Odell Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.84/5
Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

800 East Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States

(970) 498-9070 | map
odells.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
117
Ratings:
20,877
Reviews:
5,346
PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
288
Reviews:
78
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
3.79%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 288 |  Reviews: 78
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Not a lot to say about Odell that probably hasn't been said before. The new facility is MASSIVE so there's a ton of room, seats, and tables. Everything has a wood finish and there are probably 30-40 tables, hundreds of chairs, a large patio, and plenty of standing room, too. That said, keep in mind that the place is also very popular and it WILL fill in during peak times.
As for the beer, they sell bottles, pints, samples, 1/2 pints, clothing, and pretty much anything else you can imagine although they really don't have much in the way of food most of the time.
What kinds of beer are available? They have their entire everyday line-up always ready to go and they tend to have 7-8 small batch items and seasonals at any one time, too.
They keep 3 sampler options available all of the time so you can get a little bit of everything. The normal tray has items like Cutthroat, Easy Street, and 90 Shilling. They have a "pilot tray" with their seasonals and rarities (Mountain Standard, Red, DIPA) and maybe a one-off or two. Finally, they have a "co-pilot" tray typically featuring brewery-only items and ultra-special items like Woodcut. They offer description cards for the beers, but the staff doesn't always seem to know much about what they have.
BA members get a free tray and prices for the other trays and pints are only $4-7 each.
Odell is pretty much the cornerstone for all of my Ft. Collins trips and I don't see that changing any time soon.
The only real negative is that even with all of the space the place tends to get really crowded during the months when the patio is closed. When it's busy they can be pretty slow in busing out tables and spots when people have left.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TH28
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of unoriginal
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of JohnsonFromWisconsin
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of krdhawk
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of locoformavs
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cups522
4.67/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A bit of a laid back vibe, but one that seems a little too "clean." Many bikes and quite a few families were hanging out on a not too busy day.

Even if I didn't like all the beer here, everything was made very well. They had a fair number of styles represented, slightly heavy on the major pale ale categories.

The service was friendly, for sure, but I dislike the delivery mechanism the use (single point of sale, delivered over at the taps). They are not the only to use this, but I don't feel it fits for a larger place. Also, forcing every person to go get their own beer was just plain odd.

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Photo of EarForBeer
3.96/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lawnie
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cath
3.9/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Hillcat18
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome taste. Great with a burger.

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Photo of JoeMans
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of flexabull
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

First stop on our Fort Collins beer tour.

Beautiful set up, large, with a nice open gift shop, bar area, plenty of indoor seating, and awesome outdoor seating areas as well.

Quality is quite good. As most everyone knows, Odell is one of the best old school beer makers in Colorado, hard to pick a bad beer here. Selection was great as well, they had upwards of 20 beers on tap, the usual suspects, and about a half a dozen brewery only offerings.

Service was fine, but nothing overly special. You are basically greeted, and served when you walk in. No complaints though.

Overall, a definite destination in Fort Collins. No beer trip here would be complete without a stop.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.94/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mnmich7662
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Chucker17
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
3.84 out of 5 based on 20,877 ratings.
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