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RATINGS: 554   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.


3.5
   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 (7280) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Chill hazed amber body with a small offwhite head. Good lacing. Aroma is earthy hops with a pine and rind edge. Taste features some toasty caramel balancing out the earthy and pine hops. Softer fruits emerge as it warms. Doesn’t seem very English but a solid and easy drinking pale ale here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
On tap. Poured a nice, light copper-orange color with a decent off-white head that left some lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus hops, but there is also a nice pine presence. Nice fruity, slightly resiny flavor to compliment the nose. Good carbonation that is crisp and inviting. Pretty nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davhix (37) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Very pleasant hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice orange color that poured well. Good fruity, dry finish. Enjoyed two of these while watching a movie on my couch.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Tap @ Steamboat! Hazy amber color, light head. Weak aroma. Nothing too special in taste, a weak hoppy taste, quickly fading. Not too impressed by the overall beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 2010-04-10, tasting at Papsø, 6-4-6-4-13=33
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Nice but mild aroma, caramel and fruity hops, a bit earthy. Simple but reasonable caramel flavor, with residual sweetness, sweet nuts, correct bitterness.

2007-09-20, bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Hazy light amber color. Some malt and hop aroma, maybe a bit fruity, and some grass. Simple flavor, with light caramel, dry, some sugar, very light apple peel, quite strong (or correct) bitterness. Too simple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had this beer on 6/28/2005. Aroma is malty with a faint sour hop scent. Color is a deep gold with very good carbonation and a nice tight head. Taste is smooth, hoppy and clean. Starting with a nice medium body it goes down with a smooth and yet slightly crisp feel. Finish comes on with a gentle sweet malt flavor that is backed by an even bitterness. on the end there is a nice hop taste and it leaves you with a smooth feel. At first It didn’t strike me as anything great but its just so smooth and well balanced that I find myself liking it more as I drink it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle: Dirty Orange in color, slight haze, moderate fizzy off-white head, falls quickly, sparce lacing.   Nose isn’t all that pleasing.   Mainly sulfer like notes, band-aided malts, cardboarded hops.   When I think Pale I think IPA Light.   This doesn’t appear to be so.   Very minor citrus like bitterness on the tongue.   Hop presense is minor, if at all present.   Has a funk to it, slightly sulfuric.   Quite mealy on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate (average).   Lackluster finish.   Just doesn’t seem like that much of a Pale Ale to me.   Blech... not crisp enough for my tastes.   Pales should be clean and fairly crisp, to which this is neither.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Aroma simple hop and malt. Taste is strong on hops, some malt (caramel) and earthy notes. It is full bodied an pleasing on the tongue, but not distinctive beyond the hops.


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