RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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, its 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
RSRIZZO (1980) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this beer on 1/22/2006. This thing sucks, I open the bottle and it goes all over. I tried to pour it and it foamed up over the glass and just kept coming out of the top of the bottle. Color is a pale brown. Carbonation is not as high as you would think with the way it foamed up all over the place and the head dropped down to nothing. Aroma is a bit sour. Taste is light and tinny. Starting with a light body it goes down crisp. Finish comes on with a sweet caramel like taste and a sharp bitterness. It reminds me of a home brew that went bad. Overall its just bad, this is just one of the worst beers I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
why does this not have a better score than harpoon pale ale? this is a total mystery to me. its quite a bit better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

gusher, frothy beige head, clear amber, sweet carmel aroma with nice floral hops, dry carmel malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, long bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 1/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (643) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2007
On tap at the Columbus airport. Clear amber beer with slightly tan head. The body is medium with lively carbonation. I thought this was only a moderately hopped pale ale. Citrusy, and somewhat piney. Dry finish. A nice crisp beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Mid-amber with a small white head leaving light sheets of wet lace. Orange & dry tea notes (instant tea) in the nose, rye & more bittering late. Pleasant, bitter hopped flavor, light pepper & citrics before a sweetly citric finish. As per the menu, this one has a, "log, dry finish." Nice.

Note: Yes... the menu said, "log".

<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/colum Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Gentle hoppy nose. Clear orange amber in color with a decent white head. Sweet hoppy flavor with a little bitter aftertaste. Finishes dry. A slight warm, frothy mouth feel. A pleasant pale ale. Not outstanding, but not uneventful either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2007
Good ale had on tap at a Steakhouse, for a relaxing time. Poured a typical amber body with a peppery taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 A light hop aroma, almost no head which is surprising. A fairly consistent bite throughout. Decent First score 4.1 A nice beer with a good bite. Similar to the classic pale of Sierra but with a little nutty note. A very drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Nice hop aroma. Nice balance of bittering hops. Semi aggressive taste just lingers. Much better than Stones pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2007
From notes. Pours an orange tinged copper, with a one finger head that recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves behind a sparse webbing of lace. Smell; mostly piney and citric hops, but neither one really jump out at you. A bit of sweet malts are present, but I can smell a little bit of diacytle as well. Taste; the hops come off as piney with a little citrus, backed my some caramel malts. The diacytle is even more pronounced in the flavor than it was in the smell, and almost overrides the other flavors. Maybe I just really dont like butter in my beers and I have a hard time getting past it. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and because of the buttery flavors, this one is hard for to drink.

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