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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

660 Ratings
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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 22
Gots: 31 | 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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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

04-27-2014 17:42:11 | More by Foyle
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Kenai4

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

04-24-2014 00:48:26 | More by JamesStreet
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JackOfAll

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-20-2014 22:54:19 | More by JackOfAll
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Beestin

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-20-2014 20:02:08 | More by Beestin
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-18-2014 17:37:21 | More by billhelm
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viers002

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-18-2014 00:55:55 | More by viers002
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-17-2014 23:54:04 | More by thugherman
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-16-2014 01:42:14 | More by ToddKehoe
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-13-2014 21:14:34 | More by PA-Michigander
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an adnams ghost ship pint glass.

Thick head with good lacing.

Smell: Big hop bang followed by a spicyness

Taste: hop bang just like the smell. Bitter and piney. The pinyness fades after a while and leads to citrus spicyness.

Mouthfeel: smooth and cold even when it's not, which is strange!

A beer for all year round. I feel it would go down great with a summer BBQ

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 18:45:09 | More by Sam-VW
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Wyoming

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03-28-2014 00:01:15 | More by cbcrunch
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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a rich golden in color with a creamy, slightly tan head. Head retention is very good and subsequently, so is the lacing. Really a beautiful looking pour.

S- Starts off with a fairly strong hop bang. The hops aren't to the level of an American IPA style, but still prominent and fairly bitter. Hop character is mostly spicy and a little floral. Small malt backbone is detectable underneath the hops bitterness.

T- Starts with a moderate to almost strong hops bitterness bang, just like the scent. Hops bitterness is surprisingly more piney than floral, but the spiciness is still there. Not much malt is detectable in the taste like it was in the scent. Moderately strong lingering bitterness sticks around on the tongue.

M- This one pretty much feels like a classic English pale, except a little more carbonated than usual. Moderately smooth and fairly easy drinking, yet still packs a bit of a hop punch.

Overall, this is just a solid flagship beer for a pretty awesome brewery. Nothing groundbreaking as far as an English pale goes, but still nothing wrong with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.