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An American standard, BBC APA is a full bodied and heavily hopped American Ale. It is copper in color and brewed with a blend of pale and crystal malts, balancing the citrus and pine flavors from large doses of American and English hops to create a very drinkable, hoppy ale. BBC APA is a hophead’s dream!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2004
(Cincinnati airport) medium amber with off white head. Pine hops aroma. Floral hops flavor with a decent malt backbone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
After already a long day of travel originating in St. Petersburg, Russia, I missed my connection from Cincinnati to Minneapolis so I was forced to wait an extra hour and a half for the next flight. This inconvenience turned into a blessing when I spotted the Bluegrass Brewing Company at the other end of the large terminal waiting room. Although I was rather sick, having caught a nasty cold during my travels, I figured I couldn't pass up an opportunity to rate my first beer from the state of Kentucky. I was glad I did. Fruity and hoppy aroma; really nice. Average sized, tan head. Reddish amber in color and excellent lace!! Sparse, but present carbonation. Head is mostly dissipating. It was good to be back in the USA! Very good; the IBU's have to be up there. Sweet enough to offset the substantial bitterness, yet with a chalky dryness seen in some stouts. Won Best in Show APA at the '99 Real Ale Fest, and I can see why. This is almost overwhelmingly hoppy and I am definitely a hophead. Worth your while.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 (Bottle) Pours an golden amber body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, and some vomit. Flavor of pine, grass, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Nice deep amber body under an ample rocky off-white head. Ample carbonation, nice lacing. Dusty, wet peat aroma. Roasted caramel malt start with a bitter hop finish. The hops have a stale taste to them, while the middle has some cardboard notes. Mine says it's best before 09/03, possibly explaining the unfresh flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Clear light crimson orange in color with a bubbly thickly puffed off-white head about a finger high, substains on top for a good while barely noticed how it got down a thick haze, which stayed present the whole glass and sticky lace in various stringy thicknesses. Nice smell of dry hop leafs lending a good woody dry pineyness, quite dry like kindling with a nice toasty malt backing and some dulled sweetness as well. Taste has a nice smooth, easy soft malted front, middle constitutes the dry hop profile with a nice drying leafy/woodyness and a clean bittering bite thats a touch piney but mostly dry and woody all the way into the finish where it finishes with lingering dryness and some toasted malty grains left on the palate. Has a little touch of burntness to its backing as well near the finish. Medium body feel with a pretty solid carbonation thats a bit harsh, like my pales a bit smoother then this, but this isn't bad at all, a decent pale all around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Not too much aroma, good hop flavor throughout. Not quite as big as I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Clean and crisp. Yelllowish orange, with a small white head. Hops dominate, but a little malt, solidly in the back ground. Thin bodied, which seems to be a positive in this beer. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
I go from one of my favorite beer styles to one of my least favorite beer styles. This one poured a small sized tan rocky head with fine-small sized bubbles. The body of this beer was cloudy with carbonation observed and a copper hue. The nose was malty and hoppy and the flavor was very, very bitter and it left a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel was very tingly, medium bodied and a dry texture. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 22, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting very light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a transparent softly carbonated light brown colored body behind. The aroma is kind of flowerey mixed with dough. The mouthfeel is very biting, bitter and full of hop flavor. A strong APA for those that like them.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Not a bad Pale Ale. Tasted a little bitter (hoppy) and reminded me more of an IPA. Decent body and character. Not a bad beer for someone who wants something with taste.


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