Odell Isolation Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale
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3.92/5
Very Good
804 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2001

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#7,462
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
804
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
4.7
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says 3/7/13B.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A malty and earthy aroma with subtle spicing. Toasted malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and butterscotch. Also somewhat nutty with light hints of apple and dark cherry fruit. Very earthy with some good hints of grassy hops. Light hint of pine and other spice. A pretty solid balanced malty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a solid malt driven taste with some good subtle spice and fruit. Toasted malts with notes of bready biscuit, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, grains, and yeast. Fairly nutty. Subtle undertones of apple and dark fruits including raisin and dark cherry. Solid earthy backing of hops with some grassy and herbal hops. A nice balanced tasting brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and smooth with a moderate dryness.

Overall: A very solid winter warmer. Doesn't have the typical cinnamon and nutmeg type spices, but it has some nice subtle undertones.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of KajII
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a clear burnt copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white fluffy head that dissipated at a normal pace, down to a thin film with a small collar and had very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light herbal hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a lightly mild spiciness.

The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of caramel from the onset, becoming slightly bitter sweet and a tad acidic with a touch of dark fruit and a light spicy alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slightly bitter spicy taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this brew was a nice change from a lot of winter beers, possessing good malty backbone, a nice sweet fruitiness and just a smidgen of spice, giving it a really good drinkability...

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

Appearance: Hazy amber hue with a thin frothy caramel head.

Aroma: Caramel malt at the forefront. Some spicy/earthy hops. There is a nice malt complexity that I hope comes out in the flavor.

Taste: Nutty and caramel malt profiles. A moderate hop bite at the end with some bitterness probably around 25-30 IBUs. The nutty/toffee flavor really shines in this one and gives it that winter seasonal feel. Odell Brewing know their hops and give Isolation Ale a nice balance with their hop additions without stealing the show. Earthy hop flavors impart a bitterness that keeps the malt character from being too sweet. Pretty robust for only 6% ABV.

Mouthfeel: A tad over medium in body but feels more viscous than that. Very smooth with average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: One of my favorite Winter Warmer seasonal offerings. Odell Brewing proves time and time again that they know how to make a great beer. Would I drink it again? Yep, worth at least one sixer every December.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 804 ratings