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Durham Bombay 106

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Brewed by Durham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Durham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very pale Maris Otter Malt and traditional English Goldings hops replicate the original pale bitter. Bitterness is robust but well rounded with a spicy peppery finish and heady alcohol esters.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
29.5.2014. Taste is a bit grapefruity, piny, combined with some elements of british bitter. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (466) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Aromat: ziołowo-trawiaste aromaty chmielowe i słodowo - karmelowa (lekko w tle) baza Smak: lekko cierpkie, ziołowe, goryczka solidna, zdecydowanie klasycznie europejska, w tle lekkie owocowe smaczki i delikatna cytrusowość. Bardzo przyjemna English IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
6th Feb 2015: 3rd Belgian Beer Board bottle exchange at De Bierboom (Brugge). Shared bottle. Pale golden pour with a white topping. Nice blend in both the nose and taste, both malts and hops combining to give a good bitter and refreshing feel to the brew. Mild citrus notes are equalled out by a spicy and fruitiness below the surface. Nice, the alcohol level suited the flavours and although high for a UK IPA I thought it an interesting and delightful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 English-style IPA (glad those are still around as well, among all those - lovely - American interpretations), my first beer from this particular county. Stubby, very English 50 cl bottle. This bottle has apparently been lying down, as the neck contained a fair amount of a substance looking a lot like ’mud’ (probably dead yeast and proteins)... A bit off-putting I must say, but anyway. Cloudy peach blonde with more bits of this ’mud’ floating around; thick, regular, lightly yellowish white, creamy, stable head. A whole basket of ripe fruit in the nose, cantaloupe, orange, strawberry, overripe pear, lemon, pineapple, and impressions of limoncello, yoghurt, hay, tonic water, aspirin, vanilla. Crisp onset, sharpish carbonation, vivid fruitiness but more dry than I had expected, yeasty, minerally, bready with a grainy and smooth pale maltiness underneath, hop bitterness setting in early and increasing in the finish, explicitly bitter like grapefruit or even tonic water, leafy, very earthy and spicy, very long, tingling, with some malt sweetness underlying it and a hint of warming, gin-like alcohol. This is great for hop lovers, very quenching and appetizing, in which the Goldings hops shine in all their glory. Interesting indeed, as I mostly had citrussy, American hops in my IPAs lately.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (423) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
A nice clean and crisp IPA. With a lovely bitterness and gorgeous amorma. Good, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (361) - - JAN 19, 2015
Sampled from a bottle purchased from the brewery. Pale golden colour with quite a heavy sediment, but pours to produce a very clear beer in the glass. Malty and hoppy aromas. A classic English-style pale ale, with plenty of alcoholic strength to give backbone to the traditional flavours. Earthy and slightly fruity, with the mildest hint of oranges and lemons. A really excellent pale ale, very much to my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1136) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Pale amber body with white head. Aroma is ripe fruits some citrus and some alcohol and biscuits. Taste is malts with honey and some almonds? Aftertaste is bitter balanced by som malts. Nice traditional Ipa

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6633) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas are soapy, lemon, biscuit. Taste is dry, lots of hop resin, buy in a very British way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a generous fluffy head. Nose - biscuits and slight butterscotch. Taste - much more than the nose. Biscuits, maybe ginger biscuits in fact, and apples. Palate - medium bodied with a dry crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yeah, it got better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle split at Rilesters pad, thanks Steve you inappropriate pervert, 31/10/14. Very lightly hazed golden with a big old white head. Nose is pale malts, light hop presence, citric rinds, straw, bitter orange. Taste comprises more pale malts, caramel, earthy, fruit rinds, bread dough, citrics. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy bitterness. Ok pale, English IPA - or English pale ale, wouldn’t have classed this one as an IPA myself, doesn’t deliver enough in the way of hops to justify this!


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