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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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273 Reviews
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Reviews: 273
Hads: 958
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 113
Gots: 140 | 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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Reviews: 273 | Hads: 958
Photo of hooliganlife
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours deep yellow with hints of orange and copper. light white head with great retention. light lacing.

strong malt notes with a light crisp hop floral scent.

light floral and citrus hop flavor up front that quickly gives way to an earthy and bread like malt flavor. light citrus hop flavor through the finish.

light carbonation, full bodied. very little bite but very noticeable.

a pretty apa overall, very earthy and bread like so a few would be my limit but pretty easy to drink in small amounts. decent overall. (520 characters)

Photo of bort11
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with one of the coolest labels I have seen in a long time. I have always like Odell labels, but they have outdone themselves with this one. The hop vines bend and curve to show rows of grain in the back ground. The negative space creates an illusion of a beer glass, with ole St Lupulin standing in the middle. Just freaking awesome design. I want a t-shirt.

Poured into a pub glass, the head stands a quarter inch. It settles down quick. Lacing is great, wispy strands stick to the glass with a hazy cap on the surface. color is a pale yellow, reminiscent of a pale lager.

Smell has a light floral hops. It's simple and delicate. The hops moves from floral to slightly piney in the taste. Nothing that hits you over the head, but just very mild and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light with a thin oily texture. Goes down very smooth. I put the first one down without even thinking. This is a session beer, even at 6.5% ABV. I would also recommend this as an introduction to hops. It is a solid hops beer, but it is mellow enough to be approachable to someone who is not used to hops.

Blipped "New Patron Saints and Angels" by A.F.I. (1,145 characters)

Photo of mdcrouser
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

That's a good looking pour - golden-orange and a hint of opaqueness from within.

The head on this beer depends largely on the aggressiveness of the pour - experimenting a bit, one can overpour a pint with head, but if done right, it's a great head.

The right amount of hoppiness for an APA, but not necessarily an EPA - grassy and piney notes, with an underlying citrus, it's so completely stimulating and inviting.

Heavy grapefruit with grassy undertones, it sits on the outer edges of the tongue, bouncing moisture around your mouth, but leaving it watery toward the middle. Well-balanced.

Nice in the mouth - not too much carbonation, but enough that it serves as a platform for the flavors to resound.

I could enjoy this beer for the remainder of the summer - it's nearly on par with the new Boulevard IPA. But remind me what makes this an EPA? (858 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, monks house of ale, sioux falls,sd

from notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint, pale golden-orange body, pillowy white head with decent retention

smell: light, floral hops, citrus

taste: most of the hop-forward beers from odell share similar traits - light pulpy citrus flavors, if not a bit watery. this pale had a biscuity malt base and finished a little bready

mouthfeel: light and refreshing

overall: good, but not a trend-setter for the style (464 characters)

Photo of gatornation
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is odells summer seasonal ..an extra pale ale..it pours a clear dark yellow with a small white head an some nice lacing on glass..the smell is citrus hops and malt bready smells with caramel and floral smell ...the taste is the same as the smell its very floral and crisp with pine/citrus upfront with plenty of malt in the finish to balance things out..the mouth feel is medium and solid it fills the beer taste buds with plenty of hops and malts..this is a good extra pale ale but if im buying odells i will go for their IPA first b4 this on (548 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off it is my opinion that this beer is a little too expensive at $10 a sixer but that is the nature of beer prices these days. Very nice transparent orange color, kind of looks like the IPA but doesn't have the same level of lacing to it. The smell is quite nice and hoppy for a pale ale, like straight hop oil. The taste is good, slightly bitter finish, a little citrus, lemon specifically. This is a very nice extra pale ale and I would be buying it on the regular if it were more competitively priced. Sadly this will be like the Red Ale for me, once in a blue moon. (575 characters)

Photo of spoony
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. (1,174 characters)

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Light golden orange. Mostly clear (95%). Frothy 1" light cream head.

S: A little chalkiness mingles with a little fruit & resinous hops.

T: The malty backbone of this one allows the hop character to develop from beginning to end. A light caramel with bright, slightly citrus hops. Good.

M: Perfectly drying. Nice med-high carbonation.

