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Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA
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world-class

641 Ratings
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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 300
Gots: 55 | FT: 7
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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gradergator

Ohio

4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Semi-transparent yellow on the pour with a generous white head. Great retention, beautiful lacing. Outstanding aroma with massive amounts of citrus, grapefruit and bread. Big Hop bite with a nice punch on the first sip. Dry pine and citrus follow through the overall body. a very satisfying finish. Clean, hoppy mouthfeel. No doubt that this beer should rate right there with the best of them.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 22:06:49 | More by gradergator
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JohnG190

New York

4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks so much to NW2285 for beering this forward! Pours a beautiful cloudy golden honey color with thick, two finger white head. Good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is the finest example of DIPA that I have ever experienced - redolent of grapefruit, pine, and just a touch of dank. Very hop forward on the nose. The taste does not disappoint, it is every bit the equal of the nose, if not superior. Grass, pine, and citrus come first, followed by a mild malt backbone that does an outstanding job of balancing out the mild bitter finish. This is the finest tasting DIPA I've ever had! It's balanced and smooth, the bitterness isn't overdone as in west coast IPAs. It has a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes dry. I can say without hesitation that this is the best DIPA I've had to date, and I'm pessimistic that I'll find one better. Please bottle this Columbus Brewing, please!

Serving type: growler

10-30-2013 23:26:09 | More by JohnG190
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon from bb8189. Thanks for the brew, Brian!

First steinful pours with a towering 2" bright white head, over the cloudy golden brew. Head snocones above the rim, literally doesn't go anywhere for a long while, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is citrus, dominantly grapefruit.

Taste starts with a light sweetness, but is more defined by the grapefruit and citrus power from beginning to end. Sticky lingering bitterness at the close, with ample alcohol warmth. No overpowering bitterface though, which is awesome. Mouthfeel is totally smooth, with incredibly dangerous drinkability. And this was put in a growler three weeks ago?!? Who says growlers don't last? Cheers to GATM!

Serving type: growler

05-06-2012 20:14:03 | More by ppoitras
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Mohican88

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap, served into a pint glass

A: 2 fingers of white pillowy head, hazy light gold color, lots of lacing down the glass

S: The most tropical smelling IPA I've experienced yet. Tons of pineapple, mango, and citrus aroma. Absolutely top notch.

T: Follows the aroma, a big punch of tropical fruit flavors followed by a bit of caramel and biscuit malt, a little bit sweet. This is incredibly balanced and flavorful IPA.

M: Medium body, very smooth, delicate carbonation and nice drying finish.

O: Hands down the best IPA I've had to date. This truly is a world class beer and I can't imagine other IPAs being leaps and bounds better than this. It'll be great to see Columbus get this into bottles so we can see how it stacks up against the heavy hitters of the IPA world.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 15:50:22 | More by Mohican88
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

64oz growler poured into tulip.

A: Cloudy yellowish-orange with medium white head.

S: This stuff smells incredible! So much tropical fruit here. Pineapple predominantly, followed by banana and citrus fruit.

T: Fruit juice. Rich and juicy pineapple-grapefruit. Slightly bitter citrus aftertaste and absolutely no alcohol to speak of. Mind-blowing!

M: Medium-heavy bodied. Very smooth, creamy, and refreshing going down.

O: Definitely one of the best, if not the best DIPA I've ever had. More people ought to seek this out! Right now limited to growlers; if they ever get it into bottles, I bet this would really take off. A++

Serving type: growler

01-24-2014 00:36:38 | More by d5001986
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A truly original masterpiece in the DIPA category. This one stacks up to the best DIPA's in the country. Seek this one out. For me, it's up there with Heady Topper and the Pliny's.

Light in color, but the smell, taste and mouthfeel are exceptional. Pine, citrus, biscuit and just a great flow to this beer. I'll say it again, very original in the category. Great stuff.

Serving type: growler

04-22-2013 13:06:24 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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markrwolfe

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maybe because I live in Columbus, but this beer is top three of all time. I travel every month on business, try local beer everywhere. This is so choice, if you have the means I highly suggest picking some up. That's all I have to say but it's making me add more words to submit the review. Peace, love, and hairgrease.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 02:55:37 | More by markrwolfe
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david131

California

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to warnerry for sharing!

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange liquid with a few streams of rising carbonation. The white head is thin but creamy.

S- Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, pine, caramel, and a bit of citrus. Absolutely astounding.

