JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin Fest 2011. Light red color. Not a lot going on. Mild hops in the aroma and flavor with a balance of malt, leading to a dry finish. Simple, but good at what it does.
badgerben (4557) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, dark copper color with a large head. Moderate citrus hop aroma with some light pine. Light biscuit and caramel malt flavor. Orange and piney hop flavor.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a beautiful dark orange color with an amazing three finger white hear that retained throughout the entire beer. Aroma was spruce with caramel, pine and floral undertones. Very malty taste, with hops, caramel, and some toast. Longer finish, medium body. Above average beer.
mhurley (5) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderfully hoppy crisp red all with American hops that come through in the aroma and flavor. The color is red and vibrant. The flavor of the hops is nicely balanced with a malty caramel flavor. A very enjoyable beer.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is fresh caramel malts, huge cascade and dank American chinook like hops. Taste is overall dry with moderate to heavy bitterness which provides nice balance. Red color. imagine that. Very nice
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am always excited to try a different beer from Odell. This was a surprising experience to say the least. I was amazed by the floral scents and the delightfully smooth texture. the finish was not too bad either. I’ll probably be picking this one up again.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very good beer with a great color and fresh hop taste. very drinkable at 6.5%
alexanderj (3377) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours a very red-auburn color with an off white head. Aroma of earth, fruit, caramel and a bit of herbs and alcohol. Flavor definitely had a pretty sizable amount of hops for the style. Earthy and fruity throughout. Solid caramel and red malt backbone. Flavor lingers. Solid stuff.
ceegod (26) - USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I often hear about how the cost of the better hops is prohibitive. This Odell Red Ale uses that kind of hops, I believe, for this seasonal ale because it stands well above the usual "good" ales and ESBs. Fantastic overall balance and complexity. A goodly level of hop effect without that "blasted by sheer bitterness," but instead a wonderfully powerful and delightful assault by pure assertive brewing genius.
portableparty (2000) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red copper pour with a soapy off white head that leaves a noticable lacing. Aroma has a metallic caramel malt scent. Taste is sweet caramel malt flavor up front and leaves a floral hop flavor that makes me think of tea. Palate is medium feel a has a sticky creamy dry finish. Pretty solid amber ale.