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Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
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seasmokiee

California

3/5  rDev -15%

01-19-2012 18:07:14 | More by seasmokiee
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tbag77

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-18-2012 03:19:06 | More by tbag77
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Buick222

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-16-2012 16:43:08 | More by Buick222
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dufficy0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-06-2012 04:27:52 | More by dufficy0
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MrHirschybar

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-05-2012 22:48:56 | More by MrHirschybar
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iadler

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2012 19:38:47 | More by iadler
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

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

Maine

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-21-2011 05:28:12 | More by CelticAleMan
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rtaps

California

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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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whatthehull

California

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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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ineva

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

11-18-2011 01:35:22 | More by ineva
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shuggy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.3%

11-15-2011 21:12:49 | More by shuggy
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mactrail

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 03:14:19 | More by Satchboogie
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PhiloPsych

California

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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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HopHead84

California

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 14:58:00 | More by HopHead84
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mdfb79

New York

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber color, somewhat cloudy. Light tan head with decent retention. Some sediment visible.

Smell: Hardly any aroma... just a hint of malts.

Taste: Light caramel malt flavor. Some mild hop flavors come through towards the finish and into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Relatively smooth.

Drinkability: Moderate ABV, but the taste isn't too inspiring

A very average IPA - isn't bad, but not very memorable. A bit heavy-handed on the malts, over the hop characters.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 03:20:52 | More by mithrascruor
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Arbitrator

California

1.63/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Courtesy of Sideswipe. Thanks, John!

A: Pours a murky bronze body with a reddish tone. I prefer clarity in my IPAs, and this isn't one I'm going to make an exception for. Pours with a 1" beige head that retains poorly. Eventually, the body clears up.

S: Floral with citrus, earthy, and grassy tones.

T: Floral up front, segueing into flavors of citrus, earth, and grass. It's very bitter, especially on the back end. The flavor is unremarkable as the beer doesn't have much heft or pop to bring out the hop profile.

M: Low-medium bodied (on the thin side) with low carbonation as I was drinking. The beer needs more presence.

O: I drainpoured it. :(

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 06:42:52 | More by Arbitrator
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%
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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jeff1973

California

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
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
Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.