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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 26
Gots: 82 | 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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Ratings: 773 | Reviews: 285
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16oz American shaker pint at Denver International.

This beer appears a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with one skinny finger of wispy and fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves some erupting lava spout lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of flinty hard minerals, mild oily citrus, crackery pale malt, faint caramel, and further weak leafy, weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet grainy pale and caramel malt, subtle stone fruit, tart citrus rind, and leafy, slightly grassy hops.

The carbonation is quite high, with its tightly rendered frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, with an average smoothness. It finishes on the dry side - hoppy (leafy, mostly) and stoney.

A fairly straight-ahead, dry, hoppy, sort of hybrid English-American Pale Ale, 'nuff said! Ok, it's easy to drink while watching the Broncos score again, if a tad unbalanced (just like the NFL!)

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.