St. Lupulin | Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin
BA SCORE
87%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 1,109 ratings
St. LupulinSt. Lupulin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GilGarp on 06-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,449
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
1,109
Liked:
965
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
9.58%
Alströms:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
222
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Pours a semi-clear orange-yellow color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Distinct rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrus zest with a noticeable soapy aroma. Taste is of malt and citrus zest and floral hops again with a slightly soapy flavor like the smell. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I wouldn't get it again. I am glad I got to try this one though as Odell isn't distributed to CA.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

an almost genre defining american pale ale. has all the complex hop characteristics you look for, but also has something all of its own. a jazzy light to medium mouthfeel despite the higer abv make this a magical back porch session. there are hop flavors in this beer that i have never tasted in another brew, it somehow gets to the essence of hops, without being major bitter. its just a real treat. bravo odell!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easing off the hop bombs for a minute, the waiter at Bittercreek suggested this offering.

This beer appears a clear medium amber hue, with one finger of soapy pale beige head, which leaves some nice hanging puffy lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of mild bready malt, and herbal, fruity hops. The taste is bready caramel malt, mildly bitter orchard fruit pith, and herbal undertones. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, and smooth. It finishes with some soft bitter hops, and a rising bready maltiness.

Like a good little APA, this approaches, but does not dare to meet the IPA boundaries - easy to drink, enjoyable, and a welcome respite for various parts of my palate.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into half pint glass in the Oslo pub in Salthill, Ireland. Reviewed from notes. The price was obscene in Ireland.

A: Two finger head of fair thickness but little cream. Hazy yellow-bronze colour.

Sm: Estery hops - grapefruit? Bittering hops.

T: Very hoppy estery build with a grapefruity finish. Some citrus orange on the finish. Bittering hops on the climax. Ruby candy aftertaste (you'll know it when you taste it!). Floral tones. Built well for the style and nicely balanced.

Mf: Wonderful coarseness and dryness. Complements the flavour.

Dr: A wonderful summer ale. It obscures its ABV very well. Quite delightful, but don't make the mistake of buying it in Ireland when you're from the state it's brewed in. Oops.

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

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-influenced golden color with a two finger head; decent retention and quite a few strands of lace

Smell: Biscuity malt with strong floral tones; piney hops, underneath

Taste: Opens with the biscuity malts laying a slightly sweet, toffee-influenced backbone; in the middle, the piney hops add a bitter, but floral aspect which comes into balance with the malts after the swallow, with the finish adding a citrusy edge

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Another quality hoppy beer from Odell; much better than the typical APA

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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, pale gold color with hints of orange. It had a small, white, pillowy head of foam that left minimal lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, floral notes and rich pine. Some subtle burnt toast aromas, too.

T - It tasted fairly spicy with a citrus kick. It had a nice roasted malt backbone.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a really good APA. I took a sixer of it to a barbeque and found it to be very easy drinking and enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from fishpondmanager. Thanks!

Appearance: Hazy pale amber body capped by a finger of froth. The body clears up a bit as it warms, suggesting chill haze.

Smell: Really nice hop bouquet, very floral and citrusy. Centennial is evident, lending some fantastic floral notes. There's a touch of mango, and a slight yeastiness that works well with the hop profile.

Palate: Low in bitterness, high in juicy, fruity, floral hop flavor. Something of a centennial showcase, this is great stuff. Mango and pineapple make a brief appearance, followed by an herbal, slightly chalky cascade note. The mouthfeel is remarkably soft and silky, really the high point of the beer. The malt backbone is doughy, subtle, lightly sweet - present enough to give the great hop flavors a foundation. There isn't much bitterness to the finish - just enough to prevent the beer from having a hollow aftertaste.

Overall: This destroyed my expectations. A great pale ale with an outstanding mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a smaller pint glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head. Slight hazed orange gold color. Lots of active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Fruity pebbles with floral hops. Light malt flavor. More fruity pebbles.

