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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Specially kilned Crystal malt and a generous portion of American cascade hops are used for a refreshing, spicy aroma, and a long, dry finish. Great with food, itís big, bold, and bittersweet. Named best beer in Ohio and winner of a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Championships. Four Stars-Great Lakes Beer Guide.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Good amber color, with a tiny bit of head. Sweet aroma thats very pleasing. Overall this one doesnt disappoint. Rather hoppy, but a nice finish. Not much of a malt complex to this, mostly hoppy, which is why I can see someone swaying towards calling this an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 Bright orange. Thin head. Spots of lace. Nice, mild hoppy aroma. A bit on the thin side. Good balance of malt and hops. Some earthy notes. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Deep copper body with a nice white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of citrus and spice. Very good balance of flavor with the hop bitterness edging out the malt. CBCís best brew.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Copper colored body with a white, rocky head. Cascade hops comes through in the aroma. A balanced malt/hop taste in an APA!?! Iíve never noticed this balance before while drinking Columbus Pale. Definite bite of Cascade in the finish. Typical microbrew feel on the tongue but still smooth. I would love to try this on a proper beer engine! I would not call this an APA but itís a nicely balanced classic IPA. And itís local, in the grocery store and fresh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Light amber color, weak hop aroma and flavor. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Very similar profile to Sierra Nevada with a slightly annoying graininess in the aftertaste. Still very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Deep orange/gold. Nice thick body, short warm hoppy finish. Very fresh and tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2002
This was a very pleasant beer. Drank a few right out of the bottle and enjoyed a good strong hops flavor with a strong malty aroma and malty finish. Not biter in the slightest, but it did make me very thirsty ęu=žrink these. But a very good beer in all respects.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
This is probably the most popular local beer to get on tap in various bars. Itís a shame they lost one of their brewers, Vince Falcone, to Elevator Brewing, then he left there. Medium copper color with a white head. Aroma of malt and some citrus. Nice finish to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 10, 2002
Had a few bottles of this tonight after sex (who needs cigarettes?). This brew pours a clear ruddy orange. The large off-white head is creamy, tight and fully lasting (like the woman I just finished pulling out of). The lacing is fair. The fresh aroma (I love these non-pasteurized brews) is sweet caramel and toasted malt, citrus, and spice (sweet peppery grapefruit). The well balanced flavor has plenty of complexity. It starts sweet with a pleasant sour middle, and a long bitter finish (a great representative of the style). Acidity is kept to a minimum. The medium body is dry and lively with a very clean finish. Excellent!! It doesnít hurt that Iím a huge fan of APAís. Itís hard to believe something this good is brewed right up the road. I need to visit their brewpub VERY soon!


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