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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13660) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bright amber colour. Slight amber-fruity character. Slight bright hop character. Light passion fruit, hints of tangerine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at home - Apr ’12. Hazy orange/amber pour with a smallish white head. Sweetish malts on the nose, a little toffee, muted hop aroma. Not as sweet in the taste as the aroma suggested, caramel malt, toffee, hops, a little herbal flavour. Medium bodied and carbonation with a clean finish. Drinkable but uninspiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13148) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12795) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12459) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12364) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11902) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (11679) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11613) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11546) - 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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