islay (864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Strong, tangy, fruity aroma features tangerine, orange, apricot, and peach scents. The smell is a little bit dry and soapy. Pouts a bubbly, bright gold with a moderate amount of substantial, cream-colored head. Good, thick lacing. Dry, sharp, even a bit sour taste features pine and resin flavors. There are some hints of floral fruitiness, especially peach, that emerge upon multiple sips, but, in general, it’s remarkable that the smell is so fruity while the taste is so piney. Also biscuit and shortbread cookie flavors. Piney aftertaste. Medium body. Soft in the palate. Unremarkable palate effects overall. This is my kind of beer, though not the best expression of my kind of beer. It’s not great, but it is good and certainly enjoyable.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body is a deep orange bronze with a thin white head. The nose is fruity and tropical with passion fruit and grapefruit. There is also some high quality toffee. The taste is rich grapefruit along with pecans and a hint of butter. There is also some warming booze along with a woody and fruity finish. The finish is bitter and long lasting. A very smooth body for such high abv. This is excellent. .
abqchaz (3) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 1, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Who a great Double IPA. I had it in Denver on tap at Old Chicago and it was great. Much better out of the atap then in the bottle. It is a bit creamy with a fruity, sweet taste that ballacend the bitterness. It is a bit hazy with a creamy head. A bit heavy for an IPA but very pleasent to drink
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a delicious double ipa i had in bottles before but on draft at oskar blues tap house in longmont. aroma is amazing flavor was very good. color nice copper/golden hue. really good! had it beside a draft of pliny the elder and was a bit fresher and had a bit better aroma! and i love pliny and russian river
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a golden color with a finger or two of white head.
S: Citrus hops with a mild grassiness to it. A little bit of bready and pale malts along with a little bit of fruit. There is also a light pine note to the aroma.
T: A really nice fruitiness to the flavor. Plenty of citrus, particularly grapefruit and tangerine. Mild grass notes and a decent amount of pine, a moderate bitterness to go with it. Some decent bread flavors round out the beer.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Pretty solid IPA. Nice hoppiness and not really sweet at all.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dionysus. Pours cloudy gold/apricot with off white head. Nose and taste of pineapple, citrus, hops, caramel malt and light pinewood. Medium body. Some alcohol noticeable in the finish.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Chris for this... pours an ugly dark straw, watery head... resin oil nose with some tropical fruits, a bit of mango, car piss, too harsh for me... not a fan of the taste, lemon zest, skunky pine, sweet finish... not a fan
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a clear bright golden with a small white head. Aroma is a nice pine resin with a biscuit malt. Flavor is a nice strong hop with cracker malts and not much on the finish. A nice, way to easy to drink IIPA. No alcohol to what so ever. This may be the closest thing to a hopslam clone.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus from a trade on BA - thanks! Glorious pour, a thick and faintly cloudy orange that generates a creamsicle head. The nose is really powerful and supremely inviting when in the mood for a bit DIPA. The mouthfeel is hefty and at times the syrupy nature was a bit too much. And given that the flavors tended towards the sweet - somewhat at the expense of the floral and citric flavors that make the nose so scrumptious - the beer didn’t seem as expertly balanced as I was hoping for. Still a very nice brew overall though.
GarrettB (899) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
O’Dell has heralded Spring with a suite of new and appetizing beers, all with a perceptible bow to the fragrances and flowers of a Colorado Spring. Although our state is beleaguered by capricious weather, most especially in March, April and May, O’Dell suffers from no such inconsistencies. Their Spring line-up has been excellent through and through, beginning with the very vernal Myrcenary. This beautiful example of an IPA pours out with a pure white head, and the body exhibits moderate clarity the color of apple juice. Hops, a bucolic whiff of farm soil, a graceful note of pineapple and the yeastiness of a freshly toasted English muffin are complemented by the thick, battery sweetness of pancake batter, all in an evanescent and airy stream. The flavor is, simply put, a light, well balanced IPA with a fresh and brilliantly added squeeze of lemon flavor. Most reviewers reported a significant taste of pine, but I never tasted anything remotely that dark or oozing. Rather, I detect a collection of light citrus flavors with mild hops and bitterness. The Mycenary has enough astringency to bill itself a refreshing summer beer, but never enough to make my taste buds recoil, and the light and bright flavors of fresh lemons impeccably blended with the hops’ astringency are a completely unique approach to a Spring season and its accompanying palate.