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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%

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:
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(Beer added by: GilGarp on 06-02-2009)
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Photo of gregy55902


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

I am absolutely in love with Odell's Myrcenary, so i'm branching out to their other beers. Had a sample of this at Andy's in Rochester, MN which inspired me to get a 6 pack.

A - Hazy orange with a slight amber hue. Decent 1" off-white head that disappears within two minutes.

S - I love the combo of hops that these guys use, and all their beers smell like it (it is 7 different varieties). Hops upfront, malt backbone to sweeten things up.

T - Follows the nose. More bittering hops used than the Myrcenary, but that's to be expected because it's an EPA. Fruity and floral tastes linger on the palate.

M - Decent carbonation and alcohol is well hidden.

O - Not an EPA expert but this is a sessionable hoppy beer. Easy to drink and not too bitter. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 04:06:31 | More by gregy55902
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom


4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale reddish orange with three fingers of off white foam that clings to the glass.

Smell: Light musty citrus (tangerine/apricot) and a little bit of bright lemon. Some earthiness along with a little bit of sweet malt. Mild and pleasant.

Taste: Pine and lemon citrus zest with notes of floral and honey. Bready/caramel malt backbone and a nutty finish. Nicely balanced with a clean hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp and clean with good carbonation.

Overall, St. Lupulin is another wonderfully crafted beer by Colorado's Odell Brewing Co. This is exactly what an APA should be. Flavorful, balanced, and refreshing. A perfect summer seasonal. This tasted great relaxing on the front porch at sunset after mowing the lawn.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 00:45:52 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
Photo of Badbobx


4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A pale golden yellow beer with a half inch of head. Some lacing was seen during the session.
The aroma was rich with bitter citrus.
The taste was rich with grapefruit flavored hops. I felt a bit of the alcohol.
A very nice beer. I bought this in Kansas City and wish I could get more.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:42:58 | More by Badbobx
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 05:28:34 | More by Jeriba
Photo of coryking


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2010 12:46:23 | More by coryking
Photo of JamesStreet


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

Poured from 12. Oz bottle into nonic pint glass
BBD 10/2/13
A - light amber color with small head

S - citrusy, resiny hop aroma balanced by a bready malt smell. Fairly nice and balanced

T - lots of flavoring hops in the taste but, again, not overpowering. A little spicy hop flavor as well. A little saltine like flavor with the malt side and some caramel malts slide down the back end.

M - medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

O - not a bad beer at all but nothing worthwhile as well. A good sipper for a couple

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 22:05:39 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of DemoniChris


4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Fantastic looking orange-yellow hues in this one. Looks a bit darker than usual for an APA.

S - Very floral and citrusy on the nose. Mild breadiness, but overall a pretty complex and inviting beer.

T - Superb hop flavor! Citrus hits your tongue right away before giving way to a mild lingering bitterness that really keeps you sipping. Very refreshing!

M - Near perfect carbonation also balanced extremely well with the hops and malt. Well done.

O - Odell has never ceased to impress me, and St Lupulin is no exception. This is currently my favorite APA and holds a candle to their phenomenal IPA, believe it or not!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 19:16:23 | More by DemoniChris
Photo of suretolose


3.93/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 19:33:34 | More by suretolose
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 ncsutton


4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a pint glass

A - Light amber color with a small head

S - Slight hop smell with a hint of citrus

T - Upon first taste it has a semi strong hop taste, with a citrus flavor coming through at the end

M - Slight carbonation, otherwise it goes down smooth

0 - This brew is way to good, its the perfect beer for summer. It's perfect for after going for a bike ride, or for sitting by the beach. I wish this wasn't a seasonal and was year round!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 02:47:44 | More by ncsutton
Photo of kkrez


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

from notes:

This extra pale ale drinks light like a refreshing pale ale, but it also has the hop profile of an IPA which will please even the biggest hop heads.

It pours a golden yellow.

Aroma is of citrus and grapefruit hops

The taste of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, grass and pine hops play off a light malt base perfectly.

As drinkable as this beer is, at 6.5% you must be careful you don’t drink too much or you might wake up confused at 5am laying face down next to the pool.

Overall, this is one of my favorite summer seasonal beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 18:56:17 | More by kkrez
Photo of smulkowski


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best by 9/16/11, poured into shaker pint.

Nice very pale copper/honey color. Nice head dissipated somewhat quickly, relatively nice lacing for the strength of this beer.

Nose is of light pleasant floral hops, some citrus tending towards sweeter orange aroma.

