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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
columbusbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
50 IBU's and hopped with Simcoe

Added by Osiris9588 on 10-14-2006

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1,299
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371
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber. There is no visible carbonation. It poured with a large patch of white bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits in the nose.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits—passionfruit seems to stand out in particular. There are also some hints of grapefruit. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth (but not crisp) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and has lots of interesting hop flavors without a whole lot of bitterness because there is a good balance with the underlying hops.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A tasty brew, but doesn't fare as well as the Columbus Pale and the Porter. The malts seem light, flanked against the high attenuation and grassy, citrus hops. Very herbal, grassy, citrus, and piney from the hops, leaving the beer lightly astringent. Higher dryness and alcohol hurts the drinkability a bit. Still crisp and refreshing. Minty and numbing to the palate. Certainly won't turn it down, but I'd prefer another Pale.

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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright saturated orange jewel tone, thin layer of white foam that leaves a little irregular spotty lace. Second pour hazes it up a bit. Retention is ok.

A fairly pungent nose, big citrus rind... orange and grapefruit.

Creamy smooth feel, light carb and a moderate hop bitterness that isn't too overpowering. Bitter grapefruit rind, mellow flash of malt sweetness in the middle. Nicely melded, would be a go-to everyday IPA, the lingering hop bitterness lasts for awhile. Overall it's very drinkable and seamless in feel. Would buy this by the sixer easily.

Thanks Chris for sharing this one!

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color capped by a meringue of a head that leaves plenty of splashy lacing

Smell: Floral and fruity, with sugary citrus and tropical fruit aromatics

Taste: A hint of sugary malt and then the hops dominate, bringing pineapple and ruby red grapefruit tones; there is a hint of melon but this is all about the lively hop flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A great West Coast style IPA; this brewery knows their way around the hop farm

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. Thanks to finewinemike for hosting us and providing this beer.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear amber color with a layer of off white head that fades quickly and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Grassy, citrus peel hops along with some mildly sweet malt in the background.

Taste: Super bitter hops dominate the flavor. The hop bitterness is grassy and reminds me of citrus peel. There isn't much malt, but a little bit shows up at the very end of each sip and balances things out just enough. Really good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a finish that is just a little bit dry.

Overall: This is a really wonderful IPA. The malt in the finish balances things out just enough and really hit the spot for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/3/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange rind, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced bitterness. Very bright and pretty juicy/dank on hop flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of chinchill
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A nice medium amber with a very durable off-white head.

There are plenty of hops in this one, that much is obvious from the nose. There's a mix of hops, although I can't tell which ones. The finish is markedly hoppy and long lasting, but without the strong bitterness i've come to expect in a beer this hoppy. Nice level of malts to balance the hops.

M- medium body and carbonation.

O - excellent, if otherwise not distinguished example of style.

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to crashdavisinoh for a sixer of this. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a light apricot color with a three or so finger head before dropping down to a half finger head for quite awhile before eventually dissipating. Good deal of lace throughout as well. Nose is excellent. Right out of the bottle it smells like bitterness. Initial whiff brings some strong citrus with a bit of pine into my nose. Good citrus rind characteristics come through. No apparent malt presence.

Taste is nearly as good as the nose, but not quite. I went back and forth between 4 and 4.5, but the taste just didn't quite deliver the hop flavor that the nose promised, although it is nice and dry with a hefty dose of bitterness. Low to moderate carbonation and exceedingly drinkable. I've driven through Columbus many times on the way back to Chicago and I really wish that I had known about this sooner; I'll definitely be stopping next time to grab some of this. Thanks again, Chris!

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I forgot who gave this to me. I'm usually good with keeping track of who gave what, but I guess I missed this one, and I'm really sorry. If you gave me this please let me know asap so I can give you credit.

Big creamy 1.5 finger head fades semi slowly with nice lacing, hazy grapefruit peach colored.

Nose touch of bready semi sweet malt, then nice citrus hops, touch of grapefruit and tropical fruit, floral, a light Amarillo like fruitiness.

Taste has fresh hops, light tropical fruit, little juicy citrus, Amarillo fruity flavors, tangerine, nectarine, citrusy peach, etc, and light spicy piney hops. It has a decent bitter bite with light sweet malty base, touch grainy, nice balance and feels like it should have some booze but doesn't. Finish adds a long lingering bitterness, tropical fruit hops, quite dry, more of that tangerine and grapefruit like tropical fruit hops.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb.

Overall a nice ipa, fairly impressed. Good hop character, nice light malt balance, good bitterness, drinkable, a very well done IPA.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired from Swettenham_Shire so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruity citrus and caramel that are quickly followed by a strong burst of floral hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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