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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Had this bottled, thanks Slothgar! Deep reddish pour with a thin, off white head, nice thick mouthfeel with plenty of hops bitterness, notes of roses, and somewhat smokier than most pales. Good!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Bottled. Best before 10.21.06. Beer is a medium-dark, copper-brown color with a small, off-white, frothy, mostly diminishing, clingy head. The aroma is heavy with sweet dried fruit and lightly barbed hop. Alas, it fails to sing. Itís malty with light notes of toasted grain, caramel, cookie; Hoppy with moderate notes of resin/pine, moderate notes of dried apricot, flowers; Yeasty with a light note of cheesy dough. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily bitter, moderately sweet, lightly dry with a long, moderately dry/acidic, lightly-to-moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (722) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This is one of my faves from Oídellís. When Iím lookiní for something a little less intense than IPA I reach for one of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Amber color, light head, moderate lacing. Nose of toasted caramel, light hop, grass and some hay. The flavor is very metallic, a bright hoppy metal flavor thatís not very good at all. I can choke it back faster, but that only intensifies it. Some caramel and wood in the finish. Iím not looking for bright citrusy hops here, just some body and balance, Iím not seeing either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Pour is a clear rich golden color, white head. Mild sweet malt aromas with peach and piney spice with grass. Crisp, smooth. All the beers out of Ft. Collins, CO have a great palate, the water is wonderful up there. Taste is a hint of sweetness with a crisp bitterness and mild resinous peachy-lemon notes. A little bit nutty, touch of black pepper. Feels a little thin, but would be a good session beer. Refreshing. Leaves me wanting something in the aftertaste that isnít there, but I canít put my finger on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a limited head. Citrus, hops and malt on the nose. Flavors are a hop winning battle with the malts, but I did not find this brew to be crazy hoppy. Grapefruit on a apricot canvas. A good pale ale. Thanks to jhammerly for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Decent little beer this was. Very malty, but also very nicely hopped, with lots of citrus and grapefruit, lots of decent fruit flavors. Decent flavors and a stand up bit of maltiness. A better beer from these guys than I expected

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
On tap (on trip to KC). Pours a nice amber orange with decent sized head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Nicely hopped. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Decent aroma but the taste will let you down some (in my opinion). Has some good flavors but overall itís a bit too hopy with not enough character. Just slightly too pale for my taste. If you like pales then it might be for you. Probably my least favorite from Odell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is some mild grass and floral hops. Flavor is lightly citric with more of a grassy taste. Hop character is medium. Finish is light and crisp. Some sweet floral notes linger in the finish. Nothing like knocking back and Odell 5B in mid summer whilst grilling and chillin.

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