Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Reviews by Cavery:
3.55/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Deep honey appearance with a sea foam tuft of a head. there is already some promising lacing in the gradual disappearance of foam.
S: There is a real medicinal smell to this beer, the first descriptor that popped into my head was "minerally". I almost want to say it smells like a sandstorm (?). there is just enough of a hop presence to warrant a blind identification of an IPA.
T: First thing is the sweetness of the malt, middle of spice, shortly followed by the penetrating presence of a multivitamin. It would be an exaggeration to say that there was a hop burn, as this was the salsa mild of hop burns. I'll give it credit in that it isn't really unpleasant, it just isn't dynamic. However, I can't say that I get a distinctive taste profile Columbus Hops in this single hop offering, as it is seriously cut short by the floral-multivitamin aftertaste. All in all very mild, not to be confused with subtle.
M: low-mid carbonation with fairly rapid dissipation. I think you could make a case for this being a better aspect of the beer. There really isn't anything negative here, just a reiteration of the mild theme that we became acquainted with in the taste. I will say that the slight prickle of the carbonation does wonders for the overall grading of this beer.
O: There isn't anything glaringly bad about this beer, and there isn't anything great about it. I live very close to the source so I can't help but acknowledge this is its intended state. With that in mind, it's a good beer that I wouldn't mind using as a catalyst to introduce deeper styles to a macro-head. Especially considering how mild it is, even for a single hop single IPA. Conclusively, (and obviously) there isn't much to be had here for beer Geeks. I'd say if you live in the greater Redlands area, give it a review. Drink local.
06-14-2011 00:28:25 | More by Cavery
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev +1.1%
Standard ipa color, a little bit of dark gold, light orange and amber. Good hoppy aroma, grapefruit seems to be the aroma from Columbus hops. They did a solid job on the dry hopping with this beer.
Pretty straightforward taste, bitter, lemon, grapefruit. Bitterness outshines hoppiness, which is kinda typical from the single hop series I've had from Mikkeller. This is just as good, and actually, probably better given that its about the same price for a 22 compared to their 11.2 - 12oz bottles. Malt profile kept nice, low and out of the way.
06-01-2011 21:12:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.6/5 rDev +1.7%
On tap at The Bruery Provisions bar and store. Cloudy yellow body with a good soapy head. The IBU is up there, its just OK to drink. Orange citrus comes through. Competent for the style, just not that interesting in a locality of great interesting beers.
01-22-2012 05:10:38 | More by Sammy
3.6/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
04-25-2013 04:24:04 | More by IKR
3.48/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
11-19-2012 04:01:54 | More by bbkd3b
2.65/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
04-08-2012 12:22:49 | More by n2185
3.98/5 rDev +12.4%
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!
12-10-2013 00:57:49 | More by tesla323
Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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