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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 79
Gots: 67 | 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 SamN
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale reddish orange color. Quite clear and sort of pale coloring. Tremendous soapy head floats happily atop the liquid. I can already see the wonderful lacing the loose, resiny head will leave behind.

S- Piney hops, flowering trees, nutty caramel malts, a strong ganja nose. Woodiness, deeper scents of apricots or other such fruits and edged smells of corn syrup. Quite good and with more complexities than I expected. I feel like I say that about every Odell brew, something unexpected. Hops forward pale ale with strong malt backbone.

T- Mmm, great balance at work here. I can almost physically feel the flavors shifting on my palette. Strong hops crescendos early in, than quickly turns a 180 to softly sweet malt with nether truly dropping off the radar. Oily, slight burning hops bittered finish. Lots of subtlety built in and planned out. Wonderful use of dry-hopping for deeper hops characteristics. This is just such a good beer.

M-Perfect amount or carbonation in this, perfect medium sized body, great pulls from the glass, even the foamy head caresses your mouth upon deep pulls. A truly great feel to this.

D- Almost flawlessly drinkable. Perfect balance without sacrificing the natural complexities of each ingredient, and some of the best dry hopping characteristics I've found in a beer for a while. Pretty sessionable for it's size, but I can see this pairing great with spicy fish seafood.

Damn good beer, another hit from Odell's!

SamN, May 07, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

A: Pours a slightly-hazed gold color with a white head.

S: Citrus and earthy hops along with a bit of sweetness. A little bit muted, even for a pale ale.

T: Quite similar to the smell. Even for a pale ale, and especially for a Western pale ale, this one is a little heavy on the biscuit flavors, leaving the floral and citrus hops in the background.

M: Light-to-medium body with a nice dry crispness.

D: Nice and quaffable, but not one of my favorites from our visit that day.

Thorpe429, May 06, 2010
Photo of Parrotbeak
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light golden, with a very thin white head that fades quickly.
Smell is slightly bready, spiced malts, with some hops following. Very faint lemon, as well as some peppery notes.
Taste is slightly sweet, spiced malts, with some ample, piney hops. Citrus tones follow, with the spicey malts carrying to a fairly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp, yet smooth, with a fairly dry finish. Light body.
Drinkability is very good. Great beer overall.

Parrotbeak, May 06, 2010
Photo of gatornation
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is odells summer seasonal ..an extra pale ale..it pours a clear dark yellow with a small white head an some nice lacing on glass..the smell is citrus hops and malt bready smells with caramel and floral smell ...the taste is the same as the smell its very floral and crisp with pine/citrus upfront with plenty of malt in the finish to balance things out..the mouth feel is medium and solid it fills the beer taste buds with plenty of hops and malts..this is a good extra pale ale but if im buying odells i will go for their IPA first b4 this on

gatornation, May 04, 2010
Photo of DmanGTR
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes on 11/17/09

Thanks to Mitch for my first taste of Odell's.

A - Clear honey/amber, scant white head with trails of bubbles. Not much lace at all. 3.0

S - Mild cereal graininess with lots of sweet, citrusy hops. Hint of pine resin but more grapefruit than anything else. Tiny waft of alcohol. 3.5

T - Mild bitterness, very balanced pale ale with a good hoppy citrus flavor. Finishes bittersweet with yet again, a balanced malty sweetness and flavorful hops. 4.0

M - Light and refreshing. Could use a touch more carbonation. 3.5

D - Quite drinkable, a perfect summer drink. 4.0

DmanGTR, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of mmmbeer
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, dry-hopped, best by 10/3/09; sampled 8/7/09. The beer is a fairly clear golden amber, with medium carbonation and a thin cap that leaves moderate lacing. Smells of citric, floral and leafy Cascade hops and not much else. Citric hops and some fruity alcohol show up on the palate first, but the malts follow with a light sweetness and some toastiness. Creamy and mouth-filling, with a dry, crisp finish. This is a tasty and refreshing pale ale, but it has too much alcohol to be a sessionable summer ale.

