Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
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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 dbossman
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange and slightly hazy with a huge billowing head that rests beautifully above the rim of the glass; retention is good and lacing is great

S: Tropical fruit presence up front: grapefruit, pineapple, and mango; a touch of black pepper spiciness; all on top of a grainy malty backbone; the hop oils tickle the nostril and a bit of alcohol burns the back of the nose

T: Nice combination up front of tropical fruits and alcohol burn--a pleasant burn--this is smooth and not overly sweet like many DIPAs; oily and fruity with a solid malt bill backing it all up

F: Nicely carbonated and oily, which helps it cling to the inside of the mouth

D: Such a smooth, easy-to-drink DIPA; awesome beer, Odell!

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Photo of amcmaho1
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had seen these at a local bottle shop, and finally picked some up. Poured into a Surly snifter.
No bottled on date, though its likely fresh since we just recently got it in to stores here. If nothing else, it's "relatively fresh."

Appearance: Pours a pretty pale golden which is very translucent. No real definite head, though there is some rather small lace going on. I'd say the aesthetic appearance of the beer is it's only downfall, as well as the lack of head & head retention.

Smell: Here's where the beer earns its stripes. Some great fruity hop esters, along with some nice pine and citrus notes dominate the nose. There's undoubtedly a big malt bill here, though the hops really seem most apparent: which is very well received. There seems to be virtually no notice of the 9% abv on the nose.

Taste: I get some really "bready" notes along with some mild malt sweetness, and otherwise it's another hop exhibition. The alcohol comes through with a very mild warming at the end of the taste, and it is working very nicely with the residual hop bitterness going on. Very clean bitterness makes this a very hop focused beer.

Mouthfeel: This beer seems rather thin for a double ipa, though that thinness may actually be increasing the overall drinkability. There is no stickiness, cloying sweetness, or unbearable viscosity. Instead an easy drinking IIPA, which feels more like an IPA but tastes like a very hoppy IIPA.

Overall: I have thoroughly enjoyed this beer. As far ass IIPA's go, this one certainly stands out at me. the fact that it is very hop forward, without losing anything in the malt profile, while still remaining fresh and drinkable is a huge plus for me. Great job Odells, on another beer well executed!

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Photo of StlHopHead77
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Two full fingers of dense,eggshell white head that reduced by half after 5 minutes in the glass. The body is peachey/orange with only a slight haze.Really ,really nice ribbons of lacing.

S-On the nose this brew is a tropical hop bomb.Musky,ripe mango,nectarine,some papaya,Clover honey and some minimally expressed toffee malt.

T-Soft but sneakily unctious with a moderate bitterness that is foiled by flavors of mango,stonefruit,flowery jasmine and a sweet honey
note on the finish.

M-Well integrated flavors delivered by a smooth but slick mouthfeel and good moderate carbonation.

O-I honestly was unaware of this beer until Curtis at Randall's Old Halls Ferry location pointed it out.He was spot on.A truly solid example of the style.

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Photo of ucis
4.75/5  rDev +11%
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

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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Photo of Phelps
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle with an expiration date of 7-1-11, meaning it was bottle March 1. Into a tulip it goes.

Pale pineapple gold in color, with the slightest chill haze obscuring my fingers on the other side of the glass. A 1.5-finger head of frothy, pale yellow foam sits atop, diminishing slowly and leaving sticky walls of lace behind as it does.

According to this pretty little bottle, Myrcene is a component of the essential oils found in the hop flower, and Mycenary was brewed using a blend of hops with the highest levels of the compound. The idea guys over at Odell deserve a medal of some kind -- they come up with cool beers and great, explanatory names to go along with them.

Myrcene must be in the hops I like, because this nose is dynamite. Sweet pineapple and mango, fresh-cut grass and a rich, dank character all dance in harmony. Also getting honey, roses, lavender, and lightly toasted biscuits. Very nice.

The flavor follows the nose beautifully, really showcasing the sweet, tropical nature of the hops. Pineapple, juicyfruit and grass emerge again along with honey and rose petals, and pale cracker malt peeks out at the mostly-clean finish. A bright, fresh flavor.

