Preaching in Hell IIPA: WHOA. This is amazing stuff. Aroma is great. Did you dry hop this? I'm not familiar with Columbus all that much, but the aroma is a nice, fresh citrus, with a hint of pineapple as well. Crystal clear. Light copper.
It tastes amazing. If I didn't know better, I'd definitely say it was a very nice example of a commercial IPA. You can really see how your experience and knowledge come through. I don't want to sound like I'm a butt-kisser, but HOLY FRIGHT this is a great beer.
I found only one fault--and minor. A tad low on carbonation. But you warned me about that.
Curious why you wrote on the note "not as I hoped". What were you going for?
After tasting this beer, I realize how far I have to go to be able to brew like this. Wow.
Very nice job.