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:
879
Reviews:
298
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
133
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
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 +0.5%
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 +1.1%
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 +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Quesophresco
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky bright orange color.

Big bright white head; frothy lacing.

Fresh bread & citrus nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Fresh bread up front; citrus bite on the back. A refreshing session ale. I'd have another.

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Photo of q33jeff
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
01/05/2012
Bottle from SS, Poured into a Brandy snifter.

AROMA: simple, hops, grains
LOOK: Cloudy Orange
TASTE: Lots of hops, pleasant.

Good Easy Drinking beer.
**

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well thats an interesting color for a pale ale, this one is darker than average, auburn, like amber and brown together at last. Carbonation was lower, but I guess that goes with the English pale ale territory. Aroma wasn't much.

Taste was that Burton yeast and wood vibe. O'Dells definitely left the hops out, or went old school low alpha acid on them. Not a repeat purchase, I guess good for people who don't like hoppy pale ales, somewhat of a niche market.

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Photo of Koral
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Copper, golden
Smell: Floral and fruity, intense hop aromas
Taste: Floral and fruity hops and hop oils provide a nice nose and then finish crisp on the tongue
Feel: not too thin, had a great mouthfeel for this crisp ale

Very intense hop aroma, finishes crisp, not too bitter.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunsjammer
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuttlery
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 879 ratings.
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