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5 Barrel Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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5 Barrel Pale Ale5 Barrel Pale Ale

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 26
Gots: 77 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma has citrus and pine, with a bit of bready malt. Pours amber-orange with a decent off white foam head, with good retention and lacing. Taste is where this one lets down. Some hop bitterness leads the way along with muted citrus. Floral hops. Nothing too strong. Light bodied and thin. Overall not Odell’s best attempt, but not horrible.

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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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This is a hoppy pale ale, and it goes great with barbecue. 5 Barrel is a modified recipe from their older pale ale, and it seems to have been a successful tweak. It's light but not too light, thanks to the hops. There are just a wee bit too much of them for my taste, but I don't like hoppy, IPA-type beers very much, so there you go. Still worth a shot in the summer out on the patio. I prefer other Odell beers more, but I like everything they put out, so it's not like I wouldn't drink this if given the opportunity.

5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.