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St. Lupulin | Odell Brewing Company

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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

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Added by GilGarp on 06-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,543
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,112
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
223
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,112 |  Reviews: 311
Photo of Devman171
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sudsking
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Attractive golden amber, very aromatic with hints of citrus and pine. Will definitely take some home with me.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. The best by date says this one is good for another two-and-a-half months. Poured right from the fridge into a pint glass.

L: Pours a golden amber with about an inch of off-white head that quickly dissipates but has a good amount of cling. Quite clear, with a slight amount of visible carbonation.

S: Fruity bouquet: there's pineapple, muskmelon, and a bit of citrus coming through. There's a bit of bready malt underneath the more assertive hop aromas. Nice nose.

T: Interesting flavor profile for a self-proclaimed extra pale ale. It's got a real sweetness to the front end, partially attributable to the caramel malts but also registering as a fruit-like sweetness--I'm getting a real pineapple and melon vibe. There are also floral and pine hop notes that begin in the front and continue into the middle and back. There's a bit of a lemon zest to that middle, and that seems to carry over a bit into the back end, where those pine and floral hops bring on a bit of bitter. This one ends very cleanly.

F: This one is a bit heavier-bodied than I expected from the style. It's certainly bright, but it has a smoothness to its entire life on the palate that I wasn't expecting. As mentioned, it's very clean-finishing.

O: This is a very tasty ale, however one decides to categorize it. I really like that it doesn't try to be an overwhelming hop explosion but instead allows flavors to develop and blend nicely on the palate. It definitely tastes like summer in the outdoors.

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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

St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,112 ratings
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