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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.


3.5
   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1981) - 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>

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
Brown with a small head. Almost no aroma. Mild hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1462) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
A dark reddish pour. Fluffy white head. Very rich malty flavor, on the sweetish side with a pretty sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
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."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2010
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2006
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
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


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