Odell Isolation Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
777 Ratings
Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
777
Reviews:
262
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
134
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 777 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of RudnicsMEB
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a cloudy yet deep amber . Has a interesting cherry wood sort of hue. Pours with just a touch of light tan foam.

S - the nose is a bit faint but pleasant. Lots of toasty grains, gingerbread, toffee and nuts. There is also a touch of carob and cinnamon spice.

T - a rich and deep malt presence up front. Notes of buttery toast and creamy toffee up front. Hints of carob and chicory as well. A light dusting of spices in the center breath a zesty character to the beer which carries on for the length of the finish.

M - creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Full bodied with high yet balanced carbonation.

O - a very good winter warmer style ale.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured out as a nice looking deep amber color with a foamed cream colored head on top. The lacing and retention are very good on this beer. The smell is malty, fairly sweet and warming. There is a subtle earthiness on the nose too. The taste of the beer is malty with a warming toasted caramel flavor with a very subtle spice note in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and very drinkable. Nice carbonation and body too. Overall it's a pretty solid brew but not as complex as I was hoping for.

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Photo of foureyedgeek
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jroberts8811
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Slipperyphoton
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Robdrinx
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.71/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer is copper hued with a half inch of off white head. Teeming with effervescence. The aroma offers malt, grain, a hint of fruit, subtle sweetness and spice. Rather mild scent overall. The flavor is bready and sweet. Odd finish. A bit harsh and getting worse with every drink. Ut oh. Not really what comes to mind when I think of a winter warmer. Bland, unexciting, and forgetful. C'mon man.

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Photo of jonbeer89
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Demosthenes503
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received via a beer trade. From a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light amber color. Somewhat hazy. OK head retention (frothy at first, but did not last more than a minute of two)

S: Aroma includes caramelly sweetness, roasty malts and a very slight hint of alcohol

M: Quite fizzy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied thickness. Fizzyness lends itself to a frothy quality on the tongue

T: Sweet maltiness. Although some spices are present (cloves?) and there is a hint of smokiness, the malts really dominate the flavor and fill up your mouth toward the end. A hint of bitterness remains after swallowing a sip.

Overall this is quite an enjoyable beer. I feel like I could drink several in a row happily. Seems like it would pair well with a meal, but is good enough to stand on its own. Wish this was available locally to get through the colder months.

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Photo of fivetime
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of alexw07
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of tswater
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Jayschool
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of deweese
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tozac
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of theAdamsFamily
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of fmccormi
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my nice little Cigar City snifter; freshness date of March 29, 2013 printed clearly in white ink in a little purple rectangle near the bottom-left corner of the label, underneath the barcode (“3/29/13B”). Given a four-month freshness period for Odell, that means it was bottled on November 29, 2012, making this a day over five weeks old on the date of consumption.

Appearance (4.0): One finger light tan colored head, tight bubbles, good retention; body is a deep reddish amber, almost ruby-colored, and clear; just a slight chill haze. Excellent, excellent lacing: thick legs and evenly-spaced webbing all around the glass as the beer recedes.

Smell (4.0): The nose is dominated by toffee, candied apples, some citrus juice, butterscotch, and a little grassy character. It’s fragrant and balanced, and very good for the style—not too sweet at all.

Taste (4.0): English-feeling malts, American-feeling hops (but very balanced). The malts have restrained, but rich with fruity, earthy, and lightly toasted, bready tones layered with a toffee and caramel sweetness. The hops are dry and grassy, mostly a light bittering presence (the grassiness) with a modest dosage of citrusy American hop flavor, a bit of grapefruit flesh and peel. The malts strike a nice balance between full flavor and light feel—light enough to let some very moderate hopping add an even-handed complement to the malt.

Mouthfeel (3.5): The feel has a smooth carbonation that’s moderately soft with a nice flush of gentle foaming action; the body is rather light and finishes dry, thanks to an understated presence of hop oils that lighten the feel nicely.

Overall (4.0): This is a nice winter warmer that shows no booze and really great balance for the style. I don’t often drink winter warmers, but I can see the appeal with an example like this. It’s easy-drinking, malt-forward without being too thick or sweet, but still opens up nicely as it warms. A very nice beer.

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a drink by Feb 13 on it

Amber reddish hue to this beer with off white 2 finger head that lasted a few minutes , nice lacing

Very enjoyable aroma to this beer, nothing really over powers anything else in the smell ,malty with a spice back ground sweet smelling also

This beer gets better to me with each drink , not that I didnt enjoy the first but the last few drinks made it one of my new favorites. First come of drinks I could taste sweet start with a dry alcohol finish but it all blended together in the end but the alcohol still kind of turned up at the end



Over all this is a great beer to me , I will be buying a couple of six packs Saturday when I go to the state line

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Photo of sappypine
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of bkrbdan
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ZachKelly
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from the bottle with and amber/red colour. It had a sweet, malty, mellow nose with hints of vanilla, spice, and brown sugar. The ale was surprisingly hoppier than expected. It tasted briefly of malt, and then a citrus hop. There wasn't much of an after taste.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

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Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 777 ratings.
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