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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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86
very good

761 Ratings
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 26
Gots: 69 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-09-2005

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.
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Photo of play36
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

No real smell or taste, too blah for me.

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too bland of a taste for me

Photo of erushing
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maedhros09
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I enjoyed the abundant fresh hops character of this brew - it is highly aromatic. However, the palate was a bit dry for my taste, lacking a solid malt backbone to stand up to the hops. My reference for this sort of style is the Anchor Liberty, one of my favorite beers. The Odell 5 Barrel is still very enjoyable, though.

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber with a nice head of bone froth on top. Thin lacing but I've let the beer sit too long (had to feed the dogs).
The aroma of crisp English malted barley and noble hops.
A fine flavor of the malt punctuated with a hoppy finish that leaves a nice bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is a crisp and refreshing ale that is also smooth with light/medium effervescence.
One of my favorite pale ales and the best English style that I can recall. Well done Doug Odell!

Photo of herman77
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kpowledge
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ilafan
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrRei
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a hazy, Amber ale. Ms all white head...average appearance. My he smell is soft,mbalanced between spicy hops and sweetish smelling malt. Some citrus notes. Tasty. The finish is long and slightly bitter, refreshing and drinkable.

Photo of BCPope
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Green Flash pint glass

A: Pours deep golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles laces well.

S: Sweet bready caramel malt, a little citrus, a little floral.

T: Pine and floral hops, light fruity notes, a hint of citrus, a bit grassy, some earthy spice, backed with light caramel malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Solid brew, quite drinkable.

Photo of Norseman
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of tomahite
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Derrill
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mealhouse
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Aspen10
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Tbrodsky
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Alexbumb
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.