A little light in body, though it is nicely soft. Carbonation is equally subtle, massaging the tongue gently and lending the beer just a bit of fizziness. Ethanol vapors can be picked up every now and then, but for the most part, the booze is so well-hidden by the flavor that I hardly notice it.

For an everyday, off-the-shelf DIPA, this is outrageously good. Outstanding, complex flavor mixes with an easygoing body to make a beer that's far more drinkable than its nearly 10 percent ABV would imply. The fact that it comes in affordable six packs instead of the pricy 750s Odell seems so fond of just adds ammo to Mycenary's clip. A winner, for sure.

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Photo of regspeir
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (thanks mnbearsfan) into a Duvel snifter.
Pours a light yellow-gold with a smallish head that dissipates to a coating. There is some some lacing which lasts all the way through. The nose is a lemony citrus (pineapple, mango, orange) with some bready, floral and sweet undertones. Taste reveals a very sweet and thin DIPA, with orange, lemon, and pine as the dominant notes. The finish is only mildly bitter and dry and this is a little thinner than I would have expected (almost like a pilsner or pale ale). The mouthfeel is crisp, medium in body and carbonation. I liked this offering but it is not terribly complex and is a bit too thin for my preference. Still, it is a solid offering and one I would have again.

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Photo of jjanega08
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date stamped on bottle reads 7/12/11A

A= Pours lighter than your typical DIPA sort of a nice golden color akin to many APAs with a thick soapy white head on it that rises to a finger high and holds steady retention. Looks pretty nice with some great lacing as well.

S= Tropical fruit all the way! Smells like many fruit salads I've made at work. Pineapple is dominate with some overripe mango maybe some peaches and of course some of the classic hoppy resin in there.

T= The taste is just as I expected. Not quite the fruit bomb it smelled like but still really nice tasting. The hops don't play as much of the bitter role as they do the flavor role. Nice fruity flavor with resinous hops. The malt backbone is there but plays a supporting role for sure.

M= Smooth and creamy. Nearly perfect.

O= Great DIPA! Worth checking out for sure. Not the most flavor in the profile but again worth checkin out.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz from the COOP... decent 1 finger white head... nice lacing and a flimsy cap atop a nice clear lite golden brew.

Nose sports a fair amount of floral hoppiness and some background tropical fruit hops.. smells pretty dry with only a dusting of pale malts.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a smooth bitterness that melts seamlessly into an abundant floral hop note... again a bit tropical too.. just enough malt to help bring the hops up out of the glass.. finish is long and lip smacking. Medium bodied with a lite yet everpresent small bubble carbonation that accentuates the oiliness of the hops.

Pretty nice... glad we are finally getting Odells into Boise.

All 4's

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Nice 2+ finger head. Excellent retention. Thick lacing. Golden yellow orange color.

S. Great hop smell. To me it smells like a hopped up version of their regular IPA. Citrus and piney hops balanced with a biscuity dry malt smell. Really nice floral hop aroma.

T. Taste is very smooth and delicous. Nice hop flavor. Some citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor. Nice bitterness. Has a bit of sweetness to it, but pretty hop forward. I think this is close to being up with some of the big boys.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium carbonation. Little bit of lingering tropical fruit sweetness.

O. Overall I am pretty impressed. I really like regular Odell IPA and Myrcenary delivers as well. Nice citrus and tropical fruit hop flavors. I like Odell's malt flavor in their IPAs. I think it lets the hops shine. Very glad this is going to be a year round release, just wish Odell's was distributed in Iowa.

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Photo of Mdog
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Gold, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Pink grapefruit, moderate strength.

Taste: Nice juicy-feeling grapefruit citrus, some sweetness, has some bitterness but not too much, very nice.

Drinkability: Nice DIPA, $10 per 4 pack is pretty good pricing too.

I could have tried this on my trip to Arizona but didn't know what it was when I saw it on a tap list. So I had a bottle here at home. Very nice DIPA, not super bitter. I should probably pick up a 4 pack.

