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Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA
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822 Ratings
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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 347
Gots: 91 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: projectflam86 on 10-07-2009)
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Reviews by OneBeertoRTA:
Photo of OneBeertoRTA
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My awesome trading partner Colby sent me a growler randomly.

Pour is light orange with 2 fingers of head.

Smell is pure awesome grapefruit, pine, deep fruit.

Taste is just f!king fantastic. I'm really blown away here. Did not expect this amount of awesome when I cracked the growler. You have just a potpourri of tropical and citrus fruit with BAM amounts of hops. Minimal malt and extreme freshness. Something special here folks. I would drink this every day and twice on Tuesdays. A must have.

Overall this is something special. Keeps up with the best of them. I'm motoring through this growler like it's a glass of H20 after a 2 day survival mission in the Mohave desert. It's like Natalie Portman bred with Giselle.

Must try. May just be the best IIPA I've ever had.

OneBeertoRTA, Oct 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.04/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler filled last weekend, but unopened since then, poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a light, pale golden. Two-finger head of tight, dense eggshell-white foam is topped with a small crown of really loose sudsy bubbles, all of which dissolves into a sheen across the surface and trails of broken lace around the sides. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a bright, almost neon sunshine yellow with just a trace of lime green in it, and clear. Nice legs on the glass from the malt sugars.

S - Citrus and resin hops backed by grainy, lightly toasted malts. Nose is somewhat subdued, but in an approachable way. Pleasant.

T - Toasted malts with bits of light caramel and a touch of butterscotch are nicely balanced by citrus and pine hops that match up like two sides of a coin; they compliment each other well and are tied together with just enough room for each to be noticed on its own. The citrus hops are especially good, tasting like a bowl of oranges and red grapefruit mixed together with a splash of lemon juice. The bitterness of the pine takes over in the finish and pushes out hints of lemon drops. Not a trace of the ABV, this drinks like a regular IPA.

M - Rather fizzy, almost foamy; carbonation should be tighter. Reasonable body with good, integrated construction. Solid structure. Finish is pretty dry, with almost a pucker at the end.

O - Compared to other Double / Imperial IPAs, this one is on the tame side, but that's what makes it so drinkable. Nicely balanced. While it still features the hops, there's a good foundation from the malts that makes this a solid, tasty beer that you keep reaching for across an evening.

BuckeyeSlim, Aug 03, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -5.1%

tectactoe, Monday at 08:38 PM
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

OhioBobcat, Aug 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Schlais, Aug 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Anstuart5, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

RebeccaMB, Apr 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

markmo, Nov 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Sam_Gladieux, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A -pours a hazy orange with one finger of white head. Decent retention with great lacing.

S - Big citrus hop nose with some pine as well. Grapefruit and some tangerine. Slight biscuit malt presence. Very good.

T - This tastes fantastic. The hop presence is big, but not harsh or abrasive. Very little malt, but just enough to give a little body. Similar to smell there is mostly a citrus hop presence, but I get some pine and grass as well. A bit resinous. Fantastic.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice bitterness throughout. Lingering bitterness, but very pleasant, not overwhelming or insanely dry.

O - This is one of the best DIPAs I've had. Definitely a hop showcase, but also somehow restrained in a really excellent way. Wish this was available near me.

warnerry, Jul 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

cincysig, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Snikwad1020, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

codysjb, Aug 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

kramerboy, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Shankopotamus, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

pilotjoe2, Oct 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

xdefeatsy, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, claaark13!

Very slightly hazed light golden and yellow in color. Moderately-sized white head. Nice amounts of visible carbonation rushing up through the glass. Lined lacing down the glass. Very pretty, very appropriately sticky IPA. So far, so good.

Lots of sharp grapefruit and orange aromas erupting from the glass. This reminds me of Pliny or a good batch of Sculpin in a lot of ways. Citrus, mild dank, and just a hint of pine and resin. Very nice.

The flavor follows the aroma: lots of grapefruit zest and juicy flesh, just a hint of caramel sweetness, moderate bitterness, but disappearing, crisp, marvelously drinkable flavors. This reminds me of early batches of Sculpin in many ways, which is the highest of compliments.

Lighter-medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

Fantastic. Easily my favorite Midwest (D)IPA. Finally, the Midwest brings a contender!

ehammond1, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

GOBLIN, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jminch, Nov 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour(s) courtesy of largadeer at the Solar Eclipse party. Cool mild orange pour, some noticeable haze that is far from a detraction in this beer. Amazing aroma, heavy on the tropical fruit, the lushness of the aroma is so enjoyable, this ain't one of those shitty dipas that just slams you with copper penny bitterness, this is like a lush rain forest of pine tree, citrus and tropical fruit hop medley.

Same aroma mimicked in the taste, damn this is good stuff, low bitterness, high hop mouthfeel, the body is relatively light, doesn't get resiny or sticky. Really lots of citra, amarillo and columbus seem to be in play here. They produce plenty of tangerine, pine and mango flavors. The beer doesn't even approach being challenging to drink, the alcohol is nowhere to be found.

Columbus is just a fantastic brewery for making hoppy stuff. Best brewery for multiple hoppy beers outside of California? I wouldn't argue with the contention. Nor would I argue with the contention that its better than 95% of the breweries in California's stuff either.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 16, 2012
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Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.