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Columbus Pale Ale - Columbus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Lukass, Dec 23, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +11%

A - Gold, with a thick white cap that has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Loads of hoppy grapefruit flesh and pineapple, with a caramel, honey-like malt sweetness. Bitter, resinous pine finish. The malts are sturdy, but the bitter pine wins out in the end.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, finishes clean and bitter.

O - Nice, solid pale ale. Surprised it's not rated higher.

garuda, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kbrown, Sep 16, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev 0%

On-tap at Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is clear yellow in color without any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts with notes of citrusy hops, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems quite hoppy for the style and has a sizeable amount of bitterness but is still easy to drink.

metter98, Aug 16, 2012
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Lynn, Aug 14, 2012
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A - pours a pretty clear amber color in glass. Large puffy white head. Goes down very slowly.

S - Smell is a little on the biscuity side. Some caramely malt and just a hint of citrus hop.

T - Good balance of malt and hop here. Starts a little bready before providing just a slight bite of hops, and then finishing dry and biscuity.

M - Again, it's fairly dry, a little light, but still filling. Good carbonation.

Overall - A pretty solid APA here. Good balance present. Another good beer from Columbus Brewing

BeerBuckeye, Apr 08, 2012
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Columbus Pale Ale from Columbus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.