Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Bright saturated orange jewel tone, thin layer of white foam that leaves a little irregular spotty lace. Second pour hazes it up a bit. Retention is ok.
A fairly pungent nose, big citrus rind... orange and grapefruit.
Creamy smooth feel, light carb and a moderate hop bitterness that isn't too overpowering. Bitter grapefruit rind, mellow flash of malt sweetness in the middle. Nicely melded, would be a go-to everyday IPA, the lingering hop bitterness lasts for awhile. Overall it's very drinkable and seamless in feel. Would buy this by the sixer easily.
Thanks Chris for sharing this one!
10-14-2012 22:09:37 | More by emerge077
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Thanks to inebriatedjoker for this one - poured into a sweet Columbus pint that he also sent:
Body is slightly darker than Bodhi but it's got that same haze thing going on. Thick, dense white cap of froth retains well on top of that, laces perfectly.
Smells very appetizing... sweet, smooth hop profile, far from harsh but still the dominant player, some pale malts beneath that. Inviting.
It's similar to Bodhi in the way it displays a rich hop profile without imposing an invasive level of bitterness. That said, I would guess that the IBU's here are actually a bit higher than in Bodhi. Tangerine, mango, spruce tips, and just that faint dry bitterness on the tail end - like the kind you would get from a hot black tea. Nice.
Thanks for sending this one Mike - I wish this could have a year-round spot in my fridge.
10-13-2012 22:05:44 | More by yamar68
4.23/5 rDev +0.2%
Bottle thanks to clegolfski, poured into a tulip.
Pour: Hazy amber orange with three fingers of awesome off white head. Leaves very sticky lacing, and the head stays around forever.
Smell: A nice tangerine and pine with a light caramel backbone.
Taste: A little more malt forward than I was expecting, but still really good tangerine juiciness comes through.
Mouthfeel: Lighter than I expected as well, but nice juiciness.
Overall: A nice IPA, and better than Head Hunter in terms of Ohio offerings, IMO.
10-12-2012 01:17:38 | More by cfrances33
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in Aug 2012. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral, caramel, bread, grass, earth, and herbal spiciness. Damn nice aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, pine, floral, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent hop flavor complexity with a great malt flavor balance as well. No cloying flavors after the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; very smooth to drink. Outstanding and highly enjoyable.
10-08-2012 03:47:22 | More by superspak
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
pours burt orange with a foamy white head. Leaves good lacing.
Aroma is citric with pine and sweet, ripe fruit.
Flavor is pine and grapefruit, with cracker and bread. Maybe a little more malty than I like an ipa.
Nice body and pretty dry. Easy to drink, without any real flaws,
Very nice beer and another winner IPA from Ohio.
09-29-2012 22:59:56 | More by miketd
3.05/5 rDev -27.7%
A - Golden, hazed, nice white head that retains and laces well. Looks good.
S/T - Rich, ripe grapefruit hits first, but then my super sensitivity to the simcoe hop takes over and I get a healthy dose of cat-pee-soaked carpet amongst resinous pine flavors and aromas. Biscuit malts with some honey sweetness. Gets a little too catty in the taste to actually enjoy the drink.
M - Medium body, ample carbonation, finishes dry with bitter pine.
O - If you're sensitive to the simcoe hop like me, this beer is not for you. If not, you'll probably love this one.
09-19-2012 15:18:06 | More by garuda
4/5 rDev -5.2%
A bottle brought back by Sourbatchkid
A- Golden with some small bronze hints with a bright white head. A nice cap afterwards but not much stick.
S- For a fresh IPA this seems pretty muted. Hardly any hop aroma and strong on the pale malts. Small citrus hints with a touch of grass.
T- Mimicks the smell in that the taste is for the style is muted. Im thinking str8 pale ale but the small amount of alcohol and the malt presense leads towards IPA. Faded C-hops with small citrus, light pineapple, grapefruit. Pale malts lead the pack. It's not as sweet as most East coast IPA's though so there is that.
M- A step down from medium, nice malt build, not very bitter, carbed up well, what more do you want to know?
D- I drank it quick, it was tasty but a bit muted, but I can tell that fresh, this would be one to grab a six of and just chill for the afternoon
09-16-2012 19:45:28 | More by BARFLYB
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
Thanks to MikeTD for including this in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a very nice hazy golden orange with a good two finger white head that fades to leave light side lacing with very good blanket retention.
S - Okay...pine and grapefruits really explode on the nose. Lots of deep forest pine, grapefruit meat, and light malty sweetness.
T - Taste is very solid. More of the sharp pine notes and grapefruit skin/oil this time. Would like a touch more citrus on this and there is some faint tropical notes as well. Quite nice.
M - Mouthfeel is excellent for an IPA. Crisp, clean, super drinkable. This stuff goes down way too easy.
O - Overall this was a really, really nice IPA. I keep trying different random IPAs from Ohio and each one has been solid or better! Woohoo!
09-15-2012 00:56:15 | More by rudzud
4.88/5 rDev +15.6%
I poured this bottle into a standard pint glass. Very delicious IPA.
A: Very bright orange, hazy with about a finger of off-white head.
S: Citrus and grapefruit first then you get hit with pine, followed by the backbone of the malt.
T: More pine than fruit, but the fruit is definitely there. Bitter but not overdone, just perfect for this beer.
M: Medium-bodied, but on the lower side. Definitely very sessionable and goes down very easily.
O: Very, very solid IPA, one of the best I have had so far. Definitely worth the money, the only downfall and reason my overall rating is not a 5 is simply because there is no date on the bottle.
09-08-2012 06:00:06 | More by ErikSkidmore
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.