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RATINGS: 304   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3985) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfrato (104) - - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a solid reddish amber. Malty upfront and then a kick of hops. Amazing red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Tasted 2/27/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a deep amber, ruby hue. Thick finger width of beige head. Very hoppy aromas. Notes of grapefruit and lemon citrus. Touch caramel malts in the aroma, but the hops definitely dominate. Medium bodied with a somewhat dulled malt profile. Caramel and toasty malts. And once again, the hop aspect is dominant. Earthy hops with a bright grapefuity flavor. Slightly acidic on the tongue at the finish. Finishes dry with a lingering acrid hop twang. This is fresh and really nice. While the balance of the profile might be a little skewed toward the hops, it still has a great malty palate. Once again, Odell nails it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Aroma is hugely hoppy, sweet red fruit maltiness. Wow, is this an IPA? Taste is sweet fruit, hop bitterness on the back-end and some hop-derived fruit on the front end too. Did I mention this was hoppy? Get some toasted bread in the middle; sugar, carbonated bitterness. Yum. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ceegod (26) - USA - FEB 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a hazy red. Aroma is grapefruit floral hops with a strong sweet malt. Flavor is excellent, citrus -malt and pine flavors ...bready yeast flavor. Really excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3680) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (813) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1086) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
330 ml bottle, pours a transparent red with a small head, great caramel malt aroma with piney hops, wish there were any UK beers with this distinct aroma. Really well balanced finish. Excellent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1825) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma is doughy, citrusy, piney, caramel, trademark Odell earthiness, biscuity. Pours almost clear amber with tiny particulates floating around under a two-finger beige head with excellent retention; leaves some groovy lace. Taste starts out sweet and savory before turning lightly bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Nice!
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2011 Total Score: 4.1
12 oz bottle into English pint. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium beige head that dissipates in a couple minutes; cobwebby lace is left on the glass. Aroma is very floral and fruity; strong in pine, too. Taste is bittersweet and smoky. Carbonation is medium, body is medium-full. Excellent.

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