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RATINGS: 524   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (1010) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bready malt aroma with light citrusy and spicy hops and caramel malts Pours a hazy orange amber color with big fluffy lasting white head Resinous hop flavor with grapefruit and bready caramel malts Med body med CO2 refreshing bitter finish Enjoyable apa could drink a few of these ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2996) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Amber orange pour with white head. Herbal, spice, and lighter sweet tones.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (154) - - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Very hoppy in flavour but not overwhelmingly so. An enjoyably fruity, floral hint too

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Light amber with thin white head. Aromas of toffee apples. Taste medium sweet, light bitter and trace of sourness. Sustained carbonation. Very drinkable if slightly bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1670) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3544) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
I guess one of the 10 half barrel kegs made it down to Austin. Smells like weed. Rich amber color. White head lo ses its lace and head one the way down. Flavors of bitterness, and flowers. Extra fizzy body its all that remains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2129) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottles from Beers of Europe and Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy amber ale with a chewy orange marmalade flavour, slight burnt toffee notes and a silky smooth slight bitter finish. Superb!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskilover85 (17) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Typical Odell ale. Great color has a nice smell but the taste is where its at. Great beer that keeps you wanting more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2480) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; light clear copper pour with big fluffy magnolia head, tangerine and caramel aroma, taste has light pine with grapefruit a hint of sweet caramel, a hint of orange bitter finish very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft - Nitro - Piney, grapefruit with an earthy finish. Clear gold with a great white head. Light earthy hops and an almost light sourness with the bitterness. If only tastes as good as it looked.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freeofthoughts (647) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a nice dark gold, hint of copper with some off white fizz. The aroma is pale cereal grains with a moderate hop character. The flavor is nice and smooth grains, smooth cereal and light biscuit with some light citrus and earthy floral hops along with a little fruity peach like flavor, all moderate throughout the beer. Pretty easy going and would bee a great session beer.


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