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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

craftbeerasian, Jul 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gobzilla, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

cletusdog, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Juuroumaru, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

cfh64, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Jazz_brew, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

blguillen, Jun 12, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

litheum94, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

BMart, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Clem319, Jun 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Liondiscs, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

2beerdogs, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

djaeon, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Gtg642, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

bruindre, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

bsuedekum, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

GraduatedCashew, Apr 25, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

IKR, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

sloelco, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

RhodyNative, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
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+

kojevergas, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

apf, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

ShanePB, Apr 11, 2013
Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.