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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
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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kojevergas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into half pint glass in the Oslo pub in Salthill, Ireland. Reviewed from notes. The price was obscene in Ireland.

A: Two finger head of fair thickness but little cream. Hazy yellow-bronze colour.

Sm: Estery hops - grapefruit? Bittering hops.

T: Very hoppy estery build with a grapefruity finish. Some citrus orange on the finish. Bittering hops on the climax. Ruby candy aftertaste (you'll know it when you taste it!). Floral tones. Built well for the style and nicely balanced.

Mf: Wonderful coarseness and dryness. Complements the flavour.

Dr: A wonderful summer ale. It obscures its ABV very well. Quite delightful, but don't make the mistake of buying it in Ireland when you're from the state it's brewed in. Oops.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 17:20:22 | More by kojevergas
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-19-2013 14:13:25 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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

Draft at Freshcraft in Denver.

Pours a hazy golden yellow straw color with a thin half finger frothy white head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Floral hop aroma with hints of earthy pine and sweet citrus notes. Hints of grapefruit, orange and lemon peel along with a pale malt backbone that gives off notes of grass and straw.

Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a crisp floral hop bite up front that lingers over the sweeter, earthy notes into a dry finish. Earthy pine, grass and straw countered by some grapefruit and lemon peel.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 05:07:34 | More by corby112
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

08-11-2012 07:16:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2014 08:15:08 | More by zestar
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, purchased at Gomer's in Kansas City. 101709 is stamped on the label, not sure what it tells us....anyway this tasty offering pours slightly hazed yellowy amber, decent retention on the off white head and respectable froth and strandlet of lace left on the glass. herbal and citric nose...grapefruit infused ale, fruity,fairly tart and bitingly bitter, especially in the finish. Hop heads rejoice and go and get some of this tasty nectar

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 03:04:41 | More by Billolick
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a hazed golden copper color with a finger of off-white head. The cap fades leaving a wall of lace on the glass and rising bubbls maintain a layering atop.

The aroma is herbal with pine-like hop characteristics that get grassy towards the back. A little cheesy with toasty grain sweetness hinding underneath.

The taste is herbal and piney with a soft grainy sweetness. Grassy with a mild cheese flavoring. Some sulfur comes out a bit in aftertaste. Overall it is a noce compilation of hoppy to grainy characteristics.

Thia is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good brew. However, it had some pretty big shoes to fill considering how much I enjoyed Odell's IPA and red when I previously had them. This brewery really knows what they are doing with hops. While the best by date was still a month or two out, I dont feel confident that this was as fresh as it could have been. I would have this again in the future regardless of being more fresh or not.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 18:52:30 | More by stakem
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Wasatch

Utah

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

Thanks goes out to pokesbeerdude for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, and some citrus. The taste is hoppy, bitter, slightly sweet/malty, with some citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, another very tasty brew from Odell.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 23:48:37 | More by Wasatch
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a smaller pint glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head. Slight hazed orange gold color. Lots of active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Fruity pebbles with floral hops. Light malt flavor. More fruity pebbles.

Taste: Not so much fruity pebbles here. Citrus flavors instead. Lots of dry grassy hops. A bit like summit epa, but more citrus.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and hoppy with a resin feel to it.

Overall, a really nice epa. Started out weird with the aroma, but got past that with the taste and it was decent. Nice drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 19:29:50 | More by mothman
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-26-2013 00:16:30 | More by BillRoth
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

On draft at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House.

The beer is clear and light golden with a thick head. The aroma offers herbal and floral notes, with grass and light pine. Medium bitterness throughout. Grassy and even tart. Some biscuit malt in support. Zesty and tangy. Pretty tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 20:42:14 | More by Huhzubendah
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John_M

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lake Bryant Bowl.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and nice lacing. The beer smells fairly attractive as well, with some dry citrus, cereal grains, and light malt. Given the name of this beer, I was expecting a fairly hoppy pale ale. It really wasn't. I found SL to be a lightly hopped, easy going, easy to appreciate pale ale. It's very much on the dry side, and finishes with a light wash of hoppy bitterness. The beer is nicely balanced with everything nicely preportioned, but I found myself wishing for just a bit more flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with the alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile (frankly, I would have thought this beer to be in the 5% abv. range).

