zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 Appears a hazy orange-to-golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is full of floral and earthy notes. The taste is very balanced, not overly bitter. There are also good floral notes here. The malts are very bready, almost like a biscut. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation. Definitely a very drinkable IPA. Overall, a great brew. Glad I can find it pretty easily around here.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - A murky golden orange color without a lot of bubbles, but a beautiful two finger foamy white head. Definitely unfiltered. This one leaves a lacing like no other beer Iíve seen.
S - Strong notes of citrus hops dominate this one, very fruity with a faint faint touch of pine. A sweet maltiness is also apparent.
T - Wow, this tastes like grapefruit, only 20 times better. Fruity, citrusy, sweet, and slightly bitter. The sweet malts come through on the back end of this one. Not much alcohol apparent. A finely balanced beer and one of the most delicious Iíve tasted.
M - It feels a little more carbonated than I suspected, but as smooth as Iíve ever tasted. Goes down easy and not as big as some IPAs. This is very nice.
D - I feel sorry for the IPA lovers that havenít had a chance to try this one. This is a beer you can ride on all night and never get tired of it. An easy drink and extremely refreshing at that.
bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Always grab some sixers of this when in OH visiting the in-laws. Noticed I never gave this a proper review. 12oz bottle into a goblet. The pour yields a dark honey-amber with a thick frothy bone-white head. Great retention, with spotty lace left behind. Pine, citrus, floral overtones. Nothing new here, but the aroma is so potent and fresh. Love it.
Medium carbonation gives this beer enough heft to hold up the flavors, but without any lasting astringency. The reason I love this beer so much is the perfect balance between the bitter hops and sweet malty backbone. I would say this even leans slightly to the sweet side, which isnít a detriment to it at all. Grapefruit, musk melon, orange give this a nice fruity quality. The hops add just a touch of oily feel as well, and they donít linger too long on the aftertaste. Just enough "burn" to satisfy the hop-head in me, but fleeting enough to keep me gulping this one. This is one of the most drinkable and approachable IPAs I have had, and it will be one I continually buy when in the area. Canít wait until Christmas when I can get some more!
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Smells wonderful with tons of sweet grapefruit in the nose. The sweetness is reminiscent of cotton candy.
Appearance:Pale orange in color. Tons of white fluffy head. Great retention.
Taste:Lots of hops hit in the foretaste, but not overpowering. The hops are citrusy with apricot/peach flavors that appear more in the midtaste. The nutty malt flavor lingers with the hop bitterness on in the aftertaste.
Palate:This beer has a light body, with some hop astringency.
Overall:I really liked this one. It doesnít stand out as much as some IPAs out there, but itís a very enjoyable drink.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Started the night off with this bad boy at Bonís bar. nice gold pout with a really nice that has great retention and lacing...The aroma is very hoppy but in a great way, light pine resin finish...The taste is awesome no malt, just a hop presence throughout with a really nice bite. Super easy to drink.
A must drink in Columbus.
jcartamdg (1444) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale gold with a paperthin head. Dank aroma. Taste follows, bitter yet refreshing
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superspak (1926) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in Aug 2012. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral, caramel, bread, grass, earth, and herbal spiciness. Damn nice aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, pine, floral, caramel, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent hop flavor complexity with a great malt flavor balance as well. No cloying flavors after the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; very smooth to drink. Outstanding and highly enjoyable.
crossovert (5687) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome ipa right here. Rich citrus. Mediun to low bitterness. Smooth th ough and through.
greebr2003 (3) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this beer. Has a strong hop flavor with a bit of malt and a great mouth feel. If you like ipaís and you see this on tap, drink it.