D: Very good. Worth a second or third try. (416 characters)

Photo of bonsreeb85
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

very much looking forward to this one. yet another seasonal from one of my favorite local breweries, so here it goes:

A - slightly cloudy golden w/ a rapidly shrinking head

S - citrus resiny hops and notes of honey, not bad.

T - floral and citrus hops sparkle and steal the show from the supporting bready malts

MF - even carbonation and a medium sized body. not oliy or sticky

D - good session for hop-loving fools

overall -nothing to write home about, but a solid go-to for the summer time, a bit on the pricey side though. (531 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper color with a thick head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Mellow aroma of citrus, pine and caramel malt with some fresh grain and bit of fruit.

T: Mild taste of caramel sweetness with bit of grain and touch of fruit. Has an easy bitterness throughout and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth with a nice mellow feeling.

O: Good drinker that goes down easy. Good representation of the style. (414 characters)

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. (258 characters)

Photo of beagle75
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Slightly hazy, orange-golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few sparse streams of bubbles climb in the column.

S: Grain is crisp, lightly toasted, rye-like. Hops are bright and floral. Otherwise, very clean.

T: Begins dry, with refined but substantial pale malt and floral hop aromatics that match the smell closely. Acidity is appropriately mild into the middle where the taste sweetens in the presence of late-arriving melon hop flavors. Bitterness is mild and spicy in the finish.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and slightly sticky, with low carbonation.

D/O: Good overall, with some honest Cascade hop qualities, this blond/pale ale is undone only by the too-heavy texture. At times it reminds of Marin's excellent Mt. Tam pale ale, except for the mouthfeel which would be quite attractive in a DIPA. Perhaps draft service would really push this beer over the top, as it does with Mt. Tam. (1,009 characters)

Photo of tronester
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. The nose is a bit of tropical fruits and pine, but a little muted. Taste is a citrus explosion to start, followed by a good amount of honey flavor, then a clean, dry minty bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth carbonation. Overall very good, I would certainly get this again. (323 characters)

Photo of bierbrauer
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to Duvel tulip. Dated 9/28/11A, (bottled 5/28/11). Brought back from New Mexico.

A. Gold, somewhat cloudy, with white head that settles quickly and leaves just a trace of lacing.

S: Not much left here that I can detect, but some vanilla and citrus.

T: Sweet caramel, then somewhat sour, then growing bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium body and light/medium carbonation. Smooth, with some heat and neutral finish.

O: Considering that it's an old bottle, it is quite balanced and flavorful. Good complexity. Will look forward to tasting it again next summer. (589 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 3, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2013

Poured a caramel orange amber color with two fingers of khaki white head. Lots of bubbles on the side and coming up from the bottom. Good uneven lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled awesome floral hops right from the get-go. Also some citrus notes - tangerine, orange peel, grapefruit and lemon. Nice and flavorful.

First taste reminded me of the Odell IPA that I tried the night before, just not as strong. So that also means that it reminded me of Manzanita IPA and the Chaotic. Floral hops, more bitter than the smell. Could taste the alcohol for sure. Lemon grass and orange peel as well. Some butter notes.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

A pretty good pale ale. If you try the Odell IPA, you’re almost trying the same thing. But that is not a bad thing. Good beer. (1,134 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easing off the hop bombs for a minute, the waiter at Bittercreek suggested this offering.

This beer appears a clear medium amber hue, with one finger of soapy pale beige head, which leaves some nice hanging puffy lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of mild bready malt, and herbal, fruity hops. The taste is bready caramel malt, mildly bitter orchard fruit pith, and herbal undertones. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, and smooth. It finishes with some soft bitter hops, and a rising bready maltiness.

Like a good little APA, this approaches, but does not dare to meet the IPA boundaries - easy to drink, enjoyable, and a welcome respite for various parts of my palate. (705 characters)

Photo of mikey711
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: bright goldish yellow with a thin ring of head that does not linger.

S: Mostly bready, with a hint of lemon hops and soapiness

T: A mild and tasty malty sweetness that turns slightly bready. Hops fail to make much of an appearance.

