St. Lupulin
Odell Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #144
Ranked #4,500
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
St. LupulinSt. Lupulin
Notes: A mystical legend echoes in our brew house—that of St. Lupulin (loop-you-lin), the archetypal hophead. He devoted endless summers to endless rows of hops, tending to the flowers and the beloved resin within—lupulin. Extraordinary oils in this yellow resin provide this dry-hopped extra pale ale with an undeniably pleasing floral aroma and clean, crisp finish. One sip of this seasonal summer ale and you too will believe.
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/29/19....pours medium bright copper with small lid of white foam. Sweet caramel malt, and toffees. Slightly fruity. Malty and bready flavor. Light sweetness. Subtle bitter. Very good.

Mar 28, 2020
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woemad from Washington

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from mixed 6er received from friends Abbie & Amanda for watching their house & pets during the summer. Odell doesn't distribute to Washington. 1 week past it's prime per the best-by date (11/9/19).

Slightly chill-hazed orangey amber color. Good-sized eggshell white head that left streaky, spotty lace.

Smells malty, like a midwest pale ale. Hop aroma is limited to a grassy, herbal note. Big, bready, caramel-ish malt backbone.

Tastes pretty much like it smells. Reminds me of an old school, non-west coast IPA. It's okay, but it's not really my jam.

Medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel.

Least flavorful IPA or pale ale I've had from Odell. It doesn't taste old, just underwhelming. It's not bad, but it's not much of anything else besides just...okay.

Nov 17, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Murky light orange color.

Thin white head; nice lacing.

High grade marijuana & orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Flavors of pineapple, orange, raspberry & high grade marijuana mingle comfortably.

A wonder.

Oct 11, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:. Pours a golden yellow orange with a creamy large white head and a few fingers of lacing.

S:. A floral almost yard weed aroma, mixed with ripe orange. This is a kinda odd aroma.

T:. Floral, and herbal mixes with ripe orange, and a slightly weird earthiness at the end.

F:. Smooth carbonation, lighter body.

O:. This beer is a little odd to me.

Sep 01, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful gold colour, just the way a beer should look. Smell is oddly enough, a chemical smell (on tap). Taste is good, finishes dry, nothing too remarkable, but definitely worth checking out.

Aug 20, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a crystal clear light amber gold. An excellent soapy/foamy head with outstanding retention and lacing.

The initial aroma is malty with fruity, floral, and grassy hop notes. It is simple, but very inviting. Each of the hop aromas is very easy to discern.

The brew has a solid bready and caramel malt backbone that hits the tip of the tongue. The mid-palate is greeted by a fruit melange of grapefruit, white grape, peach, and orange. Very well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. The finish provides tingly grassy hop and a touch of booze

The brew is solidly medium-bodied and creamy, with restrained carbonation. Very smooth with a neutral but satisfying finish.

A nice APA. The hops are very present, but the brew doesn't ever threaten to cross over into IPA territory, as the fruity malty notes remain the star. Tasty.

Aug 03, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a brighter orange color that is medium cloudy. Classic pale ale color. A strong white lacy head that fades rather quickly. (4.0)
Aroma: Huge aromas of tropical flavors. Some ripe orange, pineapple, mango with a dank earthy sweetness. Smells just like an IPA. Tons of hops here. (4.0)
Flavor: Taste follows the nose with a strong tropical fruit flavor. Ripe orange, pineapple, mango, papaya, melon. Follows into piney bitterness. A decent pale malt backbone to finish slightly sweeter than IPA. (4.0)
Feel: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol detected. Malt body clears off the bitterness. A little sweetness left on the tongue. Slightly lower rating due to the expense of the higher ABV (3.5)

Overall: A great pale ale. It's old but remains new-age and dry-hopped. Tons of hop flavors and aromas. Due to the alcohol and hops, you could almost call this an IPA, but there is enough malt body to reach the pale ale balance. I would describe it as a dry-hopped IPA with an even stronger pale malt backbone to clean it off. If it were truly a pale ale, I would give it outstanding reviews for flavor, however with the dry-hopping and creeping ABV, the rating slips a bit as I have to evaluate it more as an IPA. Still a great beer that remains great even in today's hop craze. (Final Rating: 3.9)

