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RATINGS: 587   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle, pours a murky tan light brown color with a tan head, that fades quickly. Light hop aroma, slightly fruity sweetness, mild hops rather floral. Its not bad a for an english style pale ale its pretty good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Cloudy copper; head is an odd mix of large and small bubbles. Piney hops with big diacetyl nose and plastic. Tastes of hairspray, artificial butter flavor, metallic and chlorine tang, and modest German hop flavor. Chalky palate. Even ignoring the numerous flaws, it is not estery enough, too hoppy and too full bodied for an English style PA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
The girls brought this back with groceries when we were at a family reunion in Colorado. Nice drink between tasting the 17 top 50 beers we had accumulated for the reunion. Takes me back to growing up on the farm with bread rising in a warm oven and the smell of grain a earth seeping in the windows and apples ripening in the sun. A little watery but easy to drink. A bit of citrus at the end adds to the experience. Kind of unexpected quality for something just picked up on a whim.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2011
A hazy rusty orange colored beer with a small off white head that is quick to dissipate. The aroma is floral and fruity with some lemon and pine. The flavor is not very strong but is floral and citrus and extremely smooth without much in the way of bitterness. This beer would be perfect if it were a little more full bodied and full flavored.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (610) - - FEB 22, 2015
Quite delicately hopped. Spicy with a notable floral aroma. I like it. So many bitters in England are desrcibed as having floral aromas but i generally get bread and stale flowers. This is sweet and fresh like rosewater. Well done.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pours a see through brown/amber color with a small white head. Lots of carbonation, and good lacing. Aroma is light floral/citrus hops and malt. The taste has a very small amount of sweetness, a very small amount of bitterness, and a good deal of water. I’m not a big fan, nothing really stands out and there’s not enough complexity and flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a limited head. Citrus, hops and malt on the nose. Flavors are a hop winning battle with the malts, but I did not find this brew to be crazy hoppy. Grapefruit on a apricot canvas. A good pale ale. Thanks to jhammerly for the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2005
The bottle poured a slightly hazy amber colored beverage with an ample white frothy head that was mostly lasting and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was full of malt presenting notes of straw and some slight presence of citrus peel, possibly grapefruit. The body was light to medium with lively carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor started off somewhat Acidic and bitter reminiscent of grapefruit peel. The bitterness lasted throughout and the finish was long and slightly astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Nice earthy hops with a hint of pine in the aroma. I thought the scent would be stronger, hoppier. Good looking dark golden color with a very sticky bright white cloud of foam. Tastes malty and smooth with some hops in the aftertaste. Perfectly accentuates the difference between a pale ale and an IPA. Very drinkable; I could have several in one sitting. Good solid palate. This deserves to be a top 50 pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
On tap (on trip to KC). Pours a nice amber orange with decent sized head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Nicely hopped. Very drinkable.


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