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RATINGS: 590   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Tap in Estes Park, Co. Nice and refreshing beer after not having one for awhile. Certainly not as hop induced as an IPA but good for a Pale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours a medium amber, and quite appealing too. Generous rocky meringue head. Dissipates after a few minutes but is quite spectacular at first. Bravo! Nose is a clean, soapy note that is actually good. Ivory soap? A hint of vanilla and green apples. Very smooth body, smooth taste. Everything meshes well - seamless. Slightly high carbonation, moderate malt, moderate hop bite, and a vanilla w/slight creaminess is there. Finishes with hop tartness and a mildly syrupy sweetness. Overall very good for an everyday beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Chill hazed amber body with a small offwhite head. Good lacing. Aroma is earthy hops with a pine and rind edge. Taste features some toasty caramel balancing out the earthy and pine hops. Softer fruits emerge as it warms. Doesnt seem very English but a solid and easy drinking pale ale here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (651) - - FEB 22, 2015
Quite delicately hopped. Spicy with a notable floral aroma. I like it. So many bitters in England are desrcibed as having floral aromas but i generally get bread and stale flowers. This is sweet and fresh like rosewater. Well done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle, pours a murky tan light brown color with a tan head, that fades quickly. Light hop aroma, slightly fruity sweetness, mild hops rather floral. Its not bad a for an english style pale ale its pretty good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Cloudy copper; head is an odd mix of large and small bubbles. Piney hops with big diacetyl nose and plastic. Tastes of hairspray, artificial butter flavor, metallic and chlorine tang, and modest German hop flavor. Chalky palate. Even ignoring the numerous flaws, it is not estery enough, too hoppy and too full bodied for an English style PA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
The girls brought this back with groceries when we were at a family reunion in Colorado. Nice drink between tasting the 17 top 50 beers we had accumulated for the reunion. Takes me back to growing up on the farm with bread rising in a warm oven and the smell of grain a earth seeping in the windows and apples ripening in the sun. A little watery but easy to drink. A bit of citrus at the end adds to the experience. Kind of unexpected quality for something just picked up on a whim.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2011
A hazy rusty orange colored beer with a small off white head that is quick to dissipate. The aroma is floral and fruity with some lemon and pine. The flavor is not very strong but is floral and citrus and extremely smooth without much in the way of bitterness. This beer would be perfect if it were a little more full bodied and full flavored.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pours a see through brown/amber color with a small white head. Lots of carbonation, and good lacing. Aroma is light floral/citrus hops and malt. The taste has a very small amount of sweetness, a very small amount of bitterness, and a good deal of water. Im not a big fan, nothing really stands out and theres not enough complexity and flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a limited head. Citrus, hops and malt on the nose. Flavors are a hop winning battle with the malts, but I did not find this brew to be crazy hoppy. Grapefruit on a apricot canvas. A good pale ale. Thanks to jhammerly for the bottle.


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