Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

2,871 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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Ratings: 2,871 |  Reviews: 586
Photo of bsp77
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Best by date of July 9, 2011.

Appearance: Cloudy and pale gold with thick pure white head with nice lacing lines.

Smell: Orange, peach and mango - very fresh and hoppy. Some spiciness.

Taste: Fairly sweet with loads of citrusy and tropical fruit (orange, mango, peach, pineapple). Some caramel malt backing and slightly spicy and bitter on the finish. Certainly sweeter than I expected but delicious.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, extremely creamy and oily body, finish is fairly dry but some of the initial sweetness still lingers.

Overall: Another great beer from Odell and the second night in a row I have had a fantastic DIPA (the other was Central Waters Illumination).

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Photo of gatornation
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had on tap @ old chicago uptown

A- pours a golden amber slightly hazed color with a minimal head but a fresh collar and lacing

S- was citrus,tropical hops with crisp pine smells

T- was hugh juicy hops in a floral citrus and tropical way..this is a big 2ipa hop brew.malt and caramel make a show to balance out the hops

M- good carbonation with a pungent hop hit ..abv well hidden

D- tasty 2ipa very drinkable if you like floral tropical 2ipas this one is for you ..i will be buying this in the 4-pk when it hits minneapolis end of month

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Photo of IPAs4lyfe
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy amber orange with a decent head that faded rather quickly, lacing is good. Has an inviting brightness.

S: Citrusy hops, grapefruit, some earthy notes of pine, a hinit of honey. Great nose on this beer.

T: Big juicy malt flavor upfront with hints of orange creamsicle combined with tropical flavors of mango and pineapple, giving way to tasty citrus and floral hops, which leads to a danker, piney earthiness. Crisp and clean finish with a pleasant and subtle bitterness.

M: Medium-light mouthfeel, carbonation is good could be better, creamy, great balance. Finishes dry and crisp.

D: For 9.3% the alcohol is hidden exceptionally well, dangerously easy to drink.

Great new release from Odell!

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Photo of holden303
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Odell tulip glass.

A: Pours a blonde/orange hue with a good finger to two fingers of head that dissipates rather quickly leaving good lacing.

S: HOPS! smells like their flagship IPA on steroids. Citric with a hint of grapefruit.

T: Very hoppy, yet surprisingly well balanced.

M: Decent carbonation, kind of coats the mouth with hoppy-goodness. Great aftertaste.

D: Very easy to drink, as sessionable if not more than their flagship IPA although at 9.3% watch out!

Definitely a great new beer from Odell!

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Photo of StLThrash
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Old Chicago in Silverthorne, CO. Bartender said it was special only to them, so I had to look it up online on my phone and let her know they they do serve it in bottles as well.

Was served in a funky 10 ounce glass. She said because of the high ABV, they couldn't serve it regular glasses?

A - Golden copper, slight haze due to hop oils. Nice one finger head that remained throughout. Left a lace ring after every sip.

S - One of the best that's had the pleasure to grace my nostrils. Tons of floral, along with plenty of citrus and pine. Beautiful smelling beer. Lets you get ready for what's to come.

T & M - Wonderful floral flavors. Hops are in your face, balanced well with sweet caramel maltiness. Perfect carbonation and very juicy mouthfeel.

D - Becuase of high ABV, a couple will do you. But the ABV is well hidden and this was exceptionally smooth.

Well done, O'Dell. I hope to find some here in St. Louis!

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Photo of gregshead
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Rich golden color. Good head retention.

S: Lots of tropical fruit and grapefruit. God that smells good.

T: Taste follows the smell. Tropical and grapefruit. the biscuity malt is very mild. Tangerine is the dominate hop taste for me. But the tropical flavors are right there.

M: Nice light feel for a DIPA. Great carbonation. Nice abrasive hops sting the tongue.

D: Its a ripper and a sipper. Rips the tongue in the right ways. Some people may find the tropical flavors not as abrasive as other DIPAs (pun intended). But I love the tropical flavors in IPAs and am so happy to see it make its way to a DIPA.

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Photo of rye726
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really wanted to attend the release for this, as I heard it was a tasty brew. But had the chance to try it on tap while on a business trip. And I must say, nice work Odell. Quality IPA.

Pours an orangish tan with a nice a nice beige head. Nose has a great belnd of floral hops and sweet malts. As does the taste. Really a great IPA. Dare I say Plinyesque? But it really is that good. Great resiny body. I love hops!

