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RATINGS: 589   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2009
pretty average pale ale, not much complexity, straight forward and simple. slightly better than fat tire

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1546) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (671) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle courtesy of aplusbreaks. Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells of earthy and dry. Tastes Tastes sweet and lightly spicy with a peppry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
<b>Bottle 355ml.</b>
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wood, yeasty fruit, yeasty spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
12oz bottle. cloudy orange color. pours with little head. lots of lemony hop aroma, classic english malts are present as well. the abundance of hops give this beer a lush juicy citric taste. great bitterness. a solid, simple american pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Had this at a restaurant in my hometown. I was really impressed. I usually dont care for many pale ales but this one was good. Nice hoppy, malty taste. Would definitely drink again.


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