The bartender mentioned that this was a very popular beer, and I guess I can see that. It's got enough flavor to appeal to most beer geeks, but is not so intensely flavored that it will shock any macro drinker in the mood for something with a bit more flavor. However, for me, I'd take a SNPA over this beer every time.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2011 13:38:58 | More by John_M
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-06-2013 04:41:24 | More by rab53
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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

I've been drinking this brew for a while as my summer, go-to beer and just realized that I have not reviewed it. I'm quick..

Pours a light golden, clear body topped with an "average" head. And what I mean by that is that it's nothing spectacular, but perfect for the style. white, foamy, some hills.
Aroma is soft and solid. Grapefruit and persimmon mixes well with a light cracker malt. Some sweet honey or honeysuckle, perhaps.
Taste is "there". Not overwhelming, not quiet. Hops gives this ale a nice crispness and floral side to it. It doesn't lose it's malt and the sweetness is quick and unobtrusive. Some faint pine in the back.
Drinks very well. Crisp, clean, refreshing, with good taste and leaving a desire for more. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 19:32:19 | More by Mebuzzard
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.43/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 04:12:18 | More by Bighuge
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alright, well this is my favorite in the style (I think). Great copper pour unleashes a bouquet of dry hopped nose busters. Wow.

Taste was even better! So light and refreshing, with an almost dipa like hop blast, yet isn't sticky and resin like. Very clean. The usual citrus and pine, even the typical summer lemon taste to a lesser degree. Thank you for finally making a summer seasonal with hops, I don't know why its always lemon, lemon, lemon but w/o hops. I mean, this seems in retrospect like a no brainer: lemon + hops! Brilliant!

Throughout, went down smooth, didn't fade, just wowed me consistently, and I have never been the biggest O'Dell's fan. Porter, sure, Extra Red, decent. IPA? Not a fan. But this? This is golden, this is the archtype, the model, the gold medal.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 17:46:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-11-2014 20:55:24 | More by LXIXME
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-06-2014 00:32:13 | More by afsdan
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beertunes

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Sara and Craus for this one. Bottle code: 9/3/13D. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy yellow, with just a bit of an orange tint, with less than 1/4 inch of off-white head that had very low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma had some light malts upfront and underneath, then mostly citrus hops, with a bit of pine in the background. On the tongue, The was pretty much the same, a nice base malt, with citrus and pine hops making for a nicely balanced brew.

The medium body was good, very smooth and with a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily, and you could slide several down with no trouble. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Not really outstanding or memorable, but certainly enjoyable and worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 21:46:01 | More by beertunes
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billab914

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Three Floyd's glass. Golden amber in color with a thin, sticky white head barely covering the beer.

Aroma has a zesty lemon mixing with some grapefruit citrus and a little bit of a resiny pine. A lighter, bready, sweet malt profile coming through as well. Pretty good and appealing hoppiness for the style, while also not crossing too far into IPA territory.

The taste starts out with some of the bready and zesty citrus qualities to it. Midway, a modest bitter, rind like quality starts to come out and mixes with some malty flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty good beer of the style. It had some very nice hoppy notes to it, but the malt came through with some nice balancing flavors. Very easy drinking and flavorful beer of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 20:38:43 | More by billab914
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Tone

Missouri

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

Pours a clear, golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops, earthy malt, and hop oil. Very strong and good aroma. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with a low carbonation level. Tastes of floral hop oil and slight earthy malt. Overall, a great appearance, aroma, and body - though it does lack in complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 21:46:13 | More by Tone
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dirtylou

Washington

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

On-tap, monks house of ale, sioux falls,sd

from notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint, pale golden-orange body, pillowy white head with decent retention

smell: light, floral hops, citrus

taste: most of the hop-forward beers from odell share similar traits - light pulpy citrus flavors, if not a bit watery. this pale had a biscuity malt base and finished a little bready

mouthfeel: light and refreshing

overall: good, but not a trend-setter for the style

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 17:37:16 | More by dirtylou
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 22:51:12 | More by scruffwhor
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -2%

09-30-2013 20:08:57 | More by GraduatedCashew
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at an Albertsons in Pocatello on 9.4.12
Dated 10/18/12A

A - Pours a light, slightly hazy orange with a large near-white head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lacing.

S - Very subtle all-around. Subtle malts and a tiny bit of hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. Subtle pale malts and a hint of hops.

D - Tons of carbonation and a lighter body.

O - A very pale ale with a hint of hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 04:18:58 | More by HuskyinPDX
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