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:
116
Reviews:
5,317
Ratings:
20,772
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
288
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
3.79%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 288
Reviews by Yetiman420:
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4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've made two stops at Odell - both during GABF week in 2007 and 2011. My review is based on of the most recent 20011 visit.

Located in what is becoming brewer's row in Ft. Collins with New Belgium, Ft. Collins Brewing, and Funkwerks, one could hit all by walking and definitely by bicycle.

As of this writing, I've been to ~250 breweries and Odell is in my top 10. They are the second oldest microbrewery in Colorado (older than New Belgium according to an Odell rep).

From top to bottom, they have the highest quality and diversity of any of the local and even regional breweries. The tap room is incredibly efficient where you order a sampler and the counter and they have people filling orders around the corner.

My buddy and I shared the more advanced sampler and the oatmeal cranberry porter was one of the best beers we had all week including a hundred or so at GABF.

They've expanded considerably from '07 to '11 and still do an exceptional job. COME TO OHIO!!!!

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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 20,772 ratings.
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