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Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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80
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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%


Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 06-01-2011)
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mjmadden

Maryland

3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out of a 22oz bottle, the beers appearance is a copper orange color with a decent amount of foam a top this decent brew. The aroma is a bit dank but the citrus aroma are a bit faint for a west coast IPA. The taste is surprising give the weak aroma, but the citrus lacking in the aroma is a bit more present in the taste. Also present in the taste are grassy notes, maltiniess, bitter hops, and a stong medium body backbone. Overall this is a good, above average IPA, with some good tast characteristics but missing a bit in the aroma and wow factors that separate good beers from great beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 05:09:22 | More by mjmadden
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tesla323

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured a deep coppery orange into a tulip glass, with a decent head.

Smell - Somewhat faint, not as fruity as other beers I've had but still recognizably citrusy.

Taste - The 77 IBUs and fresh hop/pine flavors really come through, more so than I expected with such a light odor. Quite pleasant overall.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth with light carbonation, almost too light. At first it tasted a little watery, but that wateriness is less noticeable as it warms up.

Overall - Very good beer, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Well balanced and overall a pleasant experience! An excellent example of a classic India Pale Ale!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:57:49 | More by tesla323
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srandycarter

California

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice big white head, slow to leave, lots of cling. Bronze orange, a little tiny bit of red or brown in the mix for color.

S - Not much smell at all. Light hops come out, but so does kinda wet paper.

T - Fruity, nice hop mix. Malt is very light and hops are light, but a little stronger than the malt.

M - A little creamy, actually, good carbonation, balance finishes towards the hops.

D - Ok beer. Good to try. Just not a stand out, imo.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 04:50:53 | More by srandycarter
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hop bomb. Poured slightly chilled with gigantic, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that lasts all the way down and lots of clingy lace. Color is a nice, clear amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is a blend of hop, barnyard, yeast, malt. Flavor is totally dominated by hop; very bitter with a little malt coming at the end. Carbonation is ok, but body is confused by the intense bitter. Thank goodness for that smidgen of malt. Finish is like flavor, super long, and off flavors courtesy of hop. Also a little boozy.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 23:07:18 | More by drpimento
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litheum94

California

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours out a golden orange body, with dark hues in the core of the body. A dirty-white head sits on top, which is frothy at first, and then settles out to a compact covering.

The nose is big on hop aromas: grapefruit, floral, peach, and pine needles. There’s a dash of mint in there as well. The malt profile is earthy and grainy, with dark bread tones.

Bready malts are tasted first, with a graininess to the flavor. An oily, resinous hop flavor builds, and then more hop flavors come across. Floral, with grapefruit and pine needles. Again, a slight mintiness is there. A moderate hopping builds on the finish, with a dry, piney flavor lingering, and a hint of spice.

Great hop flavors without a heavy-handed bitterness make this an easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:45:16 | More by litheum94
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IKR

California

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber color with a moderate white head .

Smell: Pine trees and mild fruity aromas.

Taste:The pine and citrus fruit notes in the nose carry over to the taste but are fairly restrained. There's a moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light body with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 04:24:04 | More by IKR
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Columbus is my second favourite hop for an IPA (after amarillo), so I'm quite excited to try this one. Acquired at a Trader Joe's earlier tonight. Generally like the brewery, but nothing they've made has blown me away. 7.0% ABV confirmed. 77 IBUs. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of beige colour, nice cream and thickness, and generally good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a nontransparent translucent orange-copper. Glowing, but not vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light inconsistent lacing as the head recedes. Pretty standard fare for an IPA. No overt flaws. Not unique or special.

Sm: Orange citrus ester hops. Pale malts. Floral hops. A hint of nectary character. Just a biteen buttery. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma. Pleasant and inviting. Some lemon peel. Bready grains.

T/Mf: Hm. Some coarse bitterness from the hops does come through - a key flaw in an IPA; this isn't well balanced. But until we hit that bitterness on the climax it's nice, with fruity orange citrus and pleasant floral hop notes. Soft, smooth, and wet up front, giving way to coarseness and a bit of dryness as we hit the late second act. Pale malts and bready grains form the foundation. Adequate body. Light lemon peel notes - the most subtle thing about this beer. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Adequate carbonation. Decent presence on the palate. I do like it in a general sense, but balance is key to a good IPA and this is wanting. Built decently, but lacking complexity and subtlety.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but of limited quality. I wish it were better priced; even at Trader Joe's the bomber was too expensive - especially for an in-state brewery, not to mention one that's a scant two hours away. A decent IPA from Hangar 24, but not one I'll be revisiting. Hides its ABV well. IPA fans will probably enjoy it, but few will truly love it.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 04:24:16 | More by kojevergas
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neilgavigan

California

3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - orange amber and very clear. Finger width head persists

S - subtle floral with a slight sour citrus note

T - light and sweet with a long finish of many floral and pine tastes. Nothing overwhelming

M - medium light body with great carb

O - nothing special but it's a well executed west coast iPad that doesn't attempt to go overboard in any one aspect. Great balance

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:43:37 | More by neilgavigan
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elNopalero

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours with an orange-tan-straw color along with nice foam. Visually appealing. Big citrusy aroma with some lemony notes. Flavor has a pleasing upfront bittering. I enjoyed the light lemon peel and touch of pine on the finish. Easy drinking and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 07:12:52 | More by elNopalero
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a murky cloudy copper color. A rigorous pour yields a billowing white head of foam which quickly dissipates leaving some spotty lacing against the glass.

