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Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 453
Gots: 138 | FT: 14
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Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: projectflam86 on 10-07-2009

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Ratings: 1,081 | Reviews: 150
Photo of drbenderdo
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Searched high and low for this on a weekend trip to Columbus. Found it for $6 a pint at House Beer on High St. Worth the search. Great beer!

Photo of SaltofOH
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Gallo's. Shaker.

A: pours a bright gold, 1/8 inch white head. Little to no visible carb.

S: redolent with grapefruit pith, resin, nondescript tropical goodness.

T: slightly sweet arrival, turns immediately clean, then blast of fruity, tropical astringency.

M: light, lifting, crisp. Lovely.

O: the most West-coast IPA I've had from Ohio. Bottle this, and I will have it in my fridge always.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Barley's in Columbus. I had heard great reviews about this beer, but for me this beer did not meet expectations. A very good Double IPA, but there are much better ones.

Photo of jpopp76
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great imperial with respect to aroma and taste, just a step below Creeper

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a Growler. Could sit and smell this all day. Nice!

Photo of PVMT
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a growler purchased @ Rozi's 5/1/15.

Photo of Kain05
4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on draft in a pint!
Too many more good Beresford have here tonight, but if you are a hop head, you will love this. Only bad thing about it is that each sip leaves a mild dry bitterness that makes you absolutely want another taste. Dangerously smashable for 8.5% :)

Photo of WhatItDoBrew32
4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome Beer! Certainly a fan favorite within Columbus, for obvious reasons. If hops aren't your thing stay away! Only downside to this beer is, it's not sold in stores. Great Brew!!

Photo of tlema1
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best double IPAs I've ever had, lot of citrus and some pine..well balanced

Photo of tedvr
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours honey/amber color with a thin white head. Lots of grapefruit/fruit aroma. Taste of grapefruit and orange with a nice hops balance. Mild carbonation with a nice finish. Overall a really good IPA.

Photo of las19c
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome IPA hard to find

Photo of boredalready
3.65/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh growler. I heard great things but was rather disappointed. I found it meh at best.

Photo of schoolboy
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before and I've been floored before. This is a tough style to review - my favorite (and lots of peoples) but one so competitive there are loads to compare it with. Yet this one is pretty hard to top.

It pours from my growler into a pretty IPA glass with a near perfect yellow with loads of head. The head dies quickly to leave a decent head. The aroma is strong and hoppy. Floral but not too much so. Sublime.

The taste is a perfect balance. It has loads of malt balancing a not too heavy (but judicious) hops load. The aftertaste is bitter but easy to take.

This is a great double IPA.

Photo of Durisek
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

favorite beer ever. five words

Photo of tempest
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at a beer dinner where Columbus was a guest. After an excellent, but milder ESB, this blew me away. My first thought was 'damn, this tastes like Heady Topper.' But it's not a clone, this IPA is a little drier and thinner in the body — more West Coast where Heady is rich and smooth. Anyways, it's giant floral grapefruit with pine and a biting bitter that's incredibly bright and blindingly fresh. A fantastic hop bomb if you can find it.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oh, the famed Bodhi. It's funny when you finally get to these uber-hyped beers of a specific fame. The reality of the ride seems to usually be different than what it was built up in the mind.

Nice look to it; barely hazed gold. Flavor has full, sweet hops with some clear pine that isn't overly obnoxious or abrasive. Smooth is the word here. It's really amazing (and great!) that smooth IPAs and DIPAs are the new rage. So pleasant and easy to drink.

Photo of Zaximus
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 day old growler acquired via trade. Was trying to hold out til the Super Bowl but...

Light golden hue. Moderate pour produces a one finger head.

Admittedly I get very little off the nose. Some sweet fruit. Little pine. I'm a little concerned.

Taste allays my worry. Bold taste. Nice balance of tropical fruit and pine followed but big hop bitterness mid palette. The finish however has plenty of malt and just enough sweet to balance this off perfectly. This is extremely drinkable and at 8% it's almost scary.

This was worth seeking out. Well done.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried from a fresh Growler fill. Great hop aroma but taste was a little weak on the delivery compared to the smell. Still outstanding IPA with awesome finish!

Photo of STBbrewing
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious ipa! Great brewery! Would highly recommend trying this brewery.

Photo of Bisco42
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good DIPA. Like CBC IPA on steroids.

Photo of Kraj30
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pretty solid DIPA.... got a growler sent to me.. seemed extremely fresh

Photo of mtomlins
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a growler from Save-On Craft Beer in Mentor, OH. There is not much to say about this beer other than WOW!!! From start to finish this is an homage to sweet juicy, sticky tropical hops with lots of fresh ripe fruit and balancing hints of pine and grapefruit rind. Easy drinking considering the ABV and just enjoyable. I cannot wait till it is bottled or canned!

Photo of mabermud
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oh yeah! This is good stuff!

Dark yellow/orange body. Burnt orange. Sugar, pine, and resin aroma. Sweet/rich/bitter pineapple taste with a sweet, subdued, peachy, background. Way in the back. Candied, subdued fruit, flowery, in that order. Sharp finish. Dense carbonation in the mouth. Chewy. Smooth, no aftertaste, clean.

Overall...I would put this up there against many of the great DIPAs, such as Pliny the Elder (PtE), Abrasive, Hopslam, and Heady Topper. I think it is PtE's half-brother. This DIPA is great!

Compliments of Katharlis-4040

Photo of cscarly69
2.95/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Watered down IPA but ok at the local pub

Photo of Tbub18
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

32 Oz Growler courtesy of NiceBeerCans
A--Golden, yellow. Slight head dissipates quickly
S--Fantastic. Lots of floral notes, smells absolutely delicious. Smells like the hop bomb I'm looking for in a IIPA
M--Burst of refreshing light carbonation that fades with a buttery soft smoothness.
T--Hop forward rush to the palate, excellent malt transition on the back end that puts a dryness in your mouth--ready for another sip
O--Excellent IIPA. Even for a hop head like myself, I can truly appreciate a well-balanced IIPA. This is just a great beer that I'd love to try again. It was super fresh even a few days later.

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.