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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

826 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%


Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe

(Beer added by: Osiris9588 on 10-14-2006)
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Radiant pumpkin orange with (very) light flurries of yeast. No more than a handful of lazy bubble streams can be seen contributing to a three finger crown of sawdust colored foam that is quality from top to bottom. The head is also impressive when it comes to decorating the glass. A classic look.

Oh boy, I love me some Simcoe hops. The tropical fruitiness (that is thankfully unsullied by caramel malt) is bold and bright and juicy and makes me want to dive right into the glass. If the flavor follows suit, we have ourselves a winner.

IPA is top-notch beer, there's no doubt about it. Now the only question is whether it gets a good score or a great one. Too bad I don't have the last five bottles of a sixer to help the decision along. 50 IBUs seems about right. At least these guys didn't wimp out on the little green cones.

Most people will probably want a little more malt, but I think it's fine as is. The relative lack of sugars keeps the alpha acids in buzzsaw mode and gives the tongue a pretty thorough scrubbing. If you want balance, buy a different beer. Top notes include juicy white and pink grapefruit, bitter lemon, passionfruit and pine. Simcoe was a great choice.

The mouthfeel might be a fraction light for the style, but it's close enough and it's certainly no hindrance to rapid consumption. This stuff is dangerously drinkable. Especially if you're a quart low on hops (like I am right now).

Columbus IPA is damn good beer and is CBC's finest creation. I'll be loading up on my thrice yearly trips back to Ohio, that much is certain. If IPA is your favorite style, you owe it to yourself to give this one a whirl. You'll be glad you did.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 14:00:44 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another fun growler that I brought over for Easter dinner. This was brought out onto the boat and enjoyed as we drove around the lake. Poured into pint glasses and enjoyed on 04/24/2011.

Really a nice little pour here with a typical copper tinted amber and a nice well rounded head of white that capped the top of the glass and dropped a good bit of lacing around the sides and the bottom quite quickly, leaving some nice rings of lacing on the way down.

First smells were of deep citrus pine notes. Oranges, pineapple, hints of pine sap, with a delicate balance of bready malts throughout the mid palate as it starts to warm. Really nice feel here as the delicate carbonation really pulled it together quite nicely as the initial bite of hops mellowed quite nicely and became such a well balanced flavor. Clean and quick the flavor rolls off the tongue so smoothly, so effortlessly. Last little touches of citrus roll across the palate and a smooth and clean finish leaves you looking for more.

Overall very, very solid and extremely well done. This is one I would have no issue with having again and really is a very nice offering from them.

Serving type: growler

04-25-2011 22:24:58 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to riko for sharing.

A: The pour is a clear orange/amber color with a big white head and some sticky lacing.

S: The nose is rather nice. Lots of citrus notes featuring orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. A light grass note and plenty of pine and floral hop aromas. Just a little bit of bready malts.

T: Tastes just as citrusy as it smells. Nice fresh orange and grapefruit flavors with a little bit of tropical fruit, too. The requisite pine bitterness is there with only a touch of grass and bread.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Just my second beer from these guys, but both have been quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 05:26:18 | More by womencantsail
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A tasty brew, but doesn't fare as well as the Columbus Pale and the Porter. The malts seem light, flanked against the high attenuation and grassy, citrus hops. Very herbal, grassy, citrus, and piney from the hops, leaving the beer lightly astringent. Higher dryness and alcohol hurts the drinkability a bit. Still crisp and refreshing. Minty and numbing to the palate. Certainly won't turn it down, but I'd prefer another Pale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2008 20:36:34 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to crashdavisinoh for a sixer of this. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a light apricot color with a three or so finger head before dropping down to a half finger head for quite awhile before eventually dissipating. Good deal of lace throughout as well. Nose is excellent. Right out of the bottle it smells like bitterness. Initial whiff brings some strong citrus with a bit of pine into my nose. Good citrus rind characteristics come through. No apparent malt presence.

Taste is nearly as good as the nose, but not quite. I went back and forth between 4 and 4.5, but the taste just didn't quite deliver the hop flavor that the nose promised, although it is nice and dry with a hefty dose of bitterness. Low to moderate carbonation and exceedingly drinkable. I've driven through Columbus many times on the way back to Chicago and I really wish that I had known about this sooner; I'll definitely be stopping next time to grab some of this. Thanks again, Chris!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 23:27:37 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber. There is no visible carbonation. It poured with a large patch of white bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits in the nose.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits—passionfruit seems to stand out in particular. There are also some hints of grapefruit. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth (but not crisp) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and has lots of interesting hop flavors without a whole lot of bitterness because there is a good balance with the underlying hops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2012 19:28:05 | More by metter98
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a clear plastic cup.

