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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 75
Gots: 47 | 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 bfields4


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden body. A slight off white average, but decently lacy head.

Very herbal oily hop smell from the dry hopping. Some biscuity notes from the malt.

Citrus and mellow malts meld nicely to create a very smooth easy drinking beer. The malt provides a nice biscuit and caramel sweetness to offset the oily citrus hop flavor.

Not a whole lot of complexity, but what is there is delicioius. A really great beer. Mouthfeel is maybe a bit on the carbonated side, but not too bad. The alcohol is masked nicely in the flavor. Odell's offering is spot on. A great APA.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:29:24 | More by bfields4
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easing off the hop bombs for a minute, the waiter at Bittercreek suggested this offering.

This beer appears a clear medium amber hue, with one finger of soapy pale beige head, which leaves some nice hanging puffy lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of mild bready malt, and herbal, fruity hops. The taste is bready caramel malt, mildly bitter orchard fruit pith, and herbal undertones. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, and smooth. It finishes with some soft bitter hops, and a rising bready maltiness.

Like a good little APA, this approaches, but does not dare to meet the IPA boundaries - easy to drink, enjoyable, and a welcome respite for various parts of my palate.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 21:26:36 | More by biboergosum
Photo of Merchant46


4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer several times, and I really like it a lot. It pours an average-sized head, which dissipates rather quickly and laces the glass a little bit. Sweetened citrus is what I smell most in the aroma. Every beer I really like balances its hops and malt and has a flavor that makes it stand out in a pleasant and hard-to-describe way. This is one of those beers. It's sweeter than most of my favorite beers. The hops are both sharp and soft at the same time. The aftertaste is strong, but clean.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 19:19:45 | More by Merchant46
Photo of AgentZero


3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of APAs, particularly the hoppier ones. Let's see how this one goes.

A - Slightly hazy yellow color with two fingers of white head. Good retention and a nice webbing of lace left on the sides.

S - Pale malt backbone and some hops presence. It is mostly grapefruit, with a little bit of other citrus fruits coming in on the end. It smells pretty clean.

T - It's slightly hoppy, with a sweet pale malt backbone. Slightly bready in the middle, and finishes with a bit of a resiny bite at the end. It's quite refresing and easy to drink.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, easy to drink, not my favorite of the style, but it's refreshing and can go well with a lot of things. I'd drink it again if it was offered.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 13:02:59 | More by AgentZero
Photo of iota


3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received one bottle as a gift from a very very cool aunt of mine.
Poured into a squat pilsner glass. Small head, scant lingerings on the glass (my friends like to call this the "thigh" of the beer).

S - Not much to report here; malt and light hops. It's a pale ale.

T - Gentle malt middle (hints of herbs, tangerine) reeled in by a lingering bitter-hop backend

M - restrained, malty body trades blows with jagged carbonation for a stimulating trip

Tasted a week after I'd undergone sinus surgery, so my sense of smell was a little wonky. I'd been through a string of aggressively hoppy beers (Lagunitas lucky 13, Two Bro. Hop Juice, Hop Ottin') and this was a nice break. Hoppy, but not too hoppy. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 19:18:01 | More by iota
Photo of dirtylou


3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, monks house of ale, sioux falls,sd

from notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint, pale golden-orange body, pillowy white head with decent retention

smell: light, floral hops, citrus

taste: most of the hop-forward beers from odell share similar traits - light pulpy citrus flavors, if not a bit watery. this pale had a biscuity malt base and finished a little bready

mouthfeel: light and refreshing

overall: good, but not a trend-setter for the style

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 17:37:16 | More by dirtylou
Photo of emmasdad


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We sampled this one at the Odell Taproom with some friends, a few Saturdays ago. Poured a bright golden color, with a decent cap of bubbly white foam. Great floral/fruity hop aromas, somewhat grassy, bubblegum. On the palaet, this one was light bodied, with flavors of fruity hops, pears and malt.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 08:04:58 | More by emmasdad
Photo of bagpiper2005


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Golden yellow in color with a slight haze. Two fingers of frothy white head that had excellent retention and left all sorts of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Predominantly grapefruit hop aromas on this one, supported by a pale malt sweetness. Hints of tart fruit as well.

Taste: Things kick off with a tart fruity taste (not sure exactly what it is - green apple maybe?) supported by a sweet pale malt backbone. Biscuity middle and finishes up with a moderate grapefruit and pine hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium with medium carbonation. An apparent smoothness, and a dry finish.

Drinkability/Overall: Quite sessionable but the alcohol sneaks up on you. Good flavors, not filling, and refreshing. Great summer brew.

Final Notes: This is a great beer, and easily one of the best summer seasonals I've had. Bordering on IPA territory but retains the refreshment and lighter character of the APA style. Good utility beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 05:22:33 | More by bagpiper2005
Photo of StLThrash


4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle... best by date of 9/28/11 on the label.

Wow I believe we have a new favorite summer beer. Holy moly this stuff is good!

