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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orange amber color with a decent, creamy, off white head. Has a nice pine and hops taste and aroma. Reminds me of Redhook IPA too much. Overall it is smooth and very easy to drink, but Iíd rather go with something else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3742) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Deep gold color with a foamy beige head that left sticky lace. Melted toffee and hops in the nose. Lots of bready malts, caramel sweetness, and a wide, diverse, and unidentifiable hop bitterness that pervades the entire thing. Some citrus, apricot, apple sauce, and orange juice flavors. Interesting beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
Pours richly honey colored with a tall, lasting froth. Superb lacing with a full creamy canopy. Aromas of malted biscuits and a pinch of citrus. medium full nectar with good carbonation creating a fine, cotton soft texture. This is an outstanding specimen. Balanced malt to hop ratio brings out a wonderful citrus rind spiced biscuit laden maltiness. The finish is balanced with a lingering mild aspirin burn. Overall: itís balanced and delicious with freshness at itís peak. Theres a very subtle fruitiness that reveals itself as it warms. Delicioso!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours clear light amber with a light caramel malt and hop aroma. The easy going caramel malt and hop flavors are kind of underwhelming, but itís more flavorful and crisp than their Levity Amber, so thereís that. Itís got a decent lightly bitter finish and is easy drinking.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Amber golden color accompanied by an off white fluffy head. Carmel malt, orange scented earthy hops. Full bodied and lower carbonation. Dusty hops flavor with out very much bitterness. A faded thick finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Thanx to BFC for this.A good solid offering.Poured a nice copper color with a small hop nose.The flavor was crisp with caramel and some hop presence.This finished off easy and definately was easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottled. Fresh, flowery, fruity hop aroma with doughy, biscuity, faintly sweet malts in the background and hints of cedar. Medum copper color, clear, with a fine, lasting, creamy head and densely spotted lace. Hoppy, lightly citric, bitter and fruity flavor, progressing toward a balanced finish as some toasty, lightly sweet maltiness appears to mingle with the green, leafy hop and light, almost pear-like fruitiness. Finely effervescent and refreshing palate with a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2003) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2008
33 cl bottle, Manhattan, KS. Slightly translucent golden colour, spicy hop aroma, very smooth and mellow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2008
citrus and banana on the nose. Nice clear amber, head is thick and lasts. Nice balance. Finishes just a little thin. Very decent, easy-drinking Pale Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottled, BB 11/16/08. Poured clear medium orange with a short cap of beige head. The aroma was quite nice.. juicy grapefruit and English toffee with deeper-rooted notes of earth and pine.. transitioned to darker toffee sweetness around the middle. The flavor began with a mixture of medium-skinned fruits with toffee.. caramel washing over the middle not long afterward.. sweeter yet over the back, with low-to-moderate earthy bitterness surrounding.. OK balance, and a decent flavor profile. Light-medium bodied on the palate with lower carbonation.. sweet and sour contrasts on the finish. Nice enough to drink, but meh.


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