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Myrcenary Double IPA | Odell Brewing Company

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Myrcenary Double IPAMyrcenary Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
568
Ratings:
2,754
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
485
Gots:
523
For Trade:
11
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Reviews: 568 | Ratings: 2,754
Photo of Dancolostate
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't say enough about this beer. Put it in a glass next to PTE and I don't know if I could tell you which is which. Maybe that means I am a nOOb, but I don't care. It is readily available by the four pack where I live and it's awesome. Full of in-your-face hop flavor, but nicely balanced and not overly "boozy" tasting. Keep up the good work O'Dells!

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Photo of mayamike
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer overall, but the bottles I have had little to no carbonation. That's a shame and may or may not be the fault of Odell, but either way, it affects how the beer tastes. Even so, this is a really nice beer. Well-balanced between the hops and the all malt that would be necessary to get such a high ABV.

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Photo of ANiklaus
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into regular pint glass. For the IPA fan this is a must try beer. It does everything an IPA is supposed to but more. I've previously has Odell's regular IPA and that is one of my favorites. This beer takes that one and goes even further, perfecting every step along the way.

Appearance: Most difficult for me to rank but the color is bronze with a finger of head. Medium heavy carbonation that sticks to the glass the whole way down this hoppy experience. Exactly what I look dream of in an IPA.

Smell: Imagine dipping your head in a bushel of hops. This is that experience, only in a glass.

Taste: What is there to say? The strong bitterness you yearn for from a double IPA only to be replaced by a fantastic and balanced sweetness. Recommend especially with spicy food.

Mouthfeel: With every sip this beer becomes more and more enjoyable and the aftertaste is incredibly refreshing.

Overall: This is what one should look for in an IPA and is now my favorite DIPAafter trying it. I recommend this beer at slightly warmer than fridge temperature. This is what I believe is the pinnacle of Double IPAs. Thank you Odell! Slightly lower than their IPA.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Golden, with clarity, 1 finger of head and some sticky lace left on the glass
A - Huge hop kick in the nose! Amazing bitter and sweet.
T - Perfect well balanced DIPA. A little more sweet than bitter. Incredible taste
M - Medium bodied and well carbonated. Great on the palate
O - As good a DIPA as you will ever find. Clone this one, and pass it around. Well done!

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Photo of blindtiger24
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Blonde, copper hue that is hazy. Lacy, creamy off-white head with minute but steady carbonation. Head continues to cling to glass after many sips.

S: Resinous pine, honey, toffee, and a bit bready on the nose.

T: Big smack of pine, sticky bread pudding, and some subtle citrus flavors. Pine flavor remains at the forefront, but fruit juiciness shines through as beer warms up. Finishes nicely with a caramel, malty sweetness.

M: A little astringent, burning sensation from the hop oils, but not a palate destroyer. Overall, a buttery drinking, warm on the throat feeling. Bitterness lingers and never fully dissolves.

O: A great example of a Double IPA that doesn't destroy your mouth but provides plenty of the signature elements - strong pine resin, sticky mouthfeel, boozy but not too much. Not a citrus bomb on the nose or in flavor, but the malt elements compliment the heavy pine features.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden orange pour into a pint. Hazy, full bodied and with a superb off-white head with sticky lacing evident.
Smells of orange rind, lemon, yellow grapefruit. Some pineapple juice, slight cherry.
With the taste comes a dank forefront and then immediately the fruit comes crashing through my palate. More of the fruit notes of cherry and pineapple come through now, and a sweet tartness is present...it seems to offset the hop bitterness. Sweetness seems to hide the abv. Wow indeed. A new favorite DIPA. All the characteristics I love, and a drink ability off the charts!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 06/10/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one; thanks Ross. 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip, right after trying a fresh Odell IPA.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy, bright amber color with one in of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Looks good.

s - Smells of citra hops, fruity malts, lemon, oranges, grapefruit, light pine and resin, and light floral hops. Loads of citra which I love.

t - Tastes of citra hops, oranges, tropical fruitsm mangos, pineapples, lemon zest, fruity malts, pine hops, resin, floral notes, and grapefruit. Even better than the nose; the citrus from there but with tropical notes to it. Awesome.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. No bitterness, smooth and easy to drink. Very nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot, and liked it a ton better than the normal Odell IPA. If I could buy 4/6ers of this regularly I definitely would. Lots of citrus and tropical notes with no bitterness, highly recommended.

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Photo of rjp217
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into my tulip glass...

Nice hazy orange color with excellent sticky lace retention throughout my glass. The aroma has big notes of orange zest with fresh cut grass closely following. Taste is largely grapefruit with enough of a malty backbone to balance out the citrus flavors. There's a caramel finish. The mouthfeel is a medium body with mild carbonation. It's got a piney, caramel bite as it hits the palate.

