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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

St. Lupulin pours a bronze color with a small barley lacing head. A bitter aroma, with hints of apple. Taste is a a bit sweet, with a noticeable pine note, and finishes a little dry. Good body and feel. Overall, tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a reddish gold that is slightly opaque and has as nice white head that is short and settles leaving little to no lacing down the glass.

the nose is sweet pepper, bread, pine, grass, and malt with some peppery hops.

The taste is a very dry malt bed with a sharp peppery hop flavor that is bitter but not too bitter. the dry and bitter come together quite well.

The mouthfeel is rich and just right for this style.

Overall this is an exceptional ale and very enjoyable.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Semi-clear golden amber, with a huge frothy head of off-white suds. Thick, spider-web lace.

Aroma: Crisp tropical and citrus fruit hops. Quite pleasing.

Taste: Smooth and hoppy, with a well-executed balance between the hops and malts. Oh-so drinkable and another winner from the impeccable Odell.

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Photo of StephenM
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at The Café, Ames, IA. Pours a honey-orange hue, clear, with moderate 2-finger cream colored head. Aroma is assertive, pleasing, citrus and floral hops, noticeable even before pouring from the bottle. Flavor follows suit, with very fragrant citrus and floral notes, even ginger-like spice, bitterness is pleasingly balanced with mildly sweet malt. Feel is refreshing with moderate carbonation, clean finish, alcohol seems less assertive than the IBV would predict. Overall, a delicious and refreshing Pale Ale, which paired very well with the grilled salmon I was having, and one I would love to have any time it is available!

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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 FBarber
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque but clear copper color. Thin white head dissipates quickly leaving a thin layer of spotty foam and some spotty lacing.

Smell is very bright, citrusy and herbal. Notes of lemon sage, lemon, pine and some mild cracker malt notes.

Taste is very light, and bright. toes of lemon, lemon sage, and some pine come through. Solid malt backbone that is light and gentle. Flavor gives way to a bitter hoppyness that has some strong pine and grass notes. Very drinkable.

Feel is light and crisp. medium carbonation. Perfect all around for a america pale ale.

Overall a really nice APA from Odell. Interesting and more unique flavor profile for an APA especially with the lemon sage like aroma/flavor. I'd drink this again if I ever come across it again.

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks damn good. Light amber. Thin lace.

Smell as the first thing to hit me. Literally as soon as the cap cracked, before it was even off, I could smell this ale. Floral, and piney.

Tastes great. Definite hop presence and bitterness, but not overwhelming. Quintessential APA. Goes down WAY too smooth for such a high ABV. Crisp, buttery crack taste that unfolds into floral and piney sensations on the palate.

Feels so smooth, like fizzy silk on my tongue.

Damn fine job, Odell. Cheers!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper colored pour, with good clarity and 2/3" white head. Aroma was packed with dry hops. Light body, big time hops.

What it does great is pack a nice amount of hops without going heavy on bitterness or crystal malt. Instead of pushing the citrus aspect with rind and lemon, they went with the hops to bring out the citrus flavors that go beyond lemon/grapefruit.

Really impressive how green the hop flavor is for a beer made almost as far away from harvest time as you can come up with.

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is not sessionable.. sorry. but it is 6.5% alcohol. For all that it is tasty, but not as good as the fantastic year round 7% Odell IPA, or the great double from Odell, Myrcenary. It tastes like Myrcenary light. Which is to say not as good. Here is the thing: Odell only makes very tasty beers. Good not great is my rating. Not trying to diss on the fine beers that come from Odell. Odell's Myrcenary, and IPA are world class in this tasters opinion. My taste runs to: Pliny the Elder, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin, Odell IPA, Odell Myrcenary, Deshuttes Fresh Squeezed IPA, and Stone Delicious IPA. All of those are tops of my beer list, and none of them are sessionable.

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Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A beautiful orangish yellow with a great head and nice lacing. Fragrant with smells of orange and grass, clean and crisp. The taste is fruity and refreshing. Another great beer from Odell.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seasonal, had to try it.

St. Lupulin pours a honey-amber color with 20% opacity and a towering head of 3 fingers. Head sticks around for awhile and leaves tons of lace. Average to above-average display.

Doesn't smell like much but from what I can gather it's mostly fresh, floral, semi-sweet notes, cracker, and some light hop character. A pleasant and inviting aroma even if it's quiet.

Taste delivers ten-fold. A bright, crispy, crackery malt gives way to a beautifully bright yet not overly bitter hop flavor. The finish is bready and doughy, and invites for sip after sip.

The crisp and poppy feel of this beer is so perfect for summers on the deck, which is ironically what I am inbibing in. A slick, semi-dry finish wraps things up eloquently.

Overall, I wish I could say more about this beer but the fact is, it's simply a solid, sessionable, delicious pale ale without over-the-top bitterness or ridiculous ugly caramel flavors. A nice and welcome break from the west-coast tongue twisting Stone and Lagunitas.

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Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

This is an amazing looking brew, perfect looking clarity within the pale amber hue and the head drops a curtain of lacing down the glass. Smells of find citrus zest, wild flowers, and some breadiness. Smooth with a tight crispness, a good amount of body shows this beer is about balance as the maltiness builds up enough to keep the hops in check. Prick of hop bitterness, slightly toasted bread crust, pear-like fruitiness, kiss of caramel, and a mildly estery alcohol. Way too easy to knock back.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orange-yellow with a white frothy head. Head retention is moderate, with good lacing left behind. Aroma is light bodied with wonderful pine and resin hop notes. Slight biscuit malt background. The flavor profile is wonderfully crisp with notes of pine and resin hops, and sweet, bread malts. Mouth feel is thin, and easy drinking. Overall, this is an extremely good brew. Sipping it on the porch with the sun beaming down and the brew is performing wonderfully. A definite go-to, light bodied beer for the warm months.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of BWED
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Golden bronze. Creamy off white head. Great retention at two fingers. And decent lacing.