S - nose is subtle and rather muted overall but becomes much more potent as it warms. The hop character is floral and spicy with a touch of green leaves. While the powerful malt profile lends cereal grains and hints of caramel and toffee.

T - the flavors are surprisingly soft. A grainy bread backbone with a hint of gooey caramel on the front. Bright and biting citric notes in the middle. mostly grapefruit and bitter orange peel. Finish is toasty with a bit of sweetness which lingers with the citrus character.

M - silky smooth mouthfeel. inbetween medium and full bodied. medium carbonation.

O - I wish the nose was a bit more expressive but other than that it is quite a pleasant IPA. Something I would like to try again if the chance would arise.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 06:01:45 | More by Teleweizen2
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bbkd3b

California

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Great, shiny copper tone settles into the glass. Carbonation city feeds a finger-width cream head, really fluffy at first, but it dissipates a smidgen. There’s a thin haziness about the look, but it’s a perfectly fine-looking brew.

SMELL: The scent isn’t very strong, but it’s certainly welcoming. Nice, bready malts compliment a stronger, citrusy scent. Undertones of grass round it off. Not bad, but really really mild.

TASTE/MOUTHFEEL: Wow… the first word that comes to my mind is bitter. Usually the hops attack me at the finish when it comes to IPAs, but this one starts off bitter and lingers the whole way through. Medium body tingles from the aforementioned carbonation. Letting the ale linger for a bit boasts a combination of grassy, floral tones with hardly any malt character to speak of. A nice kick of grapefruit kisses the tip of my tongue. Mellows out a good deal as it warms, thankfully. Pretty aggressive, but I can still taste the bitterness long after I take a sip, which is a bit much.

OVERALL/NOTES: This is my first go with Hangar 24, and the first word that comes to mind is ‘decent.’ Maybe I jumped the gun on opening it, because it became much more enjoyable after about fifteen minutes of sitting there. Will revisit this brewery in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 04:01:54 | More by bbkd3b
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oline73

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the November Baltimore Area BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a very cloudy amber color with a layer of off white head that sticks around fairly well.

Smell: The smell is quite mild, especially for an IPA. I'm getting some juicy citrus hops with a light malt component, but not super interesting.

Taste: The hops dominate, but I would say that the flavor isn't crisp. Perhaps a bit muddles. There is enough malt to back up the bitter hops. The finish is hoppy and bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was an alright IPA. Nothing made this beer stand out. I wouldn't try to hard to find more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 05:41:09 | More by oline73
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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

pour is a cloudy copper orange with large bubbles in a light tan head. Nose is biscuit malt, rye and caramel with piney bitter hops behind. Taste follows suit but a more expressive hop sensation adds to the finish and short lingering bitterness along with a smooth body and soft carbonation make it fall down the throat quite easily. Also light notes of citric acid in back behind the cascading malt forefront.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 18:30:32 | More by cpetrone84
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Zorro

California

2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Clear orange colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smell is sweet and hoppy with a citrus rind aroma. There is a slight cinnamon stick and cedar wood scent to this one.

Starts out bittersweet. Bitter and woody with a significant onion taste. Taste doesn't deliver, just woody and bitter with lots of astringency and that onion after taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a disappointment. Needs to lose the onion and wood and dry hop more.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 22:48:03 | More by Zorro
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rawfish

California

3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a copper gold hue with a good amount of haze from the settled yest. Nice off white head, two fingers high and leaves some nice lacing on the glass even though the retention is sub par.

Very floral ipa, robust pineapple and dark citrus notes. Steady backing of caramel malts that gets a little dank and musty from the yeast on the back end.

Pale and bready malts with a decent does of pine hop character. Quickly the drink turns musty and dank as the finish is dominated with a herbal vegetative quality that coats your mouth and supplies a dull bitterness. Dries well, appropriate malt but the hop flavor is harsh compared to nose.

Medium heavy body with settled yeast. Average to below average carbonation. Dries very well but the dull and dank hops throws off the quality. Very hard to finish the bottle.

Ho hum it's another IPA, decent nose, probably the most pineapple forward that I've ever smelt but nothing else to write home about. Hop flavors are piney and dank, body is sluggish, better to share the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 08:22:09 | More by rawfish
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fresh bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks mang.

The beer is copper orange and hazy with a half inch of soapy white head. The aroma does indeed bring a nice bouquet of hops. A touch of biscuits with a healthy bitterness in the finish. Decent flavor. Nothing wrong with this beer, but not anything to get excited about either.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 00:06:54 | More by Huhzubendah
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gkatsoris


4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:Murky honey in color Huge thick, foamy head! No lacing

S: Hops, and honey. Honey and hops. Pine and citrus. Slight bread/malt.

T: Not as hoppy as the smell lead me to believe, but delicious. Super balanced. Piney. Slight bread.

M: Medium bodied. It's thin, but a chewy thin.

O: Yum; that is all.

thanks rtaps!!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 20:20:24 | More by gkatsoris
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nrbw23

Ohio

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

A- Pours a pretty light golden amber with a pretty big off white head. Head has good retention and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Smell is dominanted by tropical fruits. Not really anything else but maybe a hint of bready malts.

T- Everything here is good but its just a lot more tame than I expected. Tropical fruits, more bready malts than I expected.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

O- Not bad here not the best. A little more of a hop bite and they may be on to something.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 19:42:54 | More by nrbw23
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n2185

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear orange with a finger of beige head head that fades into a frothy ring with no lacing.

S: Bright citrus dominate the nose--orange and pineapple mostly, but with some grapefruit as well. The finish has some slight pine aromas.

T: Pineapple citrus up front followed by grapefruit. Bitter rind flavors follow after and the beer finishes incredibly bitter. Several seconds after I have a sip, my mouth is coated in bitterness that reminds me of getting drops of Novocaine on my tongue at the dentist's office. Unpleasant, to say the least.

M: Medium body with mid-light carbonation, this beer is slightly watery.

O: This beer smells great, but unfortunately the overwhelming bitterness ruins it and makes it pretty much undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 12:22:49 | More by n2185
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Drinkerofales

California

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky golden, almost brown liquid fills the glass and is capped by a light tan medium sized head. While it leaves some good lacing, there is a fair amount of sediment, not normally present in IPAs.

Smells of oranges right off the back, and some malt in the background, pretty one note.

Taste is citrusy, a little light and nice bitter and pith. Good hops throughout, not much malt for me, it needs some more boldness, but it's good.

It has a nice punch and sting, just about right for the medium to light body and good carbonation.

While there are better options out there, this is a fine beer. I don't like the sediment, but the flavors are there.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 18:11:52 | More by Drinkerofales
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Murrhey

Montana

2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Playground in Santa Ana, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger thick white head, great retention. Reddish amber color.

S- Hoppy and warm. Spicy hops.

T- Sweet and hoppy, finishes slightly bitter

M- Medium bodied, clean and crisp.

O- It's ok. Nothing stands out and a bit thin in flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 18:13:23 | More by Murrhey
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Seanibus

California

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A flavorful IPA - piny and sharp.

Pours a clear amber with a nice head, but the foam drops dismayingly quickly. The aroma is bitter citrus and toasty malt. The flavor stands out, with a piny, bitter citrus effect over a toasy malt backbone. The mouthfeel is satisfyingly chewy and prickly.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 02:23:02 | More by Seanibus
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BucannonXC5

California

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Color was caramel amber. About a finger of head. White circular lacing on the top with smallish bubbles. Good amount of white film on the sides.

Smelled citrusy, piny hops up front. Very refreshing. Got kind of a peach, grapefruit zest. Sweet caramel in there as well.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Refreshing is right. Good balance with not as much bitterness as I’d thought. More lemon on the smell than peach or grapefruit.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Short, bitter finish.

Good start to this beer, but I was expecting a bit more, especially with the look.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 08:04:46 | More by BucannonXC5
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a moderately hazed, copper-gold body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Though monohopped, Columbus IPA still manages to deliver a bright citrus fragrance of lemon and orange blossoms with addition florals and a very scant spiciness overlaying light, servile bready malts.

Taste: Sweetish crisped sugars atop bready, lightly biscuity base malts. Then, ripe citrus fruits and fairly potent florals with a medium degree of bitterness. The flavor bandies lightly sweetness and bitterness until the dry, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, though fairly soft.

Overall: Neither overpowering, nor is it really lacking; an all-around solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 15:26:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Hangar 24

Look: Orange in color and mildly translucent with a 1/8 off white head and no real retentino

Smell: Some citrus upfront with some piney resiny hops in the background

Taste: Very similar to the nose with some orange peel in the foreground and the pine notes in the background a bit of a one way street and not very complex but still not bad

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation and a bit sticky

Overall: This is a good single hop ipa

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 19:46:35 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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