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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 06-02-2009)
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champ103

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale and slightly hazed copper color. A fluffy and rocky two finger white head forms with good retention. That recedes to leave plenty of lace in rings.
S: Perfume like hops up front. Floral and grassy. Though with a bit more resinous pine. Which is never over barring. Biscuit malts with a little sweeter caramel malts as well.
T: Like the nose, floral and grassy up front. That gives way to the pine like bitterness, which again is not over barring. A bit soapy like as well. A tad more caramel malt sweetness here than the nose.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Again, just a tad on the sweet side. Really enjoyable to drink. I can drink this all day.

A really good pale ale. This is Loose Leaf's bigger brother. It is a bit sweeter, with a more pronounced piny/soapy flavor, which is not a bad thing at all. I do think I like Loose Leaf just a bit more. Though this is no less of an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:28:20 | More by champ103
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Premo88

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic

L: pale gold ... yellow ... not much of a head, white, does stick

S: citrus, a bit bitter (grapefruit-like) with some skunk -- the bottle isn't clear, but there's clearly some skunk in this

T: citrusy, a bit sweet ... not quite a candied orange but in that direction; a ton of grain for an American IPA ... still bitter with some grapefruit. it leans all on the citrus side.

F: solid, not remarkable, plenty of carbonation despite a pretty flat pour

O: a good beer but not one of a kind -- it's got good citrus notes, and the bitter bite is there but very manageable. tastes good, and I'd have no problem drinking this all the time, but I can name 20 other American IPAs just as good or better

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 07:50:59 | More by Premo88
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Selbyg

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers from Odell. I'm counting the days till the new batch comes out. It's one of the great summer time drinkers. With the heavy hop taste but a light easy drinking finish. It should be back in stores over the next couple of months. Texas is in for a great surprise this summer. Welcome to the big show!

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2014 18:05:38 | More by Selbyg
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BlackBeer

Wyoming

4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Savoring the last two bottles from the 2013 run.

Certain that the grapefruit heavy finish has slightly hidden itself. It hasn't disappeared completely, but not every swallow produces the same response.

Smell is still as robust as ever for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 12:56:10 | More by BlackBeer
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Hendry

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy off orange color, one finger of white head reduces to a cap, plenty of visible carbonation, good lacing.

Aroma is a mix of dank hops and sweet malt,some earthiness.

Taste is well balanced between the hops and malt, malt starts out sweet with a slight honey flavor with a solid dose of orange zest.

Mouthfeel is medium, brisk carbonation moves the flavors along nicely.

Reminds me of Jai Alai but a touch more palatable, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 03:28:27 | More by Hendry
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JohnnyJam

Arizona

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a date code clearly printed on the label (12/10/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color. I get 1 1/2 finger of frothy white head that sticks around for a while. Nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit and yeast and some malts.

T: Citrus, mild grapefruit and a little pine. Finishes a little bitter.

M: It is medium bodied and medium carbonation. It goes down good...easy to drink.

O: I think this is a good example of an Extra Pale Ale. It is not as big in hop bitterness as I thought that it would be but it is tasty and delicious. I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:36:44 | More by JohnnyJam
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bmwats

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, but not completely leaving a smattering of bubbles and a ring around the rim. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Pine resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and honey.

T: Yeast, lemon and grapefruit citrus, and a hint of honey, with some fresh tea leaf.

M: Crisp, and somewhat syrupy in body. Slightly sweet in the finish. Well-balanced.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent head, and some really nice lacing. Nose is sweet and piney, with citrus and honey. Yeasty tone bittered with a crisp hop and diverse citrus, sweetened with honey, and balanced with a little fresh tea leaf. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:51:24 | More by bmwats
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TexasBeerGuy

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden, copper with off-white head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing on the glass.

S - Fruity, floral hops and spice followed by a bready, malt finish.

T - Bitter floral notes and pepper backed by subtle, bready malts. There's a sharpness to the finish that's very enjoyable.

M - Moderate carbonation with great body.

O - This was a great beer and in my opinion is spot on for the style while remaining unique and interesting. Not overly complex, just very well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:10:27 | More by TexasBeerGuy
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PSU79

Kansas

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great brew look forward to it every late spring . It seems more consistent than the Odell's isolation ale which I also enjoy

I also like the Odell's iPa. These are my go to beers of choice at my neighborhood pub

I also prefer these brews in a very frosted mug pint size which at happy hours is 3.50 per pint

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2013 18:45:03 | More by PSU79
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly standard crisp honey colour. Minimal head.

This beer smells really enticing. It's a crisp fresh aroma with resinous and sharp at once. Some fruity hop notes as well, with a bready malt backdrop. Possibly even that touch of pine on the finish.

The taste takes its cues appropriately from the nose. We are greeted initially by a dry piney hop that dances through genres experimenting with fruity citrus notes and a bit of a peppery kick before settling into a juicy/pithy combo at the finish. The malt is less pronounced on the tongue than it is in the nose and takes on more of a biscuit characteristic.

