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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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3.3
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Pours medium yellow with fair white head that quickly diminishes. Nose is bright and floral, very hoppy. The flavor is dominated by crystal hops, with some nice malt balance and just a hint of smokiness. My bottle had little ascerbic ketone character. Not complex but good.

3.2
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a nice dark gold, hint of copper with some off white fizz. The aroma is pale cereal grains with a moderate hop character. The flavor is nice and smooth grains, smooth cereal and light biscuit with some light citrus and earthy floral hops along with a little fruity peach like flavor, all moderate throughout the beer. Pretty easy going and would bee a great session beer.

3.6
scoth (682) - 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
graham_murphy (672) - - 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.

3.3
rosskyle (670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Served on tap at the Pepsi Center. Golden brown color with a white head. Hops floral tropical fruit aroma. Light body. Malt floral mild hops and grapefruit flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
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
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
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. Doesn’t seem very English but a solid and easy drinking pale ale here.

1.8
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, 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.

2.9
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.


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