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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: 143 | 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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4.41/5  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.

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kaips1
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of loweball727
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

Photo of tat2dhllblly
4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

12oz. brown bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a nice clear golden color. Nice sized head on the pour with good retention and nice lacing.

S: Nice American hop bouquet, though not as potent as I'd expect. A bit of malty sweetness and cereal grain.

T/M: Good bitterness level and very clean. American hop flavors with pine and citrus. Nice low malt level with just a touch of sweetness. Body is medium to medium light with good carbonation.

D: Overall it's very solid. I'd heard crazy high accolades, so I'm a little let down. Maybe it's a touch old, idk. Very slid, though.

Photo of MuscleConfusion
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

The beer is a hazy yellow hue with a small but lasting white head. The aroma is great, with plenty of hop and citrus scents. Hop forward and tasty. Really easy to drink. Nice and light. Perfect carbonation. A really solid beer. Recommended.

Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of acurtis
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of teyuders
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tvv375ia
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-good thing this was an imperial glass because it had over a 3 finger head on a pour that was not agressive at all but nice burnt orange color with lots of head retention and lacing

S-pine hops on this one I don't get a lot of citrus but I would say grapefruit

T-starts out with piney hops the a little pine sap with just a hint of citrus and carmel before the hops come back for the finish

M-nice carbonation medium bodied with a dry finish

O-got this in a trade and didi't know if I would like it, it's not bad but not really a style I seek out

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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.


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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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