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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

586 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 586
Reviews: 236
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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beertunes

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Sara and Craus for this one. Bottle code: 9/3/13D. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy yellow, with just a bit of an orange tint, with less than 1/4 inch of off-white head that had very low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma had some light malts upfront and underneath, then mostly citrus hops, with a bit of pine in the background. On the tongue, The was pretty much the same, a nice base malt, with citrus and pine hops making for a nicely balanced brew.

The medium body was good, very smooth and with a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily, and you could slide several down with no trouble. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Not really outstanding or memorable, but certainly enjoyable and worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 21:46:01 | More by beertunes
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dull golden honey hue with a small delicate capping of whitish foam. Lots of thinly placed sheeted lacing sticks to the glass.

Pleasingly sweet and floral aroma with a nice dancing twist to some citrusy lemon candy. Bits of dry wood, dry bread dough, and light pale malt adds a nice mix to its sweetness.

Taste grabs a dryish pale malt to start then all sorts of fun, easy going hoppy stuff rides in with a sweet floral ascent and a well rounded, well placed sweet lemony candied background. The dryness seems to always press its presense to the surface, but in a well balanced manner as to not get too pushy or harsh, letting that sweetened citrusy candyness sit inbetween with a favorable mellowness.

Airy medium body with nice dry and sweet balance that creates a nice twirl of character on the palate. Everything sits just right among one another. Its dryness is making up most of its play but that sweet citrus candied backing does its job.

A solid, playfully light and sweetened showcase of a style I usually avoid. A solid drinker of a Pale. This was a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 00:55:19 | More by tavernjef
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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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largadeer

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 02:44:45 | More by largadeer
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you n8dietz.

Pours a very clear copper with a thin laer of foam after a one finger head dissipates. OK bubbling.

The aroma is young tree branch just snapped off the tree with a little grass and citrus and some pilsner and light toasted malts.

The taste starts with medum bitterness from earthen and soft citric hopping. The middle lets out a dry palate and some carbonation fizz. The finish is dry and gypsumy with soft hops and pilsner malts lingering.

This tastes more light a hoppy pilsne at times than a pale al. Pretty easy to drink and session.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 22:51:12 | More by scruffwhor
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champ103

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale and slightly hazed copper color. A fluffy and rocky two finger white head forms with good retention. That recedes to leave plenty of lace in rings.
S: Perfume like hops up front. Floral and grassy. Though with a bit more resinous pine. Which is never over barring. Biscuit malts with a little sweeter caramel malts as well.
T: Like the nose, floral and grassy up front. That gives way to the pine like bitterness, which again is not over barring. A bit soapy like as well. A tad more caramel malt sweetness here than the nose.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Again, just a tad on the sweet side. Really enjoyable to drink. I can drink this all day.

A really good pale ale. This is Loose Leaf's bigger brother. It is a bit sweeter, with a more pronounced piny/soapy flavor, which is not a bad thing at all. I do think I like Loose Leaf just a bit more. Though this is no less of an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:28:20 | More by champ103
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blackie

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: standard pint, slightly hazy golden-peach in color, a fluffy cap of off-white carbonation is retained for the duration, nice lace

s: juicy citrus hops on a bed of pale barley malt - nice soft bread aroma with some light caramel, vivid red grapefruit aromas hint at the dry-hopping, floral perfumes

m: light-medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation, a little light and fleeting but nothing to complain about

t: pleasant malt body gives bready flavors of pale barley, strong citrus peel flavors from a generous hopping, tangy grapefruit pith, mild sugars quickly tempered by a moderate bitterness that lingers in the finish with crisp citrus and grain husk, extremely well-rounded

d: definitely sessionable - the crisp finish and drier body allow easy quaffing despite the relatively elevated abv

sixer from the Liquor Depot, Rock Springs, WY...best by 10/03/09

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 04:09:36 | More by blackie
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, best by 10/9/10, into a shaker pint.

A: Clear pale amber body under a breathtaking 3-finger head that towers confidently above the rim of the glass. Big, creamy, and white, this might be the best looking head I've ever seen in a pint glass. Amazing.

