StefanSD (2307) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Translucent brass color with a big sudsy off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with pine, sweat and some indistinct citrus. Taste is wonderfully complex with pine, mango, sweet melons and passion fruit. The palate is a bit heavy for an IPA with a high level of viscosity. Overall: Decent.
AtronSeige (1150) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 14, 2016
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: Medium-high hops, citrus, Medium bread crusts. Medium-light sea-smell(???). toffee.
Appearance: Hazy light-gold body. Small white head, fine bubbles. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium bitterness. Medium hops, orange, grape fruit, Medium toffee. Medium-light fruity, peachy. Medium sweetness. Medium-dry finish with light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Light warming.
Overall: The bitterness is very low and the sweetness is too high The beer might be old, but the date on the bottle does not indicate if it is brewed on or best before.
350 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
22A. Double IPA
Ktwse (3648) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours lightly cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of citrus, light resin, mango, toffee. Taste is sweet, boozy, resin bitter finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
JonMoore (2060) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear gold with thick creamy long lasting white head, visible carbonation. Nice fruity, citrus hoppy aroma. Taste is citrus hops, tropical fruit, some sweet sticky malts, nice long hoppy bitterness in the finish, which has a touch of alcohol warmth. Full bodied, low carbonation. Very good indeed.
BazScott (53) - - JAN 13, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden semi-translucent in colour. Pleasant aroma. Fruit flavours, with a slightly bitter grapefruit type aftertaste.
weordie (685) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a medium white head. Loads of orange marmalade on the nose. A sweet marmalade flavour too with just the slightest bitter finish. Drinks like a lower abv.
wrlangin (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good DIPA. Not overly hoppy, but well balanced. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
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Wallaby501 (24) - - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color, strong citrus aroma. Lighter body than you would think. Tastes heavy of orange and citrus with pineapple. Slight bite but not overpowering. Interesting and good.
scottm2588 (150) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear deep gold with a small white head. Aroma is ripened mango, bready malts, slight grass & funk. Taste is big ripened tropical sweetness, slight citrus, pine, dry bitter finish. Really good beer, more on the sweet side this one.
Gunfighter (4) - Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is a solid mix of citrusy and floral notes. The aroma exists, but is simply on par for a good IPA.
Appearance is a hazy amber color. Not as hazy or cloudy as an unfiltered wheat or IPA, but more so than some IPAs. Head is a finger of fine white foam that looks great on top of a solid beer. Head doesn’t last very long and a moderate amount of lacing follows the beer as you work through it.
Taste: Fantastic! Whereas the aroma is simply on par with a good IPA, the flavor stands out. This is an IPA on top of the totem pole so to speak, and I would drink it again given the chance. Bursting with citrus tastes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon.
Palate: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fits well with the rest of the beer. Tagging along with the excellent flavor is a "clean getaway" as the label deScription puts it. This beer is a step above other IPAs not just because of its full flavor, but because it has an awesome ending. No bitterness, astringency, or bad aftertaste follows a drink of this beer. It hits you with all the flavor and a little bitterness when you take a drink, but it is a very clean aftertaste. The clean ending is such a standout part of this beer; well done Odell (however you packed in that much flavor without any weird aftertastes).
Overall, its a knockout IPA. There are a thousand and one IPAs out there, and this is one that really does a good job of putting itself near the top of the category. Won’t go so far as to say that this is the best IPA ever made! But it could appropriately be in competition for that kind of title. Nicely done Odell!