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Old 04-02-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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So I stumbled upon this brew at the store tonight. Having never seen it before, I assumed it was a new offering.

As I tasted it, I was very disappointed. It has that "used to be good" flavor. I perceive it as oxidization, but my palate sucks, so take that with a grain-of-salt. After digging around the net, it looks like it looks like it was a one-time release over a year ago!

Why can't craft beer have a "release date", or bottled date, or some sort of indication? I just dropped $15 for a bottle of disappointment. Man that pisses me off. I'm not sure I can even finish this darned thing.

To be fair, I still would have bought it. After all, it's 9.5% so it should age well, right? Apparently not. I even looked on BA to see if I'm the only one that felt this way. Then I realized that if it costs more than $2 it'll score an "A" on that site.

Oh well. A bad bottle of beer is better than a good bottle of water!

 
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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Bummer! But its all about the "Hunt" cause maybe tomorrow you will find just what your palate was looking for! Happy Hunting

 
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:22 AM   #3
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I suppose so. Although, dropping that kind of money on a bottle is VERY rare for me these days.

Meh. Trying new beers is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Que sera. And I probably spelled that wrong.

 
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:25 AM   #4
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I gotta say, Odell's "special release" beers usually tend to leave a bit to be desired.
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:28 AM   #5
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I'll be scratching that one off my list then.

 
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:30 AM   #6
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I gotta say, Odell's "special release" beers usually tend to leave a bit to be desired.
I recall having one or two in the past that really sparked for me. This one is very noticeably "off", though. I think part of the problem is that almost all the hop flavor is gone, and for such a big beer it's not very malty. It's just bitter and oxidized. It smells awesome, though!

 
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:36 PM   #7
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You might try it again now that this season's has just been released. I'm loving my 4-pack so much I'm now looking for a clone recipe. That 9.5% is potent and present in the taste, too!

 
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:31 AM   #8
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+1 -- give it another shot. I didn't try this brew the last time it was out, so not sure about the off taste. This release, at least my bottle, is quite delicious!

 
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
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I have bought several 4-Packs of this brew from this year! Its great and would recommend to anyone...

It is in my 10 best of all time!

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:12 PM   #10
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Man, Curlyfat. Sorry you were disappointed. This is probably my favorite Odell beer. I hope you got to try it again in a more fresh state.

 
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