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:
#2,445
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
1,109
Liked:
965
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
9.58%
Alströms:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
223
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,109 |  Reviews: 310
Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very lovely, soft-yet-ever-present herbaceous high-mountain bouquet, reflecting the austere and rectified relationship to nature that is promised by the sobriquet "Saint Lupulin". The color, meanwhile, is a beautiful, quick-bubbling, and rather deep golden-brown that sort of belies that the "extra pale ale" designation—or, at least, defies expectations that would have one expecting a bright, even blanched-out blonde ale. But in each case, the characteristic that hold suzerainty is a paradoxically-effusive mildness: a sort of ne plus ultra epitome of golden-mean.

Indeed, for a beer that advertises its substantial dry-hopping, the lupuline payload is surprisingly soft-touch: good grassy notes meet clean; resinous alpine airs; but very little bitter elements, and a juiciness that is decidedly outstanding yet decidedly neither tropical nor piney, instead perhaps best described as "green" meeting "gold". Altogether, the flavors are rather fresh and free-wheeling atop a sturdy, honeyed-meal foundation—a basal layer that's perhaps a bit too sugary, a bit to weighted, and a bit too velvety for an "extra pale" ale.

But while I'd like the mouthfeel to assert more crispness, levity, and bite, it's nonetheless the only small ding in an otherwise very assured dry-hopped ale. Though I might quibble slightly with the "extra" placed before "pale ale," I'm not sure that St Lupulin could justly be qualified as an APA, either; and, given its clean and readily-consumable uber-moderation, I'm comfortable calling this an unconventional XPA.

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Photo of erikljohnson
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finish is flat...wanting more hop/ flavor

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Photo of Dlug84
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mswhite691
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Skagnetti
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of majorbase2
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, glowing golden-orange color with a medium sized white foam head. Recedes after a bit leaving a thin white head and a ring of lacing around the edges and some additional lacing that extends above that.

Aroma is very pleasant. Ripe citrus and pine lead it off. Grapefruit and mango. Floral hops. Citrus is nearly pungent, but in a good way. Very distinct.

Taste is a little heavier on the pine side. Mango and pineapple are still featured. Orange zest. A good deal of sticky, citrusy sweetness on the back end, with a dash of tart provided by that orange zest. Pine and grapefruit come through stronger as it warms.

Light, crisp and refreshing. Sweet, very easy to drink. Definitely a good summer beer.

Overall, another solid beer from Odell. An excellent APA for the summer months,

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

Photo of Floyd80108
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bear_brewski
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Strong hop flavor without any bitterness. Almost session-like.

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Photo of E-McFarden
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep gold, head is moderate and creamy white. I get caramel malt and light dried fruit smells backed by citrusy and piney aroma hops. Bittering hops are the first to fill the taste, and while some tiny hints of caramel malt flavors try to push their way through, the citrusy bittering hops hold strong through the end. This one is perfectly carbonated if poured correctly, and maintains a nice crisp finish. Although not initially wowing me on taste this brew does seem to become more complex as I drink it.

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Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

This is hoppy as most IPAs. Not too bitter in the finish. Big flavor.

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Photo of keng1343
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RJB66
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeInStl
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of nbrio85
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snacks
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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