Loose Leaf | Odell Brewing Company

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504 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
504
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 504 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of MFMB
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'll spend my time focusing my review mostly on taste, first sip very crisp and dry. A tad bit astringent I get floral, grassy, tad bit of citrus but more melon and what I can only describe as the taste of crushed up Smarties ( the candy) it's a sweet taste but dry and chalky sweet. To me I don't taste much malt. Definitely less malty than any other APA I've had. The smell follow the crushed up smarties taste candy like, sweet melon with a touch of floral and maybe some pine but can't take my mind or pallet off the Smarties. As I'm writing I figured it out, the taste. That dry chalky somewhat bitter yet sweet taste taste like Redbull to me. Hence the analogy of crushed up smarties. Yes loose leaf has a taste of almost a energy drink type taste. I gave taste a 3.75 as it doesn't bother me it's just different. I suppose if I was rating this beer by what a APA should taste like it would probably get a 3 or less. But I don't hate it.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a rich corn yellow with decent head. The aroma offers up pepper, thyme, crushed leaves, and cumin. The flavor leads with lemon peel, crushed leaves, pepper, and something pleasant and earthy I cannot quite put my finger on. The mouthfeel is light and slightly astringent. Overall this is a very pleasant simple pale ale, nice and dry but not too hoppy either. It is excellent when looking for a restrained beer.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tom87
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojohawk21
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foundersfan1
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackWaterPark
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mig100
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
2.86/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BKotch
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BdM
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of capnamerica
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ravenz98
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotiks
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 504 ratings.
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