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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 235
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:
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(Beer added by: GilGarp on 06-02-2009)
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 17:52:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of aval89


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
Photo of PerHops


4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful light orange with a head that dissipates very quickly.

S- citrus and banana and a nuts

T- Really good, better than I thought it would be. Really close to an IPA, but less resinous. I got citrus, then banana bread, then a finish that was moderately bitter and showed some minerals.

M- Medium carbonation fits perfectly for this beer.

O- Very impressed. I could easily see this becoming one of my regulars in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 05:00:52 | More by PerHops
Photo of trappistlover


2.68/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(12oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours clear golden color with off-white head. Light carbonation. Aroma has grapefruit, lemon, resin and some dank aromas. Taste has some bitterness, but is mostly malty like Fat Tire. Medium bodied with chunky texture. Bitter finish. Not a fan of this att all. Not sure why this beer is so highly rated on this site; its like a hoppy version of fat tire.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 04:04:30 | More by trappistlover
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou


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
Photo of ddahlen


4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel snifter with about an inch of head which dissipates quickly and shines with a beautiful golden hue.
The nose has some fantastic hop aromatics with some mango, apricot and some fresh grassy notes.
The taste hits me with some mandarin orange, slight caramel malty notes and a smooth touch of bitterness.
The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Really nice.
Overall, this is an insanely refreshing brew with some superb hop aromatics. A very solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 19:36:08 | More by ddahlen
Photo of billab914


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
Photo of brewcrew76


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

A - Cloudy deep orange, amber with a thin white head.

S - Citrus, floral aroma with candied citrus notes. Pale malts with a doughy, bready notes.

T - Floral and citrus hops and sweet bready malts.

M - Airy body with a lingering candied citrus.

D - Well balanced and very easy drinking. Nice summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 01:16:17 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of Scotchboy


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

12oz bottle to Perfect Pint.

A: Almost perfectly clear light straw/golden yellow, with decent carbonation and slightly off-white head lacing.

S: Begins aromatic with tropical fruits and light malts but warms into a bitter pine and grapefruit nose, with touches of malt and honey sweetness.

T: Again, hop forward with a nice lightly toasted grain malt bill underneath and crisp finish that reminds me of green apples without the sweetness. The hops are earthy and the oil really begins to come thru after this beer warms up.

MF: Light, crisp, a little dry, slightly resinous once the hop oils show up.

O: A pleasant drinker that I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 19:37:44 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of kojevergas


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into half pint glass in the Oslo pub in Salthill, Ireland. Reviewed from notes. The price was obscene in Ireland.

A: Two finger head of fair thickness but little cream. Hazy yellow-bronze colour.

Sm: Estery hops - grapefruit? Bittering hops.

T: Very hoppy estery build with a grapefruity finish. Some citrus orange on the finish. Bittering hops on the climax. Ruby candy aftertaste (you'll know it when you taste it!). Floral tones. Built well for the style and nicely balanced.

Mf: Wonderful coarseness and dryness. Complements the flavour.

Dr: A wonderful summer ale. It obscures its ABV very well. Quite delightful, but don't make the mistake of buying it in Ireland when you're from the state it's brewed in. Oops.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 17:20:22 | More by kojevergas
Photo of

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

Was able to get this beer at the brewery, a day after they bottled it.

a-almost clear pretty golden with a two finger head. Head falls into a nice cloud and keeps a top on the beer through the drink. Laces well in the pint glass.

s-smells just like the brewery. Good balance of malts and hops. Not nearly as agressive as others on the nose, but does great for the beers style.

t-nice and crisp, some hops, not bitter, some malts. Refreshing and clean on the finish. Hops add more aroma than thay do bitterness. Nice for a summer beer.

m-clean and clear. Not thick, but not watery.

o-I think this is a great seasonal beer. Just got done doing yard work in 85 degree weather, and this is just what the doctor ordered. I would say this beer is a good example of an American Pale. Good for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 18:47:56 | More by
Photo of rawfish


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
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 03:03:15 | More by brentk56
Photo of Jeriba


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

Bottled on 10/29 and consumed on 11/2. You can't beat that!

A: Pours the color of a typical pale ale, with a generous cream-colored head.

S: Grapefruit and pine, and a kind of soapy aroma -- maybe lavender?

T: Tasty, but I would prefer more hop presence.

M: Crips and slightly astringent

D: Very high. Pass me another.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 05:28:34 | More by Jeriba
Photo of htomsirveaux


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

12 oz. bottle tried 11 Jul 2010. Poured in the Dillon Dam shaker pint.

Medium sized off white to yellow head. Lightly carbonated. Clear bright amber color. Aroma is light, resiny with some grapefruit zest. Fruity and sweet, with a bit of tangy grapefruit. Medium to light body. Ethanol somewhat noticeable. Finish is pithy bitter with a lingering bittersweet hoppy aftertaste.

Would definitely get this on a regular basis if I could.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 04:41:17 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

355ml bottle bought from Beersofeurope.com...

