Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Columbus Creeper | Columbus Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Columbus CreeperColumbus Creeper
BA SCORE
4.4/5
Outstanding
350 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:
#388
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
350
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
59
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 350 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of MajorBuckeye
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ipaguy516
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured vigorously from 32oz growler into brand new spiegelau ipa glass
A- vigorous pour with only about 1/2 finger of head, about normal carb for this abv. No lacing but a subtle ring around the glass follows with each sip. Golden yellow with no haze.
S- big grapefruit and overripe pineapple with some mango notes coming through as well. Hint of malt towards the end. Not really detecting the 10% abv.
T- tropical fruit up front with grapefruit and the overripe pineapple coming back from the nose. Then a nice hop bite without being overly bitter. Very slight malt notes on the finish with a lingering hop bite and the alcohol showing itself finally but only briefly.
M- medium bodied, smooth initially and then you feel the hop resins coat your mouth and linger for quite some time after the swallow.
O- very well done TIPA, usually a style I'm not a fan of because of malt sweetness and not enough hoppiness. This nailed it on the head for me, perfect hoppiness, little to no sweetness and the alcohol is hidden almost too well.

 1,034 characters

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dtm426
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nut
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jho3325
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcisco44
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeFaz
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

 369 characters

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

 1,438 characters

Photo of matt23j
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
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

 165 characters

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

Photo of CTJman
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stymied
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greshdoghophead
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

76 characters

Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Columbus Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 350 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.