Boscos Bombay IPA
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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 the situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative in beer). The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer. (O.G. 1.062 IBUs-50)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mountainforest (130) - 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 (2209) - 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 (5867) - 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 (3921) - 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 (4887) - Fort Wayne, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLButler08 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
I had this on tap in Memphis at the brewery. It was clear golden amber color. The hop aroma was not as strong as I would have expected from an IPA. It is very bitter and not balanced for what a IPA should be. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, a hint of crystal, and nice sweet citrus hops. Flavor is caramel, crystal malts, and a bitter sweet citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at the brewery in Franklin. Spicy hop aroma. Sticky hop oils,spicy hop flavor, slightly soapy. A bit sweet of a finish. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Hoppy aroma. Watery, shallow, slightly malty. Dull and boringish. Not too exciting and probably wouldn’t get it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 Cask pour is clear orange with the creamy looking head. Aroma is oranges. Tastes the same, sometimes I feel that cask takes away flavor and trades it for body. This didn’t seem very hoppy at all. But there was enough bitterness to balance the malt. ........ Sampled at Franklin location. Not cask. Clea gold, creamy white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, pine needles, floral hop. Taste is decently bitter, resin and herb.

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