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Columbus Pale Ale - Columbus Brewing Company

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
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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kbrown

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-16-2012 00:08:00 | More by kbrown
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2012 19:23:04 | More by metter98
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-14-2012 23:35:28 | More by Lynn
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-12-2012 02:26:37 | More by Mark5252
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Brutesling57

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-24-2012 14:06:53 | More by brealbg
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-07-2012 11:48:08 | More by jminch
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jstewart1130

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2012 03:16:55 | More by jstewart1130
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 00:15:49 | More by BeerBuckeye
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Farky87

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-16-2012 04:34:33 | More by Farky87
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Keffa

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review. Bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a clear and brilliant copper color, 3 finger head settles into a thin cap and leaves copious, soapy lacing everywhere on the glass. One of the best pale ales I've seen to date.

S: Some slight citrus, a slight sweetness, some toasty, grainy notes behind the sweetness. Very mellow and easy going, but still enough to be interesting.

T: Follows the aroma, citrus, bready, light toast, some light caramel like sweetness. ABV is hidden, and finishes clean.

M: Nicely coating, medium body for the style, and well carbonated without being prickly.

O: Very, very solid. Looks great, smells good, tastes good, drinks easy. I could, and would, put several of these away if put in front of me. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 02:53:37 | More by Keffa
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-01-2012 16:08:07 | More by ninner00
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a tall, 1.5" off-white head that reduces with plenty of sticky lacing.

Has a very grassy aroma, with plenty of straw, clover and other floral notes. Very mild cirtus hops are present, but barely noticeable. Smells more like a nice example of a pilsner than a pale ale.

Taste is somewhat similar to what you'd expect in a pilsner, but with a bit more bite and sweet. Starts mildly bitter and bracing, with a sweet, soft honey malt that gives it a rounder taste. Finishes dry and bitter, with a floral undertone that really complements the malt well.

Medium bodied, this is a bitter PA that leaves the tongue dry and happy.

An excellent pale ale, this has the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, while keeping it firmly in the PA category and not drifting over to IPA. Grab it if you find yourself in the Columbus area and drink it fresh, as it is unpasteurized.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 21:34:08 | More by TheHoppiest
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2012 02:03:49 | More by jaidenjb
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-21-2012 05:35:37 | More by tat2dhllblly
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-09-2012 18:42:17 | More by xdefeatsy
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durwood64

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-31-2011 13:21:01 | More by durwood64
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-29-2011 02:33:33 | More by PittBeerGirl
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +37.4%

12-07-2011 04:44:50 | More by spycow
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-04-2011 21:07:23 | More by Rhettroactive
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jdpphotography

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-02-2011 06:02:21 | More by jdpphotography
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-26-2011 14:22:31 | More by Another6Pack
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thearsenal

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-18-2011 18:42:04 | More by thearsenal
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-17-2011 05:18:36 | More by pest
Columbus Pale Ale from Columbus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.