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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of miketd
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

pours burt orange with a foamy white head. Leaves good lacing.

Aroma is citric with pine and sweet, ripe fruit.

Flavor is pine and grapefruit, with cracker and bread. Maybe a little more malty than I like an ipa.

Nice body and pretty dry. Easy to drink, without any real flaws,

Very nice beer and another winner IPA from Ohio.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden, hazed, nice white head that retains and laces well. Looks good.

S/T - Rich, ripe grapefruit hits first, but then my super sensitivity to the simcoe hop takes over and I get a healthy dose of cat-pee-soaked carpet amongst resinous pine flavors and aromas. Biscuit malts with some honey sweetness. Gets a little too catty in the taste to actually enjoy the drink.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation, finishes dry with bitter pine.

O - If you're sensitive to the simcoe hop like me, this beer is not for you. If not, you'll probably love this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOVED the old recipe. The newer version doesn't have the same hop bite. Still a good brew that I revisit on occasion, generally when I can find it on tap. Definitely satisfies my hop craving.

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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%

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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%

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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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IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,332 ratings