A - Very clear golden, dark yellow - a significant frothy white 2 finger head. Significant sticky lacing all the way down.

S - Mmmm good... wonderful mix of sweet malts and bittering hops. The dry hopping did wonders for this beer. Some fruity notes in the nose - perhaps pineapple / orange / grapefruit. Also some some pine in the hop character. Close to an IPA, but not quite as bitter.

T & M - Very smooth and nicely carbonated. Hides the 6.5% alcohol very well. Great beer to crack open and enjoy on a hot summer day. Taste similar to smell - like a pale ale on steroids.

Overall - a fantastic summer beer. I continue to be impressed with O'Dell. They are definitely one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 20:20:33 | More by StLThrash
Photo of chugalug06


4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Awesome head pour! Very aggressive... Brew is nice clear golden color whlie head is white. Nice stream of bubbles rising. Awesome lacing too.

S - Very nice smooth citrus scent. Smells slightly bitter. Lots of pine and earthy tones. Great pineapple and grapefruit scent.

T - Slight grassy flavor. Bitter, but not overly. Awesome smooth hops. Very smooth and well balanced. Awesome complexion of citrus flavor.

M - Light bodied with elegant bitterness. Perfect carbonation. Great flavor spread.

O - Awesome seasonal ale from Odell. Great job once again Odell... I could drink this one all summer long!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 23:46:12 | More by chugalug06
Photo of climax


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

If the name foreshadows whats to come, I shall be pleased....

This one certainly begins delightful. A bubbly gold to amber body serves as the base to a large foamy head. The retention is excellent, and leaves globs of ornate lace as the froth slowly fades.

The aroma strikes an excellent balance of wheat and hops. The resiny hop aromas hit the nostrils up front with pine and citrus notes, while the bread and wheat backbone reminds me that this is gonna be refreshing.

The flavor follows the same guidelines as the nose. The balance is once again fantastic, but not too robust to sit by the lake and drink several. It's nice to have a hop kick in a summer beer, while still having the light wheat flavors. Add some hops to Easy Street Wheat and this is roughly what you get, definitely acceptable.

Lots of feel and body to this one. It's slick off the bat and turns slightly chalky through the finish. The carbonation is mild but certainly ample. Odell does it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 21:39:59 | More by climax
Photo of gregshead


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

A: Clear light golden color with two plus fingers of head

S: Biscuit malts and some faint citrus hops smell. Smells very crisp which draws me in

T: Biscuity sweet malts hit the tongue first but transition to a mixture of this plus a citrusy hops taste. Not an overwhelming hop presence, probably more in line with this style of beer

M: Very light feel with a light-medium carbonation feel. Excellent

O: If there was an extra pale ale category, this is the winer in my opinion. A great summer brew because it is light but still carries some hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 00:38:01 | More by gregshead
Photo of jamespub


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to Lance for the free bottle of Lupulin. This was a delicious treat!

A- This is a beautiful brew. Stong golden in color with a creamy white head that lingers and leaves great lacing. Crystal clear. Begs to be drank on a hot day.

S- Piney, hops. some wet grass.

T- Very crisp, piney. no fruit to my taste buds, either topical, berry, or citrus. this is straight up pine. Malt is low, so sweetness is a minimum. Crisp, great hop flavor, and the alcohol is unnoticeable. Unlike some beers, this is best straight out of the fridge, which should be the case with summer seasonals. Our AC is out right now, and this is really hittin the spot.

M- goes down smooth, with good flavor. the bitterness stays on the tongue for a while. incredibly refreshing brew

O- one of, if not the, best summer seasonal brew I've had. So tasty, crisp, and different from most of the IPA's out there. It isn't overdone with grapefruit. Very good beer, especially for the style. I will buy this.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 00:32:56 | More by jamespub
Photo of corby112


3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Freshcraft in Denver.

Pours a hazy golden yellow straw color with a thin half finger frothy white head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Floral hop aroma with hints of earthy pine and sweet citrus notes. Hints of grapefruit, orange and lemon peel along with a pale malt backbone that gives off notes of grass and straw.

Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a crisp floral hop bite up front that lingers over the sweeter, earthy notes into a dry finish. Earthy pine, grass and straw countered by some grapefruit and lemon peel.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 05:07:34 | More by corby112
Photo of MasterSki


3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A finger of white foam quickly fizzles to a thin ring and some wisps, leaving no lace. Hazy golden peach body.

S - Pine, light dankness, some sugar, lightly toasted grains. It's definitely a malt-forward APA alright.

T - Taste is sugary malts and toasted grain. Somewhat bland, wit minimal hop flavor, and only light bitterness in the finish. No idea of the freshness on this.

M - Smooth medium body, with a bit of gritty medium-low carbonation. Light hop resins linger.

