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Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
columbusbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An awakening of the senses by virtue of American hops. Pale golden in color, this double IPA showcases a unique blend of hops, highlighting the true nature of Citra.


Added by projectflam86 on 10-07-2009

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199
Ratings:
1,475
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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Reviews: 199 | Ratings: 1,475
Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to nollie77 for this extra, knocking a long-time beer off my wants list. That’s old school trading there. 12 oz. bottle all to myself.

The pour looks IPA light, sunshine yellow. Smells like citrus & oranges & rock sugar.

Bodhi - I seek to understand the true nature of this beer (sans all the unnecessary suffering). This is a thick IIPA enough residual sugar to make me twitch. Even more. Rock sugar, raw sugar, pour some sugar on me (which might be the worst song ever conceived), before I get to something that might resemble an IPA. When the hops finally show, they’re dank, resinous, herbal, with mild bitterness & full o’ scallions. Don’t kiss a girl after imbibing this and/or brushing your teeth. One of these is plenty.

WFT? Columbus IPA is wonderful & I’ve been looking forward to this one, but I feel like I just listened to the fourth Eve 6 album. Mediocre & a big letdown from expectations.

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Photo of KurtisCarman
3.23/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Gold color appearance was nice
S: Smelled strong floral/herbal notes behind the citrus ones
T: Didn't seem right to me. Was expecting big citrus flavors like grapefruit but got nothing but orange with dank floral tasts behind
F: nothing to complain too much about here but wasn't a standout by any means
O: Will probably give this beer another shot someday if I find myself at a bar in Columbus with few other decent craft options but certainly will not bother with it otherwise.

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Photo of jlindros
3.66/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud

Light fizzy head, slight hazy golden straw color.

Nose pine sap little tropical dank resin, oniony, mild citrus juice, grassy earthy, fruity, little malt.

Taste brings big sweet candy cracker dough, candy syrup, hint of booze, big spicy earthy hop, grassy, pine sap, little oniony again, resin, mild tropical citrus fruit but not much, little minty on the background, bit herbal, big bitterness, herbal bitter spicy chewy hop extract thing finish.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, decent carb, bit syrupy, little booze warmth.

Overall not very good, poor choice of hops, and poor execution.

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Photo of mothman
3.74/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Off white head. Golden orange color.

Very malty dipa. Huge bready and caramel malt back bone. Sticky and resiny. Weedy.

Not sure how this one gets such a high rating. I had a hard time with it.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 for the style.

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Photo of rudzud
3.76/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of light caramel, light pine and earthy spicy. Little malt sweetness. No real booze.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair amount of malts, nice grapefruit, rather pine and spicy, some caramel, rather generic bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, not really boozy.

O - Overall this was a rather average dipa. Rather mosaic forward I think. Not boozy. Shocked.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.76/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Justin for sharing this one.

The beer pours a nice hazy orange color with a nice creamy white head.

The smell and taste are good, but a little one dimensional to me. When I taste it I can only think it tastes like an orange cream sickle. It has a nice orange hop presence with the lactose like sweet malts, but really not much bitterness or hop bite at all. A nice feat, but really not too interesting after a while, a nice creamy feel though.

Not bad but overrated in my opinion. I agree with my friend starrdogg that it is too simple to be in the top 100.

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Photo of Giantspace
3.79/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

from notes this summer at CBC Restaurant

Big citrus smell and flavor...quite thin feeling.......bitter finish ....not sure why this was voted best beer in Ohio.......

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Photo of Sabtos
3.84/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden yellow with moderate bright white head and sticky lacing.

Floral aromas of dank, sticky green, slightly skunky cannabic hops abound. This stoner bouquet is enhanced with the accompaniment of a fruity, munchie-inducing aroma of Trix cereal.

Flavors are really very close to the smell, but a little more piney and citrusy.

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Photo of HopasaurusRex
3.84/5  rDev -13.5%
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!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was a clear gold color with a small white head. There was a bit of lace.
Mostly a citrus aroma, a bit of pine. Sweet malt background.
Grapefruit, a little orange. Somewhat herbal. Caramel.
Easy drinking, good beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.86/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of ccrida
3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Barley's in Columbus. I had heard great reviews about this beer, but for me this beer did not meet expectations. A very good Double IPA, but there are much better ones.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.92/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Winking Lizard

Aroma: Light biscuity aroma gives way to flowery and citrus-like hop aromas. Smells like liquid citric acid. I mean that in the highest of compliments. Aroma seems much more balanced between light biscuity notes and citrus American hops but we'll see.

Appearance: Cloudy straw color with a thin and wispy white head. Appears still in the glass. Seems a touch turbid.

Flavor: Strong citrus flavors up front. Fresh orange zest and lemon peel. Nice clean bitter base. Balance is definitely to the citrusy and somewhat pine resiny hops. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is lingering and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Slightly oily but the alcohol is well hidden...a velvet hammer.

Overall impression: A highly drinkable, clean, hop driven, West Coast style IPA. Not sure it hits the Double IPA category but splitting hairs here. It's a nice hoppy IPA. Will try again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of starrdogg
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for this one.

Beer is a slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. The smell bring a nice tropical fruit hops aroma to the table with a little bit of bready malt in the background, but I'm not overly impressed. Flavor follows the nose - it's got a nice citrus fruit hoppiness with a light malt with a slightly bitter finish. It's not really overwhelming in any one way like a great DIPA should be. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a solid DIPA that I would certainly drink regularly if available to me, but in my opinion it's VERY overrated. It just doesn't compare to a lot of the other DIPAs on the Top 100 list - too simple.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler filled last weekend, but unopened since then, poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a light, pale golden. Two-finger head of tight, dense eggshell-white foam is topped with a small crown of really loose sudsy bubbles, all of which dissolves into a sheen across the surface and trails of broken lace around the sides. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a bright, almost neon sunshine yellow with just a trace of lime green in it, and clear. Nice legs on the glass from the malt sugars.

