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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 260
Gots: 128 | 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:
Beer added by: Osiris9588 on 10-14-2006

50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Columbus airport. Nice 20 oz glass

A - a very hazy light orange/dark honey color, nice whitest head, great lacing, leaves a very slight head on top.

S - get an immediate smell of peaches and citrus with scents of pine, lots of scents here

T - Very hoppy with lots of pine, citrus, with a peach finish, very nice, mostly hops here, tight and dry finish.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

O - A very nice hoppy beer that doesn't overpower you, very stringent taste profile that leaves you wanting another sip. Good brew

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, fresh hops, almost marijuana like. In the taste, small dry pine hops, fresh and marijuana like, and a bit gritty all the way through. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fresh pine hop in the aftertaste. Hops seem so fresh, it had to be brewed yesterday, a bit gritty, but nice nonetheless.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Big thanks to dougofthefuture for this awesome extra!

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. No freshness info.

pours out a hazy golden, slight orange color with a nice 1-2 fingers of soapy, slight off white head. decent head retention and some nice thick lacing at first.

dank, somewhat floral hop aroma with pine, oranges and tropical fruits, slight fresh peaches with a hint of a bready malt/ yeast aroma.

juicy, tropical fruity hops, a little grassy, piney, and some grapefruit citrus towards the end. a slight breadiness, almost doughiness maybe from the malt or the yeast that tries to balance, then finishes with a dry west coast bitterness.

medium to light in body, with some ample carbonation. bitterness lingers on the palate.

good flavors in this beer, but i feel like its just holding back a little. this beer fresh is prolly something amazing. its still a good ipa, just not something i would really ever trade for, but id definatly seek some out if i found myself at a beer store in ohio.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jamescain
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bb8189 for sending me this one. Poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

It pours a hazy orange-yellow with a thin white head about 1 and a half fingers thick that lingers and clings to the side of the glass while slowly fading to a thin patchy lacing on top. The aroma is mostly pine with a hint of citrus and a dankness that I would associate with Columbus hops. The taste is slightly piney and citrusy with a caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel I would consider cream with medium body and medium-low carbonation. There is a nice dry finish and lingering bitterness.

I liked this beer and was glad to try it. If I was Ohio I would have it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a hazy light golden color with two finger soapy head that leaves lots of chunky lace

S- Very astringent and sweet grapefruit, big floral notes. Very aromatic and pungent aroma

T- Very grapefruit forward, astringent grapefruit, some pine, caramel notes. Very hoppy IPA with a malt presence

M- High carbonation, creamy, and finishes dry

O- One of my favorite IPAs that I have to pick up whenever I am in Columbus

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of CliffBrake
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to HeadyHops81 for the bottle. Cheers!

Pours a medium orange color with just a touch of copper to it - nice color with just a bit of haze and a steady stream of fine bubbles. Long lived, creamy, rocky head leaves a wall of suds on the glass. Spot on for what I think a perfect IPA should look like.

Modest citrus and biscuit aroma that develops as the beer warms. The flavor also seems to change and gain complexity throughout the glass, maintaining interest, or even excitement. Layers of well integrated flavors that require some thought to pull out of a tightly-knitted whole. Citrus and pine, caramel and spice, a bit floral toward the finish. All in all, pretty dry, despite some distinct malt flavors.

Medium body with good carbonation. Refreshing and smooth.

Wow. This is a great IPA. Maybe my highest American IPA rating? I am glad to have had a chance to try this and would jump at another chance any time.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, no bottle date

A - pours a pale amber with a 1.5 finger fluffy white head. Awesome head retention through the taste

S - Very aromatic with piney/tropical fruit notes pushing through from the hops

T - Taste closely mimics the smell, very hoppy up front with the pine tropical fruit combo with a bready/yeasty finish

M - A nice crisp light body mouthfeel

O - After being disappointed by the CBC winter warmer, this beer saved me on giving them another chance. A very solid IPA for $8.99/readily available in Ohio

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4/5  rDev -5%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.