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Columbus Bodhi DIPAColumbus Bodhi DIPA

Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of ppoitras
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon from bb8189. Thanks for the brew, Brian!

First steinful pours with a towering 2" bright white head, over the cloudy golden brew. Head snocones above the rim, literally doesn't go anywhere for a long while, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is citrus, dominantly grapefruit.

Taste starts with a light sweetness, but is more defined by the grapefruit and citrus power from beginning to end. Sticky lingering bitterness at the close, with ample alcohol warmth. No overpowering bitterface though, which is awesome. Mouthfeel is totally smooth, with incredibly dangerous drinkability. And this was put in a growler three weeks ago?!? Who says growlers don't last? Cheers to GATM!

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Photo of markrwolfe
4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maybe because I live in Columbus, but this beer is top three of all time. I travel every month on business, try local beer everywhere. This is so choice, if you have the means I highly suggest picking some up. That's all I have to say but it's making me add more words to submit the review. Peace, love, and hairgrease.

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Photo of WyattFrench64
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally got my hands on two four packs of these recently released C.B.C. Bodhi's out of the three that where available on the shelf. I have been drinking this beer for two years or so hear and there on tap throughout the Columbus area's craft brew inclined restaurant's. This beer is a Midwestern take on a west coast style double IPA from Columbus brewing company in Ohio. Poured out of a twelve ounce bottle, bottled on 07-21-16 so it's been three weeks or so since the vat. It pours a very pale color for a double, almost pale ale yellow with a slighter gold or bronze tint with barely a one inch head. On the nose it smells of grapefruit, pineapple, and a hint of lemon maybe which seems unique. It must be dry hopped as well considering the smell is a very pungent dominating west coast variety of hops that resemble pure pine on top of the citrus notes. It tastes as if the at this point, now obvious dry hopped process makes my mouth water beginning in the tonsil or throat area followed by a rush of bitter hops, citrus, definitely lemony note, and then a very slight warm alcohol taste that is nearly non existent having been covered up by the marvelous combination of citrusy fruit and piney hops. This beer is one of the finest double's I have ever had and I think it may be due to the relatively low abv for a beer of the double IPA style but it is nonetheless a world class double IPA. Columbus brewing company's beers tend to be low in comparison to others regarding abv anyway but all are quite amazing examples of American brewing. This is the best Columbus brewing company beer I have personally ever had and at least a top five, maybe top three double IPA's I can personally get my hands on in the Columbus, Ohio area. Fantastic, world class beer here.

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Photo of rjd722
4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
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 david131
4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to warnerry for sharing!

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange liquid with a few streams of rising carbonation. The white head is thin but creamy.

S- Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, pine, caramel, and a bit of citrus. Absolutely astounding.

T- The fruit really jumps out at first followed by the biscuity malt. Really fruity and delicious. The malt backing is definitely a but on the lighter side which works really well for this beer.

M- The carbonation is nice and the lingering bitterness is spot on.

O- An outstanding beer for the style. Seems like an extreme Zombie Dust.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have been meaning to review this tasty offering from Columbus Brewing.

Growler picked up from The Wine Spot, Cleveland Heights, about 4 hours ago ($13.99).

Somewhat hazy, golden-yellow elixir, poured into DFH chalice. No precipitate. Beautiful lacing clings to the vessel during the tasting.

You really can't mistake the aroma from this one. Hophead's dream: hoppy citrus and mango predominates and pine with subtle earthtones. Delightfully complex DIPA.

Wow, smooth hop bitterness from beginning to end. Some nice dank, resinous pine, but not cloying or overstated. No way this is 8% ABV. So smooth.

Medium body, smooth, not oily or too slick.

This one is on par with the best DIPAs and really brings the hops forward without being overwhelming. Nice job Columbus Brewing.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a growler from Save-On Craft Beer in Mentor, OH. There is not much to say about this beer other than WOW!!! From start to finish this is an homage to sweet juicy, sticky tropical hops with lots of fresh ripe fruit and balancing hints of pine and grapefruit rind. Easy drinking considering the ABV and just enjoyable. I cannot wait till it is bottled or canned!

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Photo of equincel
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at Brew's Cafe

Pours a frothy, hazy burnt orange with a pillowy white cream head. Above average lacing for an imperial IPA. First smell...hmm...nirvana? Not exactly, but the closest experience I've had in the world of beers. Faint malt sweetness mingles with a whirlwind of citrus(grapefruit and clementine) and tropical(light mango with pear) flavors followed by a hop slap to the dome. Pure dankness. The intensity of the hops never lets up, but at no point do you feel overwhelmed(or underwhelmed.) Medium-full mouthfeel has just enough carbonation to please the tongue while allowing the subtle dryness to leave you wanting another sip. and another sip.