Poured a golden yellow colour with a slight haze... White head poured fairly thick and foamy then faded to decent light covering... light carbonation... good sticky lacing lines cling to the glass...

Aroma - Light maltiness mixed with a good dose of citrusy and peppery hops, pine, tart fruits (grapefruit, lemons, apples), very floral, quite grassy, faint honey sweetness, light breadiness, some sea salt...

Taste - Good grassy and citrus hop bitterness, light pine, tart fruits (grapefruits, apples), light sweet biscuit malts, hint of wheat, peppery, some salty notes, floral and perfumed...

Feel - Quite smooth with a little bite underneath... light / medium body. Very, very quaffable and refreshing...

Overall - A excellent, straightforward, hoppy and very drinkable APA... recommended...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 09:14:53 | More by mdagnew
Photo of scarfield


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden from the bottle, a thin head subsides into just a light film over the top of the glass. Leaves little to no lacing in the glass.

Smell is predominantly of hops, however an over-ripe citrus aroma (almost like an apple-based wine) also appears.

Taste is overwhelmingly hoppy, with the aftertaste being more like a wheat beer such as Boulevard. The crisp qualities are there of a pale ale, but the aftertaste did not have the same hoppy bitterness that was picked up in the nose and initial taste.

(Edit... As the beer warms the hops become more prevalent in the aftertaste, but it is still wheaty)

Very crisp and extremely light in the mouth. Easy to go through a bottle without really realizing it.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 00:52:59 | More by scarfield
Photo of Lldeegan


4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden straw in color with a white foam head.
Green, grassy and floral in the nose. Really resinous with some bright grapefruit. So far, it delivers on the hoppy promise in the name, as lupulin glands are what hold the hop oils and resins.
Throughout there is a great hop flavor with a subtle malt backbone. Pleasant floral hop notes with grapefruit shining through that lends to a somewhat sweet malty, but bitter finish.
Light to medium body with bright flavors. The carbonation level adds to make it a really refreshing drink as it is a summer seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 09:22:50 | More by Lldeegan
Photo of Lucklys


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

The color is a hazy golden honey with lots of carbonation initially that fades rather quickly into a light gauzy head. When I first poured it into the glass, the foam did hold its own right away, but also faded just as quickly as the bubbles in the liquid. The lacing did stick to the glass very well as I was drinking it.

The smell is surprisingly floral, which I haven't yet really had the pleasure of coming across in any of the other beers I've tried. It just doesn't smell quite like anything else once you get over the obvious citrus and bitter hop scents, especially when you start picking out something skunky - like cannabis... Somewhere in the way back, there is also a tiny hint of something spicy, perhaps pepper, that almost doesn't want to be found. Maybe it's just my nose making things up. No matter, I still rather enjoyed the bottled version over the tap, regardless of the overbearing hops which carried right into the flavor.

First taste: hops

Second taste: hops

Third taste: hops, citrus (grapefruit? sour orange?), honey, hops

Fourth and beyond: grapefruit, pine, honey, hops, grass, and barley

At the end of each smooth sip, it left my mouth thick and dry with an extremely bitter aftertaste that was not all that delightful. Though the beer had a nice, medium consistency with just enough carbonation to keep it flowing easy, once that mouthful was swallowed, I had to be ready with a wave of water. I'm not quite sure what a floral taste is, but this beer also has that, which I'm sure contributes to the heavy floral scent I mentioned earlier.

In the end, due to this being a seasonal beer from May to September/October, it really fits in with the early summer feeling. It's one to mow the lawn with, so you can further pull out the plant smells and tastes that are hiding under all the hops. I would love to sip this while walking through fresh cut grass, that crisp, tangy smell permeating the last of the early afternoon humidity.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 06:06:23 | More by Lucklys
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 01:37:02 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of Nerudamann


3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look - murky golden color with about 2 fingers of head and good carbonation.

Smell - fairly hoppy and wheaty. Floral smelling..somewhat dry.

Taste and mouthfeel - faintly citrusy at the beginning. Definite hoppiness, but not with a strong bitterness. Floral in the taste as well. Lightness to the texture, but still somewhat fuller in the body. Not a terribly strong aftertaste.

Drinkability - unique "feeling" to the bitterness that I like. Fairly easy to drink and complex enough to make it worth thinking about while you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 04:59:59 | More by Nerudamann
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 15:57:11 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of alexgash


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
Photo of arizcards


3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from Total Wine in lat August for $8.49.

Beer poured a golden orange with a nice two fingered head that is leaving a beautiful rings behind. Nose is light floral hops. Taste is a nicely balanced between a solid malt backbone finishing with a decent citrus hop. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very satisfying. Drinkability is good, definitely not a session beer but several can be enjoyed at one sitting. This is a good solid beer with some nice heft that is very enjoyable. Another fine effort from my favorite Colorado brewer!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 21:46:53 | More by arizcards
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.