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:
876
Reviews:
295
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
133
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 295
Photo of coldriver
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy medium amber with good head and acceptable lacing. Aroma is very heavy on the bready malt, with some sharp citrus hops. Taste has a decent hop profile, but dominated by the bready malt. Mouthfeel seems a little limp, but nice dry finish. Seems like this would be a great session beer on tap at an English Pub, but as a standalone taste test out of the bottle it's a little blah...

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RattleheadKV2
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with best by date of 6/20/12, into Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: Pours a pale copper color, with about two fingers of tight white head, that leaves behind some very nice lacing.

Smell: Malt breadiness up front, with some slight floral hop notes in the background.

Taste: Nice piney, and flowery hop notes up front, with a nice bready malt taste in the middle and then finishes off dry with a nice touch of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A very nice crisp medium to light body on this one.

Overall: Pretty descent pale ale, though I feel it leans more towards an American PA as opposed to a British one. The hops just seem a bit to overpowering to be a British PA IMO.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TwinButte
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a nice cloudy golden brown color. Small head with a very thin retention. Totally opaque color. Was expecting it to be clearer for some reason. Smells of sweet fruity hops. Tastes very much like the smell. Sweet up front and a nice medium bitter hop finish. Its refreshing. Went well with my meal.

Wish I had a few more to put down. Very nice malty pale ale here.

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Photo of tewaris
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by 06/20/2012

Clear and amber golden with a medium head and medium retention. Malty, fruity, mildly hoppy sums the aroma up alright. Not bitter per se, but has a good hop flavor going on, if rather mild. Wonder if any darker malts are used because there is the slightest nuttiness somewhere, or I am just crazy. Quite clean. Perfect carbonation, lower than most of its kind. A medium body carries things nicely. Overall a good option, especially at the ABV. Although I imagine why couldn't it be even lower.

4, 3, 3, 4.5, 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BMoney575
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 3-18-12
Best before 3-28-12

Appearance: a cloudy golden amber color with a clingy white head. A thin layer of bubbles sits on top and doesn't fade.

Smell: subtly sweet with an interesting earthy quality that's hard to place. Very light, almost nothing going on.

Taste: just like the smell, a subtle sweetness gives way to a decent hop presence, and not much more. Not bad, just boring.

Mouthfeel: right for the style, suits the balanced malt and hops.

Overall: Not bad, just nothing special.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this bad boy.

This pours a murky amber-golden tan, like a crusty bread that’s been toasted. There’s a light hop aroma and a malt sweetness rounding out the nose. Flavor is more malt than hop, with just a tiny hop bite at the end, and more on the sweet side of things.

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Photo of kagent777
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into my beer goblet. I got this beer while traveling in Denver recently.

Appearance: A very nice looking beer. A crystal clear light copper with effervescent streams working their way up to the top of the glass. A white head settled to a thin layer of foam, leaving lacing along the glass.

Smell: A little hop oil smell, but not much else.

Taste: A light orange specific citrus hops taste on the first sip. The bitterness is up front but not too strong to overpower. There is a bit of sweetness as the finish progresses. The malts are not very strong flavor wise and hard to nail down a descriptor for.

Mouthfeel: The beer is on the lighter side of medium, as is appropriate. The carbonation is fine as well. The flavors are not "stout" strong but do coat the mouth well.

Overall: This is a solid beer. I did very much enjoy having it. I would share this one with people new to the craft beer world of flavors, it will not overwhelm them.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of alli4051
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a SA perfect pint.

Pours a brassy orange with about a finger and a half of off white head. Head recedes quickly but leaves some thick lacing and a nice cap. Nose is a bit faint, bready malts and faint hop aromas. Taste is nicely subtle, excellent balance between bready, earthy malts and herbal hops. Nice and even throughout. Medium bodied with a crisp but slightly sticky finish. Easy drinking too, could throw a few of these back easily. A solid brew that scratched that "lighter but tasty" itch I had.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 876 ratings.
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