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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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203
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1,489
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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Reviews: 203 | Ratings: 1,489
Photo of tempest
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at a beer dinner where Columbus was a guest. After an excellent, but milder ESB, this blew me away. My first thought was 'damn, this tastes like Heady Topper.' But it's not a clone, this IPA is a little drier and thinner in the body — more West Coast where Heady is rich and smooth. Anyways, it's giant floral grapefruit with pine and a biting bitter that's incredibly bright and blindingly fresh. A fantastic hop bomb if you can find it.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a white head that turns to a light silky layer and plenty of lacing strung down the glass. Aroma is big time piney, resinous, dank hops with just a hint of tropical citrus and pineapple. The flavor highlights a veritable plethora of bright fresh citrus, dank herb, pine, floral, and resin notes. An incredibly tasty double IPA with a ton of rewarding flavor and really no hint of the alcohol. Sweet neutral slightly toasty caramel grain notes provide a base for a hop explosion. Medium to full bodied with a spot on level of carbonation and crisp finish. Simply put, an incredible imperial IPA with flavor for days. This is one I would always come back to. Thanks to Jess and Karla for bringing the growler, this pretty much stole the show and was the first beer opened.

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Photo of dar482
5/5  rDev +12.6%

The beer comes in a hazy golden yellow color.

The aroma offers big tangerine, passionfruit, ripe apricot, peaches. A bright Citra aroma with no malt to speak of.

The flavor follows tasting of pure grapefruit zest. A smack of spicy floral of lavender and hints of eucalyptus and grass hit on the middle as the beer dries out towards a slight herbacious note.

A hugely floral DIPA that could be mistaken for a treat from Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead. A large hop presence that sticks to the teeth, leaving hop residue and flavors lingering.

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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 jzeilinger
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light orange color with a thin layer of white frothy goodness.

S - The nose jumps out of the glass with a ridiculous amount of resiny tropical fruit, mainly mangoes, sweet red grapefruit, and oranges along with some pine resin.

T - Intense and dank tropical fruit rind, pepper spice, sweet tropical bitterness, and lingering piney grapefruit bitterness.

M - Medium body.

O - An intense IPA that will satisfy any hop head, hands down, this should be a must try.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange in color with thin white head. Aroma is pine and orange citrus. Taste is citrus bitter hops with some pine at the finish. Very smooth and well balanced. Good body, really sits on palate. Body is a little thin but it doesn't distract. Could drink this everyday.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light orange, not much clarity going on. Aroma chock full of tropical fruit and pineapple, very lush.

Taste is low bitterness, low malt, high hops, lots of fruit and pine flavors throughout. Just an elite top tier dipa. Would repeatedly crush these if in my distribution.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
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 Immortale25
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a teku pint. Label says Bottled On 111616.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Floral, citrusy hop aroma with notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit.

T- Concentrated punch of hop flavor and assertive bitterness with a touch of malt backing which provides a tad bit of sweetness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden and the citrus character is well balanced with the resiny bitterness.

M- Quite sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Glad I finally got to try this. I'd call this a classic representation of a west coast style DIPA that packs a wallop of flavor. Very tasty and super drinkable.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.53/5  rDev +2%
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).

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Photo of ppoitras
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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 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 Beerandraiderfan
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour(s) courtesy of largadeer at the Solar Eclipse party. Cool mild orange pour, some noticeable haze that is far from a detraction in this beer. Amazing aroma, heavy on the tropical fruit, the lushness of the aroma is so enjoyable, this ain't one of those shitty dipas that just slams you with copper penny bitterness, this is like a lush rain forest of pine tree, citrus and tropical fruit hop medley.

Same aroma mimicked in the taste, damn this is good stuff, low bitterness, high hop mouthfeel, the body is relatively light, doesn't get resiny or sticky. Really lots of citra, amarillo and columbus seem to be in play here. They produce plenty of tangerine, pine and mango flavors. The beer doesn't even approach being challenging to drink, the alcohol is nowhere to be found.

Columbus is just a fantastic brewery for making hoppy stuff. Best brewery for multiple hoppy beers outside of California? I wouldn't argue with the contention. Nor would I argue with the contention that its better than 95% of the breweries in California's stuff either.

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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 TurdFurgison
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky to find this on cask at Bob's Bar. Glad to see it available again. This beer is light golden color with a very fine haze, and a thick frothy layer of white stuff. Huge lacing too, thick sheets of bubbles dried onto the glass.

The aroma is fairly awesome, the crew at CBC knows how to make a good IPA/DIPA. Tropical citrus like mango and pineapple, some toasted malt is barely perceptable too. Mainly hops though, with no noticable alcohol. Same with the taste, what an excellent beer. The hops shine through, not abrasive or burning in any way, more just aromatic and flavorful. This is a DIPA done very well.

The body is ideal, just a wonderful light and velvety cask character, this goes down like water. Delicious hoppy water. I'm ordering another right now.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow orange, some carbonation with a one finger head

S-Good deal of hops, mainly citrus and floral. Tad bit of grass and pine

T-Sweet, very citrusy, some floral notes as well, has a tad bit of grass and pine as well. Some bitterness, could have more though. Nice balance though.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, hop resins.

O-Needs more bitterness, just adding a little bit more in terms of bitterness would make this a great beer.

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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 warnerry
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of popery
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a bright yellow gold color. Good clarity. Medium white head. Good retention. Mild caramel. Pretty big malt sugariness. Pineapple, grapes, orange hops. Fairly juicy. A little danker pine underneath. Taste has a lot of hoppiness. More malt flavor than I’m used to, at least for the wave of newer IPAs. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Finishes fairly dry.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

64 OZ. growler
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is a hazy yellow color with a couple inches of white head.

S - The aroma is sweet tropical fruit. There is also some juniper and pine in there.

T - The taste is full of tropical goodness. I get mango, pineapple, peach, nectarine, and just enough pine on the finish to cleanse the sweetness from my palate. It tastes like fruit cocktail with a pine finish.

M - Medium with biting carbonation.

O - This is probably the easiest drinking DIPA I have had. It has all the flavors that I love in an IPA, citrus and tropical fruit with just the right amount of pine. I have been fortunate to try this on multiple occasions and finally was smart enough to take a growler home. This just goes down too easy.

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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 stephenjmoore
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange body with a hint of cloudiness and a sticky, soapy bone-white head. Aroma and flavor includes big citrus and huge grapefruit. Feel is medium bodied and slick, really drinkable. Really solid DIPA.

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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 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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Columbus Bodhi from Columbus Brewing Company
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,489 ratings.
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