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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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730 Ratings
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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 75
Gots: 47 | 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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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-27-2014 23:21:02 | More by TXhomebrewer
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spoony

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated October 17, 2013) into a nonic.

A-An aggressive pour produces very little head; just a thin cap that drops immediately to a patchy collar. The brew is slightly hazy and golden in color with a few stray bubbles of carbonation. There is a bit of lacing on the glass as I drink it down.

S-The smell is mild with bready, fruity malts contrasting against sharp, peppery hops. The impression is a bit chalky and mostly dry.

T-The taste is pretty sharp with peppery, spicy hops being quite prominent. The malts open with a dry, almost cracker-like quality, but transition to more fruit and caramel as the brew makes its way across my palate. The finish is mildly bitter with citrus notes.

M-The feel is sharp with a fine, crisp carbonation and a medium body. The feel is the high point of this beer.

O-Tonight is the first time I have had St. Lupulin from the bottle (I have had on tap multiple times prior to this and enjoyed it more) and I have to admit that I was not terribly impressed. The smell was balanced, but just "OK", and the taste, while packing a nice hop note, was a bit of the same...middle of the road. The feel, however, is great.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 02:39:31 | More by spoony
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bort11

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with one of the coolest labels I have seen in a long time. I have always like Odell labels, but they have outdone themselves with this one. The hop vines bend and curve to show rows of grain in the back ground. The negative space creates an illusion of a beer glass, with ole St Lupulin standing in the middle. Just freaking awesome design. I want a t-shirt.

Poured into a pub glass, the head stands a quarter inch. It settles down quick. Lacing is great, wispy strands stick to the glass with a hazy cap on the surface. color is a pale yellow, reminiscent of a pale lager.

Smell has a light floral hops. It's simple and delicate. The hops moves from floral to slightly piney in the taste. Nothing that hits you over the head, but just very mild and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light with a thin oily texture. Goes down very smooth. I put the first one down without even thinking. This is a session beer, even at 6.5% ABV. I would also recommend this as an introduction to hops. It is a solid hops beer, but it is mellow enough to be approachable to someone who is not used to hops.

Blipped "New Patron Saints and Angels" by A.F.I.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 03:43:36 | More by bort11
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2013 12:19:28 | More by MN_Beerticker
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The new Summer seasonal from Odell. Bring on the Summer!

Clear golden body and fluffy white head. Bright, sweet, fruity hop aroma. Toasty malt, bright, fruity hops. Turns grassy, mildly bitter and dry on the finish. Sharp bitterness, the hops create a long, lasting finish.

Flavorful, hoppy, but low on bitterness given the depth of hop flavor. Great APA, fun new seasonal, a perfect example of the benefit of dry-hopping. Finding a beer this good in a 6pk doesn't happen often. Grab it while you can!

What a fantastic year for Colorado beer. Keep 'em coming boys.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 20:59:52 | More by BradLikesBrew
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

06-19-2012 21:28:39 | More by carteravebrew
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%

08-12-2013 03:38:18 | More by TheBishopco
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by Nov 8, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a nice ring of drippy lacing and holds a wispy cap.

Aroma is very hoppy and features lemon and orange citrus, pine, floral, grassy, some caramel and bread. Very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, orange and lemon citrus, grass, pine, good caramel and bready malt in the middle, finishes with nice crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, sharp carbonation.

Super hoppy and tasty Pale Ale, nearly IPA territory. A real treat to get a chance to try this!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 20:33:51 | More by elgiacomo
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 19:11:51 | More by JuicesFlowing
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

10-04-2013 14:44:42 | More by PHBoiler
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goochpunch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a pale copper with a thin white head. Hops smell strongly of citrus and tropical fruit. A bit of guava. Tastes of bready malt sweetness and loads of fruity hops. The fruitiness goes well with the sweetness. Mouthfeel is rather full, with a lightly prickly carbonation. This is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 02:01:48 | More by goochpunch
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cestlavie

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-14-2013 01:32:15 | More by cestlavie
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Boulders On Broadway in Tempe, AZ for a Colorado Tap Takeover on 5/17/12.

A: Nice, golden-yellow with a fluffy, white head. Good lace. Head fades quickly.

S: Balanced malt and hops. Some fruit. Not much else. Disappointing.

T: So delicious. Fruity, piney, American hops followed by sweet, slightly toasted malt. Dry but refreshing. Juicy mango is my description of the finish.

M: So smooth and flavorful. Juicy is a very fitting adjective, again.

O: A really good West Coast Pale Ale with a weak nose. Another awesome Odell brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 17:15:08 | More by Gatch
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denver10

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden yellow with a thumbs width white head. Nice lacing. A sweet, floral and citric aroma. At first you smell the rind of the clementine, afterwards the actual fruit shows itself to give it some sweet juiciness. A wonderfully layered flavor profile to this, moreso than the aroma had led me to expect. Some clementine and lemon, some grass, some florals, on top a bready, even slightly biscuity, malt foundation. A crisp and silky medium body with some decent activity to it making it very drinkable. Overall, Odell does it again with another great and unique beer. Very bright and refreshing, will make for a great summer beer. I was bummed to see Red leave the shelves but after trying this it softens the blow just a touch.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 22:18:46 | More by denver10
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2014 05:55:06 | More by DaftPatrick
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dbossman

Nebraska

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

I love Odell Brewing and this one is now right up there with their IPA. I poured this into a pint glass, and boy, did I enjoy it.

L: light amber color; not much head; slightly cloudy

S: Lots of nice hops; crisp; a faint alcohol scent; grapefruit, citrus and subtle pine elements

T: Again crispy and hoppy; this beer is very good up front but gets a bit watery and thin on the back end; citrus and subtle pine elements in the taste too

F: Pretty good mouth feel; thin on back end

D: This is a smooth and easy drinking pale ale and it sure doesn't taste/feel like much of an "extra" pale ale.

This is a great anytime beer; they are advertising it as a seasonal and that's too bad. This is a damn good brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 19:06:12 | More by dbossman
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-18-2013 00:29:45 | More by HarmonMW
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

07-05-2014 12:32:30 | More by Kubrickx
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

04-12-2014 16:57:09 | More by abex44
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

03-05-2013 02:35:50 | More by nzerbe
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

09-27-2012 02:28:11 | More by bluckbeyes
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. The nose is a bit of tropical fruits and pine, but a little muted. Taste is a citrus explosion to start, followed by a good amount of honey flavor, then a clean, dry minty bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth carbonation. Overall very good, I would certainly get this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 01:46:10 | More by tronester
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2012 22:16:59 | More by johnnyboy76
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-13-2014 12:44:10 | More by Karibourgeois
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

06-20-2013 23:27:33 | More by HamGlade10
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.