Bombay Rouge | Third Street Aleworks

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Bombay RougeBombay Rouge

Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sometimes called a “Red IPA”, Bombay Rouge combines the deep red color of a substantially malty ale with an IPA hopping profile. The combination creates a unique West Coast drinking experience.

Added by xhcadamx on 05-26-2009

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5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Red and dark copper with no head or lacing.

S - Intense grapefruit, and citrus hops this stuff smacks you in the face. In the background is carmel malt

T - the most intense grapefruit presence ever witnessed! It's like chewing on a grapefruit rind. WOW. The carmel malt background is there and takes this beer to the next level.

M - thick and chewy

D - I wish I didn't get hoppy beer hangovers but I do. Otherwise this beer would be an all day event for me.

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4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Translucet ruby red with a bit of brown and a foamy light tan head.

S: Sweet nectary mango and tangerine, some banana, some tropical fruit in the nose.

T: Tropical fruit, mango, pine, bitter citrus peel, but very light on the bitterness. Delicious!

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: This really isn't an American Strong Ale. It's an Amber Ale/Red IPA/IPA. It's deliciously hoppy. I love the tropical fruit.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap Room in the Coddingtown Whole Foods in Santa Rosa.

A: Dark red, amber color. Nice thick head, about an inch thick. Great lacing.

S: Floral, citrus notes. The pine is definitely prominent. There is a nice caramel backbone to the scent that you only get with red ales.

T: This is considered an Imperial Red Ale and it lives up to it. The hops are strong, but you still get the base amber ale. It is not lost in bitterness.

M: Thick. The Hoppy pine resin completely coats your palate.

O: Who does Third Street Aleworks think they are? This is delicious. Until now, I have never thought anything they made was great. Solid was the best they could achieve, but this knocked it out of the park.

Side note: They are currently out at the brewpub, but the Whole Foods had it. I found that amusing.

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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a 10oz pint-style glass.

A - Filled in the brim. Hazy partial cap, and leaves behind spotty lace when consumed. Hazy red-brown body.

S - This is pretty damn hoppy. Dank, grapefruit, candied citrus, and a burnt sugar amber-style backbone. Reminds me of Nugget Nectar.

T - Taste is a little more balanced, with a bit more brown sugar, but there's still a ton of ripe grapefruit. There's a hint of alcohol in the finish when it warms up, mixed in with the some fairly intense bitterness.

M - Super dry finish, slightly gritty body, medium body, and medium zesty carbonation.

D - If I hadn't had a big lunch this would probably have been easier to finish. I think I liked this more than 547 Haight St this year - if it weren't a little bit ugly it would have scored a little bit better.

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Bombay Rouge from Third Street Aleworks
3.96 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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