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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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Ratings: 1,100
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 264
Gots: 143 | 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
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Ratings: 1,100 | Reviews: 340
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TATURBO for bringing this beer back from Ohio for me!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Thick lacing all over the glass.

Smell: oranges, pineapples, and a hint of pine. Hops smell fresh and juicy! Hint of bread malts. Fantasic aeromatics coming out of this IPA. The smell of fresh hops fill the room! You dont even need to put your nose into the glass to know what the nose on this beer is all about.

Taste: Mild almost moderate bitterness. Lemon citrus notes, pineapple, and melon notes are first thing you taste. Sweet oranges combine with hint pine; slight dank and chalkiness. Hint of minty notes as well. Tastes really fresh. Great balance between the malts and hops; hops are allowed to shine and the bready malts are in the perfect proportion so that they dont get in the way of the hops, but balance it nicely. Aftertaste of juicy grapefruit and dry grapefruit rind that builds a little bit becoming slightly more bitter than at the beginning of the drink; consistant low end of moderate bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Very drinakable IPA. Bright and refreshing beer.

Overall: Columbus nailed this IPA. I would say that this is the best IPA in Ohio. I love that this beer has a huge nose and its not brutally bitter like most IPA. It seems like the brewer went for the fresh and balanced approach with this hoppy beers's recipe and I dig it. I get so tired of people just over hopping this beer style. I can really appreciate the finesse of the brewer. One of the best IPA's that I have drank in a long time. This is tied with my favorite my favorite IPA tied with white rajah by brew ketel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a thin, cream-colored head.

Aroma: Faint malt sweetness, some orange zest, citrus, mild pine, and substantial floral notes.

Taste: Matches the nose: orange zest, citrus, some sweet tangerine cream. Primarily floral, freshly-blossomed pungent flowers with a mild tang on the back palate. The sweet malt forms a steady backbone that does an exceptional job of carrying the floral tastes and light tangerine, orange and citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: Stinging carbonation, medium bodied. The carbonation helps accentuate the "florality" of this beer and assists in lingering flower and orange/tangerine tastes on the back of the palate.

Overall: A well-balanced, medium-bodied IPA that deserves the high rating I've given it. The floral essence of this beer makes it unique and allows both hopheads and non-hopheads to enjoy it. Personally, one of my favorite IPAs. When I see this on tap or in bottles anywhere, I'm sure to purchase it.

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Received in my first trade. A great, light bodied IPA. Excellent citrus and piney aromas and taste. Thinner bodied, which I thought lent itself well to the flavor. One taste and you know you could put back a few. I'd pick this up again if it was available in NYC.

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Sampled on tap at Punderson Manor in Newbury, OH
Great coppery gold in color with a nice tight bubbly two finger head that throws lots of lace on the glass after settling in a few minutes. The smell is of west coast hops, not what I expected, but pleasantly surprising. A lot of citrus, comes through with some more resinous pine in there as well, not much in terms of malt is noticeable in the nose. This is a great tasting beer, with strong west coast hop flavor profiles, the hops are balanced by enough malt and sweetness to keep enough balance for the style. The bitterness is crisp and pairs well with the moderate to high levels of carbonation that make it very lively in the mouth this is combined with a nice finish of lingering bitterness and a mild sweetness. Overall this is a pretty surprisingly good IPA, I'm always happy to try to drink local when travelling and was pleasantly surprised with this, guess I know what I'm having tomorrow night.

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Thanks to Tony for throwing this in as an extra.

Don't have any Columbus glassware, so I used a handy Deschutes teku. Cloudy orange-amber color, with a half inch of foamy white head that sank to a wispy layer, leaving some strands of lace on the glass. Aroma was sweet and fruity, orange marmalade, mango, caramel, light citrusy hops. A little more malty than I'd have expected. The taste reflected the nose, but the hops came out a bit more meaningfully, piney, pithy, with a leafy bitterness, caramel and worty malt sweetness, with a dry breadiness. There's definitely some nice complexity going on here, even if it's not as fresh and hoppy as I prefer my IPAs. Medium body, nicely drinkable. I'd definitely go back for more of this one.

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