Slipstream (2096) - USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good light IPA. BBC seems to have a light hand with the hops in general; most of their beers are on the malty side. This one is an IPA tho, and it is fully hopped. A "British-inspired" IPA, the label says, with "generous dry-hopping" with Goldings. Floral aroma with some caramel and bread. The taste is like an English IPA, pretty mellow overall, and a good accompaniment to my tofurkey sandwich.
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un verre au Parker Pie. Une bière orangée et sa tête mousseuse qui laisse une dentelle qui n’est pas piquée des vers. Un nez simple mais tout de même efficace de malts caramélisés et d’agrumes. Quelques vapeurs de pêches peuvent être senties ici et là. Des papilles qui relèvent quelques fleurs et quelques flaveurs fruitées. Des céréales maltées qui arrivent ici comme un chien dans un jeu de quilles. Dommage que les éléments houblonnés tombent les uns sur les autres. En bouche, rien de négatif. Le corps, les bulles et la texture marchent main dans la main pour offrir une sensation modestement agréable. La finale est légèrement amère, peu intense et presque incertaine sur les parfums qu’elle tente d’avancer. Tout compte fait, une IPA correcte mais ordinaire.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Average-looking pour, orange-amber. The aroma is a bit fruity, a bit bakery. The drink is a little schizophrenic. There’s some acidity here, but the narrow band of bready malt doesn’t balance very well with it. This grows me as I go, though ... Maybe as more of it sticks to my mouth, it mellows overall. (#4918, 1/16/2013)
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a bomber on Martha’s Vineyard. A nice summer beer. Not over powering but refreshing.
infoman411 (21) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Actually liked this better by bottle than on tap. Unusual as it is I was comparing it with the Rotator Series Falconer IPA today and it paled in comparison and that is the best way to say it.
Appearance: 4.5 out of 5.00 Beautiful unfiltered appearance. Orange / Copper color... Golden hue.
Smell: Aroma of light citrus..
Taste: Not as hoppy as I would have expected. Very low bitterness for an IPA. Malty and frothy on the front with limited IPA taste more of a golden ale. Not hoppy. No alcohol bite. Maybe the English in English IPA comes from the breadiness of this ale.
Mouthfeel: Suprisingly dry. Does not have peppery or hoppy mouthfeel more of a sweetness which almost tastes skunked...
Overall: No major flaws but not the best of BBC. Its adequate and I would rate it well as Berkshire has not done me wrong in the past but this is not their finest product..
Drake (9256) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Darien, CT. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, a faint bit of resin, and toasted, almost nutty malts. The taste is toasted malts, graham crackers, citrus hops, apples. Medium bodied. Decent.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kegs and bottles. I remember freshman year when this was the "special" BBC beer that you rarely saw At parties ’cause it was a little more pricey than their reg lineup. When I drink it these days, I think about how much I didn’t really care what I was injecting beerwise, as long as it wasn’t any kinda BMC product. Not that this particular beer is bad, it’s far from it, but the level it was held to in those early craft beer explorations seems superficial these days. So it goes. Always have a special place in my heart (and liver) for BBC.
Huhzubendah (2726) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled shared by hobbie100. Thanks Richard!
A: Clear and orange, with a half inch of head that leaves a fair amount of lacing around the glass.
S: Hops and various spices
T: Refreshing and clean. This is a quality IPA, though I prefer an IPA to have a bolder hop presence. The spices I noted in the aroma are subtle in the taste, which is good (East Kent Goldings I’ve been told). The beer is slightly bitter, most noticeably in the finish.
M: Good feel. The spicy hop aspect is especially noticeable in the aftertaste. There is a nice, lingering bitter finish that I’m enjoying.
D: Easy to drink, low abv, simple. Good stuff.
Jayb0 (1056) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask: nice cask pull with fairly thick head with lacing and soft mouthfeel. Creamy. Somewhat weakly hopped for even an english IPA, leaving it just slightly sweeter than i would have liked. Still, nice on cask.
JawVer (39) - - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pours copper. Good flavor and aroma without being overpowering-very drinkable IPA.