Odell's Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by denver10, May 9, 2012.

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  1. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,230) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    My apologies to all who don't fall into Odell's distribution region.
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  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I feel the same way. Sorry....for your damn luck.
  3. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I love Odell's! Unfortunately I don't fall into there distro. Probably my second favorite brewery just behind FFF.
  4. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,422) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    one of my favorite breweries that came to MN, drinking a St Lupulin 2night
  5. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Aint that the truth! I picked up a sixxer of their IPA at an Albertson's while I was in Phoenix last month. Was definitely not expecting such a great beer to come out of that bottle, even for bottle drinking it. Its on the must get list every time I head that direction. Thankfully thats a few times a year.
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  6. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,230) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    That was the beer the beer that inspired this thread. Been enjoying that one a ton lately.
  7. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    I love Odell and their art work. I bought a ton of their regular line up on my drive across country and wish I always had access. Although the infected BB Porter I had the other night :/. But no worries because it happens to the best of them.
  8. elshaggy

    elshaggy Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    Excited for some St. Lupulin this summer! Spring's Red ale is really tasty too! I'm mixed on their large bottle offerings, I most enjoyed Footprint.
  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Bourbon Barrel Stout?
  10. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Shenanigans was good, want to find a few more and age them and let the bret go nuts.
  11. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    I don't, but my mule-in-law does. Does that count?
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  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Damn. I forgot to review it. I hope I can find some more in town.
  13. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    I am both glad I opened mine and bummed to not have more.
  14. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Just has my first Odell beer last week. A friend brought back a bottle of the Red Ale for me on his way back east recently. That one beer put the the brewery high on my list of beers to try whenever I find myself out west.
  15. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Myrcenary. If I could pick another beer to add to the Michigan beer population, I think this would be it.
  16. sonoma01

    sonoma01 Initiate (192) Dec 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    They are not in my disto either but am glad I have a regular trade partner in Colorado that takes care of me. They are definitely in my top 5!
  17. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Arguably one of the best breweries available in Phoenix area.

    Love Odell IPA, St.Lupulin...
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  18. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    had a taste of St Lupulin tonight at my local beer store, their rep was pouring stuff, that beer is excellent, perfect summer beer.
  19. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (291) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    love Myrcenary, wish i could get my hands on it more often....
  20. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,078) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Good brewery. Cutthroat Porter is top notch.
  21. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    Double Pilsner just won a medal at WBC, Mountain Standard is a very good black IPA, great regular, sorta session type beers like 5 Barrel and 90 Schilling! Then IPA, Myrcenary and Red; what more can you say? Great pilots constantly on tap at the brewery as well. (also enjoyed the non infected BBS, Friek, Avant Peche, Footprints, Sabotuer, etc.) Nice living 4 miles from the brewery!
  22. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    Maybe someday...
  23. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,126) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    I'm lucky enough to try most ... have not pushed one away. Will be visiting them during GABF week in October. Can't wait!
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  24. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    especially on nitro!!!
  25. goosewhisperer

    goosewhisperer Initiate (0) May 28, 2011 Colorado

    I cannot say enough about Odell Brewing Company.

    Their beers are exceptional, their charity is impressive, and the staff is such a class act. Odell has grown over the years, and unlike some breweries; still feels like the brewery I used to come to almost ten years ago. They hand craft their beer, don't use short cuts, and put some love into every product.

    Any brewery can do well and look good when they succeed, but the test is in the challenge of stumbling. When they have something go a bit wrong, they take care of the customer and make things right.

    Luckily Odell hits them out of the park 99% of the time. They love they get is well deserved.
  26. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (439) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    I love Odell. Awesome brewery!

    Hopefully with their new brewery and expanded distro, Avery will enjoy the same fame one day.
  27. Bmilla

    Bmilla Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Illinois

    Odell is amazing. We don't get them in Chicago, but whenever I go with my wife to visit her family in Nebraska, I head straight for the beer store and pick up some Odell IPA and Myrcenary. The IPA is insanely aromatic and delicious for a single IPA. One thing that I love is the clearly visible "best before" date. I would trade out availability of ANY Chicago-area brewery for regular access to Odell (and that includes FFF).
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  28. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (235) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Just killed a Myrcenary. Absolutely love everything about Odell.
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  29. Halcyondays

    Halcyondays Poo-Bah (3,820) Jun 27, 2007 California

    Got to try a lot of their lineup when I was in AZ in 2010. IPA, Pale, Saboteur, and Woodcut #3 were great. I'm in their distro area in CA if I want to drive 300 miles.
  30. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Lotsa love for Odell. I think Myrcenary might be my favorite DIPA. Love the tropical fruit note I get in it. Everything that I've had from them I would buy again without hesitation.
  31. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    So glad we get their stuff here in New Mexico. 90 Schillings, and their IPA are staples in my fridge. Their seasonals are fantastic as well, probably killed a case and a half of Mountain Standard this year. And got 2 four packs of their Imperial Pilsner.
  32. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    for those that have had saboteur, should I open mine or let the bret progress more?
  33. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    Just got this the other day from doodler. I was blown away! I was hooked on Odells from my first bottle of Woodcut #2. Amazing stuff. That Myrcenary is no joke. Im in love with it!
  34. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    their barrel aging program is no joke. one of their employees was doing a tasting and he was saying that they have a big temperature controlled room for all their barrel aged beers. that is dedication.
  35. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Zealot (573) Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    I've only been able to try a few brews from Odell's: IPA, Saboteur, and Bourbon Barrel Stout. Saboteur has been my favorite thus far- a great wild, IMO. Their IPA is legit, and I even found the infected Bourbon Barrel Stout to be decent for what it was. Great artwork/labels as well. Look forward to trying more from this brewery...
  36. FriarTuckInLuck

    FriarTuckInLuck Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 Arizona

    The Bourbon Barrel Stout on tap is quite a thing of beauty, as are Sabateur and Shenanigans. Enjoyed Footprint and Coconut Porter on cask during AZ beer week. It is safe to say that I feel spoiled by Odell. I can't say that for any other brewerys that distribute in AZ (besides Firestone Walker :wink: )
  37. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    I thought it was very tasty. Certainly would be fantastic with a little more age. Good thing I can just drive over to the store and pick up more. Also Shenanigans is still on the store shelves. Mercynary is always in my fridge. I've been adding it as an extra to almost all trades. I always have some Odell's in the fridge.
  38. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    prefer it fresh, but that's just me
  39. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,138) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    you can make it up to me by shipping me a six pack each of Myrcenary, 90 schilling ale and Odells Red.
  40. crusian

    crusian Crusader (743) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Thought it was pretty boring. The St. Lupulins was decent on tap, but expected way more from shenanigans... then looked at the reviews... wish I looked at them before I bought it.

    Mercenary is 4-packs...
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