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Columbus Pale Ale - Columbus Brewing Company

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002

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
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brewskier
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lofty, dimpled yellowish tan foam leaves moderate lacing on my pint glass. The beer is a hazy medium gold.

Moderately pungent fruity hop aroma. Lots of apricot, tinged with citrus. Fairly sweet.

Flavor is quite hoppy…this is a pale ale along the lines of Sierra's. Considerable grapefruit rind, with some herbal notes as well, like tarragon and kaffir lime leaves. Malt comes through as bready, slightly of wheat. Finishes very crisp and dry, as opposed to what was hinted by the nose.

Refreshing mouthfeel with good effervescence, possibly slightly too much, in a brew that still has plenty of body.

Overall, this beer is a winner. Picked it up at a gas station in Columbus after dinner at Barley's. Wish I could get a hold of it more regularly, would be a good beer to bring to parties where IPAs are seen as threatening but Sierra Nevadas are welcomed.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a light orange amber color with a fairly thick white head that dissipates slowly leaving some lacing on the glass

S - Not any strong aromas that stand out, but a small amount of hoppiness and a small amount of caramel

T - Very similar to the smell, good amounts of hoppiness, with some caramel but with a good amount of citrus flavors

M - Smooth, medium bodied with not too much carbonation

D - Easy to drink, not too thick or too hard to handle.

A good beer, brewed just down the road from me. First from Columbus Brewing I've tried, but I'll definitely go back for more.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Appearance: A little smoke. Pours a deep copper/orange, extremely hazy. Redolent effervescent, small bubbles. Rocky light-tan head. Outstanding lacing and retention.

Aroma: Clean, American hoppiness. Citrus blast. moderate supportive malts. Candy-sweet aroma, even cold. Some resin, but mostly citrus fruit, very sweet, slightly grainy.

Taste: Clean, dry arrival. Some light bready maltiness across mid-palate. then a touch of alcohol, and very strong bitterness lingers on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light sensation overall. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Wow; I really liked this better the last time I had it. Still, very clean, refreshing and VERY aromatic and hoppy, but less balanced than I remember it. Really quite like a session IPA. Better as it warms. Better than average, but not a superstar.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Columbus Pale Ale from Columbus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.