Columbus IPA | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beerandraiderfan on 06-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 51
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Seanibus
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A flavorful IPA - piny and sharp.

Pours a clear amber with a nice head, but the foam drops dismayingly quickly. The aroma is bitter citrus and toasty malt. The flavor stands out, with a piny, bitter citrus effect over a toasy malt backbone. The mouthfeel is satisfyingly chewy and prickly.

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Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Color was caramel amber. About a finger of head. White circular lacing on the top with smallish bubbles. Good amount of white film on the sides.

Smelled citrusy, piny hops up front. Very refreshing. Got kind of a peach, grapefruit zest. Sweet caramel in there as well.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Refreshing is right. Good balance with not as much bitterness as I’d thought. More lemon on the smell than peach or grapefruit.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Short, bitter finish.

Good start to this beer, but I was expecting a bit more, especially with the look.

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Photo of fjl77
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of originalgoat
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a moderately hazed, copper-gold body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Though monohopped, Columbus IPA still manages to deliver a bright citrus fragrance of lemon and orange blossoms with addition florals and a very scant spiciness overlaying light, servile bready malts.

Taste: Sweetish crisped sugars atop bready, lightly biscuity base malts. Then, ripe citrus fruits and fairly potent florals with a medium degree of bitterness. The flavor bandies lightly sweetness and bitterness until the dry, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, though fairly soft.

Overall: Neither overpowering, nor is it really lacking; an all-around solid IPA.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Hangar 24

Look: Orange in color and mildly translucent with a 1/8 off white head and no real retentino

Smell: Some citrus upfront with some piney resiny hops in the background

Taste: Very similar to the nose with some orange peel in the foreground and the pine notes in the background a bit of a one way street and not very complex but still not bad

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation and a bit sticky

Overall: This is a good single hop ipa

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Photo of sponger
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of CEnterPound
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Anchor pint.

A - Pours with 2 finger's worth of frothy white head. Nice spotty lacing. Muted orange/amber color. Lots of haze and floaties.

S - Grapefruit, bready malt, flowers. Nice spicy smell as well.

T - First sip shows a good amount of the bready malt up front, with a slight spiciness as well. Mid-palate is where the hops show up, with grapefruit being the main taste.

M - A bit watery for me. Nice and dry though, which is nice.

O - Nothing amazing, but definitely a solid single hop IPA. I just wish the hops would shine through just a tad more.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands, CA.

Pours a slightly murky amber orange with a light tan head that fades to a wispy film on the top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hops. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA with some tasty citrus zest and herbal hop flavors.

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Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery Provisions bar and store. Cloudy yellow body with a good soapy head. The IBU is up there, its just OK to drink. Orange citrus comes through. Competent for the style, just not that interesting in a locality of great interesting beers.

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Photo of seasmokiee
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of tbag77
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Buick222
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dufficy0
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of iadler
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy gold with one finger minimal lacing.

S- Orange marmalade, grapefruit zest caramel malt and toffee and some pine

T- Citrus hops with notes of orange, grapefruit and lemon zest upfront, followed by pine. caramel malt and some hop resin bitterness at the end.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a bitter finish.

O- Not bad but nothing memorable and pretty average as far as ipas go. The bitterness hurt the drinkiability of this beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a wine glass among friends. Thanks to my friend Chad for bringing it all the way from So Cal.

A: orange and opaque in color, thick white head with good lacing.

S: piny, citrus, pretty hoppy, basically a standard IPA nose.

T: nice hops up front with bitter pine, grass and lemon. Finishes refreshingly bitter.

M: crisp, nice carbonation, no problems at all.

O: a good IPA overall, would definitely recommend.

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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of rtaps
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tulip
looked nice, clear orange big white head. had very good retention leaving lacing around the glass.

has a nice floral aroma, citrus, and can smell the columbus hops,

taste floral with a little spice, its nice and hoppy but not over powering.

light bodied with good carbonation

overall this was a pleasant IPA, and was better than i expected.

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Photo of whatthehull
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip

A - Nice orange/copper, half finger off white head and some slight lacing

S - very sweet malts and yeast, nice citrus, tons of flowers, nice boozey smell, very silky, lots of minerals and fresh water and pine

T - very fresh, tons of hops, flowers, citrus, grass, island fruits, citrus rinds, nice crisp bittersweet malt, slight yeast and all around fruity

M - medium bodied, well balanced, medium complexity, medium acidity and medium plus finish

D - Love this IPA, not as a IPA, just as a good ale. Crisp, fresh, nice hops and malts and goes down nice and smooth! If you love fruity/citrus hops and sweet/bitter malts, give this one a whirl

Final thought - 7% is low for me, but at $4 a pop, why not?

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Columbus IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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