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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6200) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from a trade with Tsekouratos. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of flowery and orange hops, some peach. Taste is moderate sweet, weak honey malts,with a slightly dry end, citrussy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1611) - Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, light copper flavor, earthy hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, slightly dry finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
(draft @ Odell Brewing - Fort Collins, CO) Orange pour with a fizzy white head. Good amount of citrus in the aroma, which I definitely enjoy moreso than the overly bitter hop aroma. Pine resin and lots of citrus in the flavor with a clean and slightly fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - JAN 6, 2014
Cloudy deep orange body, thin foam head. Aroma of pine and some orange, earth. Same taste, medium body, medium to high carbonation. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockchalkgenes (23) - - JAN 2, 2014
Hazy amber pour with frothy off white head. Hop heavy spruce aroma but the toasted bread malt is easily identified. The taste is a complex symphony of multiple bitter yet refined hops playing tag with the sweet malt. Hop forward. This brew is a medium bodied pale ale with a drawn out finish. Odell, I heart you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
5 Barrel Pale Ale is a wonderful oddity. Itís hoppy, sure, but it has a fruity sweetness that Iíve not encountered in any other pale ale. The strong malt presence certainly helps, but the hops also help to create those notes of citrus, berry, and even tea. Odell did a great with this pale ale. Itís something totally different in the wide, and often repetitive, world of hoppy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (721) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Citrus, floral, herbs, bread. A- Copper color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Mild citrus, floral, doughy, tea. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- A refreshing pale ale. Not too bitter, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuartC (56) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Dulled hop aromas with slight lemon zest. Very soft on the palate with gentle effervescence, subtle nuttiness and constant undertones of bittering hops. A very moreish Pale Ale despite delicacy of flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @home, pours amber, malty sweetness on the nose. Fruity, lime citrus, floral as well on the palate, nice without being great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, malt, bread and floral notes. Flavour is nice and malty at first then hits with a floral/grassy hop and citrus fruits. Sweet fruit, bread and slight caramel notes in the finish. Very Drinkable.

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