Odell Isolation Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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829 Ratings
Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,881
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
829
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
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73
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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12oz can picked up in Vegas, Jan 2019

L - Caramel/brown with 2 fingers of head, and lots of sticky lace left on the glass

S - bready malts, caramel, and spices

T - Like the aroma, very malty with spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisons. Very tasty

F - Well carbonated and full body

O - An excellent light winter warmer. Well done

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Founders Brewing Co snifter

A: Pours copper brown amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Toasty bready malt, earthy, mild spice, hints of dark fruit, and dark sugar sweetness.

T: Toasty bready malt, a little spice, nutmeg, dark fruit, fig and raisin, earthy undertones, brown sugar, and toffee sweetness.

M: Just a bit on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This one has a lot of the things I look for in a good winter warmer, but I feel like it needs to be just a little bigger and more intense. Still, it's a nice sipper on a cool day.

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Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColoradoRich
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another fine beer from Odell’s

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Photo of eternalsoundscape
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Nice clarity - brown and clear. 1-2 finger head. Head dissipates a bit quicker than anticipated
SMELL: Some woodiness and funk. Some hops. A touch of malt.
TASTE: A hop bite. Some maltiness next. It is quite funky next and a bit odd. Some floral notes. Seems a bit earthy. Not quite an IPA - not quite a Pale Ale - unsure where this categorizes.
FEEL: Decent medium body. Flattens out a bit quick
OVERALL: Not quite sure what the style is here. Somewhat IPA-ish - somewhat Pale-Ale - Kind of earthy. Reminds me of the seasonal from Sierra Nevada: Celebration. Tastes like they boiled the entire IPA plant (vines and roots and all) with this one. It's a decent beer, but not something I would line up for and wait for the release of.

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Photo of Wildforager
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark plum-brown with ruby light slipping through the edges. Head is two fingers in height and khaki in color. Head retention is good. Aroma is toasty, nutty, caramely, earthy malts with hints of floral, herbal, and evergreen hops. Spice at the back end to warm it up. Flavor profile is toasty, nutty, earthy malts with hints of herbal and evergreen hops. Caramel sprinkled with spice both sweetens and adds a little extra dimension to the back. Mouth feel is nearing on velvety, but is broken up by a semi-sharp effervescence. It has a medium-thin consistency. Overall, a quality brew mingling malts with spice and sugary notes. It is warming, and not cloying like so many other beers of the style.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, illegible date on bottom. Pours transparent light orangish-amber with a medium sized head. Smells of bready malt and caramel with a touch of honey and piney hop; lower intensity. The taste follows exactly with bready malt, caramel, and hops. Light sweetness with medium bitterness and dryness. The body is fairly thin with average carbonation. Overall, it's drinkable, hoppy, and dry, but needs some malt backbone and intensity to better fit the style.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alemmer91
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the calendar and beer selection says winter, so i'll ignore the fact that its 55 and go with it. poured into a snifter, this is a really nice dark cherry color, quite clear and a nice off white head that is now a very persistent ring. smells of sweet malts, nutmeg like spice and some nuttiness. taste is fairly subtle, some sweet caramel, toast and nuttiness from the malts and a layer of spice. all blends nicely but doesn't quite pop. dry finish, medium body and overall not bad.

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Photo of lrend13
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.18/5  rDev -69.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. 01/23/19 03:39 printed on bottom of can. So this should still be fresh for another 2 months. Picked it up from the grocery store as part of a $10 sixer mixer.

Appearance - Medium sized light tan head with medium density and a silky surface. Medium patchy lacing. Decent retention. Hazy deep amber-brown body.

Smell - Soy sauce. Uh oh. Bad sign. 1

Taste - Awful. Bitter, metallic. Seems infected or something. 1

Mouthfeel - Gross. 1

Overall - Pouring it out after 2 sips. 1

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a pretty cherry amber color. A one-finger head with a little bit of lace.
Sweet malt and subtle spice aroma. Very subtle.
Caramel/toffee taste. Tiny bit of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Medium-bodied.
Nice enough, but wish it was a little more assertive.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vheissu15
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tubeyes
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 829 ratings