SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - clear amber with a creamy white head that leaves a modest amount of lacing. Mild aroma, yet malt in the flavor with bracing pine and citrus hops coming on for the finish. Light to medium body and a nice carbonation.
Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a small head. Almost no aroma. Mild hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barley’s is an above average brewhouse even their beers of styles I don’t like are great. This is one of many examples of their prowess.
GJF (1295) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish pour. Fluffy white head. Very rich malty flavor, on the sweetish side with a pretty sweet finish.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad pale ale. My review could be biased due to the fact that I had the IPA right before this one--so it just couldn’t match up. The taste is still very good, and the aromas are nice. The mouthfeel was a little thin, but not poor. A very solid pale ale--this coming from a guy who doesn’t like them--so a big compliment from me."
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish and dark for the style. some citrus hops to the nose. flavor of moderate bitterness before some medium to high lovibond crystal malt flavor before the citrus and floral hop flavor. not a great beer on draft, but the cask version is a solid apa
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewery 5/9/06, cask version: Cloudy chesnut brown w/ a lasting cream colored head of tiny, tight foam. Herbal hop aroma @ first w/ a light iced tea aroma. Medium caramel malt balances hop aromas pretty well. Lightly toasty malt, and highly fruity as well as a mis placed yeasty phenolic, like a Belgian pale ale. Also a hint of nuttiness. the Flavor starts off a bit sweet and becomes highly fruity and dries out toward the finish & aftertaste, but still remains lightly sweet. Some light herbal hop mid palate, light bready yeast, and also a plum fruitiness from what seems to be the yeast. A mild bitterness finally starts to creep into the aftertaste about 1/2 way through the pint. Low carbonation as expected from a cask, smooth, medium body, with a tiny touch of alcohol. I like the beer, but it doesn’t seem like a great pale ale, unless you’re expecting a Belgian pale. I’m not sure where the phenolic and plum fruitiness comes from, but it’s a bit out of place for an American pale. Like I said, I like it, but not what I expected.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
another unimpressive pale ale. I expect a lot more from my pale ales so this was a dissappoint ment. I didn't get a good flavor of hops or barley. Bland
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft@ Barleys Pours a good clear amber with small off white head. The head leaves quickly but laced well. Has okay aromas of malt, spices, and a little bit of hops. Has a decent carbination. A pretty good mouthfeel. The flavors were light and well represented but lacked some boldness. Has a medium body. A pretty good finish. A watery texture and an okay aftertaste. Not my favorite one they brew but good.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/28/02: on tap at the smokehouse. not much aroma. a bit darker than your average pale ale- nice color, in fact. minimal head with lacing. small amount of dish soap taste (this is not a negative comment, it is how hops taste to me at times.) pretty tame beer which includes a bit of a hoppy taste.