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Bombay Rouge - Third Street Aleworks

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BA SCORE
87
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xhcadamx on 05-26-2009)
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terence

California

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-03-2012 00:58:50 | More by terence
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EdTheEdge

California

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-14-2014 00:10:35 | More by EdTheEdge
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crowsoup

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

10-03-2012 19:19:34 | More by crowsoup
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

10-04-2013 15:45:08 | More by ToddThompson
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emilylee

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-03-2013 01:43:09 | More by emilylee
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-16-2013 04:17:10 | More by danwho
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FosterJM

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1191st Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
22oz

Thanks to Daysinthewake for this one

App- This pours a murky looking deep orange with browns and ambers. Really cloudy with a good 1-1/2 finger head that fell to an amazing cling. 

Smell-  Its a weird smelling beer. Like a fat tire malty sweet intermixed with some deep grapefruit and bitter hops. 

Taste-  Again this is a interesting mix of  styles. Really has a deep malty flavor and a touch sweet like an amber but has a good backing citrusy grapefruity bitter note. A bit too malty but still good. 

Mouth-  Soft medium bodied with a low/medium carbonation. A bit of a spicy bitter creamy flavor residual flavor.

Drink-  A nice little beer really. I get the blending of styles and this psuedo IPA is pretty tasty but just a tad too sweet with a small bitter level. 

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 05:00:59 | More by FosterJM
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Offa

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had had this before on tap at the Aleworks and really liked it, so I decided to give it a go seeing it in the bottle, now that the Aleworks bottles some beer. However, on this go, I found it a bit heavy handed and very uneven on the citrusy bitterness, but only good with food. It has some good character, but I definitely find that this quality overpowers it a lot, in a way that is common with a lot of American, especially west coast ales, making it also thus more run-of-the-mill in this regard, so that it tastes like dozens of other similar beers and in a way that I don't like.

Deep red brown, it has a big, rich tan head steadily srhinking to a thin foamy top and some foamy lace - it looks great.

Aroma is caramelised grapefruit, orange, pine bark, caramelised bread, leafy spiciness. It is a nice, full-bodied version of the standard west coast character.

Taste is less impressive, though, as noted above. It is heavy on the bittersweet (and more bitter) caramelised grapefruit, bitter orange, spicy bitter leaves. It has a sweetness up front that slowly builds to the strong bitterness noted by the finish. It has gentle alcoholic warmth, raisiny sweetness with little character otherwise. The drying, leafy-citrusy bitterness overly dominates the finish, making it quite off balance and a bit hard to finish without food.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 18:56:25 | More by Offa
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dougieboy

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 15:26:47 | More by dougieboy
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scottgoblue314

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2014 01:06:20 | More by scottgoblue314
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-12-2014 22:19:47 | More by mattmarka1
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Pilvi

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-29-2013 02:11:41 | More by Pilvi
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2014 22:25:40 | More by Texasfan549
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watchnerd

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-29-2014 19:23:53 | More by watchnerd
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dwagner003

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2014 20:16:29 | More by dwagner003
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theempire

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-24-2012 00:17:17 | More by theempire
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gspeer711

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2014 03:07:06 | More by gspeer711
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andyfrancis

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fat wine glass.

Dark, dark amber body with a thin almond-white head. Looks like it's going to be serious.

Quite a bit of malt on the nose for an IPA. Sweet caramel really dominates the hops, though there is some pine in the mix.

As advertised, pretty much right between a red ale and an IPA. Roasted sweetness attacks and coats your palate, eventually giving way to a bitter hop aftertaste.

Defintely full bodied, but the booze is nicely hidden for something over 7% abv. Taste sticks around for a while.

Interesting enough. Glad I tried it, but won't make it a point to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 23:31:41 | More by andyfrancis
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours hazy and dark amber. Decent head. My light source was too dim to really investigate much more beyond that.

S-Smell is interesting. Pungent, tangy grapefruit rinds and candied oranges. Spicy hops too. Hop-stressed. Malt is of toasty and rather full. A big Amber Ale in my opinion.

T-More of the same. Huge kick of squished grapefruit and pine. Definitely very tangy. Spicy and a bit medicinal. Malt is sweet and doughy.

M-Medium bodied. Quite dry and noticeably bitter. Not too easy too drink but the flavor is still cool.

O/D-Much better than my first offering from Third Street Aleworks. Pretty decent beer. Perhaps a bit too rough during some sips but it was worth trying a pint.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 00:50:31 | More by VelvetExtract
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer started off a bit rough on the first few sips. But as I went on, it got better. Hearty and robust with nice thick malt and hop tones combining to give a hearty strong ale presentation. It's a bit too much of a punch in the mouth and not so much a refined ale, but it's still nice enough. The boozy tone could probably stand to be a bit calmer. Another nice production from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 07:21:51 | More by RblWthACoz
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2013 09:21:29 | More by InfernoBoss
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-13-2012 01:39:28 | More by Sammy
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BSW

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-11-2012 02:15:20 | More by BSW
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-26-2013 22:42:37 | More by mc4z
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-22-2014 17:33:10 | More by jaydoc
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Bombay Rouge from Third Street Aleworks
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.