IPA | Columbus Brewing Company

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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

A bottle brought back by Sourbatchkid

A- Golden with some small bronze hints with a bright white head. A nice cap afterwards but not much stick.

S- For a fresh IPA this seems pretty muted. Hardly any hop aroma and strong on the pale malts. Small citrus hints with a touch of grass.

T- Mimicks the smell in that the taste is for the style is muted. Im thinking str8 pale ale but the small amount of alcohol and the malt presense leads towards IPA. Faded C-hops with small citrus, light pineapple, grapefruit. Pale malts lead the pack. It's not as sweet as most East coast IPA's though so there is that.

M- A step down from medium, nice malt build, not very bitter, carbed up well, what more do you want to know?

D- I drank it quick, it was tasty but a bit muted, but I can tell that fresh, this would be one to grab a six of and just chill for the afternoon

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to MikeTD for including this in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a very nice hazy golden orange with a good two finger white head that fades to leave light side lacing with very good blanket retention.

S - Okay...pine and grapefruits really explode on the nose. Lots of deep forest pine, grapefruit meat, and light malty sweetness.

T - Taste is very solid. More of the sharp pine notes and grapefruit skin/oil this time. Would like a touch more citrus on this and there is some faint tropical notes as well. Quite nice.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent for an IPA. Crisp, clean, super drinkable. This stuff goes down way too easy.

O - Overall this was a really, really nice IPA. I keep trying different random IPAs from Ohio and each one has been solid or better! Woohoo!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ErikSkidmore
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this bottle into a standard pint glass. Very delicious IPA.

A: Very bright orange, hazy with about a finger of off-white head.
S: Citrus and grapefruit first then you get hit with pine, followed by the backbone of the malt.
T: More pine than fruit, but the fruit is definitely there. Bitter but not overdone, just perfect for this beer.
M: Medium-bodied, but on the lower side. Definitely very sessionable and goes down very easily.
O: Very, very solid IPA, one of the best I have had so far. Definitely worth the money, the only downfall and reason my overall rating is not a 5 is simply because there is no date on the bottle.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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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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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,324 ratings