Last Visit: June 17, 2009
No tour here but there is a pretty nice size taproomwith a large deck on the front. Sarah and I spent an enjoyable hour around noon tasting some beer and enjoying the beautiful Colorado summer. O’Dell brews a large variety of beers and many are accurate style examples, but lacked some originality. The samplers are shown in the picture.
I tried a full pint of the St. Lupulin Summer Ale which was quite good. This is a nice lower alcohol alternative to an IPA that is a great brew for summer sessions. The St. Lupulin pours with a good head that sticks around and an aroma that hits you with a lot of Cascade hops and also some piney aroma most likely coming from an Amarillo/Chinook type hop variety. Amarillo/Chinook hops tend to be very bitter but often leave a slightly harsh piney flavor lending a slightly bitter aftertaste to a very clean and crisp beer. Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in the Fort Collins area.
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