Columbus IPA | Columbus Brewing Company

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,294
Reviews:
371
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9%
 
 
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261
Gots:
245
For Trade:
9
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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark orange with a 2 finger white head. Tick ring and clumps of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine

T- caramel, toasted malts, orange, grapefruit, light spice, and bitter pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice crisp, creamy beer.

O- very nice ipa, well balanced with just enough sweet, citrus and pine.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottled on date. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale orange color with two fingers of white head, pretty large bubbles. Decent clarity, superb retention, and good lacing.

S: Nice mix of resiny pine, biscuit and a little carmel malt, citrus and fruit.

T: Biscuity malt, piney hops, a little white grapefruit and grapefruit peel, mild to moderate bitterness which transitions to a long, smooth, mildly bitter finish. Mostly dry.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slight crispness.

O: Pretty good IPA, and well enough constructed, but nothing to write home about.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in trade from Bencooper27, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a good sized fluffy white head that recedes slowly leaving lots of lace on the way down. Aromas of grapefruit pine and resin with a slight earthy edge. Malt aroma? maybe? The flavor is lightly bready malt with a light sugar edge. Earthy pine and resin flavor with only hint of citrus. Light hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Very nice IPA, I'm glad I was talked into trying it.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of brewtechnik
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received a 12oz bottle as an extra in a recent trade and drinking it now...
Wow, quite the surprise...I'm really digging this beer. It strikes the perfect balance between bitterness and hop flavor. Finishes dry and with a little hop bite that begs me to sip again. More back loaded it seems on the hop additions... balanced for flavor and aroma than bitterness which always works better in IPA's imo.
Very nice aroma...the simcoe still coming through even though it's probably an older bottle?
The color is as expected...bit cloudy but what unfiltered IPA isn't?
Definitely worth the try if seen...wish we could get it here in New England!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of ehammond1
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, claaark13!

Hazed orange. Moderate off-white head. Gorgeous, sticky, irregular spiderwebs of lace left down the glass. Gorgeous IPA.

Tons of bright, juicy citrus notes and expressive pine hop character. A touch of sweetness. Fantastic. The Midwest's shining IPA star.

The flavor follows the aroma, along with a moderate level of bitterness. Juicy citrus, pine, a touch of sweetness, and bitterness combine exceptionally well.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Fantastic. Easily, my favorite Midwest IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,294 ratings.
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