Boscos Bombay IPA
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 58   ABV: -
4-Time Real Ale Festival Medal Winner
During the 1800’s, when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer being shipped to the Far East always arrived spoiled. To correct this situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative.) The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer. Delicious with seafood and all spicy flavorful foods.
O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 58

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12/26/10. On tap at the Nashville location. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Light but nice citrus aroma with some citrus and pine. Bitter but malty flavor with a touch of citrus, but its quite one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Drank at the Boscos Cool Springs in Franklin, TN. Pour is amber with some dark brown. Nose is spicy hoppy. Not very floral. Seems to be more British in style. Not as intense as many. Oddly enough, I liked it more as I drank more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6745) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Sample at Boscos Squared in Memphis. Gold with copper. Tart citrus aroma. Flavor is similar and is bitter. Perhaps Cascade? There is some light pepper spice, bread, and caramel. Well hopped and a nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Clear orange with no head. Mild citrus hops aroma and an earthy bitterness with a crisp grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Nashville. Deep amber in color with a nice lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and resinous and citrusy hops. Not terribly hoppy, but for a British IPA that’s acceptable. Flavor is good and balanced. Caramel and toffee malt notes as well as citrusy and resinous hops. A little pine. Medium-full bodied with some hop oils on the palate. A pretty solid British IPA overall. Surprisingly good for a random brewpub in Nashville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Would have made the sea journey from Britain to India. Bitter (Boscos says at IPU around 58) but balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
On tap at Memphis brewpub. Pours clear dark gold with white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, and some caramel malts. Flavor is bitter hops, crystal malt and some citrus. Finishes bitter. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Draft at the brewpub in Hillsboro Village, Nashville. Pours a clear gold with a small-to-medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, caramel, malt. Flavor follows suit and is well-balanced, sweet, and bitter. Light bodied, with a bitter finish. Pretty average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draft at Nashville location. Small off-white head, transparent body with no visible carbonation, fair amount of lacing, and a yellow-gold hue. The aroma was pine and citrus hops and some malt. The flavor was pine and citrus hops, sweet malt, and mildly bitter tasting. The mouthfeel was lightly tingly and this beer was light-medium bodied. An easy to drink IPA since it was not overly hoppy tasting and one of the few beers that I enjoyed at this establishment.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2009
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated dark orange colored body. The weak aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was strongly tingly at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of hops caramel and orange peel. An OK brew just nothing special.

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