Notes: On this occasion, Bodhi was consumed multiple times through out the Ohio brews vs Michigan brews beer tasting at Brews Cafe(Granville, Ohio). With beers like Founders Breakfast Stout and Bells Expedition Stout many beers can get lost on the palate and become forgettable at best by nights end. Not Bodhi, not even close. Best beer of the night? yes. of the year? more than likely. But definitely the first and only keg to be completely emptied at this tasting and that's saying quite a bit about this amazing beer.

Edit. Inconsistencies are the only thing that have taken this brew down a notch, from 5 to 4.75. It;s never been bad or average but never has it been as good as it was at a particular beer festival.

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Photo of brewtus
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap a few days ago but review is from my growler fill. Pours hazy orange/yellow, with a lacy white head, healthy head for a growler. The nose on this is amazing, piney, tropical citrus, lemon, bready, juicy, crisp, clean, need I say more? Tastes as its smells, great citrus fruit, not bitter like some DIPAs, so refreshing . It's got a great texture, without being "thick". The finish is so smooth for a DIPA, and doesn't leave you with a bitter finish, just enjoyable. This beer is not over rated, one of the best I've had. They've been talking about bottling this for a while, hopefully it's sooner than later!

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Photo of SadMachine
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Kane tulip from a growler acquired in a trade with bencooper27. Thanks again man!

A- It pours a very pale straw color with a decent sized white head that recedes somewhat quickly, leaving spotty, but distinct lacing.

S- The aroma is a straight grapefruit and tropical fruit bomb! Some other citrus comes through with fresh squeezed orange, tangerine, and loads of lemon verbena. A hint of caramel and pale malt balance it perfectly! Amazing nose!

T- The flavor matches the nose almost perfectly. Definitely more grassy/lemony flavors coming through, but this is balanced with sweet citrus and caramel malt. There is also a good bit of mango and pineapple, with a touch of passion fruit.

M- The mouthfeel has medium thickness, moderate carbonation, and goes down smooth. Another dangerously drinkable DIPA at 8%!

O- I am so happy to have had the opportunity to try this, and I will need to get this again! One of the best DIPAs I've had!!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, OH.

Pours a hazy yellow, with a one inch head and sheets of lacing down the glass.

Smells include citrus zest, tangy grapefruit, sweet and juicy orange, pineapple, apricot, and peach. Just outstanding smell, jumps out of the glass with fervor.

The taste is just incredible as well. Went down way too quick, despite all the flavor jam packed into this DIPA. Strong orange pineapple and grapefruit flavors, keeping it a little bit sweet, then the resinous pine slaps you across the face, makes it presence, and holds you in. Quite bitter, even more so as the beer warms up. The bitterness mixed with the juicy hop flavor is perfect, prototypical dry pine/citrus style IPA. Pretty dank flavor here, methinks.

Medium bodied, incredibly, there is no alcohol flavors. Drinks like a pale ale, hits you with flavor like a DIPA. Dry finish, warming, crisp mouthfeel.

Amazing stuff here.

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Photo of Scipio3
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

This beer is simply fantastic. Beautiful color and excellent smell. The hops explode on the tongue and there is little alcohol aftertaste that many DIPS's seem to have.

I am moving this into my upper tier of Brews with no reservation. Best beer brewed in Ohio in my opinion.

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Photo of chrisbues
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holds it's own against other top Ohio IPAs/DIPAs (Head Hunter/White Rajah).
Growler fill ($14) from my local bottle shop (Bottles 101 in Kent,OH).

L - Fantastic, golden hue. Soapy lacing.

S - Piney, not overpowering.

T - Smooth and not too heavy.

F - Resin, but again not over the top.

O - Just a fantastic DIPA that doesn't feel or taste like a DIPA. Clean & smooth, not bitter, not too heavy.

It's absolutely criminal that Columbus doesn't bottle this. I know they're planning to do so. It will fly off the shelves in Ohio. I could live the rest of my days drinking this, Head Hunter and White Rajah.

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Photo of LionHeart88
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

On tap at World of Beer Easton, Columbus Ohio. Look is a golden color, not indicative of the massive flavor profile to come Nose of citrus and pine. Lots of hops but a slight note of malt. First taste is a barrage of hop dominance. Tapering to a malt finish, never losing the strong hop bitterness. Hop heads will basque in this beer. Holds its own amongst the happiest. Full of flavor and a medium resinous mouthfeel. Complexity throughout. Great beer that if you have the chance to try, DO NOT PASS IT UP! Could drink this every day.

