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Columbus Pale Ale - Columbus Brewing Company

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This award winning, copper colored pale ale was the first beer we ever brewed and it's still one of our favorites. We carefully blend German and English malts and add generous portions of American hops for a refreshing citrus aroma with a dry finish.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002)
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Booner818

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-26-2014 23:58:25 | More by Booner818
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Highstplz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-28-2013 00:48:42 | More by Highstplz
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barefootbrewer

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear copper/golden color with a nice big head. The aroma is quite hoppy. The taste is bitter and the hops seem fresh. It finishes sweet, which adds a nice balance. The mouthfeel is full, but not heavy. This is an easy drinking pale ale, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 23:14:43 | More by barefootbrewer
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-12-2013 02:07:22 | More by nitter
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smerrill36

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-11-2013 22:42:18 | More by smerrill36
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Rasheedw30

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-19-2014 18:37:17 | More by Rasheedw30
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-11-2013 01:49:19 | More by Lelampp
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-06-2014 16:24:57 | More by ZachKelly
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Gregafree

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-02-2013 01:18:03 | More by Gregafree
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-14-2012 01:41:07 | More by dlin0sbb
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Slipmthgoose

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-24-2012 20:42:51 | More by Slipmthgoose
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scott2269

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-10-2013 02:21:34 | More by scott2269
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Martydyern

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-15-2013 18:34:22 | More by Martydyern
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-16-2013 23:40:54 | More by WesM63
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Brutesling57

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-04-2012 18:25:54 | More by Brutesling57
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-03-2013 21:37:40 | More by fredmugs
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-18-2012 18:48:06 | More by CoryJHarber
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-21-2013 20:49:18 | More by ZachRusk
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-17-2013 21:48:28 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!).

This one poured all head (7 finger head vs. 1 finger of beer). When the head finally died down, poured a medium and lightly hazy brownish/amber color with the huge off white head. Small floaters. Aromas of light grapefruit, flowers and with some caramel. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, and caramel. Lightly bitter with a light sweet balance.

Notes from: 9/5/05

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 18:41:27 | More by hopdog
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear medium amber color and a modest head which declines to a ringlet but leaves some lace

Smell: Nice grapefruit and pine aroma with a base of caramel malt

Taste: Starts out by laying down a nice caramel malt base with grapefruity hops arriving by mid-palate; after the swallow, the hop presence builds nicely and has a drying effect on the tongue; a touch metallic on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A decent middle of the road APA; worth trying on tap when in Columbus (and stranded at the airport)

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2007 21:23:11 | More by brentk56
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FaustieMo

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this many times, being a Columbus native.

The color is a nice copper brown and I always pour a nice head and achieve some great lacing.

The smell is probably this beer's weakest attribute. There isn't much to it. Some hop presence, malts. Pretty straightforward earthiness. Not bad, but you might as well just take a taste.

This beer has a good woodsy hop character. I don't taste as much fruit as I would prefer, but sometimes I am in the mood for something more earthy and piney. There is good balance of hop and malt, neither overpowering the other.

Mouthfeel is really nice. I can always count on this beer to really coat the mouth. It's something you can really bite into, so I really enjoy it while eating foods.

This is a good, straightforward beer. Not the most complex pale ale, but it doesn't need to be. It is something I will continue to buy.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:38:46 | More by FaustieMo
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bigone4

Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle while having dinner at Morton's Steakhouse in Columbus, OH. Hazy orange coloration with a nice off white fluffy head. Good strong lacing down the glass. Smell was rather citrus and fruity. Strong citrus hop scent grapefruit tones and subtle hints of pale malt. Taste was of light malt flavor slight sweetness followed up with a nice dry hop flavor that lasted in the back of the mouth. Nice hop mouth feel and good medium body to this brew. Certainly no lack in flavor or drink ability. I would certainly add this to my list of session beers if I could get it in New England. Great Pale Ale offering that I would recommend anyone to give a try. I look forward to going back to Columbus for a few more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2007 14:32:05 | More by bigone4
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a pint on tap at the Marriot Columbus Northwest.

Appearance - copper-amber brew with a foam head. Beer was very cold due to the iced pint glass. Notable carbonation and intermittent lacing.

Smell - thin aromas of malt with some faint hoppiness.

Taste - solid flavours of clean and caramel malt. Nice hop finish at the end that finishes a little dry.

Mouthfeel - between the IPA-like hop feel and the carbonation, this is a pretty active brew. Pretty even though.

Drinkability - this is a good beer and worthy of a few. A night out with a couple of these is just the fix.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 01:30:16 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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PerroGrande

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at BD's Mongolian Barbecue @ Easton Town Center.

Appearance: Pours to a beautiful reddish-golden color with a solid, white foam. Unfortunately, the beer was "drizzle poured" by the bartender (I prefer a "pour down center" technique), so exactly how much "native" foam the beer would produce is unknown.

Smell: Again, due to the style of pour used, I didn't get much aroma. A lot of the carbonation and aroma had not been released. However, as time passed, I was able to agitate the beer a bit, and free-up some of the aroma. I picked up slight hints of maple, but the dominant aroma was hops.

Taste: Good, hoppy, bitter brew. Hops is by far the dominant taste here. Went well with food, but it isn't a particularly complex brew.

Mouthfeel: Hard to judge, again due to the pour, but it felt a little thin to me.

Drinkability: Went well with food today, and I could certainly enjoy a few more of these.

I'm going to buy a few singles if I can find them and try it again. There may have been some subtleties that were overwhelmed by the food today, so I want to give this brew a fair review. Will update accordingly.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2009 01:37:12 | More by PerroGrande
Columbus Pale Ale from Columbus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.