Big thanks to hannydawg for hooking us up with a bottle o' this!

A nice brew to wait to purchase some bottles of Dark Lord with, I should say. It pours a clear light sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mandarin orange, orange zest, grapefruit, light lemon zest, and caramel. Fruity, with just a nice hint of sweet. The taste follows this formula pretty closely, with the addition of a few drops of honey. The fruitiness from the hops also branches out at the end into a mild bitterness. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very tasty IPA, one of the better ones I've had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 21:40:41 | More by TMoney2591
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this up at the Anderson General Store in Columbus. No obvious bottle date, but I'm guessing this turns over pretty quickly. Poured in my Surly pint glass.

A - Three fingers of creamy white foam with amazing retention, and intricate glass-coating lace. Transparent red-tinged golden body with some slow-moving bubbles. Not really sure how this could look any better.

S - The aroma is a wonderful collection of tropical fruits, oranges, and sugar cookie malt. It's simple, yet extremely effective, and is highly evocative of Alpine's better beers.

T - The taste is more on the herbaceous and earthy side of things, with moderate-to-high mid-palate bitterness that lingers well into the finish. There's some orange juice character in the finish, and a faint hint of pale malt character in the background. Probably a 4.25, but I was a bit generous with the appearance.

M - Light carbonation tingle, smooth medium body that is perhaps a tiny bit watery. Tons of oily residuals, but could stand to be a touch dryer.

D - I absolutely crushed this. A terrific West Coast IPA from an unexpected geographical location. I'm going to have get a regular supply of this, as it's excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 02:16:39 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright saturated orange jewel tone, thin layer of white foam that leaves a little irregular spotty lace. Second pour hazes it up a bit. Retention is ok.

A fairly pungent nose, big citrus rind... orange and grapefruit.

Creamy smooth feel, light carb and a moderate hop bitterness that isn't too overpowering. Bitter grapefruit rind, mellow flash of malt sweetness in the middle. Nicely melded, would be a go-to everyday IPA, the lingering hop bitterness lasts for awhile. Overall it's very drinkable and seamless in feel. Would buy this by the sixer easily.

Thanks Chris for sharing this one!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 22:09:37 | More by emerge077
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted by Mike, thanks. One more top 50 American IPA. Beer is amber and hazy with a thin broken head of small white bubbles. Head leaves some lacing on the glass.

Beer smells like earthy and mildly piny hops.

Beer is medium in body and pretty bitter. Its moderately dry in the palate and finishes well with no aftertaste. Drinkability good, but this is definitely a piny and earthy hop profile. Its pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 17:40:55 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy murky yellow color with a white head. The aroma is exactly what I expect from an American IPA. I get a lot of pine and orange notes with a little bit of bready malt.

The flavor is more of the same. I get some pine and papaya, as well as some bread and biscuit malt. There is a lot of hop flavor but the bitterness is fairly low for this style of beer.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 19:37:57 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I forgot who gave this to me. I'm usually good with keeping track of who gave what, but I guess I missed this one, and I'm really sorry. If you gave me this please let me know asap so I can give you credit.

Big creamy 1.5 finger head fades semi slowly with nice lacing, hazy grapefruit peach colored.

Nose touch of bready semi sweet malt, then nice citrus hops, touch of grapefruit and tropical fruit, floral, a light Amarillo like fruitiness.

Taste has fresh hops, light tropical fruit, little juicy citrus, Amarillo fruity flavors, tangerine, nectarine, citrusy peach, etc, and light spicy piney hops. It has a decent bitter bite with light sweet malty base, touch grainy, nice balance and feels like it should have some booze but doesn't. Finish adds a long lingering bitterness, tropical fruit hops, quite dry, more of that tangerine and grapefruit like tropical fruit hops.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb.

