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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

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Reviews: 277
Hads: 971
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 115
Gots: 152 | 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: 277 | Hads: 971
Photo of princesserika
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

NOT OVERLYHOPPY but, a nice break from my signature IPAs. I liked this. easy to drink and smooth.

S - very faint but some what hazelnutty

T - light hoppiness with some malt, and characteristic bitterness; easy to drink.

M - everything was right. smooth.

VERY GOOD, easy drinking EPA.

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Photo of Philabeerphia
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/14 - 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Soapy, bone-colored head. Contrasting multitudes of tiny and large bubbling brings a lot of character up top...while the body itself is supremely crisp, a light, sun-kissed golden hue to the beer. Head has dissipated after a minute or two, leaving a sticky looking cap & webbing lace. We're off to a good start.
The first time I smelled this beer, I was in heaven. The bottle sampled tonight has about 2 weeks to it from date of purchase, and seems to have fallen down to earth a bit. Still, it is an outstanding lively & ethereal nose of the best hop characteristics: flower, perfume, tangerines, melons, earthy pungency... lofted on a dry, punchy malt backbone... this is a surefire winner.
Taste starts too light on the lips - watery and bouncy on the front, the beer begins to open up right on the middle of the tongue with a biting, noble hop profile. The beer 'catches', and the body seems to grow from nowhere.. From there the journey gets more exciting - a strong blend of orange blast & melons awaken my senses... all of these bright hoppy flavors are buoyed by a sweetish, lingering maltiness. Sufficient carbonation keeps things crisp, sharp as well, which is a nice treat... I'm surprised the alcohol stands at 6.5% abv, in my mind that detracts from the drinkability. Otherwise this beer is fantastic. Odell has brewed one of the more enjoyable APA's I've tried in a few years.

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Photo of Dotcubed
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got a six pack of these at Macadoodles (not sure of spelling) in northern arkansas.

My last one on a day of driving chilled down in a sink full of ice water. In a hotel water glass it has a nice golden color. Light amount of lace to it. Moderate hop aroma. Not overt. Lightly hints of cedar, looks lame but smells like it's got game.

Bready, hopped up a bit, but light. medium level bitterness that lasts for a few moments. Some malt to balance it. Lingering grapefruit peel & lemon flavor. Crisp refreshing stuff. One step from an IPA.

Good body to it. Not too light or heavy.

Pretty good purchase considering that their age makes the flavors deteriorate.
Very drinkable. But for how long is anyone's guess since they don't date bottles.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts and fruity, resiny hops with a little peppery spice.

The flavor is some sweet malts followed by a citrusey, resiney hop finish. Not a ton of bitterness but the flavors are good. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very well done and easy drinking APA.

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Photo of birchstick
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a golden yellow with a small head that stays around for a while

S - smells delicious. Ctirusy hops dominate - this is the most citrus-smelling beer my nostrils have experienced. There is also a hint sweet, bready malts that enhance the sweetness of the beer.

T - taste follows the nose. Sweet malts are first detected, but is soon followed by s hint of spice and a blast of citrus hops. There is a lot of lemon in the nose, but the citrus in the taste is very grapefruity. There is also a lemony aftertaste that is left in the mouth after swallowing it.

M - full bodied and the carbonation burns the throat as it goes down

D - this is a pretty good beer. Very lemony and citrusy - I can see why it is a summer seasonal. I don't know if I would purchase this again based on its price, but I was satisfied by it nonetheless.

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

Purchased a six pack from Parker Payless Liquors.

Odell St. Lupulin poured an attractive golden honey color with a big, foamy head. The smell is noticeable immediately and is very hoppy with pine and citrus emerging as the dominant aromas.

The taste is very well-balanced for such a hoppy-smelling beer. Big pine and grapefruit notes hit the sides and back of the tongue and linger during the sip and afterwards, but a nice malty undercurrent settles in after a second or two and provides a good counterweight to the the hops.

This is one of the better APAs I've had recently. The balance between malt and hops, bitter and smooth, is nearly perfect and makes for superb drinkability. This is a great seasonal from Odell, and I'm glad I have five more to enjoy.

