Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark yellow with a small white head that sticks around. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is juicy, fruity hops and sweet maltiness. Flavor is fruity, very fruity hops and a very sweet backbone. Herbal hoppy notes poke through, finish is a little more refined with a green bitterness and light mintiness. A little too sweet for my IPA tastes, but for an appeal-to-the-masses IPA this one will work.
Aubrey (3443) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2007 Rusty-orange glow. Very nice mouthfeel; weighty base with a metallic-like sharpness. Strong hop presence from start to finish. Very grassy, with lesser notes of pine, herbs and citrus. Decent amount of bitterness (grass/plants) to boot. Malts were somewhat curious, but not bad by any means. Earthy, grainy and toasty, with only a slight sweetness. Overall, rather enjoyable. Odell seems to be getting better and better.
TheEpeeist (3373) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange with a foamy white head. Some lace remains. Fresh nose of nectarines and peaches. Taste tends to pink grapefruit and pith. A little oily with bready dying. Soft carb. An OK IPA.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with Crosling! - Thanks Nick! - Pours amber with a nice offwhite head that stayed pretty well. Good aroma of pineapple, slight grapefruit, and some caramel malts behind it. Flavor contained pineapple, pine, grapefruit, some caramel as well balanced this one out. Pretty smooth on the palate. Somewhat sticky with a good solid bitter finish. Nice brew..
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 bottle. light copper/orange pour with thick frothy lasting white head. nice lacing. huge citrus hops with sweet carmel malt aroma. medium body. nice piney hops, sticky malts. solid effort. This will be a nice beer to add to the summer rotation.
Beaver (1315) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, best by 6/22/07. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a frothy dense white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is piney hops with some melon and biscuity malts.
The flavor is sweet bready malts and some melon leading to a decent piney, peppery hop finish that lingers some in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is is medium to full bodied with some slightly sharp carbonation and sticky hop resin.
Overall, an excellent showing by Odell. This is a well done IPA, not quite top tier, but still very enjoyable.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very nice looking, hazy coppery orange with a one finger head that fades slowly to a solid cap. The lacing is very sticky, nearly coating in the interior of the glass, just what I lie to see in an IPA.
Smell; hops....hops...and maybe a little bit of hops. Oranges a bit of pine needles are the dominant hop aromas, but thereís also a little grapefruit and a touch of an herbal presence. Underneath all of that thereís still a nice balcing of sweet malts.
Taste; not quite as bitter as the aroma led me to believe, but thereís still plenty of hops here. The oranges are definitely present, which Iím really digging, as I love oranges, and thereís just some hints of grapefruit and lemons to add to the citrus flavors. The pine is not quite as noticeable, but still present. A nice caramel malt backbone gives a very nice balance to this beer.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and full of oily hop resins. The drinkability on this one is just fantastic.
Iím glad that Odell has made this a year round offering, as My wife ia a hop head, and has already stolen two of these from me. Iím probably going to have to have some of these in the fridge at all times..
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hopped aroma, lots of pine and grapefruit, a touch of sweat (amarillo?). Lean caramelized bready malts with a lighter than expected hop flavoring. Tingly and slightly citric. Finish is medium bitter and moving toward thin, off-dry. Copperish color, appealing dense head and dense if sparse lacing. Hmm, yes it does seem to feel thin the further in I go. I could drink alot of this and enjoy it, but it does feel somewhat flawed.
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís nice to try a new IPA now and then, and this one is a fine addition. Not overbearingly hoppy or bitter, but a good rounded hop-filled flavor with a smooth finish.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to crosling for this extra. pours clear golden with white head. a pleasant grapefruit and floral hop aroma. flavor has nice hop bite with solid caramel malt backbone. finish is a little off though. tasty stuff, but nothing special. this is perhaps the best iíve had from odell.