Overall a nice ipa, fairly impressed. Good hop character, nice light malt balance, good bitterness, drinkable, a very well done IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:32:02 | More by jlindros
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best straight up Ohio brewed IPA I've come across hands down. Golden copper slightly hazed. Creammy off white head poured at Bodega. Aroma is full of floral and citrus tones flowing ample malts to balance things out as well. I will track down more of this stuff for sure, next time in Columbus I have to visit the brewery. Flavor is sugar coated grapefruit hops nicely balanced but aggressively hopped. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slighly resinous texture, carbonation was dead on. Drinkability is solid all around, best Ohio brewed IPA damn tasty and hella drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2010 16:53:08 | More by WVbeergeek
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my New Belgium globe. Received in the birthday BIF from MbpBugeye; thanks Seth!

a - Pours a murky orange brown color with high carbonation evident and two fingers of off white head. Leaves some lacing on the glass and about an inch of head throughout the drink.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, oranges, tropical fruits, fruity malts, honey, and light floral notes. Smells great, lots of fresh hops.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, bready malts, caramel malts, and biscuit. Some slight bitterness but not too much. The taste is enjoyable, and a nice mix of hops and malts, though I enjoyed the smell more.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, pretty smooth body and a slight bitterness up front.

d - Overall this is a very nice IPA that is pretty easy to drink. I enjoyed the smell a lot; lots of fruit and citrus hops which were great. The taste was good too, though it had a lot more malts in it. The caramel and bready malts came out a lot in the taste. Would certainly have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 21:44:40 | More by mdfb79
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle received in trade from bb8189. Thanks for the opportunity, Brian!

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 3/4" eggshell head, over the slightly cloudy amber brew. Head falls ever-so slowly, with heavy lasting lace. Aroma is pine and citrus hoppiness.

Taste starts sweet, then turns into a mouthful of hops character, specifically the pine and citrus mentioned earlier. Close has a touch of chalkiness, but the other benefits well outweigh this nitpick. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is great. Another nice one from Columbus.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 23:33:19 | More by ppoitras
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz standard bottle into a Columbus pint glass. Thanks to csmile for the hookup for both!

Appears a hazed light orange color with a monsterous 2+ fingers worth of lightly yellowish stained fluffy head. The cap slowly receeds leaving quite an uneven amount of foam that on one side of the glass is 2 fingers thick and just a film on the other side... interesting. The lacing is very thick and coats almost the entire glass.

The aroma of this brew is bright and fresh with the scent of citrusy hops. Very pleasant nose filled with grapefruit, pineapple and some more mellow fruitiness like a mango of sorts blended with some different character of rinds almost orange-ish.

The taste of this brew has lots of hop flavor to wrap around your tongue before the spike of bitterness. Upfront this IPA boasts the hop induced taste of grapefruit and a bit of lemony citrus twang before turning bitter like grapefruit rind blended with herbs that are almost minty. It has a backing of malt that is present but with a minimal amount of sweetness that comes across with a light bready taste, slightly toasty.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate level of carbonation. No problems finishing this glass. I would happily grab and enjoy another one if I had one but sadly this offering is not readily available to me. For more than 6% abv there was only minor indications of the alcohol presence with a bit of warmth and slight fusel flavor that played well with the flavor of the hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 22:27:18 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear coppery gold, with several fingers of slight off-white head. This retains with a big frothy dollop of foam in the middle of the glass, which just rings the sides of the glass with thick sticky lacing. The aroma smells floral, spicy, and piney, with an underlying mix of zest grapefruit and pale malts that give this a fresh green twang and an overall flavorful feeling airiness in the nose.

The taste is well balanced up front with a tight mix of green citrus and bready sweetness that then unleashes a wave of grapefruit bitterness, resins, and spice out into the mouth. This surprisingly still stays nicely evened out on the palate and while this does trail some assertiveness into the finish, this mostly ends with a satisfying bitter crispness that gets you ready for the next sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly on the tongue, with a firm yet still slick feeling creaminess that really keeps this smooth in the mouth despite the strength of the hop flavors here.

This one didn’t quite blow me away upon first sip but the more I worked on it, the more I liked it, as its focus on well balanced and crisp hop flavors started to show more and more of itself. I picked a sixer of this up based on positive reviews and was not let down in anyway, as this is one flavorful and borderline quenching feeling IPA. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 19:25:35 | More by Kegatron
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Keith (Kadonny) for the opportunity to try this beauty.

