Odell Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.85/5
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:
115
Reviews:
5,272
Ratings:
20,626
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
286
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
4.01%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews by GilGarp:
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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Odell has recently undergone a major renovation which included doubling the tap room and outdoor patio areas. Where it used to be a small, often crowded place to get a pint or sampler tray, it's now, well, still just as hoppin' but with more area to spread out.

The rustic/mountain-modern architecture is cool and there is apparently a lot of "green" energy saving features as well. They grow their own hops too and the entry doors have hop plants climbing up either side.

Inside, there is a long granite bar that serves as a place to pick up your pint (not sit down and enjoy it) and then you wander to one of the many indoor or outdoor tables. The patio is really where it's at. A great wrap-around stone patio with lots of shade. It's reasonably quiet too even though it's near the street.

The beers at Odell are fantastic. Their regular line up, which you can have on the 'pilot tray' are exellent examples of English/American styles - pale ale, porter, amber, and wheat. If you want to be more adventurous (and if you're on this site, you probably do) try their 'co-piot' tray which has a variety of one-offs and specialty brews. At the time when I was there, they had double pale ale, barleywine, American wild ale, and others. Great selection then, with probably about 15 beers on tap at any given time.

Service is reasonably good but keep in mind, just as with New Belgium, these places get crowded (even on a Monday afternoon) so don't expect a long thoughtfull conversation from the bartender on the hop varieties used in their IPA. That being said, they're usually very friendly and efficient at getting the masses served in a reasonable time.

Overall a great place and one I prefer to other craft brewries in town because the atmosphere and service are good but, most importantly, the beers are outstanding.

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

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

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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

Photo of spacebear09
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
3.85 out of 5 based on 20,626 ratings.
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