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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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3.5
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
fonefan (49376) - 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
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
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Had this at a restaurant in my hometown. I was really impressed. I usually don’t care for many pale ales but this one was good. Nice hoppy, malty taste. Would definitely drink again.

3.4
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap, ESPN Zone Denver. Nice balance of sweet caramel malt and fruity crisp hop character (orange zest, passionfruit).

2.5
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2008
This could be the palest, most boring, most unsatisfying pale ale I’ve had in years. Tastes and smells like... nothing. Stale paper at least has that musty and dry-flakey oxidized smell, this basically smells like a glass of water and a drop of apple juice. Medium to light body, decent frothiness given the thickness, but again it just tastes like air. What gives?

2.9
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a yellow amber with a white 1 finger head. Aromas of caramel matliness and hops. Flavors are a balance between the hops and malts. decent brew but kind of boring.

3.5
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle at ILL V MINN tailgate party. Pours amber with a white head. Faint aroma of wet grains and mild hops. Lighter side of medium bodied with a thin British like texture. Flavor of caramel, nuts, and toasty grains countered by a moderate herbal hop bitterness. Decent job of representing true British character. Good

3
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Hazy amber with a rocky off-white topper, slowly fading. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, grain and caramel. Taste of mild hops, grain, earthy and grassy hops. Finishes dry and mildly bitter, not terribly hoppy.

3.5
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle at GBBF with the shack of disco party dance boyz. Alround rating: Decent balanced pale ale, caramalt character, earthy citrus hop, pepperyness too. Good stuff.


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