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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 (14555) - San Leandro, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bright amber colour. Slight amber-fruity character. Slight bright hop character. Light passion fruit, hints of tangerine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13818) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13218) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13048) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
Leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlcher stabiler beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, bitter. Geschmack sehr hopfig, fruchtig, süß, etwas Gewürze, mild bitterer Abgang.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12640) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12405) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12189) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Bold orange, brief tight off-white head. Pleasant sweet caramelly fruity hops, and a bit zesty, in the aroma. A bit dull and watery in the palate, some gentle carbonation crispens it up. Simple sweet caramelly barley, simple gentle detail-less hops - just sweet and fruity. Quite nondeScript apart from the buttered bread finish. OK bitter tingle too. A bit boring, to be honest. Should not be in the "English"-anything style, this is just middle of the road "American".

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12142) - 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.


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