5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale
Renegade Brewing Company

5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale
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Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Blonde Ale - American
3.32 | pDev: 13.86%
Jul 17, 2018
Aug 18, 2011
5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale
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3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jul 17, 2018
3.67 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jun 08, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Can

Poured into a DFH glass a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, with some pretty nice carbonation, and with a one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with a little citrus. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, citrusy. Medium body, ABV hidden nicely. Overall a pretty tasty brew, a nice thirst quencher.

May 30, 2018
3.15 by fastsite from Colorado on Dec 11, 2017
3.62 by ToddSoonerFan from Iowa on Aug 05, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by schoolboy from Ohio

I had a newer cousin of this brew recently - one with lemongrass and ginger added but that presumably is this brew as a base (my assumption). Those spices really worked, and lacking them, this is not nearly as satisfying.

It opens with great head and foam - truly outstanding. That foam sticks around a long time. The aroma is typical, clean and fresh and not overburdened with hops or anything else, just a tad of yeast smell.

The taste is fresh and clean. I guessed blonde ale and then checked, so they seem right on the style.

Overall, this is pretty decent, and I like the sentiment of the name - start easy! Recommended for when you don't want to get wasted. Yet.

Aug 03, 2017
4.07 by Jeremiah87 from Colorado on Jul 18, 2017
3.2 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Jul 09, 2017
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3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by mactrail from Washington

Attractive golden brew with plenty of foam in the chalice. Not much perceptible aroma. Fairly crisp and well-carbonated in the mouth, best features. Extremely light body.

There's a hint of Kölsch taste but then it tapers into a plain and dirty finish. Slightly astringent aftertaste but no trace of hops. Metallic note. From the 12 oz can in the Colorado mixed 12-pack purchased at Grapevine Liquors.

Jul 02, 2017
3.15 by GRG1313 from California on May 03, 2017
3.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Sep 07, 2016
4.28 by evanwoertz from California on Sep 03, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Should not be rated as a Blonde Ale, as the brewery counts it as a Kolsch.

Anyways, 5 o'clock pours a lightly hazy golden hay color, with a head that looks like it's going to fizzle out but it doesn't. It's very loosely knit and looks carbonated like a soda, but leaves impressive lace on the sides and keeps its head a good while. 40% opacity.

Smells like cake batter. Also...a bit of baked, honey-drizzled grains.

Flavor is sharp and bitter to start, but quickly fades to a honey-like sweetness and carrot cake finish. Lingering bitterness buzzes on the palate as the tug of war between sweet and bitter comes to an end.

Feel is light, crispy, and a touch aggressive in its sharpness/carbonation. A bit of pastiness finishes the feel.

Overall, not an impressive ale...I like the carrot cake aspect, but this beer can't decide if it wants to be a sweet Kolsch or a bitter one, instead turning out like carrot cake baked with dandilions and grass clippings. It gets tiring after half a can, which is not good at all, I may end up pouring the rest out. I suppose if you're sweating in the hot sun and need something to cool you down, this would work - but so would any other lighter styled beer on the shelf.

May 26, 2016
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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by parkcenterlounge from Colorado

I liked this beer on first impression. Light easy but not watery tasting. I say great

May 17, 2016
3.27 by BruceHartford3 from Nebraska on Apr 11, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by OrestesMethuon from Montana

Very easy-drinking; super pale, with good dry malts, grassy bite, and crisp textures; refreshing, morning-appropriate drinker. Not a life-changing kölsch, but still entirely solid.

Feb 24, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus (orange), slight hops, hint of tea, pale malt, and slight spice. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight earthy malt, slight wheat, spice, pale malt, hops, hint of tea, and orange. Overall, enh the earthy malt and tea are too strong, but the citrus is a nice addition.

Jan 02, 2016
3.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Nov 14, 2015
3 by j-rod18 from North Dakota on Nov 14, 2015
3.12 by CrummyLuke from Nebraska on Nov 06, 2015
3.77 by beer_bottle from Colorado on Oct 13, 2015
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3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by dcscientist from Colorado

This one was decent, but I was hoping for some more flavor. I guess it's a session beer more than anything. A recurring problem I've had with this brewery is that they tend to mis-classify their beers. I'd call this a very light session ale, not so much a golden. Tasted a bit watered down to me. Still looking for that Renegade beer that really deserves their reputation.

Sep 25, 2015
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3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Sampled also last night on 9/11/15. Comes in a 12-ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "Michelob Fine Ales" pilsner glass.

Brew pours a clear golden-yellow in color with close to a 1-finger foamy white head. Some spotty lacing was seen when sipped. Aroma is of grains with some floral hops and maybe a hint of spice. Pretty much can be said for the taste with a hint of probably lemon zest. Slightly hoppy and dry finish. Just on the lighter-side of medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall it was OK as I am not a big fan of this brew style.

Sep 12, 2015
3.86 by RogueCheddar from Colorado on Sep 05, 2015
3.8 by Drew03cmc from Kansas on Sep 01, 2015
3.15 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Aug 19, 2015
3.75 by afsdan from Colorado on Aug 16, 2015
3 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Aug 14, 2015
3.45 by mojohawk21 from Missouri on Jul 18, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured a clear, golden yellow with a small, thin white head. Smelled of grassy hops and toasted caramel. Nice sweetness up front with a spicy bite. Mild piney hops.

Jul 06, 2015
3.49 by markjarema11 from Alabama on Jul 06, 2015
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3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by dar482 from New York

The beer comes in a clear golden color.

The beer is quite mild. Pale malt, some bready sweetness throughout, a metallic finish, in general a watery brew.

Jul 04, 2015
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3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by tempest from New York

Afternoon Ale seems like an apt title. It's crisp and bright with mild toasty malt and spicy hops flavors. This beer leans toward the bitterness, and there's a mild yeasty and fruity element to it. It reminds me more of a kolsch or keller pils than your average blonde. Fun beer. Have another.

Jun 30, 2015
3.6 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Jun 01, 2015
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3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A very hazy light straw yellow colored body holds up a frothy white head. Slow head recession leaves an eventual light film. Light random patches of lacing stay on the glass.

Aroma: This style, and more to the point -- this beer smells like wet breakfast cereal. There's a wet cardboard aroma in there with a touch of sweetness that may or may not remind me of honey.

Taste: Sweet and malty up front, and with a cereal grain thing about it. The hops seem to kick in here, whereas in the aroma not so much. The finish is slightly grassy and balances out the malty sweet beginning.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body. Goes down pretty easy.

Overall: Not outstanding, not bad. Easy to drink. They should have added some citrus zest and made it a summer ale, and it would have received a better rating from me. Otherwise pretty forgettable.

May 16, 2015
3.22 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on May 08, 2015
2.99 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 05, 2015
3.75 by 14erFan from Colorado on Apr 08, 2015
3 by bigotecircus from Colorado on Nov 21, 2014
3.5 by Robloc303 from Colorado on Sep 16, 2014
5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale from Renegade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 75 ratings