Myrcenary

Colorado
United States
Odell Myrcenary Double IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway.

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
70
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A key to an impressive Double IPA is providing the requisite hop-centric experience to the drinker, all while maintaining a desirable level of drinkability. The sample in front of me definitely pushed beyond the boundaries of drinkability, which unfortunately makes me view this beer as more of an American Barleywine rather than a Double IPA.  Upon cracking it loose, this potent ale pours a remarkably clear, rustic dark gold with restrained carbonation. The rich, lathery head set up persistent lacing on the glass, and also pointed towards a healthy measure of alcohol content.

Aromas detected included some lovely piney grassiness, mixed with a faint smoky, floral note. I also noted alcohol in the aroma along with some doughy maltiness. A sip of the brew sets off a malt explosion on my taste buds, supported by an aggressive minty bitterness, lingering throughout the glass.  

As each sip finished, you’re left with the immense malt character of this ale, which sets off a heaviness to it which is not typical for the style. While there is no doubt that this beer is well crafted, all of these factors leave me with more of a barleywine impression than a Double IPA. I regarded this as a terrific sipping beer, and I would certainly stash one away for a cold winter night’s enjoyment. However, for those expecting a beer for slow quaffing, which is norm for the style, they should look elsewhere – this is not a beer to be taken lightly.

Brewery Introduction

Odell Brewing is now the 34th largest craft brewery in the country distributing beer to just 14 states.. While the brewery crafts a variety of beers, its roots are built on British styles. Innovation and creativity meet balance, consistency and quality in each brew.

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