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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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Ratings: 1,100
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 265
Gots: 144 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 1,100 | Reviews: 340
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me jjust say at $8.99 a 6 this stuff has no equal if your into ipa's
Personally I don't get pine in this one, nor floral. To me it's pear, peach &apricot & yea some grapefruit .
Now the downside you can only get it in or very close to Columbus Ohio . They don't bottle date but I have never got a bad bottle yet. And yes there are better ipa's out there but not at this price and you need to try this one yourself it's different !
Each day I follow a different ipa with a Columbus ipa & each day I am impressed with the Columbus
Serving temp 42 degrees

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a glowing, cloudy copper color. Over a fingers worth of fluffy white head. The head falls to a top coating that leaves webs of lacing.

The aroma is simple, yet outstanding. I detect a bit of biscuit, apricot, orange, lime, and hints of grapefruit. Pungent, and pleasant it begs me to take a sip.

The first thing that I taste is biscuit; then the hops take over with hints of apricot, lime, and grapefruit.

The mouthfeel has wonderful balance. Medium bodied, assertive yet pleasant bitterness, just a touch of carbonation, and moderately dry.

This is a very well crafted beer. It isn't complex, or over the top, but it is clean, and almost perfectly balanced.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a beautiful hazy burnt orange that glows, great fluffy white head that sticks around, sticky lacing and great retention. Simcoe clearly dominates. Lots of citrus, grapefruit, lemon and lime. There are subtle hints of pine. Grassy/earthy notes are there. Flavors are wonderful, just toned down and very balanced. There's a touch of caramel malt blended with fresh orange peel. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and has the right amount of carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed, making this one so easy to drink. Very nice example of a west coast IPA. Awesome stuff!

I've had this one on-tap before, but this was my first time having it from a bottle. Great IPA right here! Columbus makes some great hoppy beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Columbus IPA

LOOK: A bright copper color, good clarity, off white foam and sticky lacework.

AROMA: Strong citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. There is a mild but complimentary caramel smell.

TASTE: High alpha Simcoe hops, along with cascade providing a hearty earthy herbal bitterness. Citrus notes still show through. Caramel malt and resinous hop oils in the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, semi dry finish, crisp and good carbonation.

OVERALL: A very solid IPA. Always a welcome addition to the beer scene, the Columbus brewing co brews this fresh tasting IPA year round.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Brees6221 for this great extra. Cheers!

A - Pours a cloudy, almost dull orange with about half an inch of white foam.

S - I get a piney quality right upfront with some citrus rind. There is an herbal hop aroma with a little bit of toasted cracker from the malt.

T - Man this stuff is dank! Huge herbal hop taste that flows together with some pine and grapefruit. You can definitely tell Simcoe is at work here. A little biscuit from the malt to hold it together. Leaves a nice bitterness that lingers for a few minutes.

M - Medium carbonation and body, resinous, finishes dry and crisp

This is a solid IPA that I'm glad I got the chance to try. It tastes super fresh and is definitely a change of pace from a lot of other IPAs I've been drinking. Overall, it's a good beer, but I feel it's just a little rough around the edges.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Kegatron
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear coppery gold, with several fingers of slight off-white head. This retains with a big frothy dollop of foam in the middle of the glass, which just rings the sides of the glass with thick sticky lacing. The aroma smells floral, spicy, and piney, with an underlying mix of zest grapefruit and pale malts that give this a fresh green twang and an overall flavorful feeling airiness in the nose.

The taste is well balanced up front with a tight mix of green citrus and bready sweetness that then unleashes a wave of grapefruit bitterness, resins, and spice out into the mouth. This surprisingly still stays nicely evened out on the palate and while this does trail some assertiveness into the finish, this mostly ends with a satisfying bitter crispness that gets you ready for the next sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly on the tongue, with a firm yet still slick feeling creaminess that really keeps this smooth in the mouth despite the strength of the hop flavors here.

This one didn’t quite blow me away upon first sip but the more I worked on it, the more I liked it, as its focus on well balanced and crisp hop flavors started to show more and more of itself. I picked a sixer of this up based on positive reviews and was not let down in anyway, as this is one flavorful and borderline quenching feeling IPA. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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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%

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Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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