I was looking for a go to pale ale after moving away from the coast and had exceptionally high expectations that this would be it. After my first foray with it this summer, I thought it might fill the role, but it would be a couple of months before I saw it at the shop again. With that six pack I was initially underwhelmed (disappointed is actually a more appropriate term for how I felt), and thought it was back to the drawing board, but about halfway through the magic was recovered. I don't know why it seemed so drastically different to me from the first to the second half of that six pack, but I'm now firmly back in the camp of loving it (thought honestly not as much as I had hoped). This is an excellent pale ale from a brewery I am only now learning to appreciate. Sad it took me this long to discover them, but glad I'm getting to now!!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 18:51:24 | More by kemoarps
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean light orangey-yellow pour with 2 fingers of bright white head, great retention, and excellent lacing. smells of mild fruity and herbal hops, bready malt profile. not getting much there in flavor honestly, a crisp yet sweet malt profile, with light floral/fruity hops, slight citrus hints. medium body, high carbonation, damn well easy to drink pale ale.

it's hard to pick up on certain flavors, but it is a very well balanced pale ale. the hops used are more leaning towards floral/fruity, which work very well with the grains used for the malt. if you're into sweeter pale ales, this is for you. i usually prefer mine with a more hop forward profile, but this is pretty damn good.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:09:38 | More by facundoCNB
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12. Oz bottle into nonic pint glass
BBD 10/2/13
A - light amber color with small head

S - citrusy, resiny hop aroma balanced by a bready malt smell. Fairly nice and balanced

T - lots of flavoring hops in the taste but, again, not overpowering. A little spicy hop flavor as well. A little saltine like flavor with the malt side and some caramel malts slide down the back end.

M - medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

O - not a bad beer at all but nothing worthwhile as well. A good sipper for a couple

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 22:05:39 | More by JamesStreet
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber colour, with an off white head. Very small bubbles clinging to the glass throughout.
Citrus hop aroma as expected but not too powerful.
Very nice taste, quite alot of malt. Seems true to what I have read about the style.
Some hops showing through but not to over powering, hints of satsuma, grapefruit and pineapple.
Overall very drinkable but still holds my interest.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 19:17:57 | More by WGO
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet, yellow-amber color, with a nice looking head that had some staying power. Aroma was extremely pilsner-like, I thought, and while I like a good pilsner here and there, I didn't buy a pilsner, and was therefore a little thrown by the zingy grass and breadiness. I should mention I don't drink a lot of pale ales, though I do like SN's (of course, who doesn't?). I guess I was expecting more hoppiness given the story about St. Lupulin tending to his hops and the hop field design on the label, and there is some, but it's not really up front. In fact, this beer is just so balanced, just so medium across the board (medium body, medium hops, medium malt) that it was hard for me to identify this beer's particular character. I mean, where's the hook? What's the angle here? Very drinkable, and you could probably drink these all day long and not get tired of them, though the 6+% abv kind of excludes it from a sessionable as well. Good, but just confused as to where they were going with this.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 15:42:06 | More by BeerWizard
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spoony

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated October 17, 2013) into a nonic.

A-An aggressive pour produces very little head; just a thin cap that drops immediately to a patchy collar. The brew is slightly hazy and golden in color with a few stray bubbles of carbonation. There is a bit of lacing on the glass as I drink it down.

S-The smell is mild with bready, fruity malts contrasting against sharp, peppery hops. The impression is a bit chalky and mostly dry.

T-The taste is pretty sharp with peppery, spicy hops being quite prominent. The malts open with a dry, almost cracker-like quality, but transition to more fruit and caramel as the brew makes its way across my palate. The finish is mildly bitter with citrus notes.

M-The feel is sharp with a fine, crisp carbonation and a medium body. The feel is the high point of this beer.

O-Tonight is the first time I have had St. Lupulin from the bottle (I have had on tap multiple times prior to this and enjoyed it more) and I have to admit that I was not terribly impressed. The smell was balanced, but just "OK", and the taste, while packing a nice hop note, was a bit of the same...middle of the road. The feel, however, is great.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 02:39:31 | More by spoony
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beertunes

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Sara and Craus for this one. Bottle code: 9/3/13D. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy yellow, with just a bit of an orange tint, with less than 1/4 inch of off-white head that had very low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma had some light malts upfront and underneath, then mostly citrus hops, with a bit of pine in the background. On the tongue, The was pretty much the same, a nice base malt, with citrus and pine hops making for a nicely balanced brew.

The medium body was good, very smooth and with a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily, and you could slide several down with no trouble. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Not really outstanding or memorable, but certainly enjoyable and worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 21:46:01 | More by beertunes
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On cask @ iTap soulard for firkinfest...with oranges
The beer pours a cloudy golden yellow with a razor thin halo of white head that doesn't lace. The nose is predominantly sweet hoppy citrus. The taste is oj concentrate forward with a potent zestiness and sweetness. Thick, syrupy, medium bodied with an orange soda finish. I'd say there isn't the dry, bitter finish I'd hoped for, but the mouthfeel is expected with a cask brew. Residual citrus dominates the palate, but it's a bit too heavy. I'd like to try this in bottles next time.

