Odell Brew­ing Drum­roll APA

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Fort Collins, Colorado ABV: 5.3% | IBUS: 42 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“A bold, juicy, cit­rus-in­spired, and trop­i­cally hops-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 cur­rentcrop-year hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mild bit­ter­ness with light malt sweet­ness. Earthy-spicy lemon hops char­ac­ter, slightly grassy, very mild cracker malt. Some nice pine aroma, with stone fruit: peaches and cherry. With time, more cit­rus comes through.” Fla­vor: “Cit­rus is strong enough here to hit first, with an earthy, some­what grassy, back­drop. Nice soft, grainy, and sub­tly sweet malt char­ac­ter. The hops pair well and add spicy and light cit­rus notes. Fin­ishes su­per dry and slightly bit­ter with light cherry notes.” Over­all: “Nice cit­rus char­ac­ter, al­most del­i­cate through­out, the aroma is re­ally en­tic­ing with hints of lemon, pep­per, and toasted malt. The fla­vor is sim­i­lar, even if in the fin­ish those fla­vors run to­gether and miss the clar­ity of the best in this style.

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 18 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 9 89

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