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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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5 Barrel Pale Ale5 Barrel Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

656 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 22
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-31-2014 08:15:27 | More by zestar
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-26-2014 01:26:06 | More by Andkr3w
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mverity

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-25-2014 04:42:58 | More by mverity
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light brown to amber in color with a bit of haziness. An inch thick rocky white head is present. Aroma of piney hops dominates and light malt is faint. The piney hops are also at the front of the palate. I also get some light grains but they struggle to make their presence known throughout even the fade. This beer is dry and crisp. It just seems more like an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro tap version into a pint glass.
A love medium-dark amber with a thin head of dense, creamy foam.

The aroma seems a bit muted. I get biscuit up front and a bit of tropical fruit. Mango, orange, maybe a hint of peach.

The taste is very nice, sweet up front with the hops muted a bit. I get bread and maybe a bit of candied fruit. There is a nice hoppy finish with a hint of citrus and grass and some lingering, light bitterness. Went great with a burger.

The mouthfeel is the highlight of this nitro version. Smooth, creamy and mouth-coating. Just awesome.

Overall, really enjoyed this beer. Would love to have it again. may have to pick up a growler.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-24-2014 17:23:23 | More by SD-Alefan
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +5%

05-21-2014 01:57:12 | More by searsclone
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Wyoming

4/5  rDev +5%

05-20-2014 21:56:30 | More by etreesh
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4/5  rDev +5%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

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Illinois

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05-16-2014 00:15:27 | More by Jeffh84
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-14-2014 03:38:54 | More by davegray
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

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05-07-2014 05:16:27 | More by NjalThorgeirsson
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours an almost hazy golden honey with a tight single finger of creamy beige head that rockily settles but maintains fairly well. Good retention; little lacing to speak of.

S:
Fresh, sweet hop aroma. Bready malt backbone with citrus hop smells, fresh cut grass, lemon pepper, some hints at yeasty phenols.

T:
Mild but quite hoppy. Crisp and even-handed with earthy, woodsy hops and a caramel malt presence holding it all together.

M:
Light-medium bodied; crisp and flat with good carbonation and a relatively quick finish.

O:
Pretty decent pale ale.
Pours nice and maintains a decent head. Has a deceptively fruity nose for how earthy and spicy the hops come through in the flavor. The beer is quite drinkable, evenly presented (at least that is the way I would put it).
Would probably have again; worth trying if you're curious.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 22:51:16 | More by TheDoctor
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Foyle

Wyoming

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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