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Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
American IPA
Ranked #124
Ranked #2,991
4.2 | pDev: 8.81%
May 27, 2023
Oct 14, 2006
Notes: 50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe
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Rated: 4.28 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.47 by ScoobyDrew from Ohio

Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by FightingScot24 from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Wonderful golden colour with a head retention of a few seconds. The aroma is dank, piney and insanely inviting. Very dry overall, but not in an imbalanced way, with the lingering bitterness asking you to have another sip. Medium body. A delicious IPA that would be an excellent accompaniment to food. Thank you @jzeilinger
Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned August 2nd 2022. Pushing it here for freshness but at least it was in the cold case.

Beautiful looking IPA. Deep amber bodied, with crystal copper colors and light appearances of carbonation. Off white head, definitely near the khaki yellow colored realm with simple classic three to four finger height. Lots of staying power, barely budging at all with massive retention. Just a great looking bold ipa.

Unfortunately hints of classic faded hops on the nose, with a soft caramel dominating and leafy touches of herbs, if a bit small on the nose. Still there's a nice floral pungency here, if understated.

Palate seems fairly old school. Touches of leafy sage like herbal hops, with a big emphasis on tea green flavors. Finish with soft caramel and more leafy like tea flavors and mild senses of bitterness. Mild touches of pine and earth in the finish.

Decent, but I think I might have missed the boat on this one. This definitely needs a revisit from me in the fresh future cause there is some quality in here.
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by GFK from Michigan

Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by cabsandking from Ohio

Aug 12, 2022
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Rated by daitanna

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A really good IPA, super hoppy, nice bitterness, a bit of a mango flavor to it.
Aug 08, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Dicers from California

Jul 28, 2022
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Rated by Jaybaby

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's a good ipa. Everyone in here poops their pants over an ipa. Lol. Beer snobs need their own place.
Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 5 by thelber from Ohio

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can canned 4/12/22 into a pint glass.
L: Pours light yeast hazed medium caramel colored w/fair carbonation, a thick, rocky 3/4" off white head w/good retention, random light sticky lacing.
S: Lightly dank, grassy, oily, caramelized malts, hard candy.
T: Tangerine, citrus zest, a hint of berries, light honey, slightly earthy and grassy esp in the finish, well balanced sweetness/bitterness, hop forward and a bit dank.
F: Bright, crisp, medium bodied fluffy mouthfeel w/a pale medium length softly drying finish. It is lightly gritty.
O: A well grounded earthy and simple American IPA. Slightly dank in aroma & taste. 3 out of 10 on the Dank-O-Meter. Fairly easy drinking and very good in it's style.
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
IPA from Columbus Brewing. Received from @ovaltine in a NBS BIF #15 ninja strike. Stored at 40 degrees after receiving. Reviewed 05/06/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can stamped “03/22/22”. Served at 40 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 46.5 degrees.
Appearance – 3.75
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), clear.
Body – Gold (SRM 5), clear. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Average (Maximum 4.3 cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, high density, average retention, diminishing to an irregular 0.6 to 1.1 cm crown and a thin, rocky cap.
Lacing – Excellent! Wide band tiny to small bubbles sticks to the side of the glass.
Aroma – 3.75 – Floral hops predominate over grapefruit and possibly a hint of pine. No yeast, no malt.
Flavor – 4 – Bitter with a piney-grapefruit flavor. No malt. No yeast. No ethanol (5.3 % ABV as marked on label) taste or aroma. Mild gastric warming occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends dry.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 Darn good IPA! Thanks Mike!
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz can served in a footed pilsner glass. Dated 03/22/22. Received from @ovaltine in shenanigans associated with NBS BIF #14.

Pours clear coppery amber with a big head and a little bit of visible carbonation. Smell is classic west coast, grapefruit rind and cut vegetation, maybe a little honeysuckle thrown in there for good measure.

Taste is very similar, though with more of an emphasis on that honeysuckle and a bit of a bite in the resinous bitterness. Very bright, very clean. Reminds me of fresh hops a LOT.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. This is a really good beer.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A beautiful golden with hints of orange, crystal clear; beautiful opaque white head with denser islands that linger; great and abundant splotchy lacing.

