Creeper | Columbus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
columbusbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Triple IPA"

Added by prototypic on 02-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#478
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
394
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
65
Trade:
2
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Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kaitjs7
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trebud
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gardner254
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTucker519
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JM5671
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep gold/pale amber coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of biscuity malt and tropical/citrus fruit, with the tropical notes dominating: pineapple, papaya, guava, grapefruit, tangerine. Taste is a great balance of biscuity, caramel malts and sweet, juicy tropical hops, with a hint of citrus fruit as well: pineapple, papaya, guava, grapefruit, tangerine. There's also a light, grassy dankness and a hint of bubble gum to this. Finishes quite bittersweet, with a light bubble gum note lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a rich body and medium carbonation. As with Bodhi, this is the most easy-drinking high-ABV IPA I've ever had. Even though there's a light bubble gum note and perhaps slightly exaggerated sweetness to this, the total lack of booziness is incredibly impressive for a 10% ABV Triple IPA.

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Photo of dcotom
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Slightly hazy golden color, with a thick, gleaming white head that left loads of pretty lacing as it settled to a thin ring. This sample had just shy of two months on it. Still delicious, though. Prominent malt presence on the nose and palate, with lots of sweetness that does not overpower the hops. Notes of orange and grapefruit, with a touch of pine and citrus zest. Dry finish, understated bitterness. The alcohol is very well hidden, making this tasty brew very dangerous indeed. This made for an excellent pairing with extra sharp cheddar cheese. World class all the way.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cp45
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy amber-golden color with a huge, foamy, froth white head.

Offers an intense citrus leaden fruitiness, featuring mango, passion fruit, kiwi and sweeter, cakey malts. Has a blueberry pulp touch as well, together with fresh stripped strawberries, which is something I never experienced in a beer so far.

Has a fuller, still rejuvenating mouthfeel with not a hint of alcohol showing, offering a crisp, lively carbonation instead, making this actually dangerously refreshing.

Tastes of white bread dough, a pungent lemon bitterness, a little bit of mango and wet grass, soothing the powerful lemon a bit. This finds a convincing balance in sweet, but well nuanced malts, defined by a bread dough appearance with a note of sweet but prickly kiwi. Finishes utmost flavorful by simply enhancing each and every impression on the palate, with an additional old school honey malt impression, going hand in hand with an utmost well balanced lime dryness during the aftertaste.

Drinks truly great, smooth, sweet and dry with a long lasting bitterness. Incredibly well nuanced and yet uncompromisingly intense as for the beer‘s flavors - this might be the greatest triple ipa I‘ve had so far.

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Photo of azazyl420
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Well.. I found this at giant eagle in new albany ohio on may 17th 2018 and I thought to myself.. damn this shit looks interesting.. so I bought a 4 pack for 10 bucks and headed over to my cousins house for some fun. We joked around while I drank 2 of these bad boys, had a great time and the beer is pretty damn tasty if I do say so myself. A very sharp note with the first sip and it isn't too sour of an aftertaste very nice! I got good and pasty on two, any more and you'll be out like a light switch. This is by far the best beer I've had from CBC. Keep up the good work!

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaltofOH
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle dated 4/2/18. 19 days fresh! DFH tulip.

A: pours an almost totally clear gold with a slightly coppery tint; 1 ginger of muted white head fades to a thick skim of foam and streams of tiny bubbles. Excellent lacing.

S: mango, pineapple, hop resin, crisp malt sweetness. This is not as full-on tropical and fruity as Bodhi, but is damned tropical and dripping with pure hop essence and sweetness. I am not a huge IPA person, but I sure love DIPAs; go figure!

M: lighter end of mid weight and super clean. Mildly carbonated, slightly fluffy texture.

O: a very traditional fruitier IPA profile with relatively high sweetness, off-the-charts drinkability, and 10% ABV very dangerously hidden. I could do grievous bodily harm with this beer. CBC does not make many beers, but every single one they make is a masterpiece of execution. This is no exception. If you can find this beer, buy it and drink it at least once. I like Bodhi better, but will certainly be buying this again.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwilcox767
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - slight head, cloudy orange appearance, very fine sediment
S - hops! then more hops, followed by a sweet dankness and light malty character.
T - just like the nose for sure but very intense. Pine is there the whole time in the background. I get some type of grassiness, tropical notes too.
M - actually on the light side of medium bodied. Nice carb, not sticky.
O - very very good. I like how intense all of the flavors are, but I imagine that could put some people of. Get more of it whenever it's out. This first round I got 3 packs and hope to find out that it's still really good (or better) in 6 months.

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wanderingpints
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 394 ratings