Woodcut #9 Oak Aged Imperial IPA: New from Odell Brewing

WHOOdell Brewing Co.

WHATWoodcut #9 Oak Aged Imperial IPA (10.7% ABV)

WHEN & WHERE: Available now in a 12oz bottle across Odell’s 18-state distribution footprint (Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Utah).

ABOUT: A bit of info from Odell:

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we’re bringing back our renowned Woodcut Series. For each release, freshly made barrels provide a blank canvas of oak flavor. Woodcut #9 is an Imperial IPA aged in medium-toast American oak barrels which imparts notes of vanilla, almond and dried fruit, while massive dry-hopping adds vibrant tropical fruit aromas, combining to create a beautifully complex ale. Cheers to 30 years!

MY THOUGHTSIt was so refreshing to learn about the release of this beer. In the midst of the haze craze, it makes me incredibly happy to see a classic style Imperial IPA. And even better: it’s barrel-aged! Woodcut #9, the latest in Odell’s Cellar Series, features a plethora of oaky flavor, and—at least to this IPA drinker—is not bitter, instead offering a slight vanilla sweetness. It’s been a very long time since I’ve had a barrel-aged IPA, and this beer is everything I could have hoped for. Woodcut #9 is an outstanding Imperial IPA, and oak was the perfect choice of barrel for it.

Get yours now while Palisade peaches are still in season: Odell suggests pairing this IPA with shrimp and peach kabobs. Or try it with Shepards Pie or Chocolate Truffles (note to self: go buy another bottle of Woodcut #9 and some truffles!)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Love Odell and that they are putting more in Denver! Thanks for the info about this one!

    1. You’re welcome! It’s such an awesome beer! Thanks for reading!

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