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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.

   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 alas… 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottled. Fresh, flowery, fruity hop aroma with doughy, biscuity, faintly sweet malts in the background and hints of cedar. Medum copper color, clear, with a fine, lasting, creamy head and densely spotted lace. Hoppy, lightly citric, bitter and fruity flavor, progressing toward a balanced finish as some toasty, lightly sweet maltiness appears to mingle with the green, leafy hop and light, almost pear-like fruitiness. Finely effervescent and refreshing palate with a medium body. True, nothing too special but appropriate for this time of year in particular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 2, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a deep orange hue with a small white head. metalic hop notes with notes of peppers-chipolte and berries. odd aroma but its actually not bad. Probably pretty good fresh as well. flavors are where this beer goes wrong-very boring, bland and slightly oxidized as well. no finsih to speak of. this is definately a downfall from the decent cutthroat pale. odell, you need HELP!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Tap @ 16th Colorado Brewfest. Pours copper to amber with a huge foamy off-white head. Oaked caramel malt aroma with a fruity hop nose. Pine hop and caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2005
On tap: Pours a clear copper with a thick, well-lacing off-white head. Aroma has a nice, fresh hoppiness and hints of sweet caramel malt. Body starts mildly sweet, thinning some toward a dry, semi-bitter, crisp hoppy finish. Not much complexity or flavor going on here but it is quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Tap at FR. Muted fruity hop aroma. Hoppy for Odells I suppose(and that is what the bar tender said too)...some leafy-ness and toasty malt. Excellant lace. A good hoppy pale ale, but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2005
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours a translucent amber color. Aroma is of very light malts, and a tinge of floral hops. Taste is nothing to get excited about...maybe some citrus hops, light malts. Finishes up dry....nothing really bad---or great about this one. It failed to offend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2005
My first, and only, rating so far in 2005. I had one on tap. It’s a standard hoppy ale, nothing spectacular but it works. And since I live near the brewery, my pint was very fresh and I think that a hoppy beer like this is best consumed fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Growler. Pours a light amber with a medium off-white head.

The aroma is caramel malts and fresh hops.

The flavor is malts with some reserved green hops. It has a nice dry-hopped finish that gives some good hop burps. It is medium to light bodied.

Overall, it’s a good mild American Pale Ale. The American hops differentiate it quite a bit from the English hops in the Cutthroat Pale. I like the dry hopped flavor. I wish it was even hoppier!

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