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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth and drinkable, yet very hoppy, IPA hoppy to be sure. Floral and a touch of earthy, as well as some pine, resin, and herbal notes.

Body is extremely crisp and hides the 6.5% ABV pretty well.

Definitely one that I'm going to include in my take home sixer.

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Photo of Sam-B
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks: Beautiful Russet golden appearance, slightly cloudy. Two or so fingers of head which retained it's shape for a short time before dissolving into a good looking film on the glass.

Smell: Hops, citrus, pine. Subtle malt hints.

Taste: Clean hoppy pale ale characteristics. Some citrus notes amongst other things. On the smooth side for a pale ale, well balanced in-spite of the strong hoppy tones. Some slight biscuit/cracker type notes detectable in the after taste. Delicious and summery, could even be a session beer.

Mouth: Moderately velvet and smooth feel, slightly oily towards the first few quaffs but settling into a delightfully cloud-like sensation. Excellent level of carbonation, just right to refresh your taste-buds.

Overall: Get it whilst you can, because it's not gonna hang around! Anyone with even a passing interest in any kind of pale ale really should give it a blast. Probably the best thing I've tasted in months!

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice gift from my parents during their visit!

Pours a clear russet gold leaving a nice touch of froth which slowly diminishes to a cap of white.

The nose consists of crisp malted barley with a touch of honey. The hop factor is well integrated providing a delicate balance. A floral aroma with some subtle spice.

The taste brings more clean malty flavor that is slightly sweet and very nice. More floral hop flavor and some citrus in the background. A great hop profile that is not overdone makes for a great session summerbrew.

The mouth feel is light, crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of fizz.

Overall this is one of my favorite pale ales. I really liked their 5 Barrel pale ale but this is even better! Bravo Odell's!!

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Dated 8-21-14, so must be a "best by" date since this is still July. Medium orange body with a light haze. Two finger off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a bit of lacing.

Wow - nice aroma for an APA. Heavy fruit notes that seem to be a blend of many types of fruit including citrus, tropical AND a peach note. Very light malt note in the background.

The taste follows the aroma but I expected it to be a little sweeter based on the aroma. But, that's OK, the flavor rocks. A light hop note that is little more grassy than piney gives the sweet hop and malt flavors a balance.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel and no obvious notice of alcohol. I really like this and will be seeking it out.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Yellow golden, tons of clarity. 1/2 a finger of head, and a little lace

A - Big and hoppy, due to the dry hopped process.

T - A big hopy pale ale. Well balanced, tasty!

M - Well carbonated, smooth.

O - Best Pale ale I have had in awhile. Almost - IPA-ish. Get some!

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Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 9/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, earthy, and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and grass. Big presence of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Big floral and herbal hop presence with earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Solid malt presence with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very solid hoppy aroma that is very IPA like.

Taste: Like it smells, a very earthy and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with notes of damp grass and pine resin. Good backing of malt with sweet notes of caramel, cracker, grains, and yeast. Very hop forward. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily and chewy. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A really good take on a APA. Very good taste of citrus and earthy hops with a nice malt backing. One of the better hop forward versions of the style.

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Photo of BryanCarey
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange in color, and with a heavy white head of foam, this beer emits a fragrant nose of mango, flowers, and herbs. The generous head of foam leaves a good deal of lace as you drink and it looks quite nice atop the orange colored body.

This beer has a delicious flavor profile that features flavors such as pine, melon, grapefruit, grassy hops, and biscuit malts. It has a zesty/tangy flavor profile that makes it a great summer brew even if it is a little bitterer than the typical summer beer.

I’m impressed with this beer, as I have been with most beers from this world class brewery. The fruity, floral character and light but not too light body seem just right for a hot Texas day. This is certainly a beer I will be looking for each and every summer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House.

The beer is clear and light golden with a thick head. The aroma offers herbal and floral notes, with grass and light pine. Medium bitterness throughout. Grassy and even tart. Some biscuit malt in support. Zesty and tangy. Pretty tasty.

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

Color- clear gold. Full head.

Aroma- sweet and hoppy.

Taste- gentle floral hop start,then malty with hints of rich earthy bread, finishing with a dry bread yet hoppy balance. 47 IBUs

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014.

