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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 91
Gots: 79 | 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 Jeriba
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 10/29 and consumed on 11/2. You can't beat that!

A: Pours the color of a typical pale ale, with a generous cream-colored head.

S: Grapefruit and pine, and a kind of soapy aroma -- maybe lavender?

T: Tasty, but I would prefer more hop presence.

M: Crips and slightly astringent

D: Very high. Pass me another.

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

12 oz. bottle tried 11 Jul 2010. Poured in the Dillon Dam shaker pint.

Medium sized off white to yellow head. Lightly carbonated. Clear bright amber color. Aroma is light, resiny with some grapefruit zest. Fruity and sweet, with a bit of tangy grapefruit. Medium to light body. Ethanol somewhat noticeable. Finish is pithy bitter with a lingering bittersweet hoppy aftertaste.

Would definitely get this on a regular basis if I could.

Photo of mdagnew
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

355ml bottle bought from Beersofeurope.com...

Poured a golden yellow colour with a slight haze... White head poured fairly thick and foamy then faded to decent light covering... light carbonation... good sticky lacing lines cling to the glass...

Aroma - Light maltiness mixed with a good dose of citrusy and peppery hops, pine, tart fruits (grapefruit, lemons, apples), very floral, quite grassy, faint honey sweetness, light breadiness, some sea salt...

Taste - Good grassy and citrus hop bitterness, light pine, tart fruits (grapefruits, apples), light sweet biscuit malts, hint of wheat, peppery, some salty notes, floral and perfumed...

Feel - Quite smooth with a little bite underneath... light / medium body. Very, very quaffable and refreshing...

Overall - A excellent, straightforward, hoppy and very drinkable APA... recommended...

Photo of scarfield
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden from the bottle, a thin head subsides into just a light film over the top of the glass. Leaves little to no lacing in the glass.

Smell is predominantly of hops, however an over-ripe citrus aroma (almost like an apple-based wine) also appears.

Taste is overwhelmingly hoppy, with the aftertaste being more like a wheat beer such as Boulevard. The crisp qualities are there of a pale ale, but the aftertaste did not have the same hoppy bitterness that was picked up in the nose and initial taste.

(Edit... As the beer warms the hops become more prevalent in the aftertaste, but it is still wheaty)

Very crisp and extremely light in the mouth. Easy to go through a bottle without really realizing it.

Photo of Lldeegan
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden straw in color with a white foam head.
Green, grassy and floral in the nose. Really resinous with some bright grapefruit. So far, it delivers on the hoppy promise in the name, as lupulin glands are what hold the hop oils and resins.
Throughout there is a great hop flavor with a subtle malt backbone. Pleasant floral hop notes with grapefruit shining through that lends to a somewhat sweet malty, but bitter finish.
Light to medium body with bright flavors. The carbonation level adds to make it a really refreshing drink as it is a summer seasonal.

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

The color is a hazy golden honey with lots of carbonation initially that fades rather quickly into a light gauzy head. When I first poured it into the glass, the foam did hold its own right away, but also faded just as quickly as the bubbles in the liquid. The lacing did stick to the glass very well as I was drinking it.

The smell is surprisingly floral, which I haven't yet really had the pleasure of coming across in any of the other beers I've tried. It just doesn't smell quite like anything else once you get over the obvious citrus and bitter hop scents, especially when you start picking out something skunky - like cannabis... Somewhere in the way back, there is also a tiny hint of something spicy, perhaps pepper, that almost doesn't want to be found. Maybe it's just my nose making things up. No matter, I still rather enjoyed the bottled version over the tap, regardless of the overbearing hops which carried right into the flavor.

First taste: hops

Second taste: hops

Third taste: hops, citrus (grapefruit? sour orange?), honey, hops

Fourth and beyond: grapefruit, pine, honey, hops, grass, and barley

At the end of each smooth sip, it left my mouth thick and dry with an extremely bitter aftertaste that was not all that delightful. Though the beer had a nice, medium consistency with just enough carbonation to keep it flowing easy, once that mouthful was swallowed, I had to be ready with a wave of water. I'm not quite sure what a floral taste is, but this beer also has that, which I'm sure contributes to the heavy floral scent I mentioned earlier.