The beer pours a peachy, orange gold color with very good head (long lasting) retention and considerable sticky lacing. The nose is pretty attractive in this one, as I get a boatload of orange citrus, honey, canned peach and light pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but with considerable hoppy bitterness in the dry finish. There's more than enough hoppy bitterness to counter the modest sweetness in this beer, and as noted above, the finish is long, dry and nicely bitter. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and I'm assuming the alcohol is not all that high (guessing it's in the mid to upper 6% range, as the abv. is not listed on the label). However, this IPA delivers plenty of flavor, and is not at all heavy, hot or tiring on the palate.

This is a very enjoyable, very easy to apprecite IPA. Thanks Keith!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 13:29:20 | More by johnmichaelsen
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to crashdavisinoh, man I really liked this stuff (and thanks for the Bells Double Cream, I was really wanting to try that).

Good orange color with above average head, so thick. Best dry hopping. Reminiscient of Sweetwater IPA.

Taste, just great, minimal bitterness with massive hop mouthfeel and bouquet. Seemed like tons of simcoe and amarillo. Tons of pine. Extremely easy drinking, was really a pleasure. Hopefully, this stands up to time better than the Sweetwater did. I was blown away by sweetwater, but by the time I finished the 6 pack of that stuff (still 6 weeks before the drink by date) the stuff had fallen apart. I'll come back to this and adjust the rating through the next couple of weeks, tracing its trajectory (or demise). But for now, damn, tasty.

EDIT: Had some more of this last weekend (5/7/11) and the aroma wasn't as awesome. Maybe it was old, I dunno, drank it w/in 1 week of getting it though.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 06:40:15 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Columbus IPA

LOOK: A bright copper color, good clarity, off white foam and sticky lacework.

AROMA: Strong citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. There is a mild but complimentary caramel smell.

TASTE: High alpha Simcoe hops, along with cascade providing a hearty earthy herbal bitterness. Citrus notes still show through. Caramel malt and resinous hop oils in the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, semi dry finish, crisp and good carbonation.

OVERALL: A very solid IPA. Always a welcome addition to the beer scene, the Columbus brewing co brews this fresh tasting IPA year round.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 20:16:15 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

The beer is a hazy yellow hue with a small but lasting white head. The aroma is great, with plenty of hop and citrus scents. Hop forward and tasty. Really easy to drink. Nice and light. Perfect carbonation. A really solid beer. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 19:05:54 | More by Huhzubendah
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew is a surprise box from Kbeals... Thanks Kevin!

Nice foamy white head... doesn't stick around too long, but leaves nice licks of lacing... the brew is hazed lite orange.

Nose is bright juicy citrus.. even a tad floral.

Flavor is more bitter than expected, but that's okay. A bit of pale malts play mid palate then melt into a good resinous pine bite.

Body and carbonation seem about par for the course... body could stand to be a tad more full.

Thanks a bunch Kevin... Too Generous.

All 4's

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 04:24:19 | More by JohnGalt1
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gift from my buddy RustyDiamond. Thanks, Lance for the tasty brew! I'd never even heard of this brewery, and I have to say, this is one fine beer. Pours a very hazy amber with a fine head that fades somewhat quickly to a swirl and ring but leaves some nice lacing. Stinks of hops! Nice earthy and somewhat citrusy hops with biscuity malt. Tastes even better with a long eearthy bitterness with a citrus and pine tinge and very firm biscuit-like, almost cookie-like malt. Really nicely balanced and as the flavors develop the earthiness is so profound that it almost takes on a cocoa note. Really very good and quite a different approach to an IPA. The layers of flavor make it the mouthfeel a bit darker feeling than the usual IPA. Quite a nice surprise.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 02:22:47 | More by Georgiabeer
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HopHead84

California

3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

9/5/2011

Bottle from riko, thanks! Snifter.

A: Burnished amber with an inch of white foam. Good retention and scattered tendrils of lacing.

S: Malt is strong, lending notes of sweet bread and caramel. A swirl of the glass brings dank pine to life, which blends with orange flesh and grapefruit. This is well balanced, but the hop profile is nice.

T: The flavor is much like the aroma, with a pronounced breadiness accompanying sweet caramel. There's a lower moderate level of smooth bitterness with grapefruit flesh and rind. Resinous pine is pervasive.

M: Medium in body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid malty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 03:26:25 | More by HopHead84
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in Aug 2012. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral, caramel, bread, grass, earth, and herbal spiciness. Damn nice aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, pine, floral, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent hop flavor complexity with a great malt flavor balance as well. No cloying flavors after the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; very smooth to drink. Outstanding and highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 03:47:22 | More by superspak
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Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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