Odell Isolation Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
#12,293
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
821
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
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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

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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Photo of fastsite
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

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 821 ratings