Overall, this is a great, unique DIPA. I dont usually prefer the malt/caramel heavy IPA/DIPAs but this has enough citrus characteristics to properly balance this out and elevate it to an outstanding brew.

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Photo of Zorro
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a good sized yellowish white colored head.

Smells hoppy and malty with the scent of mostly cedar wood. There is a lesser scent of tobacco leaf to this.

Starts out mildly sweet with a distinct caramel flavor. Strong tea and cedar plank.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall really more malty than hoppy it is quite mild flavored for the style.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber/honey color with thick foamy head and excellent lacing. Aroma is citrusy but not very overpowering. Hard to discern, even in a tulip. You can smell the alcohol, though. Taste is very malty, very little hops. Smooth, boozy taste. Very little aftertaste. Good beer but not usually what I am looking for. Excellent for a cold night by a fire, sipping.

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

Poured into pint glass, nice two finger head.

A: cloudy orange, mild lacing.

S: Pine, Citrus and a touch of Floral.

T: Smooth, clean and very nice. Hop up front with juicy smooth finish. very well balanced beer.

M: Medium body, just the right amount of carbonation.

O: Very nice DIPA, one of the best I've had.

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Photo of Foyle
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 1/2" sudsy off white head, color is a somewhat orange/copper and a bit cloudy. Moderate carbonation is present.
Aroma: pungent aroma of tangerine, citrus rind, whole wheat bread dough
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a dry finish.
Flavor: there is roasted sweet malt in the beginning and middle of the taste, it quickly gives way to sweet & tangy citrus. There is also a bitter citrus rind hop presence as well. The finish has a lingering alcohol burn in the throat and chest.
Overall: this is a most excellent brew.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear and golden. And inch of snow white head, persistent, spotty lacing.

Super juicy smell. Tangerine, orange, a little spivey papaya. Cat piss.

The citrus in the flavor is like over ripe mango. More tangerine with a little pine. Dialed back a touch from what the aroma brought.

Clean mouthfeel. Juicy, mouth watering. Sticky.

A great beer that runs the gamut with all
The dimensions of hops. Very fresh and clean flavor.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bright rich golden glass has a bit of haze and depth. A razor thin cover of white foam holds and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Rich C hops, west coast, citric with a bit of pine. There is a bit of sweetness coming through as well, but it seems like a heavy bitter hop leaf slap is coming.

Taste: First blush is pretty balanced with the sugary crystal malt base mingles with the oily hops, then the hop note starts to grow and overpowers everything. I love hops, but this might be a bit much, it burns a bit in the finish, which invites a cool sip of beer that repeats the cycle.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body feels slick, carbonation is a bit gritty and fine, on the flatter end of the scale.

Overall: Your daily dose of hop oils, for the next week, in one glass. A nice clean base under it too, makes for a real kick in the pants. The one two punch distracts you from the heavy alcohol load it carries, but I'm quickly slowing to small sips which burn my lips slightly. We might need a new category for this one, a Quad IPA. These dials go to 11.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Brought home from a business trip to Wichita. Poured into a chalice.

A balanced DIPA. Not as hop forward as many. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden. A nice beer but probably too heavy for the hot weather that I expect to see soon. 3.75

A – Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a one-finger slightly rocky off-white head. Lacing was average. 3.5

S – Some maltly sweetness, apricot, blossom (but all were faint). 3.5

T – A slightly sweet start with some tropical flavors with some lasting bitterness in the finish. 4.0

MF – Smooth, a little creamy. Medium body with a dry finish. 4.5

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oh no, here I go again with IPA logic: if Odell IPA is very good, Myrcenary must be outstanding. I must resist....let my taste decide. There's 12 ounces to drink, so let's move on to the beer:

Glowing orange with a whisper of haze as it sits in the chalice. Topping it is a half inch of creamy head which turns to a lace in a minute. Still, strings of lacing cling to the glass. The aroma offers a hop sensation, bringing passionfruit, grapefruit, papaya, and a kiss of onion. Juicy and relatively sweet.

The taste is hop forward, however it "seems" balanced. Balanced and delicious. There's a piney hoppiness mixed with sweet tropical fruit at the start, and it sets the stage for the rest of the profile. There's a big bite of tangerine and orange, slightly bitter, with echoes of cantaloupe. It's a full bodied, yet the alcohol is hidden, it's very smooth, and it's very drinkable.

Sometimes, IPA logic does prevail. Like a number of Odell beers, I'd love to try Myrcenary again.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I rarely get the chance to try beers from this wonderful brewery, but when I do they always seem to be spot on.

