Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Oz. Pours a clear copper gold color with medium head that leaves great lacing. Everything in this beer is all about hops. Heavy hop aroma with notes of citrus, floral, slightly resinous incredible hop aroma. Flavor comes on with a very nice but not overwhelming bitterness rounded out with deep malt characters that contain little sweetness. Beer is medium bodied with a well rounded finish, just the right amount of carbonation. My favorite IPA of all time...
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle- pours a light orange/yellow with good clarity. Minimal head, some soapy lacing. Aroma- very ripe tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) with some bready sweetness. Taste- good blast of hops in initial sip, same earthy, meaty fruit flavour. Malt profile is balanced well with the hops providing a background sweetness to counter the bitterness. well balances. Body is on the light side with the beer drying out in the finish leaving a citrus fruit rind taste. Has a mineral undertone on finish which is somewhat out of place. Carbonation is pretty much spot on for style. Pretty darn drinkable
badgerben (4779) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color with a quickly falling medium head. Aroma of dried lemon peel and a bit of spiciness. Taste of stewed vegetables, carrots in particular. No bitterness.
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Pours a clear light gold with a medium white head that sticks around. Scents of pine, grapefruit, and some fresh cut grass as well. A little bit of mustard thrown in too, which was a bit odd. Pickled jalapeno, cumin? (consulted with the spice rack, the case could be made) Not particularly vibrant or potent as some other IPAs. Taste has some subtle sweet undertones of caramel coupled with some citrus, almost reaches tangelo sweetness, but dulls out into powdered Tang territory which is regrettable. Finishes out a little bitter and develops a tea-like astringency which bears a passing resemblance to a first-flush Darjeeling. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. Decent enough, but Iím a bit puzzled by the high rating.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours deep orange. Strong citrus aroma that i could smell before the glass was set down. Aroma dominated by grapefruit and orange with some pine present, too. Taste is filled with the same. Citrus and bitter grapefruit. Finish is dry. Great example of an ipa. Iím glad minnesota now has this beer.
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Aroma is earthy and floral spurce. Appearance is clear golden orange with a frothy head that lingers. Taste is citrus and honey bitterness. Palate is chaulky and dry swallow. This is very nice brew with a well balanced bitterness. Check it out.
rader58 (865) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange / golden color. Aroma of grapefruit, lavender, pine, outdoor mountain air. Flavor is citrus and floral. Slightly bitter hops up front with a sweet and tart grapefruit finish. Has a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Nicely balanced IPA. Well done.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep orange with white head, aroma is nice orange, lemon, and grapefruit hop character. Taste is nice citrus up front smoothly leading into some biscuit with a nice bitter finish. A bit lacking in hop character up front, but overall a very nice IPA.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at brewery. Clear yellow/gold, frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and other tropical citrus, floral, some bitter resin and grass. Taste is floral, orange, sweet and then finishes bitter. Medium body, lively carbonation.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice yellow color with a thick white head. Aromas are all hops, pine and citrus from what I can tell. The taste is bitter as expected with mostly a piney, slightly citrus taste to it. Pretty decent IPA and definitely the best beer Iíve ever had from Odell.