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Boscos Bombay IPA (Nashville) - Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Boscos Bombay IPA (Nashville)
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.32%


Brewed by:
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
During the 1800's, when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer being shipped to the Far East always arrived spoiled. To correct this situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative.) The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer.

58 IBU

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 05-27-2003)
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Served up a clear, copper-hued body with a near white head.

Smell: Standardized pale maltiness with some slight sweetish accents and hop notes of citrus backed by faint, faint florals and a little earthiness.

Taste: Pale malts bolstered by a golden syrup-type sweetness. A little pithiness, with hop flavors of lemon and grapefruit citrus fruits. Moderate bitterness. Drying, with sustained tastes of the golden syrup maltiness and the citrus rinds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's okay; had better, had worse.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 23:53:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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akinsja

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-28-2011 22:49:33 | More by akinsja
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-20-2011 14:55:36 | More by jenray
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the brewpub on our way to Ocala, FL.

A: orange marmalade, no head, yellow tints
S: very nice
T: the best yet in taste that is more to style than the others at the brewery, nice bitterness, light on piney and grapefruit but good malt backbone
M: good
D: 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2010 03:49:29 | More by wisrarebeer
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Bosco's, Little Rock, AR

A: Clear, golden brown with a bit of a white head.

S: Piney and earthy with just a hint of hoppiness.

T: Mostly piney, with some citrus undertones. Hop bitterness without too much bite to it.

M: Light-medium body.

D: Fairly drinkable. Kind of weak for an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2010 19:02:38 | More by Rifugium
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass at the Nashville Bosco's.

A - No head on this beer. Don't know if they poured it and then waited to serve it. The color was a darker gold with some orange hints.

S - Very mild nose. Lacking any substantial aroma. Some hints of citric hops but nothing that garbed my attention.

T - Not favorable at all. The hop character was mostly just bitterness with lack of flavor. No piney character or citrus grapefruit is felt. Not the best. It fell a bit flat on the taste buds as well as on the nose, which doesn't help.

M - light bodied, low CO2

D - Pass

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2010 00:42:23 | More by JoEBoBpr
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden orange color with a thin off-white head. Very little retention to the head and light lacing in the glass.

S - Strong, but not at all overwhelming hop aroma. Primarily pine with hints of grapefruit and lemon zest underneath. A light toffee sweetness lingers as well.

T - Pale malt sweetness initially which is quickly outmatched by pine and citrus hop tastes. Not overwhelming hoppiness at all but it is certainly the primary taste. Finishes very clean with a light sweetness that lingers on the tongue.

M/D - Somewhat light in the mouth but very easy drinking. Excellent level of carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2008 14:34:08 | More by ckeegan04
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Symphonic

Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this IPA. The hop smell is wonderful. The taste is quite bitter to me, but with a wonderful aftertaste. I feel that the finish was sweeter than their non-bombay IPA. I strongly recommend this brew! This has been the house IPA and was up for reconsideration to the non-Bombay IPA. I hope that it wins out!

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2008 03:53:04 | More by Symphonic
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: citrus, caramel, and a hint of floral bitterness makes up a nice aroma.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit citrus, slighly bitter green grapes, and a bit of pine bitterness. This beer leans more towards the malty side than hoppy / bitter.

Mouthfeel: crisp from the start, slighlty smoother towards the finish. The caramel and grapefruit tones linger quite a while on the tongue after swallowing. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: good all the way around. One of the better Nashville area beers that you can use as a session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2007 19:25:41 | More by Gavage
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Probably the pick of the litter from Boscos. There is a good malt / hop ratio, but not any characters that will differentiate this beer from a lot of other good IPA's. It's more of an English IPA, with a balance that slants slightly to the malts. The hops adequately bitter the beer and give a majorily earthy / grassy flavor and a minority citrus flavor. Very clean and refreshing. Finishes modestly dry, and with a light, minty note.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2006 17:36:31 | More by BEERchitect
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from the tap at Boscos. Clear, pleasant amber color. Minimal head.

Smelled mildly floral/hoppy, not much else.

Taste was crispy hops. When I asked the server was unsure of which hops variety is used in this IPA. He did ask the manager who said there were Cascade and some other variety used. Citrus. Rather drinkable, but not complex.

Mouthfeel was medium carbonation and moderate in body. Not an IPA I would go out of my way to find.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2006 23:06:52 | More by Cresant
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veech

Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this beer on a recent trip to Music city, and man was I glad I did. I don't typically favor the IPA style, but Bosco's has helped to change my way of thinking. It was the only cask offering they had at the time so I gave it a shot. This cask IPA was delicious without being overbearing. It was incredibly drinkable with full hoppiness but no excessive lingering bitterness. The ABV was fairly high(8%), so sessioning this one would be easy, but dangerous. There was no strong alcohol presence on the back end so it was deceptive. I had a few too many and didn't exactly look or feel my best the next morning at a continuing education course. If they have it tapped when you visit I highly recommend it.

Serving type: cask

08-28-2006 14:18:42 | More by veech
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Boscos, this one comes out a pale amber color, clearer than most IPAs. A nice head topped off the glass, off-white in color and nicely frothed. The Belgian lacing was very nice and ringed the glass well. The aroma is a nice citrus, grapefruit with hints of some berries.
The taste is very well hopped with an excellent over the top hop way. I thoroughly enjoyed this IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2006 01:49:06 | More by abcsofbeer
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Brent

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For the most part, Boscos beers stay pretty much in the middle of the road on all styles. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since the average IPA drinker doesn't want to be hammered by Ruination every time. Presented as a traditional English version, the hops suggest a bit too much floral and resin West Coast influence to comfortably fit that style. More of a mild APA Poured a bright amber. Some hoppy floral notes in the aroma. Smooth, with some herbal and resin hops notes catching up a bit after the middle. A pleasant, if unchallenging, IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2005 13:50:58 | More by Brent
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Dithyramb

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at the brewpub in Nashville after repeated mad props from the bartender and a screwball at the bar. (the best IPA in the world! hoppy as all get out! are you sure you can handle it?) After hearing the same thing in many places, I've really stopped caring about that. They didn't see me snicker when they said the IBU 65 was the highest they had. Hmm.

Beautiful amber brew with a good finger+.5 of tan head. Good deal of carbonation, excellent retention and nice lacing.

Fresh pine and grapefruit hop aroma. However, where does it go when you start to drinkin? I agree with an earlier view that this must be heavily dry hopped . The flavor just doesn't have everything it could have. The hops were syrupy and earthy.

Smooth, creamy and easy drinking, it was more like a very well done Americanized version of the English pale ale. As a pure American IPA, it is lacking.

I'd still have another, and I'll still work my way through their other creations. With just a little more in there, this one could be top class.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2005 18:31:20 | More by Dithyramb
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clvand0

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the cask conditioned version just after having the hop-infused version on tap. Pours a similar amber color with a stronger, but more subtle hop aroma. Slight bit of maltiness, but mostly hops. The flavor was a little more balanced out of the cask than it was out of the tap. Slight maltiness, but a moderate and well-balanced hop flavor. Good beer.

Serving type: cask

11-01-2004 16:37:26 | More by clvand0
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Boscos Bombay IPA (Nashville) from Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
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