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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear bright orange, thin head. Aroma is prominent, citrus at the forefront. Flavor is pale malts, a bit of roast. Has a slight alkaline/chalk thing going on. Slightly sweet with a big fresh citrus hop kick at the back end. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2304) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste--the hop profile featured pine and grapefruit and reminded me a lot of SNPA, but the malt base was much sweeter with a dose of caramel. The palate was full and crisp. Finished short and sweet. Overall: A decent pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1787) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Zach. Dark, hazy orange color, with a medium, bubbly, white head. Nose is caramel, grapefruit, butter toffee, chalk, and some resin. Fairly sweet, with a good bitterness. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and a bit astringent. This is a solid, malty, and pretty aggressive pale ale. Very creamy and thick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pine and a hint of citrus. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle picked up the other day at the Co-op… not quite sure why I’ve walked past this one so many times, but I’m glad to have finally tried it. The color is a flat orange color with a two-finger creamy beige cap. Aroma is bright with fruity hops and light malt. Good hop flavors, lightly sweet with a pretty decent bitterness. Soft bready malts. Good stuff, I would love to see it in cans for the summer outdoor excursions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Cloudy copper in color with a thick light tan head. Aroma of citrus and some spruce. Some carmel maltiness in the flavor followed with light citrus hops. Aftertaste of light bitter pine. Crisp mouthfeel with some carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4038) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is somewhat hoppy, citrus/orange with green tea and floral notes. Flavor is a herbal, leafy English pale ale flavor with a touch of sweet malt. Medium bodied and fairly crisp. Decent, but not terribly memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottled. Smell hints at tropical fruits but really mainly straight up and down pale and hops on the nose. First thing you get is a pleasing dryness - comes on like a rye beer. Not a great deal more to it than that. You get some fresh grapefruit at the back but more of a hint than full on flavour. Nice but not a keeper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Have had a few various times. This rating is from a bottle, poured into a glass. Deep golden pour. Thick, foamy white head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is floral, very lightly bitter, grassy, some orange marmalade. Finish is sweet, lightly dry. Pretty refreshing and enjoyable. Solid, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (476) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with thick white head. Aroma was hops, citrus and pine. Taste was citrusy and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (434) - - NOV 13, 2015
Served on tap at the Pepsi Center. Golden brown color with a white head. Hops floral tropical fruit aroma. Light body. Malt floral mild hops and grapefruit flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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