Beer Review – Odell St. Lupulin

The Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins, CO produces St. Lupulin.  I picked up a six pack from the Brookings Liquor Store for $8.99.

ABV = 6.5%

IBUs = 46

From an Odell press release –

Fort Collins, Colo. – On April 23, 2011 Odell Brewing will release St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale. Now in its third year, St. Lupulin follows the brewery’s Red Ale as part of its seasonal lineup of beers.

St. Lupulin (loop-you-lin) pays tribute to a mystical legend who was tirelessly devoted to his rows of hops and the yellow resin residing in the hop cones. This resin, or Lupulin, contains the essential oils that give the hop its flavor and aroma.

Light in color, St. Lupulin is a dry-hopped extra pale ale with a clean and crisp finish. The brewers selected a variety of hops, including Cascade and Centennial, that create a bright citrus and floral aroma and flavor. Hints of grapefruit balance the subtle, sweet malt base. St. Lupulin has an ABV of 6.5%, and is available through September in the brewery’s ten state distribution region.

“Odell’s summer seasonal St. Lupulin fits the extra-pale-ale bill perfectly.” said Jennie Dorris in her 5280 Magazine blog. “The flavor starts with a blast of hops, and it finishes light and clean.”

 

Odell St. Lupulin

This beer pours out clear gold into a pint glass.  There is a nice hoppy aroma and a one finger white head.  The taste is clean and hoppy.  The blend of Cascade and Centennial hops gives a good flavor with hints of grapefruit.  Nice lacing is left on the glass at the finish.

Grade = A-

This is a nice warm weather beer.  The hops and malt are nicely balanced.  The taste is clean and refreshing.  I highly recommend it!