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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Dorwart (2604) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottled from a growler. Thin head of dense bubbles. Reduces slowly to a thin wisp of foam. Decent carbonation for being rebottled. Strange aroma. Sweet with vanilla, caramel, peat and a slight hint of something stinky. Very strange. Stinky aroma goes away as the brew sits and the vanilla and caramel comes through strong. Color is a dark copper orange. Flavor is roasty and dry. Has some rye character and a little harsh roastyness. Little bit of fruit also. Dry, bitter, and chalky palate at the finish. Hops character is prominent at the finish but not as much in the flavor. A decent pale ale that may have changed a little between here and there. Thanks to Dogbrick for this one.

3.6
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pint on draft at Alehouse #1 - Pours deep dark amber with a fine offwhite head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit over caramel malts. A bit of frosted flakes in the flavor but otherwise this is caramel and c-hops. Palate is crisp clean and smooth. This is a pretty drinkable and tasty APA.

3.5
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2004
My kind of pale ale - hearty, biscuity malts, huge handfull of warm edged hops, some mellow fruit flavors. Very tasty

3.2
Panzuriel (2324) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Barley's is an above average brewhouse even their beers of styles I don't like are great. This is one of many examples of their prowess.

3.9
HonusWagner (2209) - 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.

3.5
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Draft @ the alehouse: Copper colored pour with an off white head. Aroma, floral and citrus hops, some pale malts. Flavor, bready and pale malts, up front, some light earthy and citrus hop notes. Solid pale, nothing special.

3.6
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Deep whisky color with an off-white halo above. Aroma of honeyed lemon tea. Thick-bodied with an effervescent tingle. English in demeanor with a bittersweetness that rings of an EPA. Light rye with malts and citrus. Very nice and thoroughly sessionable. Can this not be classified otherwise? I mean, even look at the commercial description.

<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/b Barleys’s Ale House #1, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>

3.7
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Draft - clear amber with a creamy white head that leaves a modest amount of lacing. Mild aroma, yet malt in the flavor with bracing pine and citrus hops coming on for the finish. Light to medium body and a nice carbonation.

3.8
Darkover (1540) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
Brown with a small head. Almost no aroma. Mild hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.1
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
A dark reddish pour. Fluffy white head. Very rich malty flavor, on the sweetish side with a pretty sweet finish.


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