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Odell's Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    who resurrected this thread?!?!?!? :)

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  2. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    I passed on the Odell IPA for quite a while for no good reason other than I kept hearing about all of these other beers that I needed to try. After having tried most of what's available here and a few others through trades, I finally picked up some Odell IPA a couple of weeks ago. Now that I've had it, I can't believe that I was passing on such an excellent IPA for so long. It's become one of my favorites, ranking up there with Jai Alai, Furious and Union Jack. Now I need to explore the rest of the Odell lineup since I've only had the IPA and Myrcenary (also excellent).
  3. mrcraft

    mrcraft Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Yeah. I don't live in Odell's distribution area. But, I've tried the Odell IPA and Myrcenary DIPA. Both were fantastic!
  4. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    thanks Odell for bringing Footprint to the rare beer festival and for charging 20 dollars for mediocre bombers!!!
  5. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Don't miss out on Mountain Standard while it's out. It's a seasonal double black IPA.
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  6. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    I really feel bad for you - must've been rough going to the rare beer tasting at GABF. Then you choose to buy a $20 bomber that you didn't like and you're disparaging the brewery? Come on!
  7. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Come on! what? If I pay 100 dollars and every other brewery brings out an actually rare beer the least Odell can do is pull out a non shelf turd. And I don't pay for their bombers anymore unless I know I'll like the beer. Plus I have stories about their lack of customer service so I stand by what I said.
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  8. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    Oh, so you pay $100 to get in? Either way, sounds like you're a needy beer drinker.
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  9. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    Love Odell by the way. As others have said, their regular lineup plus seasonals is incredible and as good as any brewery. All drinkable and balanced, but unique and full of flavor and depth. I crave it, so nice to see them getting their props. I only get it when visiting my in-laws in Golden, CO. They normally don't on BA because of their distribution and lack of whales or IRS's. Their tasting room beers are awesome as well.
  10. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    ok dude
  11. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    Odell (not O'Dell) is fantastic. Interestingly enough, I remember thinking of them as just an alright brewery back in 2000, when I first started getting into craft beer. I don't know if they've really kicked it up a notch in the last dozen years, or if I just didn't know what the hell I was talking about at that time. Either is entirely possible, although the latter is probably more likely...

    Either way, it's one of my favorite breweries in Colorado, and it's probably in my top 10 favorite breweries overall.

    In some ways, they remind me of Boulevard (or Boulevard reminds me of Odell) in that they both opened in 1989, they both have a stellar lineup of regular and seasonal beers, but also have a long list of outstanding "big" beers.

    I can't list all the beers I've had from Odell that I like, but some of my favorites have been:

    St. Lupulin
    5 Barrel
    Tree Shaker

    The only two I haven't really cared for are the Double Pilsner and the Easy Street Wheat.

    Recently I was lucky enough to try Wellspring (dry-hopped saison) on tap here in Kansas City. I really hope they decide to put that one into 750s--does anyone know if it's a new beer? It only has a couple dozen reviews on BA.

    I also managed to get my hands on a bottle of The Meddler, so I'm excited to try that as well. Love me a good Oud Bruin. And lastly, I'm certainly looking forward to the Fernet-Aged Porter hitting shelves soon...
  12. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    Cutthroat Porter is the one that started it all...
  13. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    I'll agree that their 4-6 pack beers are very good. But 20-30 dollars for stuff like their woodcut series is a bit steep imo.
  14. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    The Woodcut beers are expensive (which is part of the reason I've never had one), but the other "big" beers are pretty reasonable for 750s.
  15. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    for the quality I don't think so
  16. tzieser

    tzieser Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Not a big fan of 90 Schilling but I thought their IPA was pretty tasty. Personally I enjoyed St. Lupulin more than any of their other stuff. Cheers!
  17. SLOBrewCRUZin

    SLOBrewCRUZin Sep 30, 2013 California
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    I had some Odell Ipa on a trip to the Grand Canyon a year ago. Excellent beer! Going to be in Arizona again next summer, planning to stock up on some while I'm there .
  18. mariacha

    mariacha Jun 4, 2013 Colorado

    Wellspring is new this fall.
  19. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Ooooooh...that's a bummer, like women with facial hair.
  20. lightman1

    lightman1 Oct 19, 2013 Arkansas
    Beer Trader

    We visited their brewery and tasting room while we were in Ft Collins. Really great beer! Great outdoor area and that outdoor fire ring is awesome! I wish their beer was available here. Lightman
  21. RockAZ

    RockAZ Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    I had Wellspring on draft last night as well as their 5-Barrel on nitro draft - both were fine beers. A keg of their IPA is a standard at my house.
  22. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Best brewery in Colorado. There, I said it.
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  23. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    Funny that you should mention that. I'm having a Mountain Standard right now and it's excellent! My favorite Black IPA. I need to pick up some more before it's gone.
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  24. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    Odell is very consistent in their styles and I am glad to have it in my distribution. I feel I take their IPA / DIPA for granted sometimes and I should buy them more often. St. Lupulin is my favorite pale ale so far, though, and it seems severely underrated on here.
  25. gcamparone

    gcamparone Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'd like to try the porter but nothing else seems appealing to me
  26. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Myrcenary is maybe by favorite IIPA, and I love the St. Lupulin. The first time I had their IPA I didn't really care for it, but the past 2 times it has been great. Really like 90 schilling as well. Great brewery.
  27. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    I realized that today after seeing 12 oz bottles in their fall/winter mixer 12-pack. It's a great offering--hopefully it'll make it into regular 4/6-packs.
  28. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Their Woodcuts are a little expensive but I'm pretty sure #4 was the best lager ever made. That beer makes me laugh at people who say they don't like lagers.
  29. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    you're opinion, they make a lot of mediocre beers that are overpriced, it makes no sense people bitching about amazing barrel aged beers that the bruery puts out but for some reason Odell is off limits?
  30. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I didn't say anything about being off-limits. FWIW, I think the complaints about The Bruery are absurd too.

    EDIT: Except for the $30+ anniversary beers, but nothing Odell puts out is over $15 except for Woodcut.
  31. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Ha, you called him an opinion.
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  32. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

  33. xVERITAS

    xVERITAS Sep 14, 2013 Colorado

    I can get just about every Odell beer. I haven't tried them yet.

  34. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    odell makes great beer. have had several bottles from trading, loved every one.
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