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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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Reviews: 281
Hads: 984
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 116
Gots: 158 | FT: 1
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Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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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Reviews: 281 | Hads: 984
Photo of suretolose
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a brown bottle. It has a light copper color and is very clear. Has a nice head that last quite a while. Very carbonated, rice beer like.
Smell is of hops and pine.
Taste is of hops and citrus. Slightly dry finish.
Overall a good beer.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you n8dietz.

Pours a very clear copper with a thin laer of foam after a one finger head dissipates. OK bubbling.

The aroma is young tree branch just snapped off the tree with a little grass and citrus and some pilsner and light toasted malts.

The taste starts with medum bitterness from earthen and soft citric hopping. The middle lets out a dry palate and some carbonation fizz. The finish is dry and gypsumy with soft hops and pilsner malts lingering.

This tastes more light a hoppy pilsne at times than a pale al. Pretty easy to drink and session.

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Photo of coryking
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great little session ale! Light body, big hop character. This is another solid beer from O'Dell.

Light, pale, golden color. Nice aroma from the hops and even the malt. First sip is nicely balanced and then the bitterness from the hops comes through. Just enough bitterness to make this unique, but not so much to make the profile lopsided. Light body and mouthfeel. I prefer a slightly heavier mouthfeel, but its clearly labeled as an extra pale ale, so what can I expect! Finishes nice and pretty dry, I could drink this all day long! Very enjoyable...

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear slightly amber with gold color that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

Smells of citrus hops and with a touch of malt sweetness.

Tastes of citrus hops and some malt sweetness. Notes of grapefruit and lemon zest with a touch honey like sweetness. Some bread notes from the malt as well.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

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Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep gold gold color, good clarity. Small off white head that dies off quickly to a film and ring. Nice small bubble lacing coats everywhere.

S: Nice earthy/piney and citrus aroma. Slight bread malt is also present. Smells nice and fresh.

T: Mainly pine hops with a hint of citrus. Pine sap/resin and lemon. Not overpowering at all since its a pale ale. There is a slight bread/biscuit malt background. Its not sweet in any way, which isn't bad, but I do prefer a little bit of sweet/fruity hops and toffee/carmel malt. Nice crisp, refreshing finish.

M/D: Light to medium body. It does have a very interesting mouthfeel, its very slick almost oily? Its like there is no sign of carbonation when it first hits the palate, but then you can feel it right after that. This is good for a hot summer day, but I think I would get tired after 1 or 2.

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Photo of bsp77
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Bright yellow with a touch of haze. Nice foamy white head and light lacing lines.

Smell: Very tangy orange and other citrus, with mild pine and grainy caramel malts.

Taste: Mostly orange-like hop oils with just barely sweet grainy caramel malts providing balance. Ends with bitter notes of spice and pine.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, smooth and oily but fairly light body, dry finish.

Drinkability: Lots of hop oils for an APA, making this a fairly unique beer for the style. However, despite the hop oils, it does not stray into IPA territory. Very drinkable with lots of flavor. Pretty impressive overall.

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Photo of morimech
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden, yellow color with a large white head that had very good retention. Quite a bit of lacing is left on the glass. A bit worried about the lack of depth in color. Aroma is all hops. Citrus, piney and resiny, very strong hop aroma for a APA. The flavor is one dimensional and not balanced. Almost all hops. My fear of the pale color has been realized. I need more malt besides the slightest wisp of sweetness in the finish. The featured hops do taste good but more balance is needed. Nice carbonation for a hoppy beer, but the body is a little on the thin side. A little too bitter and high ABV for this to be a prolonged summer drinker.

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Photo of Mdog
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Yellow-gold, ok head.

Smell: Piney, herbal hop aroma.

Taste: Balanced pale ale flavor, some mild sweetness mixed with piney and citrus bitterness.

Drinkability: Not too heavy, could have a couple in a sitting.

Odell's summer seasonal is a balanced pale ale. Some pretty good hop flavor, not too bitter or too sweet. Reminds me of their IPA. Not too bad.