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

Pours a slightly darker amber with about a finger and a half of head. Smells heavily of mango and a little bit of grass and cantaloupe. The mango is turned down quite a bit but a couple light melons like honeydew and cantaloupe appear nicely on the taste. Then the palate picks up something of the crackery malt that's not too dry either that you can get from that malt characteristics. Then the finish ends up in some botanical notes maybe some eucalypti flavors.
Light to medium carbonation and easy drinkability and mouthfeel.

A very tasty and quaff able beverage that makes it easy and a pleasure to drink. A very nice pale.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into mason jar pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with 1 finger of off white head which dissipates rapidly into 1cm head that persists.

S - There isn't a strong aroma but I get sweet grapefruit hops and a bit of pine.

T - Fantastic flavor for a pale ale. Great blend of sweet grapefruit, piney and grassy hops, a hint of grainy/bread character, and a sweet malty backbone.

M - Thin-to-moderate body with moderate-to-high carbonation. A bit sticky and resinous. Great aftertaste.

O - Probably my favorite pale ale. Not super bold flavors but enough to keep this interesting yet highly drinkable. I've been very impressed with Odell since they've made it to Texas.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated best by 10/29/13, into a pint glass.
Appearance - bubbly gold with a white head that continues to build. Lacing is monstrous!
Smell - a more than pleasant blend of pine, grassy hops and sweet pale malts!
Taste - slight bitter hops that seem more citrus than what the nose would suggest!
Feel - light, but terrific with just the right amount of carbonation and a lingering hop tinge!
Overall - one of the better pale ale's you're going to find!

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

Pours out a pale copper with a thin white head. Hops smell strongly of citrus and tropical fruit. A bit of guava. Tastes of bready malt sweetness and loads of fruity hops. The fruitiness goes well with the sweetness. Mouthfeel is rather full, with a lightly prickly carbonation. This is delicious.

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Photo of champ103
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale and slightly hazed copper color. A fluffy and rocky two finger white head forms with good retention. That recedes to leave plenty of lace in rings.
S: Perfume like hops up front. Floral and grassy. Though with a bit more resinous pine. Which is never over barring. Biscuit malts with a little sweeter caramel malts as well.
T: Like the nose, floral and grassy up front. That gives way to the pine like bitterness, which again is not over barring. A bit soapy like as well. A tad more caramel malt sweetness here than the nose.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Again, just a tad on the sweet side. Really enjoyable to drink. I can drink this all day.

A really good pale ale. This is Loose Leaf's bigger brother. It is a bit sweeter, with a more pronounced piny/soapy flavor, which is not a bad thing at all. I do think I like Loose Leaf just a bit more. Though this is no less of an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Premo88
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic

L: pale gold ... yellow ... not much of a head, white, does stick

S: citrus, a bit bitter (grapefruit-like) with some skunk -- the bottle isn't clear, but there's clearly some skunk in this

T: citrusy, a bit sweet ... not quite a candied orange but in that direction; a ton of grain for an American IPA ... still bitter with some grapefruit. it leans all on the citrus side.

F: solid, not remarkable, plenty of carbonation despite a pretty flat pour

O: a good beer but not one of a kind -- it's got good citrus notes, and the bitter bite is there but very manageable. tastes good, and I'd have no problem drinking this all the time, but I can name 20 other American IPAs just as good or better

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Photo of Selbyg
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers from Odell. I'm counting the days till the new batch comes out. It's one of the great summer time drinkers. With the heavy hop taste but a light easy drinking finish. It should be back in stores over the next couple of months. Texas is in for a great surprise this summer. Welcome to the big show!

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Photo of BlackBeer
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Savoring the last two bottles from the 2013 run.

Certain that the grapefruit heavy finish has slightly hidden itself. It hasn't disappeared completely, but not every swallow produces the same response.

Smell is still as robust as ever for an IPA.

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Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy off orange color, one finger of white head reduces to a cap, plenty of visible carbonation, good lacing.

Aroma is a mix of dank hops and sweet malt,some earthiness.

Taste is well balanced between the hops and malt, malt starts out sweet with a slight honey flavor with a solid dose of orange zest.

