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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pours golden with white head, aroma is grassy, floral hops. Taste up front is a nice clean, crisp, floral hop, a bit of bready malt but a smooth not bitter finish. Very nice and drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is malt and peach hop. Flavour is malt, peach, citrus and grapefruit, and a fruity note.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 2, 2010
This is the kind of U.S. beers I like, with that yeasty taste that is so delicious. Very spicy and nice coloured.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12955) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
A bit hazy amber brown, small off-white head. Malty, some leather in the aroma plus aromatic hops. Malty, medium-bodied, some sugary notes, dry hoppy aftertaste. Balanced but quite uninteresting pale ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Tap at brewery. Slightly metallic, nutty, and roasty. Tastes like a thin American Pale Ale. Not bad, but I like the nitro version much more.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Bright amber colour. Slight amber-fruity character. Slight bright hop character. Light passion fruit, hints of tangerine.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(on Nitro at Falling Rock) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, grapefruit, some orange, lavender. Taste is medium sweet, orange, floral, some peach, light grapefruit. Light-medium body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
12 oz bottle, via beerhandy I think. Pours a dark copper with a fluffy beige head. Clear with minimal visible carbonation. Nice soft floral hop aroma over a lightly malty base. Not an extremely potent aroma, but very clean. Hops are definately in the fore, but the finish is very metallic. Minimal malt presance noted. Very lively carbonation, lighter bodied, and fairly refreshing. Iím thinking that the metallic taste may just be due to the variety of hops (Iím thinking Cascades), but there is no mention of varieties used on the label. Eithe way, not especially enjoyable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Amber color, light head, moderate lacing. Nose of toasted caramel, light hop, grass and some hay. The flavor is very metallic, a bright hoppy metal flavor thatís not very good at all. I can choke it back faster, but that only intensifies it. Some caramel and wood in the finish. Iím not looking for bright citrusy hops here, just some body and balance, Iím not seeing either.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Dark, golden color. Thick head. Mild, hoppy aroma. Flavor is very strong hops with bit of malt to soften it. Strong metallic aftertaste. Good, but not a very complex flavor.


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