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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Denver2012 (24) - - MAR 10, 2012
Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious sweetness and breadiness. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. I think I am having the same reaction to this as I did with Deschutes Red Chair, which has since become one of my favorite beers. I had this Red once before a couple years ago and did not enjoy anywhere close to how much I am enjoying it this time around. Odell with a grand slam on this one and think this just might have overtaken their IPA as my favorite beer from them. The only thing that blows about this beer is that its seasonal. And the name is rather unoriginal as well.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magicalpoet (23) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2012
What a beautiful beer! Deliciously red, great lacy head, full body. Malty goodness with assertive hops. No hint of "watery, and syrupy sweet" as many reds can tend toward here at all. Right up there with Nosferatu as the best red I've had! Thanks Uncle Brian for the hook up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
It would probably be more accurate to call this a red IPA. Very nice bitterness and citrus/pine flavor. Great aroma to boot.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12oz. Btl. Pours reddish and clear. Fizz is light. Aroma is deep and full of basement flavors. Taste is full and flavorful. Great beer... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grampageoff (16) - arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 Bottle. This just came out and I was eager to try it as I am a big fan of O’dell’s other beers. I was not disappointed. Really pretty red color with a pillowy finger and a half head. Pretty good lacing throughout. Nose is citrus and hop flowers, a little pine. Smooth mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Really nice hoppy flavor that fades to slightly sweet as the aftertaste fades. This is a severely good beer. Much closer to an IPA than an amber ale. I’ll have to try this side by side with their IPA. Definitely worth seeking out.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kptron (17) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Resiny citrus hop aroma. Brownish ruby red color with slight head. Mild sweetness blends into a light caramel malt, all held together with a pleasant bitterness. Medium body, a touch oily, and just the right amount of carbonation with a crisp hoppy finish. Excellent compliment to the onset of spring (even though it snowed this morning).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (3536) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Very red. Foamy antique white head. Aroma like heaven, taste like awesome. It smells lightly floral with a nice grapefruit note. The body is medium light but filly satisfying. Good, strong bite. Whets the whistle properly. Worthy of a growler.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a sexy amber with off-white head that is thick at first then recedes to a thin layer that remains for the pint. Nose has a very nice fruity component, perhaps passion fruit or at least a very mixed batch of fruit aromas. A generous toffee sweetness is welcomed onto the palate at first, with plenty of "juicy fruit" hoppiness in the balance. There’s a slight candied quality to this ale too. Finish is toffee sweet with lingering citrus. Very drinkable and quite delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Someister (17) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
Beautiful deep,ruby red color. Tinges of deep purple, with a thin creamy off-white head. Smells of grassy, citurs, sprucy hops and deep caramel notes. Great mouthfeel with a beautiful, bitter, and lasting finish. Notes of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and bitter citrus. My standard for everything a red ale should be.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Rich reddish-amber with thin off-white head and light lacing. Aroma: Tart grapefruit, mango and citrus are at the forefront. Smells like an IPA except the malts are more complex with caramel, biscuit and rye-like qualities. Taste: Mostly dried out caramel malt backbone which is overridden by loads of citrusy American hops with strong grapefruit and orange. The finish is spicy, bitter and pine-like. Somewhat reminiscent of rye as well. Palate: Moderately low carbonation, smooth and creamy body, dry finish. Could use either a tinge more carbonation or body - one or the other - but that is a very minor gripe. Overall: Fantastic Non-Imperial Red Ale; actually the best I have had for the style. Highly recommended.


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