zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Ft. Collins, CO. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit rind upfront with coffee in the background. The flavor is the opposite; dark chocolate and coffee are the most present with the hops taking a backseat and merely complementing the dark roasted malt flavor. A very well done black IPA. jhamp9 (1864) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is pine, roast, dark chocolate, bread. Dark malts and the hops play very together in this one. Really nice black IPA. SG111 (1829) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with frothy white/tan head and lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon little bit of lime, not much roasted malt character but definitely a biscuit bready maltiness. Flavor is hop forward with a definite very prevalent roasted malt character. Really awesome balance. Little bit of chocolate and coffee as well. Some lemon peel and citrus present. Hop and a little bit of coffee bitterness. Awesome. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight black with a large fluffy head, that subsides to about 1/8 inch of creamy beige foam.Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Aroma: Big herbal hops, medium roast, sassafras.
Taste: Chocolate malt,big herbal hops. roast, big abrasive bittering hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: A unique roasty black ale. This came across as more like a big porter or stout as opposed to a double IPA with color.
750ml bottle. Wow are Odell corks tight! Pours dark brown/black with a monstrous creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass.
GlasgowTAD (1779) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
The aroma is roasted malts, some black licorice, and resiny piney tarry hops.
The flavor is roasted malts with a little sweetness and a good amount of fruity, medium bitter, hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a very solid, well balanced, brew. Nothing over the top, but very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the warming sneaks up on you.
Pours brown black with brown head. Aroma is fruity and roasty. Taste is peach sweet, mango sweet, slight roastiness, hint of coffee. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12oz picked up today at the COOP .... Poured into my HotD goblet.. 1" dark tan head atop deep dark brown brew... verging on black... nice sheets of lacing.
Nose is very nice... big citrus and a little pine.. some lite chocolate and a touch of sweetness.
Good bitterness up front.. resinous hops and a little sweet dark malt... the malts are more roasty black than chocolaty.. a little sweetness with warmth that helps bloom the flavors....
Body is a solid medium with good carbonation.
Odell is a gem that seems too many people don’t really appreciate. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at The Happy Gnome - Pours clear black, thick pale tan head, lovely lacing. Nose is graphite, hot metal, steely hops, if that makes sense, some grass, some light soap. Flavours of waxy, cheesy hops, some spicy light roast, soapy finish. I really didn’t groove on this one’s hops, but the malt bill seemed to be in the right place. Not a fan, which is a shame, because I normally LOVE the hoppy stuff from O’Dells. Pity. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft. Pours deep black with a firm tan head. Nose is both hoppy and burnt maltiness. Taste is very bitter and roasty also. Alcohol is a bit in your face at the end. Nice. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with a nice creamy tan head and some nice lacing. Malty aroma with some citrus hops. Taste is caramel malts with a little dark fruity flavor and citrusy. One of my faces, enjoy this Double Black IPA.