Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Bitterbill on 02-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
579
Ratings:
2,837
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
486
Gots:
551
For Trade:
11
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Reviews: 579 | Ratings: 2,837
Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a big IPA guy, but I'm trying them again because everyone and their mother seems to be on an IPA kick. I am, however, an Odell guy, so I figured theirs was a good one to experiment with, especially if I wanted a big beer. Myrcenary fits the bill. It tastes like a combination of their IPA and 5 Barrel Pale, which is actually pretty hoppy for a pale, so if you like those two, you'll like this. I trust Odell to make good beer in any style, and even if it's not my cup of tea, I'll probably still like it.

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Photo of 303beer
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Blondy copperish color. Slightly cloudy. Rocky white head. Wow. Finally a beer from Odell brewery that really impressed me. Still wished beer was clear but not gonna butch about this beer. I don't like many ipa's eigher. Has nice hop upfront then some sweetness. I just flat out like this beer. Good job to the brewers. Also this site says 9.3 abv but the bottle says 10

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found a bottle at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. The best by date suggests it's still good for another two months. Poured right from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

L: Pours a slightly chill-hazed golden amber, with about a half-inch of white head that falls after a bit and leaves nice lacing. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: A nice bouquet on this one: there are pineapple and floral hop notes, along with a bit of cut grass to go along with the bread-like malt aroma. Other interesting herbal notes at play, as well.

T: I was a bit surprised at how quickly I tasted clear alcohol on this one. The front end has the smooth caramel malts front and center, but in the middle there's an immediate onrush of bright acidity hitting the sides of the tongue, some pineapple and more resinous hop notes, and that boozy flavor. The back end has a healthy amount of resinous hop bitter, but it's accompanied by a bit of booziness.

F: This one is medium-bodied, though it does exhibit a bit of a syrupy quality that is usually off-putting to me in this style. This one has stick from the get-go. There's a nice level of carbonation to it. I will say, this one really let's you know that it's a double.

O: I enjoy this beer, but it's hard for me not to think that it could have been significantly better. I didn't find it to hide its alcohol well (though it does bring quite a high ABV), and I don't appreciate that syrupy quality in my pale ales--even doubles. However, it's got a great nose, nice malt profile, and bright hop flavors that definitely stay with you.

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Photo of hardysf
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy dark yellow with some nice head. Immediately a burst of ripe mango smell with maybe a hint of melon.

Taste is clean with good mouth feel. Bitter up front that quickly blends into a balanced sweetness that reminds me of a tangerine. Almost a juicy finish like some orange juice. Leaves a sticky delightful taste with my palate begging for more.

Delicious beer will ask for another bottle as a throw in for future Colorado trades.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very delicious! Every IPA drinker will enjoy this. The aftertaste is a bevy of fruits that you can't really pinpoint that well, but is incredible. Enjoy!

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Photo of E-McFarden
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful deep gold color with moderate head. About 2ft from the glass I got the scent of bountifully floral aroma hops, and getting closer I get a more grapefruit and caramel malt profile with some deeper dried tangerine background. The flavor profile is excellent, lending a completely different story than the smell. The perfect amount of caramel and flavor malts here lend a great balance with the earthy and fruity bittering hops. The lacing down the glass is magnificent. This one finishes with just the right amount of weight and carbonation. What a perfectly balanced brew here.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- darker color perfect foam on head
- tropical pineapples with not as much hopes but some grain notes
- taste is a tangy hop filled beer, very balanced
- feel is slight syrup feel but besides that great
- overall a great go to ipa thats always available

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - golden color with white head
Smell - pineapple/Apple smell with acidic smell
Taste - same as smell for the most part
Feel - smooth medium body with medium carb
Overall - incredible beer!

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on draft at the Mellow Mushroom on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Never had anything by this brewer before so it was a complete shot in the dark. Not bad at all, but nothing that re-writes the book on amazing IPAs. Would order again, and would try more from Odell if given the opportunity.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a copper color with a sizeable white head.

Smell - The smell strikes me as being a big dose of sour pineapple with varied ipa note in the background.

Taste - In the front, I note pineapple, sour apple, and grass. Resin notes are drawn out toward the back with biscuit impressions laying a foundation. The aftertaste varies between sweet and dry.

Mouthfeel - For an imperial, the beer goes down a little easy. Carbonation is appropriate.

Overall - This is among the best DIPAs I have had.

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Photo of donspublic
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into sniffer, nice 1 finger head, hangs around for a while. Nice clear dark amber color, leaves nice lacing. Smells nice and tropical with a little malt slipping in. Nice sweet caramelish start with some tropical hops bringing up the rear. Alcohol slips through on the back end. Nice mouthfeel and semi dry finish

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Photo of JLaw55
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the same as their Odell iPA but cranked up to 11. An exceptional malt balanced DIPA with the same profile as their IPA, which is not always easy to replicate in a stronger format. This is as close as they could have come to doing so though.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best by 03/10/15 Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

L- Medium/light amber, good clarity, two finger white head that dissipated to a centimeter.

S- Nice tropical and citrusy notes of papaya, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, some of that Juicy Fruit bubblegum like aroma.

