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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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BA SCORE
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914 Ratings
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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 246
Gots: 74 | 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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transmogrified

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-04-2012 02:38:48 | More by transmogrified
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-06-29 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy golden-orange with a 3-finger foamy white head with good lacing.

S - Sweet orange citrus, pale malt, tea and hop floral. Not very aromatic but pleasant.

T - Orange zinger tea, moderately roasted malt, not bready, not very sweet, light pine, earthy spice and lemon zest. Aftertaste continues to remind me of spicy, citrusy tea with plenty of lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Dries nicely. Somewhat prickly with residual resins.

O - It's got it's own thing going on. Tastes like a tea-inspired IPA. Imagine having a very lightly sweetened lemon zinger tea, taking a sip and immediately eating a dry biscuit followed by a bite into a lemon peel and you'll have an idea of this flavor. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 09:15:24 | More by Tucquan
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-24-2012 14:05:57 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

INFORMATION: I had been hearing good things about this beer for a couple of years now. However, I have been unable to get my hands on it until now. I do have one BIG issue with this beer though, and I’d like to get it out of the way right now…….There’s NO FRESHNESS DATE on the bottle! In my eyes, this is simply unacceptable for any beer that is highly hopped, such as IPAs, DIPAs, Red Ales….etc. If you’re not going to date your bottles, you’re subject to people either not buying it, or being turned off to your beer when it’s quite possible that it’s way past it’s ideal freshness date.

APPEARANCE: I poured the beer carefully into a British-style pint glass in order to leave the visible sediment in the bottle. This resulted in a hazy copper-orange liquid with two fingers of white foam resting on the top. It settled to a thin layer after about 10 minutes, but it still completely covered the top of my beer. Pretty impressive lacing on the sides of the glass throughout the entire beer.

AROMA: Orange, Mango, Peach, Pine Resin, and lightly toasted Caramel Malts.

TASTE: There’s a nice combination of hops and malts up front. The hops are definitely more dominant, and bring both fruity and piney flavors. I would say that this is slightly more pine-forward, but the citrus flavors are definitely present. Just the right amount of malt backbone. Very subtle sweetness towards the middle. The finish is a bit cleaner that the initial greeting would lead you to believe, but there’s certainly some nice lingering hop bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied Ipa with moderate carbonation. On point for the style.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: As I’ve already mentioned, I’m not sure how fresh this bottle was. I could see some sediment at the bottom of the bottle, but it was still pretty fruity and bitter. Most of all, it was really tasty! If I could buy this in the Erie area, it would probably be one of my “go-to” IPAs. Columbus IPA brings a combination of citrus and pine, and usually it’s one or the other. It reminds me of Smuttynose Finest Kind, but it’s a bit more citrus forward. Very Nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 09:52:04 | More by Morey
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AndrewK

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-19-2012 04:07:57 | More by AndrewK
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-16-2012 20:53:33 | More by standardcherry
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Jaldama

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-14-2012 08:33:14 | More by Jaldama
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-10-2012 03:37:24 | More by Giantspace
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-09-2012 16:38:31 | More by CEDAMA
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-08-2012 14:25:35 | More by bvdubn
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-06-2012 17:04:08 | More by smutty33
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camhack

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-05-2012 04:08:21 | More by camhack
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-05-2012 02:31:25 | More by egrace84
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-04-2012 05:06:31 | More by vrbulldog22
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Duff27

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mid orange color. Nice lacing left with above average head retention.

Juicy orange citrus aroma.

Fun pithy citrus flavor. Biscuity sweet finish. Very easy drinking.

Well carbonated, medium mouthfeel

Nice and pleasant ipa here. Wouldn't mind having it again. Thanks egrace84.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 23:49:03 | More by Duff27
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ortie

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-03-2012 21:32:33 | More by ortie
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, a new Ohio discovery for me, Columbus IPA. This is a robust AIPAwith a slightly extra yeasty taste on top of the requisite over the top hops.

This great stuff is pretty darn cloudy. It also has an excessively dry afertaste. But these are part of the unique character.

I can't believe I never heard of this brewery before today, but man, this is a great find. I will seek this out to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 02:33:01 | More by schoolboy
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Picked this up at The Anderson's in Columbus on the way from PA to St. Louis.

Pours a nice hazy light orange with some nice golden hues. Love the haziness. There is a nice 0.5 inch white head that is quite dense and slightly frothy and creamy with some chunkier bubbles mixed around.

Aroma is exquisit. Nice grapefruit and tangerine notes with some good tropical mango as well. Grassy, herbal and flowery. Very fresh aroma. There is a nice toasty and grainy background behind the hop commotion that provides somewhat of a a balanced character. Nice pale malt notes

Taste is excellent. Tons of citrus juice, composed of grapefruit, some orange rind and slight tangerine notes. Slight tropical mango and papaya as well. Very well balanced with nice bready and earthy grain notes that also lend some malty sweetness. Great refreshing crisp body with some surprising heft to it. PErfect for the style.

Very good brew. Believe the hype Columbus IPA is one of the better IPAs out there. Very well balanced with great hop flavors that shine on their own but pl;ay perfectly with the earthy and bready grain. Im sad I only picked up one six pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 22:32:50 | More by JoEBoBpr
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BobSacamano12

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-27-2012 15:13:58 | More by BobSacamano12
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-26-2012 18:26:58 | More by dumptruck81
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for the bottle. Excited to try this one...

Pours exactly as described on the bottle - hazy orange, translucent. One finger of orangey whitish head, okay retention, great lacing.

I'm loving the citrusy hops in this. Juicy grapefruit with a twist of orange. Light on the resin, but some piney stuff bringing up the back end. Well-supported, or at least it feels like it is - the hops have a platform, rather than being all out on their lonesome.

Tastes really nice, with enough hop oils and acids so that I won't forget I'm drinking an IPA, but not so much bitterness that I don't want to keep drinking it. In a word, balanced. Bitterness is grapefruit rind, and fades off into the finish right when I want it to. Has an oily warmth that I really like. Quite good.

Medium-bodied, carbonation is low but fairly prickly, and goes very well with the moderate-high bitterness. Finish is not as persistent as many IPAs, which makes me happy.

I find this to be an excellent IPA. The hops stand out, and the malt bill is relatively low, or at least incognito. Great hop smell, great balanced taste. Just really good all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:02:39 | More by zeledonia
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greengorilla

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-24-2012 15:36:00 | More by greengorilla
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Millerbuffoon for this one.

A - Pours a medium golden orange color with a fluffy two fingered, rocky white head, and moderate carbonation.

S - Pungent citric rinds and ripe tropical fruit (oranges, mangos, and grapefruit), spicey resinous pine. The nose is all hops and little to no malt.

T - Taste isn't quite as intense as the aroma but still delivers the goods with a hefty dose of hoppiness. Oranges and grapefruit start the sip off before it evolves into a partial resinous piny finish with grapefruit mixed in. The malt bill is light, toasted,and lays super low in the background to let the hops work the palette.

M - Medium body, lingering grapefruit bitterness, and leaves a slight cotton-like coating in the mouth.

O - This is a "fantabulous" and solid IPA that delivers the goods for the hop lovers out there. Definitely worth trying, wish I could buy this one locally.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 01:12:47 | More by jzeilinger
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-20-2012 15:37:54 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2012 19:34:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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