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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Pours the color of a glass of ice tea. Mild while head. Hoppy and slightly fruity aroma. But not the citrus type of fruit. Flavor is slightly uninspiring. Balance is not so great and it seems a litle watery. Well-hopped, but by no means a hop-head beer. Drinkable, but looks and tastes a little too much like a glass of ice tea.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
weisinator (67) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
On tap from Wymanís Number Five in Denver: Very hoppy with well-balanced bitterness and malty sweetness.Slight fruity notes. I wouldnít have known this existed if it werenít for the coaster the waitress put down. Iím glad she did. I need to find this in bottles and have them shipped to me in Nebraska.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Just had the Cutthroat Pale Ale! Now Iím ready for the new kid on the block! Light amber hue with good head at first, but little retention. Sporadic medium bubbles clingling to the side of the glass. Sweet, sweet hop nose with a lil maltiness bringing up the rear. Man, flagrant hop aroma! Word of the day, Hops! Sweet hops, well, sweet and dry hops. Very little malt notes, but somehow a coffee note crossed my palate. More of an American pale as far as the hops are concerned. Drying mouth feel. As opposed to a malt/hop balance, I guess that a sweet/dry hop balance is in effect. I still love this brewery and this beer is no exception!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
somewhat hoppy, carmel flavor, small head, and a bit weak for my taste, kind of plain for being so hoppy, nothing special

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3087) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Pour is orange with a small white head. Aroma is of nice fresh hops. Flavor is nice a hoppy and typical of the style. Pretty decent and quite tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2005
had both the regular and a nitro version at the brewery. the nitro was actually more pleasant. that surprised me.iím listing just my notes from the regular tap because i donít know if it was a one off with the nitro tap. this pours a light copper tan with a citrus aroma and a bit of tangerine. a tart almost sour lemon lime notes mix with something malty, but the malt loses in this battle, a grassy sweet and still bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
On draft at Yia Yiaís in Lincoln NE. Hazy dark orange with a wisp of a head. Only a hint of any aroma; the flavor is citric and bitter, but with a smooth finish. Average but fairly good American pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Pours medium yellow with fair white head that quickly diminishes. Nose is bright and floral, very hoppy. The flavor is dominated by crystal hops, with some nice malt balance and just a hint of smokiness. My bottle had little ascerbic ketone character. Not complex but good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Pours med. amber with a slightly off-white fluffy head. Aroma is of piney hops and some malty cookieness. Flavor is oxidized, med sweet with a fresh hopsack grassiness and alasÖ a huge smack of diacetyl. Body is med light. Bitterness is there but restrained, maybe 30-35 IBUs. A bit more might help cover up the diacetyl problem.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2005
(Tap, Crescent Moon) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of vegetables, citrus, and a bit skunky. Flavors of sweet and hoppy, but unbalanced.


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