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RATINGS: 544   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ Odell. Amber pour with a white head. Strong bread and malt aromas. Very floral, some perfume, and orange zest. Light grass, pine, and biscuit. Flavor is slightly citric, some grass, and biscuit. Toast, bread, and caramel. Light bitterness, slight olive aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11534) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber/orange color, ok offwhite head. Quite hoppy and fruity aroma with citric notes. Hoppy grassy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours hazy light amber with a foamy off-white head. Strong hoppy aroma. Medium body; firm carbonation. Flavor is moderate caramel and strong hop. Seems like quite a melange of hop. Finishes a little florally bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, hops, caramel, citrus, fruit, grass and medium bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with a pine note. Sweet malty flavour with pine hop flavour but not enough bitterness 6-3-5-3-11

2010 re-rate: Noted some peach hops and better bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: March 14, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light floral hops, light earthyness
Flavor: dry malt flavor, light balancing earthyness, soft floral hops, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Clear amber with medium beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor with grassy hops. Ends bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small diminishing ivory head. Aromas of carmel, bread and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bread, light earthiness and some light fruitiness with a crisp lingering moderatly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10105) - 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.


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