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Christopher Columbus - Enegren Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Enegren Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Retsinis on 10-24-2011)
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wethorseblanket

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 1st Anniversary party.
Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin white head which leaves trace lace. Slightly darker than the regular Protector version.

N: More pronounced citrus rind and floral notes are evident when compared to the regular Protector.

T: The columbus steps up the citrus/floral above the pine. Some mellow sweet malts present to round things out.

M: Medium body and semi-moderate carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

O: Slightly better than the regular.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2012 17:37:50 | More by wethorseblanket
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-09-2012 06:59:16 | More by drewone
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TicoCali

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-05-2012 00:53:05 | More by TicoCali
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Retsinis

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Per the brewers, they brewed this beer as a Columbus day holiday weekend special. It is essentially Protector, with Columbus Hops added. That said, the difference is still noticeable.

A: Had a 4 oz taster of this at the brewery tasting room, just as with protector, the beer pours a hazy copper orange color with a foamy tan colored head, leaving some sticky lacing.

S: Doing a side by side with regular protector, there is a distinct difference in the aromatics. Still floral hops up front, just a bit more potency, some earthy tones, followed by some scents of pine, tropical fruits, as well as the sweet caramel malts in the background

T: The taste has more of a kick then protector, not so much in alcohol, that’s even smoother, but in the lingering hop bitterness bite. Flavors of light lemon, honeydew melon, mild toffee, and earth as a backbone. The spice notes seem a bit dialed back in this as well.

M: Slightly smoother mouth feel, almost buttery. Perhaps more resin, but I asked the brewer why this might be with just a hop addition, and he indicated it was probably just a result of a bit more conditioning in the fermentation tanks.

O: Good stuff. Apparently it was so popular, they might continue to make it, or even just tweak the regular protector recipe as a result. In any case, both good beers.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 18:47:52 | More by Retsinis
Christopher Columbus from Enegren Brewing Company
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