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RATINGS: 528   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle at home (one of my 60 bottle GBBF haul :-)) ... nice copper ... odd something and a little hop ... little sweet mellow fruit ... floral hops ... decent balance but like maeib says nothing special

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fresh hops, citrus, peach, flowers and malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours unclear golden with a small white head and lacings. Nose is orange and peachy hops. Medium bodied. Flavor adds a bit of malts. Medium bodied. Tired . .

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle from GBBF 08. Amber, thin beige head. A little bit of acidic nettle? Not a great pale ale, some toffeeish malt, but I’m not a big fan of these acidic nettle hop beers. Bit dull.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13357) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Cloudy amber - yellow head. Weak body. Light hoppy. Caramel, sweetness, a bit boring. Maltyness, fruityness. - Well just boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
A bit hazy amber brown, small off-white head. Malty, some leather in the aroma plus aromatic hops. Malty, medium-bodied, some sugary notes, dry hoppy aftertaste. Balanced but quite uninteresting pale ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bright amber colour. Slight amber-fruity character. Slight bright hop character. Light passion fruit, hints of tangerine.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(on Nitro at Falling Rock) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, grapefruit, some orange, lavender. Taste is medium sweet, orange, floral, some peach, light grapefruit. Light-medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12oz bottle -pours a big rich to rocky off white head and hazy gold/amber color. Aroma is sweet caramel/pale-light/medium malt, secondary citrus/floral/spicy hops. Taste is a bit thin pale malt-some caramel, secondary floral/earthy/tea leaves/metallic hops. Much is OK but the detractors show up more, the further I get in. Thanks to chesky-SD via Joe-jwc215 for the trade.


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