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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ChrisKayler, May 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Minn_Joe, May 30, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +4.7%

maDUECEgunner, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

dwoolley1, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

camelgar, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jonkerbaugh, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Jabartheljr, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

DerwinWentworth, May 07, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Misc.: Best by July 24, 2013

Poured a orange amber sparkling color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Pretty bubbly underneath. Decent amount of sporadic lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down.

Floral hops leads the way with the smell. Also citrus hops - orange peel, orange, grapefruit and faint lemon - with a lasting bitter, slightly resin hops finish.

Tasted more like a pale ale than the smell. Got floral hops, orange rind, grapefruit, grass hops and bread. That bitterness goes away with the taste.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Refreshing, slightly bitter finish.

A very good beer for my first try at O’Dell’s. Good thing I have a few more in my hotel bathroom sink.

BucannonXC5, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Sande, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

tigermaniac72, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

plumcrazyfx, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

dubmax, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Black_ox, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a cloudy medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that slowly reduced, down to a large puddle of foam with a medium collar which produced excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was of biscuit malts, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) and a light tropical fruity ester (pineapple).

The taste was lightly sweet and rather malty with a touch of caramel and a bold fruitiness from the start, but quickly progressed into a much hoppier taste with a superb bitter citrus ending. The flavor lasted for a long while proceeding the swallow with a light sweetness hanging on, but not to be overdone by the bitter citrus flavor that eventually outlasted and lingered for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body and distinctly dry in texture with a carbonation that was just about medium in intensity.

Overall this was a delicious tasting Pale Ale with a nice sweet fruitiness that blended very well with the bitter citrus hoppiness, making this a very easy to drink and satisfying brew...


KajII, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

leeo, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

prlykens, Apr 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

MissMeg, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Schlafly33, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

HuskyinPDX, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Apr 01, 2013
5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.