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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 75
Gots: 47 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-30-2013 00:09:20 | More by huddyball
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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MasterSki

Illinois

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

Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A finger of white foam quickly fizzles to a thin ring and some wisps, leaving no lace. Hazy golden peach body.

S - Pine, light dankness, some sugar, lightly toasted grains. It's definitely a malt-forward APA alright.

T - Taste is sugary malts and toasted grain. Somewhat bland, wit minimal hop flavor, and only light bitterness in the finish. No idea of the freshness on this.

M - Smooth medium body, with a bit of gritty medium-low carbonation. Light hop resins linger.

D - A pretty inoffensive pale ale from O'Dell. I'd have it again in a pinch, but it's nothing terribly exciting.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 19:12:30 | More by MasterSki
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Mdog

Minnesota

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

Appearance: Yellow-gold, ok head.

Smell: Piney, herbal hop aroma.

Taste: Balanced pale ale flavor, some mild sweetness mixed with piney and citrus bitterness.

Drinkability: Not too heavy, could have a couple in a sitting.

Odell's summer seasonal is a balanced pale ale. Some pretty good hop flavor, not too bitter or too sweet. Reminds me of their IPA. Not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 20:20:23 | More by Mdog
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-13-2013 12:01:59 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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Colorado

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John_M

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lake Bryant Bowl.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and nice lacing. The beer smells fairly attractive as well, with some dry citrus, cereal grains, and light malt. Given the name of this beer, I was expecting a fairly hoppy pale ale. It really wasn't. I found SL to be a lightly hopped, easy going, easy to appreciate pale ale. It's very much on the dry side, and finishes with a light wash of hoppy bitterness. The beer is nicely balanced with everything nicely preportioned, but I found myself wishing for just a bit more flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with the alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile (frankly, I would have thought this beer to be in the 5% abv. range).

The bartender mentioned that this was a very popular beer, and I guess I can see that. It's got enough flavor to appeal to most beer geeks, but is not so intensely flavored that it will shock any macro drinker in the mood for something with a bit more flavor. However, for me, I'd take a SNPA over this beer every time.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2011 13:38:58 | More by John_M
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Gobzilla

California

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The nose was kinda soapy with really faint hops and had more of a hop character. There was also slight wheat and citrus notes. Up front malts dominate the taste very little hop bitterness and very little citurs wheat flavors. The beer was light to medium body with moderate carbonation that had slight hop bitterness but was crisp on the finish. I think the brew was a little old cause it was more maltier than it was hoppy but then again it was only a pale ale. It atill drank quite welll and was expecting more of a hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 04:54:16 | More by Gobzilla
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koopa

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rec'd as an extra in a trade with Russpowell thanks!

Appearance: More on the golden side of the golden orange tip of the spectrum. Fairly transparent body with a nice 2 finger white billowy crown that shows lots of retention and lacing.

Smell: A punget bouquet of citrus (orange, grapefruit) and herbal (wet grass) hops comes together.

Taste: Totally flat and boring....massive disappointment after loving the nose.

Mouthfeel: Thin

Drinkability: Too sad to have anymore.

Mouthfeel:

Drinkability:

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 22:37:44 | More by koopa
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Pours a semi-clear orange-yellow color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Distinct rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrus zest with a noticeable soapy aroma. Taste is of malt and citrus zest and floral hops again with a slightly soapy flavor like the smell. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I wouldn't get it again. I am glad I got to try this one though as Odell isn't distributed to CA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 17:52:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a golden yellow hue with a light colored head. Notes of citrus hops and fruit. More fruit in the nose than expected. Bitter hop taste but smooth overall. Clean and crisp. Not bad but not really a stand out either.
Great to see Odell now being sold in MN.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 17:35:48 | More by kbutler1
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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

$9.80 a six pack.

It pours a clear perfect gold colour with a 1 finger head of foam. There's some sticky lacing.

The smell is pretty damned hoppy for an APA...lots of grapefruit that reminds me of an IPA. I cannot detect any malty tones at all.

The taste is hoppy....grapefruit with some pine, a touch of grass and again, no malty notes that I can taste. I have to say the on tap sample I had did have a decent malt presence, this bottled version does not. I'm somewhat disappointed but I'd guess the hopheads of BA woud not be.

Meium mouthfeel and carbonation, it finishes...you guessed it, bitter.

Drinkability? Just another hoppy bitter APA that I don't think I'll visit that often. I ask the singular most important question comparing this to the draft version...where's the Malt?

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 00:16:46 | More by Bitterbill
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rawfish

California

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The arrival of May means the re-release of St. Lupulin, bottle dated best by 8.16.11. Pours a bit hazy but a pleasant gold/honey color with an off white 2 finger head that has average retention and leaves a couple rings of sticky lacing.

Smell is less floral and a bit more earthy than expected with resinous pine with a herbal quality making up a good portion of the hop character. Flashes of sweet citrus, orange and celmentines and sugary tropical fruit complement the lighty toasted bread quality of the malts.

Toasted bread with a touch of honey which evolves into a sweet bread impression that drags on through the drink. Hops start to surface, with pine resin and touches of grapefruit and lemon zest, bitterness substantial but comes in slick and oily. Slightly tart, more balanced than crisp.

Medium body, a little heavy for a summer beer and more carbonation would've done this some good. Slick aftertaste dries a little soapy.

I was really expecting a bright sunny hop profile just short of Odell IPA, a bit taken a back. This comes off a more balanced and earthy dry hopped English pale ale with the balance of malt and hops slightly shifted towards the hops. Resinous hop oil feel was as good as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 04:16:14 | More by rawfish
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.