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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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3.5
imdownthepub (15524) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Bottled, 355ml from Wine Lord in Hockley Birmingham. Hazy orange gold with white head. There is a fruity, orange hopped nose to this on pouring which translates into the beer itself. Hoppy and lightly bittering, just a hint of resin, some tropical fruit but mostly citrus notes. Easy on the palate. Enjoyable.

2.2
DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy orange. Aroma of stale hops, a bit floral and a bit of malt. Flavor has light malt sweetness, some husky graininess and stale hops bitterness. Light to medium-bodied. Seems too old.

3.2
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, bit of apple on nose and toffee, taste is sweet, sugary, pine, a bit more green apple.

2.8
Theis (15150) - 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.

3.5
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Minnesota Beer Trip #243. Slightly hazy amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, grain, mild citrus. The taste is grainy malt and citrus. Medium bodied.

3.4
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Sample from a bottle at Jonesy’s Eatbar in Denver. The beer is a pale amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops aroma with citrusy undertones. Medium body with herbal and floral hops flavors, as well as some citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy up front with a citrusy aftertaste. Decent all around.

1.7
crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
It sounded like it would be good, but was underwhelming. It is light and grainy with not a large amount of hops.

3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(on Nitro at Falling Rock) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, grapefruit, some orange, lavender. Taste is medium sweet, orange, floral, some peach, light grapefruit. Light-medium body.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Tap @ 16th Colorado Brewfest. Pours copper to amber with a huge foamy off-white head. Oaked caramel malt aroma with a fruity hop nose. Pine hop and caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and creamy.

3.1
Christian (13927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with a pine note. Sweet malty flavour with pine hop flavour but not enough bitterness 6-3-5-3-11

2010 re-rate: Noted some peach hops and better bitterness


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