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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 276
Hads: 966
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 115
Gots: 147 | FT: 1
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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: 276 | Hads: 966
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to pokesbeerdude for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, and some citrus. The taste is hoppy, bitter, slightly sweet/malty, with some citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, another very tasty brew from Odell.

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Photo of Tone
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops, earthy malt, and hop oil. Very strong and good aroma. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with a low carbonation level. Tastes of floral hop oil and slight earthy malt. Overall, a great appearance, aroma, and body - though it does lack in complexity.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.51/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
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?

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

A: Deep straw gold color. Poured a 2 finger coarse white head with fair retention to a half finger cap. Decanted continually. Lots of lacing with some washing down the glass.

S: Citrus. grapefruit and pine hops. Orange and grass as the beer warmed. Plenty of floral hops.

T: Very consistent with smell; overall, muted flavors very well balanced. Citrus is most prominent up front with lemon and light-colored fruits in the foundation. Resiny hops in the middle followed by a sharply bittering finish!

M: Light side of medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth and coating in the middle with a sharp bitter to balance a crisp finish. Very refreshing APA.

D: Very easy to drink. Good sessionable APA; flavorful, balanced.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale and slightly hazed lemon yellow body. Fluffy white head. Lace is quite full. The aroma brings it all. It's piney, resiny, cannabis like, citrusy. Really nice. The flavor bursts with hop goodness. Lemon and citrus, pine sap and resin.... Base is a nice biscuity maltiness. Medium-full body. Modestly carbonated. And highly drinkable. After IPA, this is my second favorite Odell beer so far.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alright, well this is my favorite in the style (I think). Great copper pour unleashes a bouquet of dry hopped nose busters. Wow.

Taste was even better! So light and refreshing, with an almost dipa like hop blast, yet isn't sticky and resin like. Very clean. The usual citrus and pine, even the typical summer lemon taste to a lesser degree. Thank you for finally making a summer seasonal with hops, I don't know why its always lemon, lemon, lemon but w/o hops. I mean, this seems in retrospect like a no brainer: lemon + hops! Brilliant!

Throughout, went down smooth, didn't fade, just wowed me consistently, and I have never been the biggest O'Dell's fan. Porter, sure, Extra Red, decent. IPA? Not a fan. But this? This is golden, this is the archtype, the model, the gold medal.

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Photo of scruffwhor
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.

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Photo of rudzud
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.

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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

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Photo of barnzy78
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 08/06/15B; I felt lucky to find this in small town Missouri while visiting family
A - foamy ivory head slowly fades atop a light amber colored ale
S - citrus rind - grapefruit and mandarin come to mind, a bit tropical, some toasty grain and caramel malt in the nose too
T - juicy and fruity with mandarin, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grain, a but tropical, grassy, and peppery
M - medium bodied, a bit resinous, peppery bite on the tongue, fairly bitter finish
O - I've loved everything I've had from this brewery. Hope to find more on my next trip to Missouri.

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Photo of Durge
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of champ103
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
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.

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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.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass. Best before 27 August 2015.
Clear yellow.
Clean, fine, floral hops. Elegant if not obviously impressive.
Fruity, mild, earthy, floral, bitter, and balanced. This is like an adult ginger ale, without any ginger. Maybe adult soda. It's spectacular. The flavor is constantly shifting, and it's long and welcome. A bit of spritz keeps it lively.
Highly recommended! At 6.5% the 'extra' is warranted with the pale.

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Photo of tavernjef
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.

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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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of jera1350
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a moderate eggshell white head that leaves some lacing.

Great hoppy nose. Citrus and grass hops lend a crisp smell. Light sweetness as well.

A nicely balanced APA. Light malt sweetness, citrus and grassy hops. The hop bitterness is more than usual for this style, but it's not over the top. A maltier alternative to an IPA.

Lightly chewy body that is mostly smooth and finishes dry with a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Drinks very well, although this would be tough to session. Two or three wouldn't be out of the question though. A very nice hopped up APA.

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Photo of DmanGTR
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
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

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.