Columbus Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

Columbus Single Hop IPAColumbus Single Hop IPA
BA SCORE
40.5%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 74 ratings
Columbus Single Hop IPAColumbus Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gford217 on 06-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,211
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
74
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
12.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KVNBGRY
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of CityofBals
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Sorachi
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My last bottle from my recent Mikkeller Single Hop series stash. My bottle lists a 6.80% abv, rather than the 6.90% abv listed on BeerAdvocate. Looking forward to this one, considering my positive experiences with the rest (except for the Mikkeller Citra most recently).

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours about three fingers of fluffy creamy khaki head on top of a dark burnt sienna orange colored body. Some yeast sediment visible. Nice thin fluffy ribbons of lacing on the glass.

S - Smell is more subdued than many of the others, but still carries a lot of the same smells. Sweet bready caramel malts, some tea leaves, some grapefruit, pine, vanilla, earthy wood character.

T - Taste is more subdued than a lot of the others also. Some sweet green apple, earth, caramel malt. Very bready. Very bitter, with the most theoretical IBUs out of the lot of these I bought (114 IBU).

M - Feel is creamy, with a bit of coarse bitterness, and dry and bready on the finish. Some lingering green apple skin & twiggy earth.

Overall, not as good as some of the other lesser known varieties of hops were, which is surprising. Still, glad to have gotten a hold of it at least once, especially at the low price I got it at, $1.75 per bottle. Worth a try, but a lot of the same.

Mikkeller Columbus ---4/5.

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Photo of BMart
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of xseanprimex
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Hopscat
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not really fair to review a closeout from my favorite bottle shop, however for those who turn their nose up at IPA's more than a few months 'fresh' I offer this.
Beautiful looking beer if you can overlook the floating yeast in the glass. Head is about 1 inch off white , very persistent subsides to about 1/2 inch with nice lacing. Color is dark amber, cloudy with lots of tiny bubbles.
Nose is toffee, nutty like with yeast notes not found this side of the Atlantic. Interesting.
Hops fragrance not strong at all, likely the age affected this.
Taste is malt forward on the front and some citrus, grapefruit bite in the middle to ending. This has nice bitterness ( bottle says 'theoretical IBU=104) . Its not overpowering for an IPA enthusiast.
Mouth- seemed alright, about light-medium with good carbonation.
Overall a decent IPA that may improve with freshness. At $1.99, marked down from $6.49 for the 330ml bottle, I would buy again . I wouldn't pick this up for $6.49.
I've got a single hop ( MT Hood) to try next.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured at The Top in Gainesville. Murky brownish pour and small white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bit of hops and pine. Flavor follows with big caramel malt notes, candy brown sugar, not much hop presence. Slightly dry and yet a bit heavy on the palate. Interesting but won’t return to this one.

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Photo of benfons
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark amber colour, nice cm-thick dense head

S: caramel, malts, hint of chocolate, but all very subdued

T: the caramel and malts are there together with the hops giving this a bittersweet taste. Very slight hint of citrus.

M: a bit thin, very dry finish, medium carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but not my cup of tea, too thin, no complexity.

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Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Buddha bar- pours a murky orange/wooden color with almost no head, retains a ring around the edge and modest rings of lacing.

Smell is certainly hoppy but also has a malt sweetness and resin that I find present in all mikkeller ipas. The hops smell a little like a forest.

Taste is also similar to other mikkeller ipas that I've had- a similar maltiness that almost taste of menthol. moderately bitter, forest-y hops. Nothing memorable about this one except that I don't like it.

Mouthfeel is fine- medium body, a good dose of resin, and finishes slightly sweet. Not a fan of this beer.

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Photo of Sunn
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of KillaB
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of joecast
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite cloudy but without the hefty sediment. Nice copper color. Thin white frothy head, good lacing.

Light earthy, fruity aroma.

Hop flavor seems to last a bit longer than the Sorachi Ace version. Bitterness is also even and smooth. Doesn't have the interesting character of SA, but a good standard multipurpose hop.

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Photo of dgilks
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber colour with a foamy off-white head. Fair head retention.

Citrussy and a little tannic tea. Not bad at all but not all that exciting either.

Sweet malt with some citrus. Lots of co-humulone and bitterness. A little earthy. Quite nice on the whole.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. A simple mouthfeel.

A straightforward and somewhat uninteresting IPA. The hop just isn't that good by itself.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark Brown-orange opaque and hazy body. The beer pours with a yellowish-white head, tiny bubbles and decent head retention. Should be less hazy with better retention.

S: Extremely faint nose with some discernible caramel and citrus notes.

F: A nice amount of bittery hoppiness hits the palette first with some nice pine and citrus notes backed up by light malt and alcohol.

M: The beer rolls on the palette with medium body and a carbonation that compliments the hoppy character

Overall this is a good IPA but nothing too amazing.

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Photo of DAllspaw
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Cask and Kitchen in London. I was very intrigued by the idea of single hop IPAs, since still a hop variety novice and just learning some of the nuances, so I jumped on the chance to try a fresh one, just tapped that afternoon.

Pours a dark amber/apricot in color, fairly clean and not very much head. The smell is heavy on the bitter citrus side for me, a bit of pine as well and you certainly get some biscuity malts in the nose and taste.

All in all a very pleasing beer, and with a very pleasant aftertaste and aroma memory that leaves me wanting to search it out.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Beer Revolution 24/9/12

A Keg bottom here with a murky brownish orange with some sediment, just a thin film for foam but it leaves lots of polka dot lace

S some herbal and citric notes but its mostly toffee with faint rind and just a little pine hiding in there

T more citric rind on top of what I smell, still loads of toffee, tastes a little old and faded but I don’t think that’s the case

M has some body and leaves a little grit behind and its pretty sticky on the lips with just a mild bitter bite

O its OK beer but tastes a little faded, no mention of the 6.9% but not as nice as many I’ve had from this series

Perhaps I’ll give a bottle a go and re-rate if there’s a noticeable difference, it was the very last glass off the keg so maybe it deserves a second look

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Columbus Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 40.5% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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