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Columbus IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Jazz_brew

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-22-2013 02:48:51 | More by Jazz_brew
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blguillen

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-12-2013 17:57:25 | More by blguillen
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litheum94

California

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours out a golden orange body, with dark hues in the core of the body. A dirty-white head sits on top, which is frothy at first, and then settles out to a compact covering.

The nose is big on hop aromas: grapefruit, floral, peach, and pine needles. There’s a dash of mint in there as well. The malt profile is earthy and grainy, with dark bread tones.

Bready malts are tasted first, with a graininess to the flavor. An oily, resinous hop flavor builds, and then more hop flavors come across. Floral, with grapefruit and pine needles. Again, a slight mintiness is there. A moderate hopping builds on the finish, with a dry, piney flavor lingering, and a hint of spice.

Great hop flavors without a heavy-handed bitterness make this an easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:45:16 | More by litheum94
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-07-2013 19:27:22 | More by BMart
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Clem319

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-04-2013 22:09:13 | More by Clem319
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Liondiscs

California

3/5  rDev -15%

05-29-2013 22:46:55 | More by Liondiscs
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-13-2013 05:15:16 | More by 2beerdogs
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djaeon

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-06-2013 01:37:07 | More by djaeon
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-04-2013 23:37:47 | More by Gtg642
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

05-04-2013 17:59:45 | More by bruindre
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-03-2013 01:20:44 | More by bsuedekum
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -15%

04-25-2013 16:39:01 | More by GraduatedCashew
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IKR

California

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber color with a moderate white head .

Smell: Pine trees and mild fruity aromas.

Taste:The pine and citrus fruit notes in the nose carry over to the taste but are fairly restrained. There's a moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light body with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 04:24:04 | More by IKR
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sloelco

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-23-2013 06:58:56 | More by sloelco
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RhodyNative

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-21-2013 22:30:37 | More by RhodyNative
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Columbus is my second favourite hop for an IPA (after amarillo), so I'm quite excited to try this one. Acquired at a Trader Joe's earlier tonight. Generally like the brewery, but nothing they've made has blown me away. 7.0% ABV confirmed. 77 IBUs. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of beige colour, nice cream and thickness, and generally good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a nontransparent translucent orange-copper. Glowing, but not vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light inconsistent lacing as the head recedes. Pretty standard fare for an IPA. No overt flaws. Not unique or special.

Sm: Orange citrus ester hops. Pale malts. Floral hops. A hint of nectary character. Just a biteen buttery. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma. Pleasant and inviting. Some lemon peel. Bready grains.

T/Mf: Hm. Some coarse bitterness from the hops does come through - a key flaw in an IPA; this isn't well balanced. But until we hit that bitterness on the climax it's nice, with fruity orange citrus and pleasant floral hop notes. Soft, smooth, and wet up front, giving way to coarseness and a bit of dryness as we hit the late second act. Pale malts and bready grains form the foundation. Adequate body. Light lemon peel notes - the most subtle thing about this beer. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Adequate carbonation. Decent presence on the palate. I do like it in a general sense, but balance is key to a good IPA and this is wanting. Built decently, but lacking complexity and subtlety.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but of limited quality. I wish it were better priced; even at Trader Joe's the bomber was too expensive - especially for an in-state brewery, not to mention one that's a scant two hours away. A decent IPA from Hangar 24, but not one I'll be revisiting. Hides its ABV well. IPA fans will probably enjoy it, but few will truly love it.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 04:24:16 | More by kojevergas
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apf

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

04-13-2013 02:42:58 | More by apf
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-11-2013 18:59:28 | More by ShanePB
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Zephids

California

3/5  rDev -15%

04-09-2013 21:05:39 | More by Zephids
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neilgavigan

California

3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - orange amber and very clear. Finger width head persists

S - subtle floral with a slight sour citrus note

T - light and sweet with a long finish of many floral and pine tastes. Nothing overwhelming

M - medium light body with great carb

O - nothing special but it's a well executed west coast iPad that doesn't attempt to go overboard in any one aspect. Great balance

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:43:37 | More by neilgavigan
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-12-2013 23:15:52 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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TicoCali

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-08-2013 02:03:53 | More by TicoCali
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elNopalero

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours with an orange-tan-straw color along with nice foam. Visually appealing. Big citrusy aroma with some lemony notes. Flavor has a pleasing upfront bittering. I enjoyed the light lemon peel and touch of pine on the finish. Easy drinking and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 07:12:52 | More by elNopalero
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lear456089

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-24-2013 00:45:30 | More by lear456089
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pocat91619

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-19-2013 03:59:13 | More by pocat91619
Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.