I'm always getting press releases from Odell but I tend not to mention them on the blog because even though I have a large US audience, my blog is mainly geared towards Europe and the beers I can get here in Ireland. So when I decide to write about an Odell beer, it's because it actually shows up on beer shelves in this country.
This one is called Myrcenary and is named after myrcene, a component in the essential oil found in hops. They also packed this double IPA with the hops that contain the highest level of myrcene. I don't know what those hops are sorry, the tropical fruit notes lead me to believe they might be New Zealand hops like Nelson Sauvin or Rakau or something similar. There is an instant caramel hit which turns bitter with fruity hops and fresh cut grass. Plenty of tropical fruits. Lovely beer but there is no way I would spot this was 9.3% it's too smooth and the alcohol is hidden. The fact you can fill a growler of this stuff at the brewery is testament to its drinkability.
You can expect a lot more chatter from me about Odell in July as I expect I will be visiting the brewery while in Colorado for 2 weeks (3 weeks in the US).
Sorry, the title was the best I could come up with.