St. Lupulin | Odell Brewing Company

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St. LupulinSt. Lupulin

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of kkrez
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from notes:

This extra pale ale drinks light like a refreshing pale ale, but it also has the hop profile of an IPA which will please even the biggest hop heads.

It pours a golden yellow.

Aroma is of citrus and grapefruit hops

The taste of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, grass and pine hops play off a light malt base perfectly.

As drinkable as this beer is, at 6.5% you must be careful you don’t drink too much or you might wake up confused at 5am laying face down next to the pool.

Overall, this is one of my favorite summer seasonal beers.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sixer direct from Odell, not sure on the price.

A: Cloudy gold/almost on the orange end of the spectrum, about 65% opacity, white cap about 1/4 of an inch thick, pretty fair retention, nice clumply lacing. Nice looking beer.

S: Hop resins, big time grapefruit, sweet malt undertones really blend nicely with the intense hop note. Almost perfume like in quality. Quite nice.

T: Bitter citrus hops, slightly piney, really low malt presence, but what is there is somewhat sweet, and caramel in character, hops are almost soapy after the beer is swallowed, really hits what it should for a pale ale. A little more to the hoppy side, but thats okay.

M: Thin, crisp carbonation, and dry. This hits the mouth perfectly on a hot day.

D: Wow, one of the easiest hoppy beers I've had to drink. Not overly bitter, and extremely crisp and refreshing. Great summer seasonal, and really a nice beer. Makes me wonder if an XPA should be a classification, not quite a pale ale, but not quite an IPA.

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Photo of TheSSG
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a frothy, resiny head. Sweet aroma of citric hops. Dark, straw color. Starts with a rich, pine and citrus hop flavor that peaks at a medium-high bitterness. It wells into a lovely, bright citrus hoppiness. The finish is citrus rind and a slight malt sweetness.

This is absolutely fantastic. Odell perfectly nails the "hoppy, yet not unpleasantly bitter" balance. All the joys of the hops, and none of the unpleasant parts. This is the only brewery from out West that I truly miss.

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Photo of Durge
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of emaciated
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery

A-Yellow with a nice white head

S-Citrus hops, a little malt

T-Grapefruit, hoppy bitterness. Some malty sweetness.

M-Smooth with some carbonation

O-A great hop forward pale ale that is easy to drink. My favorite beer from Odell.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 9/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, earthy, and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and grass. Big presence of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Big floral and herbal hop presence with earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Solid malt presence with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid hoppy aroma that is very IPA like.

Taste: Like it smells, a very earthy and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with notes of damp grass and pine resin. Good backing of malt with sweet notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and yeast. Very hop forward. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily and chewy. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A really good take on a APA. Very good taste of citrus and earthy hops with a nice malt backing. One of the better hop forward versions of the style.

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Photo of acelin
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a freaking amazing pale ale. It's really pushing the pale ale category, but in a way, it's just Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but better.

L: Light yellow amber, with a nice fluffy white head that clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of awesome resiny and grapefruit. Really hard to detect some malt in the nose, with how great the hops are.

T: This is an IPA in every way - how is it not? At 6.5% ABV, and this hop content, it's an IPA. It may not have the IBUs, but why does that matter when you're getting slammed with every possible hop flavor?

F: spot on for the style.

This should be a year around beer.

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Photo of PerHops
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful light orange with a head that dissipates very quickly.

S- citrus and banana and a nuts

T- Really good, better than I thought it would be. Really close to an IPA, but less resinous. I got citrus, then banana bread, then a finish that was moderately bitter and showed some minerals.

M- Medium carbonation fits perfectly for this beer.

O- Very impressed. I could easily see this becoming one of my regulars in the fridge.

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Photo of iSip
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell Lupulin Pale Ale: This seasonal from Odell has a rich golden body topped with a pillowy head and a great aroma to drawn in slowly. It is very smooth, almost a luxurious feel to it, with flavor that is full but well balanced. Nice malt tone throughout with great hop flavors coming and going, but no bitter or bite. The Lupulin is an extraordinary pale ale. Congrats to the folks at Odell.

