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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Notes from recent Denver trip: Light orange pour, off white head, some lace. Nose is faint citrus. Lightly bitter. Middle is orange zest, light malt backbone. Finish is carbonation, sweet malt, mild hop bitterness. Well balanced offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Draft at Jack Quinn’s. Pours almost clear copper with a fizzy, bubbly beige head and some lacing. Tastes like caramel, dry orange and grapefruit hops, and sweet bready malt. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like orange, grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel, and sweet bready malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2458) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
An orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has caramel malts, citrusfruits, and some piney hops. Taste has caramel and even some toffeeish malts, quite sweet, the bitterness is too mild even that’s drying the mouth, some pine. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Stronger and more aromatic hoppyness should be included with strong caramel. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Draft. Hazy orange amber color, medium fluffy white head. Floral aroma. Taste has orange peel and caramel. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2280) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
ery tasty. Pretty savory sweet citrus even breaks through this insanely messy BBQ pork and spicy Mac n cheese. Dies a bit in the middle. Back at the bar after flight was cancelled. Birds in the propellers apparently. Sure. Nothing but straight answers from the United staff today. Peaches, caramel, rrgf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Hazy amber. Medium tan head. Moderate lacing. Floral and pine hop nose with some caramel and canteloupe. Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Fresh bread, watermelon rind, some pepper, toffee, honey, nutty and roasty notes. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 oz. bb 07/03/15. Mostly clear amber with a small lunar scape of foam. Nose is honey, toast, citrus, and resin. Flavors of flowery citrus, caramel, resin and a touch of melon appear in a good proportion. Light medium body is way too fizzy but has a nice balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1155) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 13 Apr 2012 -- I really really enjoyed this beer. At IFS, Pueblo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swesson (347) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Pours a medium dark gold and makes a medium white head with great lacing. Smells of wheat and bread. Tastes of hops and hops and wheat. Very crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (684) - Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2015
12-oz. bottle. The nose features biscuity malts, toasted wheat bread, a balanced floral hoppy aroma with a touch of rosemary. Pours a light copper with with a thick creamy head and solid effervescence. A sharp bitter bite hits on the first sip but quickly mellows out, allowing a light caramel flavor to hold sway along with pine resin, prominent cereal grains, a touch of hay, and a minor (and surprising) rye-like spiciness. Despite the bitter start, the overall taste is well balanced. Likewise, the medium palate stays right down the middle with a slightly smooth texture and a moderate finish that concluded with a touch of bitterness. Whenever I’m in the mood for a refreshing pale ale, I often return to this brew (particularly when it’s on nitro).

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