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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 879
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 100
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: GilGarp on 06-02-2009

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Ratings: 879 | Reviews: 264
Photo of majorbase2
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, glowing golden-orange color with a medium sized white foam head. Recedes after a bit leaving a thin white head and a ring of lacing around the edges and some additional lacing that extends above that.

Aroma is very pleasant. Ripe citrus and pine lead it off. Grapefruit and mango. Floral hops. Citrus is nearly pungent, but in a good way. Very distinct.

Taste is a little heavier on the pine side. Mango and pineapple are still featured. Orange zest. A good deal of sticky, citrusy sweetness on the back end, with a dash of tart provided by that orange zest. Pine and grapefruit come through stronger as it warms.

Light, crisp and refreshing. Sweet, very easy to drink. Definitely a good summer beer.

Overall, another solid beer from Odell. An excellent APA for the summer months,

Photo of Bear_brewski
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Strong hop flavor without any bitterness. Almost session-like.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep gold, head is moderate and creamy white. I get caramel malt and light dried fruit smells backed by citrusy and piney aroma hops. Bittering hops are the first to fill the taste, and while some tiny hints of caramel malt flavors try to push their way through, the citrusy bittering hops hold strong through the end. This one is perfectly carbonated if poured correctly, and maintains a nice crisp finish. Although not initially wowing me on taste this brew does seem to become more complex as I drink it.

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

This is hoppy as most IPAs. Not too bitter in the finish. Big flavor.

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Between this and the Denver Pale Ale, those are my favorite pale ales.

Photo of IPA1978
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

have had great bottles of this beer then also skunky German pilsner flavors (Heineken). the good ones had fresh resinous hop profile with good malt backbone.

Photo of mjurney
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Appearance:
Golden-amber color, hazy. Lots of small bubbles rising. Bright white head, rocky.

Aroma:
Tropical fruit, some citrus hops, sweet pale malts.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Fruitiness up front, mostly sweet orange, there some hint of bubblegum. Pale malts, biscuit, a little toast. Citrus and floral hops towards the end. Finish is very crisp, clean, a little dry. Body is medium, slick, very crisp, refreshing, a little oily, dry.

Overall:
It's a world class beer.

Photo of Splatter_sin
4/5  rDev -2%

Billed as an extra pale ale. I like that style a little dryer, lower abv. Seems more like an ipa or stronger spectrum pale. Golden-yellow, translucent. Hops subtle citrus, i get a little pine. Mostly malt forward. I'll drink it again.

Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden color with thick three fingers head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Nice resiny aroma with notes of flowers, pine, herbal tea, orange peel, passion fruit and bread malt.
Quite hoppy and refreshing flavor with notes of pine, a good deal of resin, grapefruit, lots of perfume, tea leaves, some passion fruit and lemon.
Light body with appropriate carbonation for the style. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is simply not there.
Very pleasant and outstanding APA. It has its own character, superbly balanced for hop heads, not cloying and hoppy and crisp. That is definitely a 6-pack beer, to have it in every season.

Photo of KLHBB
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm happy this is back on the shelves. Gorgeous orange-amber color, smells and tastes of orange marmalade. I gravitate to the sweet, malty brown beers, but this is a staple in my fridge during the summer. Hoppy but not obnoxiously, face-grimacing so.

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -2%

This is a pretty good summer seasonal, though I prefer some other Odell brews a little more. Not sure it's really that much different than 5 Barrel or even their IPA, but once again, I'll drink it if it's out there. Harder to find than most of their other beers as well, but worth a look.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this wonderful brew on tap. Poured into a pint glass; it's a lovely, clear golden color with dense white foam that leaves lacing down the glass.
The aroma is citrus, pineapple and mango and a hint of candied fruit and sweet biscuit.
The taste SO delivers. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of pine bitterness at the end.
The mouthfeel is awesome! Smooth and creamy. The alcohol is totally hidden.
Overall, a delicious and very refreshing pale ale. Among my favorites in this style.

Photo of arc3636
4/5  rDev -2%

Lots of citrus hops and high ABV could easily pass for an IPA. Flavor dominated by hops, would expect more balance from an APA. Overall tasty,will definitely buy again

Photo of Paincane
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Turbid golden body with resinous floating particles & creamy tan head. Floral and caramel malt nose and flavors.

