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Odell Loose Leaf American Session Ale

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuskirk (603) - 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. Weíll address that struggle in time. First, appearance. Loose Leaf pours hazy yellow with a fluffy head. Aroma reveals biscuit malt and some earthy yeast. Thereís a dank hop note in there, but itís buried under the other smells. Now, the flavor dilemma. Loose Leafís 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 beerís balance and refreshing taste would be enough to put some people on cloud 9, but what can I say? I love my hops.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Very easy drinking...great flavor for a low alcohol session beer...really nice job....(#529)...

3.7
   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 Ďsessioní 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (247) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (261) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
uhclem (389) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Iím always looking for a decent session ale. I would rate this as mediocre. The best thing about it is its appearance - beautiful pale golden pour with an excellent head. Thereís just something a little off - it goes from pleasant to skunky and back and forth. If you want a great, drinkable session ale, try New Belgiumís Slow Ride.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12297) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from Liz. Pours translucent gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems floral/noble. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly malty with a pretty decent dose of hop - which seems to be grassy/floral. Not all that strong, but decent. Take it to the lake!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy pale straw coloured with a thin white foamy head. It has a grassy, toffee and malty flavour followed by gentle floral citrus notes and a creamy vanilla finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
Earthy floral hop aroma with bready malt, light caramel. Light golden color slightly hazy with lasting bubbly white head Earthy hop flavor with bready maltiness, well balanced. Light bodied with medium co2, quick hoppy finish. Enjoyable easy drinking ale. Well balanced and interesting enough to ask for another ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1642) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Poured a 12oz brown bottle into a nonic pint glass at Jedís party, thanks for sharing. Clear golden colour with sudsy white foam. Super grainy with just a hint of breadiness and sweetness, like a classic Pilsener. Iím not sure how they get away with calling this a Session IPA, though. It really wasnít very hoppy, not even to the level of most flagship pale ales. Pleasant and drinkable, but overall mild impression. Light body, strong carbonation, dry finish.


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