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Columbus IPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

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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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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Columbus Brewing Co. pint glass (Big thanks to InebriatedJoker for the extras)

This pours a really nice golden honey color, a little hazy, and has a nice effervescence to it. It poured with 3/4 inch of eggshell colored head, with great retention, staying present the whole way down. It left some really nice, fat rings of lace throughout the whole glass. The nose on this one is quite impressive. I'm detecting heavy amounts of citrus, mainly peach, orange, and grapefruit, and a delicate piney hoppiness to it. Just how a stellar IPA should smell. Taste follows the nose. I'm getting heavy citrus up front, orange and peach dominating, a slight malt flavor, and a really nice hop bitterness to tie it all together. It leaves a nice piney aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great on this one. It's not too thin, and has the perfect amount of carbonation to it. This is highly drinkable. Personally, I think this rivals most of the best-of-the-best West Coast IPA's. A very solid offering. I wish this was available on our side of town. Cheers.

BrewtifulMind, Nov 10, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to jmacdaddy2008 for the beer!

poured into a mug glass

appearance: pours a hazy orange with a big thick white foamy head

aroma: some fantastic citrusy and piney smells. i get peach and orange with maybe a hint of lemon in there.

palate: feels soft in the mouth, mid bodied, not very carbonated. washes down nicely and leaves a hoppy flavor after swallowing

taste: you definitely taste the hops, with some nice bitterness to it. theres soft fruity flavors, but not quite as strong as the smells.

overall: what a great IPA. definitely enjoying this one, and its not too beefy where its difficult to finish two of these beers. the smell probably highlights this one.

mobius387, Nov 04, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured to a New Holland pint

Thanks for tossing this one in the box Isaac!

Pours a hazy orange (just as the bottle says) with a 1 finger, pearl white head that falls ever so slightly to nice firm cap. Great sheets of lacing are left behind.

Super fresh peaches burst out in the nose. Theres other fruits in there like the usually suspects: orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple and some slight pine, but the peach is the standout on the nose.

Very crisp citrus tones with a piney drying. If the peaches were more noticeable in the taste like they were in the aroma, it possibly could've scored a 5. It was almost nonexistent though. Still a great tasting brew though.

Slightly thin and a little more carbonated than I was hoping for, but very easy drinking.

Yet another nice IPA. It becomes harder and harder every day to pick out my favorite IPA of all time.

DearthVader, Oct 27, 2011
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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange amber in color. Forms a good two fingers of off-white head. Great retention and lots of creamy lacing.

S: Strong hop aroma. Citrus and peppery spice. Orange and sweet floral orange blossom.

T: Starts off with bready malts. Orange, citrus, grapefruit, and a slight note of pine. Mild sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness.

O: Very nicely balanced IPA. Flavorful and easily drinkable. Wish this one were more accessible.

Florida9, Oct 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. Thanks to finewinemike for hosting us and providing this beer.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear amber color with a layer of off white head that fades quickly and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Grassy, citrus peel hops along with some mildly sweet malt in the background.

Taste: Super bitter hops dominate the flavor. The hop bitterness is grassy and reminds me of citrus peel. There isn't much malt, but a little bit shows up at the very end of each sip and balances things out just enough. Really good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a finish that is just a little bit dry.

Overall: This is a really wonderful IPA. The malt in the finish balances things out just enough and really hit the spot for me.

oline73, Oct 24, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An extra in a trade with Brandie, thank you!

Pours deep amber orange, hazy to the point I can't see my fingers on the other side. Big fluffy and chunky head leaves adequate lacing. Smell is super sweet with explosions of citrus peel and a bit of the bitter rind as well - sweet caramel goodness follows. The flavor is surprisingly different, not as fruity sweet but more earthy, floral and bitter with a pretty forward malt backbone. Mouthfeel is your basic IPA expectations with some light prickly carbonation. Good example of the style, nothing really jumped out to make it a stupendous IPA but it is tasty.


antlerwrestler19, Sep 30, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Columbus IPA is a pleasant IPA without an especially strong flavour.

A: Orange colour and a 5 mm head that fades to decent lacing. 4

S: Malty with a strong grapefruit aroma. Delicous. 4.5

T: Malty, crisp and dry with a hint of grapefruit. Not especially bitter. Not a strong flavour but it's pleasant. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4

vandemonian, Sep 30, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of exitmusic00. You just keep hitting my wants Matt!

A- Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy three finger head that slowly dissipates but leave a nice cap. Leaves a ton of lacing behind, one of the best I've seen.

S- Subtle juicy hops with green melon, cantaloupe, tangerine, and white grapefruit. Pine follows with some biscuit malt. Certainly does not smell like a hop bomb.

T- Green melon and cantaloupe are noticeable, but tangerine is big with a tart and sweet jam taste. Grapefruit is there, but certainly not as much as most IPAs. Lime zest, pine and biscuit malt are present as well. Very well balanced.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a slight oily mouthfeel that finishes dry.

O- I enjoyed this IPA and though the aroma and taste were nice, but thought it could have been a little more strong. Maybe this is a little bit old, but this beer seems to have a lot of potential when really fresh. Certainly a good IPA to try regardless.

iadler, Sep 28, 2011
Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.