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Columbus Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Columbus Single Hop IPAColumbus Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-14-2011)
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runbirddrinkbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-28-2013 13:12:00 | More by runbirddrinkbeer
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip glass (yeah ... I use these glasses a lot. They transfer aromas very well). The last of the Mikkeller single hop IPAs lurking in my fridge and what a ride its been. This one has the tell take look, a ruddy brown amber color with a gorgeous frothy beige head that just sits there like a snow cone or something. Unusually intricate lacing left on glass. The gaudy head gives way fairly quickly and we get an aroma featuring caramel and raisin malt notes front and center but accompanied by a developing hop spice, fruity and dank with some brown spice and citrus accents. Of all of these brews I have tried to date, this one may indeed strike the best malt-hops balance. There is an assertive spicy resin character throughout, tobacco, red berries and Dr. Pepper-like botanicals lurking in the background along with some low key yellow and pink grapefruit rinds and a medicinal gin-like vibe that stops well short of aggressive pine. The malts are sweet and juicy, some toffee and a whiff of chocolate (!) providing a perfect foil to the oily spiciness from the Columbus. Pleasantly chewy body and low key carbonation. A major citrus iced tea flavor comes on strong late. I have known single hop Columbus brews to come off far more medicinal and bitter than this, which certainly tingles the palate but reigns in most of the excesses in favor of a very smooth, flavorsome yet refined approach.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 02:04:49 | More by CalgaryFMC
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2014 01:47:46 | More by DrBier
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-23-2014 16:08:36 | More by SocalKicks
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Five Points Bottle Shop in the Classic City of Athens, GA.

Appearance 4.25: Poured out a lovely, golden brown. Decent 1/2" head and good lacing. What really put it over the top for me, however, was the particulates floating around. Lots of little hops bits and who-knows-what. So lovely.

Smell 4.0: Very nice bouquet. Smell of sharp, acidic hops mixed with a very strong malt scent. Very promising.

Taste 3.75: Front is malty and somewhat dry. Middle is big and malty; this is a sharp malt flavor and also very biscuit-like. Large hit of big malt in the middle of the palate at this level along with a sharp, bitter and dry hit of hops in the front of the mouth. Interesting balance. Finish is silky-smooth, with a pleasant caramel taste and a dry mouthfeel at the end. Aftertaste is short, but nice with a final focus on the alkaline hops. Taste is good, but it is like a chimera: a lot of these taste-levels just do not match up with each other.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Good and smooth conditioning level; good representative of this type of brew.

Overall 3.75: A mixed bag. Great appearance, great bouquet, but kind of a let down in the taste department. The label states that they brewed one big batch of wort and then seasoned different little batches with different hops. That may be why this beer is off on several levels: the wort wasn't tailored to the specific hop. This beer is good, but in my opinion, a much better representative of the Columbus hop can be found in Asheville Brewing's Shiva IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 04:52:41 | More by BeerDocT
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Rosstheboss

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-02-2014 20:21:37 | More by Rosstheboss
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-21-2014 03:35:26 | More by afsdan
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oso

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

03-18-2014 04:44:43 | More by oso
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-15-2014 00:30:08 | More by superdoopersauce
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-24-2014 15:08:29 | More by drdiesel9483
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-13-2014 01:24:29 | More by enelson
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with no bottled on date

A - Murky amber, with 1 finger of head and sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Balanced...malty and hoppy. Nothing jumps out, but it smells good. Smells like a red ale honestly

T - Wow...different than the others. Well balanced. Does not lean to the citrus or bitter side. Surprised at the 114 ibu's. Wow...malts must balance it out

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated

O - A great brew. I love the columbus hop...well balanced and smooth

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 04:39:28 | More by BeerDawgs
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2013 07:22:42 | More by Poupae
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-11-2013 02:53:38 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-12-2013 00:48:25 | More by Dawkins
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Bellonc

Spain

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

11-08-2013 15:18:56 | More by Bellonc
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-26-2013 02:00:56 | More by GRG1313
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DWood

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-06-2013 04:40:14 | More by DWood
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-13-2013 13:58:24 | More by KVNBGRY
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

09-12-2013 17:41:52 | More by CityofBals
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Sorachi

Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-01-2013 16:02:31 | More by Sorachi
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-01-2013 16:02:13 | More by jaydoc
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My last bottle from my recent Mikkeller Single Hop series stash. My bottle lists a 6.80% abv, rather than the 6.90% abv listed on BeerAdvocate. Looking forward to this one, considering my positive experiences with the rest (except for the Mikkeller Citra most recently).

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours about three fingers of fluffy creamy khaki head on top of a dark burnt sienna orange colored body. Some yeast sediment visible. Nice thin fluffy ribbons of lacing on the glass.

S - Smell is more subdued than many of the others, but still carries a lot of the same smells. Sweet bready caramel malts, some tea leaves, some grapefruit, pine, vanilla, earthy wood character.

T - Taste is more subdued than a lot of the others also. Some sweet green apple, earth, caramel malt. Very bready. Very bitter, with the most theoretical IBUs out of the lot of these I bought (114 IBU).

M - Feel is creamy, with a bit of coarse bitterness, and dry and bready on the finish. Some lingering green apple skin & twiggy earth.

Overall, not as good as some of the other lesser known varieties of hops were, which is surprising. Still, glad to have gotten a hold of it at least once, especially at the low price I got it at, $1.75 per bottle. Worth a try, but a lot of the same.

Mikkeller Columbus ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 17:21:29 | More by mfnmbvp
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BMart

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

08-06-2013 14:45:53 | More by BMart
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-12-2013 17:01:04 | More by xseanprimex
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Columbus Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.