beermanusa (77) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black color with foamy, white head. Foral and citrusy hops with a touch of pine. Nice chocolate and roast taste. Full of carbonation. Above average black IPA.
JaffaHawk23 (68) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this a couple times in the last couple weeks at Lucky Pie in Louisville, CO. A really nicely balanced ídark browní IPA. Creamy mouthfeel. Warm malts and some lightly spiced hops make this a really nice autumnal mountain brew.
sudsmeister (61) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bt the time I got this 4 pack of 12 ouncers home, they were at a great temperature to drink (50ish). It poured a thick opaque with big head which settled slowly. The first thing to jump out was the cocoa, then the hops; an interesting one-two punch that was very enjoyable. The alcohol was well hidden. I hope to pick up another 4 pack before itís gone for the season. Great stuff!
rickyleepotts (58) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I donít normally like a black IPA, but this is a double black IPA and is one of the best offerings in this style. The Hoppy Feet 1.5 is a close second to this. Odell just makes good beer, and this is nothing different. The beer has a nice balanced hoppy aroma to it, and a lovely mouthfeel. The finish is smooth, light bubbles, and leaves the palate refreshed. You wold never realize this is over 8% ABV.
Ryborne (42) - - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich creamy head, smells of fresh grass and hops. Chocolate flavors with the perfect hop tang. Fabulous ipa.
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma milder than would have thought, hint of hops and toasted malt. Appearance is mildly opaque black or dark brown, taste has a light malt toasting with hops mixed in, well balanced with the high alcohol. Overall a pretty descent seasonal brew from Odellís.
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into tulip with a date of 5/10/12 on bottle.
From a recent trade courtesy patFC320
Appearance: This offering from Odell poured a dark brown/black with a 1 finger size frothy light brown head. Nice reddish hue on edges when held up to the light. Nice lacing evident.
Smell: Surprisingly this is a very complex smelling beer with the hops standing out first. There is the floral and piney hops and the citrus hops present all at the same time. Then the dark malts come through with some bitter chocolate and toasted qualities. This is a very complex smelling beer.
Taste: Wow not what I was expecting. There are some nice hops present but also the malts to counter those hops. Just a wonderful balance of fruity hops and malt to prevent this from being too bitter. Perfect balance represented here between the two as the hops also prevent this from being too sweet. The alcohol is non existent in the mouth.
Mouthfeel: Nice creaminess with a slight thickness at first but then almost thinning out on the swallow when the hops shine with the aftertaste.
Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this double black IPA because I found it to be perfectly balanced without one aspect overpowering. It is too bad Odell does not distribute to my state because this is one Iíd seek out on a regular basis.
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark tar, decent head, very thin lacing. Roasted malt is the main flavor on my tongue, a little bit of hop aftertaste.
-To IPA is to be.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/7/13 9.5% LOOK: dark with tan foam NOSE: huge malt/hops combo, piney hops, fresh cut grass, coffee, slight mint, bacon, lemon pledge TASTE: hoppy, malty, simi-sweet chocolate, chocolate milk, nice bitter/sweet piney hoppy coco finish FEEL: prickly pine OVERALL: no trace of the 9.5%, good good stuff! Chilled to room temp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajd413 (17) - Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Odellís nailed it with this one! They truly perfected the most popular style of the year in this beer. Beautiful aroma draws you in. Great balance between big hop flavor and dark roasted malt. Alcohol is well masked and I had no problem finishing the 750ml bottle. Great logo and package too!