Odell Pond Hopper

Odell Pond Hopper

Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale is a collaboration project of Odell Brewing and the Thornbridge Brewery from the UK.  This beer is a mixture of English malts and American hops.  Visit this link from The Brewers’ Blog at Thornbridge for more details on the collaboration.  They show an image with several containers of dry hops included in the recipe which comes through in the aroma.

This beer is a one tine project, so get it while you can!

750 ml cork & cage bottle


ABV = 8.9%

This beer pours out gold with a fluffy off white head into a Spiegelau lager glass.  There is a nice trail of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.  The hop aroma is a mixture of citrus, tropical fruit and floral, but some biscuit comes through too.  The flavor is nicely balanced between the malt and hops.  There is a slight hint of alcohol and a medium mouthfeel.

This was an enjoyable beer, and I hope Odell and Thornbridge continue their efforts!