Wolf Picker Pale Ale brewed by Odell Brewing in Fort Collins, CO
Wolf Picker is
named in honor of our hop growing community and the harvesting rig they use.
Each year, the brew is crafted with same malt base but with new and unique
varieties of hops. Some of the varieties are so new, they’re not even named
yet. Wolf Picker 2016 features the experimental HBC 438 and Cashmere hops.
These two offer a complex and layered hop character that combine hints of
coconut, papaya and mango with a mild herbal quality.
Beer Review from
Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Nice lacing left on sides. Aroma
first smacks me with some fresh herbs from the local garden, that is then nicely
paired with the sweet fruit aromatics of peaches, mangos and honeydew. Flavor
follows suit with only a mild bitterness in the finish. A crisp, medium bodied
mouthfeel. Overall, awesome batch. Definitely the best Wolfpicker version I have
Odell Brewing Company
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and
his sister Corkie. Twenty-one years later, the culture of family and
collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It
is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality,
hand-crafted, innovative brews. In 2010 the brewery completed its fourth
expansion, adding a wood-aging cellar, a 750 ml bottling line, and a 76 kilowatt
photovoltaic system capable of providing 25% of the brewery’s peak energy
demand. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the
communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through
its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was
recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award
winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards
– gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale.
2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold
medal for IPA.