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
Ranking:
#373
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
384
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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69
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Ratings: 384 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of KevBot89
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshhersh
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulyRich
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Description: Pale gold color, slightly hazy with a white head. This a has big aroma full of grass, earthy, citrus, pine and resin. The taste profile is similarly complex with bitterness, fruit and a hoppy finish. This is very nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. For a 10% ABV beer, the alcohol is well hidden in the taste although you can certainly feel it. Feel is very smooth with low carbonation, making for an easy drinking beer.

Suggested food pairing: Grilled sea bass

If you like this beer then you should also try: Bodhi (Is that too obvious?)

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) Although the name invokes images of a shady dude hanging out in a van near the middle school soccer fields, Creeper is a complex, highly drinkable DIPA. The obvious and easy comparison is to Bodhi, which I think is a bit better. Creeper seemed a little less hop forward on the finish and had a lingering, sweeter aftertaste while Bodhi was a little cleaner; it'd be nice to try them both side to side. Overall though, a great beer that you should seek out. CBC seems a bit more reserved and low-key than some of the other craft brewers in town, and in a good way. Instead of gimmickery, they just turn out top notch beers.

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Photo of Buckeyes2010
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooHop4U
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onespartan
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very solid IPA. Bodhi gets more of the attention from Columbus but this one is really tasty. Good dry hop aroma and finish. Not too much malt character to the beer

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewbeardman
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of delaced21
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Brewski
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nonpo
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served golden with 1/4 head in a chalice style glass... Aromatics tough to pick out... But grapefruit and citrus?

Carbonation was good.... Mouthfeel was solid... Bitterness was nice... Didn't overstay it's welcome... Picked up grapefruit and citrus on flavor (similar to hop juju but not as pronounce? Had them side by side)

Nice beer overall.... def recommend

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Photo of PJHOY
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpopp76
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best Imperial so far for us

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Creeper from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 384 ratings