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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
78
okay

18 Reviews
THE BROS
78
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.23
pDev: 26.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 08-18-2011

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 59
Reviews by SamN:
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2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.45/5  rDev -24.1%
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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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psberrier
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of tempest
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Afternoon Ale seems like an apt title. It's crisp and bright with mild toasty malt and spicy hops flavors. This beer leans toward the bitterness, and there's a mild yeasty and fruity element to it. It reminds me more of a kolsch or keller pils than your average blonde. Fun beer. Have another.

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Photo of LucasShrugged
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of robotiks
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 14erFan
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrummyLuke
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of minterro
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of markjarema11
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of blakelive784
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

16 fl oz can served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - pours a pale straw golden color with a thin, fizzy white head. Retention is terrible. You'd be hard pressed to differentiate this from BMC on looks alone.

S - light lemon notes, stale pale malts and bready yeast. There's a strange acidic-vomit note that I can't get past. A really strange off note. I'm mot sure why I'm going to try this....

T - watery malt extract opens over stale yeast. Acrid hops and the same vomit off note close. Watery and poorly built. Has a tonic like taste. Simple and unrefined. I'm positive a novice home brewer can do better.

M - thin and watery. Flat.

D - I don't drain pour, but this is tempting me. Why the hell would you put this on the market? I'd rather have Coors to be perfectly honest. Avoid.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.86/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale from Renegade Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.