S- Floral, piney, orange-marmalade. Malt subtle but has the aroma of muffins.

T- Piney citrus. Flavorful but not overwhelming. Subtle sweet malt.

M- Medium body. Bitter but not lasting. Pretty clean finish.

O- I like how clean this one is, for how much hop it packs in.

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Photo of akolb
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Balanced floral, malty, citrus aroma. The taste has grapefruit, sweet caramel, earth, and mild bitterness. Also some complex herbs in there. A slightly creamy mouthtaste. Incredibly drinkable and flavorful, a great pale ale.

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Photo of Lastmanback
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer smells fantastic. Aromas of floral lemony pine, hints of honey, and grass.

Looks good out of the bottle. Decent amount of white foam with moderate lacing down the glass.

It tastes of hops. Loads of hops. citrus fruits. Slight hint of wheat in there also. Mild boozy/alcohol finish.

Good mouth feel. A long dry finish. Grassy flavours lingering for a while.

An excellent IPA. Not very sessionable unless you can handle strong beers and you really like hops.

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Photo of Groenebeor
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 Cannibalgasm
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with some visible bubbly carbonation. Head is one finger of white color that dissipates quickly but leaves behind some nice lacing.

S: Fruity with notes of grapefruit, melon, and mandarin. There is a fair amount of citrus and a nice herbal presence from the hops as well as some slight sweet malt notes. Well balanced and pleasant aroma.

T: Sweet malts are caramel flavors up front then you get the citrus and fruit flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, lemon and melon. The hops provide herbal floral flavors as well as pine. Very pleasant and balanced.

M: On the heavier side of light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation and a full crisp feel. Very smooth and refreshing to drink.

O: An incredibly well balanced and delicious brew. This is one of my favorite Pale Ales and a seasonal release I always look forward to. It has everything you could want in a good easy drinking pale. I highly recommend this brew as it frequently graces my tongue when its in season.

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Photo of CharlesStenner
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Smell: overwhelming sense of citrus which Is um... Discouraging for me. Hops aren't quite there (quite what I expected) the hops I do smell are happy hops. 3.25/5

Look: looks pretty good I don't have much to say. I'm just going to give it a 3.25 I can't contribute, it doesn't do much for me but doesn't discourage me from drinking it. 3.25/5

Taste: hops really coming through in the flavour, still a sharp citrusy taste, like when you lick a girl's armpit straight after a shower. All considered the flavour is better than the smell would suggest 3.5/5

Feel: sem feel average to ️poor again. I think it's my own personal distaste for beer and beverages afain. Blahblahblah I have a girlfriend and suck dicks, Danny is sexy. I wish I had his experience and taste in beer.

Overall: I hate it when Danny isn't around. He makes day to day activity worthwhile with his energy and smile. His laugh is like the music I want to make. His words are like poetry and his prose like art. I miss him when we're together and long for him when we're apart. I love you Danny ogle. 3.75/5

Spicy tomato crisps - pipers # great

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Photo of attine9
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is my go-to beer when I can get it, and my first review. Pours a golden honey color, very appetizing. The head is thin, white,and ephemeral. When you drink you get hit with a flowers/grass/orange, but as it warms up it's more like pine. The best from Odell and one of my favorite beers, gonna go grab another.

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Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in color with very little in the way of aroma. Like drinking a bit bowl of fruit with citrus juice. Sweet and mellow. Juicy and fresh. As good as plain old good gets.

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Photo of stevoj
3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottel from Boise Co-op. Mildly bitter pale ale, golden with wispy head. Very mild hop aroma, dry hops and malt in the taste, dry finish. I thought this was just Ok, not great....

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Photo of kbwalters
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold into a tulip glass. Best buy 8/14/14 which I think means it was bottled on 4/14/14. Consumed on 7/18. A little older than ideal.
Look = 4.5 Pours a hazy pale orange color with 3 fingers of frothy white head. Great retention and nice thick lacing. Clears as it warms.
Aroma = 4.0 Hop forward with mostly floral notes, a little earthy pine too. Some sweet malt balance. Smells great, improving as it warms.
Taste = 4.0 Gentle hops flavor, mostly floral with some balance provided by sweet malt on the backend. Only a very mild bitterness on the finish. Nice balance between hop flavor and bitterness.
Feel = 4.0 Low to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, nice mouthfeel.
Drinkability = 4.5 A really easy drinker, very balanced. Not overly hoppy or bitter, but nice easy drinking.
Overall = 4.125 A very solid APA. High drinkability, great appearance and very solid aroma, taste and feel. Well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 8/12/15 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of flowery hops
Head small (< two cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to frothy eight mm ring and layer.
Lacing fair – partial curtains and small islands of tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze
Flavor of floral hops; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25.

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Photo of MFMB
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful looking beer. Pours a golden hazy orange. Smells amazing! Hints of grapefruit and very fresh. Taste of citrus with a little bit of pine aftertaste. Really no malt presence to me. Loved this extra pale ale very much.

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