Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #122
Ranked #2,942
4.2 | pDev: 8.81%
May 09, 2022
Oct 14, 2006
Notes: 50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by snaotheus from Washington

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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4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by jonphisher from New Jersey

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

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
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigIronH from Michigan

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
4 by sherrymj from Ohio on Apr 14, 2022
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4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by Scott_45 from Ohio

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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

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
4.29 by Icka31 from Ohio on Jan 16, 2022
4.29 by MJSFS from Florida on Jan 08, 2022
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3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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
4.28 by NastyNorseman from New York on Aug 18, 2021
4 by kkazemi from New York on Aug 07, 2021
Photo of Singlefinpin
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

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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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

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
Photo of summitsix
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by summitsix from California

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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3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

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
4 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey on May 20, 2021
3.71 by shreead from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2021
4.21 by HopHunterCL from Ohio on May 02, 2021
4.45 by Shanex from France on Mar 24, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by trevormajor from Ohio

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
4.06 by Sammonsd from Michigan on Dec 28, 2020
4.04 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Sep 19, 2020
4.34 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Sep 07, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Frothy clear dark amber.

S: Immediately pungent. Quite the bouquet. "Hopped up craft beer, bro!" Any chance of discerning the malt is lost. Why can't Wix'n'Stix make a candle like this?

T: Distinctly west-coast style IPA. Tastes good. Buttery malt and oily hops.

F: A little piney but it's a welcome feel for the overall character. You want a nice bitter drink and the pine gives it the staying power it needs.

O: Brilliant. If you're at a party and you put this in the fridge, nobody else will touch it. It has alot of flavor. Not entirely over the top. There are lighter IPAs available for those who wish it.

Jul 30, 2020
4.5 by Pchop18 from Kentucky on Jul 27, 2020
3.56 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Jul 16, 2020
3.47 by Blcookies from Nevada on Jul 10, 2020
4.22 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on Jun 22, 2020
3.97 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Apr 23, 2020
4.07 by ClutchPerformance from Ohio on Feb 25, 2020
4.52 by a_silva_016 from Arizona on Jan 28, 2020
4.45 by palmerthomas from Florida on Jan 14, 2020
Photo of WilcoBill
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WilcoBill

Sample Source: 12 oz bottle

Jan 07, 2020
4.24 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Nov 18, 2019
Photo of Stooven
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Stooven from Illinois

Had on tap at CLE in a plastic cup. Amber hue, thin head retention, some sticky on the cup. Smells piney, slightly harsh. Bitterness galore, epitome of a dirty socks/soapy IPA. Attacks the tongue, but fades nicely. Really have to swish this around the mouth to get any sense of malt or balance. Surprising, having elected this after reading so many glowing reviews.

Nov 07, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Bottled on 9/18/19

Pours a clear deep burnt orange body with a few fingers of fluffy, almost creamy white foam; head shows decent retention and leaves an eclectic spatter of dense lacing around the glass along with a slight but frothy collar and thin island of cap centered on the surface.

Aromas open with a burly but welcoming tandem of sticky pine resin and semi-sweet red grapefruit; candied citrus and flower petals develop as fading caramel malt and tangerine zest round the bouquet out.

Taste brings consistent caramel malt and earthy pine notes shining in the forefront, with a woody incense tone and sticky orange and grapefruit featuring prominently in the background; a lightness in strength fades into the finish as the profile rounds out.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-light body with moderate carbonation; a fluffy peak along the mid-palate is both resinous and silky, while the body as a whole glides with a clean malt profile and mild bitterness; the swallow is on the drier side and imparts a sticky lingering.

Approachable and enjoyable in every respect, some big jolts of character bring an underlying sweetness to the surface without pushing this one over the edge; an extremely fitting flagship IPA for a brewery so adept at weaving this kind of nuance among the subtleties of a balanced, easily drinkable brew.

Oct 07, 2019
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