S: Lightly hoppy aroma, mainly floral but with plenty of citrus as well (lemon especially). I was hoping for more.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, and floral hoppy notes dominate, with some very light malt on the tail end. Bitter, almost tart finish. Quite nice, but not as intense as I'd hoped.

M: Light-bodied yet mouthfilling, with a healthy amount of soft carbonation. Excellent.

D: The finish is quite biting, but overall drinkability is pretty good, especially considering its IPA-like strength.

Notes: Having had and loved Odell's IPA in the past, I had extremely high hopes for this one. While it certainly was a hop-forward beer, it just didn't bring the lupulin as well as I thought it would. It's certainly worth a shot, but I won't be seeking it out again. I'll never forget how beautiful it was, though.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 13:41:52 | More by woosterbill
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma is very hoppy with lots of grassy and citrus hops. Flavor is slightly more mellow with tropical fruits and citrus hops. Pretty hoppy for an APA (it tastes more like an IPA to me), very delicious!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 19:01:04 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle thanks to Dave. Best by 12/9/10.

Mostly clear yellow-copper with golden edges. Small, sticky, gauzy, beige-white head. Good lacing. Big hop nose with notes of orange marmalade, grapefruit, and pineapple. Sugary fruit and toasted biscuit malt in the background.

Toasted malt up front. Dry, hoppy bitterness follows with flavors of lemon, orange rind, and light pine. Very mildly sweet biscuit and fruit malt notes settle in. Citrus and pine hoppiness steals the show though. The dry, zesty hop btterness almost takes on a floral, herbalness. Light tropical fruit shows up in the lingering, mostly bitter finish. Moderate body with a lightly creamy feel, due partly to mild carbonation. A nice, very dry and refreshing APA that really shows off the citrus hops, but in a not overly bitter and heavy-handed way.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 01:55:06 | More by alexgash
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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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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 19:32:19 | More by Mebuzzard
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a bright, clear dark yellow-gold. It's pretty brilliantly bright, actually, and between this beer and Myrcenary I'm beginning to expect it from any and all IPAs or pale ales that Odell brews. A clean, compact head sits tight at right around one finger in height and drops lacing that sticks mostly in patches.
A sturdy aroma is sweet with citrus fruits as well as some tropical with a nice, bright sort of zesty bitterness to balance. Malts are bready and let the hops lead. A little bit of rind comes in underneath with a very gently herbal edge.
The taste follows suit with citrus and tropical fruits forward but leads with an additional floral bitterness as well. It's also a touch more peppery than the nose. Malts offers a bready dryness and the rind note pulls into the finish. Overall, it's as bright as the aroma.
The crispness bites while allowing some smoothness to flow nicely in a medium body.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 16:23:24 | More by Brenden
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 01:34:00 | More by ArrogantB
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to JLindros to sharing this beer. Poured into a palm tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a thin soapy white head that fades to leave a soapy blanket and side lacing.

S - Aromas of light honey and great citrusy hops.

T - Similar to the nose with light wet hops with light citrus. Not really a bitter finish just nice solid hops.

M - Mouthfeel is nice with light hop lingering quality. Solid.

O - Overall this is a solid apa. Very nice and super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 21:32:55 | More by rudzud
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Durge

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new brewer for me to try thanks to the Muddy Pig in St. Paul MN . At 6.5% and 46 ibu's this dry hopped extra pale ale looks a bit hazy and golden amber colored with a fair head with a fantastic sheet of lace. The aroma says pine and sweet floral hops, with that likable skunk to it, very alluring and somewhat unique. The taste buds grab onto this enjoyable pissy hop that so nicely combines citrus, floral edges and a hint of pine. The body is on the light side, the feel is lightly peppery and crisp, very refreshing while delivery plenty of bright hop satisfaction. It has a bit of biscuit clove that becomes obvious as you go. I liked this and would consider this a definite candidate for hop session beer of the month. A happy introduction to Odell from Fort Collins, CO.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2010 20:10:12 | More by Durge
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at an Albertsons in Pocatello on 9.4.12
Dated 10/18/12A

A - Pours a light, slightly hazy orange with a large near-white head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lacing.

