In this beer blog, we are getting into another beer from Odell Brewery and the beer is called 5 Barrel Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog to get up to speed with the rest of beer blog readers. Let us get into the beer because that is why we are here.
It has a hazel bright copper color without a head on the beer. The smell is piney to it. The taste is piney and oak with a dry hoppy finish. It is a session beer.
Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:
5 Barrel Pale Ale is a nod to our hard working pilot brewing system, where our brewers have crafted and perfected new recipes five barrels at a time. The distinctive hop character of our 5 Barrel Pale Ale is derived from essential oils of select hops. Four hop additions during the kettle boil, an infustion of choice whole flower hops in the Hop Back, and finally, dry hopping gives the beer a fresh, lively flavor and floral aroma.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.odellbrewing.com):
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.
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Here is a video from their website (www.odellbrewing.com):
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In closing, this beer is example what a brewery can do if they put some thought into the brewing process and beers. It is also a great example when they let their brewers do different things and explore their talents. I wish more craft breweries would do something like this as far as exploring. This is a great beer and I love the hop bend in this beer. You can taste and smell it. The hops are living in this beer while hitting a nice malty backbone. I enjoyed drinking this beer. I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser