5 Barrel Pale Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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895 Ratings
5 Barrel Pale Ale5 Barrel Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Great color; pours a deep gold to rich orange/copper; fleeting, white head disappears quickly everywhere except the edges

S - Citrusy hop character right up front; with a good swirl, some grassy and spicy hop aromas are released

T - Mild malt right up front with some caramel, but mostly light, crisp malt character; finishes with earthy hop bitterness

M - Crisp and light on the palate with some balanced minerality; finishes very dry

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Photo of Bockrules
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy coppery-orange. A steady stream of bubbles rises to the two-finger, rocky, off-white head.

S - Nice bready malt aroma with hints of light fruitiness from the hops.

T - Buttery and bready upfront. The body is a pleasant mixture of diminishing bitter hop notes and red apples mingling on a buttery biscuit background. Crisp hop bitterness and fruitiness as the beer passes over the pack of the tongue leads to a slightly metallic, red apple, caramel and butter finish.

M - Medium bodied with ample, slightly fizzy carbonation. Adequate, but doesn't seem to quite fit with the flavor profile.

The more I drank this beer, the more I liked it. The flavor profile has enough going to on to keep the drinker interested, yet things never seem to quite gel perfectly. I would get this again at a bar or in a variety pack, but probably wouldn't seek out a six of it.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Cloudy dark orange with an amber tint. Head and lacing retention is quite good

Smell - Sweet citrus hops with a slight pine smell, bready-yeasts, and malts. Simple but nice

Taste - Citrus hops, yeasts, malts and barley. Each flavor mentioned is very rich and flavorful in it's own way.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and very mild carbonation. It's also really crisp feeling, quite refreshing and easy to drink!

Overall - It's rich, flavorful and easy to drink and I could drink this all day! Let's hope this is available where I'm moving!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
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 -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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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5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 895 ratings