S - Citrus and resin hops backed by grainy, lightly toasted malts. Nose is somewhat subdued, but in an approachable way. Pleasant.

T - Toasted malts with bits of light caramel and a touch of butterscotch are nicely balanced by citrus and pine hops that match up like two sides of a coin; they compliment each other well and are tied together with just enough room for each to be noticed on its own. The citrus hops are especially good, tasting like a bowl of oranges and red grapefruit mixed together with a splash of lemon juice. The bitterness of the pine takes over in the finish and pushes out hints of lemon drops. Not a trace of the ABV, this drinks like a regular IPA.

M - Rather fizzy, almost foamy; carbonation should be tighter. Reasonable body with good, integrated construction. Solid structure. Finish is pretty dry, with almost a pucker at the end.

O - Compared to other Double / Imperial IPAs, this one is on the tame side, but that's what makes it so drinkable. Nicely balanced. While it still features the hops, there's a good foundation from the malts that makes this a solid, tasty beer that you keep reaching for across an evening.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Bilco for sharing this

Review from notes, 6/7/14

Appearance: Lightly hazy, honey-orange in color with some nice tangerine and gold hues - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves some lacing

Smell: Lots of citrus, definitely juicy and definitely dank - fleshy, juicy orange and grapefruit, with some grapefruit pith - very dank with some weed, grass, and piney notes - herbal and floral citrus as well - very hoppy (obviously), simply smells bitter (a good thing)

Taste: Maybe even more aggressive than the aroma - juicy, fleshy, chewy citrus - big orange and grapefruit flesh and pith - interesting blend of dank flavors, weed, grass, pine, and hop cones - very grassy, earthy, and herbal - very interesting, if not my personal favorite for a hop profile - moderately bitter, and the pithy bitterness lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation, smooth and easy to drink, some earthy dryness

Overall: A growler? Sure!

This is a solid DIPA with an impressive amount of dank, weedy, grassy, and herbal notes in addition to a solid blast of citrus. I can see why people would go nuts over this. Personally, it's novel, but not the best I've had.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another hard to find one for me but luckily found it at great american beer fest. columbus brewing is all but impossible to find here in wyoming. great beer!

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Photo of siege06nd
4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint:

A. A clean, pale orange yellow. About a finger of crisp white head. Solid retention as a quarter finger lingers throughout the session. Really good lacing, gobs of the sticky stuff are all over my half empty glass. A good looking DIPA here.

S. Mmmmm, pineapple, grapefruit, and citrus zest are coming in loud and clear. Some nice pine resin and just a hint of skunk in the background. Creamy, citrusy, and delicious.

T. Pineapple, pine resin, sweet malt. A super light drinking DIPA. Creamy up front with an assertive hop bitterness in the mid. The finish is delicious pineapple and cream, but a touch of thinness comes in and almost gives a watery impression. Slightly dings an otherwise spectacular flavor profile.

M. Good. A slightly watery finish is a bit of a negative, but for the most part, flavors are balanced and well integrated. A solid DIPA.

O. Another good IPA from CBC. If you see it on tap, don't hesitate to partake!

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy as hell for an ipa golden body and a big thick sudsy white head. Leaves lovely lacing dripping all over.

Pine, resin, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot with some sweetness peeking in.

Pine, resin, herbal, maybe a tad earthy and some sweet juicy citrus flavors. Aroma is fruitier to me. interesting hop flavor mix.

Smooth medium body with a medium bitterness.

Makes for easy drinking with the great taste and mouthfeel. Killed the 32 oz growler easily.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Gandhi-Bot (pre-ban) tulip. Thanks TJ!

A: Hazy (but not remotely cloudy by today's standards) bright gold-orange body under a finger of creamy off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Attractive.

S: Pure, intense dank grapefruit hoppiness. Simple, straightforward, and excellent.

T: Citrus rind (both lemon and orange) up front, followed immediately by bitter grapefruit pith. The bitterness grows toward the back end, overwhelming the modest hint of biscuity malt that briefly attempts to make its presence felt. Grassy, herbal, astringent grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Nothing but astringency on the aftertaste. I appreciate the old-school focus on hops throughout - including bittering hops - but this is more than a bit unbalanced. Still, the front end deliciousness earns it a solid mark.

M: Creamy, soft, lively. Light resinous stickiness. Excellent DIPA body for sure.

O: Enjoyable beer, but not one I'll be quick to think of when remembering my favorite hop bombs.

Cheers!

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Dark golden color with a one finger cream colored head and ridiculous lacing. Near perfect.

S: Tons of citrus and pine hops with a big dose of resin thrown in. Pretty fantastic.

T: Very citrus hop forward with some pine notes coming in on the finish with a huge hit of hop resin. Lots of grapefruit and grapefruit pith throughout. Tasted more like a single than a double to me, but I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a snifter glass.

A- Poured a clear golden color with bright white soapy head that left splashy lace.

S- Big tangerine, mandarin orange, orange marmalade, and peach notes. Lots of pungent hop character and sweetness in the aroma.

T- Lots of sweet and juicy tangerine, orange marmalade, peach, and tropical fruit notes. Pretty bug pungent hop presence and moderate bitterness.

M- Lots of warming, light burn, full bodied, a little sticky, and dry finish.

O- Reminds me a lot of Boneyard's Hop Venom DIPA, a really big IPA with tons of sweetness and hop character. For 8% ABV, the alcohol is definitely present and borders on a little boozy.

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Columbus Bodhi from Columbus Brewing Company
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,475 ratings.
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