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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 273
Hads: 956
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 113
Gots: 137 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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: 273 | Hads: 956
Photo of KLHBB
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm happy this is back on the shelves. Gorgeous orange-amber color, smells and tastes of orange marmalade. I gravitate to the sweet, malty brown beers, but this is a staple in my fridge during the summer. Hoppy but not obnoxiously, face-grimacing so. (258 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -2%

This is a pretty good summer seasonal, though I prefer some other Odell brews a little more. Not sure it's really that much different than 5 Barrel or even their IPA, but once again, I'll drink it if it's out there. Harder to find than most of their other beers as well, but worth a look. (290 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this wonderful brew on tap. Poured into a pint glass; it's a lovely, clear golden color with dense white foam that leaves lacing down the glass.
The aroma is citrus, pineapple and mango and a hint of candied fruit and sweet biscuit.
The taste SO delivers. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of pine bitterness at the end.
The mouthfeel is awesome! Smooth and creamy. The alcohol is totally hidden.
Overall, a delicious and very refreshing pale ale. Among my favorites in this style. (501 characters)

Photo of arc3636
4/5  rDev -2%

Lots of citrus hops and high ABV could easily pass for an IPA. Flavor dominated by hops, would expect more balance from an APA. Overall tasty,will definitely buy again (167 characters)

Photo of evanforbeer
4/5  rDev -2%

Best-by date 11/21/14, I assume it's pretty fresh
Pours a crisp golden strawberry blonde with crisp white head

Nose: hop oils, resin, citric zest, bready malt

Taste: some sweet pale malt, zesty hop punch with citric zest and very subtle tropical note, sweet booziness at back end

Feel: crisp, zesty, drinkable

Pretty solid, not a ton of depth, but very crisp and pretty tasty (380 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth and drinkable, yet very hoppy, IPA hoppy to be sure. Floral and a touch of earthy, as well as some pine, resin, and herbal notes.

Body is extremely crisp and hides the 6.5% ABV pretty well.

Definitely one that I'm going to include in my take home sixer. (264 characters)

Photo of Sam-B
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks: Beautiful Russet golden appearance, slightly cloudy. Two or so fingers of head which retained it's shape for a short time before dissolving into a good looking film on the glass.

Smell: Hops, citrus, pine. Subtle malt hints.

Taste: Clean hoppy pale ale characteristics. Some citrus notes amongst other things. On the smooth side for a pale ale, well balanced in-spite of the strong hoppy tones. Some slight biscuit/cracker type notes detectable in the after taste. Delicious and summery, could even be a session beer.

Mouth: Moderately velvet and smooth feel, slightly oily towards the first few quaffs but settling into a delightfully cloud-like sensation. Excellent level of carbonation, just right to refresh your taste-buds.

Overall: Get it whilst you can, because it's not gonna hang around! Anyone with even a passing interest in any kind of pale ale really should give it a blast. Probably the best thing I've tasted in months! (945 characters)

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice gift from my parents during their visit!

Pours a clear russet gold leaving a nice touch of froth which slowly diminishes to a cap of white.

The nose consists of crisp malted barley with a touch of honey. The hop factor is well integrated providing a delicate balance. A floral aroma with some subtle spice.

The taste brings more clean malty flavor that is slightly sweet and very nice. More floral hop flavor and some citrus in the background. A great hop profile that is not overdone makes for a great session summerbrew.

The mouth feel is light, crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of fizz.

Overall this is one of my favorite pale ales. I really liked their 5 Barrel pale ale but this is even better! Bravo Odell's!! (742 characters)

Photo of FanofHefe
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Dated 8-21-14, so must be a "best by" date since this is still July. Medium orange body with a light haze. Two finger off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a bit of lacing.

Wow - nice aroma for an APA. Heavy fruit notes that seem to be a blend of many types of fruit including citrus, tropical AND a peach note. Very light malt note in the background.

The taste follows the aroma but I expected it to be a little sweeter based on the aroma. But, that's OK, the flavor rocks. A light hop note that is little more grassy than piney gives the sweet hop and malt flavors a balance.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel and no obvious notice of alcohol. I really like this and will be seeking it out. (748 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Yellow golden, tons of clarity. 1/2 a finger of head, and a little lace

A - Big and hoppy, due to the dry hopped process.

T - A big hopy pale ale. Well balanced, tasty!

M - Well carbonated, smooth.

O - Best Pale ale I have had in awhile. Almost - IPA-ish. Get some! (320 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 9/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, earthy, and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and grass. Big presence of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Big floral and herbal hop presence with earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Solid malt presence with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid hoppy aroma that is very IPA like.

Taste: Like it smells, a very earthy and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with notes of damp grass and pine resin. Good backing of malt with sweet notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and yeast. Very hop forward. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily and chewy. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A really good take on a APA. Very good taste of citrus and earthy hops with a nice malt backing. One of the better hop forward versions of the style. (1,297 characters)

Photo of BryanCarey
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange in color, and with a heavy white head of foam, this beer emits a fragrant nose of mango, flowers, and herbs. The generous head of foam leaves a good deal of lace as you drink and it looks quite nice atop the orange colored body.

This beer has a delicious flavor profile that features flavors such as pine, melon, grapefruit, grassy hops, and biscuit malts. It has a zesty/tangy flavor profile that makes it a great summer brew even if it is a little bitterer than the typical summer beer.