D - A pretty inoffensive pale ale from O'Dell. I'd have it again in a pinch, but it's nothing terribly exciting.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 19:12:30 | More by MasterSki
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Pours a semi-clear orange-yellow color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Distinct rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrus zest with a noticeable soapy aroma. Taste is of malt and citrus zest and floral hops again with a slightly soapy flavor like the smell. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I wouldn't get it again. I am glad I got to try this one though as Odell isn't distributed to CA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 17:52:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of aval89


3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a golden orange color with a fingers worth of soft white head.. almost entirely clear body... active carbonation streaming up from bottom..

s: mango, apricot, fresh cut/wet grass, faint pine with a bready back bone.

t: fruity hops upfront.. some citrus peel, grassy notes.. almost like a bitter apricot flavor.. bready malt backbone balances out the hops, as well as a small nuttiness flavor... finish is an almost spicy hop bitterness with some zestiness. has a small amount of oily resin from hops..

mf: just short of medium bodied with crisp carbonation.. dry finish

o: an above average beer.. just expected a bit more from this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 23:27:47 | More by aval89
Photo of PerHops


4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful light orange with a head that dissipates very quickly.

S- citrus and banana and a nuts

T- Really good, better than I thought it would be. Really close to an IPA, but less resinous. I got citrus, then banana bread, then a finish that was moderately bitter and showed some minerals.

M- Medium carbonation fits perfectly for this beer.

O- Very impressed. I could easily see this becoming one of my regulars in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 05:00:52 | More by PerHops
Photo of trappistlover


2.68/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(12oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours clear golden color with off-white head. Light carbonation. Aroma has grapefruit, lemon, resin and some dank aromas. Taste has some bitterness, but is mostly malty like Fat Tire. Medium bodied with chunky texture. Bitter finish. Not a fan of this att all. Not sure why this beer is so highly rated on this site; its like a hoppy version of fat tire.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 04:04:30 | More by trappistlover
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou


3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Light golden orange. Mostly clear (95%). Frothy 1" light cream head.

S: A little chalkiness mingles with a little fruit & resinous hops.

T: The malty backbone of this one allows the hop character to develop from beginning to end. A light caramel with bright, slightly citrus hops. Good.

M: Perfectly drying. Nice med-high carbonation.

D: Very good. Worth a second or third try.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 13:21:27 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Photo of ddahlen


4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel snifter with about an inch of head which dissipates quickly and shines with a beautiful golden hue.
The nose has some fantastic hop aromatics with some mango, apricot and some fresh grassy notes.
The taste hits me with some mandarin orange, slight caramel malty notes and a smooth touch of bitterness.
The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Really nice.
Overall, this is an insanely refreshing brew with some superb hop aromatics. A very solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 19:36:08 | More by ddahlen
Photo of billab914


4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Three Floyd's glass. Golden amber in color with a thin, sticky white head barely covering the beer.

Aroma has a zesty lemon mixing with some grapefruit citrus and a little bit of a resiny pine. A lighter, bready, sweet malt profile coming through as well. Pretty good and appealing hoppiness for the style, while also not crossing too far into IPA territory.

The taste starts out with some of the bready and zesty citrus qualities to it. Midway, a modest bitter, rind like quality starts to come out and mixes with some malty flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty good beer of the style. It had some very nice hoppy notes to it, but the malt came through with some nice balancing flavors. Very easy drinking and flavorful beer of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 20:38:43 | More by billab914
Photo of brewcrew76


4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy deep orange, amber with a thin white head.

S - Citrus, floral aroma with candied citrus notes. Pale malts with a doughy, bready notes.

T - Floral and citrus hops and sweet bready malts.

M - Airy body with a lingering candied citrus.

D - Well balanced and very easy drinking. Nice summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 01:16:17 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of Scotchboy


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

12oz bottle to Perfect Pint.

A: Almost perfectly clear light straw/golden yellow, with decent carbonation and slightly off-white head lacing.

S: Begins aromatic with tropical fruits and light malts but warms into a bitter pine and grapefruit nose, with touches of malt and honey sweetness.

T: Again, hop forward with a nice lightly toasted grain malt bill underneath and crisp finish that reminds me of green apples without the sweetness. The hops are earthy and the oil really begins to come thru after this beer warms up.

MF: Light, crisp, a little dry, slightly resinous once the hop oils show up.

O: A pleasant drinker that I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 19:37:44 | More by Scotchboy
Photo of kojevergas


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into half pint glass in the Oslo pub in Salthill, Ireland. Reviewed from notes. The price was obscene in Ireland.

A: Two finger head of fair thickness but little cream. Hazy yellow-bronze colour.

Sm: Estery hops - grapefruit? Bittering hops.

T: Very hoppy estery build with a grapefruity finish. Some citrus orange on the finish. Bittering hops on the climax. Ruby candy aftertaste (you'll know it when you taste it!). Floral tones. Built well for the style and nicely balanced.

Mf: Wonderful coarseness and dryness. Complements the flavour.

Dr: A wonderful summer ale. It obscures its ABV very well. Quite delightful, but don't make the mistake of buying it in Ireland when you're from the state it's brewed in. Oops.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 17:20:22 | More by kojevergas
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.