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Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 06-01-2011)
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Photo of mdfb79
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

mdfb79, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

DoubleJ, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of mithrascruor
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

mithrascruor, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of Arbitrator
1.63/5  rDev -54%
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. :(

Arbitrator, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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...

comfortablynumb1, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +13%
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.

Halcyondays, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of jeff1973
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jeff1973, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark burnt orange/amber color with an enormous cream colored head and great retention. Good lacing as well.

S: Lots of grapefruit with a bit of caramel in the background. Some hops resin and cat as well. That's right, cat.

T: I want to like this, but it's a bit disjointed. The taste starts with a bit of lemon curd and grapefruit, then comes a sharp hit of pine hops, then a strange drop into pure bitterness with flavors of aspirin and hop resin. Not sure I'm gonna go for this one again. Doesn't have that clean quality that so many good IPAs do.

notchucknorris, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of Klym
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Stone nonic.

A- A deep, murky amber pushing it on the red side. A nice, clean, thick head to go along with it.

S- Quite faint, but definitely pine hops and perhaps mildly floral. Nothing too pleasing or displeasing in the smell.

T- Initial taste is earthy and a little sweet, quickly followed by a grapefruit rind taste with a hint of caramel. The aftertaste transitions from a somewhat pleasant citric acid burn into something near medicinal bitterness.

M- Carbonation is mediocre and it seems to coat the mouth in a way that higher quality IPAs would avoid.

O- Hangar 24 has always been stuck in the simply decent range for me and I'm afraid this beer has only reinforced that assessment. Not bad, not great, probably not going to pick it up again given what's out there.

Klym, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of Cavery
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Cavery, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of persistent cinnamon-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Very mild and clean, with faint piney hops and caramel malt. A trace thread of spoiled milk emerges as the beer warms, but doesn't really detract further.

T: Begins dry, with soft caramelized grain that is off-set by bright and balancing acidity. Hop aromatics emerge later than expected, remaining restrained through the middle, with earthy and piney qualities. Sharp minerals develop simultaneously, further accentuating the earthiness. Moderate bitterness is established prior to the finish, where savory herbaceous flavors are detectable but do not linger long.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly sticky and acidic on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Balance is achieved here, even if the outcome is a little underwhelming. It remains approachable while presenting a good platform for the Columbus hop flavors, although the intensity of the smell is nothing special.

beagle75, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 01, 2011
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Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.