The Odell Brewing 90 Shilling Amber Ale has been sitting in my fridge for over a month now. I grabbed it planning to get it into a duel but kept forgetting to grab an amber to pair with it in subsequent trips. So I’m glad to have finally paired it with the Hop Haus 1st & Ten.

Hop Haus is a local brewer based in Verona, WI. I haven’t had anything from them before and I always enjoy trying new brewers and new beer, so really looking forward to sampling their goods here. Let’s see how it goes.

HopDuel Survey

Better labelODell Brewing 90 Shilling
Better aromaHop Haus 1st & Ten
Better tasteHop Haus 1st & Ten
Better finishHop Haus 1st & Ten
WinnerHop Haus 1st & Ten

Tell us about it

I’m pleased to say that the Hop Haus 1st & Ten Amber Ale was a good beer. It foamed up nicely and presented a solid amount of body for an amber. The aroma wasn’t overly powerful, but still enough to top the competition. The mix of caramel and malts leads to a nice, smooth drinking amber taste. This probably won’t win any awards, but not every beer does and that’s not always a bad thing.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t worth the wait to try the Odell 90 Shilling. I found it to be mostly bland and flavorless. I’ve had a number of delicious beers from Odell in the past, so by no means will I give up on the brewer, but this was a disappointment.

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