Bodhizafa IPA
Georgetown Brewing Company

Bodhizafa IPABodhizafa IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #149
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,018
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.87%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
223
From:
Georgetown Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  44
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Bodhizafa IPABodhizafa IPA
Notes: This IPA gets its light silky texture from rolled oats. The flavor and aroma both express mandarin and citrus all around. Over five pounds of hops per barrel makes this IPA truly Bodhilicious. Gold medal winner in the American Style IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016!

Malts - 2 Row Pale, Munich
Hops - Columbus, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic
Yeast - English Ale
OG - 1.061
TG - 1.008
Best By - 90 days from packaging cans, 60 days from packaging draft
Other - Oats
Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 223 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy, hazy orange with two fingers of off white foam. Head retention is great. Aroma is tangerine, papaya, grapefruit, lemon and orange zest, and herbal resin concocting an absolute hop bomb, but with balance. Bready malts tie it down, keeping the hops from running away with it. Flavor profile tangerine, papaya, mango, grapefruit, and lemon and orange zest. There are some punchy resiny, grassy hops at the back. Bready malts do a little work to keep the hops from running away with it, but not as much balance as the nose. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a soft start that becomes more expansive as it warms. Overall, great hops through and through with some well thought out malt to balance it out. A quintessential IPA.

Draft.

Jul 11, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - copper color wit ha nice white head and lacing
Smell - Citrus forward with a slight tropical floral
Taste - about the same as the smell. Nice Citrus and tropical with a floral malt backbone
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - pretty good west cost IPA

Jun 01, 2021
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mactrail from Washington

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear orangey amber with plenth of foam in the Brigand chalice. Sudsy mouthfeel. Quite resiny and bitter to start. Just a hint of sweeetness, but some roasted malt in the flavors. Starts with a mineral taste but then some pineapple and orange. Woody astringency notes.

Really quite drinkable IPA. There's a spicy note that carries through to keep it interesting. It is quit bitter but doesn't dominate the fruity aftertaste. From the 12 oz can seen at grocery stores everywhere. "Canned on 03/03/21" on the bottom.

May 03, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a compact oatmeal colored head that laces the glass nicely. Absolutely gorgeous beer. The nose is dank citrus, with ripe tangerine up front, and a nice slightly bitter pine aroma and a subtle caramalt note. I am openly salivating.

The ripe tangerine flavor is forward on the taste, but the bitterness from the pine is a welcome complement to the citrus flavors, and the caramalt is a perfect balance as well. This is truly delicious.

The mouthfeel is dry and full as expected. This nicely bitter, incredibly flavorful, well-balanced beer is an excellent example of the WCIPA style and would always be in my beer fridge if I had regular access to it.

Mar 28, 2021
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withoutsorrow from Washington

4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a fantastically done West Coast IPA that is severely underappreciated. The balance of bitter, crisp & clean finish makes it such a summer delight & a staple goto.

Jan 28, 2021
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BNSlums from Washington

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/11, poured into snifter glass.

L: Golden orange and super hazy. Moderate light tan head quickly fizzles.

S: Citrus orange scones with cedar, earth notes. A cake icing ending.

T: A bold hop profile meets the palate and as the shock subsides, it gives way to notes of oranges and forest trees. Not so much piney, as wood itself. There is a robust sweetness to it with bready baked goods. Lemony on the finish.

F: Quite creamy and effervescent. Alcohol content noticeable. Medium bodied.

Jan 09, 2021
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RedBalloon from Washington

4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can dated 9/18/20 poured into a Teku.

Pours a 2" off-white head. A light amber/orange color. Opaque with some floaties.

Smells strongly of fruity, tropical hops. There's a slight alcohol aroma and some breadiness.

Strong tropical hop flavor follows the nose. There's a really nice balance with the bready malt flavors.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. A little bit of an alcohol burn with some good carbonation.

A classic IPA that benefits greatly from freshness and proper (refrigerated) storage. Extremely smooth and well-balanced.

Oct 18, 2020
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DrinkinBeerInSeattle from Washington

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The brewer states that this is a 'darn tasty IPA' and they are right. This IPA is downright lovely, with a sinus-quenching, eye-stretching smell and the look of a slightly reddish pineapple. It hits the tip of the tongue with a wow, and with a lip-smacking deliciousness, it is definitely a go-to IPA.

