drjay44 (3924) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
750 ml. bottle. Vintage 2009. Pours a thin, short lived, off white head, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is resin, pine, grapefruit, pineapple.....taste is slightly sweet malts to start, then resin, pineapple finishing with a light licorice bitterness.....mouth feel is light, carbonation low (it is quite still). This is a well balanced beer. It is much lighter and has less complexity than expected, but is easy drinking. It is similar to a light Barley Wine, and with the alcohol level is probably quite dangerous. BJCP 7/2/14/4/7 willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2010
20100410 750 ml bottle shared by boamr, thanks! Murky brown with lasting, tall tan head. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit) and lots of piny Chinook. Drinks like a medium abv brown ale, nice and dry and quaffable. Some lingering acetaldehyde green apple notes but overcome with soapy pine/pith. pineypower (3352) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Boamr. Pours out a dark brown with a big fluffy off whtie head. Aroma is of pine and citrus hops, maybe some light roast. Taste is citrus and pine hops, some doughy bread, toasted malt, light earthy nutty notes. A solid hoppy brew. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours a hazy amber with a medium beige head...aroma is very nice, hop resiny, caramel, rough cut grain and grapefruit...flavour is a bit unexpected, very soft and murky in the mouth, hoppy but not very bitter, cereal grainy, slightly herbal and almost flat...if only it could have been as good as the aroma suggested... hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
bottle from distro 3/30/2010.
walnut-y brown colored pour with a soft spongy tan head.
toasted nut and malty notes on the nose are hidden behind a wall of hoppiness... bubblegum, woody, earthy, floral, a bit piney and even a touch of citrus pith.
more of the same for the flavor... lots of sweet grain, wheat bread and cocoa nibs balanced by the dryness of the hops = quite easy to keep drinking it. nice aftertaste of spicy hops.
medium bodied with soft creamy carbonation. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8
dmac (6646) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by boamr, thanks bro. Poured a deep red brown body with a huge frothy light beige head. Aroma of pineapple and citrus hops, caramel, toffee, amber malts, grains. The body is a bit lively at first but settles down to a medium mouthfeel with average/strong carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Flavor is the same as the aroma with lots of upfront pineapple and citrus hops that dominate over a malt backbone. This was one of my favorites of the night. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a big fluffy head that settles to a dollop. Nose is orange and toffee, mandarins and pine. Medium body with foamy prickles. Taste is candied orange peel, soapy pine, melon and grapefruit peel. A bit too sweet with earthy bitterness. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
sample on tap at Odell on 4/8/10... deep brown pour with a solid off white head... sweet hop nose... medium sweet body with raisin, plum and other lingering dark fruits... sweet finish with more fruit notes... really nice beer. ajd413 (18) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
Great American-Style brown ale using Colorado grown hops! Got to love the local effort Odell’s is making sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Reserve 09. Overcabonated, just way too much head on this one. Other than that thought its a nice dark red/brown color. Smells like caramel, spruce, and spices. Malty, sweet, caramel with a dry bitter finish. Pretty good, just not really worth the price of admission.