Relatively light mouthfeel, nice citrus and herbal/floral aftertaste. The dry hop characteristic of this seems much more significant than the bittering hop characteristic. A bit of a honey aftertaste as well.

This is a nice beer, although probably not sessionable (6.5%), it drinks kind of like a session beer. This could be dangerous on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 01:13:39 | More by smulkowski
Photo of WGO

United Kingdom (England)

4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber colour, with an off white head. Very small bubbles clinging to the glass throughout.
Citrus hop aroma as expected but not too powerful.
Very nice taste, quite alot of malt. Seems true to what I have read about the style.
Some hops showing through but not to over powering, hints of satsuma, grapefruit and pineapple.
Overall very drinkable but still holds my interest.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 19:17:57 | More by WGO
Photo of Algebrew


5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a clear golden color with a strong white head that held a fine foam cap with a bubbly lace. This beer has a perfect appearance if done with a correct pour.

Smell: Sweet, citrus hops throughout, but just to the right degree. A touch of floral, perhaps herbal aromas peer through too.

Taste: The beginning starts subtle and sweet with an herbal tinge along with presence of citrus hops; the middle carries the hops, but plateaus them with such brilliance which holds the flavor and bitterness to a perfection; the end just barely sweetens the flavor from the tone of the hops. A perfect parabola of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, perfect carbonation, silky.

Overall: When this brew hit seasonally, I was astonished by the artwork. When I tried it, I was astonished by the brew itself. Perfect in every sense; taste, smell, look, feel, ABV... everything. It's on my top for Odell and beers in general. A perfect extra pale ale/APA.


Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 01:31:21 | More by Algebrew
Photo of IPAs4lyfe


4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden yellowish color with a 1 finger white head, retention was decent, left some lacing.

S: Flowery, sweet, grassy, hoppy, citrus, smells great.

T: Fantastic. Grapefruit with some lemon and an orange note, a hint of herbs, then the hops come through but its not a bitter taste at all, very refreshing and clean finish. Love it.

M: Light to medium bodied, perfect carbonation.

D: Extremely drinkable especially at 6.5%. A wonderful new release from Odell's, my new favorite summer brew. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 04:19:44 | More by IPAs4lyfe
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 TexasBeerGuy


4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden, copper with off-white head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing on the glass.

S - Fruity, floral hops and spice followed by a bready, malt finish.

T - Bitter floral notes and pepper backed by subtle, bready malts. There's a sharpness to the finish that's very enjoyable.

M - Moderate carbonation with great body.

O - This was a great beer and in my opinion is spot on for the style while remaining unique and interesting. Not overly complex, just very well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:10:27 | More by TexasBeerGuy
Photo of ardeano


5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is an amazing summer beer!

I cannot believe how lite and hoppy this is, man...

OK -
1) from bottle chilled for 30 min in ice poured into glass
2) light, light amber with those nice fizzy bubbles going up (reminded me of a Bud going into a glass so I was bit worried)
3) fruity nose
4) feels so light in your mouth and such a great level of hops
5) I could drink this all freak'n day but at over 6% AVB I would be in trouble...

This is an incredible summer session beer, if you can get this - get it!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 23:48:53 | More by ardeano
Photo of CrossFitAlex


4.33/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2010 23:46:27 | More by CrossFitAlex
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 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 20:07:07 | More by oldfashioned
Photo of emaciated


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

On tap at the brewery

A-Yellow with a nice white head

S-Citrus hops, a little malt

T-Grapefruit, hoppy bitterness. Some malty sweetness.

M-Smooth with some carbonation

O-A great hop forward pale ale that is easy to drink. My favorite beer from Odell.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 00:47:19 | More by emaciated
Photo of WhatANicePub

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not much aroma on opening the bottle. Lovely orange-marmaladey hops on the palate, with zest and pith. Lots of sticky malt and a rather thick mouthfeel make it slightly syrupy. Hops counteract the sweetness giving a decently balanced beer.

The finish is bitter enough to be pleasant, but not as bitter as the aroma hops lead one to expect.

It's a decent, enjoyable beer, but given the price of it here as an import, I doubt I'll buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 20:45:20 | More by WhatANicePub
Photo of Selbyg


4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers from Odell. I'm counting the days till the new batch comes out. It's one of the great summer time drinkers. With the heavy hop taste but a light easy drinking finish. It should be back in stores over the next couple of months. Texas is in for a great surprise this summer. Welcome to the big show!

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2014 18:05:38 | More by Selbyg
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
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
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