Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #55
Ranked #584
4.39 | pDev: 7.29%
Jan 14, 2024
Feb 06, 2010
"Triple IPA"
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Rated: 3.84 by Oktoberfest from Ohio

Jan 14, 2024
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours an amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt and hop hints
Taste has a malt and hop flavor
MA medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good IIPA
Dec 01, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by George2744 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by Schrow21 from Ohio

Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can
date stamped 11/14/22
L: hazy apricot colored ale; tall & foamy ivory colored head holds great retention
S: earthy pine, pithy citrus, caramelized grain, pineapple
T: hop forward, bold & bitter; pithy & zesty grapefruit, marijuana, earthy pine, pineapple, mango, light caramel, honey, toasted grain
F: full body, moderate carbonation fills the palate even fuller; alcohol is modestly boozy; dry & bitter finish with mango and pine lingering
O: a palate punisher with some great hop varieties that work very well together!
Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz can. Poured out a clear golden amber color with a good-sized, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, resin and toasted caramel. Bold, piney bitterness with toasted caramel and a punch of tropical fruit sweetness.
Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Creeper from Columbus Brewing. Received from @ovaltine in a NBS BIF #15 ninja strike. Stored at 40 degrees after receiving. Reviewed 01/06/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can stamped “4/13/22”. Served at 43.3 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 54.8 degrees.
Appearance – 3.75
First pour – Straw (SRM 3), clear.
Body – Pale gold (SRM 4), hazy. When rear-lite, same, and clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.6 cm, aggressive center pour), light floral white, low-density froth, average retention, diminishing to a one cm crown and cap, with irregular three-dimensional narrow bands of lacing and multifarious tiny foam islands remaining as the head retracts.
Lacing – Very good! Wide, three-dimensional band of tiny to medium bubbles. See also above.
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak hops. No yeast, no malt.
Flavor – 3.75 – Begins mildly bitter and dank with a hint of malt. No yeast. Gives an impression of being slightly oily. No ethanol (10 % ABV as marked on label) taste or aroma. Mild gastric warming eventually occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 A nice impy IPA from Columbus. Thanks Mike!
Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by Curt3 from Ohio

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another crystal clear beautiful beer from Columbus, dense white head slowly recedes with substantial lacing.

Nose is floral combined with citrus rind; grainy sweetness.

Resiny tangerine like taste with some nice rind like qualities. Malt presence is noticeable, a touch of grainy sweetness.

This is a big beer, but it drinks very smooth. The hint of big beer comes in a warming sensation in the throat. Such a pleasant carbonation; nice big bitter finish, dry and clean. A 10% beer this drinkable is dangerous.
May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can served in a tulip. No date on the can. Received from @ovaltine in NBS BIF #14 chaos. I had Columbus' Bodhi and IPA earlier.

Pours clear brassy gold with a maybe one-and-a-half finger head that collapses into a thick blanket with a lot of lacing. Smell is screaming resin. Kind of one-note, but very nice. I might get a bit of the booze, which would make sense at 10% abv.

Taste is boozy, grainy/honey sweetness, almost a tangerine citrus sweetness. Lots of grapefruit zest and pine resin.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, maybe leaning a bit in the direction of heavy. This is a very good beer.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I’ve gotta admit, I hate this beer. I mean, first off, lookit how ugly it is? All clear and stuff with a big head that frankly sticks around WAAAAAY too long - and actually accentuates the golden color - it’s so clear I can see Joy flipping me off through the glass!!! C’mon, who wants to see that? If this was a hazy, I’d be completely in a state of Bolivian.

And it smells, too - like all citrusy and piney and what the old folks call “dank” (I read lots of books about old people beer history), and all I can think is, “this ol’ beer is gonna be really bitter.”

And (of course) I’m right!!! It’s really bitter, with that resiny pine closing after that “dank” citrus flavor - and there’s even some malt, for corn’s sake. I want juicy fruit, doggone it, not some dank, bitter balanced beer.

And what’s with this dry mouthfeel??? I DON’T WANT TO DRINK THIS, BUT IT KEEPS PULLING ME BACK IN!!!!! And it’s sneaky, too - it completely hides the 10% ABV. THIS IS A BEER THAT IS UP TO SKULLDUGGERY!!!

I honestly feel like the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us if this is the kinda beer that’s considered “good beer,” so I’m willing to sacrifice myself for all of humanity and suggest that anyone that has this beer to send me this beer so I can dispose of it.

It’s the least I can do.
May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I might need more offerings of this one. It's definitely really good but...boring. Not a lot standing out to me other than any astringent tastes from the booziness are gone which is great but kinda bare minimum. I gotta have this again
Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by DavidHume from Virginia

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Arrives a slightly hazy light amber color, the head is perched with two fingers, clumps of lacing linger

Smell: Pine and citrus aromatics with hints of tropical fruit

Taste: Hints of pineapple forward along with a light caramel malt backbone; through the middle, the citrus and pine take over bringing pink grapefruit and orange zest tones; rather bitter, after the swallow, with the piney element emerging

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Bolder and boozier than Bodhi, this brings more of the classic IPA bitterness to the fray
Oct 30, 2021
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Rated by MIkeHavener

4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
This is a really nice Imperial. Not overly hoppy, but very smooth. Great mouth feel and great taste from beginning to end.
Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 06-28-21.

A - Dark medium gold color with light carbonation with an even layer of white cream resting on top.

S - Resiny pine, light floral, citrus, and blueberry.

T - Resiny pine, citrus, blueberry, orange, with a resiny pine finish and a lingering red grapefruit and orange.

M - Big viscous body that's silky and lightly sticky on the lips.

O - This is a rock solid beer and the resin slowly builds towards the end of this 12 oz can.
Aug 07, 2021
Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 451 ratings