St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
A: Poured into a pint glass at about 35F, color is a nice transparent orange/yellow like a lighter version of honey. Leaves a thin head with lacing around the glass. It already looks like a great beer to enjoy on a nice day outside.
S: Smell is fresh and what I could call "sunny"--it basically smells like a nice crisp sunny morning. To be more concrete, I'm getting a bit of pear/peach/apple--light fruitiness but overall pretty mellow. Maybe a little bit of floral scent as well. However, the smell wasn't particularly full. I don't have the clearest nose right now, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
T: After I let the beer warm up a bit (around 40F) I'm getting a bit of the IPA-style aftertaste immediately, which quickly gives way to a slightly citrus-y lime taste mixed with a barely-there apple (slightly, but not particularly sour). Tastes great even though my nose isn't in perfect working order.
M: Crisp, nice and bubbly like a champagne almost. Lingers after you sip it.
O: A pretty good beer that I would consider buying for friends that are newer to beer. Very approachable, refreshing and tasty beer since, in my opinion, it's certainly not as complex as other beers. It's like Corona was imagined by Coloradans (that sounds like an insult I guess, but it's supposed to be a compliment)...I could see this being a beer you'd have with nice grilled fish, steak, or chicken.
06-26-2012 05:56:10 | More by blingice
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
Huge thanks to JLindros to sharing this beer. Poured into a palm tulip.
A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a thin soapy white head that fades to leave a soapy blanket and side lacing.
S - Aromas of light honey and great citrusy hops.
T - Similar to the nose with light wet hops with light citrus. Not really a bitter finish just nice solid hops.
M - Mouthfeel is nice with light hop lingering quality. Solid.
O - Overall this is a solid apa. Very nice and super drinkable.
06-19-2012 21:32:55 | More by rudzud
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a hazed golden copper color with a finger of off-white head. The cap fades leaving a wall of lace on the glass and rising bubbls maintain a layering atop.
The aroma is herbal with pine-like hop characteristics that get grassy towards the back. A little cheesy with toasty grain sweetness hinding underneath.
The taste is herbal and piney with a soft grainy sweetness. Grassy with a mild cheese flavoring. Some sulfur comes out a bit in aftertaste. Overall it is a noce compilation of hoppy to grainy characteristics.
Thia is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good brew. However, it had some pretty big shoes to fill considering how much I enjoyed Odell's IPA and red when I previously had them. This brewery really knows what they are doing with hops. While the best by date was still a month or two out, I dont feel confident that this was as fresh as it could have been. I would have this again in the future regardless of being more fresh or not.
06-11-2012 18:52:30 | More by stakem
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
I think what makes this beer so nice is the full hop aroma and flavors, but the more balanced, maybe even subdued bitterness. The blending is done so nicely. Even hop oil quality without excess.
Classic APA appearance with gold/amber, mostly clear body covered by an initially rich head that laces and then settles out.
Enough hops to leave an oily quality on the teeth, but smooth and tasty bittering.
Solid moderate feeling with an enjoyable creamy quality.
All around more than solid APA. A very nice drinker and perfect summer quaffer.
06-10-2012 17:32:42 | More by garymuchow
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
A: Pours a clear copper color with a thick head that fades to nice lacing.
S: Mellow aroma of citrus, pine and caramel malt with some fresh grain and bit of fruit.
T: Mild taste of caramel sweetness with bit of grain and touch of fruit. Has an easy bitterness throughout and a dry finish.
F: Medium body, smooth with a nice mellow feeling.
O: Good drinker that goes down easy. Good representation of the style.
06-10-2012 11:32:55 | More by soju6
4/5 rDev -2%
Thanks Allen for the 6er!
BB date of 08/15/12
A: Pours a perfectly clear and light gold straw color pale with a thin layer of soapy white stuff on top. Loose bubbles give to some lower retention. Carbonation streaming. Some light whispy tracks of lace.
S: Smell is a real nice tropic mango and peach combo that evolves into more citrus peel - tangerine. Sticky pine comes through and the aroma becomes more floral with a nice fresh catty hop pungency. Some slightly sweet pale malts underneath it all.
T: Flavors take on much like the nose just not quite as tropical. Major citrus zest with more of an orchard fruit influence. Flowery evergreens. Pale malt sugars bring a dry bready cracker presence throughout. Upper-moderate bitterness here that packs a nice little hop punch. No noticeable alcohol. Very clean hops, crisp, and oh so refreshing. Fruity and light.
M: Thin body that is even watery at times. Some sleek and resinous hop linger. Nice dryness and crisp in the finish.
D: Quite sessionable and I thought aroma was pretty stellar on this one. Flavors are there as well but for me I would have embraced even more hop character here. Still a great APA none the less. Would def recommend.
Odell's make some good stuff.
05-30-2012 20:25:49 | More by Nugganooch
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 763 ratings.