Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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81
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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
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:
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(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 06-01-2011)
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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of originalgoat
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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

Photo of sponger
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of CEnterPound
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Anchor pint.

A - Pours with 2 finger's worth of frothy white head. Nice spotty lacing. Muted orange/amber color. Lots of haze and floaties.

S - Grapefruit, bready malt, flowers. Nice spicy smell as well.

T - First sip shows a good amount of the bready malt up front, with a slight spiciness as well. Mid-palate is where the hops show up, with grapefruit being the main taste.

M - A bit watery for me. Nice and dry though, which is nice.

O - Nothing amazing, but definitely a solid single hop IPA. I just wish the hops would shine through just a tad more.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of seasmokiee
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tbag77
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Buick222
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of dufficy0
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of iadler
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy gold with one finger minimal lacing.

S- Orange marmalade, grapefruit zest caramel malt and toffee and some pine

T- Citrus hops with notes of orange, grapefruit and lemon zest upfront, followed by pine. caramel malt and some hop resin bitterness at the end.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a bitter finish.

O- Not bad but nothing memorable and pretty average as far as ipas go. The bitterness hurt the drinkiability of this beer.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rtaps
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Photo of whatthehull
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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?

Photo of ineva
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of shuggy
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of Satchboogie
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A:Ended up pouring a massive 4 finger off-white head, moderately tight bubbles. Good retention, decent lacing. Light copper, slightly hazy.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, a little astringency, pine, good bit of caramel

T: More caramel than I'd like, light bite of grapefruit and pine. A little dank and herbal. A bit of astringency and noticeable alcohol esters. Finishes with a bit of residual sweetness and a little lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body, fairly smooth and a little resinous. Not a crisp finish, carbonation dies middle mouth.

O: Not a bad IPA, middle of the road without any unpleasant astringency/esters. A little too sweet for my taste with a less than stellar mouthfeel.

Photo of PhiloPsych
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of brewandbbq
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.