RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Available each winter from the first of November until it runs out, Isolation ale is amber in color, malty and strong. We consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (687) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
At LS Taps & Caps. Hazy amber with a little off-white head. Not a big aroma. The description says without fruit or spices. Seems to need something more. Just okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle - rusty red with a medium head. Has a medium dry, malty, toasty taste and is boozy. And it did seem a little spicy. Ok beer but not something Id seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (252) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
dark amber with a finger or 2 of creamy head. aroma is caramel malts and bread. Flavor is caramel, bread, and some earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, lambent red-brown with a high, beige head. Nose is wood, spice, tea, and umami notes. Sweeter on the tongue than on the nose, with caramel, chocolate, black tea, and treacle in the forefront, followed by a tannic bitterness. Finish is long, a little warm, with more wood and a touch of vanilla. Nice to have a winter warmer thats not pretending to be a cookie or a fruitcake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Odells Isolation Ale is a gorgeous beer to look at and a decent brew to taste. The color is a clear shade of copper with a snowy head. Aroma isnt big but it has a nice balance of bread-like malts and floral hops. Flavor is definitely malt-forward. Caramel comes through clearly with some subtle fruitiness in the background. Feel is smooth but not remarkable. While there are holiday brews I get more excited about, I would happily drink Isolation Ale while occupying a remote hotel, looking at the snow-capped Rocky mountains, venturing into Room 237, and developing a fascination with axes. All work and no beer make Jack a dull boy. All work and no beer make Jack a dull boy. All work and no beer make Jack a dull boy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (2133) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. A- Malts, caramel, bread, grains. A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Malty, subtle hops, roasty, earthy, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Definitely got more disappointing as it warmed. Not a lot of depth and really malty. Not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (3579) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle: The pour is absolutely gorgeous deep amber and a thick, creamy tan head. Nice sheet lacing. At first, I thought it smelt like sawdust, but it passed. Deep toffee, woody, earthy, and nutty bits. Rich and inviting. Taste is a little more on the earthy side, some florals and wood. Lightly metallic. Loses a bit from the nose. Lighter in body, which is ok, but the flavor doesnt stick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a nice deep amber color with a tan head and good lacing, sticky. You can tell there is some hops in the aroma, but theyre floral varieties I think. The taste is quite good, lots of biscuit, some caramel, and a little hop bite -- all the spiciness of this beer comes from the hops instead of added spices. Good winter warmer, a little different, but good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (1124) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Red orange with a thin white cap. Caramel, herbal hops, mineral water and bread. Taste is lightly sweet with a dry plantlike bitterness. Body is lighter with a fizzy feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Julie says well it is okay there is a touch of non hoppy air freshener at the end. It is okay. She gives a 3.0

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