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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 263
Gots: 134 | 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
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Photo of output01x
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that slowly fades to a thick, clumpy dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a hazy amber honey with a decent amount of carbonation bubbles. Lacing clings to the glass like cobwebs from the top to the bottom of the glass.

Strong pine hops aromas spew from the liquid as it is poured into the glass. A closer inspection reveals more pine aromas along with citrus and a bit of biscuity malt. Notes of grapefruit and orange rind are well-balanced by the other aromas.

Strong citrus flavors hit the tongue at the beginning of each sip with notes of grapefruit, peach, and orange peel. Upon swallowing, the citrus hops flavors become more pronounced and are met by bittering grassy hops flavors. As these begin to fade, a biscuity, bready malt flavor comes in to add a bit more complexity and balance to the taste. A pleasant grassy bitterness rests on the tongue at the end of each sip.

The medium body is crisp and refreshing, flowing easily from the beginning to the end of each sip. The carbonation is harly noticeable but is certainly doimg a lot of work in the background as well as in the swallow.

Photo of AndrewRoecker
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of maximum12
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Four bottles of this IPA in the fridge, & it's time for one to pop & drop.

Pour is like constipated honey. The top-hat almost overflows a sizable pint glass. Nose is healthy after the cap comes off but fades quickly to bitter grapefruit. Nice, but wish it lasted longer. Where...never mind.

Columbus IPA initially seems like a delicate flower of an india pale ale, not like some of its aggressive, tongue-biting cousins. Lots of grapefruit, light sweet malts, & only then does the tonsil-bruising hop bitterness inject itself into the throat. Oily resins. Malt reasserts itself in the end. Nice, light IPA that feels like a sessioner, if you don't mind semi-permanent numbing of the uvula.

Wow. The gentle, loving start is obliterated by a crowd of luscious, brutal hops stinging the palate. After a moment of wondering, I know why this is so highly regarded - one excellent IPA.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Tom. Thank you for the opportunity! 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Foggy orange pour with a thick egg white fluff. Big webby lacing lays a drop kick of whompass on the glass.

Nose is slightly catty with a bright orange citrus rind presence and some doughy malt with a hint of yeast.

Lots of grassy orange flavor and a moderate bitterness. Pine creeps in at the end. Malt provides a solid backbone but doesn't overwhelm the bright hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy.

Overall this is a nice IPA. Bitterness is kept in check and hops are allowed to do their thing while still providing a solid malt base. Nice beer here.

Photo of Sean9689
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow color/slightly orange, white head, nice lacing, thin collar, thin cap.

S - Pretty solid hoppy aroma, light grassy notes, some pine, and citrus peel with a very light malty presence.

T - Similar to the nose, it's a solid hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, and light malty sweetness. Not too much, not too little...just right and very enjoyable.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A really solid IPA that is easy to drink while offering some good complexity. I've had this beer several times before, so I already know I would enjoy it. Nice to be able to put this one in the books. Good stuff!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.47/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has a very hoppy and dry aroma. The taste is an almost perfect balance of hops and malt, there really isn't too much of one or the other.

Because this is so balanced it is also very refreshing for an IPA, which is rare.

It's very easy to drink and gets better with a slightly warmer temperature. The only problem I have is that there aren't enough hops for my taste.

It's a good, balanced IPA and I would like to try more from this brewery.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of stercomm
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%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.