Odell St. Lupulin is BACK!

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by Prospero, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (775) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Verified

    Love this beer so much thought it deserved it's own thread.

    This is a beer I'll be drinking daily til September til we have to say goodbye again. Wish this was an year-round beer for Odell.

    Sorry had already forgot about the thread on page 2:

    I do love this beer, not sure if I mentioned that yet or not.

    If anyone has a homebrew clone of this beer I'd be forever in your favor as it'd save me a bundle. Probably the lightest bodied 6.5% XAPA beer I've ever had, even better than Alesmith's
  2. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Got the first of many six packs to come last night, if you're serious about cloning it ask around the homebrew forum, i'd be up to brew it.
  3. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (775) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Verified

    Yeah, 10-gallon batch of St. Lupulin here I come!
  4. here's an alleged direct quote from the brewery PR people when asked for homebrew help, at least according to a poster on another forum (Homebrew Talk):

    "Some of the hops we use are Columbus, Perle, Chinook, Amarillo, and
    Centennial and we hop back using whole flowers of some of these. Some of
    the malts we use are Pale Malt, ESB Malt, Vienna, and Caramalt. Both the
    IPA and St. Lupulin are hop backed and dry hopped in addition to the
    boil addition."

    Perhaps not so much help in reverse engineering, but maybe enough...I would probably bitter with the (neutral) Perle and then add the 1/2 of the rest in the kettle at knockout/whirlpool with 1/2 in a hopback recirculating into the kettle. Maybe 2 oz each, divided in half between the kettle and the hopback.

    Then dryhop probably 1 oz to 1 1/2 oz each of Amarillo and Centennial and 1/2 oz each Chinook and Columbus...(for a 5 gallon batch, more for 10)
  5. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (345) Colorado Oct 31, 2010 Verified

    This isn't surprising to me. I like the beer alright, but the hop presence is very muddled. I think a streamlining of the hops might make for a better beer.
  6. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (775) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Verified

    Aside from Perle, the other hops are very commonly used together in american IPAs so it may be the combination of Perle with the slight mint characteristic it gives off along with the German yeast (rumored) that Odell uses. I actually quite enjoy the slight variation.
  7. Just curious what others are paying for a sixer, I payed $10.99 at my local.
  8. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Think I paid $9.99 like I do for all Odell seasonals. Will have to double check.
  9. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (230) Colorado Feb 29, 2012

    I'm not a home brewer. So I'm lost on what "Hop Presence is very muddled" and "Streamlining the Hops" means?

    Have always thought St. Lup is a very tasty "IPA" love the hops and Amarillo is one of my faves
  10. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,100) Colorado May 19, 2005 Verified

    I'd love to do a clone, but I ain't gots me a hopback. Too fancy for me; leave that to the pros
  11. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Couple hours of yard work and drinking me a Lupulin right now! :D
    Maybe I'll have 5 more!!