argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(No. 1) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, biscuit, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit. Medium body, quite drinkable.
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at #2. Dark amber hue with average rocky off-white head that lasted most of the brew. Aroma was a moderate hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with an average bitter finish. Medium body with dry finish. Good brew.
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
Drake (9001) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the Smokehouse location. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. The taste is earthy, floral and citrus hops, honey, toasted malts and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Sammy (8947) - 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,
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 11/21/2003 Cask:
This version of Barley's Pale is dark copper with a very thin light beige head. Very thin lacing as well. The aroma is heady hops with a faint floral aspect lingering as well. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and seemingly low carbonation with a nice hops flavor throughout, along with a nice malt backbone. The finish is a little slick with a lasting hops bite. I like the regular version of this just a little better.
2/10/2002 - Draught: This Columbus classic is a nice rich copper color with a medium light beige head. Thin and slow lacing. Nice hoppy aroma along with a little malt and caramel. The flavor is rich hops throughout, with a bitter hops and fruit aftertaste. A good match with Barley's food. The only drawback is that I could not recommend this over the Columbus Pale Ale as far as locals go.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Barleys Ale House #1, Columbus OH, on 12 March 2010. Attractive clear amber/copper colour. Decent earthy, nutty character. Far more like a bitter than the ESB. Definitely more like an English Pale Ale than an APA. Just a bit too much residual sweetness for my taste.
DrSilverworm (6981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Barleys on Dublin. Clear darker orange color. Thin off-white head leaves great, thicker lace. Good light orange citrus hop, but a very satisfying malt profile too. Good bready, toasty malt, light caramel. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good, easy-drinking texture. Nice pale ale, very satisfying.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in a sampler at Barley’s #1. Pours a fairly dark color for a pale ale, more of a cloudy brown-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, toasted malts, cereal, and earth. Flavor follows suit for the most part; balance of citrus and toast. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Not a bad pale ale, and a unique take on the style.
Rastacouere (6137) - 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.