Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company
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Ratings: 702 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev -12.6%
Growler pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one.
Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
10-29-2013 03:02:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
Big thanks to drabmuh for getting this out to me. Pour is golden with a good, fluffy white head. The nose carries some seriously-dank hops. Seems to be loads of Columbus. Light citrus and pine. Flavor is similarly dank, and aided by a very strong bitterness. Quite good.
12-16-2012 20:01:26 | More by Thorpe429
4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
On-tap at Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, OH
A: The beer is very hazy straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense finger high head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus intermixed with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The bitterness becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a little crisp and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer is incredibly smooth for an IPA. While it’s quite drinkable (because there are no traces of alcohol in the taste and it’s not overly bitter) it is a beer that has an interesting flavor that makes you want to sip and savor.
08-16-2012 19:33:30 | More by metter98
4.61/5 rDev +2%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy goldenrod appearance; the massive head leaves sheets of lacing behind
Smell: Grapefruit and tropical fruit dominant
Taste: Just a hint of malt and we are off to the tropics, with huge grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors; nicely bitter, but the citrus (perhaps a hint of orange, too) really dominates the flavor profile
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: This has got to be one of the best DIPAs brewed today - the ratings are high but if this showed up in bottles or cans it would have a lot more visibility
08-13-2013 01:06:20 | More by brentk56
4.16/5 rDev -8%
With the embrace of fruit and lupulin that Columbus has with beer, there's really no surprise with the demonstrative IPA that puts both front and center with a host of tropical, citrus and orchard fruit to entice and intimidate the senses all at once.
Tangerine, nectarine, passion-fruit, mango and even papaya join with more obvious fruity hop flavors of pink grapefruit, orange and pineapple for an early taste and vibrant aroma that steps straight out of Hawaiian Punch. Wrapped in a candied cocoon, its honey, caramel and simple syrup sweetness gives an emboldened ripeness to the fruit's character.
While the sweetness holds on in the middle, its fruity center turns bitter, resinous and pithy. An underlying estery quality of peach and marmalade reinforces the hops with seamless taste. Citrus pulls ahead late while introducing earthy flavors of fresh-cut grass, chopped chive and an exotic herbal character likened to cannabis.
A late dissolve of sweetness finally allows the hops take full control, dragging the tastebuds into a sticky and resinous dryness that's also elevated by spicy alcohols that numb the tongue lightly with the peppery prickle of acetone.
06-11-2014 17:49:25 | More by BEERchitect
4.93/5 rDev +9.1%
a huge thanks to mark for the growler of this one. this trade kinda fell into my lap and i really could not say no. opened last night to keep it fresh i really devoured this one!
golden amber with wonderful clarity, three inches of white foam quickly develops on the top of the beer. Settles slowly, but surely into a sticky, glass coating mess that lets you know you are dealing with a monster.
Such crisp, ripe citrus aroma, this may be hands down the best smelling double IPA I have ever run across, it really is just that good. Oranges and heaps of sugary tangerine goodness are just oozing out of this one, Simply spellbinding as it tugs you in and will not let go, not for a moment. Then you manage to make it past the cloud of citrus and into the first sip, and then its over. First off this is over nine and a half percent and drinks like its five. Amazingly hidden alcohol. The smoothness of the profile as the hops are seemlessly blended to the point you get the full brunt of the orange and pineapple flavor but your palate is not torn apart. Remarkable beer. Super dry finish leaves you thirsty, begging for more, wandering around outside looking for that growler to get another taste before its gone,
One of the best beers out there right now period.
05-28-2011 16:28:59 | More by mikesgroove
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
Appearance: Slightly hazy pale ambe body with two fingers of lingering foam.
Smell: Tangerine, orange and pine. A hint of tropical fruit. Malt is barely perceptible. Hops are vibrant and intense.
Palate: A ton of citrus - orange, grapefruit and pineapple, with a resinous kick beneath. There's a light bready malt backbone, a touch of caramel and bitter orange peel. The finish is clean but firmly bitter, body is medium-light. This is fantastic stuff.
05-20-2012 22:41:45 | More by largadeer
4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
Big thanks to Eric (TurdFurgison) for getting this to me in time to drink before heading to Toronto. Served in a Portsmouth tulip.
