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RATINGS: 282   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, itís almost as surprising as the season itself.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Very pretty deep bronze body with a lightly off white soapy looking head. The nose is sweet with some toffee and roasted peanuts. There is a nice citrus sharpness to counteract the candy bar smell. The taste has some nice floral orange hops with some more peanut character. There is also some cola in the finish. Overall, on the hoppy end of ambers and another solid entry from OíDell.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9686) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear rubied amber with a large, creamy, off-white, persistent head, good lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw, bread, cookie), average hops (flowers, grass, citrus), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of pear, apple, and candy. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Very smooth beer, easy to drink, lovely balance of malt and hop.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours a lovely clear red with a beige head that dissipates quickly, leaving just the lacing. Beer smells like a hoppy explosion, but isnít overwhelmingly bitter when you taste it, definitely has a good balance between the malts and hops. Very nice finish. Odell has produced a wonderful red ale and another fantastic beer to itís lineup.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bright red-amber with a huge foamy cream colored head that laces nicely in my glass boot at the wapiti pub. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, balanced by caramel and bready malts. Nicely balanced flavor as well. Medium body with moderate carbonation, finishing slightly bitter and dry. Very nice red.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle. Fruity, hoppy nose with a hint of higher alcohol. Not all reds are actually red in color but this one is. An attractive reddish amber. Thin layer of yellowish off white head. Lace already forming before first sip. Had this for the first time served by Doug Odell himself at a tasting at the Wine Thief and Ale Jail in St. Paul. Really liked it then. Had a couple during the SUPER bowl and finally sitting down to rate another one now. A lot of good things going on here. Solid hop profile with a malt backbone. Not too much alcohol so has sessionability with plenty of flavor for a "lower alcohol" brew. Very good beer. Odell for me is quickly becoming a reliably top notch brewer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (607) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2012
Exceptional brew, very impressed with this one. Well balanced, great drinkability, some hop in the red for the hop lover in you, freakiní great!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle from a generous BA trader - thanks! Pours a semi-hazy amber red with a small layer of tan foam. Aroma is sharp pine with some bitterness and minor citrus and a substantial malt backbone with some lingering sweetness. Taste is clean, balanced hop bitterness with pine leading into semi-sweet malt with raisin and caramel before giving way again to the pine and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is clean and slightly coating. Hugely quaffable but with enough hop bite and malt presence to make the beer very engaging. Iím really impressed by this beer - excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Has a super fresh hop and pine scent. Has a killer bitterness and roast flavor, must seek this out again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (501) - - 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


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