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St. Lupulin - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

821 Ratings
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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 87
Gots: 75 | 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 Bitterbill
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$9.80 a six pack.

It pours a clear perfect gold colour with a 1 finger head of foam. There's some sticky lacing.

The smell is pretty damned hoppy for an APA...lots of grapefruit that reminds me of an IPA. I cannot detect any malty tones at all.

The taste is hoppy....grapefruit with some pine, a touch of grass and again, no malty notes that I can taste. I have to say the on tap sample I had did have a decent malt presence, this bottled version does not. I'm somewhat disappointed but I'd guess the hopheads of BA woud not be.

Meium mouthfeel and carbonation, it finishes...you guessed it, bitter.

Drinkability? Just another hoppy bitter APA that I don't think I'll visit that often. I ask the singular most important question comparing this to the draft version...where's the Malt?

Bitterbill, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of Haybeerman
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Deep straw gold color. Poured a 2 finger coarse white head with fair retention to a half finger cap. Decanted continually. Lots of lacing with some washing down the glass.

S: Citrus. grapefruit and pine hops. Orange and grass as the beer warmed. Plenty of floral hops.

T: Very consistent with smell; overall, muted flavors very well balanced. Citrus is most prominent up front with lemon and light-colored fruits in the foundation. Resiny hops in the middle followed by a sharply bittering finish!

M: Light side of medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth and coating in the middle with a sharp bitter to balance a crisp finish. Very refreshing APA.

D: Very easy to drink. Good sessionable APA; flavorful, balanced.

Haybeerman, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

bsuedekum, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of AgentZero
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of APAs, particularly the hoppier ones. Let's see how this one goes.

A - Slightly hazy yellow color with two fingers of white head. Good retention and a nice webbing of lace left on the sides.

S - Pale malt backbone and some hops presence. It is mostly grapefruit, with a little bit of other citrus fruits coming in on the end. It smells pretty clean.

T - It's slightly hoppy, with a sweet pale malt backbone. Slightly bready in the middle, and finishes with a bit of a resiny bite at the end. It's quite refresing and easy to drink.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, easy to drink, not my favorite of the style, but it's refreshing and can go well with a lot of things. I'd drink it again if it was offered.

AgentZero, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dull golden honey hue with a small delicate capping of whitish foam. Lots of thinly placed sheeted lacing sticks to the glass.

Pleasingly sweet and floral aroma with a nice dancing twist to some citrusy lemon candy. Bits of dry wood, dry bread dough, and light pale malt adds a nice mix to its sweetness.

Taste grabs a dryish pale malt to start then all sorts of fun, easy going hoppy stuff rides in with a sweet floral ascent and a well rounded, well placed sweet lemony candied background. The dryness seems to always press its presense to the surface, but in a well balanced manner as to not get too pushy or harsh, letting that sweetened citrusy candyness sit inbetween with a favorable mellowness.

Airy medium body with nice dry and sweet balance that creates a nice twirl of character on the palate. Everything sits just right among one another. Its dryness is making up most of its play but that sweet citrus candied backing does its job.

A solid, playfully light and sweetened showcase of a style I usually avoid. A solid drinker of a Pale. This was a pleasant surprise.

tavernjef, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of Durge
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new brewer for me to try thanks to the Muddy Pig in St. Paul MN . At 6.5% and 46 ibu's this dry hopped extra pale ale looks a bit hazy and golden amber colored with a fair head with a fantastic sheet of lace. The aroma says pine and sweet floral hops, with that likable skunk to it, very alluring and somewhat unique. The taste buds grab onto this enjoyable pissy hop that so nicely combines citrus, floral edges and a hint of pine. The body is on the light side, the feel is lightly peppery and crisp, very refreshing while delivery plenty of bright hop satisfaction. It has a bit of biscuit clove that becomes obvious as you go. I liked this and would consider this a definite candidate for hop session beer of the month. A happy introduction to Odell from Fort Collins, CO.

Durge, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of champ103
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale and slightly hazed copper color. A fluffy and rocky two finger white head forms with good retention. That recedes to leave plenty of lace in rings.
S: Perfume like hops up front. Floral and grassy. Though with a bit more resinous pine. Which is never over barring. Biscuit malts with a little sweeter caramel malts as well.
T: Like the nose, floral and grassy up front. That gives way to the pine like bitterness, which again is not over barring. A bit soapy like as well. A tad more caramel malt sweetness here than the nose.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Again, just a tad on the sweet side. Really enjoyable to drink. I can drink this all day.

