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Columbus Nightstick IPA | Columbus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Spider889 on 01-07-2011

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at World of Beers in Columbus on 2/20/13. Pours like a porter, very dark with minimal lacing. Not much aroma, but mouthfeel is of pine trees. Not oily like a typical IPA. Very stout like. Pine esters really overpower this beer, but the taste doesn't linger.

Unique dark IPA, buy the pine taste overpowers. Didn't finish as I couldn't overcome the Christmas tree-like taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass on 1/15/11

Dark brown color with a sandy-brown cap of foam on top. The nearly three finger head dissipates slowly over several minutes to a bubbly skim, leaving some good, clumpy lace.

The aroma is full of dark malts. Tangy roasted grains & cocoa. It doesn't smell as hoppy as I hoped; there are earthy, piney aromas but is lacking much of the wonderful citrus bouquet of many CBC beers.

Moderate bitterness by way of piney hops that lasts throughout. Some citric hints buried within. Pretty nice hop profile overall but not as vibrant as it could be. Roasted malts don't seem overdone at all; they seem rather well integrated, especially as it warms.

Medium body with a very slight graininess. Reasonably low carbonation makes for a smooth drinking beer. Roasted & hoppy residuals.

Good drinkability. I know this isn't the same beer & maybe my tastes have changed, but I don't like this as much as last year's Black IPA. Regardless, I like it fine. Worth a shot.

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3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler filled at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor, Ohio

32oz growler poured into a tulip. Pours black with a khaki head that slowly fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are nice and edge everything else in the category department, in my opinion. Nice mix of citrus and tropical notes. Subtle chocolate notes, but the hops shine. The flavors seem more subdued considering the vibrant nose. Pretty earthy. Dark chocolate is in the mix. Some grapefruit. A little bit of pine. Solid bitterness that isn't overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Easy drinking.

This is a solid Black IPA, but not quite what I was expecting considering Columbus is world class with hops. Not bad at all though, I dig the aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A: Black color with a two-finger head
S: Roasted malts, hops and coffee. Smells nice but lacks complexity
T: Matches the nose, adding citrus notes from the hops
M: Medium-bodied, a pleasant bitter/malt balance
O: Again, a good beer but nothing to make it stand out

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Columbus Nightstick IPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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