Mouthfeel is medium, brisk carbonation moves the flavors along nicely.

Reminds me of Jai Alai but a touch more palatable, worth trying.

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Photo of JohnnyJam
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a date code clearly printed on the label (12/10/13) into a pint glass and I get 1 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color. I get 1 1/2 finger of frothy white head that sticks around for a while. Nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit and yeast and some malts.

T: Citrus, mild grapefruit and a little pine. Finishes a little bitter.

M: It is medium bodied and medium carbonation. It goes down good...easy to drink.

O: I think this is a good example of an Extra Pale Ale. It is not as big in hop bitterness as I thought that it would be but it is tasty and delicious. I would buy it again.

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Photo of bmwats
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, but not completely leaving a smattering of bubbles and a ring around the rim. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Pine resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and honey.

T: Yeast, lemon and grapefruit citrus, and a hint of honey, with some fresh tea leaf.

M: Crisp, and somewhat syrupy in body. Slightly sweet in the finish. Well-balanced.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent head, and some really nice lacing. Nose is sweet and piney, with citrus and honey. Yeasty tone bittered with a crisp hop and diverse citrus, sweetened with honey, and balanced with a little fresh tea leaf. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of TexasBeerGuy
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden, copper with off-white head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing on the glass.

S - Fruity, floral hops and spice followed by a bready, malt finish.

T - Bitter floral notes and pepper backed by subtle, bready malts. There's a sharpness to the finish that's very enjoyable.

M - Moderate carbonation with great body.

O - This was a great beer and in my opinion is spot on for the style while remaining unique and interesting. Not overly complex, just very well done.

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Photo of PSU79
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great brew look forward to it every late spring . It seems more consistent than the Odell's isolation ale which I also enjoy

I also like the Odell's iPa. These are my go to beers of choice at my neighborhood pub

I also prefer these brews in a very frosted mug pint size which at happy hours is 3.50 per pint

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Photo of kemoarps
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly standard crisp honey colour. Minimal head.

This beer smells really enticing. It's a crisp fresh aroma with resinous and sharp at once. Some fruity hop notes as well, with a bready malt backdrop. Possibly even that touch of pine on the finish.

The taste takes its cues appropriately from the nose. We are greeted initially by a dry piney hop that dances through genres experimenting with fruity citrus notes and a bit of a peppery kick before settling into a juicy/pithy combo at the finish. The malt is less pronounced on the tongue than it is in the nose and takes on more of a biscuit characteristic.

I was looking for a go to pale ale after moving away from the coast and had exceptionally high expectations that this would be it. After my first foray with it this summer, I thought it might fill the role, but it would be a couple of months before I saw it at the shop again. With that six pack I was initially underwhelmed (disappointed is actually a more appropriate term for how I felt), and thought it was back to the drawing board, but about halfway through the magic was recovered. I don't know why it seemed so drastically different to me from the first to the second half of that six pack, but I'm now firmly back in the camp of loving it (thought honestly not as much as I had hoped). This is an excellent pale ale from a brewery I am only now learning to appreciate. Sad it took me this long to discover them, but glad I'm getting to now!!

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean light orangey-yellow pour with 2 fingers of bright white head, great retention, and excellent lacing. smells of mild fruity and herbal hops, bready malt profile. not getting much there in flavor honestly, a crisp yet sweet malt profile, with light floral/fruity hops, slight citrus hints. medium body, high carbonation, damn well easy to drink pale ale.

it's hard to pick up on certain flavors, but it is a very well balanced pale ale. the hops used are more leaning towards floral/fruity, which work very well with the grains used for the malt. if you're into sweeter pale ales, this is for you. i usually prefer mine with a more hop forward profile, but this is pretty damn good.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12. Oz bottle into nonic pint glass
BBD 10/2/13
A - light amber color with small head

S - citrusy, resiny hop aroma balanced by a bready malt smell. Fairly nice and balanced

T - lots of flavoring hops in the taste but, again, not overpowering. A little spicy hop flavor as well. A little saltine like flavor with the malt side and some caramel malts slide down the back end.

M - medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

O - not a bad beer at all but nothing worthwhile as well. A good sipper for a couple

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