Bodhizafa IPA | Georgetown Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
georgetownbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 08-22-2015

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#3,887
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
133
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
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9
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Photo of zeledonia
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Buoyantly fruity.

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Photo of ccrida
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Dog & Pony Alehouse, my old stomping ground in Renton. Clear pale gold with a small white head leaving nice lace.

Smell is really resinous hops, just a touch of tangerine as well.

Taste is fierce hop assault, like chewing a pine cone. Only moderately bitter though.

Mouthful is bone dry. Light bodied.

Drinkability is high if you like a fierce west coast IPA. Maybe too much umph to session more then 2 without suffering palate fatigue.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to elrogish for dropping this beer on me during the Oregon 2017 camping trip. Very good beer, good shit.

Pours golden, 1/2" white head. Nice aromatic hoppy beer, plenty of tropical fruit notes going on. Very lush, maybe the best aroma of any Washington beer I've ever had. Taste was much the same, hit all the mango/passion fruit notes. Light pale malt body. Relatively dry, bitter. Seems like its a west coast style ipa with some newer proprietary hops. Carbonation on point. Its cool, the hop flavor is all over, there is pine, there is citrus, there is tropical fruit.

This is a totally drillable beer in warm weather. Would buy and consume mass quantities.

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Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Growler the other the day. Asked the bartender for a taste, and was so blown away, I ordered a pint.

The beer pours a light copper orange color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, yowza! This beer smells great. I pick up considerable grapefruit rind, orange citrus, lime and light pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with good bitterness on the finish. Balance is superb in this beer, as there's just enough sweet malt to impart a light tropical fruit flavor that blends well with the dry, hoppy, citrusy finish. Mouthfeels is medium bodied, and the beer finishes well, with a fairly clean, lightly bitter kiss of hops. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkability is exellent (my pint glass was empty before I knew it).

This is easily the best beer I've ever had from Georgetown Brewing. Impressive.

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmccraney
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at elemental pizza in seattles u village. One of the best IPAs I've had! Bitter with lots of citrus. A touch of mealtimes that only compliments the hops. Medium body while being sharp, full of flavor and leaving you with bitterness and citrus well after taking a drink.

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Photo of zonker17
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4oz taster pour. Straw yellow with a touch of haze and minimal head. Lighter nose but decently complex, fruity, grass. Taste follows the nose on the lighter side but very enjoyable. Light body and average carbonation.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trentbent
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid IPA for sure. It reminds me of sorta old school IPA with a new twist, maybe some new hops?

White lacy head dissipates quickly, bright orange hay color, not as hazy as Beerchitect describes. Mouthfeel is stellar and the bitterness on the backend of the sip is just bordering on too much in a familiar way for on-the-money back in the day IPA, but the fruit profile is more new hop, with watermelon and piney orange. It sits between crusher and sipper on impact in general. I received this at the same time as some Sculpin, it's certainly a bit more simple than that beer and has it's own purpose. Goes great with food that has strong flavor and needs that hop cut. Cheers to this surprise!

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Photo of rfreed
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is exactly how I want an American IPA to taste. Nice hoppiness, with perfectly balance bitterness and floral. Flavorful, refreshing and crisp. Simply excellent.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with light coppery notes and a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with citrus and piney hops, orange citrus and light tropical fruit; smells good. Flavor is pale malt with light caramel, citrus and piney hops with a hint of dankness, orange, tangerine and light tropical fruit. Finishes with neutral malt and mixed orange family citrus, guava and papaya, lingering citrus rind bitterness and a touch of pine. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. Georgetown's Lucille was an eye opener for me and a fondly welcomed, frequent tap IPA at restaurants with otherwise not-too-exciting tap lists. I have heard great things about Bodhizafa, but never ran across in on tap. To everyone's benefit, it is available now in cans. Lives up to its reputation with great herbal hops flavors in the fruit spectrum and a quiet, but supportive malt base. Really good and refreshing. I like the deeper pine in Lucille, but I look forward to drinking this whenever I see it. Fine Northwest IPA.

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Photo of mintzmeet
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Very very fruity aroma. Tastes reminiscent of "fruitopia." 90s kids know what I'm talking about. Definitely unique. Citrusy lightness but other hops almost seem sweet?

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rrock44
4.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at a local watering hole (Barley's). I am a big fan of Lucille. This is a tad better. For comparison purposes I find it very similar to deschutes fresh squeezed in taste (better though)...lots of bitter, lots of citrus. Perfect combo. The aroma is amazing. When I think of an ipa, this is what I want to smell. If I find this on tap again, will not hesitate to order or any Georgetown offering for that matter...becoming a fanboy.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stratusjeans
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bodhizafa IPA from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 133 ratings