Episode#215: Odell Brewing Company
In this episode from the crypt, Dan and his dad sample some beers from Colorado’s Odell Brewing Company at the Old LOT Compound.
Odell Brewing Company Easy Street Wheat (0:46)
Their year-round wheat beer is brewed with malted wheat and pale malt, hopped with Cascade and Willamette, and weighs in 4.6% ABV with 21 IBUs.
Notes: Great head, cloudy after our pour since it’s unfiltered. Fruit on the nose, and according to Dan it should have its own Yankee Candle made from it. Fruit esters come through on the palate and is very easy-drinking. It differentiates itself from other American Wheats because of it’s weight, mouthfeel and persistent finish.
Odell Brewing Company 5-Barrel Pale Ale (4:10)
Their year-round pale ale is brewed with Munich and pale malt, hopped with Crystal and Willamette, and weighs in 5.2% ABV with 38 IBUs.
Notes: Quarter-inch head, light orange in color. Hop-forward on the bouquet, with a hint of wood and pine. Good balance on the palate, with hop character but not overpowering bitterness. We thought about making batter for fries or hush puppies with this. Again like its predecessor in the tasting, really approachable.
Odell Brewing Company 90 Shilling Ale (5:50)
Their flagship beer, this year-round amber is brewed with British Crystal and chocolate malt, hopped with Perle and Nugget, and weighs in 5.3% ABV with 32 IBUs.
Notes: Poured a little hazy, small head, nice lacing and amber in color. Fruit, caramel malt and almost apple-cider note. Malt-forward with a brief, little bit of hop character on the mid-palate. Balanced. I would love to braise stuff and drink more of this beer.
Odell Brewing Company Isolation Ale (8:17)
Their fall/winter seasonal is brewed with Bonlander and pale malt, hopped with Crystal and Nugget, and weighs in 6.1% ABV with 42 IBUs.
Notes: Chill hazed (unfortunately), amber in color with some particulates from our pour and a powerful, small-bubble carbonation. It is almost like a blend of a harvest and winter ale, and once again Dan is seeking some braising liquid he can also imbibe or just enjoy with some mild cheddar.
Odell Brewing Company IPA (10:15)
Their year-round IPA is brewed with Vienna and pale malt, hopped with 9 different US hop varieties, and weighs in 7.0% ABV with 60 IBUs.
Notes: Lighter in color, nice head. Resin-quality on the nose, but balanced. Fairly approachable and not too hop-focused but could pair with medium-spicy dishes.
Odell Brewing Company The Meddler (12:46)
This limited edition oud bruin (Belgian sour) is “comprised of several generations of brown ales, barrel aged and blended. Wild yeasts and Lactobacillus meddle with the brew for 18+ months creating complexity and depth of flavor.” It weighs in 8.6% ABV with 20 IBUs.
Notes: Dark brown, like its style namesake, with an incredible, fluffy head and looks like cola. Sour, with a hint of the malt, and Dan is somehow reminded of the remains of deli dinner with pickles. Alcohol is hidden behind the acid on the palate, so it’s pretty dangerous as you repeatedly go back for another sip. Pretty true to style, with lacto doing its thing clearly. Frites and Belgian food are craved during this part of the tasting. Most enjoyable and totally meant to be shared.
All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers