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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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794 Ratings
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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 79
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
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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Photo of BlackBeer
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.

BlackBeer, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of JEdmund
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

JEdmund, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.7/5  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.

KVNBGRY, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of COBeerBuff
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

COBeerBuff, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of Merchant46
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Merchant46, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of yemenmocha
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

yemenmocha, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of DemoniChris
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
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 currently my favorite APA and holds a candle to their phenomenal IPA, believe it or not!

DemoniChris, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

mikesgroove, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of KarlHungus
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

KarlHungus, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Mebuzzard, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of ddahlen
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

ddahlen, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of Humulus85
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
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!

Humulus85, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of WGO
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.

WGO, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of gregshead
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

gregshead, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of TCMike
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

TCMike, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of sonata2008
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

sonata2008, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of brewdoc75
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky to pick some of this up in SD when I was there last.

A: Light orange-yellow color. Crisp white head sits atop. Plentiful carbonation.

S: Very aromatic for an APA. Great citrus notes followed by a subtle fruitiness. A hint of pine in there too, but really dominated by citrus. I am suprised with the aroma.

T: Beautiful flavors for an APA. The hops are solid with more of that citrus flavor balanced out by some fruitiness. There is a faint, honey like sweetness that builds to a light malt backbone. Just enough sweetness to balance the hops. Citrus doesn't explain the hop profile well enough. There are grapefruit, orange and tangerines represented here. Very flavorful.

M: Light bodied and very crisp. Finishes slightly bitter, but it doesn't linger.

D: This is a great APA. Definitely a must try. The beer is suprisingly light for the amount of flavor it packs. I wish it wasn't so damn expensive. I'll pay it though.

brewdoc75, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of bennett_loves_good_beer
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pale golden orange color. A finger width of head dissipates quickly. Modest Lacing. Aroma is great. Nose is slightly floral with grapefruit, orange, and peach. Taste is full of hoppy fruitiness with a nice clean bitter hop finish. Just a great hoppy fruity flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is great with the perfect amount of carbonation. This beer is fantastic and I highly recommend it.

bennett_loves_good_beer, May 02, 2013
Photo of Tolann
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Straw yellow with a white head. Some lacing sticks to the glass. Steady light carbonation moves through the glass.

S - Citrus and wet hoppy. Grapefruit and orange with some grassy herbal hops.

T - Kinda mellow, but every aspect of the nose is there in the taste. Citrus up front, maybe smoothed by pear and/or lemon. Plenty of hops, but not overwhelming. Like an IPA but so much more drinkable!

M - the hops kind of dance on your taste buds after the sip. Hop characteristics aren't too strong. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. It's has a slightly oily feel. carbonation feels right for the weight of the beer. It's light and crisp.

D - very easy drinking. I can tell already that the 6pack I just bought this afternoon won't be around tomorrow! Really good and I'll have to get more! Excellent for a hot day! YUM!

Tolann, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of sevopie
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden in color with a thick white head. Laces well.

Nice floral citrus hops on the nose with a touch of caramel malt.

Hops greet you right up front with a large dose of grapefruit and a touch of pine. There's a bit of some spice in there with a grainy malt rounding it out.

Medium to light mouthfeel with a fine but generous carbonation.

Odell's knows how to make an enjoyable beer, and this is one of my new favorites. Crisp and refreshing, borderline IPA, but not too overwhelming on the ABV to be hard to put down a few.

sevopie, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of Lldeegan
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden straw in color with a white foam head.
Green, grassy and floral in the nose. Really resinous with some bright grapefruit. So far, it delivers on the hoppy promise in the name, as lupulin glands are what hold the hop oils and resins.
Throughout there is a great hop flavor with a subtle malt backbone. Pleasant floral hop notes with grapefruit shining through that lends to a somewhat sweet malty, but bitter finish.
Light to medium body with bright flavors. The carbonation level adds to make it a really refreshing drink as it is a summer seasonal.

Lldeegan, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of whispernmyghost
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

whispernmyghost, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mverity, May 25, 2014
Photo of fionn13
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

fionn13, Nov 11, 2013
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.