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Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA
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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 358
Gots: 96 | 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:
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(Beer added by: projectflam86 on 10-07-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gregvg, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

BeerShoup, Jun 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

dbc5, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

apasternak, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a cloudy orange amber with a whispy white head tha laces. The nose is a mellow sweet citrus with a touch of tangerine. Potent hops and malt sweetness dominate the hop profile and drink with a perfectly refined, floral/citrus hop profile that leaves a lingering green tea bitterness. Medium bodied, sweet, generously hopped and carbonated, and has a lingering grainy citrus. This is a highly drinkable dipa, which reminds me of rpm. Definitely hit the the brewery when your in town.

ThePorterSorter, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light orange color with a thin layer of white frothy goodness.

S - The nose jumps out of the glass with a ridiculous amount of resiny tropical fruit, mainly mangoes, sweet red grapefruit, and oranges along with some pine resin.

T - Intense and dank tropical fruit rind, pepper spice, sweet tropical bitterness, and lingering piney grapefruit bitterness.

M - Medium body.

O - An intense IPA that will satisfy any hop head, hands down, this should be a must try.

jzeilinger, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of WesM63
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

WesM63, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Nunya, Jun 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

AuzBlackhand, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

nollie77, Jun 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GimmeGumballHead, Jun 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gkimbo, Jun 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

thehappybelgian, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.85/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler received in trade from Bencooper27, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a cloudy light golden color with a decent head and lice retention and lace. Aromas of citrus, pine, resin, garlic and a heavy dose of caramel and bready sweetness. The flavor follows the aroma but ends up a bit too much on the sweet malty side for my liking. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resiny mouthfeel. Nice enough IPA but seemed a bit sweet for a dipa imho.

johnnnniee, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Shilt, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

diehl07, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

shredder83, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Buckeye982, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

ortie, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

dvmky, May 31, 2013
Photo of HopasaurusRex
3.85/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber pour from a growler.

Dank nose of orange peel, citrus, and pine resin. Could use a bit more "oomph."

Taste follows the nose in the dank path of hops. Slightly sweet honeyish malt character. Some residual sugar. Needs more hops to be a true Double IPA.

Cheers to Johnnnniee for sharing this hoppy treat from the Midwest!

HopasaurusRex, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Gregafree, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
Photo of xare
4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

xare, May 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

NW2285, May 26, 2013
Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.