Taste: Not so much fruity pebbles here. Citrus flavors instead. Lots of dry grassy hops. A bit like summit epa, but more citrus.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and hoppy with a resin feel to it.

Overall, a really nice epa. Started out weird with the aroma, but got past that with the taste and it was decent. Nice drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from COBeerBuff.

A: Pours with large 1.5 finger head with lots of bubbly pot marks, but it retains well, very orange wheat like color with some pale golden hue, very hazy.

N: Nice clean hop aromas, slight citrus and pine, some nice malty aromas as well, and almost juicy hop nose wafting from this. It has a beautiful hop smell that I wish could make a perfume out of.

T: Starts with a strange flat and bad malt taste that is somewhat bad, perhaps this is too old. The beer was really good up to here. I'll take a few more sips and see if my palate is just destroyed. After a few more sips I still have a slight rotten malt taste, but there is a nice hop taste that seems to follow it well. Some citrus and pine but light, pretty juicy and clean hop taste with a nice bitter following. It seems like it would have a great malty taste that isn't overpowered by the hops, but the hops clearly reign over. It has a slight biscuit taste as well, and the more I drink the more that funky malt disappears. Perhaps it was something on my palate, or perhaps my mouth is just getting used to it and finding the other nice flavors now.

Edit: Now that I'm almost through, I can't taste any off flavors at all. Its actually really refreshing and tasty. Not much for malts at all anymore and lots of nice juicy hops.

M: Somewhat thick but not very, and slightly hop oil sticky, decent carbonation

F: The finish is one of the best parts, along with the nose. I starts slightly sweet but finishes semi dry and has a nice hop bitterness that is very clean and really balances off the tongue as it dries and leaves you refreshed. It's got a really nice lingering pale taste that doesn't over power anything.

Final thoughts: A nice bitter pale ale that has a great hop taste, very clean and refreshing, slightly juicy, nice malt backbone that could have some off or old flavors but its hard to tell. I would love to get this fresh and review it again. Thanks again Chase!

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3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in August 2009.

A: Pours a slightly-hazed gold color with a white head.

S: Citrus and earthy hops along with a bit of sweetness. A little bit muted, even for a pale ale.

T: Quite similar to the smell. Even for a pale ale, and especially for a Western pale ale, this one is a little heavy on the biscuit flavors, leaving the floral and citrus hops in the background.

M: Light-to-medium body with a nice dry crispness.

D: Nice and quaffable, but not one of my favorites from our visit that day.

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Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Must be the most perfume-like beer I've ever had. Clouds of pixie dust and after-shave lotion. Crisp and sharp with some malt underneath. Fruity with citrus fragrance but not so much of the bitter peel. Such an odd and distinctive taste but hard to put into words. Herbal with a slight sweet touch, flowery and grassy. Looks nice in the glass with decent lacing and the pale golden color.

Worth trying, but it's not in the mainstream of the style, which is a good thing in my opinion. They call it an "extra pale ale," which seems fitting.

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden copper, with a finger of frothy bright-white head. This retains with roughly a ¼ finger of creamy foam, which soaps the sides of the glass with spotty lacing. The aroma is floral, with more of a spicy leafiness dwelling underneath. This mingles with notes of bitter citrus and sweet grains, giving this an overall green twang in the nose.

The taste has an assertive green bitterness, balanced by a good bit of sweetness from notes of caramel and bready feeling grains. A good bit of sweeter fruit starts to emerge as this warms but the more aggressive aspects of the hops win out in the end with a finish that is dry and bitter with pithy rind flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a prickly carbonation on the tongue, while the rest of the feel has more of a creamy and slick presence in the mouth. Any alcohol here is well hid, helping add to the overall smoothness.

While certainly solid, I think that this might have a bit of age on it, as this just lacked that fresh brightness that so many other reviews seem to mention. This was still well flavored and balanced and an overall refreshing quaff though. I’m going to be seeking this one out on draft when I’m in Idaho next month, as this really showed some potential.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87% out of 100 with 1,109 ratings
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