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Odell Loose Leaf American Session Ale



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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
You know those epic days that start with an idea, turn into a dare and end with a great story to tell? This is the beer for those days. Crisp and refreshing like any respectable session ale, but a bit more hop-forward and flavorful than some. Perfect for going with the flow.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Pours golden with a foamy head. Aroma is weak but has hints of lemon. Taste is also weak, some cereal and malt but not much. Watery palate. A rare miss from Odell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fairwater (139) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Keg @ Oakford Social Club. Very unimpressed; would hope that’s down to the bar not the brewer. Rather hazy pale gold, not much noticeable aroma, slightly soapy taste, maybe a bit of lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2848) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2015
12 oz bottle pours Golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, floral and citrus. Taste is malts and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2044) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours clear lemon-straw into the glass with a wispy head that leaves a thin ring of suds. The nose has a touch of grassiness, subdued. Flavors are cereal, lemon essence and a touch of grains, finishing with a light grassiness. Sparkling mouthfeel, active with a medium-light body. Well-balanced and perfect for summer, this is a session brew that gets the point across nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Very pale cear gold pour with a small white head. Not much in the nose-- cereal malt and very faint grassy hops. Light body, slightly soft. Mineral, somewhat yeasty. Mild hop bite mid to late palate. Tastes like an average pils. There are better choices for a session IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuskirk (624) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2015
I imagine Odell Loose Leaf is a divisive beer for drinkers that have jumped onto the hoppy session beer bandwagon. Drinking it gave me two minds. In one mind, I loved its balance and drinkability. In the other, I wanted more hops. We’ll address that struggle in time. First, appearance. Loose Leaf pours hazy yellow with a fluffy head. Aroma reveals biscuit malt and some earthy yeast. There’s a dank hop note in there, but it’s buried under the other smells. Now, the flavor dilemma. Loose Leaf’s smooth malt body is a show-stealer. The hops? Not as much. I like the mild tropical note from the hops and their grassy flavors. (Yes, there is a certain fresh, leafy taste.) On the whole, though, I wanted more from the hops. I get that this beer’s balance and refreshing taste would be enough to put some people on cloud 9, but what can I say? I love my hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (568) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Very easy drinking...great flavor for a low alcohol session beer...really nice job....(#529)...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Sampled 6/21/2015. This session IPA pours a light yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, floral and herbal, a touch of sweetness, but mostly hoppy A light bodied ‘session’ IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Nice carbonation. A decent session ale. Lots of flavor for the amount of alcohol, it might suffer a little in body because of that alcohol level, but I will accept the trade off. Nice beer after a hot day. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (281) - USA - MAY 19, 2015
Aroma is a light hoppiness. Kind of earthy. Pours clear gold with a nice head. Taste is pretty light. A bit sweet, nice hop balance. Light and bubbly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (337) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into nonic pint. Dark yellow and clear with a great fluffy white head and awesome lacing. Medium body. Creamy. A little oil finish. Nose is pine forest. Taste is similar with a little orange sweetness. Fairly unobtrusive. A bit bitter. Solid session beer.

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