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RATINGS: 540   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2011 Jan 5. Light amber with slight haze. Pleasant hop smell. Mild citrus and malt taste. Very tasty citrus hops in this ale


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (147) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear amber orange with a white head. Some floral notes. Light to medium body. Smooth. Pretty well balanced overall I’d say. 

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (64) - Minneapolis, - NOV 17, 2014
Easy drinking pale ale. Doesn’t stand out for me compared to some others but tastes good and goes does smooth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshRaburn (15) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bottled import. Pours very hazy dark orange colour. Decent hop flavours and aroma, comes across much more hoppy than the 38 IBUs or whatever it says on the Odell website. Pleasant, pretty typical American Pale Ale (definitely not an English Pale Ale in any sense).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElectroMod (126) - - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours hazy orange with a fluffy but quickly disappearing white head. Didn’t really pick up much on the aroma; hops but not much else, slightly metallic too. Taste is much better - orangey zest, hoppy, with a nice balanced malt backbone. Overall, a pretty decent little beer; may re-rate at a later date as I was suffering with a little bit of a cold at the time of drinking!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shapiro85 (16) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Nice hoppy beer. Smells flowery, complex taste. Overall not a bad beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Tap at the Pure Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is citrus nettle hop. The flavour is medium bitter witn a zesty citrus, woody, resin, hop bitter palate. Moderate to light bodied with average carbonation. A super session ale!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8082) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours amber orange, stiff white head. Aroma’s indistinct. Taste’s smooth hops, bit o malt, well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Honey hue with fizzy off white head that settled. Aroma is malt, resin, straw, slight sulphur. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness. Overall this is a decent brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 22, 2014
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity, citrus, orange. Medium malt, biscuity. Appearance: Body: Slightly hazy, copper. Head: Large, frothy head. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Medium hops flavours, fruity, orange. Light malt Mouthfeel: Medium light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Very nice! 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 10A. American Pale Ale


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