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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 79
Gots: 67 | 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%

t0rin0, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

A: Pours a slightly-hazed gold color with a white head.

S: Citrus and earthy hops along with a bit of sweetness. A little bit muted, even for a pale ale.

T: Quite similar to the smell. Even for a pale ale, and especially for a Western pale ale, this one is a little heavy on the biscuit flavors, leaving the floral and citrus hops in the background.

M: Light-to-medium body with a nice dry crispness.

D: Nice and quaffable, but not one of my favorites from our visit that day.

Thorpe429, May 06, 2010
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2%

zestar, May 31, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nmann08, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-influenced golden color with a two finger head; decent retention and quite a few strands of lace

Smell: Biscuity malt with strong floral tones; piney hops, underneath

Taste: Opens with the biscuity malts laying a slightly sweet, toffee-influenced backbone; in the middle, the piney hops add a bitter, but floral aspect which comes into balance with the malts after the swallow, with the finish adding a citrusy edge

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Another quality hoppy beer from Odell; much better than the typical APA

brentk56, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Mar 30, 2014
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 kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2%

kylehay2004, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from fishpondmanager. Thanks!

Appearance: Hazy pale amber body capped by a finger of froth. The body clears up a bit as it warms, suggesting chill haze.

Smell: Really nice hop bouquet, very floral and citrusy. Centennial is evident, lending some fantastic floral notes. There's a touch of mango, and a slight yeastiness that works well with the hop profile.

Palate: Low in bitterness, high in juicy, fruity, floral hop flavor. Something of a centennial showcase, this is great stuff. Mango and pineapple make a brief appearance, followed by an herbal, slightly chalky cascade note. The mouthfeel is remarkably soft and silky, really the high point of the beer. The malt backbone is doughy, subtle, lightly sweet - present enough to give the great hop flavors a foundation. There isn't much bitterness to the finish - just enough to prevent the beer from having a hollow aftertaste.

Overall: This destroyed my expectations. A great pale ale with an outstanding mouthfeel.

largadeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, pale gold color with hints of orange. It had a small, white, pillowy head of foam that left minimal lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, floral notes and rich pine. Some subtle burnt toast aromas, too.

T - It tasted fairly spicy with a citrus kick. It had a nice roasted malt backbone.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a really good APA. I took a sixer of it to a barbeque and found it to be very easy drinking and enjoyable.

zeff80, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden copper, with a finger of frothy bright-white head. This retains with roughly a ¼ finger of creamy foam, which soaps the sides of the glass with spotty lacing. The aroma is floral, with more of a spicy leafiness dwelling underneath. This mingles with notes of bitter citrus and sweet grains, giving this an overall green twang in the nose.

The taste has an assertive green bitterness, balanced by a good bit of sweetness from notes of caramel and bready feeling grains. A good bit of sweeter fruit starts to emerge as this warms but the more aggressive aspects of the hops win out in the end with a finish that is dry and bitter with pithy rind flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a prickly carbonation on the tongue, while the rest of the feel has more of a creamy and slick presence in the mouth. Any alcohol here is well hid, helping add to the overall smoothness.

While certainly solid, I think that this might have a bit of age on it, as this just lacked that fresh brightness that so many other reviews seem to mention. This was still well flavored and balanced and an overall refreshing quaff though. I’m going to be seeking this one out on draft when I’m in Idaho next month, as this really showed some potential.

Kegatron, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of russpowell
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
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

russpowell, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
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.

MasterSki, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Lightly hazed, golden color, 1/2" snowy white head.

Soft aromatics, pleasant floral and citric fruit feel, leading into a higher hopped experience. Just a pinch of pepper.

Taste: soft mouthfeel, brisk hoppy play on the palate, remains mellow throughout. Minor finish, but the memory lingers on, the herbal, bitter dance on the tongue.
A little honey-sweetness, and some caramel toffee feel from the malt.

