Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

2,845 Ratings
Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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 coreyfmcdonald
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter, 2/15/13 best before date. Hopefully that means it's fresh.

A: pours a slightly hazy golden color with a bit of amber. Three fingers of dense white head develop from the pour.

S: Tropical fruits galore - I get pineapple, mango, and a hint of grassiness and pine.

T: Not as intense as the aroma, I get a bit of caramel sweetness with some resiny and slightly tropical hops. I also get a bit of citrus.

M: Medium to thick with low carbonation.

O: The aroma on this beer includes a great hoppiness with a ton of tropical fruits. The flavor, though, seems a bit muddled.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of RockyRaku
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer....just sayin' Lacing noticeable but diminishing. A very inviting sweet , citrusy, floral aroma abounds. The taste again was citrusy and sweet.. slight pine like bitter, but hops are very flowery and sweet. Every sip was crisp and delicate. A beer full of liveliness....nice hoppy feel on the tongue and nose. I would order more.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly cloudy marigold color with some pale straw highlights. Thick 2 fingers worth of pearly white foam leave gobs of lacing on the glass as it quickly dissipates.

S - Bright and sweet nose. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Sweet orange peel, grapefruit rind and pineapple are most prominent. Notes of fresh cut grass, pine needles and hints of resin round out the aroma.

T - mild bready sweetness with notes of dough and crisp crust. hops swoop down quickly to decimate the palate. Flavors of sugar coated grapefruit, bitter orange peel, pineapple and pine needles. Finish is a lingering mix of sweetness and pine.

M - medium, nearing full bodied with a smooth, seamingly crisp texture most likely from the bitterness. High carbonation with tight scrubbing bubbles add to the crisp and refreshing character.

O - Excellent DIPA. I am not always big on this style but this one is something I could see myself ordering more than once. Great balance, not too sweet and tons of hop flavor. Great stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of ludachris
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Its body is a nearly crystal clear golden amber. A rich, frothy bright white head coats the glass with thick sheets of lace. In terms of looks, I couldn't ask for much more in terms of filtered double IPA's.

Although the nose doesn't smack you in the face with pungent, resinous hops, it is absolutely loaded with rounded fruity hop goodness. Fresh tangy peaches, sweet clementine, juicy mango, sticky pineapple, orange peel and papaya ooze out of the glass. Everything about the nose is ultra fresh and clean. The 9.3% ABV is nowhere to be found. It's not the most potent DIPA I've ever put my nose to but it's easily the most rounded and one of the most aromatic.

Ripe peaches, mango, and papaya come in layers, coating all parts of the mouth. Macerated pineapples come through near the back, imparting a slight acidity to the overall flavour. The bitterness comes in the finish and is quite tamed and rounded with a soft leafy character.

Mirroring the nose and flavour, the feel is ultra clean and rounded. A soft creaminess gives it the characteristic IPA feel. I couldn't pick out a flaw in this department if I wanted to.

An ode to myrcene indeed. This beer made my realize my favorite DIPA's are all about the late addition aromatic hops and not so much the intensely bitter, resinous ones that seem to be more common. This is my first beer from Odell's and the bar can't be set much higher. I would be more than willing to pay full price for several fresh cases of this perfectly crafted double IPA.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 3/15/13, consumed on 12/10/12.

A: Poured into an 8 oz. plastic cup from the hotel. Light copper, clear body with carbonation bubbles floating up. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: Pineapple and mango, some malt in there as well.

T: This is where it shines. Mango, sugar and grassy hops. Very nice balance and malt backbone.

M: Creamy, oily, good carbonation. Fantastic.

O: Top notch stuff. Odell knows how to make IPAs.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Whole Foods, Omaha, NE
Date: Best by 11/21/12
Glass: Tulip

Odell's Myrcenary is a blend of over-the-top hoppiness with citrus and tropical fruit resting comfortably high above bright malts in what is a very good DIPA recipe. While the aroma and taste display a bit more ethanol (any, really) than I'd like, it's well within expected bounds for the 9.3% burden this beer carries. Generally quite nice, and a beer I'd probably revisit if it were available where I now live.

Pours a 1.5 cm head of off-white foam, small and medium-sized bubbles interspersed fairly evenly, gradually settling to a thick ring around the glass and a thin film of wispy foam atop the body. Lacing is fairly substantial, a strong wash of sudsy film stuck to the perimeter of the glass. The body is golden orange out of the light, slightly hazy yellow gold when in. Some carbonation is visible, streaming from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange, and lemon) balanced on top of caramel malts. Ethanol is present, minimally so, but still a bit disappointing. Not amazingly complex, but satisfyingly hoppy and well-blended in its choice of varieties.

The front of the palate discovers light fruit flavors (very mild orange-lemon, sweetened grapefruit juice) with malt overtones and a surprising (in that it's present at all) light tartness. Mid-palate finds a lush mix of tropical fruit hop flavors: grapefruit, orange, a bit of tangerine, and pineapple mixed with classic hop bitterness and a notable, mildly bright malt sweetness, and some ethanol. Back of palate finds hop bitterness with waning tropical fruit flavors and a more noticeable ethanol presence. Aftertaste of long-lingering bitterness that's surprisingly well-tempered by moderately heavy malts and a subtle splash of ethanol.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with moderate levels of carbonation that produce a fairly smooth-flowing beer. Hints of ethanol in the nostrils, throat, and back of the palate when the beer hits these regions, as expected in a 9.3% beer. Finishes dry, as expected from the substantial hop presence in this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,845 ratings.
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