Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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

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Photo of weeare138
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a transparent orange with a small white cap that slowly fades into a gentle cap and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of biscuits, heavy citrus, and pineapple. Delicious stuff.
Taste is of the aromas...slightly toned down. Fresh biscuits, ripe fruit, yeast, and tropical fruit.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, evenly balanced, and refreshing.

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Photo of corby112
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver, CO.

Pours a clear golden orange cor with a two finger soapy white head.  Good retention slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Glass is coated with rings, chunks and streaks of soapy lacing.

Sweet citrus hop aroma with dry, resinous earthy pine notes.  Bursting with tropical fruit and citrus.  Lots of mango, papaya, grapefruit and orange peel.  Pale grainy malt with biscuit and graham cracker.  

Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a good balance of bitter dry earthy hops up front that are countered by sweet citrus/tropical fruit.   Lots of citrus fruit especially orange peel and grapefruit, mango, pinepalle and papaya.  Slight alcohol heat toward the finish.  

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.46/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a deep sluggish yellowish-orange color with a nice white cap, 1/4 head and white bubbles

S: Old bread, pine and faded citrus. Pretty mute for this style.

T: Pine, light citrus and big thick, chewy caramel bread body that is completely unfitting. The finish is heavy, reluctantly sweet, lightly boozey with a an old faded hop presence.

M: Big body, heavy, sticky, sweet lowly carbonated

O: Not my cup of tea. I probably won't try this again but this was a good tick as it was an extra and on my GOTS list. Thanks Lobo.

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Photo of rudzud
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from Jish! Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear light golden honey with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave a thin blanket and bubbly cloud and halo.

S - Very nice aromas here. Solid pine and tropical notes. Slightly musty and a prominent over ripe pineapple aroma. Nice fruity sweetness on the finish.

T - Hmm, not bad. A bit sweeter than I like. Not malty sweet (though its there) its moreso hop/fruit sweetness. Not getting much of the tropical notes, which is a huge shame. There are some faint pineapple there towards the end but not nearly as vibrant as in the nose.

M - Mouthfeel is exceptional. Really. For a double IPA the alcohol is hidden so wonderfully and there is no sharp bitter finish. Nice smooth fruits. Really really drinkable.

O - Overall this was a delicious beer. Would have liked the pineapple to be a bit more present in the taste but otherwise this was simply delicious. Wish I could drink this regularly!

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.53/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 1/6/12
*From notes

-- Thanks, Siege --

A: Setting sun golden. Unfiltered. A good pour yields a one finger white head and decent lacing.

S: Intense tree sap and pine resin. A bit unfresh, maybe? Getting in there a bit deeper, I get a touch of mango.

T: Extremely piney. Too much, in fact. It's prickly, unjuicy and not all that pleasant of a beverage. It's also not the freshest DIPA I've had (from what I can tell, anyway).

M: Meh. It's alright, and utterly unspectacular.

O: This reminded me a lot of Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious: overtly pine forward, with little complexity or drinkability. Not something I'd recommend, and one I'll be avoiding in the future.

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Photo of dar482
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in an extremely dark red orange.

The aroma has a bright floral, citrus, and piney aroma that reminds me of Centennial. A huge sugary candy sweetness. A dried sugary pineapple and mango, citrus peel.

The flavor follows with tons of similarity to Hopslam. A dried pineapple note, herbal, and floral hop note with a big candy sweetness, almost like the honey in Hopslam. There’s a light floral and green forest pine that Centennial offers, as the hop notes have similarities to Bell’s Two Hearted. The finish is quite bitter of again floral with a good amount of drying. Tinges of alcohol hint at the finish.

The beer is absolutely delicious and better than Hopslam because of the light malt and more vibrant hops. This has a best by date of 4/1/14, which makes the beer almost 100 days old. I imagine that this beer is better when fresh, but that is pure conjecture.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 4 pack bottles just showed up today in Casper.

Looking at my first bottle, I see a lot of particles floating. Small yes but they are there. I hope the bottles product isn't as short lived as RR Pliney the Elder.

I pour it into my Lost Abbey goblet, see a hazy orange yellow brew, good head of foam, good lacing, and surprisingly, no sign of the particles I saw in the bottle. Colour me puzzled.

Grapefruit and pine dominate the nose. Very floral with a dry hopped feeling. I can't say there's even a trace of any malt.

The taste follows the nose. Huge hops of GF and Pine, some minor malty sweetness in the far far background. Tasty as all hell if you're looking for a DIPA that isn't close to being balanced; I'm just in the mood for it.

Bordering on full bodied with medium light carbonation, I like the mouth feel muchly and for a big bold beer, it drinks very easy. I think I prefer it on draught by a bit but in the bottle is also a welcome treat.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange/amber color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head with good retention to a thick, even skim. Decanted lightly with slowly rising bubbles. Laced in wide rings.

S: Big tropical fruit. Orange rind and citrus. Faint spicy tickle. No malt character,

T: Some bready malt transitions quickly to resiny hops - tropical fruit, orange and flowers. Bitter builds in the finish for balance into a cleansing dryness.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Resiny and dry. Disguises the alcohol well.

