Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 06-01-2011

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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 CEnterPound
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
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
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
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
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
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 iadler
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
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 beerbiatchMD
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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 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
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
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 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
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of HopHead84
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Arbitrator
1.65/5  rDev -53.4%
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. :(

Photo of comfortablynumb1
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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...

Photo of Halcyondays
4.01/5  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.

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.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Klym
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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.

Photo of beagle75
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.