beerbastard (736) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 caged. Hazy copper like appearance, with long head retention. Grassy, pine scents mixed with orange blossoms. A well balanced sweet malt and citrus like hop flavor. Tastes of earth and appetizing orange honey preserves. Full body. Nice refreshing change from all the N.W. style DIPA’s. Necter like finish with some burn and a slight bitterness. Overall a little pricey for a beer I would like to enjoy more often.
GT2 (8831) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL at Woodshop 7. Pours a full haze golden with medium white foam. Nose is floral, spicy, white peppercorn. Taste is boozy, sugary, melon heavy. Loads of cantaloupe sucked in rum or vodka. Thick and dense. Alcohol shows through.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz goblet draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is an orange copper, lightly hazed, with a small white head. The aroma is citrus tropical (peach, mango, papaya) hops, caramel malt, nice aroma, just somewhat faint. The taste is sharp citrus peach orange hop, balanced with caramel, tea flavor crystal malt along with a touch of alcohol heat in the back. The flavor lingers with some soft dirtiness, then dries out with some light alcohol heat. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and the heat in finish picks up as it warms. I really like both these breweries, fun to try a collaboration.
kdm1984 (725) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Pours to good head and great lacing. Cloudy light orange. Smell: floral bouquet, but slight dirt element. Taste: good sweet malts, some hops (not as much as I was expecting from a DIPA), lemon citrus element, and again a little regrettable dirt. Balanced beer - not a bomb - but doesn’t really stand out, and there is that one off-taste flaw. Yet to have anything really great by Odell - their St. Lupulin APA has come the closest. RE-RATE: Had this sit in the fridge for another day, and the grapefruit aroma and balanced flavors came out even more. Bumping up from 3.4 to 3.7 overall. NICE stuff. Earthiness gone!
tjmvp9 (9) - - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding from Odell. With Brad and Matt at Yard House. Denver, Colorado on July 16, 2012.
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of straw, some citrus, earthiness and a little light yeast. The taste was of straw, earthiness, yeast and some light citrus with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish. Very tasty.
Fielding (58) - - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrus hops: Smell and flavor. Too bitter hoppy for me. Not my favorite but my comrad says he likes it.
BeerandBlues2 (10249) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Trinity. Pours clear amber with a medium creamy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malt, tropical fruity esters, pine, citrus, and resin hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, malt background, fruity esters and a dry. Medium body and carbonation.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18th June 2012
Cask Pub & Kitchen
Very light haze on this gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, a little viscous with mild fine carbonation. Smooth creamy malt. Nice tropical fruits, zingy mango and orange with traces of lemon, pineapple and others. Mild aniseed. Finishes sweet with more lovely fruit and some bitterness kicking in. Smooth and tasty beer - good stuff!
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden initially and hazy after that. It has a good sized off-white head that clings on pretty well. The aroma has spicy hops, pine, grapefruit, anise, herbs, grass and hints of malt. It would probably seem way out of balance on the nose if the hops were all so gentle and pleasant. The flavor starts with an earthy English yeastiness, dry caramel malt, then the hoppiness of pine, grapefruit, spice and floral burst through. It has a medium / full body, but has a crispness due to the lively, but restrained, carbonation. The finish adds some grass and sulfur and is pretty dry for an almost 9% beer. The alcohol is well hidden in this one. Very well done and far different from others in the IIPA realm.