Columbus Creeper | Columbus Brewing Company

Columbus CreeperColumbus Creeper
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 338 ratings
Columbus CreeperColumbus Creeper
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#405
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
338
Liked:
327
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
7.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
57
Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

where the bodhi was super subtle in showing its alcohol strength, this big boy is anything but. its in your face in bitterness and booze, and while it all seems real well put together, its just an enormous beer. aromas of sliced overripe mangoes and dried grassy hops, its quite the explosion. the flavor has a lot less tropical fruit to it, and a lot more vegetal hops. malt seems pretty basic, two row and a touch of maybe 60 crystal for color. there is a ton of bitterness here but its isnt unpleasant, and as it ramps up, some of that mango thing comes back, balancing it out and giving it just a boost of sweetness. full body, honey texture on the palate, sharply bitter in the finish, active carbonation, and one heck of a buzz coming on. i see why they call it creeper...

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4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Special thanks to N-Gogol for sharing a bottle with me. The poured out as a nice clear looking golden color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is pretty well balanced with malt and hops. The taste is like a bomb of hops exploding in your mouth. It's really well done to cover you a big grain bill for a 10% beer. The feel is medium bodied. Overall I thought the beer was pretty sick, definitely worth trying.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hazy dark, burnt ruby amber. Very intresting hue as the reddish tint was very noticeable even though the haze made it almost opaque. A one inch head formed on the top upon pour, that faded almost immediatly. What was left was a thin film of decent quality lace that circle around the glass. Smell was very sweet, caramel sugars hitting almost immediatly. The deeper smell after some warming indicated a nice bready, earthy malt back with a hint of alcohol, which at 10%abv and being a barleywine should be expected. The taste for me was just too light. I expect barleywines to make me sit down and to be a definite sipper, but this just did not have the fullness I would have expected. The finish on it was very dry, and did last a good bit though. The taste itself was very hoppy, with piney flavors the most noticeable, a slight malt back was trying to form with flavors of grain and bread, but was just too thin to really be noticed.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Columbus Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 338 ratings
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