Thursday, September 12, 2013

Odell Double Pilsner

type: imperial pilsner
origin: Fort Collins, CO
price: ?
ABV: 8.1%
NSP: ?

Shonkmeister's 15-minutes of fame on this site came when he scoffed at the idea that anything by Magic Hat could be good.  He was especially vehement about their imperial pilsner, Over the Pils, which was the impetus for the original scoffnicity (or whatever real word I mean) and fuel for some raging ale-boner he had.  Anyway, here's why I mentioned all that:  OtP is good.  It's balanced, not too alcoholic for it's body and flavor, and generally doesn't make your body wretch to one side after the first sip.  I can't say the same for Odell's version, though.  In fact, it's essentially the Bizarro version of OtP--ass backwards.  To summarize it, I'd say it tastes a step above Mickey's malt liquor, and smells like you're going to have a real bad morning.

I'm not above drinking this because, well, it's beer.  There are also those that rave about this, and you'll find them on BA (of course); but, even if you think it's that good, I'd be shocked if the NSP came anywhere near Mickeys.  Unfortunately, I don't have a price for this, so I must recommend passing.... out... on the sidewalk.... after a spirited game of Edward Fortyhands.... with Mickey's.  And for the record, I'm not above Mickey's either.