Columbus Bodhi | Columbus Brewing Company

Columbus BodhiColumbus Bodhi
BA SCORE
4.48/5
1,539 Ratings
Columbus BodhiColumbus Bodhi
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:
#143
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
1,539
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
565
Gots:
261
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 1,539 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of lemmy187
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcrossan
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.01/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz howler, served in a teku glass.

Pours a slightly hazy bright orange and with a caramel hue; two finger thick pulpy white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Smells of grapefruit, citrus, light danky resin, cereal grain and caramel sweetness, orange peel. Very nice balance with a fair amount of grapefruit hop aromas, and I suppose a bit of cat pissiness that detracts slightly. Flavour however contains no danky cattiness; it is full of grapefruit and orange peel with a moderate caramel sweetness that provides nice balance without being overly sweet; moderate resinous bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, substantial without being sticky or too sweet, good resinous bitterness on the finish. A classic that I've finally been able to sample and enjoy.

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Photo of JoseB
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LaGuarns
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bpa112
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolfpac255
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wanderingpints
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated 8/8/16 into a "Bodhi" nonic pint. Pours clear golden yellowish with two fingers of beautiful white head, which very slowly dissipated leaving extensive lacing.

The smell hits you immediately with strong hoppy citrus. Closer examination shows pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and a piney bitterness under it all. An outstanding smell.

The taste is immediate citrus, orange, pineapple, bitter pine, and a strong lingering bitter hop finish. The west coast pine seems to dominate the flavor while the citrus dominated the nose. There is no hint of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is heavy carbonation but smooth. No oily feeling. The aftertaste sticks with you for a time.

Overall, this beer is phenomenal. The smell is just about perfect. It's very easy to drink. The only thing that brings the score down slightly for me is the overpowering aftertaste. That's more of a personal preference though. This would be a go-to DIPA for me, if I had access to it.

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Photo of owenwood
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The big brother of the outstanding Columbus IPA. Mango and other citrus right up front, hop-heavy in a very good way yet balanced and powerful. I had two - one with dinner and one about 3 hours later. The latter formulates the score of this review, as it's just to hoppy to have with food and get full enjoyment out of it(live & learn). A remarkable DIPA. I was lucky to find this in a Columbus grocery store, and one of the store employees told me that it was starting to show up in force across the city.

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Photo of bufleraj
4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Myotus
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 48°F from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 22Aug16) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Allowed to warm up to 50°F before reviewing. Consumed on 04Sep16.
SMELL: Gargantuan waves of mangos, papayas, peaches, and apricots are suitably supported by strong aromas of oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines. Subtle scents of pine, white bread, caramel, and alcohol offer a delightful balance to the massive fruitiness.
4.75 out of 5
TASTE: An intense explosion of mangos, peaches, apricots, and papayas initially strikes the palate. A flood of strong orange, tangerine, and grapefruit flavors along with with mild flavors of pine quickly flow in and expand the already massive hop profile. A malty balance soon establishes as mild flavors of caramel and subtle flavors of white bread commingle with the hoppy goodness. A mild hop bitterness and subtle alcoholic flavor finish off the symphony of taste as all prior flavors maintain.
4.5
NOTE: This was as amazing as I had expected it to be. The tropical fruit flavors that I love in IPAs remained dominant from the first sip until the last. The supporting citrus and piney hop flavors were present in just the right quantities and offered a wonderful hop balance. I thought the bitterness was too high and the not thing that prevented me from appreciating this even more.

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Photo of smccann
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Columbus Bodhi from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 1,539 ratings
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