The smell this beer is to die for; it’s just so fresh smelling and pungent in the most glorious way. There’s an underlying subtle grainy malt; a huge huge waft of evergreen and tangerine like citrus note as well.

Taste doesn’t disappoint that beautiful nose; just super sappy refreshing pine, the underlying citrus is very rind like and the same grainy malt hiding in the background.

This beer is very easy to drink, great soft and creamy carbonation, huge bitter and clean dry finish. The bitterness is beautiful as it hits every where, back of tongue, roof of mouth; just all over.

Great American IPA; I could drink this beer forever.
May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer pours a beautiful golden color with suspended hop haze in the body, underneath a creamy oatmeal colored head that laces the glass nicely. The nose is rife with resiny pine, grapefruit, floral notes, and a bit of caramalt.

The caramalt is more substantial on the taste, and really balances the grapefruit and floral hop flavors, and especially all that resiny pine, which lends a nice bitterness to this flavorful, textured WCIPA.

The mouthfeel is very dry and medium, on point for the style. This would be a terrific “fridge IPA” if it was readily available to me.
Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by MarcBeer

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.94 by AvoGato

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear copper with A finger of white suds. Good lacing and islands of foam throughout. Nose is sweet and tart citrus, bitter throughout and finishing dank and piney. Feel is full and chewy with plenty of body. Really good beer. Cheers.
Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by sherrymj from Ohio

Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Scott_45 from Ohio

4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Great IPA from an excellent local brewery. I reside in Columbus and choose to buy local or Ohio craft. With the IBU at 50, and the ABV at 6.3%, this is an excellent balanced IPA. Great tropical and grapefruit flavor. Tasty brew for any occasion!
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is one is suuuuuper basic to me, all the generic ipa flavors are there and it feels okay its just idk there's so many of these out there to choose from so idk how much I'd choose to buy packs of this. Great one to try but I think ill just stick with Bodhi
Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Icka31 from Ohio

Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, a bit of citrus. Taste is the same as the aroma, dank, moderate to significant bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I was expecting more.
Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by NastyNorseman from New York

Aug 18, 2021
Rated: 4 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at The family reunion.
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Looks orange, yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a very thin ring.
Smells lightly bready, citrusy, grapefruit, orange, sweet.
Taste follows the nose nicely with plenty of citrusy bitterness
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice west coast citrusy IPA that I might order again.
Aug 05, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz can purchased from a gas station in Mansfield, OH. No birth date. Great cola brown color with lasting foamy head. Great hops taste with malty backbone. Solid, west coast style. Very good!
Aug 04, 2021
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Reviewed by summitsix from California

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can into tulip glass
6 weeks after 5/4/2021 stamp

L: clear, golden orange
S: wonderful grapefruit and pine notes
T: hops galore, pine, citrus, dank, nicely balanced with malt backbone, slightly bitter
F: slightly resinous, easy drinking
O: solid west coast style IPA
Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottom of can is stamped 4/13/21. I have no idea what that means.

Body is a nice shade of pale orange with some particulates floating about. Not terribly active carbonation, but the bubbles that do develop are quite large. Not sure what that means, but it looks neat. Fluffy white head leaves rather substantial lacing. Nice looking beer. Lots of pine and citrus on the nose. Grapefruit and oranges in particular. They're not beating me over the head or anything, but it's nice. Taste follows the nose, but is well-balanced with malty sweetness. Medium bitterness level, but it lingers like a motherfucker. It's like I just ate raw grapefruit. There's also a bit of an earthen note on the back of the palette as well. Medium-bodied with a silky soft smoothness that makes this an easier sipper than it should be. Very competently made beer overall, but that lingering bitter burn does hamper things a bit.
Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey

May 20, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by shreead from Michigan

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by HopHunterCL from Ohio

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.45 by EdmundExley from France

Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 oz can, born on 8/8/20, poured into a pint glass at 43 degrees F:
L - straw colored with a white head that lingered
S - bitter and piney
T - nice and dank, hoppy bitterness
F - medium mouthfeel with low carbonation on the finish
O - a great beer, probably the beer I drink more than any other. When I think of an IPA, it is this beer that comes to mind
Jan 01, 2021
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