of beer that repeats the cycle.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body feels slick, carbonation is a bit gritty and fine, on the flatter end of the scale.

Overall: Your daily dose of hop oils, for the next week, in one glass. A nice clean base under it too, makes for a real kick in the pants. The one two punch distracts you from the heavy alcohol load it carries, but I'm quickly slowing to small sips which burn my lips slightly. We might need a new category for this one, a Quad IPA. These dials go to 11.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz brown bottle with a best by date of 09/12/2014. Poured into an Odell snifter.

Appearance: Pours with a slight haze and bright golden hue; 1/2 finger of head that recedes into a fine lace

Smell: Citrus hops with a strong floral component

Taste: A whole lot of hop flavor up front; delicious and juicy; a nice level of malt sweetness comes in the middle but then the hops come right back in the finish

Mouthfeel: Very juicy with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a fantastic Double IPA that is right in line with my personal flavor preferences. Its bold and assertive in the hop flavor with just enough malt to provide a good balance but the juicy, citrus notes are the star of the show.

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Photo of SpyBrew
4/5  rDev -7%

Purchased in bottles and poured into a Sam Adams Style Pint Glass (all my proper glasses are packed up due to a move)

Appearance: golden hue with a little bit of hop haze. A thick whipped foam like head rides atop the straw golden beer but recedes into a nice lacing.

Aroma: Intense hop presence immediately hits your nose then it fades allowing some citrus and sweet fresh baked bread like aromas to play their part.

Taste: Clean strong bitterness plays it's role right at the front of the tongue a hint of sweetness begins to creep through the middle which is then quickly wiped away by a dry grapefruit, resin, and pine finish.

Overall: I am just beginning to get into IPA and while previously I disliked the intense bitterness of DIPAs I can beginning to fall in love with them. Perfect to have one or two this beer seems to be the best of the DIPAs I have tried so far though there are many more on my list. I would definitely give this one a try even of you don't think you are a fan of bitterness the prevalent citrus and pine qualities of this one may make you a believer.

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Photo of mayamike
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer overall, but the bottles I have had little to no carbonation. That's a shame and may or may not be the fault of Odell, but either way, it affects how the beer tastes. Even so, this is a really nice beer. Well-balanced between the hops and the all malt that would be necessary to get such a high ABV.

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium gold color with a finger of fluffy, off-white head. Superb retention and generous lacing.

S: Bready malt with a touch of toffee, and some pine.

T: Malt forward with toasted bread, touch of toffee, along with light piney hoppiness, finishing with mild gripping bitterness which carries through a medium-long finish. Quite dry.

M: Hefty, with a bit of alcohol is noticeable on the finish, but not bad given that this is approaching 10%. Light carbonation.

O: Pretty tasty and well put together, but not particularly hoppy, and really pushing the envelope on the DIPA categorization at 9.8%.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. I enjoyed this one back in mid-June.

Pours a clear golden copper, topped with 2 thick fingers of bright-white head. This retains with a robust foamy finger that holds tight and leaves back a TON of soapy lacing, which coats the sides of the glass in a sticky latticework of lacing. The aroma smells floral and VERY herbal, with a sharp grapefruit presence that is tempered on the edges by notes of ripe fruit character and sweet grains. Some spicy fusel alcohol just hangs on the edges of the nose, lending this some power in the nostrils.

I was still pleased to find that the taste is still bright with bitter grapefruit and citrus peel, which are balanced by notes of tropical fruit and a lightly toasted grainy sweetness. That herbal feel from the nose is present and pulls together in the finish, along with a pithy bitterness and lingering notes of dry pine and spice. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a smooth creaminess that glides along easily, yet lays down enough of a prickle to still give this some assertiveness in the mouth. The beefy warmth from that high ABV is fairly well contained here yet does add a warm spicy boldness to this that intensifies the hop profile.

Wow, if this is how good this beer is with several months on it, I shudder to think how this would be fresh in the bottle, much less on draft! This was flavorful and bitter with hop flavors, yet was still nicely balanced and approachable. This was definitely one of the better high alcohol DIPAs that I’ve had lately and did I mention that this was already several months old?! This one’s a sleeper for sure but I seriously doubt that it will be next winter when it’s rereleased.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful amber with gold/yellow highlights. Big white head.

Big fresh assertive pineapple nose. Fresh, fruity and appealing.

Huge rich mouthfeel with great body and creamy character. Wonderful balance and with a big bright profile.

Gigantic fruity hop bitter flavors that are long lasting, rich, bold and almost daring. This is a rival for any of the biggest and best DIPAs around.

Flavor profiles carry over to a big grapefruit to pine finish.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No dating on the bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Light orange body with slight amount of haze. Creamy one-finger head that leaves some decent lacing down the glass.

Aroma jumps out with grapefruit, pineapple and mango notes. A touch of sweet, bready malt in the background, but the fruity, citrus hops are dominant.

The flavors definitely follow the aroma. Sweet citrus is more dominant in the flavor than the more bitter tastes like grapefruit, which is still present nonetheless. A little caramel malt blends in to round out a fairly balanced DIPA flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and the obvious oily hop presence. No substantial notice of the alcohol adds to the drinkability. A liitle sweet overall for a DIPA for my tastes, but still a very solid offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gkoz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of br3wmeister
4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ucis
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(S/)trolling some liquor hideouts on an airport commute searching for anomalies. The shop wasn't open for another fifteen minutes, but the steward let me in. He was phoning friends and texting; I had the run of his 200 square foot liquor hole. Searching. Searching. Searching. One lonely four pack of Odell's Myrcenary.
I quickly set my purchase up and get ready to pay. "One minute Phil, I have a customer". The rest is a long drive of
silence.

Fast forward two days.

This bottle art is amazing. Top is popped. The smell is ambrosia. Pours out a bronze-yellow with wisps of white sea foam. Smelling again; floral and yeasty. Taste is bitter, warming, hops, malt, sweet, yeast. How did my glass get empty? Shrug and pour. This has more balance than most Olympic gymnasts. 9.3% abv? The alcohol is playing hide and seek in my glass. The mouth feel is full. So close to perfection.

I can't seem to find any excuse why I wouldn't buy more-- if I can find it.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 2979 ratings