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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ipaordie (4) - USA - FEB 7, 2006
Not bad, but not one to remember or seek out. The label indicates a hoppy flavor, but I didnít taste much...at all. Opaque appearance with no particulates, slightly fruity taste, but needs a little more puch -- MORE HOPS would do the trick. Golden-to-orange in color. Nice packaging.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AbbeyRoade (397) - Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Nice orange amber hue. Fresh clean citrusy hop aroma and flavor to match. A bit effervescent and bitter on the tongue so not incredibly sessionable but not bad either. Not very sweet but not sour.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (97) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Pours golden with a thin white head. A small aroma of hops but not much. A very very bitter taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4067) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
(bottle) hazy amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of caramel and manure, quite resinous, with some notes of gooseberries, honeymolen and grapes. flavour is mostly grapes and caramel, slightly starchy, with a hint of talcum powder, some gently roasted malts and a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
On draft. Was on a vacation and didnít take notes. Only rated the beer and enjoyed the time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (173) - 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 Iíd say.†

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (92) - Minneapolis, - NOV 17, 2014
Easy drinking pale ale. Doesnít stand out for me compared to some others but tastes good and goes does smooth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshRaburn (42) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bottled import. Pours very hazy dark orange colour. Decent hop flavours and aroma, comes across much more hoppy than the 38 IBUs or whatever it says on the Odell website. Pleasant, pretty typical American Pale Ale (definitely not an English Pale Ale in any sense).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElectroMod (126) - - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours hazy orange with a fluffy but quickly disappearing white head. Didnít really pick up much on the aroma; hops but not much else, slightly metallic too. Taste is much better - orangey zest, hoppy, with a nice balanced malt backbone. Overall, a pretty decent little beer; may re-rate at a later date as I was suffering with a little bit of a cold at the time of drinking!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Shapiro85 (16) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Nice hoppy beer. Smells flowery, complex taste. Overall not a bad beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Tap at the Pure Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is citrus nettle hop. The flavour is medium bitter witn a zesty citrus, woody, resin, hop bitter palate. Moderate to light bodied with average carbonation. A super session ale!


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