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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Columbus Brewing India Pale Ale

94 BA score on Beer Advocate. 97 overall and 97 style scores on RateBeer.

Picked up a 6 pack recently from Savor Pint. Haven't bought a 6 pack since February.

Recently went to Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.

The Wright family are buried there.

Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright are among the most visited graves there.

Kate Haskell, their sister, is buried between them.

Susan Wright and Milton Wright, the parents, are buried towards the main marker.

Johnny Morehouse is arguably the most visited grave.

Elizabeth Richter. She was a well known madame who ran the Bon Ton Hotel.

Matilda Stanley. Queen of the Gypsies.

Levi Stanley. King of the Gypsies.

Charles Bickham. Medal of Honor recipient.

Paul Laurence Dunbar. Poet and friend to the Wright Brothers.

Marian Bergeron Ruhlman. Miss America 1933.

Columbus Brewing Company is one of those companies that don't get the credit I think they deserve. They do make a really good Pale Ale, an amazing IPA and Bodhi as well. Do wish they would bottle Bodhi. But wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which one gives fuller faster.

It puts PBR to shame.

The typical PBR drinker has very unique tastes in bands.

This is an actual PBR drinker dancing to Turds Of Misery.

PBR drinkers do like to hang out at certain spots.

Do have to pull out a certain glass to pour Columbus Brewing IPA into.

Did manage to pickup a Bleeding Buckeye glass from Elevator Brewing Company earlier in the week. Do believe the bartender at Savor Pint was trying to bribe me to get a couple more beers.

My big gripe against Columbus Brewing is their packaging. Not exactly the flashiest colors. Doesn't have real snappy name either. Would think to attract more possible fans of their beers, brighter colors can be used. With all the history in Columbus, maybe the name could be a history reference. Great Lakes Brewing out of Cleveland have a lot of history references in the names of the beers. Burning River, Wright Pils, Commodore Perry IPA, etc... Heck, Columbus Brewing can do a pun on a bock beer with Eddie Rickenbacker. His original spelling of the last name was Rickbacher.

Of course I had to pour the beer into the Columbus Brewing glass. Really great had. Alright lacing. Lacing I thought could be better on this one.

Somewhat hazy. Very nice citrusy and hoppy aroma to it. A lot of other IPA beers should use this one as a template on how to do a nice smelling IPA. Doesn't really have malt in the aroma. Taste is pretty solid. Plenty of citrus and hop bitterness. Touch of malt is detectable. But for me, the malt isn't one of those drawbacks. Some IPA beers do have a little too much malt to them. Columbus Brewing IPA has the right amount of malt to it. Do really like the pine notes to the beer. Pine does add a nice touch. Everybody should be drinking this beer. Raised the rating from 4.25 to 4.5 on Untappd. 4.5 is a rather conservative rating. Would say that Columbus Brewing is pretty much the perfect IPA.

Recent book purchase:
Lucky Eddie by Edward Focke Breen. Recently bought the book at a Half Price Books on High Street, across from Graceland Shopping Center. $5.99 for the book. Edward Breen is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.