Columbus Creeper | Columbus Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
336
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
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69
Gots:
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Photo of DeFaz
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consider this Bodhi's brother, this DIPA is a bit stronger and with more fruit flavor rather than pine. The smell and taste feature orange, mango, and grapefruit. Not overly sweet and with alcohol that is fairly well concealed, this does "creep" up on you. A bit more carbonation may have been better, but overall this is up there with the best DIPAs. Super flavorful.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, golden yellow color with a white foamy/frothy head combo that left a very nice ring and lacing in the fat tulip glass.

Tons of hops on the nose. Mostly citrus.

Taste is almost all hops. More pine than I would have guessed, and way less malt as well based on appearance. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and lemon rinds to me. Very bitter during and after. Noticeable alcohol and a little bit of a peppery note. Almost like a farmhouse. A nice dankness though.

Medium bodied. Average carbonation.

This really just came across a little harsh to me. Still an excellent beer, just not nearly as balanced and smooth as Bodhi (or Hop Ju Ju for that matter). This is a seriously hoppy brew.

Edit: Drinking it from the bottle for the first time from the initial release party. Bottled 9/23, consumed 9/24. It seems like an almost entirely different beer than what I had on tap before. The first thing that I noticed was it is distinctly less bitter and it has a shitload of pineapple. In fact, they had a pineapple varient which was surprising given the amount of pineapple in this. Very raw and authentic flavor though. I would bet money that fresh pineapple was added. I also feel like it has a heavier/more creamy body and the alcohol is better hidden. Otherwise it is still a hazy gold color with a sticky off white head. Not sure if it is me, or they made some changes to the recipe, but I know they have with the IPA.

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Photo of matt23j
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Like bodhi on steroids smells great drinks great and I'm a stout guy so an ipa has to be very solid for me to speak highly of it and this one is a very well done ipa

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Photo of baggedlunch
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stymied
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greshdoghophead
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler fill from Bottle and Barrel. Tulip glass. Less dank this year IMO.

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Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerBuckeye
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wolfpac78
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GABF gold medal winning Imperial DIPA -- or is it triple. Smooth. Beautiful look. Not as hoppy as Bodhi. Delicious.

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Photo of Bisco42
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious DIPA bursting with flavors and notes of citrus rind, mango, and grapefruit. The balance was incredible, nothing was overpowering and yet the alcohol was quite pleasant. Not piney at all, but just fruity in the best way. Reminded me of Hop JuJu with a better after taste.

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Photo of bborche
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best triple ipa ever. One notch ahead of bodhi. This is pretty damn good. Great hop profile

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Photo of FogDishHead
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

FH hop juju + CBC bodhi = creeper

Absolutely, spectacularly delicious. Hop profile is perfect.

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Photo of AFchino
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of ClePaul
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Radiohannibal
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gregcordle
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mbmiche
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of queerforbeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mhpritch
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of cannabispinoy
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Columbus Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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