Columbus Bodhi | Columbus Brewing Company

Columbus BodhiColumbus Bodhi
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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#140
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,533
Liked:
1,504
Avg:
4.48/5
pDev:
7.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
565
Gots:
260
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 1,533 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
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 spycow
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

the thing thats so impressive about this beer isnt its hop profile, as good as that is (its amazing), but its the mouthfeel. there is no evidence at all that this is 8% abv, it drinks like 5%, and the body isnt even all big and sticky and filling, its just delicate stuff, very east coast, very impressive. the hop complexion does rock though, quite lemony but only mid range on the bitterness scale. there is a honey color to the beer but a definite baked malt profile under the hops, which gives balance but not much body and certainly no residual sugar. i like beers like this, that arent what i expect but are delicious anyways. some earthiness to the hops too, not grassy or piney, my familiar descriptors, but someplace in between, plant-like and mildy astringent, but with that lemon thing in there too. its got great carbonation and would be way too easy to get messed up on. my first beer from columbus is nothing short of sensational.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a clear golden color with a thick white head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with a bouquet of hop aromas that fill the air. The taste of the beer is just about the same, a heavy grain bill to boost the ABV yet enough hops to push the boundaries. Overall this is a great DIPA, would drink again for sure!

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is very hazy straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin yet dense finger high head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of flavors of grapefruit and orange citrus intermixed with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The bitterness becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a little crisp and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer is incredibly smooth for an IPA. While it’s quite drinkable (because there are no traces of alcohol in the taste and it’s not overly bitter) it is a beer that has an interesting flavor that makes you want to sip and savor.

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4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the embrace of fruit and lupulin that Columbus has with beer, there's really no surprise with the demonstrative IPA that puts both front and center with a host of tropical, citrus and orchard fruit to entice and intimidate the senses all at once.

Tangerine, nectarine, passion-fruit, mango and even papaya join with more obvious fruity hop flavors of pink grapefruit, orange and pineapple for an early taste and vibrant aroma that steps straight out of Hawaiian Punch. Wrapped in a candied cocoon, its honey, caramel and simple syrup sweetness gives an emboldened ripeness to the fruit's character.

While the sweetness holds on in the middle, its fruity center turns bitter, resinous and pithy. An underlying estery quality of peach and marmalade reinforces the hops with seamless taste. Citrus pulls ahead late while introducing earthy flavors of fresh-cut grass, chopped chive and an exotic herbal character likened to cannabis.

A late dissolve of sweetness finally allows the hops take full control, dragging the tastebuds into a sticky and resinous dryness that's also elevated by spicy alcohols that numb the tongue lightly with the peppery prickle of acetone.

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4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy goldenrod appearance; the massive head leaves sheets of lacing behind

Smell: Grapefruit and tropical fruit dominant

Taste: Just a hint of malt and we are off to the tropics, with huge grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors; nicely bitter, but the citrus (perhaps a hint of orange, too) really dominates the flavor profile

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This has got to be one of the best DIPAs brewed today - the ratings are high but if this showed up in bottles or cans it would have a lot more visibility

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4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with delicate bubbles and a two finger off white head. There is good retention and some nice lacing left on the glass.

Smell: This beer smells incredibly fresh. I'm getting some malt sweetness with a lot of citrus and pine hops. Very nice.

Taste: The taste definitely isn't a let down compared to the smell. There is a very nice malt sweetness with a mild alcohol warmth, but the hops are the star. Hops all over the place with citrus peel and pine cone bitterness. The finish is bitter, but some of the grain shows up as well.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick, syrupy side of medium with very delicate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a great double IPA. I love the fact that you can pick up the malt even though your tongue is being assaulted by hops. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to try this treat and would love to have more in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Eric!

Appearance: Slightly hazy pale ambe body with two fingers of lingering foam.

Smell: Tangerine, orange and pine. A hint of tropical fruit. Malt is barely perceptible. Hops are vibrant and intense.

Palate: A ton of citrus - orange, grapefruit and pineapple, with a resinous kick beneath. There's a light bready malt backbone, a touch of caramel and bitter orange peel. The finish is clean but firmly bitter, body is medium-light. This is fantastic stuff.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/12/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 8.3%. Overall this is an amazing DIPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the balanced bitter/drying finish. Extremely vibrant, juicy, and dank hops; with a great malt backbone that is never sweet or heavy feeling. Very smooth and never aggressive on bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.74/5  rDev -16.5%
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 Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Columbus Bodhi from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.1% out of 100 with 1,533 ratings
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