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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%


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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dirtylou

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 17:37:16 | More by dirtylou
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 01:32:39 | More by bonsreeb85
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 21:43:27 | More by hooliganlife
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DmanGTR

New York

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes on 11/17/09

Thanks to Mitch for my first taste of Odell's.

A - Clear honey/amber, scant white head with trails of bubbles. Not much lace at all. 3.0

S - Mild cereal graininess with lots of sweet, citrusy hops. Hint of pine resin but more grapefruit than anything else. Tiny waft of alcohol. 3.5

T - Mild bitterness, very balanced pale ale with a good hoppy citrus flavor. Finishes bittersweet with yet again, a balanced malty sweetness and flavorful hops. 4.0

M - Light and refreshing. Could use a touch more carbonation. 3.5

D - Quite drinkable, a perfect summer drink. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 13:49:47 | More by DmanGTR
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spoony

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 02:39:31 | More by spoony
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BucannonXC5

California

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 06:36:01 | More by BucannonXC5
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meeekyh

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 23:48:05 | More by meeekyh
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 13:21:27 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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soju6

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 11:32:55 | More by soju6
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beagle75

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 04:22:08 | More by beagle75
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mikey711

New Jersey

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

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 21:40:07 | More by mikey711
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:03:27 | More by bierbrauer
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 01:46:10 | More by tronester
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 02:37:24 | More by mmmbeer
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 19:29:50 | More by mothman
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aval89

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 23:27:47 | More by aval89
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 21:26:36 | More by biboergosum
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 02:50:33 | More by Dope
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 18:52:30 | More by stakem
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Rayek

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Vine Street Pub in Denver.

A: Hazy gold with mild carbonation. A small white cap has OK retention, but leaves a generous lace in its wake.

S: Heavy on the citrus, with a nice dose of lemon and grapefruit. There's a little bit of pince at work too. Biscuit scented malts add an extra complexity.

T: Starts out with a mild toastiness. Things get a little watery in middle before a generous dose of citrus bitterness hits. The bitterness is strong, but not over the top. Finishes with lingering grapefruit and lemon flavors.

M: The body is slightly oily and has the right level of carbonation.

D: This is a nice beer. The wateriness in the middle was the only thing getting in the way of my enjoyment. Definitely worth a revisit.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 03:52:47 | More by Rayek
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Domingo

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While listed as an APA, it's essentially an IPA that's very light in color. The alcohol and hops are certainly more akin to an IPA than an APA. That's not good or bad, just worth pointing out.
Arrived a pale golden color with a pretty fluffy head. Looks really good...reminds me of a pilsner.
It's hoppy, but along the lines of being floral instead of fruity.
The malt base is milder, but it blends well with the hops to make for an IPA with the body and drinkability of a pils.
This is pretty unique as the only thing I can compare it to is a lighter bodied IPA like Stone's.
Yes, Odell probably has enough hoppy beers that are treading the same territory, but this works well as a summer beer for hopheads.
Definitely enjoyable and something I'll have again. What's really nice is that it can be everything from a hop fix to a lawnmower brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2009 20:03:48 | More by Domingo
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suretolose

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a brown bottle. It has a light copper color and is very clear. Has a nice head that last quite a while. Very carbonated, rice beer like.
Smell is of hops and pine.
Taste is of hops and citrus. Slightly dry finish.
Overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 19:33:34 | More by suretolose
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 13:02:59 | More by AgentZero
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by Nov 8, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a nice ring of drippy lacing and holds a wispy cap.

Aroma is very hoppy and features lemon and orange citrus, pine, floral, grassy, some caramel and bread. Very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, orange and lemon citrus, grass, pine, good caramel and bready malt in the middle, finishes with nice crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, sharp carbonation.

Super hoppy and tasty Pale Ale, nearly IPA territory. A real treat to get a chance to try this!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 20:33:51 | More by elgiacomo
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katan

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours an extremely clear golden color, to almost straw. Head formation is bright white, 1mm, decent lacing. Well retained.

S - Some caramel malts and a decent hit of floral hopping. Somewhat grassy at times. A lighter nose than I expected.

T - Starts off with a lightly sweet malt note, which is then accompanied by a more floral note that almost could be some pilsner malts. Floral hop notes build in the mid-stream, very balanced. Finishes light, mainly hitting the bitter parts of the tongue.

M - Moderate beer body, carbonation creates a creamy sensation on the tongue. Finishes clean, only a little bitter oils left on the tongue.

D - Moderately high drinkability - although this beer could be considered just a bit too bitter for the APA style. Lightly filling.

This beer has to be about 1 IBU away from being an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 07:36:12 | More by katan
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
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