In the end, due to this being a seasonal beer from May to September/October, it really fits in with the early summer feeling. It's one to mow the lawn with, so you can further pull out the plant smells and tastes that are hiding under all the hops. I would love to sip this while walking through fresh cut grass, that crisp, tangy smell permeating the last of the early afternoon humidity.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

utterly fantastic beer, simply put one of the best i have had in a very, very long time. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/20/2010.

the pour was near perfect with a hazy amber color with loads of carbonation that left a sticky and rich looking white head that reached a height of three inches and never let me down.

aroma was rich hop notes, huge citrus here, fresh oranges, pineapple, grapefruit and the slightest balance of bready malts. warming brings it all out even further and leaves you utterly stunned by the brilliance here. smooth, creamy and incredibly rich the hops just stick to your teeth, this was ungodly fresh and clean with a smooth, full bodied feel and a super drinkability.

cannot stress this enough one of the best beers i have had in a long time. top notch.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look - murky golden color with about 2 fingers of head and good carbonation.

Smell - fairly hoppy and wheaty. Floral smelling..somewhat dry.

Taste and mouthfeel - faintly citrusy at the beginning. Definite hoppiness, but not with a strong bitterness. Floral in the taste as well. Lightness to the texture, but still somewhat fuller in the body. Not a terribly strong aftertaste.

Drinkability - unique "feeling" to the bitterness that I like. Fairly easy to drink and complex enough to make it worth thinking about while you drink it.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Expiration date of September 2010; Sampled August 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a copper-gold hue that shows an almost clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. The beer smells of herbal, hemp like hops up front backed by notes of Meyer lemon. A touch of garlic chive adds to the dank hop quality. After sitting for a bit more sweet hop fruit notes become noticeable in the nose; lychee, juicy fruit gum, tangelo and kumquat can at times be quite noticeable.

My first sip is sweet enough to accentuate floral and fruit hop notes of peach, orange flower nectar, lychee, and citrus oil. This is backed by a solid herbal and pine-like hop character as well as a firm, lingering bitterness. The finish also is a touch astringent from the hops. A pale grain sweetness is just noticeable and there is a touch of cracker like malt towards the finish, but this beer is clearly all about the hops. The malt character becomes a bit more noticeable as the beer warms, though it never plays a prominent role. Fairly light bodied, but it does have some palate heft to it; basically it has enough malt body to stand up to the ample hop character, but still remain quite drinkable. A touch of alcohol warming starts to come out as the beer warms.

This is a really nice beer, you will need to like a dominant hop focus though. Light and quaffable with a robust hop character that keeps this hop head coming back for more.

Photo of alexgash
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle thanks to Dave. Best by 12/9/10.

Mostly clear yellow-copper with golden edges. Small, sticky, gauzy, beige-white head. Good lacing. Big hop nose with notes of orange marmalade, grapefruit, and pineapple. Sugary fruit and toasted biscuit malt in the background.

Toasted malt up front. Dry, hoppy bitterness follows with flavors of lemon, orange rind, and light pine. Very mildly sweet biscuit and fruit malt notes settle in. Citrus and pine hoppiness steals the show though. The dry, zesty hop btterness almost takes on a floral, herbalness. Light tropical fruit shows up in the lingering, mostly bitter finish. Moderate body with a lightly creamy feel, due partly to mild carbonation. A nice, very dry and refreshing APA that really shows off the citrus hops, but in a not overly bitter and heavy-handed way.

Photo of arizcards
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from Total Wine in lat August for $8.49.