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Photo of rawfish
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours hazy due to the hop oils but a sunrise copper hue with a 2 finger parchment head and incredible lacing all the way down the glass. Beautiful beer all the way through the drink.

S - Aroma is a strong indicator of what is to come, hops abound, floral and fresh but doesn't exactly fill the room. Grapefruit, oranges, pine resin and tropical fruit, it's all there with gusto.

T - Lots of citrus hops here with a good caramel malt back bone. Chewy hop profile throughout the drink with a definite change from citrus to pine on the back end. Finishes dry with a resin-like bitterness. Pleasant and smooth, much like the IPA offering but with more substance.

M - Good body and carbonation, dances lightly on the palate active and refreshing. Incredibly smooth to drink and devoid of that sticky, syrupy mouth coating you sometimes get with Odells, incredibly smooth.

D - ABV is so well hidden but you feel it after a couple, definitely a smooth drinker. Awesome DIPA Odell nailed this one.

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

12oz. bottle stamped best before 6/21/11.

This is the 3rd bottle I've had over the past week so I'm starting to get to know Myrcenary.

Served cold into a pint glass, it has a hazy light copper color with just a slight haze. The head is thick and leaves some great lacing behind.

Aroma is super hoppy with great fresh citrus. Grapefruit, orange, and lime plus some pine and lemon grass.

Flavor is very similar to their standard IPA so, if you like that, you're enjoy this. Again a ton of citrusy hops but somewhat balanced considering the style. The malts are mostly pale but there is a little bit of caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall a really great DIPA and one worth seeking out. One of the best I've had.

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Photo of pdoran10
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presented to me in a weird 10oz pint glass at Old Chicago. They have this on tap here a week and a half before we are supposed to get it at any liquor stores, strange, but cool.

Golden, slightly hazy straw color with little to no head. Leaves very nice lacing as I drink though.

Not much in the nose for me. Some grassy hops, a bit of bitter resin. perhaps a hint of pine.

Taste is big and nicely bitter with some chewy resin flavor going on. A hint of pine, strong and bitter hop profile here, with a light malt color and flavor creating a surprising amount of substance.

Mouthfeel is substantial and nice and dry with moderate carbonation. A real winner in this category.

Solid double IPA, not my favorite hop profile, but nicely drinkable still and a well made beer.

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Photo of Domingo
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop oils make this one very, very hazy golden. Yellow/Orange highlights come out in the light. Not a ton of head in terms of height, but lots of lacing going on.
Tropical hops dominate the nose and can be picked up across the room.
Sweet, tropical flavors (pineapple, mango, orange) come up front, but give way for more bitter dank hops in the middle. A kiss of malt sneaks into the finish, but is followed by earthy bitter hops. I like the hop blend they're using because it tends to bring out both the sweeter, fruitier flavors and the heavier more bittering flavors without going one way or another. Reminds me of the really, really good west coast DIPA's and I bet it could hold up in a head-to-head tasting.
Texture isn't too thick or slick, making this pretty drinkable for something so bold.
Excellent DIPA. One of the best around!

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As soon as I heard this was on tap at Old Chicago from a friend, I went up there and they had it on there beer menue. Its some kind of Exclusive beer for there St.Patricks thing.

So since its over 9%, they had to serve it in a 10oz glass. No problem I said. Unfortunately it was a stupid very slinder stange style glass.

Upon arriving the color a a darker amber color with a slight white one inch head. Poor head retention with decent lacing though

Aroma was not as citrus forward as I thought it would be. Bready malts with cracker like smell are prominent with a spicy alcohol heat. Faint smells of orange and slight grapefruit is al.

Taste was of slight citrus flavors upfront with the likes of tangerine and bits of grapefruit. Midway some malts come into play with a bit of a barley taste. Pursuing is an onslaught of bitterness that takes it all the way to the finish

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation and bitterness.

Overall I wasnt too impressed. I would like to try it again though under new circumstances

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

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a dark golden color, very very clear. Effervescent. Lots of head formation, bright pearly white, 1/2" in size. Bubbly.

S - Strong hop nose, lots of floral, citrus, a little bit of earthy freshly harvested pine.

T - Starts off lightly malty, just a hair of 2 row. Strong hopping comes in, as well as a huge amount of bitterness. Very piney, resinous, biting and gripping. Finishes with a little bit of citrus notes. Lots of bitterness in the aftertaste - but the strong malt bill brings it into balance.

M - Thick and creamy, full bodied. Moderate carbonation, smooth and airy due to a well balanced carbonation.

