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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Added by GilGarp on 06-02-2009

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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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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Totally loved this stuff. Super drinkable, amazing amounts of citrus, and a clean taste throughout. Best beer I had at Odell IMO. Cant wait to get some next year.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass. Best before 27 August 2015.
Clear yellow.
Clean, fine, floral hops. Elegant if not obviously impressive.
Fruity, mild, earthy, floral, bitter, and balanced. This is like an adult ginger ale, without any ginger. Maybe adult soda. It's spectacular. The flavor is constantly shifting, and it's long and welcome. A bit of spritz keeps it lively.
Highly recommended! At 6.5% the 'extra' is warranted with the pale.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured clear gold with a nice thick head on top. Aroma is very powerful fruit and some bitterness on it. Taste is a tropical, hop forward IPA. Minimal malt backbone -- fits kind of the ZD mold of APAs. Overall really good beer.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

from a 2 month old single into an imperial pint. Love the label.

a: big 3 finger puffy head with good retention and great lacing. goldish yellow, a little haze, some bubbles.
s: caramalt, biscuit, some ripe fruit

ok, I have this often enough and like it enough, that I'm going to make an exception and revisit/re-rate this. This time, it is on tap into a nonic, perfect 1 finger of off-white head, great retention. like above, but more floral, grassy and moderate there fruit? Yep, ripe apple and pear. And it adds some sweetness. There's also some English hoppiness with some tea-like qualities and some bitterness. This is a lot better on tap, fresh, than it was from a 2 month old bottle (...big surprise). Indeed...this is a very fine pale ale.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
2.92/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a faded amber color with a one finger white foamy head. Nice dissipation leaves runny messy lacing all about.
The smell starts off with some cooked caramel malts bleeding into a citrus rind. Light toast also balances.
The taste was mildly bitter with an okay semi-sweet citrus and caramel part to it.
The mouthfeel had a semi-bitter harshness from the citrus rind. I'd say it was light bodied.
Overall, for an APA, I wasn't that impressed. Glad I tried it, but pretty sure I'd have other seasonal APA's before this.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 08/06/15B; I felt lucky to find this in small town Missouri while visiting family
A - foamy ivory head slowly fades atop a light amber colored ale
S - citrus rind - grapefruit and mandarin come to mind, a bit tropical, some toasty grain and caramel malt in the nose too
T - juicy and fruity with mandarin, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grain, a but tropical, grassy, and peppery
M - medium bodied, a bit resinous, peppery bite on the tongue, fairly bitter finish
O - I've loved everything I've had from this brewery. Hope to find more on my next trip to Missouri.

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Photo of voduh
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The epitome of a balanced beer. I look for this every summer. Not much to review in my book. Just a really solid apa that hits all the marks without trying too hard in any area. Hoppy enough. Malty enough. Floral enough. Bubbly enough. Strong enough. Not "overly" anything.

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Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect beer. In fact it's the beer that first turned me on to the APA style. Pours pinkish/orange with a minimal head as well as minimal lacing (at least in my case). Smells light and floral, definitely citrusy, and almost piney..? Tastes citrusy and mildly hoppy, very very well balanced in terms of yeast, hop character, and citrus. Smooth feel, not overly carbonated and not assaulting. Overall, Odell proves once again that they are superiors brewers. I definitely will have this again.

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Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of grapefruit and mint. Slight willow tree scent.

Starts out savory with a caramel after taste. Mildly sweet with some woodiness and a mild hop flavor. Caramel and citrus flavor with a little cedar plank.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a decent APA.

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Photo of Myotus
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (best by date 12Aug15) into a Mikasa ale glass. Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that dissipates to a half fingers worth within 20 seconds. Bubbles are subtle. Pale golden in color. Moderate lacing. Strong aromas of floral hops, mild citrus hop aromas, hint of sugary notes and malts. Initial taste is strong with floral hop flavors that combine with a hint of citrusy hop flavors. Mild sugar notes finish off the taste. Medium-bodied, mild cabonation that tickles the tongue, crisp and dry finish. I know it's not the best APA out there, but this is definitely the best one I have tried thus far. I ❤ this brewery.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,073 ratings.
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