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Photo of ReTag
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Aroma - amazing, very pungent dankness, strong notes of pine
Color - nice hazy golden color
Taste - very piney citrus forward, leaves with a dry finish that makes you want to drink again and again.

Thank you Team Ohio for this taste. Will seek out again.

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Photo of jhavs
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
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 HopBomb515
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Honey yellow color glows from the glass, not much head, lacing on each sip but not strong enough to cling. The smell is ridiculous, I smelled it the instant I popped the growler like it was caged and waiting to bust free. Amazing citrus aroma with strong orange, grapefruit and lemon. None of the grassy or piney notes hops usually bring. Very clean focused aroma. Taste is maybe the best of any beer I've had to date. So delicate with big citrus flavors. Orange, grapefruit and lemon; yeah it's all in there. Light sweetness in the background from the malt that accentuates and just let's the hops shine. Soft mouthfeel, low end of medium mouthfeel and none of the stickiness you'd expect from a beer with 8% ABV. Finish leaves great hop flavor, refreshing and crisp and then in a flash it dries out. This beer is dangerous. Overall this is one of the best beers I've ever had and I hope I get to have it again.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look 8/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 10/10
Drinkability 20/20

Overall 96/100

One of the most amazing beers I have ever had... This DIPA is crisp, dry, dank beyond belief also has a subtle sweetness that isnt overwhelming or assertive, massive pine and citrus (Tones of Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange) Also has lots green, grassy earth tones. While the taste is certainly impressive, what's really amazing is how well the ABV is hidden, It's an 8% that drinks like 5.5% or less. I have had a few big dog IPA's (Heady, Pliny, Z-Dust, Double Citra) I would easily put this up against those any day of the week. Truly world class in every regard~

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful hazy golden color along with a big white head. Sticky lacing lasted well throughout. A sweet malty, hoppy and citrus fruits comes through very nicely in the aroma. The citrus and malty flavors were amazing – fresh hops, tangy grapefruit, and piney. Medium bodied and decent carbonation throughout. Overall, this was a fine example of a DIPA and one that closely resembled a Three Floyds Dreadnaught / AleSmith IPA meets Three Floyds Zombie Dust type of beer. I would love to get my hands on some more of this beer!

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Photo of 2Stout4u
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one stole the show at the 2009 Micro Brew Festival. This is my number 1 DIPA it has it all. The smell is like your in the middle of a pine forest. The taste is what a hop head would expect from a double, grapefruity citrus heaven bomb, yet it still holds a balance. It's in no way over the top like Ruination it's just a thing of beauty. I'm so lucky to live so close to CBC if only the rest of the country could enjoy this brewery... On second thought that might mean less for us locals, scratch that!! My only beef with this beer and a few of the other CBC offerings is that we never know if they will be back in circulation again. Long live CBC!!

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Photo of Daehpoh
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to try this before it runs out. Growler sampled on the date it was filled.

Hazy, burnt yellow-orange color. On the pale side for a DIPA. This beer has a summery look to it.

Huge citrusy, floral aroma. Tropical fruit, a bit of pine. This mix of hops is reminiscent of Columbus IPA, just stronger. Mouthwatering would be a good way to describe it.

Taste is big on hops. Tangy grapefruit leads into a mild sweetness, some cherry and mango notes, and ends with a nice piney hop bite. Great hop:malt balance in this one. Malt sweetness does make a brief appearance, but the hops dominate.

Medium bodied. Slick with a dry finish. Super easy drinking.

Overall a great DIPA. The aroma pulls you in and the taste and smooth mouthfeel just make you want to keep drinking. If you like the CBC IPA, this is a beer you will enjoy.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried from a fresh Growler fill. Great hop aroma but taste was a little weak on the delivery compared to the smell. Still outstanding IPA with awesome finish!

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Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours an incredibly hazy golden orange/yellow color with a small, 1 finger, off-white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing.

S - Big wallops of orange, grapefruit, mango, and even a touch of pine with a bready malt base.

T - An in-your-face amount of hops present. Incredibly citrusy, but also has touches of flowery hops, piney, and resin. Finishes with bitter citrus bite. Incredibly good.

M - Very full, excellent amount of carbonation present. Holds the ABV well.

Overall - A superb DIPA. Obviously shows that this beer is worth the hype it's getting. Seriously a perfectly balanced DIPA, it actually reminds me of the excellent balance of a PtE.

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Photo of usofar
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

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Photo of gopens44
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Columbus Bodhi DIPA from Columbus Brewing Company
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