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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Care for some hops with your hops? Before we ferment our 5 Barrel Pale Ale, we strain it through a bed of 'em. Then while it ages, we add even more. We like how this gives the beer a fresh, lively finish. We like hops.

As we go about refining the recipe for each new beer, we brew up just five barrels at a time. That's exactly how we arrived at this pale ale -- so that's what we named it. Plus, it sounded a lot nicer than Giant Vat Pale Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (304) - - MAY 11, 2014
Impressively hoppy pale ale. Beautiful copper color. White medium head. Recommend to try this one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
bottle. orange pour with a bit of sediment and a small white head. biscuit aroma with light citrus hop notes. med body, deep citrus tones throughout with nice supporting sweetness from the caramel malt and biscuit notes from the Munich malt. dry and sweet finish with lingering hop flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
tap. amber with small head. medium malt body with some caramel and citrus. substantial hops. i dig it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
homebrewgeek (35) - Frederick, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Nice golden Amber color,very good head and nice pale ale aroma,a very good basic pale ale,will drink this one again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, Sheffield. Lightly hazy, amber colour. Filmy, off white head. Privet leaf, wet hop, type aroma. Some light savouriness, too. Hint of caramel. Hint of bubblegum. Taste is grassy dry. Fruity sweetness underlies. Short, dry finish. Light sweetness right at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a slightly hazy orange brown body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds. There is a slight amount of carbonation is seen rising. The smell has some light caramel, malts and bitter hops. The taste is slightly sweet, caramel aftertaste, dry finish. The palate is light and sessionable. Carbonation seems a bit higher than most English Pale Ales, but not overwhelming. Overall, this is a pretty good EPA that I would probably have again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Zipp’s Liquors. Mild caramel nose with some grass. Orange/amber, smooth creamy head. Large caramel and then a big hit of rich hopping. Hint of tobacco. Smooth balanced finish. Medium body. This is one tasty pale ale, much more highly hopped than is normal for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at the Pepsi Center. Pour is clear orange-amber with a frothy white head and great lacing. Grapefruit peel, candied oranges, grassy, bready, caramelly, and marmalade in the aroma. Taste is grassy, doughy, bready, bitter fruit peel, caramel, and honey with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent old school pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Aroma: massive floral, grassy hops. Appearance: medium dark clear brown, small to medium white frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: hops all over again, hardly any bitterness though, relatively short finish, not unpleasant, but a bit underpowered. Overall: decent English Pale Ale, massive hop aroma, but palate could be more pronounced. Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
achtungpv (211) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Thin malts taste. Not much going on here. Very mild hops that don't stay with you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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