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RATINGS: 587   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
I realy like this beer. I had it today for the first time in a long time. It is on the darker side of the pale ale spectrum, being a bright red color that is very appealing. There is a great hop bouquet in the aroma and the taste carries those hops with it, and balances them with a rich malt flavor. This is a big beer masquerading as a pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
12 floz bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Wondrously hoppy aroma, pours deep gold with bucketloads of finely tuned hops with a slight resinous quality and low-lying bitter finish. Tastes like an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Looks and smells great. This is a really well done pale ale, esp. for an English one. Seems almost like an APA, sierra or something. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1427) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
5 Barrel Pale Ale is a wonderful oddity. It’s hoppy, sure, but it has a fruity sweetness that I’ve not encountered in any other pale ale. The strong malt presence certainly helps, but the hops also help to create those notes of citrus, berry, and even tea. Odell did a great with this pale ale. It’s something totally different in the wide, and often repetitive, world of hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Cloudy copper in color with a thick light tan head. Aroma of citrus and some spruce. Some carmel maltiness in the flavor followed with light citrus hops. Aftertaste of light bitter pine. Crisp mouthfeel with some carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - APR 30, 2012
Simple, yet rich and refreshing. The Citrus Hops, Yeasts, Malts and Barley flavors are all very rich tasting. With a light body and carbonation concentration along with a crisp and refreshing feel, I feel like I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tasting glass. Aroma: WOW hops. Very, very strong hop aroma. Appearance: Pale amber, nothing that stands out to me. Taste: BAM HOPS IN YOUR MOUTH. Strong citrus too. Palate: full body, lasting finish. Overall: Very strong. VERY hoppy. 5 Barrel is more hoppy than Odell’s IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockchalkgenes (23) - - JAN 2, 2014
Hazy amber pour with frothy off white head. Hop heavy spruce aroma but the toasted bread malt is easily identified. The taste is a complex symphony of multiple bitter yet refined hops playing tag with the sweet malt. Hop forward. This brew is a medium bodied pale ale with a drawn out finish. Odell, I heart you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergenbrewing (24) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Definitely one of my favorites for the american pale ale category. Unique in the use of so many hop varieties but they all work together so well. Will pick this up again soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (208) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from trembling madness in York. Not as good as their IN A but still very nice,

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