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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 25
Gots: 56 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

birchstick, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

stogirelli, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

dugly2ugly, Jul 07, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev 0%

rkarimi, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

davek72, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

phigg82, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

5 Barrel Pale Ale pours a pale and transparent copper color with a medium sized fluffy white head.

There is a spiced malt nose with a bit of a citrus hoppy kick.

The flavor starts with a grainy malts, with a faint sweetness. There is a bit of spice and pine, and a light citrus bitterness toward the end. It is a fairly simple beer, and not anything that I

The mouthfeel can best be described as not offensive. It is light bodied, somewhat smooth but still a bit grainy, with a medium carbonation.

This is fairly bland and just not that exciting.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Jun 22, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

DemoniChris, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SteeleWright, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Localdrinklax, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gerred, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of gleemonger
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy yellowish orange with a small white head that sits around for a little while, leaving some nice lacing.

Biscuity, grainy malt aroma with some floral hops. Kind of sweet smelling, like honey. Pretty refreshing.

Very biscuity and fruity, slightly sweet. Not a huge hop presence, but it's there in a floral and citrusy dept. Not bitter at all. Maybe a tad on the grainy side for my taste, but pretty good.

Fairly light body with moderate carbonation. Pretty creamy and smooth, and refreshing.

Pretty nice. Nothing super exciting, but a nice basic English Pale Ale that I'd definitely reach for on a hot summer day, and could easily drink a few.

gleemonger, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DrTSimon, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hoosier222002, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

stumac, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

robdip9, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jharris0624, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jreindl, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Algebrew
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured a slightly musty copper with standard off white head which held a nice cap.

Smell: Hops bleed through the most here, but the smell is light and subtle - a soft pale ale.

Taste: The beginning rushes in with hops and sour fruit tones; the middle peaks the bitterness of the hops; the end lingers in the bitterness for a bit longer, but fades into a sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Moderate on all levels: thickness, fizz, etc.

Overall: Probably my least favorite brew from Odell, but it is still a well-rounded pale ale.

Algebrew, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ChrisKayler, May 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Minn_Joe, May 30, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Bottling date 1.18.13.

Look- Clear deep amber with a finger and a half of white froth that falls quickly. Very nice lacing.

Smell- Mild, bready, earthy undertones with a mild flash of citrus and spice. Appealing.

Taste- Follows the aroma - toast and light brown sugar accompanied by a bit of citrus zest and black tea. Interesting flavors, just enough bitterness emerges through the sip. Modest earthy, herbal hop flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, soft carbonation. Easy drinking.

Overall- A very, very nice everyday pale. Complex enough to make it interesting, light and clean enough to have with pasta for dinner. Recommended.

Lawl3ss, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

maDUECEgunner, May 29, 2013
5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.