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Photo of glakeswanderers
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this was my go-to beer this summer.

a: pours with little head, but nice lacing. a bright almost unnatural orange color. looks beautiful like a rock jewel.

s: bitter green apples and orange, spicy too, dank/piney, fruity/floral.

t: like a nectar, smooth and sweet with a sharp hop bitterness. apples, pepper, orange, hops.

I am grateful to have been able to drink this beer while in colorado this summer. it was great while reading ancient chinese poetry after fishing trips. I just finished my last bottle that I had brought back to chicago. It is a very solid, tasty, fresh, refreshing, hoppy APA. One of my favorites of the style.

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Photo of Wheelinb
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Stable.

Had what I would consider to be a typical pale all look and aroma but there was a bit of spiciness along with that.

Got a nice hop bite at the start but then the maltiness kicked in. Nice interesting mix of flavors going on in this beer. It went well with the food we were having. Very easy to drink and several others at the table ordered one after sampling mine.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Golden yellow, clear, good head

Awesome hop aroma! Like a big spicy IPA.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Good resiny hop coating and sharp hop bite; ends dry and light, very much what I think an 'extra pale ale' should be like; light-medium body, normal carbonation level

Pretty impressed by this pale ale from Odell. The aroma is outstanding, and the flavor packs in a lot while managing to feel light, making it uber-drinkable.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours deep yellow with hints of orange and copper. light white head with great retention. light lacing.

strong malt notes with a light crisp hop floral scent.

light floral and citrus hop flavor up front that quickly gives way to an earthy and bread like malt flavor. light citrus hop flavor through the finish.

light carbonation, full bodied. very little bite but very noticeable.

a pretty apa overall, very earthy and bread like so a few would be my limit but pretty easy to drink in small amounts. decent overall.

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Photo of rye726
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dried wheat color with a nice beige head. Nose has bready malts, floral hops and citrus. Taste has crisp malts well balanced by fruity hops. Medium body has a light carbonation. Very refreshing body with a nice bitter finish. Good session beer from Odell.

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Photo of whynot44
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear coppery gold color with a respectable off-white head that sticks around fairly well and produces some really nice lace.

The aroma is mainly grapefruit and pine resin with hints of bready malt.

The taste also starts with a nice kick of piney citrus hops followed by a mild bready malt with hints of caramel and honey. The finish is lingering pine resin, crisp and refreshing for the hopheads out there.

Light/medium bodied, very easy to drink. The label calls it "extra pale ale", evidently the extra is alcohol and hops, which to me nudges this up to an India pale ale, put still a nice all purpose brew.

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Photo of Tone
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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 BedetheVenerable
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with clearly marked best by date and a nice classy label with some nice info about the beer

Appearance: Fairly bright beer, dark gold in color, with a dense fluffy ivory cap with good retention and awesome sheets of lacing

Smell: BIG sweet orange and piney hops up front...kinda expected this, as this is dry-hopped, but I was still surprised by the sweet citrusy intensity of the hops...just a bit of caramel malt in the background, but this is all about the hops

Taste: Bright, pleasantly sharp/bitter hops right up front, resiny and characterized by woodsy/piney flavors...there's just a bit of orangey sweetness in the background as well...just enough of a malt presence to keep it from being over the top, but again, this is definitely hop-centered

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, nice and sharp pungent bitterness on the finish

Drinkability: The flavor of a lower-strength DIPA packed into a 6.5% abv beer; good stuff!

Conclusion: Had no idea what to expect with this one, liked the label and typically really like O'Dell's stuff, so I figured I'd give it a try, and I was pleasantly surprised!

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Photo of bonsreeb85
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

very much looking forward to this one. yet another seasonal from one of my favorite local breweries, so here it goes:

A - slightly cloudy golden w/ a rapidly shrinking head

S - citrus resiny hops and notes of honey, not bad.

T - floral and citrus hops sparkle and steal the show from the supporting bready malts

MF - even carbonation and a medium sized body. not oliy or sticky

D - good session for hop-loving fools

overall -nothing to write home about, but a solid go-to for the summer time, a bit on the pricey side though.

