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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: 264
Gots: 135 | 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 HopHead29
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

A- pours a clear apricot with a thick, one-finger, frothy white head that retains throughout. The carbonation is incredibly active.

S- grapefruit, pine, orange peel, lemon

T- very close to the aroma, just more pronounced.

M- thin to medium. The carbonation was less present than I was led to expect by the appearance, but still sufficient.

O- I had not had this, nor heard much of it before trying it. With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I would definitely buy this if it was distributed to mn.

Photo of sholland119
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pour is a clear honey amber with a pool of off white head with great retention and good lacing.

S-Tons of beautiful dry hopping, amarillo or simcoe, or a combination. Lovely hops, nice malt.

T-Nice bitterness up front and throughout with a good malt base to make it all stand up. Delicious.

M-Medium bodied, crisp bitterness, good carbonation.

O-Among the best IPAs around. Glad to have this one again.

HV

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery yesterday. Super stoked to try it.

A- This is one beautiful beer. Cloudy amber body and served with a nice 2 finger or so head that sticks all the way down the glass with plenty of lacing.

S- Good overall. Plenty of citrus and earthy hops with a faint caramel malt backbone.

T- This is the kicker for me. The nose was very bright but the flavor was average run of the mill IPA. Very faint citrus flavor with earthy hop overtones. The finish has a hint of caramel malt and is just slightly bitter.

M-Medium carbonation and a medium weight body. Nothing much to it.

O-overall this is a decent beer but nothing to brag about. IT really is beautiful and smells good but overall nothing special.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Turdfurgeson for this one. 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a monstrous, powdery and fluffy 3 finger white head with great retention. Beer is a cloud, pale yellow/grapefruit. Lacing is thick and ringed with excellent stick. Nice save for the color.

Nose is big citrus, pine, and resin hoppiness. Clean and moderately aromatic. Solid but nothing special.

Opens citrus and pine notes. Resiny hoppiness towards the middle with grapefruit and orange flavors. End is pine and sap with a grapefruit hop finish and a lingering, resiny hop aftertaste. Three very distinct hop profiles showcased here. Nice.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Quenching, watery, and smooth in the mouth and moderately dry going down. Finish is mellow with a lingering, dry aftertaste. Ends really nicely.

In a style that is very hard to stand out from, Columbus IPA gives it a solid shot. Very clean and crisp, this one doesn't try to do too much and showcases its simplicity very well. Worth a try.

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of clegolfski
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of smurfbeer
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of beersis81
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of nlmartin
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On 12/5/11 I drank a bottle of Columbus IPA and man was it bad. My review numeric score was 1.53 the lowest for this beer. Essentially the hops had aged to the point of spent and the beer was a bland mess. The beer had no bottled or best by date. Shortly after I was contacted by tcorder219. Tcorder is with Columbus Brewing. He apolgized for such a bad beer drinking experience. Furthmore he went on to say a dating system would be forth coming with Columbus Brewing. He offered a fresh sample of Columbus IPA which I took him up on. In short I can say this is what I was expecting.

This beer was chilled and served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

A- The body of the beer is a slightly hazy copper coloration. The head was a thick and rocky biege coloration. The head head resolved to a thin creamy layer. Crazy thick lacing marks this beers rapid departure from my glass.

S- The beer is hop forward on the aroma. Plenty of grapefruit, citrus zest, pine and floral aromas. Brief flash of sweetness from the malts and hops combo I am vaguely getting pineapple and melon aromas.

T- A nearly perfect mirror of the aroma. Taste great with brief flash of malty sweetness swallowed up in bitterness. Very well balanced.

M- The body is just shy of medium. The carbonation level is perfect for the body. The hops are a little resinous and work well.

O- This beer has indeed lived up to all my expectations. A very nicely executed IPA. If I lived in Columbus this would be my go to session IPA. Next time I am in Columbus I will surely seek this beer out.

Thanks again tcorder219!

