St. Lupulin | Odell Brewing Company

St. LupulinSt. Lupulin
BA SCORE
4.07/5
1,110 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:
#2,473
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
1,110
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
224
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,110 |  Reviews: 311
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Lightly hazed, golden color, 1/2" snowy white head.

Soft aromatics, pleasant floral and citric fruit feel, leading into a higher hopped experience. Just a pinch of pepper.

Taste: soft mouthfeel, brisk hoppy play on the palate, remains mellow throughout. Minor finish, but the memory lingers on, the herbal, bitter dance on the tongue.
A little honey-sweetness, and some caramel toffee feel from the malt.

Extra-drinkable, this hop-forward EPA. I might choose this over a Summit EPA, but wouldn't pick one over an IPA. That's me, though. Very nice EPA, suitable for many occasions.

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Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterSki
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A finger of white foam quickly fizzles to a thin ring and some wisps, leaving no lace. Hazy golden peach body.

S - Pine, light dankness, some sugar, lightly toasted grains. It's definitely a malt-forward APA alright.

T - Taste is sugary malts and toasted grain. Somewhat bland, wit minimal hop flavor, and only light bitterness in the finish. No idea of the freshness on this.

M - Smooth medium body, with a bit of gritty medium-low carbonation. Light hop resins linger.

D - A pretty inoffensive pale ale from O'Dell. I'd have it again in a pinch, but it's nothing terribly exciting.

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

Thanks goes out to pokesbeerdude for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, and some citrus. The taste is hoppy, bitter, slightly sweet/malty, with some citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, another very tasty brew from Odell.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The nose was kinda soapy with really faint hops and had more of a hop character. There was also slight wheat and citrus notes. Up front malts dominate the taste very little hop bitterness and very little citurs wheat flavors. The beer was light to medium body with moderate carbonation that had slight hop bitterness but was crisp on the finish. I think the brew was a little old cause it was more maltier than it was hoppy but then again it was only a pale ale. It atill drank quite welll and was expecting more of a hop bite.

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

I've been drinking this brew for a while as my summer, go-to beer and just realized that I have not reviewed it. I'm quick..

Pours a light golden, clear body topped with an "average" head. And what I mean by that is that it's nothing spectacular, but perfect for the style. white, foamy, some hills.
Aroma is soft and solid. Grapefruit and persimmon mixes well with a light cracker malt. Some sweet honey or honeysuckle, perhaps.
Taste is "there". Not overwhelming, not quiet. Hops gives this ale a nice crispness and floral side to it. It doesn't lose it's malt and the sweetness is quick and unobtrusive. Some faint pine in the back.
Drinks very well. Crisp, clean, refreshing, with good taste and leaving a desire for more. Top notch.

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Photo of stevoj
3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
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 afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Golden yellow pour with a foamy one-finger white head and medium carbonation. Nice hoppy taste with grapefruit being the dominating flavor with a bit of biscuit in the backend.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of John_M
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lake Bryant Bowl.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and nice lacing. The beer smells fairly attractive as well, with some dry citrus, cereal grains, and light malt. Given the name of this beer, I was expecting a fairly hoppy pale ale. It really wasn't. I found SL to be a lightly hopped, easy going, easy to appreciate pale ale. It's very much on the dry side, and finishes with a light wash of hoppy bitterness. The beer is nicely balanced with everything nicely preportioned, but I found myself wishing for just a bit more flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with the alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile (frankly, I would have thought this beer to be in the 5% abv. range).

The bartender mentioned that this was a very popular beer, and I guess I can see that. It's got enough flavor to appeal to most beer geeks, but is not so intensely flavored that it will shock any macro drinker in the mood for something with a bit more flavor. However, for me, I'd take a SNPA over this beer every time.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
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 Gueuzedude
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Expiration date of September 2010; Sampled August 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a copper-gold hue that shows an almost clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. The beer smells of herbal, hemp like hops up front backed by notes of Meyer lemon. A touch of garlic chive adds to the dank hop quality. After sitting for a bit more sweet hop fruit notes become noticeable in the nose; lychee, juicy fruit gum, tangelo and kumquat can at times be quite noticeable.

My first sip is sweet enough to accentuate floral and fruit hop notes of peach, orange flower nectar, lychee, and citrus oil. This is backed by a solid herbal and pine-like hop character as well as a firm, lingering bitterness. The finish also is a touch astringent from the hops. A pale grain sweetness is just noticeable and there is a touch of cracker like malt towards the finish, but this beer is clearly all about the hops. The malt character becomes a bit more noticeable as the beer warms, though it never plays a prominent role. Fairly light bodied, but it does have some palate heft to it; basically it has enough malt body to stand up to the ample hop character, but still remain quite drinkable. A touch of alcohol warming starts to come out as the beer warms.

This is a really nice beer, you will need to like a dominant hop focus though. Light and quaffable with a robust hop character that keeps this hop head coming back for more.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to JLindros to sharing this beer. Poured into a palm tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a thin soapy white head that fades to leave a soapy blanket and side lacing.

S - Aromas of light honey and great citrusy hops.

T - Similar to the nose with light wet hops with light citrus. Not really a bitter finish just nice solid hops.

M - Mouthfeel is nice with light hop lingering quality. Solid.

O - Overall this is a solid apa. Very nice and super drinkable.

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

$9.80 a six pack.

It pours a clear perfect gold colour with a 1 finger head of foam. There's some sticky lacing.

The smell is pretty damned hoppy for an APA...lots of grapefruit that reminds me of an IPA. I cannot detect any malty tones at all.

The taste is hoppy....grapefruit with some pine, a touch of grass and again, no malty notes that I can taste. I have to say the on tap sample I had did have a decent malt presence, this bottled version does not. I'm somewhat disappointed but I'd guess the hopheads of BA woud not be.

Meium mouthfeel and carbonation, it finishes...you guessed it, bitter.

Drinkability? Just another hoppy bitter APA that I don't think I'll visit that often. I ask the singular most important question comparing this to the draft version...where's the Malt?

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper colored pour, with good clarity and 2/3" white head. Aroma was packed with dry hops. Light body, big time hops.

What it does great is pack a nice amount of hops without going heavy on bitterness or crystal malt. Instead of pushing the citrus aspect with rind and lemon, they went with the hops to bring out the citrus flavors that go beyond lemon/grapefruit.

Really impressive how green the hop flavor is for a beer made almost as far away from harvest time as you can come up with.

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St. Lupulin from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,110 ratings
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