AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good malt and hop aroma with hops to the forefront. Balance of malt and hops but not enough bitterness (even by english standards). Fermented dry finish leaves a winey character. More of a warm finish than a hoppy or dry finish.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
While I like Barley’s Pale Ale, it suffers from being compared to the older, more widely available Columbus Pale Ale. It has a good color and taste to it, but the Columbus Pale Ale is still the better of the two.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at Barleys Smokehouse (Ale House #2). Dark amber color, sweet malty aroma, nice hop/malt balance in the flavor. Decent.
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the Columbus Microbrewery Festival. Is a balanced pale ale from a solid establishment.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An English pale ale but still well hopped. I think this beer ranks up there with CPA but they are different styles of pale ale. Slight maltiness complements the bittering hops. Excellent color and mildly carbonated.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite pale ales. Nice brown color, smaller white head. Full nose of citrus hop goodness. Tart grapefruit flavor with a moderate amount of sweet malt to balance. Great pale ale.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a thin but persisitent white head.
Slight maltiness in the nose. No hops in the nose.
Good balance in the hop/malt department. It’s odd to have an APA that isn’t in the 70-100 IBU range and I like it.
A little too carbonated, want to try on the beer engine sometime to compare. A bit prickly on the back of the tongue.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight cherry aroma and taste. Some malt towards the end. Not much going on.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop aroma. Deep amber color. Centenial hop presence, lingering finish. Overall, good for a pale ale.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice deep amber pour with a good white head. Aroma and flavor of noble hops is very good with subtle fruit and malt flavors as well. A very good beer that seems to vary in quality at the smokehouse.