mmmbeer, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of stoutfiend27
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into pint glass received from ottovon in our latest trade...

a-clean copper color...small quarter inch head that faded into a dusty white cap...leaving behind a little lacing...

s-sweet malt and believe it or not the faintest alcohol...citrus hops jump up in the middle before the bready character rounds this out

s-sweet malt and citrus hops up front...slight bitterness..middle is sweet and bready then a flash of hops jump in again before that bready note comes to carry this one off

m-a tad bit oily and resiny from the hops...taste does dance around for a while before fading....carbonation is spot on

d-could and would make this a regular in the rotation if i could get it....not hard to put away at all

overall i am impressed with this...my first bottle from the latest trade with ottovon proves a hit i can only imagine what the rest will be like

stoutfiend27, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of jdense
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purloined from buddy's fridge via Dr. Z in Arizona.

Amber brew, one finger white head with nice lacing. Sweetish malts dominate the nose, with a good citrusy hop presence on the tastebuds. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable. Very similar to Odell IPA, except this is a bit more sweet and a little less hops on the tastebuds. Don't be fooled by the (Extra) Pale Ale designation, this has plenty of hops to satisfy the hopheads among us. Definitely worth a try.

jdense, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of mikey711
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: bright goldish yellow with a thin ring of head that does not linger.

S: Mostly bready, with a hint of lemon hops and soapiness

T: A mild and tasty malty sweetness that turns slightly bready. Hops fail to make much of an appearance.

M: Full bodied, but not too heavy

D: Very light and easy to drink. Could have plenty of these in a sitting

mikey711, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of LittleDon
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and golden with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fluffy, bubbly head and medium amount of ensuing lace. I get some grain from the aroma, but nothing more. Somewhat muted. Wonderful balance between the malt and hops. Slight sweetness that fades to subdued bitterness in the middle and finish. A hint of citrus in the upper palate. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

LittleDon, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of blackie
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: standard pint, slightly hazy golden-peach in color, a fluffy cap of off-white carbonation is retained for the duration, nice lace

s: juicy citrus hops on a bed of pale barley malt - nice soft bread aroma with some light caramel, vivid red grapefruit aromas hint at the dry-hopping, floral perfumes

m: light-medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation, a little light and fleeting but nothing to complain about

t: pleasant malt body gives bready flavors of pale barley, strong citrus peel flavors from a generous hopping, tangy grapefruit pith, mild sugars quickly tempered by a moderate bitterness that lingers in the finish with crisp citrus and grain husk, extremely well-rounded

d: definitely sessionable - the crisp finish and drier body allow easy quaffing despite the relatively elevated abv

sixer from the Liquor Depot, Rock Springs, WY...best by 10/03/09

blackie, Oct 08, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra from bonsreeb85. Thanks for the brew dude!

A- Pours a golden color with a thick rocky foam head that leaves solid rings of lace.

S- Lots of grapefruit and pine in the nose with subtle hints of floral and wheat. Nice and hoppy.

T- Snappy hop bitterness initially that gives way to a caramel malt finish. Light citrus and pine flavors throughout. Alcohol is noticeable but not bothersome.

M- Light and crisp with a nice amount of carbonation.

D- Highly drinkable with just enough hop flavor to keep me happy.

projectflam86, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of mirror61
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a heavy pint glass. The color resembles a wheat beer and has an orange tint. Nice citrus on the nose. Not as hoppy as I expected, but nicely balanced with some sweet malt. Very creamy and easy to drink. I usually enjoy an IPA or two, and this was a nice change but still had the hopiness that I prefer.

mirror61, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from COBeerBuff.

A: Pours with large 1.5 finger head with lots of bubbly pot marks, but it retains well, very orange wheat like color with some pale golden hue, very hazy.