Photo of evanforbeer
4/5  rDev -2%

Best-by date 11/21/14, I assume it's pretty fresh
Pours a crisp golden strawberry blonde with crisp white head

Nose: hop oils, resin, citric zest, bready malt

Taste: some sweet pale malt, zesty hop punch with citric zest and very subtle tropical note, sweet booziness at back end

Feel: crisp, zesty, drinkable

Pretty solid, not a ton of depth, but very crisp and pretty tasty

Photo of AmestrianDog
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Great, exactly what I want in a beer!

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth and drinkable, yet very hoppy, IPA hoppy to be sure. Floral and a touch of earthy, as well as some pine, resin, and herbal notes.

Body is extremely crisp and hides the 6.5% ABV pretty well.

Definitely one that I'm going to include in my take home sixer.

Photo of Sam-B
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks: Beautiful Russet golden appearance, slightly cloudy. Two or so fingers of head which retained it's shape for a short time before dissolving into a good looking film on the glass.

Smell: Hops, citrus, pine. Subtle malt hints.

Taste: Clean hoppy pale ale characteristics. Some citrus notes amongst other things. On the smooth side for a pale ale, well balanced in-spite of the strong hoppy tones. Some slight biscuit/cracker type notes detectable in the after taste. Delicious and summery, could even be a session beer.

Mouth: Moderately velvet and smooth feel, slightly oily towards the first few quaffs but settling into a delightfully cloud-like sensation. Excellent level of carbonation, just right to refresh your taste-buds.

Overall: Get it whilst you can, because it's not gonna hang around! Anyone with even a passing interest in any kind of pale ale really should give it a blast. Probably the best thing I've tasted in months!

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice gift from my parents during their visit!

Pours a clear russet gold leaving a nice touch of froth which slowly diminishes to a cap of white.

The nose consists of crisp malted barley with a touch of honey. The hop factor is well integrated providing a delicate balance. A floral aroma with some subtle spice.

The taste brings more clean malty flavor that is slightly sweet and very nice. More floral hop flavor and some citrus in the background. A great hop profile that is not overdone makes for a great session summerbrew.

The mouth feel is light, crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of fizz.

Overall this is one of my favorite pale ales. I really liked their 5 Barrel pale ale but this is even better! Bravo Odell's!!

Photo of FanofHefe
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Dated 8-21-14, so must be a "best by" date since this is still July. Medium orange body with a light haze. Two finger off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a bit of lacing.

Wow - nice aroma for an APA. Heavy fruit notes that seem to be a blend of many types of fruit including citrus, tropical AND a peach note. Very light malt note in the background.

The taste follows the aroma but I expected it to be a little sweeter based on the aroma. But, that's OK, the flavor rocks. A light hop note that is little more grassy than piney gives the sweet hop and malt flavors a balance.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel and no obvious notice of alcohol. I really like this and will be seeking it out.

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Yellow golden, tons of clarity. 1/2 a finger of head, and a little lace

A - Big and hoppy, due to the dry hopped process.

T - A big hopy pale ale. Well balanced, tasty!

M - Well carbonated, smooth.

O - Best Pale ale I have had in awhile. Almost - IPA-ish. Get some!

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 9/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, earthy, and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and grass. Big presence of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Big floral and herbal hop presence with earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Solid malt presence with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid hoppy aroma that is very IPA like.

Taste: Like it smells, a very earthy and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with notes of damp grass and pine resin. Good backing of malt with sweet notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and yeast. Very hop forward. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily and chewy. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A really good take on a APA. Very good taste of citrus and earthy hops with a nice malt backing. One of the better hop forward versions of the style.

Photo of BryanCarey
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange in color, and with a heavy white head of foam, this beer emits a fragrant nose of mango, flowers, and herbs. The generous head of foam leaves a good deal of lace as you drink and it looks quite nice atop the orange colored body.

This beer has a delicious flavor profile that features flavors such as pine, melon, grapefruit, grassy hops, and biscuit malts. It has a zesty/tangy flavor profile that makes it a great summer brew even if it is a little bitterer than the typical summer beer.

I’m impressed with this beer, as I have been with most beers from this world class brewery. The fruity, floral character and light but not too light body seem just right for a hot Texas day. This is certainly a beer I will be looking for each and every summer.

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

On draft at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House.

The beer is clear and light golden with a thick head. The aroma offers herbal and floral notes, with grass and light pine. Medium bitterness throughout. Grassy and even tart. Some biscuit malt in support. Zesty and tangy. Pretty tasty.

Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- clear gold. Full head.

Aroma- sweet and hoppy.

Taste- gentle floral hop start,then malty with hints of rich earthy bread, finishing with a dry bread yet hoppy balance. 47 IBUs

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
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