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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
foyle (410) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Appearance: 1" cream colored head recedes quickly with mild lacing. Color is a cloudy amber, no visible carbonation. Aroma: floral and citrus hops dominate the nose with some malt in the background. Mouthfeel: light to medium body with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: kind of an odd combination. The floral hops are dominate with some citrus hop bitterness in the finish. The malt flavor is mild and this beer seems to need some more balance between the malt and hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (12487) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7515) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft at a small restaurant in the middle of nowhere, Colorado. Poured a clear golden color, with a small white head. Aroma was nice, light citrus notes. Floral hop character. Flavor had pine, citrus. Pretty tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and earthy hop. Medium body, citrus, caramel, light resin finish, good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1341) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a clear gold with light carbonation and white head. A malty and grainy aroma. A faint taste thats water down of citrus, malts and grains. A sweet citrus and dey grain aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (625) - Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Nice earthy hops with a hint of pine in the aroma. I thought the scent would be stronger, hoppier. Good looking dark golden color with a very sticky bright white cloud of foam. Tastes malty and smooth with some hops in the aftertaste. Perfectly accentuates the difference between a pale ale and an IPA. Very drinkable; I could have several in one sitting. Good solid palate. This deserves to be a top 50 pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (500) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2016
The aroma is light hops, citrus. Pours a clear light copper/orange, with white head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium/light, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. I think a very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blahbobbyblah (88) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Poured from brother-in-laws growler which makes it even better. Not the best Odell I have had but works well today.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2407) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste--the hop profile featured pine and grapefruit and reminded me a lot of SNPA, but the malt base was much sweeter with a dose of caramel. The palate was full and crisp. Finished short and sweet. Overall: A decent pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2015) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Zach. Dark, hazy orange color, with a medium, bubbly, white head. Nose is caramel, grapefruit, butter toffee, chalk, and some resin. Fairly sweet, with a good bitterness. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and a bit astringent. This is a solid, malty, and pretty aggressive pale ale. Very creamy and thick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6415) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pine and a hint of citrus. Crisp finish.


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