sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Tasted 2/27/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a deep amber, ruby hue. Thick finger width of beige head. Very hoppy aromas. Notes of grapefruit and lemon citrus. Touch caramel malts in the aroma, but the hops definitely dominate. Medium bodied with a somewhat dulled malt profile. Caramel and toasty malts. And once again, the hop aspect is dominant. Earthy hops with a bright grapefuity flavor. Slightly acidic on the tongue at the finish. Finishes dry with a lingering acrid hop twang. This is fresh and really nice. While the balance of the profile might be a little skewed toward the hops, it still has a great malty palate. Once again, Odell nails it! ceegod (26) - USA - FEB 17, 2011
I often hear about how the cost of the better hops is prohibitive. This Odell Red Ale uses that kind of hops, I believe, for this seasonal ale because it stands well above the usual "good" ales and ESBs. Fantastic overall balance and complexity. A goodly level of hop effect without that "blasted by sheer bitterness," but instead a wonderfully powerful and delightful assault by pure assertive brewing genius. bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a hazy red. Aroma is grapefruit floral hops with a strong sweet malt. Flavor is excellent, citrus -malt and pine flavors ...bready yeast flavor. Really excellent beer. Cybercat (5832) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Strong aroma has a firm hoppy overtone, more like an IPA than an amber ale to me. It pours a luscious clear dark copper with a thick, pale copper head that leaves considerable lacing. Malty flavor has a hoppy, slightly bitter overtone and hints of caramel and apple. Smooth texture has good body and good fizz. All around, darned good! knickskicks (1162) - - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle pour. Hazy red, lasting off-white head. Good lacing. Oily hops, piney nose. Taste is pine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, caramel. Sticky mouthfeel. Like the low level of carbonation--it really works in the beer’s favor.
spacecube (1717) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
330 ml bottle, pours a transparent red with a small head, great caramel malt aroma with piney hops, wish there were any UK beers with this distinct aroma. Really well balanced finish. Excellent ale. poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma is doughy, citrusy, piney, caramel, trademark Odell earthiness, biscuity. Pours almost clear amber with tiny particulates floating around under a two-finger beige head with excellent retention; leaves some groovy lace. Taste starts out sweet and savory before turning lightly bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Nice!arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2016
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2011 Total Score: 4.1
12 oz bottle into English pint. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium beige head that dissipates in a couple minutes; cobwebby lace is left on the glass. Aroma is very floral and fruity; strong in pine, too. Taste is bittersweet and smoky. Carbonation is medium, body is medium-full. Excellent.
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with off white head. Nose is very sweet and caramel. Taste is also sweet. Orange, toffee and dusty almost rye like aftertaste. Nice. Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #102. 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Hennepin, Minneapolis. Clear dark red, large frothy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, piney hops. The taste is toffee, citrus hops, caramel, berries. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Pours wonderfully, a reddish,
-orange. Lovely malty, funky nose. Grapes, berries, hay, grain. Nice on the tongue too, medium bodied, pleasant carb. Well balanced, dark fruit, some pine, rich florals...A lovely marriage of malt and hop.