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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 281
Hads: 984
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 116
Gots: 158 | FT: 1
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Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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: 281 | Hads: 984
Photo of blackie
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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

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Photo of projectflam86
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra from bonsreeb85. Thanks for the brew dude!

A- Pours a golden color with a thick rocky foam head that leaves solid rings of lace.

S- Lots of grapefruit and pine in the nose with subtle hints of floral and wheat. Nice and hoppy.

T- Snappy hop bitterness initially that gives way to a caramel malt finish. Light citrus and pine flavors throughout. Alcohol is noticeable but not bothersome.

M- Light and crisp with a nice amount of carbonation.

D- Highly drinkable with just enough hop flavor to keep me happy.

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Photo of mirror61
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a heavy pint glass. The color resembles a wheat beer and has an orange tint. Nice citrus on the nose. Not as hoppy as I expected, but nicely balanced with some sweet malt. Very creamy and easy to drink. I usually enjoy an IPA or two, and this was a nice change but still had the hopiness that I prefer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from COBeerBuff.

A: Pours with large 1.5 finger head with lots of bubbly pot marks, but it retains well, very orange wheat like color with some pale golden hue, very hazy.

N: Nice clean hop aromas, slight citrus and pine, some nice malty aromas as well, and almost juicy hop nose wafting from this. It has a beautiful hop smell that I wish could make a perfume out of.

T: Starts with a strange flat and bad malt taste that is somewhat bad, perhaps this is too old. The beer was really good up to here. I'll take a few more sips and see if my palate is just destroyed. After a few more sips I still have a slight rotten malt taste, but there is a nice hop taste that seems to follow it well. Some citrus and pine but light, pretty juicy and clean hop taste with a nice bitter following. It seems like it would have a great malty taste that isn't overpowered by the hops, but the hops clearly reign over. It has a slight biscuit taste as well, and the more I drink the more that funky malt disappears. Perhaps it was something on my palate, or perhaps my mouth is just getting used to it and finding the other nice flavors now.

Edit: Now that I'm almost through, I can't taste any off flavors at all. Its actually really refreshing and tasty. Not much for malts at all anymore and lots of nice juicy hops.

M: Somewhat thick but not very, and slightly hop oil sticky, decent carbonation

F: The finish is one of the best parts, along with the nose. I starts slightly sweet but finishes semi dry and has a nice hop bitterness that is very clean and really balances off the tongue as it dries and leaves you refreshed. It's got a really nice lingering pale taste that doesn't over power anything.

Final thoughts: A nice bitter pale ale that has a great hop taste, very clean and refreshing, slightly juicy, nice malt backbone that could have some off or old flavors but its hard to tell. I would love to get this fresh and review it again. Thanks again Chase!

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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

Appearance
Golden yellow, clear, good head

Smell
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

Overall
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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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.