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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our IPA pours a slightly hazy, pale orange with a balanced malt flavor and finishes with a wonderful flavor and aroma only American hops can provide. This beer is served unfiltered to retain all the bouquet from the hops.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of tropical fruit, caramel malt, hops and pine. Dry and bitter with some resinous pine in finish. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11384) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Forgetfu (thanks Bill) poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grassiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, light grassiness and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark murky color with a golden hue. Aroma has hints of citrus, grapefruit, hops and pine. Flavor is earthy with a sweet finish. Not too malty but has a nice distinct sweetness I canít seem to place.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13680) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
A: The pour is a clear orange/amber color with a big white head and some sticky lacing. S: The nose is rather nice. Lots of citrus notes featuring orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. A light grass note and plenty of pine and floral hop aromas. Just a little bit of bready malts. T: Tastes just as citrusy as it smells. Nice fresh orange and grapefruit flavors with a little bit of tropical fruit, too. The requisite pine bitterness is there with only a touch of grass and bread. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Just my second beer from these guys, but both have been quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Had on tap while in Columbus for a business trip...outstanding IPA with an impressive bouquet of hops. Citrus, pine, resin all the the nose and palate. nice bitter kick up front and and the finish. Body isnít huge, but there, and supports the hops well. Really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1573) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Iíve had Columbus IPA many times before with it being a local favorite of mine, but surprisingly Iíve never reviewed it until now! 12 ounce bottle. Served in a Columbus Brewing Company pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that stays around for a while. Thereís a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops (tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, mango), along with some piney hops and a bit of sweet malt. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, itís full of citrusy and pine hops, and thereís some light malt in there too. Thereís also a very long lasting bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. This is one of my favorite IPAís, and Iím glad this is made here in town and is readily available in the area. Definitely recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a large, frothy and open, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, apricot, peach. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, tripical fruit, woody hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110812]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with Tripphop (BA) - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine hops. Flavor is pine and herbal hops. At this point, the beers is fairly one dimensional. Which isnít a bad thing. Medium body. A nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8350) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottle from a trade. Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has some notes of light citrus and pine with some grapefruit and a hint of resin and sweet grains. Flavor begins with light fruit and citrus but becomes resinous with pine in the finish. Bottle shared by Dan, thanks! Poured a hazy gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had notes of strong pine, some dankness with a bit of a backing sweet grain note. Flavor started similarly to the nose with a strong dank pine note with some resin but the flavor kind of dies off in to a weaker finish that left a bit to be desired.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelhead3686 (256) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Note: I got this beer on tap during Brew Week in Athens, Ohio.

This guy pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. With the orange color comes a citrus and hop aroma. It is medium bitter on taste and finish. Has a flat heavy feel on the palate. One of the more enjoyable IPAs Iíve had.


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