A really good pale ale. This is Loose Leaf's bigger brother. It is a bit sweeter, with a more pronounced piny/soapy flavor, which is not a bad thing at all. I do think I like Loose Leaf just a bit more. Though this is no less of an enjoyable beer.

champ103, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The nose was kinda soapy with really faint hops and had more of a hop character. There was also slight wheat and citrus notes. Up front malts dominate the taste very little hop bitterness and very little citurs wheat flavors. The beer was light to medium body with moderate carbonation that had slight hop bitterness but was crisp on the finish. I think the brew was a little old cause it was more maltier than it was hoppy but then again it was only a pale ale. It atill drank quite welll and was expecting more of a hop bite.

Gobzilla, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a bright, clear dark yellow-gold. It's pretty brilliantly bright, actually, and between this beer and Myrcenary I'm beginning to expect it from any and all IPAs or pale ales that Odell brews. A clean, compact head sits tight at right around one finger in height and drops lacing that sticks mostly in patches.
A sturdy aroma is sweet with citrus fruits as well as some tropical with a nice, bright sort of zesty bitterness to balance. Malts are bready and let the hops lead. A little bit of rind comes in underneath with a very gently herbal edge.
The taste follows suit with citrus and tropical fruits forward but leads with an additional floral bitterness as well. It's also a touch more peppery than the nose. Malts offers a bready dryness and the rind note pulls into the finish. Overall, it's as bright as the aroma.
The crispness bites while allowing some smoothness to flow nicely in a medium body.

Brenden, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -2%

eawolff99, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -2%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to JLindros to sharing this beer. Poured into a palm tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a thin soapy white head that fades to leave a soapy blanket and side lacing.

S - Aromas of light honey and great citrusy hops.

T - Similar to the nose with light wet hops with light citrus. Not really a bitter finish just nice solid hops.

M - Mouthfeel is nice with light hop lingering quality. Solid.

O - Overall this is a solid apa. Very nice and super drinkable.

rudzud, Jun 19, 2012
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 ArrogantB
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off it is my opinion that this beer is a little too expensive at $10 a sixer but that is the nature of beer prices these days. Very nice transparent orange color, kind of looks like the IPA but doesn't have the same level of lacing to it. The smell is quite nice and hoppy for a pale ale, like straight hop oil. The taste is good, slightly bitter finish, a little citrus, lemon specifically. This is a very nice extra pale ale and I would be buying it on the regular if it were more competitively priced. Sadly this will be like the Red Ale for me, once in a blue moon.

ArrogantB, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

whartontallboy, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, best by 10/9/10, into a shaker pint.

A: Clear pale amber body under a breathtaking 3-finger head that towers confidently above the rim of the glass. Big, creamy, and white, this might be the best looking head I've ever seen in a pint glass. Amazing.

S: Lightly hoppy aroma, mainly floral but with plenty of citrus as well (lemon especially). I was hoping for more.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, and floral hoppy notes dominate, with some very light malt on the tail end. Bitter, almost tart finish. Quite nice, but not as intense as I'd hoped.

M: Light-bodied yet mouthfilling, with a healthy amount of soft carbonation. Excellent.

D: The finish is quite biting, but overall drinkability is pretty good, especially considering its IPA-like strength.

Notes: Having had and loved Odell's IPA in the past, I had extremely high hopes for this one. While it certainly was a hop-forward beer, it just didn't bring the lupulin as well as I thought it would. It's certainly worth a shot, but I won't be seeking it out again. I'll never forget how beautiful it was, though.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 30, 2010
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 jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jophish17, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of KarlHungus
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange-red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma screams centennial hops. There is a ton of citrus, with some grapefruit, and pine resin. The malt is kept way in the background. This area reminds me a lot of Bell's Two Hearted Ale. The taste is of a lot more balanced than the aroma. There is still a very nice hops presence, but it is moderated by some nice pale malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is one of the better APAs I've had in a long time. I will certainly drink this beer again in the future.

KarlHungus, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev -2%

mhaugo, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of alexgash
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle thanks to Dave. Best by 12/9/10.

Mostly clear yellow-copper with golden edges. Small, sticky, gauzy, beige-white head. Good lacing. Big hop nose with notes of orange marmalade, grapefruit, and pineapple. Sugary fruit and toasted biscuit malt in the background.

Toasted malt up front. Dry, hoppy bitterness follows with flavors of lemon, orange rind, and light pine. Very mildly sweet biscuit and fruit malt notes settle in. Citrus and pine hoppiness steals the show though. The dry, zesty hop btterness almost takes on a floral, herbalness. Light tropical fruit shows up in the lingering, mostly bitter finish. Moderate body with a lightly creamy feel, due partly to mild carbonation. A nice, very dry and refreshing APA that really shows off the citrus hops, but in a not overly bitter and heavy-handed way.

alexgash, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma is very hoppy with lots of grassy and citrus hops. Flavor is slightly more mellow with tropical fruits and citrus hops. Pretty hoppy for an APA (it tastes more like an IPA to me), very delicious!

LilBeerDoctor, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Gagnonsux, Apr 10, 2014
St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.