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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale Ale is not, in fact, pale. Most of you know this because you’ve been drinking it for years.

Ever wonder why it’s called that, then?

It’s because in the day, most beers were dark, unfiltered, even unsettling in appearance. That didn’t matter, because ale was consumed in leather or stoneware vessels.

With the the invention of glass, brewers were comelled to make beer that looked more appetizing. They found the answer in the use of isinglass, the swimbladder of sturgeon, which when dried, worked well to remove suspended solids in beer.

Brewers then experimented with lighter hued ales to further enhance appearance.

That’s a long way to say pale ale is pale -- compared to the porters and stouts that proceeded it.

At Barley’s, we use only British malt in our Pale Ale, as well as British hops. We think it makes a difference you can taste.This is the beer that started it all for us, and we’ve been brewing it continually without interruption since the day we opened.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2009
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Objectively speaking: A drinkable pale ale that, while not outstanding, felt more interesting than most of their lineup the night I visited.
I like: 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.
I dislike: Minimally toasted malts where it feels like it would be a fine match. Dull clear light amber body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Had on tap at the Columbus Microbrewery Festival. Is a balanced pale ale from a solid establishment.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5458) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
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,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Draft sampler at Barleys Smokehouse (Ale House #2). Dark amber color, sweet malty aroma, nice hop/malt balance in the flavor. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Barley’s Pale Ale
Date: 07/22/2007
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2007
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.


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