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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

958 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 92 | 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:
50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe

(Beer added by: Osiris9588 on 10-14-2006)
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Ratings: 958 | Reviews: 326 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

rgille2, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

HippieHops, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

nmann08, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Clydesdale
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a moderately hazy orange color. The orange-tinted head is tall, dense, and a bit rocky. Retention is impressive, and a lot of lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Pure tropical hop aromas. Tropical fruit and citrus is very prominent. I'm guessing Centennial and/or Simcoe are at work here. Orange, pineapple, and some resin seem bright. Little malt aroma is present; instead, it's a pretty neutral canvas for some seriously hoppy aromas to star.

T: Very faint pale maltiness up front. Little sweetness. Hop bitterness is robust and sticks around a while into the finish. Vibrant hop flavors accompany the bitterness throughout. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and resin are prominent.

M: Medium body with light but perky carbonation. The overall mouthfeel is slightly thin; I dig the relative lack of malt sweetness in terms of flavor, but it seems that the mouthfeel suffers very slightly as a result. Hop bitterness contributes a lasting dryness.

O: A very good IPA from Columbus Brewing Company. The big, citric and tropical American hop bill is right up my alley. Highly recommended.

Clydesdale, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

rubicat, Dec 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

rquillin, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mrebeka, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

AuzBlackhand, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

DStoked, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

M1A2, Dec 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

baconman91, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

markasparov, Dec 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

scott2269, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

JennieKoeper, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

hilgart1, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Proteusx, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of denver10
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellowish-orange with a white head. A nice hoppy aroma of some citrus fruit on paired with a nice, sweet and bready malt backbone. Flavor was bitter and citric on top of a bready malt underbelly with a piney and bitter finish. A medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, another good IPA from Ohio.

denver10, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

resistdefy, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

mhenson42, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JeepCop, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having this for the first time in a few years thanks to beesy

Pours a little bit of a murky dark yellow with a small white head leaving decent cling on the edge of the glass. Solid lacing down the glass.

Big hop presence on the nose. I get floral and citrus as the main components. A little bit of a biscuity sweetness, but hop forward.

Starts off a little citrusy with a little honey like sweetness. Citrus hits more mid-palate before finishy piney and grassy. Resin lingers on the tongue.

Medium mouthfeel. Spot on carb. Lots of oily hops create a great mouthfeel.

A great example of the style. Not quite the best I've ever had, but solid across the board. Hops punch hard, but it's still a pretty well balanced beer and I love the mouthfeel and finish especially on this one.

jmarsh123, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

laxer8811, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

bonez05404, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

KFrank729, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint glass. Thanks goes out to mrfong07 for sending this one as an extra. It is difficult to make out the numbers on the bottom but if I am both reading it correctly and interpreting the code correctly, it was bottled on August 28, 2012.

A - Pours golden brown in color with a thin, sporadic head. Dies to a speckled film on the surface and leaves behind a nice lacing.

S - The smell is big and becomes apparent immediately from an armslength during the pour. Big floral hops with a prominent biscuit malt backbone. Some sweet honeyblossom and citrus as well. Solid.

T - Very sweet to start, floral and honey-like. Sweet and sour citrus hits hard midpalate, followed by a nice bitter grass hop finish. Pine/grass lingers on the back of the tongue.

M - A shade over medium in body with excellent carbonation. Coats the tongue and goes down smooth. Exceptional mouthfeel, especially for a regular gravity beer.

O - This is a great example of how much flavor can be packed into a non-imperial beer. Great floral and citrus notes on the nose and tongue. Very well balanced at two months old. The mouthfeel is the strongest facet of this beer, but that is not to say the other aspects are subpar. This is a great beer I would enjoy regularly if I had access.

NoLeafClover44, Oct 27, 2012
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.