A - Big white foam that has great retention, splotchy lace, and eventually settles to a thick cap. Golden transparent body with lots of visible bubbles.
S - Lots of earthy aromas, with piney, floral, and dank notes, with a bit of tropical fruit and citrus in the periphery. The malt character is bready, with a small amount of toasted sugar as well.
T - Candied citrus fruits, perfume and floral notes, largely unobtrusive malt character and medium residual bitterness. A little bit understated, but quite enjoyable.
M - Lower carbonation, medium body, sticky and chewy, with no perceptible alcohol. Could stand to be a touch drier for my tastes.
D - I wasn't blown away like some of my colleagues, but this is a solid, well-crafted DIPA in the Midwest vein. It's incredibly easy to drink (crushable, if you will) and would be an excellent go-to beer if I lived in the Columbus area.
06-16-2011 14:52:20 | More by MasterSki
4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
Growler obtained through a trade. Thanks, a long time want here. At the time of this review, this is #15 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. Overall this was quite the nice double IPA, probably slightly over-rated from my perspective but really only slightly. I would definitely have this again if I could find it on draft. I love it. The aroma was the best part, smelled like Hill Farmstead Abner.
Beer is yellow with a slight haze to it, nice slightly off white head, small and medium bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.
Aroma is grapefruit, biscuit, sweet, hops.
Beer is medium in body, chewy hop resin, nice moderate bitterness from the hops on the back, decent hop flavors, could have been more forward on the palate, overall a great beer though.
12-04-2012 14:10:21 | More by drabmuh
3.75/5 rDev -17%
Huge thanks to Tony for this growler, fresh from the source.
Lacking proper glassware, I poured this into a Night Shift feku. Very attractive beer, golden color, good clarity overall with a slight haze, topped with a beautiful cap of white foamy head; excellent retention, and nice pillowy lacing. The aroma was dank and earthy, notes of body odor and marijuana, pine resin. It seems like a lot of people pick up citrus notes in this beer, but I really got nothing citrusy whatsoever, and it was certainly lacking in crispiness. The taste largely reflected the nose, very dank, wet, flavors of pine needles, pot, a little oniony, with a good dose of bready malts that I'd expect from an average DIPA. Body was about medium, clean mouthfeel, but again, not really crisp or fresh/zesty. Definitely a nice beer, and easily drinkable, but really nothing tremendous.
04-20-2014 19:16:18 | More by Rifugium
4.53/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from a growler into a goblet.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber with delicate bubbles and a two finger off white head. There is good retention and some nice lacing left on the glass.
Smell: This beer smells incredibly fresh. I'm getting some malt sweetness with a lot of citrus and pine hops. Very nice.
Taste: The taste definitely isn't a let down compared to the smell. There is a very nice malt sweetness with a mild alcohol warmth, but the hops are the star. Hops all over the place with citrus peel and pine cone bitterness. The finish is bitter, but some of the grain shows up as well.
Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick, syrupy side of medium with very delicate carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This is a great double IPA. I love the fact that you can pick up the malt even though your tongue is being assaulted by hops. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to try this treat and would love to have more in the future.
03-23-2012 01:39:12 | More by oline73
4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
From 12/29/12 notes. Huge thanks to jslot38 for sharing a growler of this one; been wanting to try it.
a - Pours a murky medium orange-yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of oranges, citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, some pine hops. Nice nose; not quite as hoppy as I was expecting but the citrus is very nice.
t - Tastes of oranges, citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruits, creamcicle, fruity malts, earthy notes. No bitterness at all in the taste, and a lot of orange again. Slight step down from the nose, but still really good.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, with absolutely no bitter bite at all. Super smooth and easy to drink, I like the mouthfeel a lot.
o - Overall I thought this was a good beer, though I was a bit disappointed given the ratings. Justin was nice enough to bring back a case of fresh Columbus IPA as well and to be honest, I liked that one a bit better. It smell and tastes good with a lot of oranges and citrus, and has a great mouthfeel, but it isn't as hoppy as I would have hoped for. I thought DC Brau's OTWOA, which we also had that night, was much better. Worth having and would like to have it again for sure, but wouldn't trade the world for it because it is in the Top 100.
01-03-2013 20:20:30 | More by mdfb79
Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.