Columbus IPA | Columbus Brewing Company

Columbus IPAColumbus IPA
1,305 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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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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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%

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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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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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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 BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Bar Louie guessed it...downtown Columbus. Pours a hazy golden color. Smell of straight pine, big time bitter, and very little malt presence here. Flavor is very hop forward, big pine hops up front, bite throughout, then more bitter on the way down. One of the most dry finishes I have experienced from an IPA. Focuses hardcore on the bitter hops. Not for those that dislike bitter. Luckily for me, I do. Good IPA, if not a bit one dimensional.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Tucquan
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-06-29 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy golden-orange with a 3-finger foamy white head with good lacing.

S - Sweet orange citrus, pale malt, tea and hop floral. Not very aromatic but pleasant.

T - Orange zinger tea, moderately roasted malt, not bready, not very sweet, light pine, earthy spice and lemon zest. Aftertaste continues to remind me of spicy, citrusy tea with plenty of lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Dries nicely. Somewhat prickly with residual resins.

O - It's got it's own thing going on. Tastes like a tea-inspired IPA. Imagine having a very lightly sweetened lemon zinger tea, taking a sip and immediately eating a dry biscuit followed by a bite into a lemon peel and you'll have an idea of this flavor. I like it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

INFORMATION: I had been hearing good things about this beer for a couple of years now. However, I have been unable to get my hands on it until now. I do have one BIG issue with this beer though, and I’d like to get it out of the way right now…….There’s NO FRESHNESS DATE on the bottle! In my eyes, this is simply unacceptable for any beer that is highly hopped, such as IPAs, DIPAs, Red Ales….etc. If you’re not going to date your bottles, you’re subject to people either not buying it, or being turned off to your beer when it’s quite possible that it’s way past it’s ideal freshness date.

APPEARANCE: I poured the beer carefully into a British-style pint glass in order to leave the visible sediment in the bottle. This resulted in a hazy copper-orange liquid with two fingers of white foam resting on the top. It settled to a thin layer after about 10 minutes, but it still completely covered the top of my beer. Pretty impressive lacing on the sides of the glass throughout the entire beer.

AROMA: Orange, Mango, Peach, Pine Resin, and lightly toasted Caramel Malts.

TASTE: There’s a nice combination of hops and malts up front. The hops are definitely more dominant, and bring both fruity and piney flavors. I would say that this is slightly more pine-forward, but the citrus flavors are definitely present. Just the right amount of malt backbone. Very subtle sweetness towards the middle. The finish is a bit cleaner that the initial greeting would lead you to believe, but there’s certainly some nice lingering hop bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied Ipa with moderate carbonation. On point for the style.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: As I’ve already mentioned, I’m not sure how fresh this bottle was. I could see some sediment at the bottom of the bottle, but it was still pretty fruity and bitter. Most of all, it was really tasty! If I could buy this in the Erie area, it would probably be one of my “go-to” IPAs. Columbus IPA brings a combination of citrus and pine, and usually it’s one or the other. It reminds me of Smuttynose Finest Kind, but it’s a bit more citrus forward. Very Nice.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Columbus IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,305 ratings
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