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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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2001
Simply put, this is a wonderful Pale Ale. It has a flowery hop aroma and a sharp, clean taste. If youíre ever in Columbus, donít pass up one of these.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daliles99 (6) - USA - SEP 11, 2001 does not count
I have to agree definitely one of the better pale ales out there.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmilholen (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010 does not count
Pours a bright golden color. Aroma is incredible -- extraordinarily grapefruit like. I left a little in the glass and in the morning my kitchen smelled like citrus! Malty -- nice caramel sweetness rolls into a balanced hop explosion of grapefruit and floral bitterness. Wonderful beer. Among the best pale ales I have ever had. I put this in my top 5 American beers.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2006
bottled. Lovely rich amber, crystal clear with dense head. Nice caramel and vienna malt aroma, subtle citrusy ester aroma. Great clean malt taste with rich caramel and vienna following through from the nose. Moderate carbonation makes for a smooth finish with firm bitterness. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 As the user name implies, Iím quite a fan of this beer. However, it is mostly for sentimental reasons. As a student at OSU this was the local beer that nudged me away from kegs of Natti Light every weekend. Yes, it is light on the hops, but the overall package is very pleasing. Much better on tap than in the bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours a dark amber color with a decent head that fizzled away after a few minutes. Smells of sweet malt, fruit and Flowery hops. Nice bitter hop bite, I can dig this beer. Full of hops and sweet malt, but mostly hops. If your not a fan of hops you wonít like this. For me the more bitter the better. GO BUCKS! BEAT MICHIGAN!

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Good pale ale from CBC. Good hop taste and aroma. Good pour with nice color and little lacing. Enjoyable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
Here is another rating from memories: On draft at the High Beck in Columbus. Incredibly fresh and incredibly under rated and under distributed. Drink this beer.


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