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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to peterhazelton. Pours a hazy orange color with a finger of off white head. Aroma of oranges, citrus zest, bready malts, and tea. Taste is of citrus zest, bitter grapefruit, sweet grain, and black tea. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - DEC 15, 2013
355ml bottle. hazy amber color with medium head and nice lacing. aroma of floral hops and caramel. taste of sweet malts and hoppy notes with dry finish. thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. This is a nitro pour. The aroma is floral and bready. The flavor is citrus, floral, fruity, grainy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
355ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Copper body, thick white top. Nose is tangerine, floral notes and other citrus. Palate is a gentle carbonation, with the taste a bit on the bitter-sweet side. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltman53 (386) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2013
In bottle, pours copper-orange color. For all the hop stories on the making of the beer on the label, the hop aroma is surprisingly muted. Nice head and lasting lace. Medium-bodied, nicely balanced malt/hop middle, finishing crisp, clean and deftly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
bottle. copperish pour. bread, earthy, floral bitterness. some orange zest. medium mouthfeel. Solid pale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
A mid orange coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, citrusy fruit hop aroma, orange and floral. Dry mouthfeel. A zesty citrus fruit taste, limes and oranges, floral hops and a touch of woody spice. Hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Yes. Yes. Yes. My fave of my beer’sploration so far. Great color, appearance, head, balance, aroma. Huzzah!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
This is a pretty solid, well balanced ale. Biscuity, sweetish malt, with a citrus hop bite that is surprisingly understated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (404) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is quite malty, some lemon, earthy hops. Taste is light sweet with a fairly well balanced, light sour and bitter finish. Oily texture, light carbonation. Quite nice.

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