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Columbus Uncle Rusty - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Uncle Rusty
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92
outstanding

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Part of the hop odyssey.

Gold medal in Category 90: Imperial Red Ale at the 2014 World Beer Cup.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 04-02-2010)
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dpw95

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-06-2014 16:38:44 | More by dpw95
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-15-2014 23:55:00 | More by ttylicki
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-11-2014 22:49:28 | More by hollywood_15063
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-06-2014 00:06:46 | More by nineworldseries
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-01-2014 16:56:00 | More by dailyminefield
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-18-2014 12:34:55 | More by BeerBuckeye
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-09-2014 19:49:16 | More by ChrisMon02
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Columbus Uncle Rusty

Poured into pint glass

A: Simply beautiful in a rugged way . . . Deep brown to ruby red glow

S: Caramel, fruit punch, oak, molasses, and other spices

T: Could be way way . . . Way off but what this is to me is a hoppy old ale.

M: Full flavor and full bodied.

O: Columbus brews awesome beers across the board. Nothing is boring. Nothing is average and everything is good to great ! That being said Uncle Rusty is their sleeper beer.
Get it !

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 14:17:46 | More by GOBLIN
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ScottJWing

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-01-2014 18:10:50 | More by ScottJWing
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-24-2014 22:40:00 | More by lupercmda
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-24-2014 19:58:15 | More by masterofsparks
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ONUMello

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A: Transparent brown with a reddish tint, one-finger head
S: I swear I'm smelling maple, also malt, earth and a nice dose of hops
T: Packed full of both malt & hops yet remains balanced. I'm not picking up anything terribly specific, just tasty & structured
M: Full-bodied, seems a bit sweet but that's well balanced with bitter hops
O: Solid beer, very enjoyable. I'm apparently not quite as in love with it as the majority, I for me it would be improved if it were slightly less sweet and I could taste specific notes. That being said, I wouldn't hesitate to get it again

Serving type: growler

03-23-2014 03:55:16 | More by ONUMello
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zimm421

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a tulip. Appears a dark, copper, slightly amber color, with a decent off-white head. The head sticks around for a bit, never completely dissipating, and leaves a decent lacing.

The nose is deep and complex, and smells wonderful. Lots of good caramel in the malt backbone, placing some nice sweetness in the nose. The hops then quickly come through, with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. The taste is full of the caramel malt, pineapple and citrus. The alcohol is wonderfully masked, and I just keep going back for more.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, with good carbonation levels, and doesn't finish overly sticky. Overall, this is a great beer, that is wonderfully complex, and keeps you coming back for more. The sweet undertones work well with the bitter, topical and citrus hops. This is another great offering from CBC, can't believe I haven't reviewed it before.

Serving type: growler

03-16-2014 01:25:07 | More by zimm421
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ItismeDamonLee

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-11-2014 22:16:00 | More by ItismeDamonLee
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equincel

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-26-2014 08:06:29 | More by equincel
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2013 20:33:03 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-17-2013 02:28:07 | More by Tyrawlings
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-29-2013 11:29:20 | More by Cynic-ale
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-16-2013 20:24:03 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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OB1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-06-2013 23:49:11 | More by OB1
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BillBabbitt

Ohio

4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've tasted hundreds of beers, but I wouldn't consider myself a tasting expert, but Uncle Rusty is in my Top Ten all time. What I considered a perfect balance of malt and hops. I like hoppy ales, and this delivers, but it also has a nice under tone of sweetness from the malt.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2013 20:29:38 | More by BillBabbitt
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MuscleConfusion

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-17-2012 13:39:28 | More by MuscleConfusion
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Adamostella

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 14:18:09 | More by Adamostella
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Geno78

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 07:04:00 | More by Geno78
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at CBC. Part of their hop odysey...

A-dark red, copperesque...amber...sexy.

S-smells citrusy...grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, orange and hoppy....

T-Hell to the yes. Hop heaven. Very hoppy...bitter goodness that cbc is known the country over for. Citrus flavors that appear in the smell are very present in taste as well. I can't detect any alcohol...which is DANGEROUS with something this tasty.

M-medium carbonation...not too much...not lacking either. Perfect for this beer. Smooth. Again...b/c it is so smooth...this leads to danger.

O-My second favorite from the hop odysey so far...only behind the arnold. Cannot wait to see what comes next in this hop adventure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2011 20:26:03 | More by crashdavisinoh
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Columbus Uncle Rusty from Columbus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.