T- Citrus of bitter grapefruit and orange peel, light toasted malt, light pine, light alcohol, light sweetness, light tropical notes compared to the aroma. Leaves the palette with a medium bitter citrus.

F- Heavier side of medium, only a very slight thin syrup feel to it.

O- Very nice, seems to have a lot of Simcoe hops with an aroma somewhat similar to Hopslam but to a lesser degree. Pretty cool that this is a year round beer, I would probably buy it many times if I could get it in my area.

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great DIPA!!!


It's somewhat syrupy goodness masks how strong this bad-boy is. Full of mouth-burning hops that are balanced by a strong malty backbone.

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Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This double IPA is balanced to perfection. The citrus nodes stay on your palate long after a sip leaving you craving more. Starts hoppy with bite but finishes very smooth. As an IPA snob , I am quite shocked at the impression it had made.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours to a murky honey orange and gold color. Forms about a finger of lightly honey yellow soapy head. Leaves whispy lacing on the glass.
S - Aromas of sweet grapefruit, earthy herbal tones, hops, orange and apples. Very reminiscent of Lagunita's Lil Sumpin' Ale in it's aroma.
T - Strong yet balanced. Immediate sharp and quick bite of carbonation followed by quite sweet grapefruit and orange, this is balanced and rounded off by a nicely bitter hoppy finish. Excellently balanced yet strong. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden.
O - A damned good, 8.9/10 IPA in my books.
V - Good value. Four pack of bottles.

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Photo of GregJ
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Twelve ounce bottle. Pours a crystal clear honey orange with a finger thick white head. Heavy lacing as the beer is consumed. Smells of citrus and orange blossom. Tastes of grapefruit/citrus, light earthy/grassy, barley, sweet malts. Medium body and a bit on the heavy side with the carbonation, pine and citrus resin on the tongue with a sweet malt aftertaste. I recall Odell being exceptional when I visited the brewery almost 10 years ago and this was no exception. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of awayne56
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours clear golden color, 2 finger white head which dissipates quickly. Lots of lacing
Smell: Sweet citrusy smells abound, especially pineapple and orange
Taste: Right up front -BALANCED! Taste is sweet citrus forward, pineapple, finish is more bitter citrus like lemon or orange peel. The strong up front hoppy character is well balanced by the malt base.Mild alcohol burn. Excellent beer for a cold winter night.
Mouth Feel: Nice smooth coating that lasts.

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Photo of Mlkluther
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tap n Handle in Ft. Collins. At the moment it was the best beer I have ever had. I enjoyed this more than any other DIPA at the time and since. Perfectly balanced with enough hops to make you pay attention.

The only negative is I can't get it in Canada.

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Photo of JRed
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Pours deep orange topped by white head. Aroma of citrus with vanilla bean, grass, mint, pine. Tastes of juicy citrus, vanilla bean, fresh cut grass, pine, light fruit, , booze, bitterness and mild grapefruit towards the finish. Heavy in body with medium carbonation. A thick, juicy IPA.

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Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

I am absolutely in love with this beer. Its a lot maltier than most doubles but it balances well with the amount of hops up front. No heat coming from the 9.3%. Plenty of fruity flavor's coming out, just like you would expect from this style. Well done Odell.

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Photo of barczar
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

Floral hops, resin, dank cannabis, grapefruit, mango, and papaya form the aroma. Very complex. Flavor reveals a tropical fruit dominant base, which becomes resiny and bitter in the finish. Muddled mango, pineapple, and tangerine add intrigue. Lightly sweet caramel and toasted malt are accented by herbal notes. Flavoring hop dominant example of the style, with enough malt character to support, but not overwhelm. Very drinkable, for the abv. Becomes earthy as it warms.

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Photo of BrewChatKen
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

This is a very good double IPA and great starting point for the uninitiated. On the nose it's got tropical fruits, pineapple was the biggest one for me, but also mango and lemon. Pours an opaque golden color with a white head. It's medium bodied, astonishingly easy drinking considering the ABV, and packs a prickly hop bite. On the palate it retains those fruits, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon, tangerine, with an excellent balance to both the alcohol and bitterness. Fantastic IPA I can't wait to have again.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, copper coloring, with a slow carbonation flow, and a dense, foamy, off-white head. Nose of tropical fruit, with mango, melon, and apricot, on a toasted backbone, with subtle piney notes. Flavors are melon forward, with piney and grassy hops notes to follow. Very well balanced. Subtle pepper and roasted notes. Smooth and light, with a fruity and bitter aftertaste. Frothy, clean finish. Very solid beer.

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Photo of HuskyHawk
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No date. This has a gorgeous golden amber color with a frothy white head. The smell is more malty than hoppy with a nice fresh baked bagel smell coming through. Taste is malt focused as well, with rich caramel malts and toffee notes, balanced by just a little hop flavors. Perhaps there is hop fade here, but if so it didn't translate to lingering bitterness as it often does, as I get none. Really drinkable for a DIPA. Overall a wonderful DIPA and a refreshingly "English" take on the style.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,837 ratings.
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