Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

In American Pale Ale, Hops, Reviews on November 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm

This week at PourThought is Colorado week.  Thanks to my good buddy Skander Frank who lives out there, I got my hands on some stuff from Colorado breweries that you can’t get in Louisiana.  Colorado is a great place, and a great beer place.  It is one of those states that really loves craft beer and their hometown products show for it.  Besides “tapping the Rockies,” Colorado makes some world class brews.  First up a pale ale from Odell’s Brewing Co. from Fort Collins.  Here’s my review:

Golden straw in color with a white foam head.

Green, grassy and floral in the nose.  Really resinous with some bright grapefruit.  So far, it delivers on the hoppy promise in the name, as lupulin glands are what hold the hop oils and resins.

Throughout there is a great hop flavor with a subtle malt backbone.  Pleasant floral hop notes with grapefruit shining through that lends to a somewhat sweet malty, but bitter finish.

Light to medium body with bright flavors.  The carbonation level adds to make it a really refreshing drink as it is a summer seasonal.

As it is a summer release, I suggest breaking out the grill and drinking this with some grilled swordfish, shrimp or lobster.  The bright citrus flavors will go great with the seafood.

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Cheers!

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