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Columbus Creeper - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Creeper
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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 27
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Triple IPA"

(Beer added by: prototypic on 02-06-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

calcnerd, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

equincel, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SDG1070, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

keenan41, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Mcgruff
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%

Had it on tap fresh...only 3 days old. Nice hoppy hit and it sticks with you. Beautiful appearance. ..a lot lighter color than you would expect from the flavor. A bit more potent than the regular Columbus IPA or the Bodhie. Awesome beer overall but yet to be available in bottles.

Mcgruff, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -9.1%

pathman, Feb 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

ej285701, Feb 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

brewtus, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of fluidmotion
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

fluidmotion, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of zimm421
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from a fresh growler into a tulip. Appearance is a great, hazy, orange, with a nice white head that leaves great lacing.

Nose is wonderful - full of pine and citrus, but also good malt undertones. The nose right after pouring is simply spectacular. Taste is great, it finishes very bitter, but it doesn't go overboard . There is a nice malt sweetness that helps balnace things out a bit, but the hops still dominate.

The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, and has a creamy texture. It is ridiculously drinkable, and the alcohol is so well masked, it can really sneak up on you. Overall, this beer is simply amazing, and another great brew from CBC.

zimm421, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Bonis, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

jminch, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of sitarist
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%

Hazy, pale orange in color. Minimal pure white head falls to a light dusting with a small ring. Spots of lacing linger. Smells like a tropical fruit smoothie, sweet & fruity...pineapple, vanilla, mango, it also has some floral notes. Complex, yet balanced flavors...tropical fruits, white & green peppercorns, herbal. Medium body, it borders on astringency, clean, and dry.
Two years ago this beer wowed me, and it has again. A fresh wonderful surprise. Creeper is a sleeper...a must have beer. Words cant explain the aroma, and flavors of this beer!

sitarist, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

matt2591, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

ouits, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

donovado, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

resistdefy, Nov 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

itsthepleats, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Ohiovania
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%

From beginning to end this was an amazing beer. The hop palate was perfect. i tried it next to Gemini from southern tier and the Gemini couldn't even come close. I hope we start seein bottle of this soon. The malt stood right next to the hops so if you don't like malty DIPA's this one isn't for you. Also, barely any heat if any at all. It even tasted solid poured cold but only go better as it warmed up.

Ohiovania, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Served on tap at Buckeye Beer Engine into a snifter

A-Poured a semi-clear bright golden color with a frothy head that leaves lots of chunky lace

S- Big grapefruit, pine, mango, and bready aroma. Pungent and aromatic

T- Big juicy grapefruit hop flavors, some pine, little bit of a tropical hop notes, big breadiness, and some caramel

M- Soft and fuller bodied, but not quite syrupy

O- This was described as a Double IPA/Blonde Barleywine. Really big juicy and hoppy beer. Definitely gets most of its flavor from hops but there is a really nice big bready backbone. Really great crossover style beer and very drinkable with no trace of alcohol for 10%. It does creep up on you.

Hoptometrist, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Arcane, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

WeisGuy, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of mattcrill
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%

Aroma: Floral and citrus hop notes abound. Clean fermentation character. All hops. No malt character, alcohol, or fruity esters. Clean and hop driven.

Appearance: Cloudy light amber pour with hazy straw edging. Good white head that retains well.

Flavor: Floral and citric hop punch up front. Notes of lemon zest, orange rind, and a touch of pine all blend and assault the palate. Balance is firmly bitter with no malt character at all. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Slightly oily and no astringency.

Overall impression: I have to knock it a little just b/c it has zero malt character and lacking and ABW characteristics. That said, I love the beer but was just hoping for an ABW and not a Double IPA. Good stuff. Just having a little identity crisis.

mattcrill, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

jharkins07, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

jaidenjb, Feb 17, 2012
Columbus Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.