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Photo of Dotcubed
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got a six pack of these at Macadoodles (not sure of spelling) in northern arkansas.

My last one on a day of driving chilled down in a sink full of ice water. In a hotel water glass it has a nice golden color. Light amount of lace to it. Moderate hop aroma. Not overt. Lightly hints of cedar, looks lame but smells like it's got game.

Bready, hopped up a bit, but light. medium level bitterness that lasts for a few moments. Some malt to balance it. Lingering grapefruit peel & lemon flavor. Crisp refreshing stuff. One step from an IPA.

Good body to it. Not too light or heavy.

Pretty good purchase considering that their age makes the flavors deteriorate.
Very drinkable. But for how long is anyone's guess since they don't date bottles.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The new Summer seasonal from Odell. Bring on the Summer!

Clear golden body and fluffy white head. Bright, sweet, fruity hop aroma. Toasty malt, bright, fruity hops. Turns grassy, mildly bitter and dry on the finish. Sharp bitterness, the hops create a long, lasting finish.

Flavorful, hoppy, but low on bitterness given the depth of hop flavor. Great APA, fun new seasonal, a perfect example of the benefit of dry-hopping. Finding a beer this good in a 6pk doesn't happen often. Grab it while you can!

What a fantastic year for Colorado beer. Keep 'em coming boys.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this wonderful brew on tap. Poured into a pint glass; it's a lovely, clear golden color with dense white foam that leaves lacing down the glass.
The aroma is citrus, pineapple and mango and a hint of candied fruit and sweet biscuit.
The taste SO delivers. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of pine bitterness at the end.
The mouthfeel is awesome! Smooth and creamy. The alcohol is totally hidden.
Overall, a delicious and very refreshing pale ale. Among my favorites in this style.

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Photo of brewdub17
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light traces of copper are found in a gold base but looks a little bland. Beautiful lacing covers a half-empty glass

Smell: Amazing fresh citrus and complex floral aromas of the hops jet out of the head.

Taste: Near perfect combination of light grain and flavorful crisp hops give the beer a steady mellow "punch" of flavor.

Mouthfeel: The abundant flavors cover your entire mouth with great tastes

Drinkability: Though it is too high of ABV to consider it a "session beer", it does not reveal any flavors of alcohol and gives it great drinkability.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

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Photo of johnyeast
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A familiar sweet smell of Odell's hop profile. A bit of maltiness in there. Amber in color with a slight white head. The bitterness of the hops is combined with the sweetness of the hops and malt and creates a good balance. Not the bite of their IPA which I love and which makes this a bit more drinkable. Once again Odell's has produced an incredibly balanced and quality beer. I am lucky that I live in FTC.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think what makes this beer so nice is the full hop aroma and flavors, but the more balanced, maybe even subdued bitterness. The blending is done so nicely. Even hop oil quality without excess.
Classic APA appearance with gold/amber, mostly clear body covered by an initially rich head that laces and then settles out.
Enough hops to leave an oily quality on the teeth, but smooth and tasty bittering.
Solid moderate feeling with an enjoyable creamy quality.
All around more than solid APA. A very nice drinker and perfect summer quaffer.

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Photo of SamN
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale reddish orange color. Quite clear and sort of pale coloring. Tremendous soapy head floats happily atop the liquid. I can already see the wonderful lacing the loose, resiny head will leave behind.

S- Piney hops, flowering trees, nutty caramel malts, a strong ganja nose. Woodiness, deeper scents of apricots or other such fruits and edged smells of corn syrup. Quite good and with more complexities than I expected. I feel like I say that about every Odell brew, something unexpected. Hops forward pale ale with strong malt backbone.

T- Mmm, great balance at work here. I can almost physically feel the flavors shifting on my palette. Strong hops crescendos early in, than quickly turns a 180 to softly sweet malt with nether truly dropping off the radar. Oily, slight burning hops bittered finish. Lots of subtlety built in and planned out. Wonderful use of dry-hopping for deeper hops characteristics. This is just such a good beer.

