5 Barrel Pale Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by Todd on 03-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
877
Reviews:
296
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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35
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133
For Trade:
1
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4.97/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yesterday I toured the Odell Brewery with brewmaster/owner Doug Odell personally doing the honors. If you get to Fort Collins, it is worth your time. A beautifully set up, organized and well-run first class operation! Bins full of imported English malts, a huge variety of hops and all the bells and whistles. They have 5 Barrel on tap, in both nitro and carbonated forms - so I had a growler to go! I liked the creaminess of the nitro, but knowing it would go flat, had a mixture poured into my jug. It travelled will, and still has plenty of fizz! It was worth the drive! There are a half-dozen hops that go into the process of making this beer, Willamette being the most prominent. I tasted it ‘green’ right out of the yeast tank - even then it was delicious! But the nitro version is SO creamy smooth!! But it has all the apricot-peach aromas, delicate hops, perfect fizz, medium malt middle and dry, elegant finish of the bottled, tap, nitro and growler versions were perfect!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dated drink by 5/5/2011

Pours an awesome, cloudy, orande - gold with 1/2 inch foam which dissapates quickly and leaves a thin ring around my mug with decent lacing as I enjoy this brew.

Smell? Delicious! Particularly, citrus....lemon and/or grapefruit.... and floral. Very enticing.

Tastes like the best Pale Ale I have ever had! Citrus, hoppy, mellow, refreshing, clean, and smooth with perfect carbonation. Aftertaste is citrus.

I have just found my 'fall back' beer. I will have this in my fridge at all times. Great Pale Ale.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer got me into Odell. A great example of an English-style pale ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a-beautiful amber color with a lofty two inch head. Carbonation is lively and add body to the beer.

s-can you say aromatic hops? They shine through, and you can smell the multiple hop additions that have imparted a beautiful nose to this beer. The hops have a nice malt smell to go with them in the beer. The hop back and dry hopping give it even more of the great hop aroma.

t-what I think a pale ale should taste like. This beer is not an IPA, the balance of the hops are on the toung for a second and the malts come in nicely. There are a decent amount of malts here too. Some good back to them. The aromatic hops are not transulated into bitterness, there is none present.

m-good body to this brew. There are a decent amount of sugars left in the beer, and it provides a nice feel to the beer.

o-In a world where there are so many over the top IPA's and IIPA's, this beer holds back and provides a nice pale ale. This beer should be judged by the fact that it's an English Pale, not an IPA. Nice work.

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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