5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale | Renegade Brewing Company

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
renegadebrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emmasdad on 08-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
14.11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.62/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Jeremiah87
4.07/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.28/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of parkcenterlounge
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of BruceHartford3
3.27/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.81/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Tone
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j-rod18
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CrummyLuke
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotiks
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of RogueCheddar
3.86/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mojohawk21
3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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5:00 O'Clock Afternoon Ale from Renegade Brewing Company
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