dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nut brown with off white head. nose is citrusy and rich with a roasted barley. on the tongue this beer is medium bodied boasting a layered malt with notes of graham cracker and toast moving to a polyphonic hop burst. Some bold and some subtle but a well arranged blend of resiny, grassy, and orange. Finish is crisp and authoritative. Just a kiss of alcohol to finish it. Good beer.
JohnGalt1 (272) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz picked up today at the COOP .... Poured into my HotD goblet.. 1" dark tan head atop deep dark brown brew... verging on black... nice sheets of lacing.
Nose is very nice... big citrus and a little pine.. some lite chocolate and a touch of sweetness.
Good bitterness up front.. resinous hops and a little sweet dark malt... the malts are more roasty black than chocolaty.. a little sweetness with warmth that helps bloom the flavors....
Body is a solid medium with good carbonation.
Odell is a gem that seems too many people donít really appreciate.
brokephibroke (268) - Mead, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantastic subalpine forest aroma. Sweet and coating with a bitter linger. Some dark chocolate which is nice, but would like more hops in the flavor profile.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like the blackest of coffee with a finger of tan head and indiscernible beading. Nice lacing. This beer is extremely well balanced, atypical of the style. Roasted black malts are blanketed with an understated mix of hops. Nose caries through to the tongue. Comes across more as a "hoppy something darker" than a "darker something hoppy" - quite tasty though. The feel is suitable, as is the carbonation. Overall, a well-balanced Cascadian Dark Ale ;)
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is very strong, it looks more like a stout and not much of an ipa flavor in this.
Doofgoblin (239) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark rich but hoppy treat. The aroma is slightly underwhelming but some typical toasty and hoppy notes are present. Taste is better with rich malt sweetness and a light fruitiness under the dark flavors. Finish is bitter but smooth and faintly creamy... Really nice show from Odell.
sepia5 (234) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a minimal tan head. Nose is toffee, malt, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is toffee and coffee, but with a berry or citrus sweetness you get with some milder blends. There is no trace of the 9.5% ABV. The hops, on the other hand, are apparent and add a bit of a bite that is very enjoyable. Great mouthfeel. Iím really enjoying this. It is probably the best black IPA Iíve had to date.
commonshawn (227) - - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Black color with tan white head. Subtle pleasing aroma. Smooth at first then perfect balance of sweet malty and alcohol. Excellent.
HIGHB4LL (223) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: three fingers of light brown head, dark brown color, clear, great lacing, lasting head. Aroma: grass, caramel, chocolate, citrus, light vanilla. Palate: medium to full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, lasting mild bitter finish, great lacing. Taste: medium sweetness that lasts for about a second, then breaks and gives way to medium bitterness. Overall, very well balance, pretty unique for a black IPA in my opinion, and just very good.
JustDrinkIt (210) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a solid beer. It could be just me, and probably is, but for a 9.5avb beer this is surprisingly session-able. Great roasty malt flavor and a solid hop note to back it up. Iíll go back for more again and again.