St. Lupulin
Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #194
Ranked #8,104
4.06 | pDev: 9.61%
Oct 18, 2021
Jun 02, 2009
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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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Scrappy notes from 2018.
Chilled 6 pack. 12 ounce can poured into a pint glass. Looks deep orange with about a 2 inch white head. Smelling hops and caramel malts. Dry hopped yet wet tasting like a fresh squeezed ale. Not citrusy, a little sweet, a hint of green tea, kind of grassy & herbal, clean fast hops encompassed by great tasting malt flavor. Fairly light overall. This could be a daily brew! It is an excellent APA.

Oct 18, 2021
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 13, 2020
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KTCamm from New Jersey

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
4.1 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Feb 21, 2020
4.27 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 05, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by woemad from Washington

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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4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
4.75 by JacksonPM from Indiana on Sep 07, 2019
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3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

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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4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by nickles from Illinois

Outstanding beer. Has the palate and character of a fine craft ale but goes down like a miller lite. Would definitely buy this again.

Aug 22, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

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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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

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
3.49 by ndrwmngn from New York on Jul 27, 2019
3.94 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 12, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

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
3.19 by whitewizard from Arizona on Jul 05, 2019
4.1 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Jun 26, 2019
3.84 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Jun 23, 2019
4 by richj1970 from Alabama on Jun 21, 2019
3.93 by btbcolo from Colorado on Jun 16, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HipCzech from Texas

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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3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by sjdevel from Utah

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
3.79 by Nvrmind16 from California on Jun 08, 2019
4 by paulish from New York on May 27, 2019
3.99 by jenrhart from Minnesota on May 12, 2019
4.04 by Dalbeast from Wyoming on May 11, 2019
3.98 by omahawk from Nebraska on May 04, 2019
3.84 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
3.48 by Jwhit from Kansas on Nov 02, 2018
4.71 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Oct 17, 2018
4.06 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
3.99 by Berknerj from Illinois on Oct 07, 2018
4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Oct 01, 2018
4.05 by lrend13 from Wisconsin on Sep 29, 2018
4.19 by scream from Wisconsin on Sep 01, 2018
3.89 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Aug 25, 2018
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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by depechemode1983 from Texas

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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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HenryPorter7777 from Oklahoma

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
3.95 by labisch from Michigan on Jul 29, 2018
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