N: Nice clean hop aromas, slight citrus and pine, some nice malty aromas as well, and almost juicy hop nose wafting from this. It has a beautiful hop smell that I wish could make a perfume out of.

T: Starts with a strange flat and bad malt taste that is somewhat bad, perhaps this is too old. The beer was really good up to here. I'll take a few more sips and see if my palate is just destroyed. After a few more sips I still have a slight rotten malt taste, but there is a nice hop taste that seems to follow it well. Some citrus and pine but light, pretty juicy and clean hop taste with a nice bitter following. It seems like it would have a great malty taste that isn't overpowered by the hops, but the hops clearly reign over. It has a slight biscuit taste as well, and the more I drink the more that funky malt disappears. Perhaps it was something on my palate, or perhaps my mouth is just getting used to it and finding the other nice flavors now.

Edit: Now that I'm almost through, I can't taste any off flavors at all. Its actually really refreshing and tasty. Not much for malts at all anymore and lots of nice juicy hops.

M: Somewhat thick but not very, and slightly hop oil sticky, decent carbonation

F: The finish is one of the best parts, along with the nose. I starts slightly sweet but finishes semi dry and has a nice hop bitterness that is very clean and really balances off the tongue as it dries and leaves you refreshed. It's got a really nice lingering pale taste that doesn't over power anything.

Final thoughts: A nice bitter pale ale that has a great hop taste, very clean and refreshing, slightly juicy, nice malt backbone that could have some off or old flavors but its hard to tell. I would love to get this fresh and review it again. Thanks again Chase!

jlindros, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of princesserika
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

NOT OVERLYHOPPY but, a nice break from my signature IPAs. I liked this. easy to drink and smooth.

S - very faint but some what hazelnutty

T - light hoppiness with some malt, and characteristic bitterness; easy to drink.

M - everything was right. smooth.

VERY GOOD, easy drinking EPA.

princesserika, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of Philabeerphia
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/14 - 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Soapy, bone-colored head. Contrasting multitudes of tiny and large bubbling brings a lot of character up top...while the body itself is supremely crisp, a light, sun-kissed golden hue to the beer. Head has dissipated after a minute or two, leaving a sticky looking cap & webbing lace. We're off to a good start.
The first time I smelled this beer, I was in heaven. The bottle sampled tonight has about 2 weeks to it from date of purchase, and seems to have fallen down to earth a bit. Still, it is an outstanding lively & ethereal nose of the best hop characteristics: flower, perfume, tangerines, melons, earthy pungency... lofted on a dry, punchy malt backbone... this is a surefire winner.
Taste starts too light on the lips - watery and bouncy on the front, the beer begins to open up right on the middle of the tongue with a biting, noble hop profile. The beer 'catches', and the body seems to grow from nowhere.. From there the journey gets more exciting - a strong blend of orange blast & melons awaken my senses... all of these bright hoppy flavors are buoyed by a sweetish, lingering maltiness. Sufficient carbonation keeps things crisp, sharp as well, which is a nice treat... I'm surprised the alcohol stands at 6.5% abv, in my mind that detracts from the drinkability. Otherwise this beer is fantastic. Odell has brewed one of the more enjoyable APA's I've tried in a few years.

Philabeerphia, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of Dotcubed
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got a six pack of these at Macadoodles (not sure of spelling) in northern arkansas.

My last one on a day of driving chilled down in a sink full of ice water. In a hotel water glass it has a nice golden color. Light amount of lace to it. Moderate hop aroma. Not overt. Lightly hints of cedar, looks lame but smells like it's got game.

Bready, hopped up a bit, but light. medium level bitterness that lasts for a few moments. Some malt to balance it. Lingering grapefruit peel & lemon flavor. Crisp refreshing stuff. One step from an IPA.

Good body to it. Not too light or heavy.

Pretty good purchase considering that their age makes the flavors deteriorate.
Very drinkable. But for how long is anyone's guess since they don't date bottles.

