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RATINGS: 544   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5740) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
Sampled at SBWF, 2007. Golden, slightly hazy. Sweet and fruity aroma. Fine hoppiness with grassy sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle from BlackForestCO. Clear orange color with the aroma of light hops and that same weird funky peat, mildew aroma. Tne taste was lightly malty with a nice hop profile. Some citrus fruitiness in the finish. Not a bad brew. Thanks, Jake.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
12 oz bottle from Cheyenne, WY; nose of light piney and citrus hops, caramel malt, and sweetness; amber with a medium beige head; flavor has flavor has pepperiness, light fruitiness (maybe nectarines), and a tiny bit of hop bitterness for a finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Had on tap at the Wazee Supper Club in Denver. Hops basically dominated this beer. It was a dark orange pour with smell and flavor of hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Citrus piney aromas, malty sweet, and some caramell in the aroma. Spicy, malty, good hop flavors, some citrus. Good solid pale ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
This beer pours a brilliant copper color with a fair amount of white head which quickly fades to a fine scum. Aroma is of some hops, some candy sugar, and more malt than I expected. Flavor is very malty and sour up front (like a not very heavily hopped barley-wine, but lighter) with some hops becoming present afterwards. Mouthfeel is thin. I’m not a fan of this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Cloudy amber - yellow head. Weak body. Light hoppy. Caramel, sweetness, a bit boring. Maltyness, fruityness. - Well just boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2007
(Tap) Pours a red/amber color with a small beige head. Decent hop aroma and even hopped taste. Balanced, and slightly malty. Nice body and mouthfeel. A very good pale ale, and a great session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber/orange color, ok offwhite head. Quite hoppy and fruity aroma with citric notes. Hoppy grassy flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Pours a clear, pale copper with a frothy off-white head. On the nose are fruity, floral and earthy hops, pale malt and caramel. Light to medium-bodied, thin and slick with a mildly bitter finish. The flavor is a sweet, pale malt front with a fruity, nutty and lightly resinous conclusion. The mouthfeel on this beer is unusually thin for the level of flavor that I’m getting from it, but overall I like it. This would certainly make a nice session beer. Easy drinking and less filling but with the flavor to make it worth your while to drink several.


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