Columbus IPA

Posted: March 7, 2017 in American IPA, Columbus Brewing Company, Reviews

A day after we came back from vacation in South Carolina, I was back at the airport to head to Ohio for a multi-day business meeting. I had very limited experience with Ohio, having only driven through it once to go to Chicago, but little did I know that this would be the start of many trips that I would be making to Ohio in the very near future.

columbusipa

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Pale orange, with grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit aromas. India Pale Ales were originally brewed to withstand long ocean voyages by increasing the quantity of hops and malt used in their Pale Ale predecessors. Our take on IPA pours pale orange with a balanced malt presence and finishes with a combination of grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit notes from Pacific Northwest grown hops.”

Random: This was one of the only craft beers available at the hotel bar.

This beer poured a half a finger of cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, amber color with moderate carbonation visible. On the nose, I picked up a lot of grass, grapefruit pith, and very light malt with honey. The nose was just filled with juicy hops. The taste was bright up front with a lot of citrus hops. Initially, I got orange rind, grapefruit pith and tangelo. After a few sips, I picked up some apricot too. It transitioned into pine sap and then light grainy malt. The body was on the lighter side of medium with pleasant carbonation. The finish was lengthy with pine sap. I loved this beer, even though I overpaid for it at the hotel bar. I would highly recommend this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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