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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful coppery color. Very hoppy and quite bitter. Citrus tang and grapefruit peel bitterness. It really does taste of grapefruit. Lovely sudsy mouthfeel. Malty body and a kiss of sweetness. Really an interesting IPA with a big dose of hops.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MasterSki
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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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3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from BevMo. dark amber, opaque. Tiny ring of head. Sweet malty aroma. Malts follow through to the taste also, taking a more bitter tone. Some earthy tobacco and leathery notes. Metallic, bitter on the tongue, but fades.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cherche
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

tastes much more like a malty amber ale than a red IPA to me.

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FosterJM
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1191st Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

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. 

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Bombay Rouge from Third Street Aleworks
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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