Bombay Grab IPA | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

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83
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109 Ratings
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Bombay Grab IPABombay Grab IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States
vermontbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A big bitter 77 IBU India Pale Ale, spiced with a blend of fragrant Magnum, Simcoe, and Cascade hops. An American IPA receipe designed by our late Brewmaster, Greg Noonan. He said that he wanted this to represent the American style IPAs being brewed by the creative brewers using todays malt and hop varieties.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewpub itself. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy burnt orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing on the glass. The smell started off with some sweet grassy hops rolling over on some semi-sweet citrus hops, definitely playing a subtle low-key effect over some sweet malt. The taste was mainly grassy sweet through the hops.Light underscore of malts to play with the sweetness yet still have enough oomph from the bitterness to show some effect in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I could have again.

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Photo of zotzot
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
2.54/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had at Vermont Pub & Brewery, amber color, clear, with a thin white head.

Maltier aroma, but backbone of bitter and floral hops. Caramel and dough sweetness upfront, bit of pine and floral hops, finishes bitter and wet on the palate.

An old school IPA that was pretty benchmark for the style two decades ago. Not really worth it today, IMO.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on a sampler flight. Served in a 3 ounce glass. The beer had a orange-yellow appearance with a thick ring around the glass, but patchy lacing and thin retention. Pretty good aromas including herbs with hops, pines, and other earthy tones. Taste followed the nose with a medium flavored hop-citrus dynamic that was decent. Mouthfeel included a good carbonation and crispness. Overall, not a bad IPA.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaaaaBeers
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zahara15
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgatort
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tim007007
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bombay Grab IPA from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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