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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, bit of apple on nose and toffee, taste is sweet, sugary, pine, a bit more green apple.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (818) - 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. 

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   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (orange, apricot, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, slightly metallic. Fairly nice aroma, but kinda thin and watery and a little sour and metallic too. Has potential, but also has problems.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
somewhat hoppy, carmel flavor, small head, and a bit weak for my taste, kind of plain for being so hoppy, nothing special

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours hazy golden-copper with a thin, light tan head. Aroma is spicey/piney hops and some sweet malt. Flavor is nicely bitter with toasted & caramel malts. Flavor hops a bit too resinous. Medium-bodied with pine resin in the finish. I’d rather have a Boulevard Pale Ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a limited head. Citrus, hops and malt on the nose. Flavors are a hop winning battle with the malts, but I did not find this brew to be crazy hoppy. Grapefruit on a apricot canvas. A good pale ale. Thanks to jhammerly for the bottle.

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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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