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Columbus Bodhi DIPA - Columbus Brewing Company

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Columbus Bodhi DIPA
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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 347
Gots: 91 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

jrallen34, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of ccrida
3.91/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draught at the Lincoln Tap House, Bodhi is hazy pale yellow with a thin white collar that leaves scattered, light lace. The pale, cloudy stillness is formidable.

Smell is skunky, dank hops, a little yeasty.

Taste is big tropical fruits, mango. Light resin. All hops, light bitterness, dig it!

Moutheel is a little weak, a bit flat, but with a sharp, mineral dryness.

Drinkability is solid, very much in my style, just could have used a bit more time in the bright tank.

ccrida, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 ounce growler from Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head that stays around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, mango, lemon peel) and pine hops, along with some bready malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like citrusy (mango, grapefruit, oranges and orange peel) and piney hops, bready malt/grain, and a bit of floral hops too. There's a good lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. It drinks like a lower ABV brew would. Hopefully CBC will get around to bottling Bodhi soon. I guess it's been in their plans for a while but hasn't happened quite yet. Definitely worth trying if you see this anywhere, it's always nice to have a local brewery who can make a great brew like Bodhi (and Columbus IPA too).

bluejacket74, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bsuedekum, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

IPAchris, May 15, 2014
Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Wouldn't have pegged this as a double. Crisp, clean, light body and modest bitterness. Not the most exciting hop bill, but well made.

kscaldef, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

KevinGordon, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

eawolff99, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -11.3%

aasher, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

pathman, Apr 07, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -5.1%

tectactoe, Monday at 08:38 PM
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

whartontallboy, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev -11.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1759th Review on BA
Growler to Travel bottle....=)
8oz to GI Chalice

App- When I popped this one into my chalice it was a nice medium colored orange. Maybe a touch of gold intermixed with a lighter yellow center. A small bit of bubbles was there but didnt leave much cling. A bit flat from going growler to travel bottle to glass.

Smell- When I took of a whiff of this it did have a bit of flat malts behind it, but at the same time a good balance of some strong mango and other tropical fruits. A little bit of pine as well to round out the back.

Taste- A well rounded DIPA. Had a nice balance between the thicker malts and then a stronger fruit flavor than the nose suggested. A good hop bite but still a little flat from the travel. More malty than I wouldve though with still a nice pine..

Mouth- A fairly solid medium body and due to lack of bubbles a creamy medium carbonation level. A bit buttery feeling but thats okay. I get where they were going with this. Residual tropical fruits. A touch of pine as well.

Drink- I don't normally ask for travel bottles of DIPA's but trying to tick the top 250 calls for some skill and friends to help out. Thanks again Matt. Appreciate this tasty treat while away from home.

FosterJM, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

outoffocus, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of BMart
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BMart, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really clear, light golden honey color, huge frothy head.

Smells of lemon and other bright citrus, strong flower character.

Sweeter than I expected, honey, light flowers, citrus again but not as bright or bitter as expected.

Really light, fluffy mouthfeel, easy to drink, hides abv well.


AlexFields, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

thatoneguymike, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Holland, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

akang, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of warnerry
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A -pours a hazy orange with one finger of white head. Decent retention with great lacing.

S - Big citrus hop nose with some pine as well. Grapefruit and some tangerine. Slight biscuit malt presence. Very good.

T - This tastes fantastic. The hop presence is big, but not harsh or abrasive. Very little malt, but just enough to give a little body. Similar to smell there is mostly a citrus hop presence, but I get some pine and grass as well. A bit resinous. Fantastic.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice bitterness throughout. Lingering bitterness, but very pleasant, not overwhelming or insanely dry.

O - This is one of the best DIPAs I've had. Definitely a hop showcase, but also somehow restrained in a really excellent way. Wish this was available near me.

warnerry, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a Bell's tulip.

A- Golden Straw color. Minimal white head from growler, light lacing lingers through the glass.

S- Sweet pine and citrus smell. Very tasty smell, maybe a slight malt aroma in the sweetness but mainly bright citrus. A little light but really nice.

T- A very Nice balance between pine & citrus. Some resin qualities with the bitterness. Alcohol is hidden nicely, wouldn't know its 8.5%. Very reserved but big flavors at the same time. You could really taste a lot without it overpowering your senses, which was really nice.

M- Light mouthfeel, lower carbonation. Light bitterness that follows through with a light lingering bitterness. A nice crispness with the bitterness. A little sticky and coats the mouth nicely.

O- A very good beer. Excellent example of a DIPA. Perfect balance of big hop juiciness with just enough malt to support and bring out the hop flavors.

Whiskeydeez, Aug 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ShemRahBoo, Mar 09, 2014
Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.