Jul 07, 2019
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HipCzech from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Hay Merchant (Houston, TX), served in a shaker pint. Clear, golden, with a thick, foaming head of fine white foams. Leaves a terrific coating of lace. Lightly piney aroma with citrus, cracker and slight tropical fruit. Clean, hoppy flavor with more pine and citrus, just enough pale malt and slight caramel, and a nice, crisply herbal bitter close. Medium body with fine, creamy smooth carbonation. A balanced and highly drinkable pale ale that might be mistaken for an IPA.

Jun 13, 2019
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sjdevel from Utah

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice slightly hazy golden color - huge 3 finger head that is nice and frothy - decent head retention and nice lacing after it recedes.

Not as aromatic as I had hoped for - some malt, pine, mango, citrus, slight cracker

Tastes of tropical hops with some pine/juniper berry undertones - slightly sweet but fades out to dryness - nice pineapple and mango aftertaste - there's some caramel notes and slight woodiness

Feel is pretty light bodied - felt a bit too thin for me

Overall a great pale ale - I enjoyed it but it isn't my favorite and can't see it being a regular - nice though

Jun 09, 2019
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depechemode1983 from Texas

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out cloudy amber. Head is a little fizzy and off-white. It doesn't stick around very long. Just a few spots of uneven lacing here and there.

The nose is very sweet and tropical. Pineapple and mango mostly. There's also a lemon zing to it.

More bitter than the nose would lead you to believe. Still get a tad sweetness from it but those citrus fruits dominate. This one is straight forward. Its delicious to say the least.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied a slick. Feels wet and a bit oily. Carbonation on the medium side.

Aug 21, 2018
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HenryPorter7777 from Oklahoma

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Odell Brewery offering: dry hopped extra pale ale, seasonal summer, with 46 IBUs. Pours golden amber with a 1/2” head that dissipates soon enough; nice lacing to finish. If you’re looking for a solid warm-weather beer that’s not-too-hoppy, not-too-bitter, this is a good brew for you. It’s “all there”, but nothing in-your-face. This would clearly be a good “all-day” choice as well, and solid with burgers and more. I had this from a 12oz can; would really like to try from the tap. 6.5% ABV.

Aug 09, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, best by date is 3 months from today, served in a snifter glass. Not sure what their bottling code practices are. Pour is slightly darker golden orange body, thick one finger frothy white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smell is faint grapefruit, a bit of lemon, moderate toasted grain, leafy resin. Flavour is a clean grapefruit and herbal resin, sort of floral/leafy, bit of toasted grain, light caramel. Standard pale ale flavours, with a nice medium body, refreshingly mild-moderate bitter herbal resin, otherwise a very solid drinking pale ale.

Jun 14, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper color with rich head and sticky lacing
N: Pine, light hops and malt.
T: Resin up front with a mild hops flavor and some malt and citrus.
M: Light
O: I really liked this one, very easy to drink and I dig the Resin notes, really nice out by the pool.

May 12, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent pale ale, and great summer drinker.

Deep yellow in color, with a malt forward nose.

Flavor is pleasant, again make forward with a clean floral hop finish.

Aug 20, 2017
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RyanK252 from California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Grassy, citrus zest, light tropical fruit, floral, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Bright, citrus zest, lemon and tangerine, tropical fruit, passion fruit, grassy, floral, floral, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Light and bright pale ale. Tasty summer beer.

Aug 19, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Only recently having discovered Odell, I'm impressed particularly by St. Lupulin.
While Odell makes appeals to hop-heads, I found it very balanced... a brew that a malt-head like me would enjoy in a session. Its use of hops is subtle and the malts are well-blended. My only mistake was that I planned to have this with Indian leftovers and, with the onset of those spices, St. Lupulin's delicate spicing got lost. My loss.
I will have St. Lupulin again soon.

