Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Straw pour with a thick white head.
aromas is vegetal, herbal hop, light grainy maltiness.
Dryish body, light lemon and floral hop flavour over biscuity malt.
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jbuskirk (604) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very easy drinking...great flavor for a low alcohol session beer...really nice job....(#529)...
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lownote (247) - USA - MAY 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bartzluke (269) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
uhclem (389) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m 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. There’s 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 Belgium’s Slow Ride.
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
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