O: Flavorful and balanced for a big beer. Watch out for the ABV; it'll sneak up on you.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Have had this on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl and from a bottle poured into a tulip glass.
L: Pours hazy gold under a 2” finely bubbled white foam cap that persists and is clingy.
S: Flowery, citrus, fruit, light malt. The hop oils are pungent.
T: Citrus and stone fruits, bready malt, grapefruit rind bitter finish. Lingering fruity, malty bitter aftertaste.
F: Outstanding soft, creamy texture, medium to a little above on the body, medium carbonation.
O: On tap frequently around here making it a go to beer.

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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 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy, near opaque golden orange bodied beer with a small white cap of head.

Smell: citrus and tropical fruits. Some bready malts and corn syrup.

Taste: hop profile is moderately bitter. Hops taste of pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and hint of lemon lime soda. Hefty malt profile that almost overpowers the hops and a little boozey kick to the finish.

Mouthfeel: To be honest this beer is a little bit flat for the style. Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Almost to the point of having a syrupy mouthfeel. What little bit of carbonation this beer has helps to break it up the syrup feel.

Overall: It s a nice DIPA, but nothing mindblowing. It will still hold it own with the mainstream beers of this style. It is a solid beer.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a bright orange with a fluffy ecru cap that settles to a thin powdered sugar coating with some sporatic bubbles. Dots and lines of lace.

The aroma is extremely pleasing. Soft tropical fruit, papaya and mango, delicious juicy fruit. A bit of ethanol stings the nostrils while some toasted biscuit malt holds down the back end.

The flavor profile follows the nose. Juicy tropical fruit with lightly toasted biscuit malt in good balance. A sizeable dose of bitterness looms large in the finish and really makes this guy what it is.

Medium feel with mild carbonation and a lingering finish of bitterness, ethanol and juicy tropical fruit.

This is a nice dipa. I love the juicy fruit flavors and the non-bashful booziness. This guy separates itself from the rest with a nice nose/flavor profile, which makes this a winner in my book.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a light, cloudy orange with a half finger off-white head. Mild retention and some lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine, and that is it.

T - Pine, Pine, and some slight floral tones.
Edit: As it warmed, more citrus flavors came out. Very welcomed.
D - Good carbonation, medium body, some slight bitterness.

O - No complaints from me here.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to elrogish for shipping this out as part of our jacket/beer trade. Nice orange appearance, thin mild off white head, eventually disappears into nothingness. Big bad pineapple aroma (not big bad in the pejorative sense, big bad, like oh shit, this is a grip of pineapple coming at my nose!).

Taste, plenty of sweetness, decent hop mouthfeel, this one is just huge on the pineapple and its sticky and syrupy as well. Immediately I'm thinking that I should call everyone on the phone and be all like "dude, you like pineapple and barleywine right? You should age this beer for a year or two . . .

I dunno, I just don't see it being super satisfying for a major fresh hop head. The hops are there, but they impart so much sweetness to the beer, its a strong one, but never hot, probably in no small part because of the massive sweet quotient to the beer.

I liked it, but its not the kind of beer I would pop open to get me my vegetal hop fix.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear gold color, mild carbonation, and a nice fluffy white head.

S - Aroma is grapefruit and floral, some pine, and a biscuity malt background.

T - Taste is pretty balanced and stable throughout. A biscuity malt base lays a stable undercoating for the hops to come rolling in over the top carrying mostly a grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and pine flavor with them. The fruit bitterness is moderate but not agressive and blends well with the malt. There's an ever so slight spicy character that adds a really nice touch.

M - The body of this beer is thick, and errs on the side of medium heavy. Very smooth as it rolls over the tongue and coats the mouth with a layer of fruit and a semi-dry finish.

O - This is a definite winner and worth checking out. I'm really enjoying this big beer from Odell - nice job!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, best by 4/29/2014. Thanks Felix at Steve's for generously giving me this one. Poured into an O'so snifter today, 1/26/2014.

App- Pours a beautiful light copper body, nice thick one finger white head with great retention, some lacing

Smell- Not strong. Catty, pine, resin. Bread. Dominated by the cattiness and to an extent, the pine.

Flavour- Sweet and bready, which is a big player here. Balanced by the bitter resin, pine. Quite balanced but not complex.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, nice resinous feel on the backend that is fairly bitter.

Overall- Good DIPA, very resinous and balanced but otherwise nothing mindblowing compared to the likes of Heady and Abrasive, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Photo of claspada
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice translucent golden orange color with a very nice two inch plus white head which leaves some foamy lace and a decent amount of suspended particles. The head faded slowly leaving behind copious amounts of side glass lace.

The smell was overloaded with tropical fruits, mainly pineapple; then floral and citrus hops that just explode in your face. Then you get a little more underlying fruitiness including tangerine and orange thrown in. Slight sweet maltiness is way in the background here.