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Photo of dave43
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Some nice lace on this one. Smells like some top end sticky icky. Not too bitter...not too sweet, this beer is well balanced. The alcohol at over 9% is well hidden. A very session able beer and good news it will be a year round release. This is the good stuff as Julio would say.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy orange color. The head is one inch of firm egg shell white foam that recedes slowly into sticky lacing. The aroma is of mandarin orange, grapefruit, hibiscus, and a hint of pine. There is a lot of complex hop goodness going on in this aroma. The taste is a lot more citrusy than the aroma with the floral and pine elements hidden in the back ground. There is also a bit of heat during the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a silky texture, and low carbonation. Overall, this is a really good DIPA, but I wouldn't quite call it great.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks goes out to Rake for this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a three finger bone white head that subsided to one very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grapefruit, citrus, and grapefruit hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, grapefruit, lime zest, citrus, citrus hop, grapefruit hop, and hints of sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this beer wowed me in all aspects! The complexity of this one on the flavor was nothing short of insane and really surprised me once I started digging. The aroma was good but did nothing in the way to prepare your palate for what was to come. Also had a very nice bitter bite from the hops as well on this one. I saw this mentioned in a thread recently and HAD to crack it open, really glad I did. Definitely worth introducing this to your palate, trust me, they will become good friends.

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Photo of russpowell
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours honey colored with a pinky of cream colored head. A bit of viscosity to this, very good head retention & above average lacing

S: Orange rind & grapefruit & pineapple

T: Pineapples, lemons, grapefruit &a touch breadyness & honey & a wisp of booze. I will just state up front this reminds of Hopslam in many aspects. I also get some dryness. Pineapple, honey, a bit of leafy & herbal hops. Pineapple/honey sweet finish with grapefruit providing a great compliment, some dryness & leafy hops too

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, superior balance, warming

Odell, you have hit a home run! Keep this on as a seasonal or year rounder if feasible. I'm wishing I had bought more than a 4 pack of this. This was great on draft as well

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Photo of garymuchow
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Review #999
Fresh hop aroma with a fine oil and resin quality, otherwise citrus with flower. Fresh and nice.
Dark gold to light amber. White head with lacing and kinda' small. Slightly cloudy.
Really nicely done hop intensity. Prominent bitterness that doesn't overwhelm the rest of the drink, especially the nice hop flavors that are similar, but not quite matching the aroma. Fresh citrus, with a little more green/grass and foliage. Nice oil quality. Takes on piney quality and that increases a resin flavor too. Slight bready pale malt entrance with a hint of sweetness.
Love the body on this one. On lighter side of moderate, but the oiliness from the hops makes it somewhat slick and the softest carbonation fills it our gloriously.
This is a real nice drink. Two would be doable, but three might be an effort (richness, fullness, but not necessarily in flavor).

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Photo of ardeano
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into rocks glass (it's all I had here at work)...

A: Honey like with a thin head, pretty clear - no haze.

S: Huge grapefruit and pine notes with mild citrus goodness - I love the complexity of the nose, it is really amazing and I wish I had poured this into a tulip...

T/M: Big heavy hoppy goodness, light malt recognition - this is pretty thick. The carbonation is pretty close to perfect, just enough to get the hops out - still, it's pretty thick. A good hop back in the after taste - really makes me want more... If you like hops this is for you...

O: This is pretty incredible - it's heavy @ 9.3%, one 12'er did me in. If you could imagine the thickness of an IIRS and replace it with a thick serving of HOP GOODNESS - you would have this beer. lovely...

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is golden with a slight orange burnish. Head is white, not terribly tall but pretty sticky all around. Body is clear, streaming bubbles, the works. Good solid look.

Fairly aromatic as well, with malty notes of toasted bread backing up the expected citrus and herbs. Pretty piney.

Flavorful as well, although a little bit thin. Good rush of grapefruit and orange alongside the pine and menthol. Less forward is the caramel malt; the lack here is definitely felt in the mouthfeel. Pretty sharp, high carbonation, dry finish.

Bottom line: get it. It's good beer.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a deep clear gold color with a sticky two-fingers-thick bright white head.

Aroma of tropical fruit, floral hops, yeast, candy sugar and light caramel malts.

Floral hops, tropical fruit and light caramel malts make one great tasting DIPA. The 9% alcohol has a faint warming presence but doesn't overpower.

Medium bodied and slightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

A terrific drinking DIPA from Odell. It's not huge but a definite contender amongst the best.

