Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery
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3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
01-26-2012 22:03:54 | More by CEnterPound
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
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
3.38/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
01-01-2012 19:38:47 | More by iadler
3.88/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
12-24-2011 20:08:46 | More by beerbiatchMD
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
12-09-2011 23:14:22 | More by rtaps
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
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?
11-27-2011 09:38:20 | More by whatthehull
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
3.53/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
10-21-2011 03:14:19 | More by Satchboogie
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
10-16-2011 03:59:21 | More by PhiloPsych
3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
10-13-2011 23:35:17 | More by brewandbbq
3.3/5 rDev -6.8%
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
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
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
3.18/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
09-22-2011 03:20:52 | More by mithrascruor
1.63/5 rDev -54%
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. :(
09-20-2011 06:42:52 | More by Arbitrator
Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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