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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

906 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 906
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 245
Gots: 71 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 906 | Reviews: 319 | Display Reviews Only:
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

06-02-2014 04:07:20 | More by brpendergast85
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-02-2014 01:24:54 | More by Snooprobirob
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Msudukie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-02-2014 01:16:06 | More by Msudukie
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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-31-2014 00:09:06 | More by atone315
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been wanting to try this one for several years now. And as luck would have it, today is the day I finally get to do so.

Lots of pine resin on the nose and the flavor profile. Somewhat salty too, but thankfully it doesn't hijack things. Great level of hop influence here. Nice drinker. More a punch of hops than anything graceful, but I like it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 02:12:36 | More by RblWthACoz
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-29-2014 01:03:45 | More by jtladner
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-28-2014 05:19:23 | More by mpayne5
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Dewsby

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-24-2014 02:35:19 | More by Dewsby
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 04:57:01 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 00:37:20 | More by KevBot89
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Rasheedw30

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2014 18:37:34 | More by Rasheedw30
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MrGone

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-19-2014 09:12:51 | More by MrGone
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staaaaalin

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-18-2014 15:26:35 | More by staaaaalin
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mike312

New York

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 23:39:49 | More by mike312
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2014 00:30:44 | More by IndyDad
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-06-2014 00:06:07 | More by nineworldseries
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-05-2014 21:34:00 | More by Cory_Brown
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wilfmaster

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-05-2014 00:58:50 | More by wilfmaster
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-04-2014 17:47:22 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-04-2014 12:22:08 | More by gpblackgt
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DeFaz

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-03-2014 17:48:27 | More by DeFaz
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-02-2014 00:02:25 | More by Dave_Treat
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-01-2014 07:23:07 | More by Gobzilla
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fank2788

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2014 00:26:29 | More by fank2788
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-29-2014 22:02:39 | More by brother_kenneth
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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