5 Barrel Pale Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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878 Ratings
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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:
878
Reviews:
297
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
133
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Andkr3w
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light brown to amber in color with a bit of haziness. An inch thick rocky white head is present. Aroma of piney hops dominates and light malt is faint. The piney hops are also at the front of the palate. I also get some light grains but they struggle to make their presence known throughout even the fade. This beer is dry and crisp. It just seems more like an IPA.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro tap version into a pint glass.
A love medium-dark amber with a thin head of dense, creamy foam.

The aroma seems a bit muted. I get biscuit up front and a bit of tropical fruit. Mango, orange, maybe a hint of peach.

The taste is very nice, sweet up front with the hops muted a bit. I get bread and maybe a bit of candied fruit. There is a nice hoppy finish with a hint of citrus and grass and some lingering, light bitterness. Went great with a burger.

The mouthfeel is the highlight of this nitro version. Smooth, creamy and mouth-coating. Just awesome.

Overall, really enjoyed this beer. Would love to have it again. may have to pick up a growler.

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Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bikesnbeerFtc
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of searsclone
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of etreesh
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jeffh84
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JohnyFriday
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of NjalThorgeirsson
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours an almost hazy golden honey with a tight single finger of creamy beige head that rockily settles but maintains fairly well. Good retention; little lacing to speak of.

S:
Fresh, sweet hop aroma. Bready malt backbone with citrus hop smells, fresh cut grass, lemon pepper, some hints at yeasty phenols.

T:
Mild but quite hoppy. Crisp and even-handed with earthy, woodsy hops and a caramel malt presence holding it all together.

M:
Light-medium bodied; crisp and flat with good carbonation and a relatively quick finish.

O:
Pretty decent pale ale.
Pours nice and maintains a decent head. Has a deceptively fruity nose for how earthy and spicy the hops come through in the flavor. The beer is quite drinkable, evenly presented (at least that is the way I would put it).
Would probably have again; worth trying if you're curious.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Foyle
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 1" cream colored head recedes quickly with mild lacing. Color is a cloudy amber, no visible carbonation.
Aroma: floral and citrus hops dominate the nose with some malt in the background.
Mouthfeel: light to medium body with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: kind of an odd combination. The floral hops are dominate with some citrus hop bitterness in the finish. The malt flavor is mild and this beer seems to need some more balance between the malt and hops.

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Photo of Kenai4
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +5.5%

5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 878 ratings.
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