St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 109
Gots: 121 | 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: 916 | Reviews: 275
Photo of Algebrew
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a clear golden color with a strong white head that held a fine foam cap with a bubbly lace. This beer has a perfect appearance if done with a correct pour.

Smell: Sweet, citrus hops throughout, but just to the right degree. A touch of floral, perhaps herbal aromas peer through too.

Taste: The beginning starts subtle and sweet with an herbal tinge along with presence of citrus hops; the middle carries the hops, but plateaus them with such brilliance which holds the flavor and bitterness to a perfection; the end just barely sweetens the flavor from the tone of the hops. A perfect parabola of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, perfect carbonation, silky.

Overall: When this brew hit seasonally, I was astonished by the artwork. When I tried it, I was astonished by the brew itself. Perfect in every sense; taste, smell, look, feel, ABV... everything. It's on my top for Odell and beers in general. A perfect extra pale ale/APA.

Cheers.

Photo of ardeano
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is an amazing summer beer!

I cannot believe how lite and hoppy this is, man...

OK -
1) from bottle chilled for 30 min in ice poured into glass
2) light, light amber with those nice fizzy bubbles going up (reminded me of a Bud going into a glass so I was bit worried)
3) fruity nose
4) feels so light in your mouth and such a great level of hops
5) I could drink this all freak'n day but at over 6% AVB I would be in trouble...

This is an incredible summer session beer, if you can get this - get it!

Photo of jacobseyb
4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A=pours a beautiful golden/copper color with a one finger bright white head

S=piney notes followed with some citrus (grapefruit), very clean, crisp smells

T=outstanding gentle hoppiness, not overwhelming but very present. Again, piney notes with some citrus aftertaste similar to grapefruit

M=some oiliness, gentle carbonation, very smooth

D=extremely enjoyable and definitely sessionable.

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.91/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect beer. In fact it's the beer that first turned me on to the APA style. Pours pinkish/orange with a minimal head as well as minimal lacing (at least in my case). Smells light and floral, definitely citrusy, and almost piney..? Tastes citrusy and mildly hoppy, very very well balanced in terms of yeast, hop character, and citrus. Smooth feel, not overly carbonated and not assaulting. Overall, Odell proves once again that they are superiors brewers. I definitely will have this again.

Photo of bigbelcher
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Papago. Aroma was that of grassy type hops. Some malt background but faint. Carbonation was low but appropriate for a cask conditioned beer. Flavor was rich two row malt with plenty of wonderful hop flavor. Odells did a great job dry hopping the beer. Again, very grassy flavor, not to much citrus. One of the best cask beers I've had in a long time.

Photo of russpowell
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked this up at Goebel in Wichita...

Pours honey colored with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. very good head retention & lacing

S: Citrus hops, by the bushel; plus some grassy & floral action

T: Grapefruitty & tangerine hops, a touch of honey malt & dryness up front. Slight pear fruittyness followed lemony & grapefruitty hops as this warms, plus some crackery notes. Finishes crisp, semi-dry with much citrus

MF: Medium-bodied, crisp with restrained carbonation & good balance

Trough the roof sessionability, I sure hope this stays in the rotation. One of the better APAs (not including AIPAS calling themselves APAs) out there IMHO

Photo of Selbyg
4.76/5  rDev +17%
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!

Photo of mjurney
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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 AmestrianDog
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Great, exactly what I want in a beer!

Photo of JEdmund
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance
Golden yellow, clear, good head

Smell
Awesome hop aroma! Like a big spicy IPA.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Good resiny hop coating and sharp hop bite; ends dry and light, very much what I think an 'extra pale ale' should be like; light-medium body, normal carbonation level

Overall
Pretty impressed by this pale ale from Odell. The aroma is outstanding, and the flavor packs in a lot while managing to feel light, making it uber-drinkable.

Photo of BlackBeer
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The St. Lupulin, like their "house" IPA is one of the better overall pale ales I've ever had the luxury of having. Having lived in Fort Collins, I was surrounded by a myriad of delicious brews, however, when I found a place that had St. Lupe, I always leaned towards it. I feel it tastes better in the bottle than on tap, unless you're at the brewery of course.

Photo of DemoniChris
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | 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 certainly one of my favorite APAs and actually manages to impress me more than their highly acclaimed IPA, believe it or not! 4.75/5

Photo of Merchant46
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer several times, and I really like it a lot. It pours an average-sized head, which dissipates rather quickly and laces the glass a little bit. Sweetened citrus is what I smell most in the aroma. Every beer I really like balances its hops and malt and has a flavor that makes it stand out in a pleasant and hard-to-describe way. This is one of those beers. It's sweeter than most of my favorite beers. The hops are both sharp and soft at the same time. The aftertaste is strong, but clean.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a flavorful but drinkable Pale Ale!

Pours a nice, luminous golden color with very generous white head. It laces nicely.

Nose has a very appetizing candied component with some citrusy hops in the background - apricot, light grapefruit, etc.

That candied component is appreciated on the palate as well, perhaps with a honeyed direction in the sweetness. Balance is nice with the grapefruity hops, and a dry "hay" like sort of quality that is pleasing.

Medium bodied and well, just right. Not watery. Not heavy and slow drinking. Just right.

Photo of COBeerBuff
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a very clear orangish-amberish-copper color with very few bubbles rising to the top. A solid wispy finger of bright white head caps off this beauty of an IPA.

