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RATINGS: 526   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a somewhat hazy and dark amber color... the dying head (about one finger right off the bat) is lacing nicely on the side of the glass. Lots of carbonation stuck to the side of the glass at first. Aromas are lovely. I’m picking up grapefruit and citrus scents along with hints of pine and a sweet malt presence. Flavor is quite unexpected based on the nose... It comes across as a little thinner and a little more of a bitter pucker than I would have guessed. The caramel/sweet malt presence that I was picking up on doesn’t come through cleanly. As a result this is a pretty hops driven pale ale. It’s nice, just a little different than I would have guessed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2007
A classic American pale ale. Light body with a good amount of hops. Thicker than most pale ales

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4606) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
Orange-amber. Light soapy foam. Orange hoppy nose. Foamy orange tea pale ale taste. British in style with a certain funk. Hints of pepper and caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Sample from 12 ounce bottle at the Mondial, Montreal (May 2007). Oily amber-gold, very birght, with a whisper of lasting cream topping it....peachy-citric aroma is pleasant without being really interesting, not terribly sharp but fresh enough....as with the Stone Pale that preceded it, surprisingly very light and rather watery....a touch of sweetness and fruit just at the beginning, then dries out into something very dull and ordinary at the finish, little in the way of hop character, just a bit of tartness....moderate carbonation, nothing more to add, boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2007
In bottle at Denver Airport. Amberish color on the pour. Pretty basic PA taste....nothing really stands out, but I enjoyed it enough to get another.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Another placemarker for a beer I’ve had many times but never fully rated. Hoppy and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Pours an amber almost orange color with a pretty decent head. Smells a big hoppy with a little bit of a floral undertone. The taste of the beer is a little underwhelming. It is a little bitter with a slight hoppy taste, but the flavor is pretty light. The beer goes down pretty easily with many small bubbles. This isn’t the best pale ale I’ve had, but it goes down easy and is relatively refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 Clear glowing orange-copper body with a very small off-white head. Very soft light oily body. A bit soapy. The taste is dominated by baked ripe fruits attack followed by some juicy leafy hops without much flavor. Very mild fruity bitterness. The carbonation is sparse and a bit too soft. The beer left me with an sensation of morning fruit juice. Unexciting below average Pale Ale. Nothing really bad per say, but as memorable as a General Hospital episode.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur cuivré pâle, légèrement voilée, mouse mince. Arôme fruité, houblon floraux. Goût houblonné, agrumes, pin, légèrement fruits séchés, et malt caramel. Effervescence modérée, corps mince et aqueux. Trop d’emphase sur le houblon, ce qui déséquilibre cette bière.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de levures et de pain. Saveurs de levures, de malt et de houblon aromatique.


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