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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

5 Barrel Pale Ale5 Barrel Pale Ale

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86
very good

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The distinctive hop character of our 5 Barrel Pale Ale is due to the extraction of essential oils from select hops. We treat 5 Barrel Pale Ale to an infusion of fresh whole hop flowers in the Hop Back and the Fermentor, as well as four hop additions during the kettle boil. We like how this gives the beer a fresh, lively flavor and aroma.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-09-2005)
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rye726

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly average pale ale. Nothing too special going on here. Kind of an amber brown color with a tan head. The nose has a subtle malt profile under a citrus hop presence. The taste has hops up front and settles to some mild caramel malts. The average body is refreshing and has decent carbonation. A good pale ale, but not the most interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 17:08:05 | More by rye726
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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an adnams ghost ship pint glass.

Thick head with good lacing.

Smell: Big hop bang followed by a spicyness

Taste: hop bang just like the smell. Bitter and piney. The pinyness fades after a while and leads to citrus spicyness.

Mouthfeel: smooth and cold even when it's not, which is strange!

A beer for all year round. I feel it would go down great with a summer BBQ

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A- Pours a rich golden in color with a creamy, slightly tan head. Head retention is very good and subsequently, so is the lacing. Really a beautiful looking pour.

S- Starts off with a fairly strong hop bang. The hops aren't to the level of an American IPA style, but still prominent and fairly bitter. Hop character is mostly spicy and a little floral. Small malt backbone is detectable underneath the hops bitterness.

T- Starts with a moderate to almost strong hops bitterness bang, just like the scent. Hops bitterness is surprisingly more piney than floral, but the spiciness is still there. Not much malt is detectable in the taste like it was in the scent. Moderately strong lingering bitterness sticks around on the tongue.

M- This one pretty much feels like a classic English pale, except a little more carbonated than usual. Moderately smooth and fairly easy drinking, yet still packs a bit of a hop punch.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nice dark golden color with nice clarity to it, glows a lithe lighter when held up to the light. Nice white cap with really good lacing to it. Good looking beer.

Slight citrus hop spiciness coming through in the initial aromas. Very bready, like warm buttered biscuits, probably some roasted pale malts.

Taste is on par with the smell. Very bready, liked buttered home made bread that's a little well done around the crust. Primarily spicy hops come through here, but it's all pretty mild hop profile.

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App: Pours a rich amber, with color similar to canned pumpkin. Very tight and creamy one finger head settles slow and even leaving high, dense lacing all around the glass.

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.