Serving type: cask

08-03-2013 20:55:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours orange with a little bit of cloudiness. I would imagine that this is form dry-hopping. A small but sticky head is present.

The aroma of this beer is magnificent. The beer is full of citrus and pine. Notes of grapefruit, just a whole cornucopia of wonderful hop aromas. No malt aromas are really present.

The beer has a light hint of malt with a hoppy finish. Not really bitter. Just enough hops to really clean the palate after each drink. The beer really leaves you wanting another sip after the previous.

The mouthfeel is medium.

Overall this is an excellent beer. The hop aroma and smooth hoppy finish just make this such a real treat. The beer is light enough that you can session them and the hops are tame enough that the beer lets you.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:57:52 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated best by 10/29/13, into a pint glass. Appearance is a bubbly orange with a white head that continues to build. Lacing is monstrous! Smell is pleasant, grassy hops! Taste is light with a slight bitter hop finish. Feel is terrific with just the right amount of carbonation and a lingering hop tinge! Overall, one of the better pale ale's you're going to find.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 20:50:14 | More by DenverHopHead
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mastodonj

Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer...not sure what to call it
Poured into a tulip

Medium amber color with small amount of lacing

No dominant aroma, a little piney and fresh hops

A nice sharp clean bitterness and maybe a biscuit-y bit.

Overall pleasant, clean mouthfeel and little aftertaste make it very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 01:27:14 | More by mastodonj
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light to medium golden, yellow color. Medium, 2.5 finger head that retains very well. Clarity is high, with continuous carbonation streaming to the top. Lacing is pretty good.

S- Balanced with a strong dose of hops, but not an overpowering amount. This could easily pass for an IPA. Slight pine scent to the hops, but not bitter and resin-ey like many IPA's.

T- Balanced and hop forward. Starts with moderate hops bitterness that is consistent throughout the drink. Midway through the drink, the hops let up a little bit, letting a bit of a sweeter malt peek in. The sweeter malt and bitter hops give a small, honey-like flavor to the beer. Ends with a return of hops bitterness.

M- Smooth and medium in weight. The moderate dose of hops bitterness gives the beer most of it's body. High carbonation and creamy across the tongue. Easily sessionable.

Overall, a good way to break into Odell. I though this was an IPA in the store, and despite its APA classification, this one could go either way. Looking forward to trying more offerings from Odell.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 00:08:06 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a bright, clear dark yellow-gold. It's pretty brilliantly bright, actually, and between this beer and Myrcenary I'm beginning to expect it from any and all IPAs or pale ales that Odell brews. A clean, compact head sits tight at right around one finger in height and drops lacing that sticks mostly in patches.
A sturdy aroma is sweet with citrus fruits as well as some tropical with a nice, bright sort of zesty bitterness to balance. Malts are bready and let the hops lead. A little bit of rind comes in underneath with a very gently herbal edge.
The taste follows suit with citrus and tropical fruits forward but leads with an additional floral bitterness as well. It's also a touch more peppery than the nose. Malts offers a bready dryness and the rind note pulls into the finish. Overall, it's as bright as the aroma.
The crispness bites while allowing some smoothness to flow nicely in a medium body.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 16:23:24 | More by Brenden
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Fantastic looking orange-yellow hues in this one. Looks a bit darker than usual for an APA.

S - Very floral and citrusy on the nose. Mild breadiness, but overall a pretty complex and inviting beer.

T - Superb hop flavor! Citrus hits your tongue right away before giving way to a mild lingering bitterness that really keeps you sipping. Very refreshing!

M - Near perfect carbonation also balanced extremely well with the hops and malt. Well done.

O - Odell has never ceased to impress me, and St Lupulin is no exception. This is currently my favorite APA and holds a candle to their phenomenal IPA, believe it or not!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 19:16:23 | More by DemoniChris
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at Euclid in Denver. Nice copper color with small lacing. Sweet citrus hop aroma. Taste is a sweet citrus and candy hop with a nice dose of malt. Its a bit over malty but still nice. Solid flavorful pale ale. Just a bit heavy...

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 00:41:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
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beergoot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow body, thick, sticky, white head. Melon and pine hop aroma interweaves with sweetbread malt notes. Surprisingly light and refreshing taste overall; soft malt notes with a correspondingly mild but prominent hop bitterness throughout. Soft, pleasing mouthfeel; medium-light; with a fairly dry finish.

A very pleasant beer to knock back while my dog and I wait for the oven to heat up for our pizza supper (Rocket also likes the taste of this beer – well, just about any beer I offer him...). All the same, a nice summer solstice brew to knock back, especially as Colorado smokes and burns, but year-round, too (based on numerous previous purchases of this beer).

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 23:21:44 | More by beergoot
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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
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