D - Easy drinking for a DIPA. ABV is strong, but well hidden. A little bit refilling. Very potent, palette coating.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. On tap at Old Chicago in Eden Prairie. Poured into a pilsner style 10oz glass a slightly cloudy orange amber color with a slight white head that leaves laces as it settles. Strong hop resin aroma in the nose with mostly citrus rind notes. Medium/heavy mouhfeel. Pretty sweet upfront but expected as a DIPA. Nice smooth citrus hop flavors. I get a lot of apricot out of this one in the flavor as well. Lingering bitterness. Abv is well hidden and this drinks incredibly well.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Upon first sniff I thought it was the same as the regular IPA. It smells more hoppy though, especially after it warms up. Taste is very hoppy, sort of spicy hoppiness, I think I like the regular IPA much better. The mouthfeel on this is too syrupy for my tastes. If you are looking for a hop bomb this might fit the bill but the syrup aspect tells me I won't be buying this again. This is better than the double IPA I had from Odell at Falling Rocks 10th anniversary party several years ago.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Clear golden with a thin head than remains throughout, little lacing is left behind. Head pours fluffy white. Reminds me a Belgian golden...

S- Extreme hops, typical Imperial IPA. Good barley profile to back up the hop. Love the smell. I could sniff it all day.

T- Very complex flavors, not your typical IPA. IMO, tastes better than DFH 90Min. Hops are not harsh, but very absorbent. Many flavors. Flavors are dry with ability to drink large quantities. Chews very well too.

M- Perfectly carbonated with remnants all over your tongue. Creamy and delightful to drink.

D- Every sip brings you back for more, it almost drys out your mouth to entice you to drink more...

Another job well done by ODELL. I'm looking forward to seeing how it drinks in 6-12 months. This could be an amazing beer to cook with; in case you're into cooking with beer.


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Photo of MinorThreat
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle from my Odell's rep. Thanks Ryan, much appreciated!

A-Hazy golden/clover honey with a thick white head. Good lacing, good retention.

S-Big resiny pine, grapefruit and sweet orange hop aromas right up front. Some really nice sweet cereal grains lingering in the hop mix. Very nice

T-Awesome! The rich hop aromas carry over well to the palate. Lots of resiny bitter hops right up front, orange peel, grapefruit and pine needles give way to the malt back bone. Marzipan and toasted cereal grains. No detection of the +9% abv, what so ever. This is as refined of a beer as I have ever had in the IIPA category. Deep and complex yet refined and clean. I'm very impressed. I would rank this as 1a to Pliny the Elders 1 in the world of IIPA's.

M-Walks the fine line between keeping it lively with plenty of gas and not washing away flavors with too much CO2. Medium body, for the style.

D-Very high, big, complex and interesting yet so well integrated that I could have 2-3 and enjoy every sip.

Simply put; this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a little sweet caramel malt with a lot of pungent, resiny, piney hops and a little tropical fruit.

The flavor is a touch of sweet bready malts followed by a huge hop bitterness - resin, pine, a little tropical fruit, and maybe some pungent Summit - that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very solid DIPA. It's a completely unbalanced hop bomb, but a good one. It reminds me a little of Gubna with some balance to the Summit hops.

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

On-tap at the Thornton, CO Old Chicago. Served in a what is best described as a small stange.

A: Straight amber with good clarity. A small eggshell head slowly falls to a patchwork blanket of foam. Leaves a smattering of lace.

S: Grapefruit and pine dominate. They mask a light caramel sweetness. Alcohol comes through with a little heat.

T: Hop flavor is strong and dominating, but the bitterness isn't too crazy. The hop aromas carry into the flavor nicely. A very light sweet malt flavor can be tasted way in the background. Finishes with a long lingering citrus bite. Alcohol adds some warmth going down.

M: The medium body is oily and slick. The carbonation is right on.

D: This came across to me as a pretty standard DIPA. Nothing really stood out to me, but I enjoyed drinking it.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap this afternoon at the Odell Brewery in Fort Collins. Pours a medium golden color with nary a head. Aromas of earthy hops, some pine and caramel. Light bodied and somewhat thin for the style, with flavors of earthy hops, pine and caramel malt.

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Photo of burtn
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aroma is grapefruit with slight hint of pine. The appearance is golden hazy. The flavor begins with a 2row malt taste followed quickly by citrus hop flavor and then the flavor rolls across the tongue with flavors of pine and resin. The finish is only slightly bitter which leaves you wanting more. A great beer and I understand the name comes from the brewer extracting the mycerene hop oils that are considered bad at boiling but Odell found a way to use those oils.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
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