medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Gold with thin white head, good lacing.
Some biscuit in the taste, but mostly light fruits and a mild hop finish. Such smooth, enjoyable drinking.
More of an American pale in my opinion (hop fruitiness, alcohol %, etc.), though the hop finish is reminiscent of more subtle English pales. I would drink this all summer long if I could afford to. Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Best Colorado beer I’ve had. Like its says very hoppy and fruity. Very drinkable, I find myself not getting turned off after a few. rdenney18 (109) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
One of my favorite pale ales ever!!! I was pumped to find it available in omaha.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
Pours richly honey colored with a tall, lasting froth. Superb lacing with a full creamy canopy. Aromas of malted biscuits and a pinch of citrus. medium full nectar with good carbonation creating a fine, cotton soft texture. This is an outstanding specimen. Balanced malt to hop ratio brings out a wonderful citrus rind spiced biscuit laden maltiness. The finish is balanced with a lingering mild aspirin burn. Overall: it’s balanced and delicious with freshness at it’s peak. Theres a very subtle fruitiness that reveals itself as it warms. Delicioso! Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
12 oz bottle - This was a complete surprise to me! Coming from Portland I’ll admit I’m a bit of a beer snob, but this little gem from Ft. Collins, CO just might be my new favorite pale ale! Although, I as an IPA fan the large amount of real flower hops made it very yummy. Please distribute in Oregon!!!
weisinator (67) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
On tap from Wyman’s Number Five in Denver: Very hoppy with well-balanced bitterness and malty sweetness.Slight fruity notes. I wouldn’t have known this existed if it weren’t for the coaster the waitress put down. I’m glad she did. I need to find this in bottles and have them shipped to me in Nebraska. dailybrews (6) - st louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
The best pale ale out there. This beer has a light refreshing body as well as enough hops to satisfy the IPA lover. Beautifuly brewed. Four or five pints of 5 Barrel might start a love affair with this beer. wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Yes. Yes. Yes. My fave of my beer’sploration so far. Great color, appearance, head, balance, aroma. Huzzah! AtronSeige (1535) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 22, 2014
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity, citrus, orange. Medium malt, biscuity.
Appearance: Body: Slightly hazy, copper. Head: Large, frothy head. Good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Medium hops flavours, fruity, orange. Light malt
Mouthfeel: Medium light body. Medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Very nice!
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
10A. American Pale Ale swanmann (772) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This is one of my faves from O’dell’s. When I’m lookin’ for something a little less intense than IPA I reach for one of these.