Sep 25, 2020
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warrenc from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold, nose is citrus, some bitter hops, sweet. A nice balance of hops and malt, not heavy and not thin. This is a very drinkable IPA. Is this hazy before hazy was a thing ?

Aug 11, 2020
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Slightly hazy orange in color with a nice, dense head that has good retention
Aroma: Orange marmalade, tropical fruits, a little pineapple, blueberries, fir needles, some grapefruit, and awesome sweet malt notes linger just in the backdrop
Taste: Orange led tropical fruit explosion hits the palate up front, other citrus fruit/fir/blueberries follow with a nice, soft, and slightly sweet malt backbone guiding things along. Snappy bite near the end and finishes with a light dryness
Mouthfeel: Silky and full bodied through and through, medium-high carbonation and a little dryness on the tongue as well
Overall: Tasty and a winner in my opinion. A great example of a fruit-forward, juicy, and full-bodied (in mouthfeel) IPA that still has a nice hop bite and enough dryness to keep you coming back for more without severe palate fatigue. Sneaky at 6.9% as well as it hides it well (read: dangerously). A great, hoppy IPA from a solid brewery that I’m glad are in the mix here in Oregon.

Aug 06, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a pleasant surprise in my book. Cloudy dirty blonde with a white head and tons of lacing. Grapefruit and orange along with piney bright hops in the nose. Taste is a west coast ipa with a great fruit depth up front: grapefruit, orange, tangerine, mango, lemon. Finishes with hops that have some pine but stand out in that they have more of a leafy botanical flavor allowing the fruit to blend well. Very bright, medium bodied, fruity and refreshing with a decently crisp finish.

Jul 29, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of passion fruit and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of mangos, oranges, and passion fruit and has a moderate amount of bitterness along with underlying hints of caramel and pale malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. In addition to lightening the body, the use of oats also adds some hints of smoothness to the initial mouthfeel (the finish is what is really crisp).
O: This beer is very easy drinking (given its lighter body) and quite aromatic and flavorful. I would consider this to be a Session IPA if it was a little lower in alcohol.

Serving type: can

Jul 02, 2020
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tomocracy from Washington

4.98/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best beer ever. I've always like IPAs as my go to beer but trying a Bodhi introduced me to the whole wave of citrusy, not piney beers. Has that perfect balance of a classic west coast ipa but the citrusy juiciness of a NE ipa. A bit hazy but my digestive track hasn't detected any lactose like true marketed hazy ipas. After a night at the bar, my mouth literally waters the next morning thinking of the orange juicy aroma of this legendary brew. My only slightest complaint is that it could tone down on the carbonation but at this point im just trying to find something wrong with it. If you want something higher in abv and still citrusy and juicy, try the big sister, the Georgetown Meowsa DIPA. IMO, upper 6% is the sweet spot for a regular friday night IPA. If you're ever in South Seattle, you gotta check out all of their rotating experimental IPAs. Georgetown nails it with the IPA game.

Jun 17, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 5/15/20, so a month old.

Looks good. Hazy dark dull orange body. Small white head persists throughout leaving some nice lacing.

Dank aroma. If I try hard, I can find a little citrus.

On tasting, dank is the dominant flavor here, and it's quite strong. It's on the bitter side. Leaves a warmth in the back of the throat higher than the 6.9abv listed.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish a warm dank bitterness.

Overall, dank is not my favorite hop profile, and this one doesn't produce any other flavors for balance.

Jun 14, 2020
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review #1422

This my second beer from Georgetown, the first IPA, was delicious. I was reading a few articles about how this beer was flying under the radar for a solid IPA. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a pint glass. The pour of the beer produced a two-fingered white head. The creamy and airy foam has above average retention. As the head of the beer dissipated, it left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 6, deep gold with straw yellow hues. This beer is not cloudy.

The first aromas I detect are orange, floral, and biscuit. Nosing further in the glass, I smell grapefruit, pine, dankness, resin, toasted bread crumbs, a touch of honey, herbal, and floral esters.

The flavors of the beer are oranges, floral esters, biscuit, toasted bread crumbs, grapefruit, papaya, resin, a hint of honey, and a touch of herbal.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and a medium-pus finish.

