Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
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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
Ranking:
#608
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
2,891
Liked:
2,719
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
9.11%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
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484
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568
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Ratings: 2,891 |  Reviews: 591
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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Photo of GDBEERMAN
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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Photo of zeff80
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, of-white head of bubbly foam. Okay retention and some sticky patches of lace.

S - It smelled strongly of grapefruit and pine. There was a burnt toast malt aroma, too.

T - It had a sweet caramel flavor with delicious grapefruit, citrus and pine hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean, dry finish.

O - This is a really good DIPA. Odell is on a hot streak of cranking out new great beers.

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

Pours a sexy pale golden with slight haze, and thick creamy white meringue-like head. Nose is the expected tropical fruit delight, as well as floral delights in there too. Some herbal/grassy notes are present also. Palate is surprisingly tame, not a whollop in your face DIPA at all, just a smooth textured beer that is nicely balanced with the tropical fruity hops and candied malt. Not overly bitter. Very balanced, tasty, drinkable.

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Photo of bfields4
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Filtered golden yellow body. Large lacey head.

Big grapefruit aroma sweat malty honeyish a bit of peppery spice.

More sweet malts than expected. Nice citrus bite leaves the tongue dry. Bit of an alcohal bite, but its nicely incorporated.

Good amount of carbonation. Very smooth beer. A little hot as noted, but still very nice. All in all a very good beer. Not quite on par with pliney, hopslam and the like, but getting close.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon shaped glass from a 12 ounce bottle.

A: This brew pours a golden-orange hue with just a slight haze. Head is white and thick, holding it's own. Lacing is sticky, and clings to the glass like glue.

S: Aroma is all hops up front. I can detect the presence of Summit, as there is a hint of onion, along with grapefruit and spring meadow. Malt takes a back seat with notes of honey and toast.

T: Much more character is present in the taste than in the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon peel, and garden herbs are dominant, yet malty notes of caramel and fresh bread balance out the beer very nicely. The finish s dry, but not overly bitter.

Notes: Myrcenary is a medium to full-bodied DIPA, with a creamy mouthfeel that stands up to the intensity of the hops. For what it lacks in aroma, the taste and the long finish make up for it. A very tasty example of this style, and very easy to drink. Well done, Odell!

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Photo of chodez
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose has tons of fruit, mango and peach like but also some citrus, fantastic. Head was soft, fluffy and retained for a good time. Poured somewhat pale in color and hazy. Lacing was present and pronounced throughout the glass. I was a bit concerned with the ABV being 9.3 but it is hardly noticeable. Tasted of more fruit and less citrus/grapefruit than the Odells IPA. The carbonation was on the lower side but it works very well. The taste and nose just kept growing on me as I drank it, quickly becoming a favorite.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle to a snifter.

Very light in color. A pale ale even. Plenty of hype surrounding this beer. Citrus hops comes through on the nose. I get a very peculiar freshly cut grass smell. As I let it warm faint rubbing alcohol is present. Not that off putting but who really wants that in their nose? Taste wise is ho hum. You get the citrus and hops. It isn't awesome by any stretch. The cut grass is in the taste too. That I could do without. Plenty bubbly on the palate.

It may sound like I am bashing. This is actually a descent beer. Of it's class, cripes no. Far better choices out there. It exceeds for the brewer. The Odells regular lineup needs a punch in the arm. It's a step above of BMC in my opinion. I appreciate their attempts at the one off stuff. If your in a market where there is no heavy hitters give this beer a shot.

*edit* I had this again tonight. I stand strong in my review. Incredibly average for the style. Sub par poop. I would never buy this again.

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Photo of jera1350
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Love the bad ass name of this one. Pours a pale and slightly cloudy golden color with a massive rocky and fluffy head of foam that sticks all over the glass.

Robust citrus hops dominate the nose. There is a fruit sweetness to the scent as well. Smells like their regular IPA.

This is a pretty balanced DIPA. There is plenty of malt sweetness present. A little honey and maybe even a light buttery presence. The hops add lots of tropical fruit, but not much in the way of bitterness. I was really expecting a big hop bite, but it's subdued by the malt. The taste is really nice though.

Very smooth and soft on the palate. Medium-full bodied with a semi-dry finish.

I like this overall, but I don't think it is quite top-tier. I think it is drinkable as hell, but I prefer the hop bitterness to stand out a little more in my DIPA's. This is a very good beer however and I am more than happy to be able to access this one year round.

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Photo of drumrboy22
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into an Odell IPA glass. Beer was a clear orange color, with a one-finger, white head. Soft, lite carbonation and moderate lacing around the glass.

Aroma was hops, apple, pineapple, grapefruit and pine.

Taste was piney hops, some citrus and other tropical fruits, malt and caramel. Balanced and not overpowering.

On the heavier side, but not too thick or syrupy. Alcohol content is pretty well hidden and it goes down fairly easy.

I had been looking forward to this one for awhile and it did not disappoint. Odell makes a nice IPA and it's no surprise that their new DIPA is a solid addition to their lineup. I can see myself picking this up on a regular basis.

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Photo of bsp77
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +0.5%
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 +3.3%
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 +5.1%
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 +12.6%
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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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.1% out of 100 with 2,891 ratings
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