Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) | Bitter Root Brewing

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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus)Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bitter Root Brewing
Montana, United States
bitterrootbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woemad on 04-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of benloho
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from ABV.

A hazy orange with a large, off-white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is nice and fruity, a blend of tropical fruit and melons, with pineapple, a little peach, some mango and a little bit of honeydew. Malt character is minimal on the nose. The haze seen does add a slight chewiness to the nose, a little bit of grittiness. The palate opens with a blend of juicy fruit, grit and a mild hop bitterness It seems that the brewers were going for a juicy New England IPA, and in that sense, they've hit their goal (kinda) - this is minimally bitter, very juicy and unfortunately, has the unpleasant flavors associated with the turbidity - the harshness, the rough texture and the lack of focus in the hop flavors. This becomes especially apparent towards the finish, where there are grassy flavors. All told, the fruit flavors from the hops are enjoyable. While I do wish there were a hint of the malt character for no other reason than terroir, given the effort the brewers have undertaken, this is nonetheless a solid IPA

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, light golden amber with a foamy white head. Solid retention and lacing. Aroma is light citrus and tropical fruit with some bread malt. Columbus hops gives it the citrus flavor, lemon and orange. A bit of spice and bitterness in the aftertaste. Still quite smooth and drinkable. A decent beer overall.

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Photo of BulletsNBeers
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simple excellence, especially if you don't want a beer that is overwhelming in any way. It is light and refreshing, a citrus delight!

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Photo of Gerred
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfitterer
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lobina
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a sixer in West jelleystone after a long day in the park catching lakers and cutts. This was by far the best of the Montana beers I tried this weekend. Worth a try.

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Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grabbed a cold 6er at Markus in Whitefish. Overall, it's a super solid pale ale. The aroma is rich and resinous with Columbus's mix of pungent fresh orange peel and floral notes. The flavor has more pine and spice, making a beer that's really more on par with a fine IPA. Very drinkable and very interesting. I'm glad I bought 6.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just a perfect pale for me. Might be the best pale I have ever had and one of the best beers period I've had.....

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Photo of NorCalYeti
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, citrus hops, mixed stone and tropical fruit, nicely hoppy. Flavor leans more towards piney, resinous hops with some grapefruit citrus. Malt is present, but in the background and fairly neutral. Light apple and tropical fruit juice. Resinous, high alpha finish with long lingering citrus bitterness. Medium bodied. A well hopped pale ale, really well overlapping into IPA territory. The hops are not complex, as expected from a single varietal, but flavorful enough to support the high alpha bitterness. I would have liked a bit more malt flavor support, but perhaps my expectations are not in line with a pale ale. Generously hoppy.

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Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of LuauLarry
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of chugalug06
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

White foamy head with great retention and nice lacing. Brew is slightly less attractive due to heavy haze and murky light orange appearance.

Light, crisp, airy, and fruit forward. Lots of apple, apricot, crisp pine, lemon rind and earthy.

Awesome drinkability. Crisp, well-finishing, light carbonation, easy bitterness, nothing heavy or over done. Smooth and coy flavors. Pine is heavy, but not in a mind numbing sense. Dryness is more wet than dry. Drinks like a sessionable (4%) IPA, but it's not...

This is a kick ass brew. I wish I could get this in CO. Highly recommended for any level of IPA lover.

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Photo of Makena_Johnson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) from Bitter Root Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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