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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 263
Gots: 134 | FT: 8
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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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 Hanselpb
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclejazz
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fievel
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 773-F-I-B
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FogDishHead
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JSeilhamer
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of blainevarner
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Brewski
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.