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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 264
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
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased and drank at Kafe Kerouac in Columbus, OH.

Pours a slightly hazy orange, with a one inch head and sticky looking lacing.

Smells like a pine tree covered in honey, with some orange and pineapple as well.

The taste is pretty similar, but not quite as good. Very earthy, and piney, with a strong malt presence underpinning everything, very honey-like and sweet. Very strong, almost "dirty" earthy flavors here, as well as some deep citrus. With a bit of cleaning up, this would be an elite IPA.

Medium bodied, sticky, and resinous mouthfeel. Well carbonated, very drinkable.

First beer from Columbus Brewing, it's a winner, but not the best IPA I've ever had.

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4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Updating my review after several cases of this; fresh bottle poured into snifter.

A: Pours a hazy, vibrant golden orange color with a finger of thick, foamy, white head. Head subsides at a moderate pace leaving decent lacing behind.

S: Tons of tropical citrus hop flavors in the nose– pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and tangerine. Bits of pine hops and lightly toasted/biscuity malts.

T: Grapefruit and pine are the dominant hop flavors here, and both show up early alongside a bigger dose of sweet, toasty malts than was present in the nose. Not as diverse as the smell, but very well balanced. Biscuity malt flavors and a lingering piney bitterness mesh well on the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation; very smooth and crisp. Slightly creamy too, and with a dry finish. Well done– makes drinking this a breeze.

O: This is my go-to beer when I'm in Ohio. It's an incredible beer, it never gets old, I generally prefer drinking IPAs when not trying new beers, and the price point of $9 for a six-pack gives it one of the best taste to dollar ratios I can think of. Other, bigger IPAs will wow me more once in a while, but the craftsmanship and enjoyment of Columbus IPA are consistently incredible.

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