Smell: Smells heavily of citrus and pineapple. Tinges of juniper and pine bitterness sneak through as well. This smells quite yummy!

Taste: Hoppiness ahoy! This is awesome. The bitterness of the hops is rivaled by the sweetness of the malts. It overlaps, and goes back and forth. It's an incredible taste and I love it!

Mouthfeel: This Extra IPA is crisp and light. The hops contribute to the bitterness and the light mouthfeel making this a very easy to drink Extra IPA.

Drinkability: I love this beer. If Odell chose to make this a year-round offering, they could ship a few cases out to Kansas every month to a very happy home and palate.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

utterly fantastic beer, simply put one of the best i have had in a very, very long time. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/20/2010.

the pour was near perfect with a hazy amber color with loads of carbonation that left a sticky and rich looking white head that reached a height of three inches and never let me down.

aroma was rich hop notes, huge citrus here, fresh oranges, pineapple, grapefruit and the slightest balance of bready malts. warming brings it all out even further and leaves you utterly stunned by the brilliance here. smooth, creamy and incredibly rich the hops just stick to your teeth, this was ungodly fresh and clean with a smooth, full bodied feel and a super drinkability.

cannot stress this enough one of the best beers i have had in a long time. top notch.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been drinking this brew for a while as my summer, go-to beer and just realized that I have not reviewed it. I'm quick..

Pours a light golden, clear body topped with an "average" head. And what I mean by that is that it's nothing spectacular, but perfect for the style. white, foamy, some hills.
Aroma is soft and solid. Grapefruit and persimmon mixes well with a light cracker malt. Some sweet honey or honeysuckle, perhaps.
Taste is "there". Not overwhelming, not quiet. Hops gives this ale a nice crispness and floral side to it. It doesn't lose it's malt and the sweetness is quick and unobtrusive. Some faint pine in the back.
Drinks very well. Crisp, clean, refreshing, with good taste and leaving a desire for more. Top notch.

Photo of ddahlen
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel snifter with about an inch of head which dissipates quickly and shines with a beautiful golden hue.
The nose has some fantastic hop aromatics with some mango, apricot and some fresh grassy notes.
The taste hits me with some mandarin orange, slight caramel malty notes and a smooth touch of bitterness.
The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Really nice.
Overall, this is an insanely refreshing brew with some superb hop aromatics. A very solid brew.

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
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 Humulus85
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First time with this brew, but I love O'dell. From a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter for effect.

Pours a hazy dark gold. Great egg-shell white, one and a half finger head. Very nice retention and sticky lacing.

Wow that is a wonderful nose. Tropical hops dominate, candy like sweetness that seems like it come from the hops not the malt. Slightly resinous. Caramel malts. No alcohol. Very, very nice.

Just a great hop profile. Easily the best hop profile I've tasted in a Pale Ale. Even with the "Extra" attached to the label this is pushing into the IPA range. The balance for an APA is a bit off. Loads of mango and melon, some citrus, some piney bitterness, slightly resinous. Mr. Lupulin would be proud. Solid, not too sweet, malt backing. Still that candy like sweetness, not sure were that is coming from, but I like it. Again no alcohol.

Solidly medium in body. Creamy and slightly chewy. Finishes clean with a bit of lingering hop bitterness. Perfect carbonation, from the obvious bottle conditioning.

Overall this may be the best APA I've ever had. Rivaling some of the "fresh" hop varieties around. I really can't find much bad to say about this beer other than it really seems more like an IPA to me. If I did this taste blind I would have called it an IPA. As a beer it is truly a 5, but as a APA it falls jut short. For a non-hop head this may be too much. Summit EPA has the hops and the balance with a great malt profile. Recommended to all. Cheers!

Photo of TCMike
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium honey/gold color, and produced a 2 finger beige head.
The aroma was great....hops, citrus, bread.
The taste is similar to smell. It has medium carbonation, and mouth-feel. It ranks medium on the bitter scale, but is still easy drinking.
Great beer! I will be buying again.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange-red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma screams centennial hops. There is a ton of citrus, with some grapefruit, and pine resin. The malt is kept way in the background. This area reminds me a lot of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. The taste is of a lot more balanced than the aroma. There is still a very nice hops presence, but it is moderated by some nice pale malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is one of the better APAs I've had in a long time. I will certainly drink this beer again in the future.

Photo of gregshead
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear light golden color with two plus fingers of head

S: Biscuit malts and some faint citrus hops smell. Smells very crisp which draws me in

T: Biscuity sweet malts hit the tongue first but transition to a mixture of this plus a citrusy hops taste. Not an overwhelming hop presence, probably more in line with this style of beer

M: Very light feel with a light-medium carbonation feel. Excellent

O: If there was an extra pale ale category, this is the winer in my opinion. A great summer brew because it is light but still carries some hop presence.

Photo of sonata2008
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy, dark golden in color. Thin head of foam. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Big grapefruit, citrus. Very hoppy.

Taste: Hops right up front. Light bitterness, and the bitterness waits until the very end. Nice! Citrus fruit flavors. Not much malt. Rather dry.

Mouthfeel: Love the mouthfeel. Gently fizzy carbonation that leaves a little tingling in the mouth.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Hop taste makes it very refreshing, at least for a hops lover.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
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