This beer is quaffable. The flavors are uncomplicated yet refined. The hop profile in the beer is excellent. I could drink several of these beers, and then not know what happens that night. The alcohol is devilishly hidden. Excellent IPA, a must-try for any hop enthusiast.

May 24, 2020
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Spikester from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with three fingers of cream color head. Rings of lace appear as the head drops.
Smell is pungent fruity floral hops.
Taste is fruity floral resinous dank green hops. Right amount of malt support for the style.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and medium bitter.
Overall a nice hazy IPA. Canned on date 4-10-2020. Less than 30 days old.

May 08, 2020
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Medium gold, slightly hazy, small particulate sediment, frothy white head, above average head retention, average lacing.

Smell- Citrus, orange peel, slightly floral.

Taste- Citrus, grapefruit, slightly spicy.

Feel- Average carbonation, between thin and medium body, slightly astringent finish.

Apr 15, 2020
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rickrem from California

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at PDX

Medium gold in color with a very slight haze.
Almost no head but leaves some lacing as I drink it down.

Nice clean aroma of orange and citrus peel.

Taste hits the citrus zone. Slight orange and grapefruit notes.
Mouthfeel is medium as is the carbonation.
Bitterness doesn't push the limit but lingers nicely on the finish.

Another nice Oregon IPA.

Mar 16, 2020
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Limazulu from Idaho

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Modest head, sorta hazy.
S - Powerful aroma of mango and pine
T - Light on the hops for a NW IPA, but that's ok since it is a nice reprieve from the Hop Bombs (full disclosure - I prefer hop bombs). Below average bitterness for the style
M - Moderate (-) body, above average carbonation, finishes dry
O - Solid, unique and a bit unconventional NW IPA

Mar 12, 2020
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matts2896 from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Citrus melange w/o cheesy, turbid, nutty overhopping and biohopping. Orange selzer, spring bouquets, and light citrus rind accompany a lightly sweet Munich (I think) malt backbone. Classic floral and citrusy IPA w/o the turbidity and out-of-control sweetness/fullness of the new guard. My only complaint is that the hop flavor is a bit muted. Construction reminds me of Nebco, but Nebco beers explode out of the glass. Wonderful flavor/scent, but restrained.

Very solid, glad I tried it

Feb 26, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very lightly hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like herbal hops, freshly squeezed citrus, spicy hops, grapefruit, lemon, and light malt.

I guess this is very easily available in the Pacific Northwest - this is really impressive for basically a grocery store IPA. There's a very fresh, floral, and herbal hop character - not super bitter, but not anywhere near a "juice bomb" either. There's some hop spice, lemon rind, grapefruit, and clean and fresh citrus. There's just a touch of crackery malt, as well.

This is light bodied, and incredibly drinkable, with a super smooth and crisp finish.

I wish I had this easily available locally. I would order it a lot.

Feb 08, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taster at the Taphouse. Medium golden with a light haze. Aroma is fruity and floral. Taste adds in some malts, but the hops still dominate, funky and herbal. Lingering bitterness. Not big, but good.

Jan 07, 2020
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ssteakley from Washington

4.99/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Over the last 6 years I have enjoyed well over 100 different Pacific Northwest Ales. I went sailing with a couple of young dudes on Lake Union, when we sailed back to the dock one of them offers this beer. Man it was really good. Today I bought. 6 pack, it is still exceptional! The moral to the story is never stop trying a new beer, you will like this one for sure.

Nov 24, 2019
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Barettes from Washington

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best local IPAs consistently available in Washington state. It's fruity and floral on the nose, with a great blend of citrus and tropical fruit flavors on a grainy malt base, a hint of grass, resiny and bitter finish. Had it the other day in a Japanese restaurant in Spokane with a bowl of savory udon, which was a good pairing. On a scale of 100, I give this a 94.

Nov 21, 2019
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DashingDylan

4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Honestly, I may be biased because I’m a west coaster, but this beer stands tall among the many IPA’s I’ve had from around the country. Great body, amazing floral scent with a hint of citrus, hoppy without being too overpowering on the palette, and a lovely after taste to finish. Had to make an account just to review this phenomenal beer. If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor. The boys at Georgetown know what they are doing.

Nov 16, 2019
Bodhizafa IPA from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 223 ratings