JPDurden24 (1548) - 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.
brenn79 (1491) - 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.
Bacterial (1413) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is fruity, a touch of citrus with some subtle vegetable notes. Deep golden color, almost no lacing and a thin white head. Taste is complex, starting with citrus, honey and then hoppy with a nice bitterness. Quite interesting!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beaver (1270) - 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 (1161) - 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.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a hazy, honey, golden color with a full, fluffy, white, head which settles to a thin, rocky layer and leaves soapy lace. The nose is grapefruit peel, mango, some resins, white pepper, slight toasty vanilla, and some rosemary. The flavor is similar with mango notes, light vanilla, spicy resins, grapefruit peel later in the progression, some leafy notes, and dry oak notes into the finish. The palate is lively, medium, drying slightly, warming, and velvety. The finish has dry oak, white grapefruit peel, white pepper, leafy notes, and a basil note?? Usually beers with so many adjuncts and multiple aging techniques do not result in a pleasant beer to drink, but this one was just that. All of the unique ingredients were complementary and supplemental rather the dominant or overbearing; the green chiles added minimal spice and heat, the prickly pear added nice fruit notes, and the honey added mild sweetness and dryness. I have seen references to a BGSA in other ratings and I can see the similarities but there are too many hop notes to make that a true story. A very pleasant beer to drink and a somewhat unique beer. Nice from Odell.
McNeillR (1122) - 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.
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wchesser (1121) - 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.
mikedR (1094) - 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!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GarrettB (998) - 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.