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RATINGS: 527   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2575) - 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 (1006) - 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 (210) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
campbega (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Nelsons Wine, Merton. Pours hazy amber with a decent head that dissipates gradually. Citrus aromas with undertones of caramel. Smooth finish on the palate and not too bitter. Nice beer,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at Stallyktan. Light hoppy and fruity smell. Bready malty, light hoppy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (205) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
decent english pale ale....pours golden...thin head...light lacing....citrusy ....super hoppy....a little better than average beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1098) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
One of the better Pale ales I have had. Having it in steamboat near where r is made. Really smooth and easily crushable. Has a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bought this for a friend. He gave one to me and this is it. Not a whole lot to say about this beer. I’m not a fan of Pale Ales and this is no exception. Smells terribly hoppy, worse than grapefruit, more like weeds. If you like Pale Ales or even IPA’s I’m guessing you will like this. Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergenbrewing (24) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Definitely one of my favorites for the american pale ale category. Unique in the use of so many hop varieties but they all work together so well. Will pick this up again soon.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1499) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
12 floz bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Wondrously hoppy aroma, pours deep gold with bucketloads of finely tuned hops with a slight resinous quality and low-lying bitter finish. Tastes like an IPA.


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