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Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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147 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 06-01-2011)
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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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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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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours dark amber with a full three finger white head which maintains it's structure well above the glass. Impressive, great retention and lace.

S: Pine, cedarwood, grass and a hint of vegetation. A 'darker' green smell than most IPAs. Smells good for sure.

T: Green cedar, very piney which I like but not overly bitter. Some lemon, but the citrus character is minor. Nice balance with the pale malt.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, soft carbonation, medium aftertaste.

O: It's not the most full flavoured IPA out there, but the flavours that are there are quite good. I've always liked the Columbus hop and I like this effort out of the IE.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 01:49:14 | More by Halcyondays
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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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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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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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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours murky copper with lots of white floaties and a half inch head. Nice webbed lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics are filled with dank, garlicy Columbus hops. Hints of onion skins, grapefruit, and kindbud follow through.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Resinous, oniony hops start the palate and there's a nice greenish-dank quality akin to a wet-hopped beer. Mildly bitter with a plump malt base.

Finishes with lingering grapefruit, garlic chives, and sweet malt.

This bottle is tasting pretty damn fresh and displays the Columbus profile nicely. Pretty bold for an IPA as well and approaches the hop levels of a IIPA. Just hold the floaties next time.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 23:35:17 | More by brewandbbq
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rtaps

California

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

tulip
looked nice, clear orange big white head. had very good retention leaving lacing around the glass.

has a nice floral aroma, citrus, and can smell the columbus hops,

taste floral with a little spice, its nice and hoppy but not over powering.

light bodied with good carbonation

overall this was a pleasant IPA, and was better than i expected.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 23:14:22 | More by rtaps
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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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comfortablynumb1

California

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a RR snifter...

A - Pours a golden amber with a two finger off white head on a fairly aggressive pour. Head retention is not the best, but there is some sticky lacing that clings to the glass...

S - Pretty doscile. Pine, sweet malts, and grapefruit...

T - Caramel up front followed by some pine, grapefruit, and a little spice. Ends with a hop bitterenss and some lingering grapefruit. Hop profile is not over the top here. There is plenty of hoppiness to be had, but it is a smooth and subtle, and i'm enjoying the ride...

M - Very smooth. Medium bodied with a mild amount of carbonation...

O - Maybe i'm a little biased because I am a Redlands native, but I really enjoy this one. Been one of my go to beers the last couple of months. Nothing above and beyond, but definitely a solid brew...

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 04:18:19 | More by comfortablynumb1
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a wine glass among friends. Thanks to my friend Chad for bringing it all the way from So Cal.

A: orange and opaque in color, thick white head with good lacing.

S: piny, citrus, pretty hoppy, basically a standard IPA nose.

T: nice hops up front with bitter pine, grass and lemon. Finishes refreshingly bitter.

M: crisp, nice carbonation, no problems at all.

O: a good IPA overall, would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 20:08:46 | More by beerbiatchMD
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

On tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands, CA.

Pours a slightly murky amber orange with a light tan head that fades to a wispy film on the top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hops. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA with some tasty citrus zest and herbal hop flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 20:53:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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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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mactrail

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Great aroma of this tasty single hop. Columbus has a nice fragrance of resins and pine. Bitter, but less of the grapefruit peel. The beer has a big mouthful of suds and pours a big frothy head. Quite orange with a touch of gold. Big fruity and woody aftertaste. Malt is rich, but pales before the big hops.

Not something to cosy up to a pint of, but you can do some satisfying tasting from the bomber. It definitely hops up an insipid Anderson Vally winter ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 03:36:13 | More by mactrail
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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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PhiloPsych

California

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been looking forward to trying something from Hangar 24 as it is the craft brewery closest to the town where I grew up. The color of this IPA is dull-orange-tan; the brew is hazy and has quite a bit of particulate matter floating about. This doesn't really bother me, though I know some don't like it. The hops are present, but somewhat understated for a California-brewed IPA. The malt profile is not sweet, but grainy/bready. The malt and hops are well-balanced, but just a tad too weak overall for me (the mouthfeel is a touch thin/watery, too). There's nothing bad or off about this beer, it's just a bit flat and hollow--it reminds me of many people's homebrews. It does have nice--if mellow--hops aftertaste. Not a bad beer, could be good for a session, to go with pizza, and to serve to friends who are just being introduced to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 03:59:21 | More by PhiloPsych
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whatthehull

California

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip

A - Nice orange/copper, half finger off white head and some slight lacing

S - very sweet malts and yeast, nice citrus, tons of flowers, nice boozey smell, very silky, lots of minerals and fresh water and pine

T - very fresh, tons of hops, flowers, citrus, grass, island fruits, citrus rinds, nice crisp bittersweet malt, slight yeast and all around fruity

M - medium bodied, well balanced, medium complexity, medium acidity and medium plus finish

D - Love this IPA, not as a IPA, just as a good ale. Crisp, fresh, nice hops and malts and goes down nice and smooth! If you love fruity/citrus hops and sweet/bitter malts, give this one a whirl

Final thought - 7% is low for me, but at $4 a pop, why not?

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 09:38:20 | More by whatthehull
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 05:10:38 | More by Sammy
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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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 21:12:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Cavery

California

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 00:28:25 | More by Cavery
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jeff1973

California

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Southhampton Publick House pint glass.

A - A dull dark, burnt orange color. Off-white head left pretty good lacing.

S - Earthy, with hints of grapefruit and mango.

T - Very mild. Peachy grapefruit, then a little mango, finishes with a bit of bitter earthyness.

M - Medium. Medium to low carbonation gives it a nice easy drinking mouthfeel.

D - With mild flavors and nice amount of carbonation for easy drinking, drinkability is high.

If you want a "melt your face off" hop bomb, this is not your beer. It is a very tasty, easy drinking IPA, that for myself, is a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 02:22:54 | More by jeff1973
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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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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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Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.