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Odell India Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. Ruby red orange with an ivory head. Potent, red fruity, caramel malty, fairly citrusy nose. Fairly bitter, red fruits, citrus fruits, caramel malty flavor. Nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Like many of the corked Odells beers, I had issues with cork removal on this one. When I got it out, it poured a nice orange color, with lots of floaties in the glass, and some good white head. Hops were prevalent in the aroma here, pine, grapefruit and orange. Sweet on the palate, with the caramelly malt decently balanced by the piney hops. A good effort, but way overpriced at $16/750 ml bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Foggy brown with an off-white head. Nose is caramel and light pine with a mild woody funk. Medium light with a soft tingle. Taste is pine and candi; a little buttery. Hops seem faded but provide just enough to counter the sweetness. A year in the cellar seems about right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16453) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish with hints of caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma really seems like a fusion of barleywine and IPA, not just another hoppy, American style BW. Green, almost vegetal hop aroma, but in a good way, layered over a caramel-y malt base. Flavor is rather on the sweet side, almost cloying, with a flavor like sugar candied spruce boughs. Kinda weird, and not really my thing, but I can see some people really liking this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle shared by Maltzilla. Pours hazy burnt orange color with thin off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Grapefruit and toasted malt flavors with some caramel. Reminds me of a very malty DIPA. Malt profile seems less like a barleywine and more like a DIPA. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Diego.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
A nice one, lacey and a quarter inch of head. Rich malt, decent bitterness, above average bitterness for a barleywine. Rich and satisfying though taste is average for a baleywine though spot on.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Thanks to Dansting for this one. 750ml, corked and caged bottle. Poured a light copper with a finger of white head. Big, citrus hop aroma along with plenty of malt. Medium to full bodied. Great malt presence and lots of hop bitterness. Long lasting hop finish. Dangerously drinkable. Great example of an American Barleywine. I wish this one would have made it to Kansas City.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Cloudy, gold pour. Buttery and resiny hops on the nose. Sweet, creamy, on the mild side of medium with the bittering. Really damn good.

From sample pour at local December 2010 tasting.


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