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Photo of bigbelcher
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Papago. Aroma was that of grassy type hops. Some malt background but faint. Carbonation was low but appropriate for a cask conditioned beer. Flavor was rich two row malt with plenty of wonderful hop flavor. Odells did a great job dry hopping the beer. Again, very grassy flavor, not to much citrus. One of the best cask beers I've had in a long time.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale and slightly hazed lemon yellow body. Fluffy white head. Lace is quite full. The aroma brings it all. It's piney, resiny, cannabis like, citrusy. Really nice. The flavor bursts with hop goodness. Lemon and citrus, pine sap and resin.... Base is a nice biscuity maltiness. Medium-full body. Modestly carbonated. And highly drinkable. After IPA, this is my second favorite Odell beer so far.

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Photo of Buebie
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6 pack of bottles for $7.99

Poured from the brown bottle into a pub glass. About an inch of foamy white head forms up, receding slowly and leaving a thin cap with sticky full coverage lace.
The beer itself appears fairly light, golden transparent yellow, resembling a pils or somthing other then an apa. Lets just say the color is not doing anything for the beer.

Aroma is terrific. Plenty of fresh hops with an intense dank weed aroma. Bittering pineapple, grapefruit and leafy floral hops. A touch of green tea. Just a bit of buttered rolls too with a hint at sweetness.

Mouthfeel is slick with a full bodied feel and mild carbonation, making this ultra smooth.

Hops in flavor are not the same as what aroma put off.
Creating a balancing act on the pallet. a mild sweetness to start the becomed muted fruity hops that turn to a more wet cardboard flavor of hops. Malt shines through with a buttery bready yeast flavor. Hops are much more herbal in taste. A mild green tea flavor with herbal leaf.

A decent brew, but I'm not a fan of the color and flavor seemed to lack a bit. What was great in aroma was not as noticeable in taste. Still a good beer, but I had higher hopes.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliant, almost crystal-clear golden color. Very slight haze is present. The creamy white head settles quickly, and a thin film remains on the surface with nice, sticky lacing.

S: Floral, citrusy hops dominate the nose. some caramel-like malt aromas linger behind the hops.

T: Extremely balanced beer. Bready malt, and flavors of caramel, butterscotch, and lemon peel. Hops lend hints of citrus, some pine, and some mineral earthiness. Finish is crisp and clean.

M: Lighter bodied, but full of flavor. Silky, with a clean, short finish.

D: This is a very sessionable APA, even at 6.5%. Simply delicious. It's definitely one I'll be enjoying throughout the Summer months.

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Photo of jjanega08
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Pours a decently dark golden color with a small white head on it that holds some decent retention for how small it is and the lacing is pretty nice.

S= The smell is nice pollen hop aroma. The smell also has a really nice malty balance. Citrus hops with some good grapefruit aroma.

T= For sure really well dry hopped. The smell comes through in the taste but not as much. Really a nice light hop flavor. The balance is wonderful. Nice and smooth.

M= Nice light and crisp. Not bad or watery. Really quite nice for a APA.

D= Excellent brew. Really well balanced. A nice APA that has good balance. The Summit EPA is a little too heavy on the hop side and the hops they use don't fit as well. This beer is delicious.

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Photo of jera1350
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a moderate eggshell white head that leaves some lacing.

Great hoppy nose. Citrus and grass hops lend a crisp smell. Light sweetness as well.

A nicely balanced APA. Light malt sweetness, citrus and grassy hops. The hop bitterness is more than usual for this style, but it's not over the top. A maltier alternative to an IPA.

Lightly chewy body that is mostly smooth and finishes dry with a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Drinks very well, although this would be tough to session. Two or three wouldn't be out of the question though. A very nice hopped up APA.

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Photo of CrossFitAlex
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Muddy Pig in Saint Paul, MN.

The bear had a reddish, orange, almost rust like color with nice head and carbonation.

Tasting notes: Smells piney, slight citrus, lots of grapefruit and marijuana. Foamy with a wet - hoppy feel. Pine and citrus. Mouthfeel was "chewy." Very citrusy. Hidden but noticeable alcohol bite.

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Photo of SamN
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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!

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of gatornation
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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

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Photo of DmanGTR
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
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

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of stoutfiend27
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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

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Photo of jdense
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of mikey711
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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

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Photo of LittleDon
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.