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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Orangish-amber with a light white head that goes quick. Very crisp bitterness from the hoppy character of this brew. Slightly below average pale ale as far as micros go, but still a damn good brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de levures et de pain. Saveurs de levures, de malt et de houblon aromatique.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Another placemarker for a beer I’ve had many times but never fully rated. Hoppy and drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber/orange color, ok offwhite head. Quite hoppy and fruity aroma with citric notes. Hoppy grassy flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7283) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottled, BB 11/16/08. Poured clear medium orange with a short cap of beige head. The aroma was quite nice.. juicy grapefruit and English toffee with deeper-rooted notes of earth and pine.. transitioned to darker toffee sweetness around the middle. The flavor began with a mixture of medium-skinned fruits with toffee.. caramel washing over the middle not long afterward.. sweeter yet over the back, with low-to-moderate earthy bitterness surrounding.. OK balance, and a decent flavor profile. Light-medium bodied on the palate with lower carbonation.. sweet and sour contrasts on the finish. Nice enough to drink, but meh.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours clear light amber with a light caramel malt and hop aroma. The easy going caramel malt and hop flavors are kind of underwhelming, but it’s more flavorful and crisp than their Levity Amber, so there’s that. It’s got a decent lightly bitter finish and is easy drinking.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours an orange amber color with a decent, creamy, off white head. Has a nice pine and hops taste and aroma. Reminds me of Redhook IPA too much. Overall it is smooth and very easy to drink, but I’d rather go with something else.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear light orange body with a small, white, quickly disappearing head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma of creamy caramel malts and sweet pine resin hops. Flavor is pretty standard, but has a decent amount of sharp hop bite that carries throughout. Light bodied and fairly well balanced. Smooth drinking and a nice piney aftertaste. Overall, nothing out of the ordinary, but a really good drinking pale ale with a decent bitter backing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael0426 (3) - Prescott, USA - APR 16, 2009 does not count
Fairly typical pale ale in apperance. Nose is a little metalic. Not over-carb as some reviews suggest. Taste tetters along the lines of English Pales, with a lean to the American hop side. Some U.K. bready profiles flirting with a dry finish. I like the finish alot on this one, in fact. Dry and hoppy. I have found my taste for Pale Ale’s comming back home. American IPA’s almost ruined anything less for me. Time to get back to basics for a while. Enjoy!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11553) - 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


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