WHO: Odell Brewing Co.
WHAT: Rupture, a Fresh Grind Ale
WHEN & WHERE: Available year-round, as of now, across Odell’s 15-state distribution footprint (Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona, Illinois and Iowa).
ABOUT: A bit of info from Odell: Rupture was born out of our obsession with getting the most out of each and every hop. In fact, we built a machine in our brewery to incorporate a unique fresh grind process. By grinding the whole hop we “rupture” the lupulin inside – releasing the oils that give the beer its flavor. And what we grind that day we use that day. Leaving you a beer that’s fresh, aromatic, with a bright hoppy character.
MY THOUGHTS: Hop lovers, this one is for you! Rupture is such an interesting new beer, created using Odell’s “unique hop treatment process” in which whole hops are ground, and the result is a well balanced beer that has a fresh, resinous flavor, but is not overly bitter. It is absolutely bursting with fresh hops! It’s somewhat lighter-bodied and easy to drink, whereas many hoppy beers can feel more heavy and filling. Drinks like a sessionable beer, but it’s actually 6.0% ABV. If you like hops, you’ll love Rupture.