TheHOFF43 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a family tasting. Pours golden with some head. Flavor is very unique and sweet. It almost has a honey flavor to it. You can taste a lot of the different ingredients and it is quite complex. Surprisingly good.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy honey golden body, starburst dusting of a straw head. Sweet and earthy nose, slight wheat itch. Super sweet, almost barely wine initial taste with a syrupy mouthfeel weirdly lifts as it rolls to the midrange, fluffy and sprite witha a juicy edge. Finish is where it turns love/hate. Fresh heat arrives as you’re enjoying the refreshment. Chilli burn erupts on the fringes gluped in a sweet honey glaze and then every bud on your tounge and fissure on the roof of your mouth is flamed lightly with a linger that lasts two beers down the line. A fantastic but boggling beer.
Keg, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours hazy golden with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is funky and sour, hops. The taste is wheat, a little funky, tangy, wood, hops, alcohol, maybe honey. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Overall I liked this beer, but the alcohol could have been better hidden, and it would have been nice to detect some of those New Mexico chilies.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really enjoyable beer. The grains are really noticeable and it gives it a great earthy malt flavor. Really nice going down.
JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of fruits with some orange citrus and hoppy earth. A dry and tasty beer that is very drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden.
mikedR (1562) - 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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wchesser (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fun concept. Big honeyed Belgiany nose. Kind of like a quad. Gold with fading head. Cloudy. Huge malt and grain profile with some sweet citrus. Full bodied. A bit too sweet for me. Everything seems to be there if you are looking for it but not exactly complex.
Beaver (1458) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a huge creamy bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is slightly tart tropical fruits, honey and wheaty malts with a little chili.
The flavor is wheaty malts, honey, vanilla and a lot of sweet tropical fruits with a hint of chili spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, it’s pretty subtle but a very well balanced complex blend. I like the malts and tropical fruits with a hint of spice. It’s very easy drinking and seems more like a 4% beer rather than 9.5%
tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This on the surface seems like a really complex beer. Golden pour with a large yet quickly disappearing head. Strongest notes are pear, honey, and oak. Fairly unique. A bit sweeter than I expected. Overall a decent beer, extra points for uniqueness. A beer I’d consider purchasing again, though the price tag is a bit hefty.
GarrettB (1222) - 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.