Loose Leaf | Odell Brewing Company

Loose LeafLoose Leaf
BA SCORE
3.65/5
507 Ratings
Loose LeafLoose Leaf
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
You know those epic days that start with an idea, turn into a dare and end with a great story to tell? This is the beer for those days. Crisp and refreshing like any respectable session ale, but a bit more hop-forward and flavorful than some. Perfect for going with the flow.

Added by ArrogantB on 05-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,606
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
507
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
136
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 507 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a gold the color of fresh lemon with a slightly cloudiness to it. The head is thin and short lived with little to no lacing down the glass.

The nose is sharp pine on a malty bed with hints for floral notes, camphor, lemon zest and vanilla.

The taste is an effervescent experience of sharp pine like hops, black pepper and dry malt.

The mouthfeel is just right for the style allowing the flavors to cover the palate effectively.

Overall another fine addition to the Odell Lineup and exceptionally drinkable.

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Photo of baklo
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afinepilsner
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlendonTT
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbrandt22
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Description is spot-on. Crisp session ale for afternoon drinking, a kick of hop flavor

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into a tulip glass.

I thought I'd rated this before but in confirming that, I saw the overall rating and scores. I'm kind of surprised. This is a tasty brew.

Aroma is lemon-y, floral and has a saison-like quality, which I'm not sure is a product of the yeast or hops. I find the flavor entirely similar. It does have a bit of a dated hop flavor that is giving the earthy hops a peculiar, herbal flavor, but it retains some lemony citrus and a sweet bready character. Something about the combination of sweet malt, hops and yeast does make me think of a saison.

This seems to straddle the line between a light pale ale and a light saison. Either way, I enjoy it. It's refreshing, light, tingles the tongue a bit and lingers bitter despite a mellow sweetness that prevails along much of the palate.

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Photo of _ascags
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skierson1
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aufie
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Copper gold color with a little haze and a small white head and some nice lacing.

S: Grainy and floral hops, not the strongest aroma.

T: Sweet toasted grain and a mild bitterness with floral hops.

F: Medium carbonation, fairly easy drinking light body.

O: A nice easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of BWED
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Semi-hazed pale straw with some white hues. White head is big and foamy.

S- Grainy, with some floral and earthy hops. Light.

T- See above. Very similar to aroma.

M- Light body, clean finish. Easy and sessionable.

O- Pretty good. A little grainy flavored, but the subtle hops add some goodness to this one.

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Photo of einman
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 507 ratings
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