Columbus Brewing Co. is a local brew pub and brewery in Columbus, Ohio, featuring three year-round beers and two seasonal beers. Their Pale Ale is one of their year-rounds brews and it is a very solid beer.
This beer pours a nice copper color with a slight haze and about two fingers of head. The head dissipates quickly, but leaves behind a fair amount of lacing on the glass.
There is nothing particularly astonishing about the aroma; it’s hoppy and earthy with a bit of citrus. It’s just about what you would expect from an American Pale Ale, which is in no way a bad thing.
CBC Pale Ale is a very well balanced beer. It is hoppy, but there is also a decent amount of bread malts to balance the bite from the hops. There is some citrus flavor in the form of grapefruit. Finally, I also detected a bit of the earthy, piney flavor that was evident in the aroma. This is a medium bodied beer with a fair amount of carbonation.
As a Columbus native, I am, of course, a big fan of Columbus Brewing Company, and this Pale Ale will keep me coming back for more.