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Columbus Bodhi DIPA | Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Bodhi DIPAColumbus Bodhi DIPA
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Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by projectflam86 on 10-07-2009

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Photo of gopens44
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So much happening in this yet it's very well balanced. Start with the look. Regal white lathery head sitting on top this hazy golden beer. Nose is grapefruit, bitter and a little sweet. Taste is near perfect for a DIPA as it exhibits equal parts grapefruit, maybe mango? alcohol presence and sweet malt. Pretty full bodied with a pretty quick, dry exit. Bitterness and saccharin sweetness linger on the tongue. Very much worth all the run it gets.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5 tulip at Mekong in Sandusky, Ohio.

Fuck me, that's a delicious DIPA. The balance and intensity of flavors is insane. Very sweet, juicy hops, coupled with some biter, dank hops, a little bit of "Hey, this is a DIPA" alcohol warmth... so tasty, so balanced, so good. DIPA's have a tendency (in my experience) to be on the bitter side or the sweet side, and this is right in the middle. So fresh and bursting and damn good. The malt sweetness and juicier hops are just enough against the drying, bitter hops... finish is clean, a little dry, a little wet... I don't even know anymore. All I know is that this is one of the best DIPAs I've ahd in quite a long while.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.78/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden yellow with moderate bright white head and sticky lacing.

Floral aromas of dank, sticky green slightly skunky cannabic hops abound, and are also confused with a fruit Trix cereal element.

Flavors are really very close to the smell, but a little more piney and citrusy.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler. Pours light orange with slight haze, two finger fizzy head fades quickly, little lacing. Aroma full of big juicy hops, flowers and pine. Great balanced taste, light cracker malt with citrus coming forward, like biting into an orange with resiny notes around the edges. Thin to medium mouthfeel, soft and slippery. Excellent IPA, glad I finally got to try it.

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Photo of BierRunner
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter color than I expected with nice head and lacing. The nose is a lovey citrus with a hint of flowers. It's not a fruit bomb but plenty of fruit flavor balanced by a hoppy finish. Mouth feel is exceptional with very pleasant carbonation. This was a growler right from the brewery so exceptionally fresh. Drink local, drink fresh!

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Photo of jhavs
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh Growlerette poured into a snifter. Provided to me by @MilesM123 a gentleman and a scholar.

Look: Golden, hint of yellow brightening it up a bit, mostly clear, just a slight hoppy haze. Foamy white head quickly settles into thin cap and ring around the glass. Lacing for days clings effortlessly to the side of the glass as I sip and ponder.

Smell: Instant big wave of hoppy goodness the second I uncap the Growler. Bold and forward aroma, spicy hops, earthy, dank. A bit of sweetness comes through balancing all the earthy scents into one mouthwatering whiff.

Taste: Definitely following the nose, big earthy hops up front, pine, spice, floral, hint of citrus zest. Not juicy, big and bold earthy hop flavors. Dankness and desire would be two words I would use if I was only allowed to use two words.

Feel: A rich mouthfeel, you can tell your drinking a bold brew. Not heavy like a stout, but not at all light on the tongue. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: This has been one I have been trying to get my hands on for a while, I had really high expectations, and it met them, actually above and beyond them. Often I am underwhelmed by the highly rated IPA's I get from afar, but this brew was worth the wait. One of my local favorites is Second Fiddle, it is different than almost all of the big east coast hoppy brews with an original hop profile. This is very similar, and fits my flavor needs perfectly..

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Photo of kemoarps
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a beautiful honey amber. Head of fluffy white foam piling ontop itself. Eventually settles to a subtle haze over the top but daaaamn that lacing.

Nose is sweet and juicy and inviting. Honey sweet and floral and... I don't even know I can't even completely corner all of it, but it is professional and lush and engaging and incredible.

Flavour follows much of the same notes: sweet floral hops juicy citrus and tropical honey dipped deliciousness. A light bitterness to finish, but damn

A little thinner than I would prefer/expect but overall... man this has an impeccable reputation for a reason.
So much love to @WesMantooth for sending this one along as partof the NBS BIF #3!

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Photo of Namabiru
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Living in Dayton, OH currently, I had the pleasure of driving over to Columbus this Saturday and thought it would be a great opportunity to fill my Howler with Columbus Brewing Company's Bodhi DIPA. This was the second time I visited the brewery, having tried their standard IPA on the first visit. I didn't chance drinking the Bodhi the first time, given it's 8.5% ABV; an hour drive back to Dayton can get a bit monotonous and didn't want to doze off. So I brought my howler with me this time and I'm glad I did, even though I had to wait until arriving home before trying...it was worth it!

