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
odellbrewing.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:
#16,039
Reviews:
304
Ratings:
895
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 895 |  Reviews: 304
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

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
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 -21.3%
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 -16.3%
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 +1.8%
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 +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sunsjammer
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrivialDrinking
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

A nostalgic aroma that screams "beer!" Nothing more and nothing less. Floral and lemony hops and a bit o' malt. The taste reminds of of the first taste of craft beer I ever had: a sip of Redhook ESB on my daddy's knee many years ago. Sweet malts, a solid bitter background, floral hops, and a sweet/bitter finish. An underrated pale ale that sadly gets overlooked in Odell's all-star year round lineup. More of these will be in my future whenever I get tired of the barrel-aged this and sour that and need something that reminds me how good a simple beer can be.

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Photo of HuskerTommy
4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Golden blonde. A little hazy. Off white head holds well at about one finger, and lacing is great.

S- Floral, citrus, and a light toasty backbone.

T- Great balance. Sweet citrus, toasty malt, and a piney bite.

M- Medium light body. Pretty clean finish with dull citrus. Carbonation is just faintly snappy.

O- Really well done. This one is well balanced and easy to drink. Very solid pale ale.

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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 895 ratings