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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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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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.

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