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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

698 Ratings
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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 76
Gots: 43 | 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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warmspray

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-20-2012 19:00:43 | More by warmspray
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

08-18-2012 18:42:20 | More by SaxmanRick
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sonata2008

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy, dark golden in color. Thin head of foam. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Big grapefruit, citrus. Very hoppy.

Taste: Hops right up front. Light bitterness, and the bitterness waits until the very end. Nice! Citrus fruit flavors. Not much malt. Rather dry.

Mouthfeel: Love the mouthfeel. Gently fizzy carbonation that leaves a little tingling in the mouth.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Hop taste makes it very refreshing, at least for a hops lover.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 01:43:08 | More by sonata2008
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-15-2012 04:57:04 | More by danthehopslamman
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Perducci

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2%

08-14-2012 23:31:44 | More by Perducci
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-14-2012 14:26:17 | More by fishguyac
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

08-11-2012 07:16:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium honey/gold color, and produced a 2 finger beige head.
The aroma was great....hops, citrus, bread.
The taste is similar to smell. It has medium carbonation, and mouth-feel. It ranks medium on the bitter scale, but is still easy drinking.
Great beer! I will be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 00:20:32 | More by TCMike
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Bockrules

New Mexico

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

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with tons of suspended yeast flakes. A few bubbles rise to the creamy, white head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind an intricate web of lacing on the bottom half of the glass.

S - Fresh cut flowers and light fruit on a biscuity malt background.

T - Toasted biscuit and earthy fruit flavors upfront. The body has an appropriate amount of resiny hop flavor lingering in the background from dry hopping, but doesn't exactly fit well with the almost perfume like floral notes. The finish is an awkward blend of flower stems and hop resin.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fine, but nothing special.

Most Pale Ale's are hit or miss for me, and Odell's St. Lupin was off the mark. Maybe I am to blame for cellering it for over a year (which may explain the cloudy appearance), but I didn't like the way the floral dry hopped notes mingled with the biscuity body. In summary it has many aspects of a good beer, but things just don't come together quite right. I'll pass next time and go for a more fresh and refreshing APA more worthy of the St. Lupulin name.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 04:18:13 | More by Bockrules
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gregy55902

Minnesota

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

I am absolutely in love with Odell's Myrcenary, so i'm branching out to their other beers. Had a sample of this at Andy's in Rochester, MN which inspired me to get a 6 pack.

A - Hazy orange with a slight amber hue. Decent 1" off-white head that disappears within two minutes.

S - I love the combo of hops that these guys use, and all their beers smell like it (it is 7 different varieties). Hops upfront, malt backbone to sweeten things up.

T - Follows the nose. More bittering hops used than the Myrcenary, but that's to be expected because it's an EPA. Fruity and floral tastes linger on the palate.

M - Decent carbonation and alcohol is well hidden.

O - Not an EPA expert but this is a sessionable hoppy beer. Easy to drink and not too bitter. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 04:06:31 | More by gregy55902
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aflies

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2012 03:08:14 | More by aflies
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JamesMN

Minnesota

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

Appearance: Hazy pale color with a bright white head.

Aroma: Nice fruity hops with a little pale malt.

Taste: A lot of different hops going to work in this one. Nice malt backbone. Citrus notes. The bitterness is at a good level, noticeable but not tongue splitting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Going with an EPA as a summer seasonal was a great choice by Odell Brewing. A solid beer from a solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:27:37 | More by JamesMN
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-03-2012 02:00:31 | More by elec
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-02-2012 20:53:19 | More by 3Hops
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The St. Lupulin, like their "house" IPA is one of the better overall pale ales I've ever had the luxury of having. Having lived in Fort Collins, I was surrounded by a myriad of delicious brews, however, when I found a place that had St. Lupe, I always leaned towards it. I feel it tastes better in the bottle than on tap, unless you're at the brewery of course.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 03:32:05 | More by KVNBGRY
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PMW

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-31-2012 20:32:34 | More by PMW
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largadeer

California

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from fishpondmanager. Thanks!

Appearance: Hazy pale amber body capped by a finger of froth. The body clears up a bit as it warms, suggesting chill haze.

Smell: Really nice hop bouquet, very floral and citrusy. Centennial is evident, lending some fantastic floral notes. There's a touch of mango, and a slight yeastiness that works well with the hop profile.

Palate: Low in bitterness, high in juicy, fruity, floral hop flavor. Something of a centennial showcase, this is great stuff. Mango and pineapple make a brief appearance, followed by an herbal, slightly chalky cascade note. The mouthfeel is remarkably soft and silky, really the high point of the beer. The malt backbone is doughy, subtle, lightly sweet - present enough to give the great hop flavors a foundation. There isn't much bitterness to the finish - just enough to prevent the beer from having a hollow aftertaste.

Overall: This destroyed my expectations. A great pale ale with an outstanding mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 02:44:45 | More by largadeer
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-29-2012 05:42:53 | More by shelby415
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cyrusturbak

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-26-2012 14:55:25 | More by cyrusturbak
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bergdj

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2012 02:39:14 | More by bergdj
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2012 01:32:36 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Humulus85

Minnesota

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

First time with this brew, but I love O'dell. From a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter for effect.

Pours a hazy dark gold. Great egg-shell white, one and a half finger head. Very nice retention and sticky lacing.

Wow that is a wonderful nose. Tropical hops dominate, candy like sweetness that seems like it come from the hops not the malt. Slightly resinous. Caramel malts. No alcohol. Very, very nice.

Just a great hop profile. Easily the best hop profile I've tasted in a Pale Ale. Even with the "Extra" attached to the label this is pushing into the IPA range. The balance for an APA is a bit off. Loads of mango and melon, some citrus, some piney bitterness, slightly resinous. Mr. Lupulin would be proud. Solid, not too sweet, malt backing. Still that candy like sweetness, not sure were that is coming from, but I like it. Again no alcohol.

Solidly medium in body. Creamy and slightly chewy. Finishes clean with a bit of lingering hop bitterness. Perfect carbonation, from the obvious bottle conditioning.

Overall this may be the best APA I've ever had. Rivaling some of the "fresh" hop varieties around. I really can't find much bad to say about this beer other than it really seems more like an IPA to me. If I did this taste blind I would have called it an IPA. As a beer it is truly a 5, but as a APA it falls jut short. For a non-hop head this may be too much. Summit EPA has the hops and the balance with a great malt profile. Recommended to all. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 22:59:49 | More by Humulus85
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-16-2012 22:55:22 | More by mweso2000
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Greeneagle


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2012 04:22:06 | More by Greeneagle
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dbstuart88

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

07-14-2012 23:50:40 | More by dbstuart88
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
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