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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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1,068 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 260
Gots: 129 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle to Mad Fox snifter...

A. This beer is a vibrant, orange gold. It has a half finger of off-white head and soapy suds on the sides of the glass. It glows in the glass, like the last traces of sunset on a cool, spring day.

S. A ripe, tropical, and biscuity bouquet greets my nose. Tropical and juicy notes of pineapple, mango, and orange zest are subdued by assertive earth and pine. A malt sweetness that suggest honeysuckle rounds off the back-end of the nose.

T. Inviting and complex, with big fruity notes of strawberry and tangerine tempered by juicy sweet pineapple and honey drizzled bread crust. The finish suggests more of the earth and minerality from which the hops and malts in this beer came. Slightly drying and bitter, it's a perfect counterbalance to all that is tropical and sweet up front.

M. Crisp and comfortable, like a favorite shirt. Balance is top-notch with an array of flavors that have been carefully constructed into a resounding whole. My favorite IPAs are sweet, tropical, with an under riding bitterness that keeps things grounded. This accomplishes all of that with aplomb.

O. An excellent IPA. It's familiar, balanced, and eminently enjoyable. A more classic IPA than the modern hop bombs that are en vogue, Columbus IPA is an example of true craft and should be savored.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Nice amber and clear body, head is small, half a finger fo stark white. Retention average and a singular ring of lacing leaving some small dollops of suds on the way down.

Buttery croissant, cookie dough, all very full and balancing before the hops flood in resinous and earthy. Hop aroma fills in the void of citrus with spicy pine, melon, stone fruit and dank herbaceous green hops. Balanced with the malt profile and some power this is a damn fine sniffer.

Full honey and pastry malt, almost a raw bakery dough flavor with matching glazed sweetness. Ample balance for a hop profile that swings in again, devoid of citrus providing variants of tropical fruit, underlying melon, smooth pine and spicy herbaceous greens. Low initital bitterness builds with a piney kick.

Moderate body and carbonation. Well integrated overall, alcohol is not a factor.. Bitterness gives a lower than normal impression despite drying pretty well.

Impressive IPA, almost completely lacking in typical citrus hops, this beer makes up for it with pine and secondary fruit. Balance is ideal and the croissant-like malt is very decadent.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky orange color with a two inch off white frothy head. The head settles to quarter inch fluffy band of foam. The aroma smells of pine/resin, citrus fruits including grapefruit and orange, and a smidgen of malt flavors. The beer tastes of bitter resinous hops with a citrus fruit aftertaste; nice and juicy! Medium body, goes down easy and can be consumed quickly. Perfect amount of bitterness on the finish too. A very good and well constructed IPA!!

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Currently my go-to IPA. Very easy to find in Columbus and always fresh - the bottle date on my most recent 6-pack purchase was two days old. $9 for a sixer; about the same for a 64oz growler refill.

Not quite as good as Bodhi, but CBC has another winner here.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.