Extra-drinkable, this hop-forward EPA. I might choose this over a Summit EPA, but wouldn't pick one over an IPA. That's me, though. Very nice EPA, suitable for many occasions.

feloniousmonk, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

an almost genre defining american pale ale. has all the complex hop characteristics you look for, but also has something all of its own. a jazzy light to medium mouthfeel despite the higer abv make this a magical back porch session. there are hop flavors in this beer that i have never tasted in another brew, it somehow gets to the essence of hops, without being major bitter. its just a real treat. bravo odell!

StonedTrippin, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from COBeerBuff.

A: Pours with large 1.5 finger head with lots of bubbly pot marks, but it retains well, very orange wheat like color with some pale golden hue, very hazy.

N: Nice clean hop aromas, slight citrus and pine, some nice malty aromas as well, and almost juicy hop nose wafting from this. It has a beautiful hop smell that I wish could make a perfume out of.

T: Starts with a strange flat and bad malt taste that is somewhat bad, perhaps this is too old. The beer was really good up to here. I'll take a few more sips and see if my palate is just destroyed. After a few more sips I still have a slight rotten malt taste, but there is a nice hop taste that seems to follow it well. Some citrus and pine but light, pretty juicy and clean hop taste with a nice bitter following. It seems like it would have a great malty taste that isn't overpowered by the hops, but the hops clearly reign over. It has a slight biscuit taste as well, and the more I drink the more that funky malt disappears. Perhaps it was something on my palate, or perhaps my mouth is just getting used to it and finding the other nice flavors now.

Edit: Now that I'm almost through, I can't taste any off flavors at all. Its actually really refreshing and tasty. Not much for malts at all anymore and lots of nice juicy hops.

M: Somewhat thick but not very, and slightly hop oil sticky, decent carbonation

F: The finish is one of the best parts, along with the nose. I starts slightly sweet but finishes semi dry and has a nice hop bitterness that is very clean and really balances off the tongue as it dries and leaves you refreshed. It's got a really nice lingering pale taste that doesn't over power anything.

Final thoughts: A nice bitter pale ale that has a great hop taste, very clean and refreshing, slightly juicy, nice malt backbone that could have some off or old flavors but its hard to tell. I would love to get this fresh and review it again. Thanks again Chase!

jlindros, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Must be the most perfume-like beer I've ever had. Clouds of pixie dust and after-shave lotion. Crisp and sharp with some malt underneath. Fruity with citrus fragrance but not so much of the bitter peel. Such an odd and distinctive taste but hard to put into words. Herbal with a slight sweet touch, flowery and grassy. Looks nice in the glass with decent lacing and the pale golden color.

Worth trying, but it's not in the mainstream of the style, which is a good thing in my opinion. They call it an "extra pale ale," which seems fitting.

mactrail, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mendvicdog, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Expiration date of September 2010; Sampled August 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a copper-gold hue that shows an almost clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. The beer smells of herbal, hemp like hops up front backed by notes of Meyer lemon. A touch of garlic chive adds to the dank hop quality. After sitting for a bit more sweet hop fruit notes become noticeable in the nose; lychee, juicy fruit gum, tangelo and kumquat can at times be quite noticeable.

My first sip is sweet enough to accentuate floral and fruit hop notes of peach, orange flower nectar, lychee, and citrus oil. This is backed by a solid herbal and pine-like hop character as well as a firm, lingering bitterness. The finish also is a touch astringent from the hops. A pale grain sweetness is just noticeable and there is a touch of cracker like malt towards the finish, but this beer is clearly all about the hops. The malt character becomes a bit more noticeable as the beer warms, though it never plays a prominent role. Fairly light bodied, but it does have some palate heft to it; basically it has enough malt body to stand up to the ample hop character, but still remain quite drinkable. A touch of alcohol warming starts to come out as the beer warms.

This is a really nice beer, you will need to like a dominant hop focus though. Light and quaffable with a robust hop character that keeps this hop head coming back for more.

Gueuzedude, Oct 15, 2010
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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.