M: Full bodied, but not too heavy

D: Very light and easy to drink. Could have plenty of these in a sitting (345 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a hazed golden copper color with a finger of off-white head. The cap fades leaving a wall of lace on the glass and rising bubbls maintain a layering atop.

The aroma is herbal with pine-like hop characteristics that get grassy towards the back. A little cheesy with toasty grain sweetness hinding underneath.

The taste is herbal and piney with a soft grainy sweetness. Grassy with a mild cheese flavoring. Some sulfur comes out a bit in aftertaste. Overall it is a noce compilation of hoppy to grainy characteristics.

Thia is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good brew. However, it had some pretty big shoes to fill considering how much I enjoyed Odell's IPA and red when I previously had them. This brewery really knows what they are doing with hops. While the best by date was still a month or two out, I dont feel confident that this was as fresh as it could have been. I would have this again in the future regardless of being more fresh or not. (1,074 characters)

Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A clear golden pour with a decent white head that fades quickly. Retention and lacing is decent.

S: Sweet grapefruit and a bit earthy with a noticeable caramel malt background. Not particularly strong like a lot of APAs but still decent.

T: Quite earthy and maybe even a little grassy along with the grapefruit. Malt presence is solid and sweetens everything up nicely.

M: Pretty smooth and easy drinking. Leaves quite an oil residue long after each drink though.

O: Good starter beer for those who aren't quite acclimated to hop bombs. More hoppy than an EPA but not quite up to IPA standards. Easy to drink and a good compromise. (639 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a smaller pint glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head. Slight hazed orange gold color. Lots of active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Fruity pebbles with floral hops. Light malt flavor. More fruity pebbles.

Taste: Not so much fruity pebbles here. Citrus flavors instead. Lots of dry grassy hops. A bit like summit epa, but more citrus.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and hoppy with a resin feel to it.

Overall, a really nice epa. Started out weird with the aroma, but got past that with the taste and it was decent. Nice drinkability. (615 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, dry-hopped, best by 10/3/09; sampled 8/7/09. The beer is a fairly clear golden amber, with medium carbonation and a thin cap that leaves moderate lacing. Smells of citric, floral and leafy Cascade hops and not much else. Citric hops and some fruity alcohol show up on the palate first, but the malts follow with a light sweetness and some toastiness. Creamy and mouth-filling, with a dry, crisp finish. This is a tasty and refreshing pale ale, but it has too much alcohol to be a sessionable summer ale. (518 characters)

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. (530 characters)

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

I will make this brief. This beer is hoppy and clean. It looks good, it has a light golden color with a hefty white head and great lacing.
It smells good, like fresh hop flowers, yippee for dry hopping.
The taste is well balanced and less bitter than I expected from the smell. A nice malt balance is present. There is a slight burnt aftertaste, like that found in many of the beers from that other famous Fort Collins brewery, too bad.

The feel and drinkability are good to great.

Now I can get back to the drinking part.

Slainte. (534 characters)

Photo of aval89
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a golden orange color with a fingers worth of soft white head.. almost entirely clear body... active carbonation streaming up from bottom..

s: mango, apricot, fresh cut/wet grass, faint pine with a bready back bone.

t: fruity hops upfront.. some citrus peel, grassy notes.. almost like a bitter apricot flavor.. bready malt backbone balances out the hops, as well as a small nuttiness flavor... finish is an almost spicy hop bitterness with some zestiness. has a small amount of oily resin from hops..

mf: just short of medium bodied with crisp carbonation.. dry finish

o: an above average beer.. just expected a bit more from this one. (650 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of APAs, particularly the hoppier ones. Let's see how this one goes.

A - Slightly hazy yellow color with two fingers of white head. Good retention and a nice webbing of lace left on the sides.

S - Pale malt backbone and some hops presence. It is mostly grapefruit, with a little bit of other citrus fruits coming in on the end. It smells pretty clean.

T - It's slightly hoppy, with a sweet pale malt backbone. Slightly bready in the middle, and finishes with a bit of a resiny bite at the end. It's quite refresing and easy to drink.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, easy to drink, not my favorite of the style, but it's refreshing and can go well with a lot of things. I'd drink it again if it was offered. (770 characters)

St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.