csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. 03/03/06. Served in a NB worthy snifter. Dark orange/gold color with a small, off white head. The aroma is wildflower honey, citrus (orange, tangerine, pineapple) and some vanilla. Smells great. The initial flavor is sweet malt and citrus followed by some piney and floral, mild to moderately bitter hops and a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. This is a very tasty beer. Great example of dry hopping flavor. I do wonder about the "english pale ale" categorization...
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via beerhandy I think. Pours a dark copper with a fluffy beige head. Clear with minimal visible carbonation. Nice soft floral hop aroma over a lightly malty base. Not an extremely potent aroma, but very clean. Hops are definately in the fore, but the finish is very metallic. Minimal malt presance noted. Very lively carbonation, lighter bodied, and fairly refreshing. Iím thinking that the metallic taste may just be due to the variety of hops (Iím thinking Cascades), but there is no mention of varieties used on the label. Eithe way, not especially enjoyable.
ipaordie (4) - USA - FEB 7, 2006 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not bad, but not one to remember or seek out. The label indicates a hoppy flavor, but I didnít taste much...at all. Opaque appearance with no particulates, slightly fruity taste, but needs a little more puch -- MORE HOPS would do the trick. Golden-to-orange in color. Nice packaging.
yomamaphat (19) - USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
And hoppy it is. Excellent deep red colour, with a tiny-bubble tight foam head. I think it is alot like Sierra Nevada Pale, but more hop bite. All around balanced with a nice amount of sweetness, hoppiness, bitterness, and smoothness.
rickgordon (3841) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sampled at The Rover, GŲteborg.
Golden colour, slight hazy. Big hoppy nose with hints of diacetyl. Fruity flavour, smooth body. Bit dry and pale malty. Hops are there from start to finish. Good but not overwhelming.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Very very thick and yellowed head. It was off a good pour and the head was an inch at least, lasting about 7 minutes. Itís honey colored, and feels light on the tongue. The taste was more bitter than I expected, being a huge fan of Odells 90 Shilling, although there was a slight hint of sweet towards the end.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice pour of frothy amber liquid. solid nose of chinook hops and spruce. full bodied citrus experience on your palate. good.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with beerhandy (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Fresh hop aromas dominate (flowers and oranges) with some toasted malts. Tastes of oranges, caramel, and flowers. Tastes all on the lighter side compared to the aroma. With the strong hop aroma, I was expecting more (but this is an English Pale Ale). This was quite drinkable though. Body on the thinner side.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been drinking this since it came out, and forgot to rate it. Yellow. Mild hop aroma. Taste of mild sweet malts and a fairly dominant hop presence. This has become widely available in town, which is great because itís got way more hops that most of the garbage your average bar serves on tap. Nothing amazing, but a solid brew.
heemer77 (5077) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Dark orange body with a hint of haze. The dense head is slightly off white with some yellowish tint. The aroma is rich with orange soda and some caramel. The taste has some heavy handed toffee with some sweet orages and a little bit of black pepper spice in the finish. I love the balance and unique taste in this one. It has more character than other English style pale ales I have had, without going for over the top hops. Nicely done, Odell has a couple of very nicely made beers, I want to try more than what I can get in Kansas.