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Barley’s Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (690) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Deep whisky color with an off-white halo above. Aroma of honeyed lemon tea. Thick-bodied with an effervescent tingle. English in demeanor with a bittersweetness that rings of an EPA. Light rye with malts and citrus. Very nice and thoroughly sessionable. Can this not be classified otherwise? I mean, even look at the commercial description.

<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/b Barleys’s Ale House #1, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Had on draft at Alehouse. Poured a very pretty amber color. No head upon arrival. Nice taste of citrus and malts with a slightly bitter finish. Decent Pale Ale. Not my favorite style, but good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Draft @ the alehouse: Copper colored pour with an off white head. Aroma, floral and citrus hops, some pale malts. Flavor, bready and pale malts, up front, some light earthy and citrus hop notes. Solid pale, nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Nice hop aroma. Deep amber color. Centenial hop presence, lingering finish. Overall, good for a pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Sampled from tap and cask on 11/08/2006 at Barleys Smokehouse (Ale House #2)... Regular Tap version: Amber color. Creamy, off-white colored crown. Aroma and flavor are toffee/caramel malt. Lots of malt in the taste, as well as a light bitterness. Smooth and creamy in the mouth. CASK version: Hazy amber color. Aroma reminds me of sweet peaches. The flavor is sweet and tangy, with a hint of yeast. Very mellow and smooth in the mouth, but slightly watery. I think the cask version is much better than the "regular" version...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Draft at the brewpub, 10/23/06: Nice visual draw ... deep amber with a poofy head. Not much past that. Vapid -- virtually no flavor. Body is good, otherwise just an even-keeled beer. Probably sells well, though. Light floral finish. The more I drank, though, the more I liked ... settled into a decent session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Clear, medium woody brown, ringing thin head. Orange malty aroma. Nicely bittered, medium sweet at first then drying out. Bittering seems powdery at timees. Aftertaste is faint chocolate in the high palate, bitter on the side of the tongue. Nice balance with some character.


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