5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale - Renegade Brewing Company

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

37 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 08-18-2011)
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +36.7%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of SamN
2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks a bit like a wit; unfiltered, lemonade-like looks. Smaller head of soft, thin foam. Aroma is tart with hints of lemongrass with some light yeast smells, with some almost tea-like hops as well. Taste brings up a short burst of sticky hops, then fades to a drier finish with lingering hops rounding out the subtle malt bill. More pronounced IBUs than I expected, but nowhere near a hop bomb for the style. Body is medium-light, crisp and refreshing when cold.

Not a bad session brew, a bit too hoppy for what I'm looking for in a blonde ale. Glad I tired, but likely won't seek this out again.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5% ABV confirmed. 500ml aluminum can with yellow label acquired as part of a 4 pack at me local CO bottle shop and served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I think this is my first (or one of my first) beers from this brewery. No style is indicated on the label.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. Okay thickness and creaminess. Not real fluffy or soft. Head retention is pretty good - about 4-5+ minutes. Spotty inconsistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow. Appears adequately carbonated. Quite clean; no floating yeast particles/sediment is visible.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for what I'm assuming is a blonde ale. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it's far from unique or special. No egregious flaws are obvious.

Sm: Simple clean barley is dominant. Straw. Floral hop character. That's about it.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. There's no real malt presence. It's an average strength aroma and is generically pleasant. I don't find any off-notes.

T: Clean barley, vague pale malts, floral hop character, and soft water. Balanced, but painfully simple. Lacks complexity, subtlety, intricacy, and nuance. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. There's just so little going on here, and unlike simple German style beers, for example, it doesn't have the balance and subtlety nailed down. I certainly like it, and I do think it's apt considering its moniker - I'd sit down with this at 5 o'clock.

Mf: I commend it for its softness, but elsewise there's little here which is notable. It's a standard smooth/wet mouthfeel which is pretty refreshing. Carbonation is slightly overdone. Decent presence on the palate. Very clean and light. Facilitates delivery of the flavours, but doesn't feel custom-tailored specifically to the taste. That said, it does suit it well in a generic sense.

Not oily, gushed, hot boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.

Dr: True to style, it's extremely quaffable; I could easily kill the 4 pack in one sitting. It's probably best considered as a "pitcher with a pizza" kind of beer. The discerning drinker will find little here of interest, but I doubt any beer enthusiasts will truly hate it. I might get it again when out at a bar or restaurant. I think it's an above average brew and is very pleasant, but offers little beyond that. Certainly worth trying once. I think over time its current 76 rating will go up; it's a very approachable beer that would make a good "stepping stone" brew to ease newcomers into craft beer. By no means a bad offering from Renegade.

The highlight for me is the softness of the texture.

High C+

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Hazed dirty yellow, decent lacing

SMELL: Fresh grass, herbal, sweetness, vague spiciness, nutty

TASTE: Very grass, smooth, semisweet, wet, hop oil, floral, mild esters, lemony, peppery, citrus rind, husky finish

A bit raw, perhaps out of sorts. Still a decent sip though. If this brew was cleaned up a bit, we’d be looking at a brew that would be “sessionable.” Great intentions here, and the 16-ounce can always works. This one just slightly misses its mark.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tone77
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Yes, another beer by way of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, musty, a few floral notes. Taste is light, floral, malts, a touch of sweetness. A good thirst quencher but lacking a bit of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not bad, but nothing special.

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of KajII
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear pale yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white fluffy head that reduced down to a medium film with a small collar and had fair runny lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, grassy hops and a funky cheesy yeast with notes of citrus and some kind of adjunct.

The taste was lightly sweet with a bready malt backbone and a slight graininess from the start, becoming just a tad citrusy with a very mild hop presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted only a short time after the swallow, with an lightly bitter American adjunct finish.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery yet slightly creamy texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this was a brew with a very mild flavor, which is typical of an American light ale. Although it was not a bad beer by any means and would make a good light session brew for those hot summer days...

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3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Today is my New CANorado Beer Sunday as the result of my trip to CANorado to visit The Old Lady aka Ma Petite Abeille. I shipped a boatload of CANs back from Mecca and I aim to review every daggone one of them. Slainte! My thanks to the peeps at Colorado Liquor Mart for allowing me to break a sixer.

From the CAN: "5:00 a state of mind rather than a time of day. The feeling of freedom, when you [CAN] go out into the world and be a little Renegade. Brewed in the spirit of making every part of the day 5:00. This floral, yet crisp ale is perfect for an afternoon session of Renegade antics. Drink it in my friends, 5:00 is here to rescue the Renegades from the jaws of the mundane. Best enjoyed in the company of good friends."; "offensively delicious".

The Crack and inverted Glug was textbook and created two fingers of dense, bone-white foam with excellent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden yellow, but that made no difference to Croesus, Mammon and King Midas, all fighting for a taste. Back off, boys, this is mine! Nose had a grassy quality and it may be because I have "Easy Rider" on TV right now, but man, I swear I smell grass. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was pleasantly sweet, almost lager-like, with an underlying grassiness. Finish was semi-sweet and eminently drinkable. I would definitely like this in the cooler in the summertime and at 5%, it is on the cusp of being sessionable.

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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

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2.59/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Beaver13
2.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is subdued - sweet bready honey malts.

The flavor is sweet honey malts with a light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, uninspiring but not offensive.

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3.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is a session beer, if not by abv, then surely by taste and weight. While some blonde ales provide too much hops, this one shies away. Yet, it doesn't go overboard on the malt either. It's lightweight with soft light toasted sweet bread, and a hint of grass/hay. Not a bad picnic beer or during a very hot day. Taste isn't bad, just isn't much, and it's cold and wet.

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale from Renegade Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.