S - Very subtle all-around. Subtle malts and a tiny bit of hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. Subtle pale malts and a hint of hops.

D - Tons of carbonation and a lighter body.

O - A very pale ale with a hint of hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 04:18:58 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ehammond1


3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, Josh!

Hazed golden in color with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves lines of lacing down the glass.

Some citrus, bread, and earth in the aroma. Simple enough, and nice.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with a fairly high level of bitterness for the style, bread, earth, and citrus combining for a nice enough pale.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Above average.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 22:33:56 | More by ehammond1
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 00:07:41 | More by KarlHungus
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morimech

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden, yellow color with a large white head that had very good retention. Quite a bit of lacing is left on the glass. A bit worried about the lack of depth in color. Aroma is all hops. Citrus, piney and resiny, very strong hop aroma for a APA. The flavor is one dimensional and not balanced. Almost all hops. My fear of the pale color has been realized. I need more malt besides the slightest wisp of sweetness in the finish. The featured hops do taste good but more balance is needed. Nice carbonation for a hoppy beer, but the body is a little on the thin side. A little too bitter and high ABV for this to be a prolonged summer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 17:20:41 | More by morimech
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billab914

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Three Floyd's glass. Golden amber in color with a thin, sticky white head barely covering the beer.

Aroma has a zesty lemon mixing with some grapefruit citrus and a little bit of a resiny pine. A lighter, bready, sweet malt profile coming through as well. Pretty good and appealing hoppiness for the style, while also not crossing too far into IPA territory.

The taste starts out with some of the bready and zesty citrus qualities to it. Midway, a modest bitter, rind like quality starts to come out and mixes with some malty flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty good beer of the style. It had some very nice hoppy notes to it, but the malt came through with some nice balancing flavors. Very easy drinking and flavorful beer of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 20:38:43 | More by billab914
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We sampled this one at the Odell Taproom with some friends, a few Saturdays ago. Poured a bright golden color, with a decent cap of bubbly white foam. Great floral/fruity hop aromas, somewhat grassy, bubblegum. On the palaet, this one was light bodied, with flavors of fruity hops, pears and malt.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 08:04:58 | More by emmasdad
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cosmicevan

New York

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to pokesbeerdude for another tasty treat. enjoyed from my urthel tulip. best before 9/6/12

a - brew poured a semi transparent honey orange with about 2 fingers of foamy head and chunky milk shake like lacing that left streaks all over the glass.

s - nice balance of hops and some malts. hoppy biscuits. really tremendous smell...clearly a pale ale but with a great hop profile.

t - a bit more bready than the nose suggested, but still has a nice hop balance and finishes with a smidge of bitterness.

m - cool and crisp. medium bodied. nice carbonation, leaves a tingle in my mouth.

o - overall a very nice pale ale. not a malt bomb, great balance...good hop presence, but clearly a pale ale. a damn enjoyable one at that.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 02:12:11 | More by cosmicevan
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from millah- thanks! Poured into SA sensory glass.

A: pours a bright clear golden with thin dense white head that leaves splotchy lacing.

S: nice aromatic citrus hop profile up front, picking up lemon, grapefruit and mangos, this all followed by a nice bready malt profile. Smells very nice.

T: The hops provide some fruity notes up front with a considerable amount of bitterness, the nice malt back bone comes shortly after the hops. Very nice balance. Somewhat bitter on the finish.

MF: medium carbonation, light body, very refreshing

D: this is a great APA, nice fresh hop profile, nice balance with the malts, drinks like it is way lighter than 6.5%. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 00:51:15 | More by homebrew311
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StJamesGate

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours glowing pale brass with an egg white head that fades to patches and clings and sheets. Big fresh fuchsia blossom and citrus marmalade nose. Clementine jam on white toast malts with light caramel sweetness and orange hard candy hops. Lemon resin finish, minty hops linger - together these are bracing. Light bodied, clean, ABV is buried.

Imagine a Creamsickle was a beer. So tasty and summery! Gets extra points on feel because it does a such a good job at what it is: a seasonal.

Light body and lack of chew keeps this from being an IPA. Top 10 APA, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 20:00:04 | More by StJamesGate
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.