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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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1,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 265
Gots: 146 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Osiris9588 on 10-14-2006

50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,105 | Reviews: 340
Photo of Alanca
2.81/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sharp bite of a wheat beer. Low carbonation minimal lacing . Reminds me why I'm not a fan of wheat beer

Photo of clh323
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my girlfriends new favorite IPA and that's OK with me. If she has to have this around I can live with that. It has excellent smell, taste and aftertaste. I like it better just chilled, not too cold. Left some out in the garage where the temp as about 35 degrees and the taste wasn't as sharp until it warmed up a bit. It joins a few other beers I'll let sit on the counter for 20 minutes until I uncap it.

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More NBS BIF #1 OHIO goodness from @WesMantooth

Orange honey in color, frothy head that trails back to a thin
Hoppy nose piney, a bit “dry” .
Taste is pine meets hints of floral, maybe some lite citrus.
Malt backbone is fairly prominent for an IPA. But I like it.

Photo of schiltl
3.07/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great taste that doesn't fill you up

Photo of tjwarren
4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer so many times and find it to be outstanding. Tonight I waited at a restaurant while they tapped a new keg and it was the best I ever had. A pint with about a two finger head which is unusual probably indicating how fresh it was. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is mango, tangerine and pineapple. Mouth feel and body on tap is so creamy more so than the bottle.
My favorite go to never disappoints.

Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a single IPA, it is pretty malty, but there are plenty of hops to compensate. I find it to be a more balanced beer than Bodhi.

Creamy mouthfeel. I like it a lot.

Some people may find the malt base to be a little strong for an IPA. I would probably agree. It drinks a little more liks a pale ale, or even a DIPA to me. Still going to score this one pretty high because it is awesome, but I would score it higher as a pale ale. Actually like it a lot more than their pale.

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on: 12.4.14. Drank 12.27.14. Poured from a 12ox bottle into an Imperial Pint. Purchased while driving through Columbus from the Dublin Giant Eagle @ 8.99/6

A: Pours a clear pale golden orange. Plenty of visible carbonation, two fingers of dusty off white head after a hard pour. Good retention, slow sliding lacing.

S: Tart and alive. Strong floral aromas with matching pine hops. A few traces of tropical fruits here and there, but this is most assuredly a floral first IPA.

T: Piney hops with a light amount of bitterness, in no way a palate wrecker. Some pineapple and ruby grapefruit, with a hefty amount of dandelions. Finishes with a touch of pepper, and sweet malt to keep itself well balanced.

M: Relatively light for a 6.5% IPA. Easy drinking, light carbonation, finishes with just a touch of bitterness, and a soft linger of florals.

O: An excellent everyday IPA. Does everything well, is tame enough to enjoy over and over, but big enough to savor. I can't wait to get my hands on CBC's Bodhi next time I pass through.

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a clear golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head that retains for a while, before disappearing completely

S- flowery and piney hop aroma, with a hint of citrus. Biscuit malt backbone

T- piney hop bitterness up front with some floral notes kicking in mid-palate, also some fresh grassy notes as well. Toasted biscuit malt before a dry finish

M- medium body and medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel with a smooth crisp finish

O- a nice showcase of the Simcoe hop, and easy to drink

Photo of mr-jj
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle. Brought back from Ohio in a friend's luggage. 14297 stamped on bottle - maybe 2014, 29 July?

Color is hazy orange with a two finger white head. Good retention and lacing. Smell is floral and piney. Flavor starts off with a mild piney bitterness followed by some caramel-coated orange. Finish is short and mildly bitter. Body is pretty light - almost watery.

Overall, it's a good beer. Nothing special, but no major flaws. I'd like a bit more body and more complex hop aromas.

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thin off white head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong citrus and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of strong bitter hops, citrus, and pine notes.

Overall: Outstanding IPA! I would have this on again.

Photo of HoppyDrinker
4/5  rDev -5%

This is a go to IPA. When your standing in the grocery store looking for a six-pack, you won't go wrong with this beer.

Photo of RobbDogg
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hazy orange pour with a thin head. An original fresh scent, haven't smelled this before and now I'm intrigued. The flavors are of a nice array or fruits and hops. Light and drinkable but with an excellent bitter finish. Some pepperiness creeps in as it warms. I wish I could get this beer locally. Thanks for the taste Bob.

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Probably my favorite ipa. Supreme drinkability. Almost perfect hop flavors and aromas. Price point can't be beat. I'm not sure i can praise this beer much more. Seriously. If u live in ohio, or anywhere this beer is available and haven't tried it, you are really missing out.

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to WCW for this one.

