Monday, June 29, 2009
5 Barrel Pale Ale, Odell Brewing Company
One of the great beers I had the chance to try last month in Colorado was the 5 Barrel Pale Ale from Odell. I'm not sure what the extent of their distribution is, but if you come across it - it'd be worth the try...
It pours copper with a tight head.
The aroma is very subtle with slight flowery hop and slight citrus notes.
It starts very subtle, but after a few sips, the flowery hop develops and reveals a nice bitterness. The bitterness builds and lingers on the tongue revealing some subtle citrus flavor as well.
The aftertaste is bitter and very very dry.
with 5.2% and 36 IBUs, it's a great beer for dinner or for as a sessions beer.