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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Doug Odellís admiration for the British brewing culture has led him across the pond - a lot. In 2008, Doug landed at Thornbridge Brewery and in the company of kindred brewing spirits. This visit led to a collaboration brew at Thornbridge in 2010. Fast forward to 2012 to find the two breweries at it again, this time at Odell Brewing. Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale is the love child of this international brewmance. Brewed with English malts and American hops, Pond Hopper brings together the best ingredients each country has to offer, balancing a subtle sweet malt character with hints of mango and peach hop flavor. It pours a rich golden color with citrus and ripe melon essence in the nose. No matter which side of the pond youíre on, hereís to good beer and good friends. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Appearance: lightly hazed coppery orange, with a hugely aggressive, foamy, bright white head that leaves sticky swathes of lace. Aroma: even cellared for six months, hops exploded out of the glass--grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, mint, and pine. Taste: blast of slick, syrupy hops (citrus and resin, followed by melon), with a bit of a sweet malt backbone. Finish: sweet and syrupy, but bitter hops overpower the sweet slickness long into the finish. Notes: Tastes very much like a Pacific Northwest double IPA as opposed to the "Extra Pale Ale" as the bottle was labeled; glad to see it properly categorized here. Palate was big and the massive hops and high alcohol (though well hidden) almost gave it a liqueur-like character. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
tsansch (2) - - APR 28, 2013 does not count
Great beer. Love the taste. Great mix of flavors. Would definitely buy again. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1003) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a bubbly white head. Aromas of mango, peach, hop, and malt. Tastes upfront of a sweet citrus and finished with some malt and bitter hops. It is well balance, smoothed and highly drinkable. Shocking to see it at nearly 9% ABV, it sure doesnít taste like it. I hope they make this one a regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
From a bomber. Pours opaque gold with a frothy head. Tastes like lemon, orange peel, spices. Smells like citrus, wheat, herbs, and spices. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4481) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy, bright gold with thick, frothy white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, lemon, grapefruit, grassy notes, biscuit and and cereal malts, and some alcohol spice. Flavor is grassy and citrus hops forward with supporting bready malts, light fruit esters, light spice; dry, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2687) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Large white head with good retention and a thick, sticky lace. Hazy, gold hued brew. Soft nose of citrus, peaches and some malts. Body is almost medium with a gently spritzy carbonation, lil oily. Medium sweet, bready malts coasting along side of some tame, citrusy, earthy hop notes. Hint of caramel and some Belgian IPA yeasty spice notes. Finish is a tad sweet with little balancing hop bitterness. Bottle received in trade from stumpyiliz. Thanks man!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11307) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle @ home. Clear light orange color, full sized creamy white head that lasts for quite a long time and leaves fair lacing. Smell malts, hops, fruityness, a touch of grapefruit and a bit pineapple sweetness. Taste malts, hops, pineapple, lightly spruce, not very bitter. Very fruity with some sweetness and hops. I miss a bit bitterness. Nevertheless a nice beer. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
In short: A very sweet citrusy blond IPA. Clean and well brewed but not what I want from an IPA.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged, consumed approximately 2 months after purchase.
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a large beige head with good retention (cloudy at the very end)
In long: The aromatic nose is fruity-citrusy hops (mainly apricots and mangos), garden flowers along with dry yellowed grass. Taste starts with sweet sugary malts, a bit too much crystal malts for my liking here. In mouth the citrusy hops that were apricots and mangos on the nose become very grapefruity in the taste with also dry grass, some pine-needles notes and lemony notes. After-taste is dry grass in sugars. Carbonation is a bit too soft increasing the already high malt sweetness. Another 750ml of strong beer I happily drank in record time, Iím not sure if I use my excessive drinking as an excuse to act immature or if I use my immaturity as an excuse to drink so much beer, a pretty awesome downward spiraling vicious circle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 21, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a deep golden color with a two-finger head. Pervading aroma of tangerine, but floral notes are also noticeable. Effervescent and crisp, yet obvious alcohol presence. Strong, yet refreshing, flavor of tangerine and lemongrass. Did I mention tangerine? Iíve had this beer numerous times, yet I never cease to find something new in it. Worth every penny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, brewed at Odell Brewing Co., from De Molen Beershop Bodegraven, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly floral/sweet, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!

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