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Bombay Pale Ale - Nørrebro Bryghus

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ToolHead on 02-06-2004

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Photo of baybum
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of Crosling
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

..Draught at Nørrebro Brewhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark. Looks great, but weak in flavor and aroma and a couple flaws as well. My friend and I both agreed that this was their weakest beer. Their was a strange sourness and tightness and it lacked hops.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Orange/yellow colour with once finger of bubbly white head that quickly disappeared.

S - Some bitterness up front with floral notes and a slight sweetness from the malts. Overall nose is similar to that of a European lager like Heineken or Stella.

T - Tastes like a rich man's Heineken. Slight bitterness of the hops is dominant flavour - tastes like a typical European lager. A slightly sweet caramel malt backbone is present as well. As I drink it a slight hop bite becomes the prominent taste, similar to that of a pilsener. This is a very disjointed beer. I don't see how this can be called an IPA. The hops are noticeable but are crisp like a pils not robust like an IPA. And the malts are noticeable but not prominent enough. This is quite confusing...

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

D - Not all that anjoyable. Did not taste like a pale ale to me. More like a Pilsener or European lager. I would not buy this again.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Josh2222
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows caramel, toffee and butterscotch with soft spicy and floral hops underneath. Very malty. Old bottle perhaps? Still well within BB....
Similar flavours, very malty, lots of toffee and honey. Once again, only a hint of spicy hops. Too sweet, practically no bitterness.
Could use more carbonation.
Not a bad beer, but nothing like an IPA.... No hops, no bitterness.

Photo of Poupae
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Sigmund
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

600 ml brown bottle, ABV is 6.5%. Deep golden colour, decent head. Nice hoppy aroma, hints of grapefruit, but also some "dusty" (Goldings?) notes. Flavour is relatively sweet (too sweet?) with alcoholic notes, but there’s also a substantial hoppy bitterness, which the style requires. Not very easily drinkable.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared with two friends on a picnic rug, New Year's Eve 2011/12.

Pours a burnished amber colour with steady bead feeding off-white fluffy head, with nice sticky lace and good retention. Looks nice.

Smells a bit fruity and sweet. Brown sugar is noticeable, with pineapple, touch of banana and pear. Hint of clove at the back; all smells a bit sweet, maybe aged badly? Needs more tang to cut through.

Taste is similar with lots of fruit upfront: caramelised pineapple, pear and rockmelon that gets some tang and spice midway, resiny and woody bitterness that lasts to the finish. A bit sharp late, with a bit of acid pull and earthy, aniseedy spice late. OK but a bit off-kilter.

Frothy and mildly sticky feel. Not bad.

A bit off-balance in key parts, but pleasant enough drinking.

Photo of DrJay
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of northyorksammy. Thanks!
Nice clarity, medium amber/orange colour with a short, off-white cap that showed great head retention. A fair amount of lacing clung to the glass too, at least for the first half glass. Light aroma, notes of grassy and herbal hops, a bit of citrus, caramel and toasted malts, very English in character and nicely balanced. The flavour was a little lackluster and muted in character, nothing really wrong with it though. A bit of malt sweetness, mild bitterness and hops, light citrus and grass with a hint of spice and alcohol in the finish. The texture was alright, a bit heavier than expected, but the low carbonation made for an easy drinking beer.

Photo of shamus
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super-duper carbonation. Crammed with tiny bubbles and a quckly vanishing head. a lovely amber colour. Nice scent. Sandalwood, citrus, lot's of sandalwood. A bit artificial smelling in that but pleasant still. Tastes as it smells. Smooth. Not really pale ale. I guess the incense dipped flavour is the Bombay part. It's ok but way over-priced for what it is. nice label but a one time date. Sorry girl.

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of cyrenaica
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600ml bottle
6.5% ABV
I tried this beer on May 13, 2011 at "Smokeless Joe" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a trancluscent gold colour with orange hues. and a thin off-white head. The aroma was pine, weak citrus, and grainy malts. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is slighty sweet, malty, with citrus and toffee. The finish is bitter.

Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mintjellie
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant orange colour capped by off-white foam that doesn't stick around, or stick to the walls of my glass. Delicate wildflower hop aroma with a hint of honey. Perhaps too delicate though - you really have to work to pick it up. Lovely malt flavour shows toast and honey, there's a nice orange flavour that I'm not sure is ester or hop in nature, but leafy bitterness is definately of the humulus variety. There's a light butteriness to it that enhances the flavour rather than detracting from it. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Feels soft, creamy, and smooth in the mouth. This is a decent and tasty beer that could be very good if the aroma were a little more forward.

Photo of heebes
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600 ml bottle.
Part of the Norrebro brewery feature.

Pours a clear golden amber with red hues. Two finger off white foamy head recedes quickly. Nose is huge, light fruits, plum, caramel malt, citrus hops. Taste is mild representation of the smell; a well balanced malt profile with faint hop presence. A sort of earthy undertone. Medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. Decent drinkability, refreshing to try once.
I'll agree with the sediments below, fits more of an English Pale profile.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light bitter malt with nice lightly sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is very nice and easily quaffable with great notes of lightly sweet caramel malt with earthy and bitter hops which provide a nice balance. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well brewed and easily drinkable.

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

LCBO acquisition. Pours light lagerish colour and its lacey. Neutral aromas. Easy smooth mouthfeel, a little bitter this would be more refreshing on a hot summer day. Understated grassy bitterness. An English style "india pale ale". Boozy finish. Don't expect lots of hop flavour.

Photo of smcreator
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark golden color with no lacing and no sustained head, but this is typical of an IPA.
S: The beer smelled okay, but after breathing it in for a short time you can detect the alcohol. I prefer to smell finer ingredients in the beer, not the byproduct of they yeast.
T: The taste was actually a nice surprise since the alcohol smell was high. The taste was clean and direct. Fairly well balanced.
M: The beer goes in smooth but finishes with medium carbonation, however it does not coat your mouth with film.
D: Good IPA to drink on a normal night.

Photo of bobsy
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich orange with a small white head that soon fizzes out to a collar, leaving a few lonely spots of lace behind. A touch of marmelade in the nose, but mostly toasty malt and caramel. Could be a bit better for $8 a bottle. Flavour is relatively decent with some nice floral and marmelade notes, boucing off a caramel malt body with echoes of earth and pepper. Not too shabby for the style. The body has a nice creamy fullness to it, and is perhaps the highlight of the whole beer.

A very drinkable effort from Norrebro, but it suffers in light of its price tag, as an equally good brew could probably be had for significantly less. Still, a very decent Danish IPA!

Photo of MadScientist
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A light copper colored beer with good clarity and little head.

S: Lots and f English malt with caramel dominating backed by biscuit and toast. The is a moderate earthy hops aroma with a light orange aroma from the yeast.

T: The taste matches the noise with a decent hops balance and a fairly strong malt character. The balance is slightly towards the bitter. The hops are earthy with a. Slight floral hint. The fermentation adds some orange and slight citrus. The finish is off dry and the aftertaste is a moderately lingering bitterness.

M: medium full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: a pretty good English IPA with a good malt hops balance. I wouldn't hunt this one down but if you can't find a big bitter American IPA this will do well.

Photo of banker
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has a pleasing pale yellow-gold color with not much of a head. Faint hoppy nose to it, seemed weak for the style.

There is a quick bitter floral hoppiness with the first taste but it fades somewhat quickly. It is a very drinkable beer but it just seems somewhat lacking in the hop department. That said it is a huge improvement over most india pale ales in this region. Worth a shot.

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Bombay Pale Ale from Nørrebro Bryghus
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