As soon as I open the door to home, I hung up my jacket (cold today in OH), and reached for my pint glass...

(A)ppearance takes on a clear golden color, so clear I could read this review through the glass. Not hazy in the least. And thinking it would be a bit flat, I was pleasantly surprised by the thin head that lingered after the pour leaving a slight lace.
(M)outh feel was a bit thin, just a medium body (not to be taken as a negative...thick body beers should be more for brown ales or stouts or porters.)
(S)mell developed as a strong floral, hinting at the beer's 93 IBU's before tipping the glass for the first mouthful.
(T)aste came in strong...pine tree bitterness, leaving a good burn on the throat, but quickly dissipating the more you drink. This would go well with a nice burger or other meaty item to cut through the hoppy bitterness...or a nice piece of Winan's chocolate!
(O)verall a nice DIPA, strong hoppy taste not for those who prefer lagers or even pale ales. I would love to have some to take home in a bottle to save (had to finish the howler in one sitting, not wanting to risk losing carbonation), but respect the idea that it is only sold on tap. Draft beer is the best way to enjoy a beer and I think this one would lose some of its character if taken from bottle or can. A great DIPA, enjoy!

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Photo of Petekohio
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look is golden clear with nice bright white head. Smells of tropical fruit and touch of pine. Taste leans to the hops and some sweetness that gives for a very smooth, easy drinking DIPA. Very solid DIPA that I will make part of my ongoing rotation.

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Photo of rjd722
4.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rozi's in The Cleve.

Look: A clear, dark golden color with one-finger white foam. Dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: Big grapefruit and fresh citrus. Dank, earthy, woodsy hops.

Taste: Huge, dank, resinous hops. Great, balanced bitterness and loads of earthy goodness mixed with citrus.

Feel: Medium carbonation, leaves a great bitterness coating. Super drinkable and smooth.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light orange, not much clarity going on. Aroma chock full of tropical fruit and pineapple, very lush.

Taste is low bitterness, low malt, high hops, lots of fruit and pine flavors throughout. Just an elite top tier dipa. Would repeatedly crush these if in my distribution.

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Photo of smanson56
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler thanks to @Eziel for allowing me to try this. Poured a nice golden color perhaps a little orange haze. The nose is full of all the wonderful hoppy aroma. The taste follows the nose lots of nice tropical fruits with a great piney finish. This is a great DIPA

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really well-made beer. Cheers, @PatrickCT! 32 ounces of 'growl' poured into a HopSlam snifter. Lorna Morgan wearing a sheer gold bra. Next. Snow white head that projects across the glass like a lie detector recipient who's telling the truth. Spotty lacing throughout the glass. In the nose I get a mixture of honeydew, orange peel, faint clove and tobacco leaf. A slight breeze blowing through fresh manicured lawns on a spring afternoon. The taste is where this beer really excels. It's an exceptional balance between citrus, herbaceous and bitter. The feel is clean, and it gives me just enough tongue smack on the finish to make me say 'larrrrrrrrrrrrrge.' Columbus Brewing has something special right here. Give me more, please.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler poured into a tulip.

a: Crystal clear, gold body. One finger white head stands for a bit before subsiding.

s: Huge wafts of allium and pine. Spicy, fresh chives, citrus rind, grassy compost, with modest caramel malt.

t: A sweet malt backbone holds up huge layered hop flavor. Piney, a good amount of dankness, grapefruit and spicy, green allium finish.

mf: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Slight resiny feel. Spicy, dry finish.

o: Wow. What a beer. This seems to be going in the opposite direction of the current trend with IPAs in that it is supper refined. And tastes and feels like a beer.

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Photo of Josh012012
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured out of a growler this was a light golden/amber color... was not very cloudy and had a thin white head.

At first whiff I could tell this was going to be a petty good brew.. reminded me a lot of the way TG brews smell... kind of a light malt that I anticipate to be dry.. along with a pretty strong and floral hop odor.. now I am thirsty!

Tastes very loyal to the nose. Dry, hoppy, and mildly sweet. A very mild brew for the ABV and very mild for a double IPA IMO.

overall a really good beer .. polished off the growler easily in one sitting.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bagby’s Brewing in Oceanside, CA
Full pint(s) served in a tulip glass – 05/17/2015

A: Like some mystical golden elixir. Pure, clear, and burnished. Half finger of foamy paper white suds over top. Nice retention efforts noted along with a few solid streaks and patches of sticky lace left clinging to the glass.

