luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Best before 10.21.06. Beer is a medium-dark, copper-brown color with a small, off-white, frothy, mostly diminishing, clingy head. The aroma is heavy with sweet dried fruit and lightly barbed hop. Alas, it fails to sing. Itís malty with light notes of toasted grain, caramel, cookie; Hoppy with moderate notes of resin/pine, moderate notes of dried apricot, flowers; Yeasty with a light note of cheesy dough. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily bitter, moderately sweet, lightly dry with a long, moderately dry/acidic, lightly-to-moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my faves from Oídellís. When Iím lookiní for something a little less intense than IPA I reach for one of these.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, light head, moderate lacing. Nose of toasted caramel, light hop, grass and some hay. The flavor is very metallic, a bright hoppy metal flavor thatís not very good at all. I can choke it back faster, but that only intensifies it. Some caramel and wood in the finish. Iím not looking for bright citrusy hops here, just some body and balance, Iím not seeing either.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear rich golden color, white head. Mild sweet malt aromas with peach and piney spice with grass. Crisp, smooth. All the beers out of Ft. Collins, CO have a great palate, the water is wonderful up there. Taste is a hint of sweetness with a crisp bitterness and mild resinous peachy-lemon notes. A little bit nutty, touch of black pepper. Feels a little thin, but would be a good session beer. Refreshing. Leaves me wanting something in the aftertaste that isnít there, but I canít put my finger on it.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a limited head. Citrus, hops and malt on the nose. Flavors are a hop winning battle with the malts, but I did not find this brew to be crazy hoppy. Grapefruit on a apricot canvas. A good pale ale. Thanks to jhammerly for the bottle.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent little beer this was. Very malty, but also very nicely hopped, with lots of citrus and grapefruit, lots of decent fruit flavors. Decent flavors and a stand up bit of maltiness. A better beer from these guys than I expected
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (on trip to KC). Pours a nice amber orange with decent sized head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Nicely hopped. Very drinkable.
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent aroma but the taste will let you down some (in my opinion). Has some good flavors but overall itís a bit too hopy with not enough character. Just slightly too pale for my taste. If you like pales then it might be for you. Probably my least favorite from Odell.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is some mild grass and floral hops. Flavor is lightly citric with more of a grassy taste. Hop character is medium. Finish is light and crisp. Some sweet floral notes linger in the finish. Nothing like knocking back and Odell 5B in mid summer whilst grilling and chillin.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - This was a very pleasent surprise for me. I thought this was going to be a lawnmower beer. Iíll mow more often if this is my reward. Starting with a nice fruity aroma, this lightly cloudy golden ale presents itself with a moderate white head. Light creamy mouthfeel with little carbonation. Flavor begins sweet and citrus then changes into a nice mellow hop aftertaste.