St. Lupulin | Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin
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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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Added by GilGarp on 06-02-2009

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a clear golden color with a strong white head that held a fine foam cap with a bubbly lace. This beer has a perfect appearance if done with a correct pour.

Smell: Sweet, citrus hops throughout, but just to the right degree. A touch of floral, perhaps herbal aromas peer through too.

Taste: The beginning starts subtle and sweet with an herbal tinge along with presence of citrus hops; the middle carries the hops, but plateaus them with such brilliance which holds the flavor and bitterness to a perfection; the end just barely sweetens the flavor from the tone of the hops. A perfect parabola of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, perfect carbonation, silky.

Overall: When this brew hit seasonally, I was astonished by the artwork. When I tried it, I was astonished by the brew itself. Perfect in every sense; taste, smell, look, feel, ABV... everything. It's on my top for Odell and beers in general. A perfect extra pale ale/APA.


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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station poured into an "imperial" 20 oz nonic pint glass. It was tapped the day before, so it's nice and fresh. I have to say that I *love* the use of negative space on the label. The foreground shows a hop farmer with runners of hops on either side, framing a field of hops in the distance, which also happens to give the impression of a beautiful glass of beer. Great stuff... but anyway, onto the beer.

Appearance - A golden amber hue with orange highlights topped with a generous two-finger head. The foam is frothy and just barely off-white, and takes quite awhile to dissipate, leaving quality lacing.

Smell - Intoxicating and aromatic, but subtle. I detect notes of citrus, floral hops and some hints of pine as well.

Taste - Delivers on the light but distinct promise of the smell. Faint citrus zest, piney resin and subdued hop bitterness. Enough to balance with the grainy base. The only issue I would take is that the flavor could be a tiny bit more pronounced, but it's a minor quibble.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent carbonation and a light body, but avoids getting into watery territory.

Overall a fantastic summer pale ale. This is what American pales should be for warmer weather. This one has instantly moved up near the top of my choices when it comes to APAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 3, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2013

Poured a caramel orange amber color with two fingers of khaki white head. Lots of bubbles on the side and coming up from the bottom. Good uneven lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled awesome floral hops right from the get-go. Also some citrus notes - tangerine, orange peel, grapefruit and lemon. Nice and flavorful.

First taste reminded me of the Odell IPA that I tried the night before, just not as strong. So that also means that it reminded me of Manzanita IPA and the Chaotic. Floral hops, more bitter than the smell. Could taste the alcohol for sure. Lemon grass and orange peel as well. Some butter notes.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

A pretty good pale ale. If you try the Odell IPA, you’re almost trying the same thing. But that is not a bad thing. Good beer.

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