Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Vaguely Satanic label art. Fruity, citric and lightly sweet aroma, with toasted caramel malts, pineapple, mild grapefruit and pear and perhaps a touch of grape candy. Clear, attractive red color with a lasting, fine, uneven, off-white head and some nice lacing to match. Flavor profile is balanced a bit more towards the hoppy side, which is how I tend to prefer examples of this style, luckily, with suggestions of sweet, sugary, toffeeish malts, red apple, bubblegum, piney, earthy, citric hops and a moderate amount of drying bitterness for balance. Amply carbonated and a bit oily, with a medium body. Nice rendering of a decently hoppy American Red Ale, very drinkable.
machfive55 (353) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance was amber with a red tint. Aroma was dominated by citrus and pine hop notes. The flavor was mostly hoppy with citrus notes, but low bitterness. The beer had good carbonation and body. This is a good amber ale with excellent hop aroma.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My second Odell brew and this one is spot on! An agressive hoppy amber with a good malt balance to help with the hops and helps to hide the stronger alcohol note. I’d try this again for sure!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: June 26, 2009
Appearance: clear amber, wispy head, bits of lace
Aroma: big fresh hop aroma, balancing sweet bready malt
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice caramel, plenty of hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a beautiful Amber with a light, thin, cream head. The bouquet of hops is wonderful as it caresses the nose, and that is about where anything good stops. I came to the table expecting something equally as good as the Extra Special Red but I was quite disappointed. I got almost nothing but hop, very little malt.
I wish the ESR would come back.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nose was fruity with some hop present. Poured a Amber color with some white foamy head that lasted a bit. Medium body with a smooth finish and the carbonation was fine for the beer. I HATED THE FLAVOR. after loving the extra special red so much I was so disappointed that this is the beer that replaced it. It was malty but dull and I really did not get any good hoppiness out of it
thegreenrooster (2983) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark red with a large tan head. Aroma is of earthy malts and some oily hops. Flavor is some pine hops with some caramel malts and a touch of earthyness. Think of it as and IPA made with caramel malts. This one is a damn fine amber and one of the best i have ever tried.
beernbourbon (1214) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Crosling. Pour is a rich-looking, viscous amber color. Aroma is heavy hops with a nice malt backbone. Flavor is pleasant malt up front with a heavy hit of pine and citrus hops right behind it. Flavor is crisp with a bit of a sweet and soapy finish. Very surprised by this one, it’s great stuff!
jkwalking05 (3076) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Copper in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of spicy hops, spices, grass, and citrus. Taste is moderately hoppy, but a little watery.
travita (3504) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The smell is heavy hops, floral, citrus, caramel, malts, and pine. The look is clear, amber colored, with a beige colored head. The taste is low bitterness, caramel, hops, citrus, and pine.