Beer poured a golden orange with a nice two fingered head that is leaving a beautiful rings behind. Nose is light floral hops. Taste is a nicely balanced between a solid malt backbone finishing with a decent citrus hop. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very satisfying. Drinkability is good, definitely not a session beer but several can be enjoyed at one sitting. This is a good solid beer with some nice heft that is very enjoyable. Another fine effort from my favorite Colorado brewer!

Photo of camp0474
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy pale gold color with a creamy head.

S: Floral and Earthy hops with faint malt smell.

T: Floral hops and light sweet bread malt flavor. Reasonably well balanced for being dry-hopped. Tendency slightly towards the hops. Crisp bite in flavor and feel.

M/D: Medium body. Seems to be a bit too much carbonation as it goes down. Has a crisp bite to it.

Overall pretty drinkable and refreshing.

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

Dull golden honey hue with a small delicate capping of whitish foam. Lots of thinly placed sheeted lacing sticks to the glass.

Pleasingly sweet and floral aroma with a nice dancing twist to some citrusy lemon candy. Bits of dry wood, dry bread dough, and light pale malt adds a nice mix to its sweetness.

Taste grabs a dryish pale malt to start then all sorts of fun, easy going hoppy stuff rides in with a sweet floral ascent and a well rounded, well placed sweet lemony candied background. The dryness seems to always press its presense to the surface, but in a well balanced manner as to not get too pushy or harsh, letting that sweetened citrusy candyness sit inbetween with a favorable mellowness.

Airy medium body with nice dry and sweet balance that creates a nice twirl of character on the palate. Everything sits just right among one another. Its dryness is making up most of its play but that sweet citrus candied backing does its job.

A solid, playfully light and sweetened showcase of a style I usually avoid. A solid drinker of a Pale. This was a pleasant surprise.

Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, best by 10/9/10, into a shaker pint.

A: Clear pale amber body under a breathtaking 3-finger head that towers confidently above the rim of the glass. Big, creamy, and white, this might be the best looking head I've ever seen in a pint glass. Amazing.

S: Lightly hoppy aroma, mainly floral but with plenty of citrus as well (lemon especially). I was hoping for more.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, and floral hoppy notes dominate, with some very light malt on the tail end. Bitter, almost tart finish. Quite nice, but not as intense as I'd hoped.

M: Light-bodied yet mouthfilling, with a healthy amount of soft carbonation. Excellent.

D: The finish is quite biting, but overall drinkability is pretty good, especially considering its IPA-like strength.

Notes: Having had and loved Odell's IPA in the past, I had extremely high hopes for this one. While it certainly was a hop-forward beer, it just didn't bring the lupulin as well as I thought it would. It's certainly worth a shot, but I won't be seeking it out again. I'll never forget how beautiful it was, though.


Photo of hardy008
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color with a one finger head with nice retention. The aroma has grapefruit and oranges. Not overly complex, but good. The flavor also has grapefruit and oranges, with a small amount of malt present.

Nice carbonation, crisp, clean, light to medium bodied. A nice drinkable beer which I would gladly buy and drink again.

Photo of kbutler1
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a golden yellow hue with a light colored head. Notes of citrus hops and fruit. More fruit in the nose than expected. Bitter hop taste but smooth overall. Clean and crisp. Not bad but not really a stand out either.
Great to see Odell now being sold in MN.

Photo of Durge
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new brewer for me to try thanks to the Muddy Pig in St. Paul MN . At 6.5% and 46 ibu's this dry hopped extra pale ale looks a bit hazy and golden amber colored with a fair head with a fantastic sheet of lace. The aroma says pine and sweet floral hops, with that likable skunk to it, very alluring and somewhat unique. The taste buds grab onto this enjoyable pissy hop that so nicely combines citrus, floral edges and a hint of pine. The body is on the light side, the feel is lightly peppery and crisp, very refreshing while delivery plenty of bright hop satisfaction. It has a bit of biscuit clove that becomes obvious as you go. I liked this and would consider this a definite candidate for hop session beer of the month. A happy introduction to Odell from Fort Collins, CO.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange-red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma screams centennial hops. There is a ton of citrus, with some grapefruit, and pine resin. The malt is kept way in the background. This area reminds me a lot of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. The taste is of a lot more balanced than the aroma. There is still a very nice hops presence, but it is moderated by some nice pale malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is one of the better APAs I've had in a long time. I will certainly drink this beer again in the future.