Dotcubed, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts and fruity, resiny hops with a little peppery spice.

The flavor is some sweet malts followed by a citrusey, resiney hop finish. Not a ton of bitterness but the flavors are good. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very well done and easy drinking APA.

Beaver13, Sep 11, 2009
Photo of birchstick
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a golden yellow with a small head that stays around for a while

S - smells delicious. Ctirusy hops dominate - this is the most citrus-smelling beer my nostrils have experienced. There is also a hint sweet, bready malts that enhance the sweetness of the beer.

T - taste follows the nose. Sweet malts are first detected, but is soon followed by s hint of spice and a blast of citrus hops. There is a lot of lemon in the nose, but the citrus in the taste is very grapefruity. There is also a lemony aftertaste that is left in the mouth after swallowing it.

M - full bodied and the carbonation burns the throat as it goes down

D - this is a pretty good beer. Very lemony and citrusy - I can see why it is a summer seasonal. I don't know if I would purchase this again based on its price, but I was satisfied by it nonetheless.

birchstick, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of oldfashioned
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a six pack from Parker Payless Liquors.

Odell St. Lupulin poured an attractive golden honey color with a big, foamy head. The smell is noticeable immediately and is very hoppy with pine and citrus emerging as the dominant aromas.

The taste is very well-balanced for such a hoppy-smelling beer. Big pine and grapefruit notes hit the sides and back of the tongue and linger during the sip and afterwards, but a nice malty undercurrent settles in after a second or two and provides a good counterweight to the the hops.

This is one of the better APAs I've had recently. The balance between malt and hops, bitter and smooth, is nearly perfect and makes for superb drinkability. This is a great seasonal from Odell, and I'm glad I have five more to enjoy.

oldfashioned, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of glakeswanderers
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this was my go-to beer this summer.

a: pours with little head, but nice lacing. a bright almost unnatural orange color. looks beautiful like a rock jewel.

s: bitter green apples and orange, spicy too, dank/piney, fruity/floral.

t: like a nectar, smooth and sweet with a sharp hop bitterness. apples, pepper, orange, hops.

I am grateful to have been able to drink this beer while in colorado this summer. it was great while reading ancient chinese poetry after fishing trips. I just finished my last bottle that I had brought back to chicago. It is a very solid, tasty, fresh, refreshing, hoppy APA. One of my favorites of the style.

glakeswanderers, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of Wheelinb
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Stable.

Had what I would consider to be a typical pale all look and aroma but there was a bit of spiciness along with that.

Got a nice hop bite at the start but then the maltiness kicked in. Nice interesting mix of flavors going on in this beer. It went well with the food we were having. Very easy to drink and several others at the table ordered one after sampling mine.

Wheelinb, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of JEdmund
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance
Golden yellow, clear, good head

Smell
Awesome hop aroma! Like a big spicy IPA.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Good resiny hop coating and sharp hop bite; ends dry and light, very much what I think an 'extra pale ale' should be like; light-medium body, normal carbonation level

Overall
Pretty impressed by this pale ale from Odell. The aroma is outstanding, and the flavor packs in a lot while managing to feel light, making it uber-drinkable.

JEdmund, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of hooliganlife
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours deep yellow with hints of orange and copper. light white head with great retention. light lacing.

strong malt notes with a light crisp hop floral scent.

light floral and citrus hop flavor up front that quickly gives way to an earthy and bread like malt flavor. light citrus hop flavor through the finish.

light carbonation, full bodied. very little bite but very noticeable.

a pretty apa overall, very earthy and bread like so a few would be my limit but pretty easy to drink in small amounts. decent overall.

hooliganlife, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of rye726
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dried wheat color with a nice beige head. Nose has bready malts, floral hops and citrus. Taste has crisp malts well balanced by fruity hops. Medium body has a light carbonation. Very refreshing body with a nice bitter finish. Good session beer from Odell.

rye726, Aug 21, 2009
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.