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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
achtungpv (210) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Thin malts taste. Not much going on here. Very mild hops that don't stay with you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Block (1360) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
A pretty light and usual beer. What you would expect in terms of hops and malts. Well balanced. Hoppy up front and at the finish with a smoother and sweeter middle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
majorbase2 (6) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Aroma has citrus and pine, with a bit of bready malt. Pours amber-orange with a decent off white foam head, with good retention and lacing. Taste is where this one lets down. Some hop bitterness leads the way along with muted citrus. Floral hops. Nothing too strong. Light bodied and thin. Overall not Odellís best attempt, but not horrible.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (263) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
smells of malt and barley and cigar smoke (odd that i couldnt smell any hops?) dark amber with white foamy head. Rich and smooth creamy aftertaste, reminds me of rodenbach grand cru. excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (685) - Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is very piney, citrusy, vanilla, fruity. Taste is well balance, piney, caramel. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Cheers Ash! Pours clear amber, thin white head. Big pine and skunky hop aromas, light caramel. Taste is resinous bitter, orange, light malt. Good balance. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paulís. Amber orange pour with white head. Herbal, spice, and lighter sweet tones.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (178) - - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Very hoppy in flavour but not overwhelmingly so. An enjoyably fruity, floral hint too

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Light amber with thin white head. Aromas of toffee apples. Taste medium sweet, light bitter and trace of sourness. Sustained carbonation. Very drinkable if slightly bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, bit of apple on nose and toffee, taste is sweet, sugary, pine, a bit more green apple.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
I guess one of the 10 half barrel kegs made it down to Austin. Smells like weed. Rich amber color. White head lo ses its lace and head one the way down. Flavors of bitterness, and flowers. Extra fizzy body its all that remains.


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