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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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3.6
chrisv10 (17474) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, hops, caramel, citrus, fruit, grass and medium bitter.

3.3
jtclockwork (16603) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to Victor. Pours light caramel/gold. Tan head. Nose/taste of sweet and pale malts, fuggles and hops. Medium body. Clean and crisp finish.

3.2
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ Odell. Amber pour with a white head. Strong bread and malt aromas. Very floral, some perfume, and orange zest. Light grass, pine, and biscuit. Flavor is slightly citric, some grass, and biscuit. Toast, bread, and caramel. Light bitterness, slight olive aftertaste.

3
Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours unclear golden with a small white head and lacings. Nose is orange and peachy hops. Medium bodied. Flavor adds a bit of malts. Medium bodied. Tired . .

3.2
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
355ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Bold orange, brief tight off-white head. Pleasant sweet caramelly fruity hops, and a bit zesty, in the aroma. A bit dull and watery in the palate, some gentle carbonation crispens it up. Simple sweet caramelly barley, simple gentle detail-less hops - just sweet and fruity. Quite nondescript apart from the buttered bread finish. OK bitter tingle too. A bit boring, to be honest. Should not be in the "English"-anything style, this is just middle of the road "American".

3.5
Benzai (15624) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy orange color, almost no head. Smell hints of sour, old hops (a bit faint) and lightly musty. Taste lightly hops, bitter, fruity. Nice carbo, low to medium body. Note: Best before February 9th 2011.

3.2
Ferris (15475) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft - Nitro - Piney, grapefruit with an earthy finish. Clear gold with a great white head. Light earthy hops and an almost light sourness with the bitterness. If only tastes as good as it looked.

3.7
bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours hazy light amber with a foamy off-white head. Strong hoppy aroma. Medium body; firm carbonation. Flavor is moderate caramel and strong hop. Seems like quite a melange of hop. Finishes a little florally bitter.

2.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Cloudy amber - yellow head. Weak body. Light hoppy. Caramel, sweetness, a bit boring. Maltyness, fruityness. - Well just boring.

3.3
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small diminishing ivory head. Aromas of carmel, bread and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, bread, light earthiness and some light fruitiness with a crisp lingering moderatly bitter finish.


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