Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company
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Reviews by adamette:
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Live review. Poured from the one of the six 16 oz. bottles that I bought at my local Giant Eagle for, I believe, $7.99 into a clean, clear glass. I had this on tap some months ago but never did review it. I recall really enjoying it at the restaurant that served it. No "best by" date observed by me on the bottle. It might have been on the box but unfortunately that has already been recycled.
A Just a great look of a hazy, opaque orange body under a nice creamy generous head that took its time (maybe 3 minutes) to dissipate down to a thin layer on top of the body. I really like this look, a mature, seasoned look for an IPA. 4.5
S A really nice floral hops smell with the backdrop of sweet malt. This is an excellent smell to a beer of this style. I am not looking forward to the flowery floral smell carrying over to the taste but the fact that it exists in the smell is very welcomed indeed. The highest marks from me for the smell of this American IPA. 5.0
T Hops bitterness balanced out nicely by the soft pillow of sweet malt in this obviously artisan American IPA. So many tastes envelope the tongue. The aforementioned bitterness and sweetness dance about a great barley grain stage. Just a great tasting IPA. 4.5
M Despite the rather high bitterness and malt profile, there is a softness or creaminess to the mouthfeel that is not common. It makes for a highly enjoyable, drinkable IPA. 4.0
D/O Drinkability is very high. Despite the moderately high ABV I could drink 4 or 5 of these without hesitation. Overall this is a world class American IPA. 5.0
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2012 03:11:51 | More by adamette
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4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 20:50:33 | More by KushBreakfast
4.49/5 rDev +6.4%
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!
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 18:28:38 | More by toppoop
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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