T- The fruit really jumps out at first followed by the biscuity malt. Really fruity and delicious. The malt backing is definitely a but on the lighter side which works really well for this beer.

M- The carbonation is nice and the lingering bitterness is spot on.

O- An outstanding beer for the style. Seems like an extreme Zombie Dust.

Serving type: growler

07-19-2012 22:40:24 | More by david131
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have been meaning to review this tasty offering from Columbus Brewing.

Growler picked up from The Wine Spot, Cleveland Heights, about 4 hours ago ($13.99).

Somewhat hazy, golden-yellow elixir, poured into DFH chalice. No precipitate. Beautiful lacing clings to the vessel during the tasting.

You really can't mistake the aroma from this one. Hophead's dream: hoppy citrus and mango predominates and pine with subtle earthtones. Delightfully complex DIPA.

Wow, smooth hop bitterness from beginning to end. Some nice dank, resinous pine, but not cloying or overstated. No way this is 8% ABV. So smooth.

Medium body, smooth, not oily or too slick.

This one is on par with the best DIPAs and really brings the hops forward without being overwhelming. Nice job Columbus Brewing.

Serving type: growler

10-28-2012 04:40:25 | More by CaptCleveland
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brewtus

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap a few days ago but review is from my growler fill. Pours hazy orange/yellow, with a lacy white head, healthy head for a growler. The nose on this is amazing, piney, tropical citrus, lemon, bready, juicy, crisp, clean, need I say more? Tastes as its smells, great citrus fruit, not bitter like some DIPAs, so refreshing . It's got a great texture, without being "thick". The finish is so smooth for a DIPA, and doesn't leave you with a bitter finish, just enjoyable. This beer is not over rated, one of the best I've had. They've been talking about bottling this for a while, hopefully it's sooner than later!

Serving type: growler

12-30-2012 16:56:26 | More by brewtus
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Kane tulip from a growler acquired in a trade with bencooper27. Thanks again man!

A- It pours a very pale straw color with a decent sized white head that recedes somewhat quickly, leaving spotty, but distinct lacing.

S- The aroma is a straight grapefruit and tropical fruit bomb! Some other citrus comes through with fresh squeezed orange, tangerine, and loads of lemon verbena. A hint of caramel and pale malt balance it perfectly! Amazing nose!

T- The flavor matches the nose almost perfectly. Definitely more grassy/lemony flavors coming through, but this is balanced with sweet citrus and caramel malt. There is also a good bit of mango and pineapple, with a touch of passion fruit.

M- The mouthfeel has medium thickness, moderate carbonation, and goes down smooth. Another dangerously drinkable DIPA at 8%!

O- I am so happy to have had the opportunity to try this, and I will need to get this again! One of the best DIPAs I've had!!

Serving type: growler

07-10-2013 05:04:35 | More by SadMachine
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, OH.

Pours a hazy yellow, with a one inch head and sheets of lacing down the glass.

Smells include citrus zest, tangy grapefruit, sweet and juicy orange, pineapple, apricot, and peach. Just outstanding smell, jumps out of the glass with fervor.

The taste is just incredible as well. Went down way too quick, despite all the flavor jam packed into this DIPA. Strong orange pineapple and grapefruit flavors, keeping it a little bit sweet, then the resinous pine slaps you across the face, makes it presence, and holds you in. Quite bitter, even more so as the beer warms up. The bitterness mixed with the juicy hop flavor is perfect, prototypical dry pine/citrus style IPA. Pretty dank flavor here, methinks.

Medium bodied, incredibly, there is no alcohol flavors. Drinks like a pale ale, hits you with flavor like a DIPA. Dry finish, warming, crisp mouthfeel.

Amazing stuff here.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 12:50:47 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-01-2012 00:45:25 | More by Schlais
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-24-2014 02:48:19 | More by RebeccaMB
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markmo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-30-2013 17:52:28 | More by markmo
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-29-2014 12:44:12 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-11-2014 01:06:32 | More by cincysig
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-20-2014 13:30:05 | More by Shankopotamus
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2014 04:22:19 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-12-2013 13:29:08 | More by xdefeatsy
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jminch

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2012 13:25:37 | More by jminch
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-27-2013 02:13:09 | More by Adkins1203
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-17-2013 21:04:08 | More by richkrull
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-23-2014 02:34:39 | More by imbuckeye
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-10-2013 14:06:06 | More by GimmeGumballHead
Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.