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4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Jmkratt for this one, have enjoyed them more than you can imagine. 12oz bottle into Duvel Tulip.
A: A one finger, stark white head pour fluffy like a cloud, with a moderate retention, leaving a island of head. The body is a deep straw color, almost a light copper. Nice levels of carbonation found for style. Lacing is stick and present.

S: The aroma hits you like a ton of bricks, grapefruit punch and a passion fruit uppercut. Very floral and citrus like. Some of the best hop blending I have seen. High intensity aroma, some of the best aromas coming from an American IPA.

T/M: The front of this brew is smooth and crisp, projecting a light pale ale influence, but the malt body hits high gear and is well rounded by a massive hop profile midway through. The bitterness is rather low and well hidden by the juicy hop flavors, that are all but perfect. Mouthfeel is oh so very light and welcoming, not a thick malty character in this high(er) ABV brew. Lingering taste is smooth and leaves a piney, citrus flavor, a bit on the spicy hop end of things.

O: This is one of the most well balanced IIPA, I have come by. The smooth and light character is well achieved with the high ABV and the flavors of the hops are fresh and some of the best hop profiles seen. I will seek this out to have on hand at all times. A top 10 best brews of all time for me.

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Photo of HOPPYKC
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this beer into pint glass. I didnt look for any bottled on or best by date.

A- Let me say originally i thought that this beer was a little light for my taste in DIPA's, but i have changed my mind, this is beautiful. A nice fat layer of foamy bubbly head that grew and grew. A bit of sediment but seems to fold right in the brew as it pours. Light gold to straw in color. Transparent with a little debris.

S- The smell is beautiful. A great big bouquet of fruits and and hops. This is one of the best brews i have tasted in awhile. It hits me in the face with a bitter complex taste which is sweet and hits the back of my throat nice.

T- This for some reason has a bit of a lack luster taste for me. I mean its a great brew, but ive had a few now and it seems to be a little weak one after the other. It seems to be a little washed out. Dont take that bad, this is a great hop bite of a brew, one of the top.

M- The feel is great. Smooth with a lot of flavor. I take back a lot of what i said on the taste. This is a flavorful brew with a nice dry finish that leave me wanting more, alot more, of this beer...The feel is maybe where i would have liked a bit more slam in the tastebuds.

O- This is the best brew by O'dell's in my opinion. A great DIPA that is a good comparison with some of the best. Good Job.

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Photo of morimech
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, clear golden color with a solid two fingers of head. The head had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.

Almost all hops in the aroma. Notes of grassy and floral hops. Some sweetish malt and citrus as well.

More citrus and tropical fruit in the flavor than what the aroma led me to believe. The malt base does not have a chance to make a real impact besides trying to add some sweetness. Extreme bitterness with a lingering tropical fruit aftertaste. Alcohol is just slightly detectable.

Carbonation might be a little higher than other extremely bitter beers, but I enjoyed it here.

Extremely bitter, high ABV, does not promote consumption. Good for when you want a hop kick though.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +7%
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 Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip.

Pour yields a peach-colored brew with a good white head with moderate retention. Good sticky lacing as it falls down the glass. The nose is really overpowering with an overload of tropical fruits, mostly mango with a bit of pineapple. Behind that, there's a touch of citrus. The flavor is along the same lines--no malt, just plenty of hop character. The flavor isn't as strong as the nose would suggest, though still quite nice. There's a decent amount of bitterness in the background, as well as a bit of alcohol to balance. Not too bitter; the hop flavor seems to be the showcase here. Overall, a very nice beer that I will gladly have again.

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Photo of Snow81
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A clear yellow orange haze

Head: White head with a nice lace that sticks to the sides of my glass

Smell: Bitter light citric on the nose with a subtle maltyness

Taste: Big floral hop with a little sweet malts

Weight: Medium body with a medium carbonation

Finish: Floral hops that have a little maltyness to it with a nice stickiness on the lips

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - light amber in color, a little murky, and with about a finger's worth of slightly darker off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - indeed quite hoppy, and with very slight citrusy aroma.

Taste and Mouthfeel - bitter from the very start, and stronger in the finish and aftertaste. An almost grapefruit like quality in the taste. Not extremely strong in hop flavor, but it's definitely there. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - a little too bitter for my taste, minus the expected powerful taste of hops. Still a good and interesting brew.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 2,904 ratings