The tastes begin with the sweet pale maltiness, almost a honey flavor, but then soon you are assaulted with the remarkably smooth and fresh hops. Bright and full of hop flavors; dominant ones being juicy oranges and pineapple. Lesser amounts of bitter grapefruit and lemon rind join the party as well but the tropical hops are the most prevalent.

The mouthfeel is medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry thanks to the alcohol and slightly bitter and sticky thanks to the ample hops.

Overall I really enjoyed this. Reminded me of Three Floyds Dreadnaught because of the extreme tropical fruit hop aroma and flavors; there are slightly more floral hops and alcohol present but still close. Definitely another great DIPA and another great offering from Odell. Would definitely readily consume if readily available. Currently being sold @ so I recommend an order if they ship to your state.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.85/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Chris for this, drank from a Hill Farmstead glass... pours an ugly dark straw, watery head... resin oil nose with some tropical fruits, a bit of mango, car piss, too harsh for me... not a fan of the taste, lemon zest, skunky pine, sweet finish... not a fan

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Photo of barnzy78
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, a nice hazy golden-amber colored ale is topped with a thinner, frothy, white head, good retention & lacing. Aromas are amazing - tropical fruits, nice floral hop bouquet, pineapple, mango, wow. 1st sip gushes with fresh, juicy, ripened pineapple, with orange, passionfruit, peach. Biscuity malt makes an appearance but the sweetness gives way to a more pungent mango/piny bitterness, but finishes oh so clean. Alcohol is well concealed. Mouth-feel is creamy but a little resiny, hop oils coat the palate and ride out the intense pineapple and mango flavors. Overall, a truly remarkable DIPA. One of the best i've tried, especially for its uniqueness. This beer reaffirms why I love beer so much! Unbelievable.

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Photo of glid02
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mark – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy light copper color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of pale malts with huge amounts of bright citrus and heavier herbal hops. Also present are hints of good amounts of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as nice. Slightly dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by huge citrus hops. Midway through the sip herbal and slightly leafy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this is certainly in the top tier of DIPAs, a very clean, crisp, and smooth beer for the style that doesn’t really have any flaws. Well worth a shot.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to buffs9 for this bottle.

A: Pours a transparent deep golden honey color with about one finger of pure white head. There is a bit of lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: I'm picking up tropical fruits, grapefruit, some spice, some alcohol, and a nice malt backbone. This beer smells very nice, minus the alcohol presence.

T: The taste is just like it smells. It's well balanced, but the booze is a little off putting for me.

M: Medium bodied beer. Nothing too special.

O: I really wish this beer would hide the booze a bit better. I'm not overly impressed with this brew.

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Photo of champ103
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Have had a few times since landing in Houston. Most recently from a growler purchased from Premium Draught.

A: Pours a vibrant copper/orange color with a touch of haze. A two finger creamy white head rises, with good retention initially. That eventually recedes to a ring with plenty of lace.
S: Citrus, orange rind, piny hops. Some malty sweetness for balance. That is about it, I am really not getting much.
T: Well balanced with citrus, orange, and piny hops with the biscuit and sweet malts. A slightly bitter finish, but overall not much lingers. The balance is nice, but fairly simple. Not a bad thing at all.
M/D: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Actually seems a bit thin and watery for me. Well balanced, and not much alcohol presents, so this is pretty easy to put back.

Not bad at all. I will enjoy the rest of the growler, and really like the balance here. Though I feel there are better version of the style sitting on the shelves. Double Jack and Endeavor to name two.

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Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How have I never rated this beer? Since I grabbed a bomber of Myrcenario in Colorado, time to do a side-by-side. 12 oz. bottle dated 10/9/15. I don’t know what that means.

The pour is clear & gold. Smells almost like a damp hop brew, citrus & pineapple, with a fair amount of sweetness. Nice beginning.

Myrcenary is an interesting song from the Mission U.K. if your tastes run to overwrought European rock (though they spell it wrong on the album). Bright citrus mingles with honey-like malts up front, with only a low dose of bitterness sliding in behind. Oranges, tropical fruit cups, lovely belches, with a tangy finish. So easy to drink. Much sharper than the barrel version, but simultaneously smooth & resiny. I could drink this anytime.

Strongly reminiscent of Hopslam, this is a IIPA that doesn’t need that searing bitterness that I love, but succeeds with a combo of low bitterness & tastiness. Unique & excellent. I’ve forgotten how much I like this, & will be seeking it out more in the future.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks goes out to bitterbill for sending this one my way.

appearance: golden orange yellow with 2 finger creamy head

smell: pine, citrus, grapefruit, hops, malts

taste: grapefruit, with some pine,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body

overall: one of the better DIPA's I've had recently. I would love to get my hands on some more of this brew it's fantastic.


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Photo of dirtylou
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, monks house of ale, sioux falls,sd


Appearance: served in a tulip, glowing orange body, lively carbonation, sudsy white foam. Lovely

Smell: pineapple, lemon zest, honey, bright citrus

Taste: fresh and floral, bit bready, pineapple, lemon zest, citrus, alcohol well hidden,a little cardboard in the finish

Mouthfeel: light, fresh and crisp

Overall: good

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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