Odell Isolation Ale | Odell Brewing Company

very good
778 Ratings
Odell Isolation AleOdell Isolation Ale

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 778 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of Deanc
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ananh
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Donnyp7420
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of DrKnifefight
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Ftvigil
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%

A blanket of snow fell on us last night...no, wait... an avalanche of snow fell on us last night. The picture on the bottle looks about like that, and yep, I'm feeling a little isolated, as is everyone else from the blizzard. Let's see if it cures my isolation blues.

Appearance (4) : Three finger head, creamy, webby, with large sparse bubbles. Body is 60% opaque and is a hazy copper hue.

Aroma (4) : Very much like a pale with hoppy grapefruit rind, but there's a touch of mango in there as well. Some gooey caramel notes, perhaps melted in a tin pot; and malted milk balls. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : Caramel notes come out loud in a malty fashion, with a wave of hop bitterness that takes over in the form of red grapefruit and white pepper. The finish is dry and musky.

Mouthfeel (4) : Lightly carbonated and a creamy feel, a dry finish with a musky feel. The carbonation throws a buzz in the mix which keeps it alive.

Overall (3.82) : As usual, Odell's offering is a bit too hoppy for my palate. For a malty winter warmer style, this beer is way over hopped. I can't resist their rustic labels so I keep buying their products, but they are very hop based and this one is no different. I like the pale hops and the caramel malts together, they create an interesting robustness that sticks around. I'd probably have this again on a cold winter's night.

 1,380 characters

Photo of habaceeba
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Summer92
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of zp6167a
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce bottle into a snifter.

A- Caramel colored liquid with a brightness to it. Robust carbonation. Fluffy off-white head that remains well before forming a wall of sticky lace. 4.5

S- Floral and sweet like a lot of Sierra Nevada beers. There's a rich malt base and a biscuity aroma. Pleasant and straight-forward. 4

T- Are we sure this isn't Sierra Nevada's beer? Haha. Very similar taste to a lot of their beers. Like the nose, sweet and floral with a light hopping. Notes of caramel hit about mid-palate and the the finish is kind of biscuity, bready and crackery. 4

M- Great creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a low-key but noticeable bitter finish. 4.25

Tasty treat. Nice mouthfeel makes it good for this time of year.

 754 characters

Photo of Westyn
3.12/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cmq103
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of calcutron
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jsprain1
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Westuh
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bmaxtothemax
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Odell Isolation Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 778 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.