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Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA
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99
world-class

625 Ratings
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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 295
Gots: 53 | 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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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.1%

05-26-2013 04:59:43 | More by acurtis
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xare

Ohio

4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could give Bodhi a 6 for mouthfeel, especially for a DIPA style, I would. It's that amazing as far as mouthfeel goes.

Currently only on tap (growler, draft, etc.). Hasn't ever been bottled for wide release by the brewery. And arguably the best beer the Columbus Brewing Company has ever produced (and also, one of the best Ohio-produced beers).

Bodhi isn't your typical DIPA. Of course, it's supposed to be hoppy. What it *isn't* supposed to be is to look like a hefeweizen. Nor is it *supposed* to have a mouthfeel that is superior to Bud Light somehow. And it's still hopped out of the roof! This beer is world-class and in a class of its own.

Appearance: Very very cloudy and hazy orange. Fantastic head. Carbonation isn't top-notch, but with the flavors packed in this beer, you could drink it flat, and it'd still excel. This simply isn't what a DIPA is "supposed" to look like.

Smell: Balanced hops and touches of banana.

Taste: Finely balanced hops, a touch of banana and ester. Quite balanced all around. It has the hops you want and crave, and yet also brings other flavors to the table. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: As previously noted, would give a 6 to this alone. A DIPA simply isn't supposed to be this smooth. Just isn't supposed to be.

My highest recommendation for those of you looking for a DIPA/IIPA.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2013 00:22:51 | More by xare
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NW2285

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2013 00:20:18 | More by NW2285
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bradleypatter

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 18:54:31 | More by bradleypatter
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usofar

California

4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to claaark13!

Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head with decent retention and a fine sticky lacing. The citrus shines through with an orange/tangerine dominance among several citrus flavors. It's like Sculpin used to be, but better. It's not punch you in the face grapefruit citrus (although it's there) it's a little more mellow and well balanced. Medium mouth feel perfect for the style, easily the best Double IPA I can recall not from CA or VT. If this was available locally this would work into my IPA rotation and would likely dominate it during warm weather.

Thanks again!

Serving type: growler

05-25-2013 05:22:19 | More by usofar
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jaxray8

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-24-2013 03:58:14 | More by jaxray8
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msinger1002

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-21-2013 22:58:50 | More by msinger1002
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tipfortap

New York

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 words to describe it: Hazy, Citrus Peel, Resin, Floral, Creamsicle

Paired it with: n/a

Should have paired it with: Pulled pork tacos, Eggs Benedict

Drink it if you like: Characteristics of a wheat beer with a major hop and booze punch; Tequila Sunrises, Tripels

A few other thoughts: This guy was excellent because it packed a major hop punch, but was lighter bodied than a lot of the IPAs and DIPAs I have been drinking. It also had a little more sweetness and creaminess than is usual for the style, and masked its relatively high ABV (8%) well.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 17:13:42 | More by tipfortap
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jdobe13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-20-2013 13:42:24 | More by jdobe13
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-18-2013 23:01:55 | More by CosmoHopHead
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carlosega

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-17-2013 16:59:31 | More by carlosega
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bb8189

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-13-2013 23:37:02 | More by bb8189
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jkoch7

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-13-2013 22:50:11 | More by jkoch7
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weaksauce

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-11-2013 18:40:50 | More by weaksauce
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2013 22:12:19 | More by mikeburd1128
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-10-2013 02:10:27 | More by zrab11
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

05-09-2013 00:22:03 | More by Rogorama
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J10Jordan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-08-2013 21:25:57 | More by J10Jordan
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-08-2013 18:26:12 | More by MrBuckHigh
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ehammond1


4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
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!

Serving type: growler

05-07-2013 03:45:40 | More by ehammond1
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2013 23:43:02 | More by jacewg
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-03-2013 17:54:25 | More by KevinmusPrime
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -44.4%

04-30-2013 02:19:53 | More by fullmoonbeer
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OB1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-28-2013 20:13:51 | More by OB1
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-28-2013 17:58:29 | More by MDDMD
Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.