M-Perfect amount or carbonation in this, perfect medium sized body, great pulls from the glass, even the foamy head caresses your mouth upon deep pulls. A truly great feel to this.

D- Almost flawlessly drinkable. Perfect balance without sacrificing the natural complexities of each ingredient, and some of the best dry hopping characteristics I've found in a beer for a while. Pretty sessionable for it's size, but I can see this pairing great with spicy fish seafood.

Damn good beer, another hit from Odell's!

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Photo of maedhros09
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy darkish-gold with one finger white head that leaves some lacing and film with a few bubbles
Smell: Fresh citrus and pine
Taste: Malty sweet with rich, fresh citrusy hops, finishing with moderate bitterness. Yum.
Feel: Medium body, nice (typical) carbonation

Overall: Delicious and well balanced, as is expected from Odell. Great hops character without too much bitterness thanks to the dry hopping. The only caveat is that for a summer seasonal it is a bit heavier than you might expect.

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Photo of CrossFitAlex
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Muddy Pig in Saint Paul, MN.

The bear had a reddish, orange, almost rust like color with nice head and carbonation.

Tasting notes: Smells piney, slight citrus, lots of grapefruit and marijuana. Foamy with a wet - hoppy feel. Pine and citrus. Mouthfeel was "chewy." Very citrusy. Hidden but noticeable alcohol bite.

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Photo of tito42
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to a Blvd. Smokestack tulip. Best by 09/16/2011.

A: Hazy and golden with a somewhat thin white head that sticks around nonetheless and leaves nice lacing.

S: Earthy, peaty hops, grapefruit, and hibiscus.

T: Very earthy tones, a strong presence of peat. Slight floral and grapefruit notes with a distinctive, peppery hops finish. A bit of an earthy aftertaste. Complex.

M: Perfect. Creamy without being chunky or overly sweet. A nice hops bite without drying out the palate too much.

O: Excellent pale ale. Not for the feint of heart, a bit hoppier than most, and certainly more earthy than any other I've had. But well crafted, complex, and has a sensational mouthfeel.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a mason jar.

A - Pours a very nice light copper color with some nice light orange hues. There is a nice thin white head that recedes to a thin film.

S - Delicious citric hop character up front with some nice biscuit malt up front. Very nice hop profile with some mild pine resin as well.

T - Very grassy and earthy hop character. Nice fresh citric and hopy character up front. Cannabis and some nice biscuit malt are also present. There is a nice similarity to the Odell IPA. Except with a bit less hop citrus flavor.

M & D - Nice crisp and light bodied refreshing beer with very nice hop and malt profile. This would be a good intro to craft beer newbies juts like SNPA is used for this many times.

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Photo of smulkowski
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best by 9/16/11, poured into shaker pint.

Nice very pale copper/honey color. Nice head dissipated somewhat quickly, relatively nice lacing for the strength of this beer.

Nose is of light pleasant floral hops, some citrus tending towards sweeter orange aroma.

Relatively light mouthfeel, nice citrus and herbal/floral aftertaste. The dry hop characteristic of this seems much more significant than the bittering hop characteristic. A bit of a honey aftertaste as well.

This is a nice beer, although probably not sessionable (6.5%), it drinks kind of like a session beer. This could be dangerous on a hot day.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear gold with a finger of gold head. Nice citrus hop aroma with a hint of ginger?! Starts out with some piney, green hop flavor. Seems very fresh and alive. Light bodied. Not overly bitter, but there is a lot of hop flavor that really lingers. Good example of why I like seasonal beers. The freshness of this beer is evident which is good for this style.

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Photo of whynot44
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear coppery gold color with a respectable off-white head that sticks around fairly well and produces some really nice lace.

The aroma is mainly grapefruit and pine resin with hints of bready malt.

The taste also starts with a nice kick of piney citrus hops followed by a mild bready malt with hints of caramel and honey. The finish is lingering pine resin, crisp and refreshing for the hopheads out there.

Light/medium bodied, very easy to drink. The label calls it "extra pale ale", evidently the extra is alcohol and hops, which to me nudges this up to an India pale ale, put still a nice all purpose brew.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,071 ratings.
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