Columbus IPA | Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus IPAColumbus IPA
1,316 Ratings
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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Ratings: 1,316 |  Reviews: 375
Photo of abrand
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange color with a big 2 finger pillowy head that leaves great retention. Nose is full of hops with a nice fruit backbone. Some floral notes as well. Taste is quite bitter but delicious. Loads of hops and fruit come through as it warms. Very good tasting beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall this is amazing. Definitely a sessionable IPA

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Photo of ninjapilgrim
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MkeIpa
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TasteTester
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of William123
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mojo525
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ksp1978
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of WesM63
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy yellow orange with a nice 2finger white head. Minor retention, excellent lacing.

S: Pine/citrus/resin, citrus-grapefruit some malts hiding in the back.

T: Lots of pine/resin and grapefruit throughout. The malt comes in made taste to almost a sweet malt finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

O: Overall, wow I've been meaning to try this and glad I finally did. Superb AIPA. Taste is spot on.

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Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip , No bottle date but by taste can tell it's really fresh.

A: Poured a cloudy golden orange with two and a half finger head that descended into a thick clinging lacing that left a webbing all the way down the glass as it lowers.

S: Tropical fruit notes upfront with some slight grass and malt notes.

T: Very tropical with plenty of hop presence , slight malt sweetness in the balance , clean finish with slight bread notes.

O: Overall ,
I'm very fortunate to have daily access to this beer - It's my go to Ipa and IMHO can hold it's own against any single Ipa out there , It's has all the tropical notes that West Coast Ipa's are famous for but has a great malt balance that makes this one shine a little brighter than most .. It's so drinkable I can easily go through a six pack without realizing it ..highly recommend it.

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Photo of dcloeren
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to thebouch01 for this bottle.

Pours a hazy sunset orange with a honey colored edges. Produced 2 fingers of extremely foamy cream colored head. Excellent lacing.

Great citrus hop forward aroma with grapefruit taking the lead. Lemon and orange peel add to it with a very small amount of caramelized malt rounding this one off.

The taste stays on track with the aroma. Grapefruit forward with some lemon and pine. Not getting much orange in the taste but still a very citrusy hop forward brew.

Medium to full in body with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth and has a semi drying hop finish.

Overall, this is a solid IPA. I love citrusy IPA's! Definitely something I could have on a daily basis but not mind blowing by any means. Glad I got to have this one.

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Photo of sliverX
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ScottR
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DonFrap
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jaasen64
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, thanks to DonFrap for sharing this one! Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a hazy slightly golden amber with about a finger of white head that dissipates fairly fast. About average carbonation. Leaves spotty lacing.

S- Citrusy hops- grapefruit and a little bit of lemon, some malts, average aroma strength.

T- Citrusy hops- a tiny bit of grapefruit and lemon balanced with light malts and some light malts. Not overly hoppy but a nice balance between everything. Not too bitter. Finishes with a little bit of lemon hops and light malts.

M- Fairly light, refreshing, goes down very easily, perfect carbonation for an IPA, abv very well hidden, very nice feel.

O- I had never heard of this brewery when I tried it, however I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it. We had a mini IPA tasting tonight and this was probably the 2nd best IPA out of about 4-5 different IPAs. Nice light citrusy hop taste mixed with a nice slightly juicy mouthfeel. I recommend trying this beer out.

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Photo of metalgdog
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge fluffy white head with great lacing and a clear copper body. Sweet, fruity citrus aromas overshadow a modestly sweet malt base. The taste is light and sweet, while citrusy and tasty even when warm. The mouthfeel is light and very, very well carbonated (or the keg was tapped incorrectly?). It's a very drinkable IPA with a very citrusy hop profile.

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Photo of Fermenticusrex
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Slipmthgoose
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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