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RATINGS: 593   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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3.2
highibus (821) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pours a light light copper with big head. Dissapates with decent lacing. No real aroma noted, just a slight astingency. Flavor is fine, but fairly muted. I guess I just don’t appreciate an old standard pale anymore. Not bad, just nothing there.

3.6
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
on tap at papago... pours a darker hazy copper color than the ipa with a similar head... fluffy, soapy and white with lots of clingy lace. the aroma is of very soapy british style hoppiness... mixed in are a fruitiness of some sort, orange, flowers, caramel and soft earthy spices. the flavor is a nice blend of the aroma characteristics... with a spicy dry finish and a dryness which continues to parch the mouth into the aftertaste. lots o’ hops in this one! so much so that the mouth feel is prickly from them! medium bodied with a nice sessionable mouth feel...7/4/7/3/15/3.6

2.9
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2009
14 karat pour produces a fluffy white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is of lemongrass, caramel, and resin. Flavor follows with a lingering bitterness that sticks to the palate after the sip. Not bad but nothing about this beer makes me want to buy another.

3.3
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours a clear amber with a big white head. Light aroma, of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste is a blend of hops and malt, both sweet and bitter. Lingering light bitterness. Decent.

3.1
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear light orange body with a small, white, quickly disappearing head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma of creamy caramel malts and sweet pine resin hops. Flavor is pretty standard, but has a decent amount of sharp hop bite that carries throughout. Light bodied and fairly well balanced. Smooth drinking and a nice piney aftertaste. Overall, nothing out of the ordinary, but a really good drinking pale ale with a decent bitter backing.

2.9
brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2009
pretty average pale ale, not much complexity, straight forward and simple. slightly better than fat tire

3.2
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Pours a nice amber with a white head. Aroma is hops, citrus and caramel. Flavor is hops, citrus, pine, caramel, malt. Decent Pale Ale.

3.4
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Draft at Brewery Aug ’08: Poured a amber color with a thin white head. The aroma was citrus and hops. The taste is sweet, grassy, hoppy, and a bitter aftertaste. Overall, a tasty brew.

3.2
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a 2 finger off-white head that results in nice lacing. The nose is caramel and light citrus hops. Taste is caramel, bread and light hops with a semi-bitter finish. Medium mouth feel. Decent pale.

3.6
scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear amber-golden, with a big two finger head, good lingering lacing. Very fruity aroma of apple, fig and caramel. Medium-thin, crisp body. Malty apple caramel up front. Pine resiny and grapefruit hop flavors pick up at the end, with a satisfyingly bitter aftertaste.


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