Sunday, October 2, 2016

Odell Myrcenary Double IPA

This is a 9.3% ABV double India Pale Ale from the Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins, Colorado. It takes its name from Myrcene, a component of the essential oils in the hop flower.

The beer pours lightly hazed, copper and amber. There is an inch of thick, foamy, off-white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, citrus peels, mangos and mango skin. The taste follows the aromas, the beer drinks very big, ripe, and lush. It is full of fruit and sweetness, coming to a mostly dry, moderately bitter finish. The beer is big in the mouth, very smooth and round, with soft carbonation. This is a delightful DIPA.

It was great several years ago too:  This beer pours a dark honey golden with a hint of orange with a half inch of head that leaves lacing down the glass.  The aroma is a very strong tropical fruit, a bit of melon and a slight sweetness.  The taste is sweet, massive tropical fruit, a sweet malty pastry undertone and a slightly bitter finish.  This is a delicious hop forward tropical fruit DIPA, one of my favorites.  It drinks quite smooth for 9.3% ABV.

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