GarrettB (1080) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 15th, 2012 - O’Dell’s footprint is a localized version of Dogfish Head’s gimmicky Pangaea - ingredients chosen for their geography rather than their quality. The sentiment is neat, and I like the idea of cross-border collaboration on beers, but I’d rather see skills rather than materials shared in the making of a good brew. That said, while I absolutely abhorred the Pangaea, this turned out to be a pretty great beer, either by serendipity, or through very careful ingredient screening.The pour produces a large, billowing cloud of foam, which like Duvel’s golden ale recedes along the side, leaving a plateau in the center of the glass, an island above the fray above popping suds. Dole pineapple juice defines those nose, decorated with a squeeze of fresh orange juice, citrusy hop highlights and a little popped corn sweetness. Here and there in the smell are bright dots of mikan, and maybe even the softer floral touch of dandelions. Overall, the flavor is mellower, with a heavy palate, and a slow, unctuous booziness. Lemon, a touch of hops, and light floral touches like dandelion petals and lemon candies counter the oozing booze with some levity, and a hint of pear sneaks in during a soft aftertaste. Delicious, long, and replete with lemon zest and juice, this is beer that really demands the drinker’s attention, but light enough that it can cater to sunnier, hotter days.
Tonkun (903) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Light amber pour with a finger of head. Malt, herb, citrus. Big body. Sweet throughout. Syrup like finish.
maltman53 (371) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a huge mouthful of 9.5% ABV apricot and mango compote. Feels like a desert beer, for sure. Hops are there but overwhelmed by the broad malt backbone. Overall, a very well-balanced high-gravity beer.
commonshawn (424) - - MAY 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle. Hazy orange with white head. Smells of honey. Yeasty grainy with honey sweetness. Some hopppiness, tastes like a double ipa . The body is solid, well balanced. Very good beer, leaves a memorable footprint.
commonmac (385) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle purchased at Elevated. Appearance is very nice. Copper and healthy head. In the vein of a double IPA. Taste is a little malty and a hint of bitterness. Really enjoyable beer and one you don’t get to see all that often. Recommended.
Ferris (4759) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Sweet and light citrus, candy like. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Earthy, herb and very dry. Bitterness throughout, wish it was as good as the smell.
mikedR (1311) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good. Doesn't really fit any category. Not carbonated much. Straw in color. Sweet flavor. Some woody smokiness. Would drink again!
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Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Awkwardly sweet and muddled beer with some fruit and caramel and other flavors that I cant place. Finishes fruity and perfumey sweet. Odd and kinda boozy.
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle, sweet grainy american strong. Many light flavors but thesweetness is a little too much for me, must need hop balnce
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: pours clear golden with a thin head. Aroma is boozy, sweet, and a little funky. Taste has a lot going on. A little sweet, boozy, nutty, and a little bitter. Slightly astringent, medium body. Not bad.