Odell 90 Shilling Ale

The day that we were flying back from Colorado happened to be the day of a snowstorm. We managed to have a four hour delay and got to know Denver airport really well. We both ended up doing a lot of work at the airport, but stopped to have dinner before we flew home.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Scottish Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “BRITISH CRYSTAL AND CHOCOLATE MALT, PERLE AND NUGGET HOPS. 90 Shilling is our smooth and complex flagship beer. A medium-bodied amber ale with a distinct burnished copper color and a deeply pleasant aroma. The name 90 Shilling comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings. We think you’ll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every Shilling.”

Random: Odell has really nice merch.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated quickly and left a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. The body was perfectly clear and mahogany in color. The nose started with some herbal notes and quickly transitioned into biscuity and caramel malt. It had a slight nuttiness to it as well. The taste was very similar to the nose, except the malt came through first. It had the same caramel and nutty notes, but also had a slight note of clove. Some herbal hops came through as well. The body was on the thicker side with lots of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with caramel malt and cloves. I enjoyed this beer and would definitely have it again if it received distribution to Jersey.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Odell IPA

One of the best parts of our trip to Colorado was seeing a concert at Red Rocks. We got tickets to see Spoon. It is probably the coolest concert venue that I’ve ever seen. The walk to the venue was ridiculous though and straight uphill. They had cabs going to the venue, but I was too stubborn to take one. The venue is slightly outside of Denver, so we stopped at a restaurant by the venue and this was the beer that I had there.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from England to India in the 1700′s, and made it bolder and more flavorful—American Style. We added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character.”

Random: This beer comes in at 60 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was mostly clear and light yellow in color. The nose was filled with honey, grass and grapefruit flesh. It quickly went into pine and grassy hops. The taste was very hoppy. It started with pine needles and pine resin. It then went into grapefruit flesh and pith. There was some booze that came through as well. The body was on the thicker side with lots of carbonation. It had some grapefruit pith in the finish. This was an alright beer, but nothing mind blowing.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Odell Drumroll APA

Val and I went to Colorado last October for Great American Beer Festival. When we landed, I was starving, so we went to a place called Mr. Tuna for dinner. It was late and the Rockies game was on. This was the beer that I had with dinner.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Drumroll is an unfiltered American Pale Ale. A bold, juicy, citrus-inspired and tropically hop forward APA that looks and tastes like pineapple, orange, mango, and grapefruit. The complex fruit character is the result of the careful combination of our favorite current crop year hops with no fruit or juice addition necessary.”

Random: The tuna at Mr. Tuna was amazing.

The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was somewhat hazy and bright orange. There was a lot of carbonation visible as well. The nose was filled with lots of citrus. I picked up a lot of pineapple and clementines as well. There was some mango too, but no malt came through. The taste was much of the same. It was an absolute citrus bomb. I got orange and grapefruit segments along with mango and pineapple. The toasted malt came through right at the end. The body was on the medium side with lots of carbonation. The finish was sticky and lengthy with citrus. This beer was absolutely solid and paired perfectly well with tuna. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0