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Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

01-22-2012 20:53:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-29-2011 02:48:50 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-29-2013 14:00:15 | More by nmann08
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-17-2013 06:16:24 | More by zestar
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13%

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.

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-12-2014 02:38:20 | More by largadeer
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oline73

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

10-22-2011 03:36:13 | More by mactrail
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mdfb79

New York

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

Received as an extra from PretzelCity, thanks Mark! Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright dark orange color with two fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, pale malts, and very light pine hops. A little more malty than I was expecting, and not a ton of hops. Wuold have liked it to be a bit stronger.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, light pine hops, and pale malts again. Light tropical fruits. Again, not as many hops as I expected, but pretty good.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, pretty easy to drink. No real bitterness.

o - Overall a pretty decent IPA. The nose was a bit faint, but the taste had some nice citrus hops. Probably not something I'd seek out again, but worth trying once.

09-28-2011 23:03:39 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

11-06-2012 19:29:10 | More by mendvicdog
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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +13%

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.

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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+

04-13-2013 04:24:16 | More by kojevergas
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-05-2012 22:37:16 | More by oriolesfan4
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-27-2012 07:15:13 | More by drewone
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Zorro

California

2.98/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

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

California

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

Going bomber style with the Hangar 24. On to the beer:

Somebody clean up the sediment, it's floating all over! The body has a muddy look to it, an oragish brown color, and a thick collar of foam sitting on top. The nose is excellent at first before fading to a more subtle intensity. The aromas of orange, mango, pineapple, and touch of toasted sugar are exciting. Obviously, this brings expectations high for the taste....

...which it doesn't deliever as hoped. Still good though. Mellow all around, orangey with wood notes and a shavings of resin. Medium bodied with light carbonation. It's a solid IPA, just don't expect to be floored.

09-24-2011 17:23:32 | More by DoubleJ
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-04-2012 16:47:31 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev +4%

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.

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

Nevada

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
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HopHead84

California

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

10/10/11

On tap at URGE

A: Golden orange with an inch of beige froth. Lots of lacing.

S: Tangerine, orange, peach, and apricot. Big floral notes and a light malt presence of bread and biscuit.

T: Orange flesh with a lower moderate smooth bitterness. Malt reminds me of bread and it successfully balances the hop profile.

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice aroma but the flavor is bland.

10-11-2011 14:58:00 | More by HopHead84
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-02-2014 07:43:34 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

04-11-2013 18:59:28 | More by ShanePB
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-25-2013 16:39:01 | More by GraduatedCashew
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-03-2013 01:20:44 | More by bsuedekum
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Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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