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No bottle date. Pours a hazy pale orange with a 2 finger creamy white head, nice frothy head remains after it initially settles. There is some nice lacing left down the sides of my glass.
I can very easily pick up both floral and citrusy hop notes. It smells very good and the aromas are popping out of the glass.
There is a very grapefruity hop taste to this. I'm not getting much from the malts but that's alright. I really enjoy the citrusy bitterness and flavor of this beer.
It's a medium bodied beer. Crisp on the tongue from the carbonation which is a nice pairing with the the hop bitterness. As the beer warms I'm able to detect more from the malt profile. It does balance the bitterness quite nicely.
Overall this is a very solid IPA. It's good and hoppy like I would expect out of an IPA. This is not distributed in my area but whenever I'm in the Columbus area you can bet I will make it a point to find this beer.

Photo of kramerboy
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of bmoney
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Satchboogie
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (thanks Eyeenjoybeer!) poured into a tulip

A: Pours hazy golden orange with nearly two fingers of off-white head on an aggressive pour. Good retention, leaves a good bit of lacing.

S: A bag of simcoe. Lots of tangerine, some pineapple, candy-like sweetness evident. Very citrus forward.

T: Taste doesn't quite follow the nose. I was expecting a really juicy and slightly sweet hop punch of tropical fruits but instead it's a bit reserved. Not as sweet as the nose, fairly dry. Moderate pine bitterness. Grapefruit pith bitter finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very very slightly soapy, fairly resinous, somewhat clean and crisp finish.

O: I loved the nose of the beer but I feel like there is something missing in the flavor department. Still, a really solid IPA.

Photo of xdefeatsy
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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

poured from 12oz, into a tulip.
nice cloudy tangerine pour, very tight and fluffy head. excellent lacing. nose is grassy, bit of pine and the faintest hint of citrus.
taste - extremely hop-forward, but well done. tons of resins, almost tastes like a fresh/green hop brew. malts are fairly well swamped, but it works. dry finish, extremely drinkable.
great summer quencher, or food pairing with anything spicy.

Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of russwbeck
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely generous extra given to me from Rhettroactive for picking him up some Dark Intrigue.

A: Hazy deep orange pour with a bit more than a finger of white head. A lot of lacing runs down the side of my Founders Brewing Company goblet, but the retention isn't great.

S: The smell is not as hoppy as I was expecting, but the balance between that and some citrus is quite good. The fruits are more in focus on the smell. Grassy hops, with slight pine, take care of the bitterness. Perhaps a slight malt sweetness in there as well.

T: Again, the fruits take the forefront here. I think it's a nice change, but I do find it to be a bit watery. Certainly more grassy than floral, and a lot of citrus, over grapefruit, is coming through. Nice light hop bitterness on the end.

MF: Light body and lower carbonation with a dry finish.

O: Pliny of the East? No. Troegs Perpetual is better. This is very good, but to say it's on the same level as Pliny is simply not true.

Photo of futura123
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of drtacks37
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of JAXSON
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Medium orange pour, small white head. Nose is sweet citrus hops, orange marmalade, gooey kind of, with some mint and pine. Orange and grapefruit rind in the mouth, some forest. I like that really sticky orange quality to this. Some sharp pine bitterness on the finish rounds this out very nicely. It reminds me of Dreadnaught a bit, but toned down, with that sticky citrus element. Good IPA, thanks Chris!

Photo of falcon1
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of david131
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy dark orange liquid with a thick and craggy off white head that has excellent retention.

S- Pine, citrus, grass, and a nice caramel malt backing. All of the aspects work nicely together.

T- Just like the aroma but rather mild. The hoppiness is right up front followed by some malt sweetness then a nice bitter finish.

M- Light on the carbonation with some lingering bitterness.

O- A nice IPA that drinks nicely but when it is all said and done, it is not very interesting to me.

Photo of Adamostella
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite local "go-to" beers.

Pours just a touch light off of a shade copper, tight focused head.

Smell to me is fresh, clean and simple. Lots of citrus with just a faint hint of pine on the nose.

Tastes very similar to the smell, just drinks extremely easily. It is an extremely balanced IPA. Its not going to knock you socks off with extreme IBUs, it delivers classic IPA taste with a bit of malt in harmony with the citrus.

A well-executed IPA in its most basic form makes this a beer I go back to again and again.

Photo of Franz4
4/5  rDev -5%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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