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RATINGS: 587   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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jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
(Bottle). Light orange color, with an medium off white head with moderate lacing. Light hop aroma. Hop taste with earthy flavor on the finish. Also has a light bitterness. Moderate carbonation.

3.4
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Tap, I was pleasantly surprisedwith this one and the amount of hops in it, usually you cant go wrong with that. It also had some caramel backbone. Highly carbonated, but just slightly thin.

3.2
highibus (823) - 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 (3306) - 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 (3028) - 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 (927) - New Jersey, 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 (703) - 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 (783) - 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.


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