Although I’d happily have a few more of these, I’d prefer not to chug any more of them if I can help it. I’m not sure if it was the style mashup that made it difficult, but it definitely gave me a battle about halfway through. That’s probably about the time the hops started kicking me in the back of my throat.
How Much:  7
I paid $9.99 for a 6-pack of these and I wouldn’t be against a repeat performance. The only thing that would deter me is seeing Odell’s regular IPA sitting there next to it because it’s always hard for me to pass that up. This is a reasonable switch-up though, especially during the spring months.
I enjoyed this one. Seems like breweries are trying more of these hybrid mixes of styles and while I’ve had plenty of black IPA’s, this is a new one for me. I normally don’t get too excited about red ales, but I was eager to try one with an Odell hops kick and I was not disappointed. Odell makes a great IPA, and while this isn’t quite at that level, it’s one of the finer red ales I’ve ever had. Starts off a little sweet and caramelish but then has a fantastically crisp and bitter finish. I wouldn’t be scared to have more of these.
Odell Brewing distributes to 10 Rocky Mountain states, but Runoff Red IPA is a seasonal brew only available between January and April.
Overall Rating: 7.7
Suggested food pairing:  Honey BBQ Peacock
Song: Iron Reagan – “Drop the Gun”