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IPA - Columbus & Chinook | Bellwoods Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jrenihan on 03-04-2017

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by yancot:
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nose is a mix of pine and citrus (orange, grapefruit). Flavour is pretty classic west coast IPA: fairly bitter, grapefruit and pine flavours, some caramel backbone. Medium to full bodied, a bit on the heavy side. The taste comes across as a bit of a throwback, as New England styles and newer hop varietals have become so common that the Columbus/Chinook combo is actually a bit surprising.

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Photo of Simon212
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterSki
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the brewery. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Big white foam settles to a solid cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacing. Hazed golden body.

S - Very piney and citrus-heavy. Lemon, grapefruit. Hop-heavy, with a very neutral, crackery malt backbone.

T - Quite bitter and retro. Reminds me of West Coast IPAs circa 2009; Ruination or Poor Man's DIPA. Not much alcohol. A bit more malt, but again, heavy on the pithy grapefruit and lemon, pine, and dank. A bit of astringency in the finish.

M - Medium body, juicy, with moderate carbonation. Dry finish, with lingering oily hop resin on the tongue and teeth.

D - This is actually a really good IPA, just a totally retro one. As someone with more...context(?)... than most reviewers, I can totally appreciate this for its merits, but it seems wildly out of place in the world of tropical, juicy, aromatic IPAs. Are West Coast palate wreckers doomed to the same fate as East Coast DIPAs or English IPAs? Is beer teleological? Wasn't expecting a beer to rouse so many deep thoughts. In any case, I easily crushed a 500ml bottle.

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Photo of DaPan
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

IPA - Columbus & Chinook from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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