Aug 14, 2017
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princessbay710 from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The pour is yellow gold with coral like lacing. To me this beer is lacking in any strong direction anywhere, yet sunny. It has a wonderful and slightly frothy mouthfeel, and is exceptionally session-able for having 6.5 ABV.

Aug 07, 2017
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HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow/orange, light, mildly opaque beer. Little head that maintains a small ring as it travels down the glass. Nice wash of lacing.

Smell is pretty toned down like a standard pale ale - mostly some grass, faint lemon, smooth. Taste is a little tart, where the floral hops, grass, lemon, and pale malts show their true character. Yeasty malts are muted by the array of sunny charm.

It is definitely a turned up APA, with a tiny bit of bitterness. Really light and the easy drinking aspect is really nice. Slightly hydrating to the pallet.

Aug 07, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous sunburst yellow orange with a gentle hazing and a fluffy finger of slight off-white foam.

Fresh cut grass, biscuits, and subtle lemon.

Grassy and resinous hop flavor up front followed by a crackery sweet malt character.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, balanced, slightly dry finish.

Overall, a nicely balanced ale and quite drinkable!

Jul 16, 2017
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a pale amber yellow with an average head. The aroma is soft with notes of lemon, cracker malts, pepper, melon, fresh earth, and light tobacco. The flavor offers up mild lemon oil , light cracker malts, underripe lemon, woodsy hops, and mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is very light and foamy. Overall it is a decent beer with nice complexity, but a bit lighter and less intense than I would like.

Jun 29, 2017
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle with an expiration of 8/10/17. The beer pours a deep amber with a short, thick, edit head that leaves nice lacing.

The smell is fresh, grassy hops tending toward tropical, but otherwise nothing strong or distinctive.

The taste had a strong, bready malt base that holds up some decent piney and tropical hops. It's well balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium to high carbonation and slightly thick/oily.

Overall it's a pretty good beer. It's a little heavy on the malt for me, but easy to drink.

Jun 27, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with a quarter inch of tightly packed dishwater white. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of piney hops and light malt. I'm tasting piney hops and light, biscuity malt. Very well balanced. The mouth offers a light stickiness and is a lightly resinous.

Jun 21, 2017
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CO-Bloom from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Bright, clear, light bronze. Long lasting head and sticky lacing. Lighter color than most pales, which to me is often a good sign of that I will enjoy the malt to hop balance.
S- Fairly muted but what I get is very pleasant. Pine, citrus, sweet bready malt.
T- Super well balanced in sweetness to bitterness, although flavor is all hops. Very little malt presence but not bitter. Pine, and citrus is really all I get. Not all that complex as far as hop flavors but so well executed.
F- Middle of the road for a pale, not heavy but not thin either. A very quaffable pale while remaining serious flavor and bite.
O- I love early everything Odell does. Because they are a large established brewery (relative to "craft") they don't get much hype but they are one of my all time favorite breweries and they are so stinking consistent. Different hop profile to their IPA, (which is very fruit forward to me) which some may or may not like as much but same flawless execution.

Jun 09, 2017
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Fowdy from Idaho

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pale golden amber. One finger white head with medium thin lacing.

Smell: hint of citrus. Some malts. A hint of sweet.

Taste: a balanced brew with some citrus. Crisp taste with a Hint a of pine.

Feel: perfect carbonation and easy drinking. As always Odell's makes an outstanding beer.

Overall: it is good experience to drink this ale. I prefer more bitterness but that is why it's not an IPA.

May 10, 2017
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O_Cervejeiro from Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a beautiful transparent gold with a thin ivory head.
Aroma: Less aroma then I was expecting given the name. A little sour with notes of citrus.
Taste: Very clean taste with just a hint of sour and a hint of malt grains. Good balance between hops and malt.
Feel: Effervescent with a mild bite.
Overall: Decent beer with a clean taste. A little sour, surprisingly, and not particularly hoppy, but certainly enjoyable.

May 07, 2017
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