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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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853 Ratings
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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 93
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Humulus85
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

Photo of mweso2000
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Greeneagle
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dbstuart88
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of KriegerNco
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JackieTH
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a New Castle Schooner, was slightly hazy yellow-orange with a creamy white head that persisted eventually fading to a thin skein. Some lacing.

Smell is orange citrus forward and a little floral. Malt is barely detectable.

Taste has orange citrus, pith, and floral hop notes with lightly caramel malt backing and a nice little bit of pear and green grapes. It is quite tasty and not sweet.

Body is medium firm and holds together well. Carbonation is excellent, lending a little bit of zip to the citrus and fruit elements.

Good beer easy to enjoy. I'll definitely revisit this one.

Photo of SweJon
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ehammond1
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, Josh!

Hazed golden in color with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves lines of lacing down the glass.

Some citrus, bread, and earth in the aroma. Simple enough, and nice.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with a fairly high level of bitterness for the style, bread, earth, and citrus combining for a nice enough pale.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Above average.

Photo of beagle75
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Slightly hazy, orange-golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few sparse streams of bubbles climb in the column.

S: Grain is crisp, lightly toasted, rye-like. Hops are bright and floral. Otherwise, very clean.

T: Begins dry, with refined but substantial pale malt and floral hop aromatics that match the smell closely. Acidity is appropriately mild into the middle where the taste sweetens in the presence of late-arriving melon hop flavors. Bitterness is mild and spicy in the finish.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and slightly sticky, with low carbonation.

D/O: Good overall, with some honest Cascade hop qualities, this blond/pale ale is undone only by the too-heavy texture. At times it reminds of Marin's excellent Mt. Tam pale ale, except for the mouthfeel which would be quite attractive in a DIPA. Perhaps draft service would really push this beer over the top, as it does with Mt. Tam.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass. The beer is an every so slightly hazy light copper. A slightly faded white head dissipates to some bubbles and random film. Loads of sticky lacing. The beer smells balanced, bright hops, but at the same time a mellow malt aroma. The taste is certainly sharp. There's obviously a bright clean bitterness where grapefruit and lemon peel come to mind, but then there's a good malt presence that keeps this beer balanced. I can almost even go so far as to taste a biscuit note, but the hops really do dominate most of the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a good beer, this one. The balance of malts and hops is good, but weighing on the hoppy side for sure. The finish is really bitter, but the experience is a good one.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of blingice
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.