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Columbus Super Fresh H-O-P - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Super Fresh H-O-P
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
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Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 10-08-2010

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The beer is slightly hazy and appears light golden with a half inch of white head. The aroma offers hops, of course, with grass, fruity malts, rubber. The flavor is not as hop forward as I would like, and the beer is too sweet. Imbalanced with lingering malty sweetness. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this was just ok. Not in the same category as the Columbus IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Only my 4th beer from Columbus! Glad they are becoming easier to find around Cleveland.

Pours a really nice, slightly hazy deep orange with a one finger off-white head.

The aroma has a lot of sweeter tropical and citrus notes along with fresh hop notes and a hint of malt.

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. There is a good deal of sweet tropical fruit notes and citrus notes and there is a decent amount of malt in there too.

Finishes pretty dry, but this isn't particularly bitter. It's got a medium body with a smooth mouthfeel.

This is a really nice freshly hopped IPA, but it's not bitter enough and the hop notes could be a little more intense.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler obtained through a trade. I'm always on the lookout for draft IPAs, thanks for this opporutnity.

Beer is amber with a mild haze, nice off white head of small bubbles, moderate to low carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is nice, dank, sweet, hoppy.

Beer is a little grassy but overall a nice IPA, the biggest problem with this IPA is that this same brewery makes two far better IPAs already, this is clearly the step-child of the group. Beer is medium to light in body, moderate hop bitterness on the back end, a generally decent IPA but I doubt I'll have it again.

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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

October brings us Super Fresh H-O-P from CBC.

Per the brewer:
Super Fresh H-O-P is a golden ale with a freshm fruity aroma due to the fresh hops. The fresh hops were picked in the Yakima Valley and overnighted to the brewery. The beer was brewed as per usual but after the boil we dumped 70 pounds of fresh Citra and Simcoe whole leaf hops into the mash tun. The boiled wort was then pumped back into the mash tun to let the fresh hops soak for about half an hour. The result is a bitter golden ale but with a fruity aroma and aftertaste. 7.0%abv.

A- Not much of a head, whats there is white and soapy. It doesnt leave much lacing at all, just sporadic globs. The beer is indeed golden and hazy in nature.

S- It smells like photosynthesis and fermentation had a bastard child. Very leafy and botanical. Lots of pineapple, lime and grapefruit. A little bit of a peppery aspect is there as well. Some light malts come out in the form of a crackery smell.

T- Very herbal. Lots of grassy, leafy, fleshy hop cones at the start. It then moves into a sweet fruity citrus realm, ruled by limes and pineapples. Malts are some what knocked back as compaired to the smell, but they impart some graham cracker flavors. Then it gets very spicy with black pepper and a bark/plant stem flavor. The finish has a flash of bitterness that braces the tongue.

M- This beer looses carbonation very quickly. By the end of a small, half full glass it feels totally different. I'll admit I was swirling this quite a bit which could contribute to this but still... Its medium bodied, dry and clean.

D- Quite refreshing. I could enjoy a few of these in a row without any problem. Maybe a glass of water between pours, its fairly dry and resinous.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super Fresh H-O-P, the tenth installment of the Hop Odyssey series.

This one pours a moderately dark shade of gold. It's very hazy, and has a slight orange tint when held to light. The head was modest and white in color. I don't think it even rose to a finger in depth. It fell quickly, and left very little lace in its wake.

The nose is good. It's chock full of hops. They're literally rolling out of the glass. For the most part, they're piney with just a touch of white grapefruit and mango. It smells somewhat malty and sweet. Smells like caramel or toffee, but it's not an overpowering scent. Frankly, it seems to fight through the strong hop presence just to get noticed. Alcohol is virtually buried. I'm not getting much at all. It's pretty straight forward and perhaps simple, but it works.

The flavor keeps the pace. It kicks off with a sweet, malty flavor that strongly suggests caramel or toffee. It's not overly sweet and isn't too bold. Rather, it's just a nice sturdy base. Hops kick in and quickly pummel the palate. They have a strong piney flavor primarily. To a lesser extent, they feature grapefruit, mango, and perhaps a little lemon. It is very bitter and it's even a little resiny. I'm a fan of all things bitter, so that works for me. Alcohol is never much of a factor. Finishes bitter and very dry.

Super Fresh H-O-P has a body that's on the light side of medium. Carbonation feels very light and subtle. Feels really nice and smooth. Drinkability is quite good, as well. I probably won't polish off the entire growler tonight, but I probably could. I like the flavor quite a bit, and it's easy drinking.

What other accolades can I throw at Columbus Brewing Company for this series? This time around, they take on a harvest style, wet-hop ale - and once again they succeed. While this one isn't the best of the series, it's certainly good. My only slight qualms are that it could use a little more citric hop flavor and it seems way too dry. Nothing major though. Good stuff all-around.

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I brought a growler of this to a poker game in Delaware. We had a ton of IPAs back-to-back, and this beer fit in well.

The beer is light golden colored, a little paler than some of the other fresh hop beers I've had in the last few weeks. Nice thick layer of foam, with tons of dried lace on the glass each time it emptied.

Nice fresh hoppy aroma, it smells a little more bitter than Founders Harvest or Broodoo (both of those smell sweeter). No cat piss (the defining aroma of CBC IPA), this has more citrus and tropical fruits.

It tastes really nice, a little more bitter kick to it than the other fresh hop beers I've tried, but it still has that fresh character that defines them all. A friend who doesn't like hoppy beers (his words) really went for this growler, so it's maybe a good gateway at this time of year. For my part I appreciated the upfront mango/pineapple, mid-swallow sweetness, and dry aftertaste. I could drink this all night.

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