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Photo of Domingo
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While listed as an APA, it's essentially an IPA that's very light in color. The alcohol and hops are certainly more akin to an IPA than an APA. That's not good or bad, just worth pointing out.
Arrived a pale golden color with a pretty fluffy head. Looks really good...reminds me of a pilsner.
It's hoppy, but along the lines of being floral instead of fruity.
The malt base is milder, but it blends well with the hops to make for an IPA with the body and drinkability of a pils.
This is pretty unique as the only thing I can compare it to is a lighter bodied IPA like Stone's.
Yes, Odell probably has enough hoppy beers that are treading the same territory, but this works well as a summer beer for hopheads.
Definitely enjoyable and something I'll have again. What's really nice is that it can be everything from a hop fix to a lawnmower brew.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: light golden clear color with thin but long lasting head an lacing.
S: has a very powerful floral fresh hop smell mixed with light citrus
T: going along with the smell the taste is floral and spicy with citrus undertones like lemongrass. But the hops are not overwhelming because you can taste some caramel malts underneath.
M/D: light and sligtly dry with good amount of carbonation. The drinkability is good do to it's good taste. Good brew for the summer months.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.6/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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 homebrewhawk
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear gold with a finger of gold head. Nice citrus hop aroma with a hint of ginger?! Starts out with some piney, green hop flavor. Seems very fresh and alive. Light bodied. Not overly bitter, but there is a lot of hop flavor that really lingers. Good example of why I like seasonal beers. The freshness of this beer is evident which is good for this style.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12fl oz bottle into my pint glass

Pours a very hazy/dirty light orange color with a bright white two inch frothy head. Great head retention that when fades leaves a small layer on top floating. Very little lacing is left clinging to the sides of my glass.

Smell is on the citrus side with orange zest dominating, some grapefruit, pine resin.

Slight pine hops upfront with a combination of citrus that overtakes and is followed by with more fresh resiny hops and mellows out to a nice slightly bitter finish.

Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Very refreshing taste.

This is a good beer to seek out and I would recommend trying it once.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
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 Tolann
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Straw yellow with a white head. Some lacing sticks to the glass. Steady light carbonation moves through the glass.

S - Citrus and wet hoppy. Grapefruit and orange with some grassy herbal hops.

T - Kinda mellow, but every aspect of the nose is there in the taste. Citrus up front, maybe smoothed by pear and/or lemon. Plenty of hops, but not overwhelming. Like an IPA but so much more drinkable!

M - the hops kind of dance on your taste buds after the sip. Hop characteristics aren't too strong. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. It's has a slightly oily feel. carbonation feels right for the weight of the beer. It's light and crisp.

D - very easy drinking. I can tell already that the 6pack I just bought this afternoon won't be around tomorrow! Really good and I'll have to get more! Excellent for a hot day! YUM!

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Photo of bort11
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with one of the coolest labels I have seen in a long time. I have always like Odell labels, but they have outdone themselves with this one. The hop vines bend and curve to show rows of grain in the back ground. The negative space creates an illusion of a beer glass, with ole St Lupulin standing in the middle. Just freaking awesome design. I want a t-shirt.

Poured into a pub glass, the head stands a quarter inch. It settles down quick. Lacing is great, wispy strands stick to the glass with a hazy cap on the surface. color is a pale yellow, reminiscent of a pale lager.

Smell has a light floral hops. It's simple and delicate. The hops moves from floral to slightly piney in the taste. Nothing that hits you over the head, but just very mild and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light with a thin oily texture. Goes down very smooth. I put the first one down without even thinking. This is a session beer, even at 6.5% ABV. I would also recommend this as an introduction to hops. It is a solid hops beer, but it is mellow enough to be approachable to someone who is not used to hops.

Blipped "New Patron Saints and Angels" by A.F.I.

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Photo of mdcrouser
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

That's a good looking pour - golden-orange and a hint of opaqueness from within.

The head on this beer depends largely on the aggressiveness of the pour - experimenting a bit, one can overpour a pint with head, but if done right, it's a great head.

The right amount of hoppiness for an APA, but not necessarily an EPA - grassy and piney notes, with an underlying citrus, it's so completely stimulating and inviting.

Heavy grapefruit with grassy undertones, it sits on the outer edges of the tongue, bouncing moisture around your mouth, but leaving it watery toward the middle. Well-balanced.

Nice in the mouth - not too much carbonation, but enough that it serves as a platform for the flavors to resound.

I could enjoy this beer for the remainder of the summer - it's nearly on par with the new Boulevard IPA. But remind me what makes this an EPA?

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.