RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Pale Ale is not, in fact, pale. Most of you know this because you’ve been drinking it for years.

Ever wonder why it’s called that, then?

It’s because in the day, most beers were dark, unfiltered, even unsettling in appearance. That didn’t matter, because ale was consumed in leather or stoneware vessels.

With the the invention of glass, brewers were comelled to make beer that looked more appetizing. They found the answer in the use of isinglass, the swimbladder of sturgeon, which when dried, worked well to remove suspended solids in beer.

Brewers then experimented with lighter hued ales to further enhance appearance.

That’s a long way to say pale ale is pale -- compared to the porters and stouts that proceeded it.

At Barley’s, we use only British malt in our Pale Ale, as well as British hops. We think it makes a difference you can taste.This is the beer that started it all for us, and we’ve been brewing it continually without interruption since the day we opened.

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alexsdad06 (11736) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Draft to taster in a flight at Barleys. Pours a clear dark orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, earthy, floral and mild citrus hops, dry, decent.

edgallow (4847) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Draft sampler pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and citrus. Taste is grass and citrus,

FROTHINGSLOSH (8474) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was sweetish caramel and vague fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and tarty with some vague fruity hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.

HonusWagner (2249) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2015
A pretty good pale ale, its light malt crispness works well with some grassy hops. Could easily drink a couple pints.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Part of the discount flight I got. Sample glass. The appearance was a pale orange color with no head and no lacing. The smell had a mostly sweet maltiness running about. No soapiness came in as I was slightly expecting it. The taste was mainly malty sweet with an ample amount of a sweet aftertaste that bled into a semi - wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed to somewhat restrained but still acceptable. Overall, I say this was a pretty good English pale ale I would have again.

weihenweizen (4467) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Light amber with small off white head. Aroma is very light hops, medium body, low carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is caramel malt with some very light hop backbone. Typical English style pale ale.

ARH (1141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is light and mellow with notes of toffee, brown sugar, and a touch of citrus. The appearance is oily and caramel colored with a very thin white ring that eventually dissappears and leaves no lace. It’s a taste blend of medium bitter and sweet. The texture is thin and oily with a light carbonation and a medium malt body. Toffee, grain, and citrus flavors comes through first, followed by a roasty, grain and caramel finish. A bready aftertaste lingers lightly.

DialSquare (5232) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at Smokehouse. Amber pour with dirty white ring. Aroma of sweet malts. Tastes are light grapefruit, caramel. 6.4

Strykzone (7949) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. Clear and deep amber. A beige head. A bitter and sweet start. Rich malts and complex fruit. Citrus along with floral and a whisp of rye. Dry at the finish.

DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Taster on tap at Barleys on Dublin. Clear darker orange color. Thin off-white head leaves great, thicker lace. Good light orange citrus hop, but a very satisfying malt profile too. Good bready, toasty malt, light caramel. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good, easy-drinking texture. Nice pale ale, very satisfying.

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