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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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82
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 29
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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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy copper in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a sizeable head covering the surface along with lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but the hop flavors are a bit more complex with additional flavors of earthiness and spiciness. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although the hop aromas and flavors aren’t quite strong as some other IPAs, this is a very well balanced beer considering it is just made with a single variety of hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 22:38:56 | More by metter98
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-01-2011 19:22:03 | More by kjkinsey
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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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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-17-2011 08:55:12 | More by Texasfan549
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint a deep rich burnt orange with a tight formed one finger white head that left multiple broken rings of lace behind as it settled into a frothy mass,great rich color.Wow caramel malt plays a big role in the nose (on the palate as well),to me its bigger than the tropical fruit hop profile,its not bad it just seems a bit out of whack.Caramel/biscuit malt mixed with that tropical fuit hop flavor,not bitter but more rounded hop flavors.Its not a bad beer but it seems the Columbus hops are a little under utilized,in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 21:28:57 | More by oberon
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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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. What new worlds will I discover herein?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark golden amber hue, with three fingers of shiny dense puffy pale beige head, which leaves a nice stratus cloud layer of lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of citrus rind, soft pine resin, caramel cream, and a mild herbal tincture. The taste is bitter citrus pith, bready, somewhat biscuity malt, a touch of caramel taffee, some further perfumed, floral hoppiness, and a soft bit of alcohol warming.

The carbonation is a tad frothy, but generally behaves, the body a decent medium weight, and just a bit inelegant in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the bread-biscuit malt holding fast in the face of the slowly waning bitter, floral hop offset.

Another agreeable single-hop IPA experiment from Mikkeller - the bitter florals and minor citrus are well on display here.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 19:08:16 | More by biboergosum
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer served on draft at Churchkey with 18 others. This one was a middle of the road IPA.

Beer is red to orange and clear with low carbonation, a thin white head, some lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is sweet with only minor hop influence, floral, a little piny. Mostly alcohol and malt.

The beer has a medium body, dry finish, surprisingly dryer than the others, the dryness helps to pick out the bitterness, moderately bitter. Difficult to dissect out the hops from all the sweetness but it is there. Eh.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 13:30:38 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange and biscuit malt, like I expect from an American IPA. The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of orange citrus from the hops, as well as a little bit of grass and some resinous pine. Biscuit malt is also present and keeps the bitterness low even though the hop flavor is high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 20:09:20 | More by Mora2000
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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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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Beer Revolution 24/9/12

A Keg bottom here with a murky brownish orange with some sediment, just a thin film for foam but it leaves lots of polka dot lace

S some herbal and citric notes but its mostly toffee with faint rind and just a little pine hiding in there

T more citric rind on top of what I smell, still loads of toffee, tastes a little old and faded but I don’t think that’s the case

M has some body and leaves a little grit behind and its pretty sticky on the lips with just a mild bitter bite

O its OK beer but tastes a little faded, no mention of the 6.9% but not as nice as many I’ve had from this series

Perhaps I’ll give a bottle a go and re-rate if there’s a noticeable difference, it was the very last glass off the keg so maybe it deserves a second look

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 03:28:12 | More by wordemupg
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a coppery color and a mostly clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of some citrus (grapefruit), hops, grain, and a bit of malt. The hops (and grain for that matter) content was somewhat harsh, but still allowed for a decent flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a grainy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: in spite of some deficiencies, this beer is still a solid piece of brewing.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 12:03:45 | More by avalon07
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cap numbered 8181103! Served from bottle into Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, citrus hop, and grapefruit hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, grapefruit, citrus hop, and grapefruit hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I went into this one not really expecting too much as most of the others I had prior were not so good. However, this one surprised me and was pretty tasty. The grapefruit character in this one definitely saved it for me for sure. Glad this showed up in both the flavor and aroma on this one. Definitely one of the better offerings in the series for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 16:32:16 | More by thagr81us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to founder's tulip.

A - Medium orange/amber colour with one finger of thick, foamy off-white head.

S - Pine with some subdued floral and citrus notes.

T - A sharp and dry initial bitterness with pine, grass and floral notes and a very mild sweetness from the malts.

M - Medium body; light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 02:42:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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dgilks

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber colour with a foamy off-white head. Fair head retention.

Citrussy and a little tannic tea. Not bad at all but not all that exciting either.

Sweet malt with some citrus. Lots of co-humulone and bitterness. A little earthy. Quite nice on the whole.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. A simple mouthfeel.

A straightforward and somewhat uninteresting IPA. The hop just isn't that good by itself.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 08:36:50 | More by dgilks
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gford217

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle alongside Magnum and Mt. Hood.

Pours a deep clear amber with a huge fluffy beige head that recedes quickly to a soapy collar and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is mostly citrus though it's not overpowering. There are some oranges and a bit of pine. The caramel malts are evident as well. This is probably my favorite nose of the three I've got in front of me.

The taste is sweet, pleasantly so with a combination of orange rinds and pineapples as well as the biscuity malts. Light bitterness in the finish.

Te mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation, maybe a tad too much, but still a solid body.

This is one of the better hop series beers for me as the citrus is well represented. The best part is the smoothness and drinkability as the hops are flavorful but not overly bitter. Goes down very easily.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 03:37:23 | More by gford217
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-10-2013 18:26:15 | More by mrfrancis
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So, I’ve decided this is my last Mikkeller single hop for a long while. They are no longer interesting to me and frankly, I think they are getting a little long in the tooth. Bottle code 8181103

Yep, looks like all the others. Nice foamy/creamy head tops a dull amber/orange colored beer. Excellent lacing.

Aroma is very earthy and somewhat musty. A bit of sweet fruit and some classic Mikkeller malt notes. The finish is pine and perfume like.

Initial bitterness that gives way to some pine notes and some fruit. Lot’s of toffee mid palate. Late there is some pine resin and earthy flavors as well.

Body just felt thinner than some of the others. I realize it probably wasn’t, but just seemed that way. Maybe the finish wasn’t as full as the others..

Yeah, I am done with this series. Nelson is the big winner of the series.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 19:22:11 | More by Reagan1984
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2013 08:28:06 | More by DrinkSlurm
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a very cloudy, dark shade of amber with a three finger offwhite head. The head sticks around for awhile, and the lacing is very solid and puffy

S- piney aroma coming out of this one....pretty mild, not that appealing actually

T- pine, and citrus, but the flavors are very weak and not meshing very well. The aftertaste is very grassy. Eh

M- pretty thick....almost syrupy. Disappointing

O- typical Mikkeller single hop. Not great, not awful...just there.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 00:54:44 | More by bigfnjoe
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured at The Top in Gainesville. Murky brownish pour and small white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bit of hops and pine. Flavor follows with big caramel malt notes, candy brown sugar, not much hop presence. Slightly dry and yet a bit heavy on the palate. Interesting but won’t return to this one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2013 14:16:24 | More by BMMillsy
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-28-2012 23:40:33 | More by zonker17
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Columbus Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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