Odell Brewery Runoff Red IPA
By: Katie Schroepfer
A fantastic brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, Odell is known for their 90 Shilling Ale, 5 Barrel Pale Ale, Cuthroat Porter and Easy Street Wheat. This month they released their Runoff Red IPA, which is “how we honor the shoulder season,” because of how one day can span all four seasons in the Rockies. This dry hopped beer is surely to satisfy many craft beer enthusiasts.
First Impression: As always, the Odell label is fantastic. Their labels are never too flashy, boasting neutral colors that flow together wisely. The Rocky mountains in the background with a rushing river clearly describes Colorado this time of year and it also portrays the beer perfectly, as well.
Pour: A nice, smooth pour indicates a good drink is ahead of you. It has a dark amber color with a subtle red head that will lace your glass. The smell is pretty powerful as you pour it, with citrus and pine lingering.
Taste: You can tell this beer is dry hopped but it’s not overwhelmingly hoppy. With only 50 IBUs it is a good balance between an IPA and a red ale. There’s a little bit of citrus flavor with a dry taste that doesn’t linger.
Overall this is a quality beer, but there’s nothing too special about it. It’s flavorful and easy to drink, fitting for those days where you spend the morning in a snowstorm and the afternoon in the sunshine.