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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This time of year in the Rockies, one day can span all four seasons. Morning snow gives way to afternoon sun, sending fresh snowmelt into our rivers and into our mash tun. With a complex malt backbone dry hopped for notes of citrus and pine, it’s almost as surprising as the season itself.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops and fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6958) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel nose, dusty, light hops. The flavor is a clean well made rich sweet caramel flavor, some light citrus. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 August 8th, 2013 - Now (April, 2015) called the Runoff Red, O’Dell’s Red Ale is a deep, flavorful dollop of caramel and sweet flavors, rich though not unctuous. A deep hoppy scent flows freely from the top of a tan/off white head, giving off additional notes of red, sweet and gooey malt and a distinctive old world hop profile. Surprisingly, given the nose, the palate is somewhat thinner, almost watery, paring back the risk of a cloying brew, and delivering lighter intensity flavors of apple and apple skins, though the blend is not as appealing as the nose. The hop notes are stellar, but the overall impression is concoction that’s been diluted just too much, especially after the tantalizing richness of the nose. March 28th, 2010 - The amber ale has always been a steadfast friend. Consistent, supportive, predictable, and reliable. And for all these positive qualities, the amber ale is also lackluster. It never seems to change. O’Dell has gone some way to change that. The O’Dell Red Ale is (and I say this with the maximum amount of feigned shock) red, and the nose delivers appreciable hoppy qualities, alongside caramel, apple, cinnamon and light notes of spice. The taste is where this red diverges from so many others. It is bready and yeasty, all on a light palate, and with lots of “jolly” caramel touches. It’s also crisp and clear, and has a rich carbonate taste that goes well with everything else working on the palate. Why this isn’t one of O’Dell’s workhouse beers is beyond me, but it is, so far, the highlight of my sampler flight. (3.7)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (518) - - AUG 20, 2012
Dark Hazy Orange. This has the aroma of citrus hops, caramel, yeasts and malts. The flavor, unlike the smell, has piney hops along with caramel, yeasts and a pretty solid malty backbone. Body is light and moderate in terms of carbonation, making it feel rather crisp. I would classify this more as an IPA than anything else but I still find this to be a very enjoyable beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2833) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is transparent and orange / brown in color. The aroma brings dank hops, alcohol, and pretty much smells like a red ale. The flavor is decent, with alcohol more prevalent than expected. The beer is growing on me the more I drink it. The feel is a bit on the thin side. Overall, a solid example of the style. I’d drink this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-23-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (858) - - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle pour. Hazy red, lasting off-white head. Good lacing. Oily hops, piney nose. Taste is pine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, caramel. Sticky mouthfeel. Like the low level of carbonation--it really works in the beer’s favor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
I love this beer. more liek a red IPA than an amber id say though. massive hops and good malt base coming thru. lovely stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2012
One of the better red ales out there. Plenty of hops to augment the maltiness of a normal red. Not overly bitter, and very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3888) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Strong aroma has a firm hoppy overtone, more like an IPA than an amber ale to me. It pours a luscious clear dark copper with a thick, pale copper head that leaves considerable lacing. Malty flavor has a hoppy, slightly bitter overtone and hints of caramel and apple. Smooth texture has good body and good fizz. All around, darned good!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4068) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. The aroma is fabulous: sweet, smoky and freshly hoppy. Slightly lighter in taste and mouthfeel than I expected; less of a prounced flowery hoppiness, more of a herby, light citrus bloom to the fresh tang. Plenty of orange peel and faint nut from the rye. Balanced and very good.


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