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RATINGS: 138   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Pours thin with very little head, cloudy orange in color. Taste is unremarkable with clean finish; great with food I'll buy, but big and bold--Hardly.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1560) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Copper color with a slight head. Not too bad. Some hops but not a lot. I was hoping more. A pretty smooth pale ale. Like Rockinout said, nothing too extreme.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Copper-orange-red color, medium bodied. I didn't get a whole lot of hops out of this one, mostly a smooth pale ale with nothing too extreme. Finishes slightly hoppy.

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 (3259) - 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 (128) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1524) - 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!


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