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5 Barrel Pale Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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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
Ranking:
#14,283
Reviews:
304
Ratings:
890
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
137
Trade:
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Ratings: 890 |  Reviews: 304
Photo of alucard6679
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber with a two finger head that hangs out for a few minutes. Nice aroma of malty goodness I'd expect from the style, toffee and maybe almonds with a touch of grassy hop. Taste follows the nose pretty closely with maybe a but more of that American hop presence than I'd like in this style. The mouth feel is very nice, full and creamy. The kind of feel that just makes you want to relax and reach for another bottle when it's gone. That sessionability, for lack of a better word coming to mind is key for this style. Overall very enjoyable though maybe not the first one I'd reach for if I was in the EPA mood.

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Photo of aufie
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a white head. Smells of hops, malt, and slight citrus. Tastes very floral and of slightly bitter hops, wood, malt, citrus zest, and grass. Medium in body and carbonation. Probably one of the best English pale ales I’ve ever had.

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Photo of sethcroisant
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date of 1/12/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- dark gold; steady carbonation bubbles that sustains a medium thick white head. Lacing is spectacular!
Smell - cracker and biscuit malt; very little hop character.
Taste - strong malt with just a hint of meek hops.
Feel - very mellow, very safe.
Overall- honestly, super safe and blah.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy deep gold with three fingers of white head. Lots of fine bubble lace.
Smell is bread crust with a whiff of pine.
Taste is bread crust malts with a mild but nice hop oil bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter.
Well done for the style.

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Photo of Jared40
4.77/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My go to beer with Odell !! Probably my favorite beer they brew. Beer poured in Odell pint glass The look is burnt orange bit hazy lots of lacing and good head. Nice smell to beer can smell the floral hops. Taste very easy to drink not too bitter or overly hoppy!! Overall this is a great beer and a awesome pale ale highly recommend it!!

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Photo of dsa7783
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle copped from Uppercrust in Phoenix. Pours a ruddy copper hue with minimal frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Drinkable.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a slightly hazy orange brown body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds. There is a slight amount of carbonation is seen rising. The smell has some light caramel, malts and bitter hops. The taste is slightly sweet, caramel aftertaste, dry finish. The palate is light and sessionable. Carbonation seems a bit higher than most English Pale Ales, but not overwhelming. Overall, this is a pretty good EPA that I would probably have again.

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Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.
Pours with a clear light copper colored body topped by a large, fluffy, durable, bone colored head.
Hoppy for style with moderates bitterness. Earthy and herbal flavor and aroma, with some pine in the nose.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, murky traffic light amber, 1 finger marshmallow fluff head, lots of bubbly carbonation. Smells of fresh-mown glass, a little lemon. A little shortbread taste, light lemon, minimal bitterness. Easy drinking, refreshing.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a snifter from a 12 oz bottle on March 25, 2016. Malt forward beer that is well made but does not stand out in any way. Glad I tried it but I don't think I'll be back for more.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Peachy golden color with a nice frothy 1 finger head.

Aromas of barn wood, oak, hops, and a light amber malt base.

Flavor is bright, very musty though almost like grain dust, a nice fruity bright hop presence; not quite citrus but somewhere in that ballpark. Some resiny bitterness lingers faintly on the finish.

Feel is carbonated, effervescent, and light. It has a semi-dryness on the finish.

Overall, 5 Barrel is a pretty decent sessionable pale ale. I can't knock it for much, and I'd return to it again. The APA counterpart of Odell's IPA.

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Photo of GlendonTT
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Quesophresco
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 890 ratings
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