Odell Isolation Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale
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3.92/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,688
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
806
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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73
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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

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BWED
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Amber in color withgood clarity. Head is tan and dense. Good lacing is left behind, though the head doesn't hang on very well.

S- Deep toasty malt. A bit sweet and some mild spice notes. Very faint.

T- Toasty, and the spice comes through a bit more in the flavor. Still not much there.

M- Body is medium. Low carbonation. Finishes a bit spicy-dry.

O- A bit bland. I could take some stronger malt characteristics, especially for being a winter beer.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best enjoyed by 1/10/18; thanks to my friend, Ken, for giving me a bottle to try. Huge frothy beige head slowly fades atop a red-brown colored ale. Malty and spicy nose. Spicy & earthy hops meets burnt caramel, toasty grain, toffee, rye bread crust, and some dark fruits. Medium body, ample carbonation, finishes very dry and semi-bitter. Nice winter warmer as expected from Odell.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omahawk
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a light brown. Smell is caramel, malt, and dark fruit. Taste is malt first: light bittering on a malty caramel base with mild spice. This is a fine beer. Nothing fancy and definitely not my favorite winter beer.

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a amber red with a medium white head and no lacing.

S: Earthy, nutty malt with notes of raisen, caramel and toffee, some Christmas spice.

T: Caramel, toffee, nutty malt, some raisen and a slightly astringent Christmas spice.

F: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

O: Great Winter amber ale.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Smells of light malt and very light spices (not much aroma here but the aroma that's there is good). Tastes of caramel, malts, light hops, and christmas spices (nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon stick out). Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall a very tasty winter beer that seems more in between an amber ale and a warmer.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jenrhart
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FBarber
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single-serve bottle into a tulip

Pours a dark copper/amber with ample head and excellent lacing throughout. A really nice-looking brew.

The nose is very subdued. Vague hints of biscuity malt and earthy hops. Nice but wish there was more of it.

The flavor is much like the aroma--just fine, but rather subdued. It isn't a "bland" beer per se, but it's awfully "safe" and yeomanlike in many respects. Caramel and toasted malts very forward with a nice herbal, instead of piney, hop background that balances things well, and just a touch of alcohol warmth.

The mouthfeel is excellent. Well-carbonated, but not overly so, and with a dry crisp finish to what is otherwise a maltier offering.

Overall, this is a decent brew in its own right, but it isn't a winter warmer, and it lacks a little flavor.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Odell Isolation Ale, 6.1% ABV, 42 IBU. Pours pinkish red with a one finger white head. Malty, but not picking up much on the nose, and the taste follows - pretty bland - a bit fruity tang with a very slight bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall very good.

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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | 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 806 ratings