I’m impressed with this beer, as I have been with most beers from this world class brewery. The fruity, floral character and light but not too light body seem just right for a hot Texas day. This is certainly a beer I will be looking for each and every summer. (768 characters)

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

On draft at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House.

The beer is clear and light golden with a thick head. The aroma offers herbal and floral notes, with grass and light pine. Medium bitterness throughout. Grassy and even tart. Some biscuit malt in support. Zesty and tangy. Pretty tasty. (276 characters)

Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- clear gold. Full head.

Aroma- sweet and hoppy.

Taste- gentle floral hop start,then malty with hints of rich earthy bread, finishing with a dry bread yet hoppy balance. 47 IBUs

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014. (311 characters)

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly darker amber with about a finger and a half of head. Smells heavily of mango and a little bit of grass and cantaloupe. The mango is turned down quite a bit but a couple light melons like honeydew and cantaloupe appear nicely on the taste. Then the palate picks up something of the crackery malt that's not too dry either that you can get from that malt characteristics. Then the finish ends up in some botanical notes maybe some eucalypti flavors.
Light to medium carbonation and easy drinkability and mouthfeel.

A very tasty and quaff able beverage that makes it easy and a pleasure to drink. A very nice pale. (629 characters)

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into mason jar pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with 1 finger of off white head which dissipates rapidly into 1cm head that persists.

S - There isn't a strong aroma but I get sweet grapefruit hops and a bit of pine.

T - Fantastic flavor for a pale ale. Great blend of sweet grapefruit, piney and grassy hops, a hint of grainy/bread character, and a sweet malty backbone.

M - Thin-to-moderate body with moderate-to-high carbonation. A bit sticky and resinous. Great aftertaste.

O - Probably my favorite pale ale. Not super bold flavors but enough to keep this interesting yet highly drinkable. I've been very impressed with Odell since they've made it to Texas. (697 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated best by 10/29/13, into a pint glass.
Appearance - bubbly gold with a white head that continues to build. Lacing is monstrous!
Smell - a more than pleasant blend of pine, grassy hops and sweet pale malts!
Taste - slight bitter hops that seem more citrus than what the nose would suggest!
Feel - light, but terrific with just the right amount of carbonation and a lingering hop tinge!
Overall - one of the better pale ale's you're going to find! (474 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a pale copper with a thin white head. Hops smell strongly of citrus and tropical fruit. A bit of guava. Tastes of bready malt sweetness and loads of fruity hops. The fruitiness goes well with the sweetness. Mouthfeel is rather full, with a lightly prickly carbonation. This is delicious. (297 characters)

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. (932 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic

L: pale gold ... yellow ... not much of a head, white, does stick

S: citrus, a bit bitter (grapefruit-like) with some skunk -- the bottle isn't clear, but there's clearly some skunk in this

T: citrusy, a bit sweet ... not quite a candied orange but in that direction; a ton of grain for an American IPA ... still bitter with some grapefruit. it leans all on the citrus side.

F: solid, not remarkable, plenty of carbonation despite a pretty flat pour

O: a good beer but not one of a kind -- it's got good citrus notes, and the bitter bite is there but very manageable. tastes good, and I'd have no problem drinking this all the time, but I can name 20 other American IPAs just as good or better (730 characters)

Photo of Selbyg
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers from Odell. I'm counting the days till the new batch comes out. It's one of the great summer time drinkers. With the heavy hop taste but a light easy drinking finish. It should be back in stores over the next couple of months. Texas is in for a great surprise this summer. Welcome to the big show! (319 characters)

Photo of BlackBeer
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Savoring the last two bottles from the 2013 run.

Certain that the grapefruit heavy finish has slightly hidden itself. It hasn't disappeared completely, but not every swallow produces the same response.

Smell is still as robust as ever for an IPA. (249 characters)

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

Cloudy off orange color, one finger of white head reduces to a cap, plenty of visible carbonation, good lacing.

Aroma is a mix of dank hops and sweet malt,some earthiness.

Taste is well balanced between the hops and malt, malt starts out sweet with a slight honey flavor with a solid dose of orange zest.

Mouthfeel is medium, brisk carbonation moves the flavors along nicely.

Reminds me of Jai Alai but a touch more palatable, worth trying. (444 characters)

Photo of JohnnyJam
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a date code clearly printed on the label (12/10/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color. I get 1 1/2 finger of frothy white head that sticks around for a while. Nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit and yeast and some malts.

T: Citrus, mild grapefruit and a little pine. Finishes a little bitter.

M: It is medium bodied and medium carbonation. It goes down good...easy to drink.

O: I think this is a good example of an Extra Pale Ale. It is not as big in hop bitterness as I thought that it would be but it is tasty and delicious. I would buy it again. (637 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, but not completely leaving a smattering of bubbles and a ring around the rim. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Pine resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and honey.

T: Yeast, lemon and grapefruit citrus, and a hint of honey, with some fresh tea leaf.

M: Crisp, and somewhat syrupy in body. Slightly sweet in the finish. Well-balanced.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent head, and some really nice lacing. Nose is sweet and piney, with citrus and honey. Yeasty tone bittered with a crisp hop and diverse citrus, sweetened with honey, and balanced with a little fresh tea leaf. Overall, this is a really good quaff. (753 characters)

St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.