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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) - Bitter Root Brewing

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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus)Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus)

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86
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woemad on 04-20-2014

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 5
Photo of sporklift87
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Three fingers of fluffy, eggshell-white head shows steady retention and good lacing. Golden with orange tint. Cloudy. Floral and piney on nose, and very sweet. Tastes quite bitter, which I like very much in a pale. Some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango are showing up. Feels thicker with balanced carbonation on middle and back of tongue. A great pale, one that easily contends with some of my favorites. The single Columbus hop has a great bitter flavor and sports a strong aroma.

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just a perfect pale for me. Might be the best pale I have ever had and one of the best beers period I've had.....

Photo of NorCalYeti
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, citrus hops, mixed stone and tropical fruit, nicely hoppy. Flavor leans more towards piney, resinous hops with some grapefruit citrus. Malt is present, but in the background and fairly neutral. Light apple and tropical fruit juice. Resinous, high alpha finish with long lingering citrus bitterness. Medium bodied. A well hopped pale ale, really well overlapping into IPA territory. The hops are not complex, as expected from a single varietal, but flavorful enough to support the high alpha bitterness. I would have liked a bit more malt flavor support, but perhaps my expectations are not in line with a pale ale. Generously hoppy.

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of LuauLarry
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of chugalug06
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

White foamy head with great retention and nice lacing. Brew is slightly less attractive due to heavy haze and murky light orange appearance.

Light, crisp, airy, and fruit forward. Lots of apple, apricot, crisp pine, lemon rind and earthy.

Awesome drinkability. Crisp, well-finishing, light carbonation, easy bitterness, nothing heavy or over done. Smooth and coy flavors. Pine is heavy, but not in a mind numbing sense. Dryness is more wet than dry. Drinks like a sessionable (4%) IPA, but it's not...

This is a kick ass brew. I wish I could get this in CO. Highly recommended for any level of IPA lover.

Photo of Makena_Johnson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of woemad
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane.

Poured a hazy yellowish gold color, with a creamy, bone-white head that hung around for a while and left sheets of lace on the sides of my Jones Radiator mug.

Strong aroma of grapefruity hops. I was afraid this would be one of those fruit juice bombs that so many people seem to dig, but it’s nicely restrained, though still quite hoppy smelling for a pale ale.

Like the aroma, the taste of this beer is dominated by the Columbus hops. They aren’t quite as strong as in the nose, but they are unquestionably the stars of the show. There is a malty backbone, but it mostly lies on the floor in a fetal position – it’s there but don’t put much faith on it coming to your rescue, should you object to the hops. Moderate zap to the palate at the swallow.

Medium bodied, good carbonation for the style. Oily mouthfeel, more like an IPA than a regular pale ale.

On the can, the claim is made that this beer is “ridiculously dry hopped.” That’s a fair statement. Because of the nature of single hop beers, I find it a tad one-dimensional, but the level of hopping makes this virtually an IPA, i.e. it may only be one hop, but they used a crapload of them! Quite drinkable for someone who doesn’t mind hops.

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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) from Bitter Root Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.