S: A virtual Citra assault on the olfactory. Pink grapefruit with a pungent pine and herb note and spikes of gooseberry jam. Smells super fresh and brightly hopped with loads of sugary citrus fruit to this one. Some sweet caramel malts underneath but this is most all about the hops. Real solid with the aromatics.

T: Big zesty blast of Citra flavor conveying an aggressive hop bitter approach. This really has some truly awesome Citra zing to it and quite possibly a little catty Simcoe thrown in. I get a heavy emphasis on the Citrus zest, mainly grapefruit, with some fresh gooseberry and sticky evergreens. Super resinous with some constricting linger and a touch of alcohol warmth in the finish. Something mildly herbal and spiced as a little caramel malt surfaces to an otherwise unobtrusive malt bill. Outstanding brew, well balanced for such a hop monster and it’s just super crush.

M: Moderate to light moderate body with an upper amount of perceived bitterness. Draws into a dryer finish with a light alcohol warmth and great resinous coating on the palate.

D: A truly great DIPA. What a magical find here in SoCal. I think I liked this a tad better than Kern River’s Citra which is speaking volumes. Has a touch lighter mouthfeel however they are very similar to one another.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler - clear golden hue, fresh hop aroma, excellent carbonation and solid mouthfeel...overall a very drinkable DIPA...would search out again.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

By far, hands down, the best Double IPA that Columbus Ohio has to offer. The best characteristic is that the sweet malt backbone is not lost under the intense barrage of American hops. It's a balance unmatched in this region.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another hard to find one for me but luckily found it at great american beer fest. columbus brewing is all but impossible to find here in wyoming. great beer!

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Photo of Roguer
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Darker brew than I expected: we often call bright yellow colors "gold," but this is more the color of actual gold. Topped by a good size snow white head with very good retention. Tons of carbonation flying up the center and edges of the glass. Basically transparent brew.

Super fresh, citrusy, juicy aroma. I immediately think grapefruit pulp, but that is followed quickly by pineapple and mango flavors. Definitely a touch of dank grassiness. Grainy pale malts upon very close inspection.

Flavor follows, with one key qualifier: more. More dankness and more malt than in the aroma. Not quite as juicy, however. There's a bit of juicy grapefruit on the end, and just a touch of grapefruit peel.

Really tough to judge the bitterness. I initially felt that the bitterness was quite low, but the more I drink, the more it really becomes strong and clear, finishing surprisingly bitter and dry.

Very drinkable; it takes at least half the beer to really start to notice any alcohol on the palate.

This is an excellent brew that really applies new school dry hopping levels and hop varietals with an old school level of bitterness and dryness. In that way, it's very similar to many of Stone's better (D)IPAs. Profile wise, it's similar to Sip of Sunshine, albeit cleaner, dryer, and more bitter. I can't say this is my favorite (D)IPA, based on my personal hop varietal preference, but I can definitely see why so many people love it. It is a beer with few faults.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 64oz growler into a pint glass. Thank you very much Matt for this generous extra. Shared with Emily.

Pours a clear golden body with a gushing foamy white head that reduces slowly after 15 min or so to leave heavy lacing and retention.

Aromas are out of this world . Fresh grapefruit and citrus, bursting tropical fruit and pine in the background.

The tongue matches the nose.. Crisp citrus and grapefruit, pineapple, followed by zesty peppery resin and pine, slight bitter aftertaste but not much. Easy drinker. Crisp and smooth. ABV is very well hidden. Medium carbonation.

I loved this beer. One of the better filtered IPAs I've ever had. Recommendable.

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Photo of MeisterSmudge
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler

A - yellow/orange body with a nice fluffy head - good retention and nice lacing

S - Tropical bomb with hints of pine and a slight sweetness

T - Similar to the nose, lots of tropical fruit, a little bit of pine, finishes beautifully

MF - Nice and dry, good carbonation, immediately want another sip

O - I don't give out perfect scores often, and I'm not particularly crazy about IPAs, but this beer is incredible. Easily the best IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden lemon color with a light haze. Great aroma of citrusy hops. Huge hop flavor. Notes of citrus. A great hop flavor all the way through. A great DIPA

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Half gallon growler from Weiland's. Great piney/resin aroma up front which pairs amazingly on the senses with the initial hop bite. Not overly malty with a smooth balanced finish. Easy one of my favorite IPA's....

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Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

64oz Growler shipped to Nebraska!

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Tropical, dank pine and citrus.

Taste - Tropical, citrus and pine. Super delicious.

Feel - Perfect carbonation. High attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - One of the very best IPA's I've ever had. Highly recommended!

Grade (A+)

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.