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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

841 Ratings
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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 88
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 06-02-2009)
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Photo of kemoarps
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly standard crisp honey colour. Minimal head.

This beer smells really enticing. It's a crisp fresh aroma with resinous and sharp at once. Some fruity hop notes as well, with a bready malt backdrop. Possibly even that touch of pine on the finish.

The taste takes its cues appropriately from the nose. We are greeted initially by a dry piney hop that dances through genres experimenting with fruity citrus notes and a bit of a peppery kick before settling into a juicy/pithy combo at the finish. The malt is less pronounced on the tongue than it is in the nose and takes on more of a biscuit characteristic.

I was looking for a go to pale ale after moving away from the coast and had exceptionally high expectations that this would be it. After my first foray with it this summer, I thought it might fill the role, but it would be a couple of months before I saw it at the shop again. With that six pack I was initially underwhelmed (disappointed is actually a more appropriate term for how I felt), and thought it was back to the drawing board, but about halfway through the magic was recovered. I don't know why it seemed so drastically different to me from the first to the second half of that six pack, but I'm now firmly back in the camp of loving it (thought honestly not as much as I had hoped). This is an excellent pale ale from a brewery I am only now learning to appreciate. Sad it took me this long to discover them, but glad I'm getting to now!!

kemoarps, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -2%

durlta, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Cazlo
4/5  rDev -2%

Cazlo, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean light orangey-yellow pour with 2 fingers of bright white head, great retention, and excellent lacing. smells of mild fruity and herbal hops, bready malt profile. not getting much there in flavor honestly, a crisp yet sweet malt profile, with light floral/fruity hops, slight citrus hints. medium body, high carbonation, damn well easy to drink pale ale.

it's hard to pick up on certain flavors, but it is a very well balanced pale ale. the hops used are more leaning towards floral/fruity, which work very well with the grains used for the malt. if you're into sweeter pale ales, this is for you. i usually prefer mine with a more hop forward profile, but this is pretty damn good.

facundoCNB, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of T-RO
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

T-RO, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jkn09
5/5  rDev +22.5%

jkn09, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mhendryx74
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mhendryx74, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of FishPondManager
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

FishPondManager, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of stephensinner
4/5  rDev -2%

stephensinner, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

rab53, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12. Oz bottle into nonic pint glass
BBD 10/2/13
A - light amber color with small head

S - citrusy, resiny hop aroma balanced by a bready malt smell. Fairly nice and balanced

T - lots of flavoring hops in the taste but, again, not overpowering. A little spicy hop flavor as well. A little saltine like flavor with the malt side and some caramel malts slide down the back end.

M - medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

O - not a bad beer at all but nothing worthwhile as well. A good sipper for a couple

JamesStreet, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of WGO
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber colour, with an off white head. Very small bubbles clinging to the glass throughout.
Citrus hop aroma as expected but not too powerful.
Very nice taste, quite alot of malt. Seems true to what I have read about the style.
Some hops showing through but not to over powering, hints of satsuma, grapefruit and pineapple.
Overall very drinkable but still holds my interest.

WGO, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of AnalogErik
4/5  rDev -2%

AnalogErik, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -2%

Eaglefan344, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of AnalScubaHive
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

AnalScubaHive, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Bsetz
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Bsetz, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of FliryVorru
4/5  rDev -2%

FliryVorru, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of kguyty
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

kguyty, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of tpoutasse
5/5  rDev +22.5%

tpoutasse, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of ajmitch4
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ajmitch4, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of pefraz
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

pefraz, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of BeerWizard
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet, yellow-amber color, with a nice looking head that had some staying power. Aroma was extremely pilsner-like, I thought, and while I like a good pilsner here and there, I didn't buy a pilsner, and was therefore a little thrown by the zingy grass and breadiness. I should mention I don't drink a lot of pale ales, though I do like SN's (of course, who doesn't?). I guess I was expecting more hoppiness given the story about St. Lupulin tending to his hops and the hop field design on the label, and there is some, but it's not really up front. In fact, this beer is just so balanced, just so medium across the board (medium body, medium hops, medium malt) that it was hard for me to identify this beer's particular character. I mean, where's the hook? What's the angle here? Very drinkable, and you could probably drink these all day long and not get tired of them, though the 6+% abv kind of excludes it from a sessionable as well. Good, but just confused as to where they were going with this.

BeerWizard, Aug 24, 2013
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.