MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Frank (2729) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber color, weak hop aroma and flavor. Bitter finish.
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar profile to Sierra Nevada with a slightly annoying graininess in the aftertaste. Still very drinkable.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange/gold. Nice thick body, short warm hoppy finish. Very fresh and tasty!
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!