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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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992 Ratings
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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 252
Gots: 101 | 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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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
Photo of resistdefy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

resistdefy, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -5%

mhenson42, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of JeepCop
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
Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +1%

laxer8811, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of bonez05404
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

bonez05404, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of KFrank729
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
Photo of kjb32812
4.25/5  rDev +1%

kjb32812, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of strohme2
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

strohme2, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of AleApostle
4/5  rDev -5%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of adamette
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Live review. Poured from the one of the six 16 oz. bottles that I bought at my local Giant Eagle for, I believe, $7.99 into a clean, clear glass. I had this on tap some months ago but never did review it. I recall really enjoying it at the restaurant that served it. No "best by" date observed by me on the bottle. It might have been on the box but unfortunately that has already been recycled.

A Just a great look of a hazy, opaque orange body under a nice creamy generous head that took its time (maybe 3 minutes) to dissipate down to a thin layer on top of the body. I really like this look, a mature, seasoned look for an IPA. 4.5

S A really nice floral hops smell with the backdrop of sweet malt. This is an excellent smell to a beer of this style. I am not looking forward to the flowery floral smell carrying over to the taste but the fact that it exists in the smell is very welcomed indeed. The highest marks from me for the smell of this American IPA. 5.0

T Hops bitterness balanced out nicely by the soft pillow of sweet malt in this obviously artisan American IPA. So many tastes envelope the tongue. The aforementioned bitterness and sweetness dance about a great barley grain stage. Just a great tasting IPA. 4.5

M Despite the rather high bitterness and malt profile, there is a softness or creaminess to the mouthfeel that is not common. It makes for a highly enjoyable, drinkable IPA. 4.0

D/O Drinkability is very high. Despite the moderately high ABV I could drink 4 or 5 of these without hesitation. Overall this is a world class American IPA. 5.0

adamette, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
4/5  rDev -5%

Envelopes, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ouits
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

ouits, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Johnny_Love, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

steve8robin, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I forgot who gave this to me. I'm usually good with keeping track of who gave what, but I guess I missed this one, and I'm really sorry. If you gave me this please let me know asap so I can give you credit.

Big creamy 1.5 finger head fades semi slowly with nice lacing, hazy grapefruit peach colored.

Nose touch of bready semi sweet malt, then nice citrus hops, touch of grapefruit and tropical fruit, floral, a light Amarillo like fruitiness.

Taste has fresh hops, light tropical fruit, little juicy citrus, Amarillo fruity flavors, tangerine, nectarine, citrusy peach, etc, and light spicy piney hops. It has a decent bitter bite with light sweet malty base, touch grainy, nice balance and feels like it should have some booze but doesn't. Finish adds a long lingering bitterness, tropical fruit hops, quite dry, more of that tangerine and grapefruit like tropical fruit hops.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb.

Overall a nice ipa, fairly impressed. Good hop character, nice light malt balance, good bitterness, drinkable, a very well done IPA.

jlindros, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of itsthepleats
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

itsthepleats, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Onenote81
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always grab some sixers of this when in OH visiting the in-laws. Noticed I never gave this a proper review. 12oz bottle into a goblet. The pour yields a dark honey-amber with a thick frothy bone-white head. Great retention, with spotty lace left behind. Pine, citrus, floral overtones. Nothing new here, but the aroma is so potent and fresh. Love it.

Medium carbonation gives this beer enough heft to hold up the flavors, but without any lasting astringency. The reason I love this beer so much is the perfect balance between the bitter hops and sweet malty backbone. I would say this even leans slightly to the sweet side, which isn't a detriment to it at all. Grapefruit, musk melon, orange give this a nice fruity quality. The hops add just a touch of oily feel as well, and they don't linger too long on the aftertaste. Just enough "burn" to satisfy the hop-head in me, but fleeting enough to keep me gulping this one. This is one of the most drinkable and approachable IPAs I have had, and it will be one I continually buy when in the area. Can't wait until Christmas when I can get some more!

Onenote81, Oct 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

CoryJHarber, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of baklo
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

baklo, Oct 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

mattizmyname, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

FishPondManager, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

emerge077, Oct 14, 2012
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.