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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2009
I’m confused. Maybe my six pack somehow bypassed the hops process. This beer was as unobjectionable as it is unremarkable. Surprising, since I loved their IPA. Keep a six of this on hand to satisfy your mainstream beer friends and impress them with your knowledge of micro brews. Other than that, pass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (271) - - NOV 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with thick white head. Aroma was hops, citrus and pine. Taste was citrusy and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (278) - - NOV 13, 2015
Served on tap at the Pepsi Center. Golden brown color with a white head. Hops floral tropical fruit aroma. Light body. Malt floral mild hops and grapefruit flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Murrow (92) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours pale to deep gold. Pine and citrus aroma. Slightly peppery. Very little malt flavor. Resiny hops. Bit of spice. Light body, thin mouthfeel. Watery. Lackluster pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - NOV 9, 2015
Robe orangée, légèrement ambrée. Peu de mousse. Arômes de fruits confits et d’écorce d’agrumes. Goût de céréales, biscuit, résine, agrumes. Final sur les agrumes. Plutôt courte en bouche. Texture légèrement huileuse, carbonatation fine. Une bonne pale ale malheureusement sans profondeur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy orange body with a thick off-white head. Thick lacing marks. Aroma of pot puri, shower gel and orange peel. Flavour of grapefruit, Earl Grey tea and sweet malts. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Very tasty - I’d love to try this on cask.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Tap @ Pinnacle Sports Bar: Pleasant creamy feel with a great hop but not too overpowering presence. This is one of those beers you could drink several of during a game - like I did while USC lost again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (1589) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ Fresh Start Gas Station 149 North Sixth, Edgemont, SD, USA A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, slightly hoppy / Malta, caramelo, ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
justcraft (2) - - SEP 18, 2015 does not count
Von diesem Bier hatte ich mir ein etwas aromatischeren, hölzlichen Geschmack erhofft mit feinherben, spitzen Hopfennoten im Nachtrunk.. Das Bier weißt aber eher ein florales Aroma auf. In der Nase, ein blumiges, grasiges, leicht vanilliges Aroma mit einer dezenten scharfen Note. Im Antrunk eine sehr starke Rezenz, die in komplexe Hopfennoten übergehen. Etwas schwächerer Körper aber angenehmes Mundgefühl. Sehr schöne Haselnussfarbe. Schwache Schaumbildung. Angenehme, nachhängende Bittere. Interessantes, unerwartetes Bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (978) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (188) - - AUG 18, 2015
Pours a dark golden color with white head. Nice floral hop aroma. Good flavor without being too bitter

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