Thin head but probably because i poured it into a mug. Nice dirty orange color, aroma of pungent melon and orange. Flavor is one thing for me: bitter pineapple....and i like it. Good stuff!

Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color capped by a meringue of a head that leaves plenty of splashy lacing

Smell: Floral and fruity, with sugary citrus and tropical fruit aromatics

Taste: A hint of sugary malt and then the hops dominate, bringing pineapple and ruby red grapefruit tones; there is a hint of melon but this is all about the lively hop flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A great West Coast style IPA; this brewery knows their way around the hop farm

Photo of Todd61
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Not as hoppy as I like. Lower on the IBU scale.

Photo of coriswrasse
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Bottle shared in two snifters.
Fantastic hoppy nose with fruity and pine notes. Golden color. Head could be a bit larger but the lacing left is nice. Great carbonation. Light mouthfeel that is sticky sweet and then dries out to resinous pine. Fantatic beer overall. Would love to access to this on a regular basis. Better than Hop Drop and Roll but no Pliny or Heady.

Photo of mabermud
4.25/5  rDev +1%

A: Rich, golden body. White pillowy head. Slick lacing.
S: Hop, grapefruit, and pine.
T: Medium bitterness. Balanced hop, grapefruit, pine and sweetness.
M: Crisp, medium carbonation, and dry. No mouthful of dense carbonation which I have learned to love.
O: A nice tasting IPA for those hot summer days. Balanced flavor, nothing overpowering, everything is in harmony. For me, this is an excellent session IPA.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy gold ale, a couple of fingers of foam - some lace trailing down the glass...

S: flower and pine, biscuit and bread; something grassy and reminiscent of fields

T: bready biscuit and pale malt, lots of floral hop action; suggestions of fresh grains and juicy flowers; pine assertiveness rising throughout the drink

M: light-medium, medium carbonation, mild bitterness up front builds up over time

O: a real nice IPA, plenty of hops, nice wholesome unfiltered stuff; ample grain to balance the hops

Photo of puboflyons
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle received in trade from a non-BA member. Sampled on August 1, 2014.

The pour is a slightly foggy yellow-medium amber color with a small head that fades fast.

The aroma has all the perfumed floral and pine loveliness one might expect from an IPA. It has some punch in the nose I will say.

The body is medium and a bit better. Chewy.

Like the aroma those floral, grassy, and piney hops become the flavor. A quick dip into toasted biscuits and then hops flourish to the bitter end. Very nice.

Photo of SebD
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, floral hops, piney undertones and sweet toasty malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, light mango, bitter pine resins, floral hops and sweet toasty malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Photo of spinrsx
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle received in trade with mtomlins - thanks!

Appearance - Light copper colour with a large size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some nice lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, apricots, malts, melon, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste apricot, grapefruit, and pineapple. There is also some malts, melon and lot of dry hoppy notes.

Overall - Lots of hoppy flavour and some malt to back up the rest of the fruity notes. This is my first beer from this brewer and it's very solid. Reminds me a bit of a better version of the flying monkeys smashbomb ipa available to me locally.

Photo of KushBreakfast
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap from a 22oz pilsner glass. Honestly was not too impressed my first time having it but had much higher regards the second time around and here is the review..

A - Pours a dark orange/reddish-gold, 1 finger head, leaves white lacing around the glass with a slowly dissipating head that remains until the end.

S - Fresh hops, piney, citrusy. Very appeasing.

T - Taste follows the smell with fresh hops that are not as powering as the smell leads to believe. Very balanced for an IPA, not incredibly hoppy in the mouth but leaves a lingering hoppy after taste.

M - Feel is medium, not too heavy in the mouth, good mix of flavors and overall very drinkable.

O - Very enjoyable beer, I liked it much more the second, third, and fourth go around. Fairly unique for an IPA in its balance and drinkability. This one is easy to have a few of.

Photo of toppoop
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer starts off looking great poured into a tulip. Dark gold with a two finger head which clung to the sides for the whole ride. On the nose we have great citrus notes with a hint of flora and pine. Taste follows suit. Great forward pine and malt with a solid citrus finish. Great balance of bitterness. Mouthfeel is very good for the style. A lot of IPAs go for the hop bomb these days which can overpower the palate but this one does quite well. Smooth carb and very smooth bitter notes. Overall a great IPA. As opposed to others of the style, you could definitely take down a 6 of these without being overwhelmed. Can't wait for them to bottle Bodhi!

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been wanting to try this one for several years now. And as luck would have it, today is the day I finally get to do so.

Lots of pine resin on the nose and the flavor profile. Somewhat salty too, but thankfully it doesn't hijack things. Great level of hop influence here. Nice drinker. More a punch of hops than anything graceful, but I like it.

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Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.