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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Odyssey is an Imperial, or Double, IPA brewed with an assortment of hop varieties, and lots of them! Near orange in color, Odyssey is medium-bodied and (obviously) hoppy, with pleasant alcohol hints in the nose and finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 2005 growler from the Royersford location. Pours a translucent golden orange copper with a large fluffy off white lacing head. Aroma of pine caramel and some citrus hops as well as some other spices I can’t quite pinpoint. The flavor was a lot less sweet than other IIPA’s I’ve had. More pine, orange and some grapefruit in the tail of the flavor to give it a nice bitterness. 7-4-8-4-16 2006 Bottle - Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium foamy off white head that laced and sustained. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, sweet caramel and bready malts hints of other various citrus. Flavor of citrus, pine, grapefruit a nice hop bitterness followed by more of a grainy/bready malt balance. Hold up pretty well to the other years Odyssey. Will be a nice one to have around as a seasonal Sly Fox bottle. Numbers for me stay the same as my previous rating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small creamy white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, and a hint of fruit. Flavor of malt and hops.
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2005 Total Score: 3.5
(Draught, Drafting Room) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of orange hops. Hoppy flavor. Semi-dry and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Cask-conditioned. Hazy dull orange-copper body with a dense load of fine particles and a loose, creamy hand-pumped head. Mellow and pleasant hop aroma with elements of berries, citrus, and lightly sweet caramel. Aggressive piney flavor that is resinous but not overpowering and actually fairly well counter-balanced by some nice malt qualities. Surprisingly better balanced than all of the single hop IPAs served alongside. A good, well-crafted DIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Dark copper colored with medium head. The aroma was hoppy, with some fruitiness and some caramel. The flavor had some sticky citric hop notes in addition to a fruity, piney element, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Very complex. In this case, the whole was as good or better than the sum of its parts, and I agree that this one was a smidgen better than the 2004 version, but I attribute that to the hop varieties used.
Earlier Rating: 12/10/2004 Total Score: 4.1
On draft 12/10. Copper colored with medium white head. Aroma of hops (big surprise there), malt, some fruit. Tastes hoppy, with some malt and a semi dry finish. Very good, but the sum is not necessarily better than its parts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2055) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 Much better than last year’s Odyssey, bright amber color with a orange hue, very hoppy nose with other notes of pine, citrus & a bit of caramel, dry & bitter, full-bodied, left some nice lacing around the glass as well, hoppy flavors with notes of caramel & oranges, dry & bitter finish The cask version was even better, hazy appearance with a smoother body & mellowed hops
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2004 Total Score: 3.6
Definitely not as good as it could have been, like most folks I was waiting for quite a while to taste this, unfortunatley I was pretty disappointed, sampled both the regular draft version & on cask, the only differences were the cask version was smoother & a little less hoppy, all other qualities were shared by the two, amber color with a slight haze, nice fluffy off-white head with some lacing around the glass, aroma full of hops & a slight note to fruitiness, medium-full body, lots of hops in the flavors but very little malt, hardly any malt backbone to balance the beer, that was the major downfall, the beer seemed to be a little yound & immature, maybe either a little aging or a second attempt at brewing it will yield a lot more malt character, bitter & hoppy finish, a decent session beer but as mentioned it could have been a whole lot better

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
On tap at the Sly Fox Brew Pub. Poured a medium (clear for the regular and hazy for the cask) amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, pine, and caramel. Tastes of oranges, citrus, caramel and light grapefruit. Much better than last year’s Odyssey.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2004 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the Sly Fox. I was looking forward to trying this one for a while. I have to admit, I was somewhat disappointed by it. It did not seem like an IIPA - more of a IPA. No malts. Poured a medium amber color with an off white head. Lighter aromas of pine, citrus and more hops. I also tried the Cask version which I liked better. Overall a little thin and light for an IIPA but props to the Sly Fox for their whole year long IPA Project.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Cask... Poured a hazy amber color with a thin, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel malt, and light spices. Taste was full of citrus fruits, pine resin, and caramel malt, lightly dry, bitter finish, with a touch of alcohol as well. More enjoyable than last years, perhaps its a higher percentage of noble hops this year. These IPA project parties really suck the tastebuds out of you.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2004 Total Score: 3.8
Cask... Poured a hazy golden orange color with a small off white head, that left nice, spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of wet hops, pine, resin, and sweet orange citrus hops. Taste of bitter citrus hops, tasted very young with no malt character at all. Almost tasted lightly sour, I hope this develops more malt down the road.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2005
On tap @ Royersford: Cloudy orange-yellow color with a white, lasting head. Aroma: hops, flowers, mild pine, citrus, butter. Taste: buttery hops, grass, citrus, lemon, somewhat lacking of a malt background, though it seems to work just fine for this beer. Finishes nicely balanced, bitter, with notes of grass, lemon, grains, and buttery hops. This was my favorite beer of the day here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Strong citrus aroma, but a weaker hop presence than I imagined. Alcohol is right where it should be, 8.4%. I would think with all the hops thrown in this recipe it would be more of a solid wall of hops. Odyssey’s flavor was one of a malt liquor loaded with hops. Not necessarily a bad thing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Draught@ Grey Lodge: Plenty of hops on this one that poured an ice orange in the glass with a small white head. Flavor lacked malt. I was waiting for it but it never showed up. Hop flavor was present throughout.


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