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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle; pours cloudy copper with a beige head; floral aroma with citrus and caramel notes; taste is light bitter with caramel, citrus, and floral notes; dry, bitter finish with some lingering floral notes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Bottled, 355ml from Wine Lord in Hockley Birmingham. Hazy orange gold with white head. There is a fruity, orange hopped nose to this on pouring which translates into the beer itself. Hoppy and lightly bittering, just a hint of resin, some tropical fruit but mostly citrus notes. Easy on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Orangey Gold in colour. Hoppy; grassy and oily resinous hops, some pine. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Malty backbone. Nice hoppy/fruity/malty balance. Very drinkable. (2011-03-13)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewtalita (319) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2016
Golden, hazy, low lingering head. Aroma tofee, soapy. Palate heavy, oily. Medium carbonation. Taste balanced, malty notes, slight toffee and breadcrumbs. Actually I quite enjoy lack of hopiness. Bottle from 2014, aged hop character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Minnesota Beer Trip #243. Slightly hazy amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, grain, mild citrus. The taste is grainy malt and citrus. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft at a small restaurant in the middle of nowhere, Colorado. Poured a clear golden color, with a small white head. Aroma was nice, light citrus notes. Floral hop character. Flavor had pine, citrus. Pretty tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13661) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and earthy hop. Medium body, citrus, caramel, light resin finish, good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a clear gold with light carbonation and white head. A malty and grainy aroma. A faint taste thats water down of citrus, malts and grains. A sweet citrus and dey grain aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (745) - Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Nice earthy hops with a hint of pine in the aroma. I thought the scent would be stronger, hoppier. Good looking dark golden color with a very sticky bright white cloud of foam. Tastes malty and smooth with some hops in the aftertaste. Perfectly accentuates the difference between a pale ale and an IPA. Very drinkable; I could have several in one sitting. Good solid palate. This deserves to be a top 50 pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (540) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2016
The aroma is light hops, citrus. Pours a clear light copper/orange, with white head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium/light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. I think a very good beer.


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