Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Loose Leaf | Odell Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Loose LeafLoose Leaf
507 Ratings
Loose LeafLoose Leaf

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 507 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of prock180
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of themorninglark
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 11/20/14.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of white head that settle into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hops with hints of orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and melon. Floral and earthy hops with some hints of grass and pine. Soft malt hints of grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a light but very tasty mix of citrus and earthy hops esters. Good upfront presence of citrus hops with juicy notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, mango, pineapple, tangerine, and melon. Good floral and earthy hop notes with some grass and spicy pine. Light backing presence of pale malt with notes of biscuit, cracker, grains, and yeast. A good hoppy session ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty nice take on a session ale that is more like an IPA than APA. Good zesty hop presence.

 1,163 characters

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beestin
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dcscientist
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great summer session beer. Very light, easy to drink, and really refreshing on a hot summer day. Don't expect a ton of flavor or hops here, but do expect a really mellow beer that goes down easy. This is a nice change of pace, and I'd prefer this over a wheat beer any day.

 286 characters

Photo of HighonHops42
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DoctorsOrders
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

A very nice summer ale.

23 characters

Photo of Lavonnq
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Ralphyboy59
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of Steve_Piazza
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Robloc303
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Ppuech
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HOITINK
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of odiopus
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of mrjbrown27
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of PickleBucket29
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of raiderzolo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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