This beer sits in the glass with the appearance of honey or vintage amber sap. Head is a thick creamy 2 inches of fluffy off white head. Dynamic resilience is shown as this head is retained for almost 5 minutes. Bows of lace are left behind as it slowly fades.

Nose has tones of crisp leafy hops, pineapple, and honeycomb. Not incredibly dynamic but very attractive all the same.

First thing that comes to mind when I take a sip is that this beer is like silk hoppy goodness. So smooth and creamy for an DIPA it just amazing. Pineapple is the standout flavor here. The bitter feel builds comfortably as you continue to drink. Just off the charts drinkability for the style. At 9.3% the alcohol is scary well hidden. Mouthfeel does thicken a bit as you drink but it is very very nice.

This is a great brew.

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

I did a side-by-side with their classic IPA so the review below is based off of that.

A: Clearer than their normal IPA with heavier lacing and evidence of bottle conditioning. Pretty good transparency and not cloudy at all.
S: Very fresh on the nose with a strong grapefruit presence. some sweet malts but not much. Strong profile all around.
T: Grapefruit and pine dominant hop profile. It may sound a little odd but a number of the CO beers I have tried have a similar profile that I was told may be due to local water in process.
M: Medium-heavy but nothing outside of what I think of when drink DIPAs. Low carbonation.
O: Very bright and drinkable IPA. Doesn't kill your palate with IBUs or heavy mouthfeel. A little less sweet than the normal IPA and stronger IBUs

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Photo of TxBrewser
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Myrcenary Double IPA tasted at Rodeo Goat on tap in Ft Worth, TX.

A: Hazy golden orange, moderate head, fairly creamy, nice laciness after settling.

S: floral, citrus, sl. tropical fruit

T: Citrusy, orange/tropical fruit, sl. piney hops. Sweet, but in no way overpowering maltiness for balance. Definitely impressed.

M/B: Medium body, a bit creamy, very well balanced beer.

Overall: Easily one of the best double IPAs I've ever had. Highly recommend and will be consumed whenever possible.

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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 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 zac16125
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Teku
Best before: 2/26/14

thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over via trade!

A: Pours a very hazy golden orange with 2 plus fingers of light tan head. Head has good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Citrus, orange, sweet malts, a pungent cheese/ wet feet like aroma, floral hops, subtle piney bitterness.

T: Piney bitterness and citrus rind, balancing sweet malt backbone, floral. Bitterness is big. Well balanced DIPA. Quite tasty.

M/D: Full bodied, pretty smooth mouthfeel, ABV very well masked, drinkability is slightly above average.

O: Good, not great. I definitely prefer the regular Odell IPA. Certainly worth a try though, and glad I was able to try it. Thanks fatbeats!

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Photo of arthuro11
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up just across the border (being a Wisconsinite, closest is MN for me) and was glad I did.

Poured a very nice Golden color, maybe even a hint of amber, with a very nice head that left some lacing as it went down.

Smell was a little lacking, perhaps understated would be the best word - it made me want the beer, but didn't knock me over on the smell side.

After tasting though, how this hits the mouth is definitely the best part (not that any parts are bad). Piney, strong but not overpowering, with some grapefruit in there. Higher ABV kind of snuck up on me one beer later, definitely something I will look forward to sharing more of.

Aftertaste was a bit bitter, but who can complain, not me anyway, it was a still lipsmacking, just lingered, albiet with a solid base.

Overall I would definitely have again. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of craftbeerbyob
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was so excited to try Myrcenary and it did not disappoint. They do not distribute to Illinois but I was able to get one through a beer exchange with a buddy. I hope Odell Brewing takes the route off Oskar Blues and comes to the windy city!

A: Cloudly, almost looked like a wheat. Nice head. No sediment

N: Great floral nose

T: Grapefruit? Pineapple? Whatever it is, tropical and bitter. Awesome!

M: Crisp, easy drinking.

Great beer!

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Photo of mcrow24
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This double IPA is a nice golden color when poured into a glass. The head is white, foamy and about a finger tip thick. The beer is slightly cloudy.

Smell: There is a clear floral/fruity smell to the beer that is pleasing to the nose. The floral scent is increased with beer in mouth and makes for a sense tickling drink.

Taste: The beer smacks you with a fruity, orange like flavor right out of the shoot. Holding it in your mouth reveals a strong bitter punch and lasting dry finish. The orange peel flavor lingers long afterward. The bitterness and fruity flavors balance well to give you a beer that is an impressive attack on your senses.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, maybe a little more creamy than watery. Overall well balanced feel in the mouth with a dry finish. Very good.

Overall: This beer is among my favorites and maybe the best double IPA I've had. Myrcenary will definitely be in my regular rotation.

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Myrcenary Double IPA from Odell Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.
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