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

Golden color with a fluffy white head - a little light but not too bad an APA. Some hazing, with some decent streaming bubbles. Nose is clean, but some citrics and mild floral notes. Peppery, fairly dry.

The flavor is mellow, hop forward but relatively mild in general. Some citric and herbal bitterness; with the malt bringing a hint of caramel sweetness.

Drinkability is the key for this style. St. Lupulin isn't a bad one, but it's a little too mild for me.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Lightly hazed, golden color, 1/2" snowy white head.

Soft aromatics, pleasant floral and citric fruit feel, leading into a higher hopped experience. Just a pinch of pepper.

Taste: soft mouthfeel, brisk hoppy play on the palate, remains mellow throughout. Minor finish, but the memory lingers on, the herbal, bitter dance on the tongue.
A little honey-sweetness, and some caramel toffee feel from the malt.

Extra-drinkable, this hop-forward EPA. I might choose this over a Summit EPA, but wouldn't pick one over an IPA. That's me, though. Very nice EPA, suitable for many occasions.

Photo of goatgoat
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear sunflower gold, thick frothy white head and sticky bits of lace. Aroma is big and fresh. Citrus, lemon, floral. Taste is light, mostly hops with a pretty long clean bitter finish. Feels a little light in the mouth.

Nice pale with a solid hop kick but little else.

Photo of prcrawford
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a light golden color with a big white head that does not quickly dissipate.

S: Citrus hops American hops dominate hints of malts but this beer is all about the hops.

T: Big citrus hop flavors that finish into a medium bitterness. Very low malts with almost no sweetness. Finishes very dry but not too bitter. The balance is heavy towards the hops but does not have an unpleasant bitterness...excellent.

M: Well carbonated, refreshing and light body with some slight lingering bitterness. No alcohol or astringency.

D: This might be my perfect summer beer. Loads of hops in a refreshing dry finish. This beer is a session beer for those who love big hop aromas and flavors.

Photo of CosmoHopHead
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a bright golden yellow with a crisp white small finger head. very nice lacing coats my Odell Red pint glass

S: a nice crisp floral hop scent with some citrus fruits tossed in

T: nicely balanced with the hops and light malts. hops are fresh and floral tasting with a citrus bite on the tongue.

M: medium body with good popping carbonation and a dry finish

D: easy to drink several of these. A good session APA with a not too strong abv which helped it's drinkability

overall: a very nice APA that had a fresh, crisp hop smell and bite with a dry, yet refreshing finish. a nice summer seasonal

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a mason jar.

A - Pours a very nice light copper color with some nice light orange hues. There is a nice thin white head that recedes to a thin film.

S - Delicious citric hop character up front with some nice biscuit malt up front. Very nice hop profile with some mild pine resin as well.

T - Very grassy and earthy hop character. Nice fresh citric and hopy character up front. Cannabis and some nice biscuit malt are also present. There is a nice similarity to the Odell IPA. Except with a bit less hop citrus flavor.

M & D - Nice crisp and light bodied refreshing beer with very nice hop and malt profile. This would be a good intro to craft beer newbies juts like SNPA is used for this many times.

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

Pours glowing pale brass with an egg white head that fades to patches and clings and sheets. Big fresh fuchsia blossom and citrus marmalade nose. Clementine jam on white toast malts with light caramel sweetness and orange hard candy hops. Lemon resin finish, minty hops linger - together these are bracing. Light bodied, clean, ABV is buried.

Imagine a Creamsickle was a beer. So tasty and summery! Gets extra points on feel because it does a such a good job at what it is: a seasonal.

Light body and lack of chew keeps this from being an IPA. Top 10 APA, for sure.

St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.