JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Smokehouse. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Mostly malt in the aroma with a touch of earthy hops. Malty and earthy flavor, but not much going on. Sorta weak and thin. I think they may have been going for drinkability on this one.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A drinkable pale ale that, while not outstanding, felt more interesting than most of their lineup the night I visited.
Gentle spicy, citrusy hoppiness with considerable earthy background. No excess of acidity. Light-bodied and aimed at drinkability. Crisp body. Short-lasting, but effective bitterness.
Minimally toasted malts where it feels like it would be a fine match. Dull clear light amber body.
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the Columbus Microbrewery Festival. Is a balanced pale ale from a solid establishment.
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber with tight off white head and lace. Medium hops aroma and sweet maltiness. Roasted malt flavor with light to medium bitter. A foamy medium bodied beer. Nice lingering bitter finish.
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent pales here. C-hop aroma, medium mouthfeel. High IBU for a pale, so its the lineup’s IPA replacement. Drinkable, but not enough for a true hophead,
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A well balanced typical American Pale Ale. Good session beer.
How: Tap at brewpub (SmokeHouse location, AleHouse #2)
The look: Clear dark golden body with a small white head
In long: Nice rich malt profile for a Pale Ale. Toasted malts were just enough caramelized to meet the leafy fruity hops. Medium bitterness with a citrus skin flavour. Well put together for sure but lacked the crisp freshness feel that makes me go wow! with a brewpub Pale Ale. A good beer although so typical of the style that it will stick to my memory like a politician sticks to his promises.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft@ Smokehouse. This poured a dark ruby orange. Lightly and refreshingly hopped with a sweet caramel malt aroma. This beer has some cirtus character to it, but nothing too strong. Slightly above average for a pale ale.
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at Barleys Smokehouse (Ale House #2). Dark amber color, sweet malty aroma, nice hop/malt balance in the flavor. Decent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Barley’s Pale Ale
Source: Brewpub, Smokehouse
hazy dark amber, fine beige head,
sweet fruity aroma,
lots of sweet caramel and butter flavor, nice hops but no enough to balance the sweetness from the dyactyl , nice citrus character emerges as the butterscotch fades
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pretty dark for a pale ale. Amber/brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, honey. Hops are surprisingly subdued, though present. Taste is smooth, sweet, semi-bitter. Malty, honey. Subtle hops. The definition of a good but nothing more pale ale. Nothing bad I can say about it but certainly nothing exceptional.