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Columbus IPA | Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA
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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA

Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

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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Photo of kylephillips
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle

Pours a transparent orange-brown color. Head is just slighlty tannish white in color, diminishes quickly. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma is huge!! Smells strongly of citrus type hops. Almost has an earthy smell too it, but still very strong of fruit like hops. I could smell this one all day long.

Body and carbonation are both light. Hops are apparent from initial to aftertaste. There is just enough maltiness to balance the hop flavor. It is not sweet by any means but it is a balanced beer. The bitterness stays on tongue for quite some time.

Drinkability on this one is awesome. The smell alone is enough to keep me coming back, not to mention it's brewed in the great state of Ohio. This is by far CBC's best beer.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a nice clear amber color with foamy tannish colored head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Tons of bubbles pouring from the bottom of my glass. Looks pretty good.

S- Very well balanced between the malts and hops. Tropical fruits, piney, and caramel bready malts.

T- Follows the nose pretty well. A great mix of hops and balanced out by the malts. This is a very awesome and solid example of the style.

M- Nice carbonation and medium in body. Fairly crisp and sticky.

D- Easy to drink and a pretty good example of the style. The more I have the more I want this one.

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Photo of blakesell
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a golden yellow with very little in the head department. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom, and there is a slight spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- Amarillo, and another hop that I can't pinpoint, but very hoppy in the aroma. I get a slight hint of malt, but not much but hops greeting my nose.

Taste- Hoppy as can be yet smooth with enough malt to balance things out. Goes great with my spicey sushi for the record. Hops are really quite powerful. Prickleing but very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel- Bitter, smooth, lightly creamy, drying, medium-full bodied, excellently carbonated.

Drinkability- Columbus Brewing Company is really hitting a home run on this sampler. Excellent drinkability.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -6%
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 genog
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Columbus Fish Market last night.

Arrived at the table without any head at all in a pint glass. Appeared to be an amber color, almost a clear dark red. Smell is very subtle hops with citrus and a slight taste of pine coming through. Taste is much more floral and grapefruit than I thought from the smell. Very surprising and smooth. I really enjoyed every sip.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask version at Barley’s 5th Annual Mini RAF (04/28/07): This brew is a clear dark amber color with a compact bone white head and spotty lacing. Citrusy hops aroma. Medium body with hops, pine and citrus flavors. Touches of malt here and there too. The finish is hoppy and lingers awhile, and allows some roasted malt flavor to poke through. Pretty good overall.

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Photo of Risser09
3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Copper colored ale with a slight haziness and some orange highlights to it. White head reaches 1” and goes away quickly.

Smell: Very floral hop aroma and fresh grapefruit too. Reminds me of Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher.

Taste: Different from what I expected. Not as complex as I wanted, kind of a one dimensional flavor profile. Kind of a metallic off flavor that sits in the background.

Mouthfeel: Slick at first but then a U-turn makes it feel metallic and coarse. Alcohol is present, but not cloying.

Drinkability: Okay but not worth seeking out. There are better IPAs to be had.

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Photo of TheBierBand
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second and final beer this time around. It complimented my Chicken and Andoullet Sausage Quesadillas.

It arrived with a 1/2 off white head over an amber body.

The smell was of grapefruit and pine.

The taste.... quite good... definate piney hops and citrussy taste. Very bold.... excellent taste!

Mouthfeel was also good. nicely carbonated and complimented my food.

Drinkability.... Also quite good.... if I wasn't leaving right away, I could have enjoyed a few of these.

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Photo of Osiris9588
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange color, with a 1.5 inch creamy white head, with good retention, leaving a thick rings of lacing that coat the entire inside of the pint glass.

The aroma is dominated by spiced hops, accented by a strong presence of orange peel and rich malt.

The flavor follows aroma--it is very orangey and hoppy, spicy and bitter, undercut by rich, roasted malt.

The mouth is full-bodied and complex--begining bright and citrusy on the tongue, then dries out with bitter hops on the back palate. It is well carbonated and balanced, very pleasing. Very drinkable for fans of the style, and accompanied my sirloin steak, topped with a dollop of lobster butter, very well.

I drank two pints after picking it as the winner out of the tasting flight.

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Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,309 ratings
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